Mysore style is traditional Ashtanga yoga, taught in India by the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois. It is a unique class where you will practice a set sequence of postures at your own pace while a teacher gives you individual guidance and adjustments. As you progress through the series you will receive new postures. For all levels from beginners to advanced. It’s a wonderful way to learn a meditative personal practice.
Counted Primary Series taught in the traditional format where the teacher calls out the posture names and counts the breaths to encourage a seamless meditative flow. The class is steady paced with minimal alignment instructions given, so some familiarity with the Primary Series is recommended. This is a great compliment to your Mysore practice.
This is an introduction to the traditional method of Ashtanga yoga. You will be introduced to key concepts of Tristana and the beginning sequence of the Primary Series. This will slowly ease you into the Mysore style. Suitable for students of all levels, complete beginners or more advanced practitioners wanting to learn about the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga.
YIN YOGA & MEDITATION
This class draws on knowledge from Indian Hatha poses, Chinese medicine theory, as well as of Buddhist mindfulness meditation to work on balancing the mind and body. Holding shapes for long periods of time that stress the connective tissues and redirect energy to vital organs. Encouraging surrender, softening and release. Yin yoga complements a fast and energetic Ashtanga yoga or other Yang styles.
BOOK CLUB MEDITATION
Have you ever been interested in learning meditation? In these open sessions a group will gather weekly to do a reading from various philosophical texts. This will open up a discussion and end on a group meditation practice. Gain qualities of focus, calmness, clarity, and insight for your creative processes in your daily lives. These sessions are open to all, no previous experience necessary. Donation (R20)
Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role. Whether you’re a beginner, or an advanced yogi Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels.
JIVAMUKTI SPIRITUAL WARRIOR / Busy people
Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have 45min or an hour to practice. The structure is a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. Classes are for all levels.
**JIVAMUKTI BASICS COURSE
In this 4 week course you will explore the foundation and fundamental principals of yoga asana practice. Focusing on proper alignment, the student will gain detailed instruction of how to safely execute and modify each posture to suit oneʼs individual body. This course is designed for Absolute beginners as well as experienced practitioners interested in going deeper into the fundamentals of yoga asana. ** Book for next course 06 – 27 AUG
Developed by experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. Incorporating asanas, vinyasa, pranayama and meditation. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation, which links yoga postures in sequence with breath. This style is from Krishnamacharya lineage, teacher to three of the most influential yoga teachers – Pattabhi Jois, Iyengar and Desikachar.
Working as a team, we’ll cultivate trust, strength, stability and flexibility through partner asana, and partner strength and inversion drills. Then we’ll take it to the air with an acrobatic flying sequence. A playful, safe, supportive environment will empower the whole room to be upside down and connect to their joy. No partner necessary. No experience necessary.