Yoga is a 5000 year old system of health. Many forms of Yoga have evolved over the years, but we prefer to teach the more traditional eastern forms which help relax the mind and balance the emotions, as well taking care of the physical body.
The main system we draw from is Sivananda Hatha Yoga. Sivananda Yoga aims to retain the vitality of the person, slow the ageing process and decrease the chance of disease. A typical class will consist of meditation (dhyana), breathing exercises (pranayama), flowing movement (vinyasa), steady poses (asanas) and relaxation (savasana). Techniques from Ashtanga, Kundalini and Restorative Yoga are also brought in to help deepen the practice, depending on the physical and energetic needs of the students.
After practice, students report feeling calmer, more energised, more able to focus. Posture and balance improve, aches and pains diminish, even the processes of digestion and circulation get better. The body becomes more flexible, stronger, leaner and toned. The mind becomes more peaceful, the emotions more balanced. Improvements have been reported in back pain, arthritis, panic attacks, obesity, high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia and depression.