At Warrior Wellbeing you can choose a style of yoga that suits you.
Our beginner's classes focus on learning the basic yoga poses, emphasising flexibility, aligning your body safely and effectively. You will also learn breathing exercises, deep relaxation and some static and dynamic meditation techniques.
I encourage the use of yoga props, that are easy to find at home, to ensure classes are inclusive, safe and accessible to as many students as possible.
Hatha is an old system that includes most yoga styles.
It focuses on the practice of Asanas (yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Dyana (meditation).
It is relatively gentle and slow so it's particularly good for beginners or people who prefer a more relaxed style; poses can be held for up to 1 minute.
Flow Yoga derives from Hatha Yoga, and uses controlled breathing to enable you to flow from one pose to the next in a sequence.
Learning Vinyasa sequences enables you to practice meditatively, as the breath is used to guide the body and the body used to guide the breath.
Yin Yoga was devised by Paulie Zink. It evolved from his Taoist Yoga in the 1970s.
In Yin Yoga various props are used to support the body. Yin Yoga involves holding poses for 1-5 minutes, allowing the fascia time to gently release.
The 3 tenets of yin yoga which we observe are: become still, work at our 'comfortable edge', allow enough time.
Working in this way, without pain or strain, can be deeply relaxing, it can improve joint mobility and it can encourage space in the body tissues and joints .
Yin yoga is said to be particularly beneficial for those who are ill or recovering from injury.