Jivamukti Open Class
All Open classes draw from classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, supported by breath awareness, chanting, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation.
The Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels.
You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
Dharma Yoga Wheel
They say “healthy spine, healthy life” for good reasons: the spine supports our entire body structure and allows for a good flow of the force of gravity and vital energy.
The wheel therapy class is designed to increase the flexibility of the spine and openness of the shoulders, chest and hips which are all major energy centres in the body. This is done through a series of yoga inspired movements with the aid of the wheel.
This class will not only improve your yoga practice and flexibility but most importantly will allow for great “openness and release”, making you feel both invigorated and lighter afterwards.
Ballet Tone fuses ballet with pilates in a class which is high intensity but low impact. The exercises are done with varying tempos to improve coordination and to keep the muscles active by constantly changing the way they move.
The class really works on the thighs, bum and core, with lots of small repetitive movements. Using the principle of isometric contraction to build strength and lean muscle and targeting the accessory muscles to increase your endurance so when you go back to your yoga practice you’ll be able to hold postures for much longer.
Its easy on the joints and there are many modifications for injuries.
The way to progress in one’s yoga practice is to continuously strive towards greater balance between strength and flexibility in the body, so that one can more easily go beyond the physical aspects of the practice.
This class is specifically designed to assist you in that physical development, so that the mental balance can more easily be achieved. Through a series of yoga inspired movements, carefully tailored and combined, the Yoga Cross Training will help you to improve your strength, flexibility, endurance and concentration in under one hour.
You will see great results in your yoga practice and daily life.
The art of Qigong originated in China over 2,000 years ago and many Tai Chi forms came out of Qigong practice in China.
Qi means Energy, the energy that is naturally flowing in the body, and which permeates all living things. With an airy, lively quality, it has no shape and will fill any space if there is one. Similar to blood in its function, it makes any being, (human or animal) alive. In the body the Qi follows certain routes, which are known as meridians. When the Qi is weak, the body is weak; when the Qi is blocked the body gets sick; when the Qi stops flowing, there is no life.
The Cultivation of Qi, known as Qigong, awakens and improves physical and mental health and helps to actualise all personal potential.
The Hua Gong style of Qigong is simple enough for beginners to learn, and sophisticated enough for advanced practitioners to study as a philosophy and a lifelong practice. Hua means transformation, integration and liberation. It is mainly practised through simple energetic body movements and meditation.
The integration of Qigong principles into daily life is also an important part of the practice.