Gentle Flow Yoga
A beginner level class that is slow paced and easy to follow. Gentle Flow blends slow vinyasa, deep stretches and standing balance poses to awaken the body and clear out stagnant energy. All levels are welcome.
The word "Hatha" is both the umbrella term for all physical practices of yoga and the yoga of opposing energies, "ha" (SUN), and "tha" (MOON). Honoring both common usages, David Bowan teaches Classical Hatha Yoga - a balanced mind-body-breath (Pranayama) practice, and draws on the wisdom from the many rich lineages of yoga asana. The Rise + Shine morning class, and the evening Vinyasa offer a traditional blend of breath guided sun salutations, as well as held postures(yin), and dynamic postures (power yoga).
Stretch & Restore
With focus on the breath, we move through gentle transitions to open the body and nourish the spine. Our restorative postures incorporate bolsters, blankets, and blocks to ensure absolute comfort in each pose. Yin style postures focus on slowly and gently exercising the connective tissue that surrounds the joints in the body, releasing tension and increasing flexibility. Slow Restorative Yoga is beneficial to balance a more active practice or decompress after a stressful day. All levels are welcome.
Deep Power Flow
Designed after The Barkan Method style of Yoga, this 90 minute session begins with traditional Ujjayi Pranayama and moves through a series of sun salutations, followed by two sets of standing postures working on strength and flexibility, and closing with a restorative floor sequence that works on either spine flexibility, hip openers, or chest openers. A final savasana of 5 – 10 minutes allows students the time to completely surrender, rest and meditate.
This class begins with a gentle warm up and stretch, inviting deeper breath into the body and transforms into a steady, creative flow. In amongst sun salutations, you will find deep hip openers, and standing balances to build strength and flexibility. Be prepared for a challenge of steady movement and enjoy the buzz of energy at the end of practice when the movements wind down and prepare you for your final savasana.
This class will begin with a sun salutation warm up, and will move right into different focused areas of the body (arms, core, legs, glutes) with high intensity cardio bursts for a maximum calorie burning effect. You will recognise many of the postures from our other classes, but they will be amplified with the use of some fun, new props like resistant band loops and free weights, adding a new challenge to the traditional yoga class. Music up and focus and sweat on!
Movement & Mobility
A 60-minute practice to help improve range of motion and neuromuscular communication within the body. We will explore multi-dimensional and multi-plane movement patterns that go beyond the typical yoga postures. Yoga principles such as breath work and the use of bandhas will be incorporated, however no prior yoga experience required. The class is aimed at helping participants move better with more awareness, and work on mobility, decompression, stability as well as flexibility.
Intermediate level, beginners welcome.