At Warrior Wellbeing you can choose a style of yoga that suits you.
My classes are suitable for all levels. We'll focus on learning the yoga poses; emphasising flexibility and aligning your body safely and effectively. You will also learn breathing exercises, deep relaxation and meditation techniques.
I encourage the use of yoga props, that are easy to find at home. This ensures classes are inclusive, safe and accessible to as many students as possible and, no matter what level of ability or experience, there'll be yoga options for all.
Beginner's Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is suitable for beginners and the beginning is a great place to start.
How will you know if this is for you?
If you're a beginner and want a safe introduction to Ashtanga, then this class is for you.
This is a dynamic, energetic form of yoga which will bring gains to the practitioner over time.
Students will learn through the following teaching methods:
1. Students are led by the instructions that the teacher gives - options are given for different levels of ability and experience. This type of teaching is termed 'Led class'.
2. Students go at their own pace following the set sequence of poses - with guidance from the teacher - this type of teaching is called 'Mysore style' from the Pattabi Jois Academy in Mysore, India.
3. Students work in-depth to learn the poses, breathing techniques, eye gaze points and how to engage the internal locks. This style of teaching is called 'workshopping'. Workshops dedicate more time to go in-depth with a technique.
The use of yoga props e.g. yoga belts, blocks, blankets etc will be encouraged and pose options will be offered, this will allow students to join in, no matter their current ability or experience.
Offering this support for the practice means that Ashtanga Vinyasa is suitable for yoga beginners to learn too.
It is energetic, dynamic, cardio vascular and stamina building. Prepare to be challenged - both physically and mentally and to be ultimately rewarded for your time on the mat.
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.