After years and years of dabbling in different style of yoga and never truly feeling like any one style ticked all the boxes, I decided to create my own unique method. My new, interdisciplinary approach to yoga uses up to date research that gives us good information about what the modern body requires for safe and sustainable movement and combines it traditional yoga philosophy. Each class is designed to bring structure and stability to the core using hybrid Pilates style movements, then we move to mobilise and build some heat in the body which ultimately leads to bigger movements and poses. We don't just practice yoga for the physical benefits, this method nurtures the emotional and mental bodies as well. The poses aren't the goal of my teaching, they are the way in.
ALIGN & RISE
Welcome to ALIGN & RISE! These daily classes are varied each day giving you the best of an interdisciplinary movement class. We'll begin each class with a floor sequence comprised of pilates, core strengthening and mobility. Then we'll move through some fascial gliding which is great to keep connected tissue healthy and hydrated (and feels blissful) before moving through some traditional and non traditional sun salutations as the sun rises through our windows. We'll end each practice with breath work, yin yoga or meditation.
Slow FLOW is an all levels class that is truly accessible for everyone. Each class starts with the RESET which includes Sun Sal 1, then we'll move through simple functional sequences that includes mobility, strength, coordination and flexibility. A truly well rounded class that works at slow pace to consider alignment/function. In these small classes you will get personal cues to help you find the postures for your body - a class that meets you where you are. All studio classes are SLOW FLOW so we can work aligment - beginners can attend SLOW FLOW, and those who want more of a challenge can attend STRONG SLOW FLOW.
Required: 2 yoga blocks. We always end with a final relaxation so you are more than welcome to bring a blanket, cushion or warm clothing so you can rest comfortably at the end of class. Every in person class will have soft background music and aromatherapy.
'We are not designed to live in survival mode. Our bodies need safety. Our souls need rest.'
Welcome to RESTORE, this class is designed to restore harmony, peace and balance in the body with REST, constructive rest. You will use all your props to support our gentle floor based postures that we hold for 3-10 mins. These 'barely there' postures + stillness invite you into the layers of the body that we can't access through movement. Each pose will be explained, then silence will be given for the duration of the pose.
There are specific ingredients to get the most out of your RESTORE class, if you can make sure your environment is quiet, dark, warm and you have A LOT of props such as blocks, blankets (ideally 2-3), cushions, bolster...anything soft to support all the parts of your body as we hold our restorative yoga postures.