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No matter what style of yoga you choose to practice, you will definitely see improvements in many areas of your health in very short time. By practicing regularly, you can:


Now that you know some of the benefits of doing yoga, see below our list of yoga styles:

Hatha Flow


Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) and it is a slow pace with holds on most of the asanas to build up endurance, patience and strong will alongside with a positive mindset. In most cases, it will be relatively gentle, slow and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer. It can vary a lot, so it is a good idea to join the classes regularly to get all the benefits as we can bring offer some variations.

Vinyasa Flow / Dynamic Flow


In Vinyasa Flow, the movement is coordinated with your breath and movement to flow from one pose to another. Many types of yoga can also be considered Vinyasa flows such as Ashtanga, power yoga, and prana. Vinyasa styles can vary depending on the teacher, and there can be many different types of poses in different sequences. I personally teach an alignment-based style of vinyasa and choreograph new flows every time, but I also like to hold some of the poses a bit longer after warming up. So, expect to sweat, move and have fun from the start till the end.

Ashtanga Sadhana Flow


Ashtanga Sadhana is an unique style of yoga that was created in Brazil by master DeRose and it's structured with techniques to provide tranquility, openness and allowing you to be present in the moment during your practice, increases vitality, body and breathing conscience. You can expect a mix of Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasas style with no asanas repetition and depending on the class planning, some long holds as well. The practice also includes techniques for flexibility, stretching, strengthening your physical body, emotional reprogramming and slowing down your brain-waves so that you can dive in deeper or develop your meditation practice.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for longer periods and it is a great yoga class for beginners, as postures can be held for a period of time from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. The purpose of Yin yoga is to apply moderate stress to the connective tissues - such as the ligaments, tendons and fascia - rather than focusing on the muscles, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement. Yin can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace. The classes are relaxed, as you're supposed to let gravity do most of the work.
No experience is needed to practice this style.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga focuses on winding down after a long day and slowing down your mind. It is a gentle, relaxing, passive style that allows students to relax and release the body into a gentle stretch that is held for as long as 10 minutes.
As this style focuses on body relaxation, you spend more time in fewer postures throughout the class with less movements to not disturb the serene mind and sooth the spine. Many of the poses are modified to be easier and more relaxing. Like Iyengar, many props are used and are placed just right such as blankets, bolsters, and eye pillows. All of the props are there to help you sink deeper into relaxation. Restorative yoga also helps to cleanse and free your mind. No experience is needed to practice this style.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility. It is carefully adapted for "moms to be" and is tailored to pregnant in all trimesters. This style is one of the best types of practice for expectant moms because of the pelvic floor work, focus on and developing a proper breathing, and bonding with the growing baby; prenatal yoga also helps mothers prepare for labor and delivery as they learn many relaxation techniques through the practice.

Mum& Baby With Massage

Mom and baby yoga is a great way to bond with your newborn baby while getting back in shape. A typical mum and baby yoga class focuses on re-building core strength after those 9 months of changings. Many of the yoga poses involve the core area which helps to tone these muscles and restore strength after pregnancy. Your core involves rectus abdomens, obliques, transverse, pelvic floor muscles and glutes. The great part of this class is that you will provide a relaxing but stimulated massage to your baby in the end of the classes.
They all love it.

Sound Bath Yoga Nidra


Pilates

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well. It is a great system of exercises that is typically performed on the floor with a cushioned mat or with the use of specialized apparatus and aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles and especially the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen, lower back, pelvic floor muscles and glutes as well as bringing balance for the pelvic bones and spine to enhance your body as a whole.
If you’ve wanted to try Pilates classes but something has been holding you back, now’s your time to sign up for your first one. Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body, no matter what your fitness background. You’ll improve your posture, focus on bodily alignment, and get one heck of a core workout.

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