Classes: Basic


Duration: 60 minutes

Pose Complexity: ★★☆☆☆

Pace: ★★☆☆☆

Physical Intensity: ★★☆☆☆ 

A slow paced practice focusing on longer holding of Yoga postures or Asanas, with the intention of toning, stretching and conditioning the physical body.

Class sequencing may also  include breathing work, sun salutations and guided relaxation.

Expect a warming and mindful practice of movement and stillness, strengthening and stretching.

Because of the slower pace, you can also expect more detailed alignment cues, adjustments and guidance from the teacher. This makes the class ideal as a starting point for beginners.

Suitable for:

  • All levels of experience seeking a slower paced practice with more foundational poses.
  • Currently in recovery from illness and/or injuries
  • Coming back to the practice after a long period of inactivity
  • Beginners seeking more alignment cues, adjustments, guidance and attention

Classes: Essential


Duration: 60 minutes

Pose Complexity: ★★★☆☆

Pace: ★★★☆☆

Physical Intensity: ★★★☆☆

This is the signature class of the School of Yoga, sequenced around a School-wide theme that changes weekly affording the participant a structured and consistent platform for achieving mastery of their practice, one pose at a time.

A peak pose is chosen every week to be worked on based on the weekly Theme, with each teacher in the School contributing his or her particular sequence that leads the participant gradually and intelligently into the safe and effective exploration of the pose.

For participants who are not yet ready for the full expression of the peak pose, preparatory or modified variations will be demonstrated, and for those ready to take it a step further, a harder option will also be offered to challenge and motivate.

Suitable for:

  • All levels of experience seeking a moderate paced practice with more variety of poses that begin to challenge your strength and flexibility.
  • No special pre-requisites are required to join the class, although if you are new to yoga it is recommended that you have a few month’s experience attending Foundation classes prior to starting Essential classes.

Classes: Intermediate


Duration: 75 minutes

Pose Complexity: ★★★★☆

Pace: ★★★☆☆

Physical Intensity: ★★★☆☆

A seventy-five minute  duration class that is a level up in intensity and complexity from the Essential class, but follows the same principles of being sequenced and themed around a weekly peak pose.

The peak pose chosen for each week will be an intermediate cousin of the pose practiced in the Essential class. It will have more requirements in terms of strength, flexibility and skill.

As such, although options will still be given to make the class accessible to various levels of proficiency, it is recommended that you have at least a few months consistent attendance in Essential classes before you join Intermediates.

Suitable for:

  • It is recommended that you have at least six month’s experience attending Foundation, Intermediate and Flow classes prior to starting Intermediate classes.

Classes: Flow


Duration: 60 minutes

Pose Complexity: Multi-level

Pace: ★★★★☆

Physical Intensity: ★★★☆☆

A fast paced practice focusing on beautiful and complex transitions from pose to pose, within the framework of strong and steady breathing.

Poses and transitions vary in complexity from basic to advanced, and options are given during the practice to suit the proficiency and fitness level of the participant. As such, flow classes are a multi-level practice where beginners practice alongside their intermediate counterparts and all benefit from this beautiful synergy, inspiring and motivating each other.

Suitable for:

  • All levels of experience seeking a faster paced practice.
  • Because of the flowing pace of this class, there is little or no time for detailed teaching guidance or explanations and the expectation is that you already have a good foundational practice in place and are familiar with the poses.
  • Flow classes are sequenced incorporating the peak poses practiced in the previous week’s Essential and Intermediate classes. This means to get the most out of the Flow class, you are ideally also attending the aforementioned classes regularly to compliment your overall practice.

Classes: Core


Duration: 60 minutes

Pose Complexity: ★★☆☆☆

Pace: ★★★☆☆

Physical Intensity: ★★★★☆ 

Don’t think of the core as just the superficial muscles on your belly.

It is a girth of power and strength encircling your spine that includes the deeper support muscles. Then there are the supporting muscles in pelvic floor and hip flexors and your powerful back muscles.

Core classes support the work of our weekly peak pose exploration by understanding the role these powerful muscles play in achieving lightness and effortlessness in the poses.

Expect a practice that incorporates strengthening exercises, functional movements and elements of calisthenics, pilates and yoga asanas in this physically intense practice focused on strength and conditioning.

 

Suitable for:

  • All levels of experience seeking a physically intense workout.
  • Preparation and conditioning for inversions and arm balancing.
  • Overall improvement of posture and movement.

Classes: Stretch


Duration: 60 minutes

Pose Complexity: ★☆☆☆☆

Pace: ★☆☆☆☆

Physical Intensity: ★☆☆☆☆ 

A Relaxation and Stretch based Restorative practice of gentle floor based holding of postures.

Stretch classes might include meditation, breathing work and Myofascial Release, designed to open the body, release tensions and stiffness and increase range of motion. The quiet and gentle practice of holding postures for a long duration also has a therapeutic effect on the mind, calming the mental noise and stress and improving quality of sleep. It is an accessable practice suitable for all levels, from absolute beginner to intermediate yogi.

The theme of each stretch class relates to the weekly work in that the class will be structured to release tension and increase mobility with regards to key areas of the body relevant to the peak pose.

Suitable for:

  • All levels of experience seeking a slow,  restorative practice.
  • Currently in recovery from illness and/or injuries
  • Coming back to the practice after a long period of inactivity
  • Winding down after a prior intense class
  • De-stressing, de-compressing, resetting.

Classes: Meditation


Duration: 60 minutes

Pose Complexity: ★☆☆☆☆

Pace: ★☆☆☆☆

Physical Intensity: ★☆☆☆☆ 

Meditation classes are free to attend if you have a class package with us.

Meditation or Dhyana, is described by the Sage Patanjali as the state of Un-interrupted Flow of Awareness. It is a calm and peaceful attainment that is uninterrupted by mental fluctuations.

The commonly understood practice of Meditation is actually the employment of Dharana or concentration techniques that seek to bring the mind to this state.

One need not be in a seated lotus with eyes closed, alone in a cave in the Himalayas to achieve a level of meditation, chances are you might have already experienced this state to some degree at certain times in your life.

You might have become so absorbed, for example, in your Yoga Asana practice that the postures and movements seem to arrive naturally and with spontaneity. You become a passive witness to the unfolding of your body movements, breath blending with movement blending with your focus to form a beautiful state of Flow. You lose your concerns and worries and all that remains is the blissful Nowness of the practice.

Your sincere and consistent yoga practice, therefore, is one of the easiest ways of getting your first taste of Meditation.

Chances are that having that experience will lead you to pursue more avenues of deepening that Calm and peaceful state of Union.

This is where Meditation and Pranayama comes in.

In this class we will focus solely on yogic practices that calm the mind and improve concentration. Specifically it will be the practice of Pranayama or breathing work, Trataka or visual concentration, Mudra or gestures, Bandha or locking, Nidra or conscious relaxation, and Mantra or sound, all focused on increasing your chances of a successful meditation practice.

When the mind is prepared we begin the second part of the class with the meditation proper, and the practice will be an awareness based technique focused on the breath.

Attend this peaceful class as a natural compliment to your yoga practice and experience how it will change your life.

 

 

 

Suitable for:

  • All levels of practice seeking a deepening of the physical practice with an exploration of its mental counterpart.
  • Improvement of concentration and focus.
  • Working through grief and depression.
  • Relief from stress, tension and anxiety.
  • Realization of Self and Purpose.