Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—three to five minutes or more per pose is typical. Its teaching in the Western world, beginning in the late 70s, was founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Yin-style yoga is now being taught across North America and in Europe, in large part due to the teaching activities of Yin yoga teachers and developers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. As a more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to life a universal, interconnecting quality.
Ashtanga Vinyasa is an ancient breathing and movement system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This ancient text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927.
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is the original way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. The class is not “led” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the fixed Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace. The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction.
Each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability. Newer and beginner students tend to have a much shorter practice than do those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional asanas are given to the student one by one. The sense of the word “given” in this context comes from how the practice is taught in India, where a yoga practice is something that a teacher gives to a student as a spiritual practice. In general, the next asana in the sequence should be added/taught/learned only after obtaining stability in one’s last asana. Traditionally, practice takes place every day except for Saturdays and full & new moon days which occur about twice monthly.
In Kundalini Yoga, we are working to release energy. In doing so, we have to avoid the mistake of focusing too much on the physical aspect of posture. If we become preoccupied by what our bodies can do, the flow of energy becomes restricted. Therefore we start by accepting and enjoying what we are able to do at each moment with joy and love. In Kundalini Yoga, we are always improving and refining ourselves. Just relax and enjoy the process rather than looking to the outcome.
Kundalini Yoga is a supreme technology to awaken your awareness and take you into your original Self. It is a natural unfolding of your own nature. It teaches you how to gain a strong immune system, vital glands, a strong nervous system, good circulation, and an awareness of the impact of your habits. Kundalini Yoga is the fastest way to establish an aligned relationship between the body, mind and the soul.
Typically are the dynamic exercises, the focus on the breath and the use of mantras (sound). Using special combinations of different yoga techniques results are being achieved fast and consciously.
Kundalini Yoga is for everyone. It offers a huge variety of different techniques and guidelines suitable for any person in any situation. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of the householder, designed for people who have daily responsibilities and live busy lives. This yoga will help and support you to become more effective, efficient and authentic in whatever it is you do.
A compact and intense 45 minutes class to build strength, burn fat and calories, increase your heart and end with a sweet savasana.