Below you find class descriptions.This page contains a lot of information, so even after reading the best way to answer all your questions is to just come and try out your first class and discover our studio.
is a walk-in class, doors remain open until 60 mins before the end of the class. So no, you wouldn't stay for the whole of the indicated class timings. You arrive at your own pace, anytime between the start and end-time of the class and just roll out your mat. The teacher will meet you at your level, from teaching you the first basic steps to eventually monitoring you closely in your self-practice.
Beginner? This is the best place to start with Ashtanga yoga and start from zero, in a traditional way. Mysore style is the original method used to teach Ashtanga yoga by the Jois family in the city of Mysore, India (hence the name!). Each student works at their individual pace, following their own breath. It is like a private lesson in a class situation.
Ashtanga Short Form
is the ideal quick-fix for those days when you have just a bit of time or energy to do your poses. Here, the teacher talks you through a flow of sun salutations and selected postures from the standing, seated and closing sequences. There will be variation in the order so that you don't miss out on your favorite asanas or escape the ones you would avoid. It's great as a mild regular practice and also an ideal class for beginners. This class gives you tools to improve your steadiness and ease of practice.
Yin Yoga invites you to surrender to qualities such as softness and gentleness. It is a quiet and restorative form of yoga. By relaxing the muscles, the yin approach targets the connective tissue (fascia, joints, ligaments and tendons) to increase suppleness and mobility, balance the emotions and reduce stress. An ideal resting point for those with a sportive lifestyle or a re-charging moment after the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Yin yoga is for everyone: any body type, any age, any level. Simple static poses: mostly seated or lying. Props can be used for support, such as blocks, bolsters, blankets… Yin challenges us to be still for a longer period of time and to mindfully observe resistances, our boundaries, patterns and thoughts. It moves us inward; we develop more patience, mildness and contentment.
'Vinyasa' means the sequencing of yoga postures in sync with the breath. The in- and exhalation are like the thread that connects poses with non-stop transitions in a specific order, much like prayer beads on a string. Vinyasa is the unique component that brings Ha-Tha Yoga back to its purest and most intense form. The technique was almost lost in history but was revived by T. Krishnamacarya, whose teachings are spread globally, especially through Pattabhi Jois' Ashtanga method and the Iyengar Yoga institute. In this general freestyle class you will enjoy a creative, unpredictable flow that is a dynamic meditation on the breath. Prepare to sweat in this work-out for body and mind. Although this class is not aimed at first-timers, adventurous and fit beginners are welcome.
This is a short but complete group class that offers you a gentle introduction to the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. You will be guided by the instructor through step-by step execution of the basic postures and transitions. Every time you take this class, you return to the basics until you gain good posture, correct breathing and confidence in your practice. This is the perfect class for (re-)beginners and can also serve as a step-up to the more traditional practice format. Mostly the initial and final postures and their modifications are expounded so that in just an hour, you get a safe and balanced yoga practice.
Full Primary Series
This is the most all-round and challenging yoga group class ever, originally offered by Guruji as an educational tool complimentary to Mysore style. The teacher talks you through all of the Primary Series, calling out each asana and their transitions by counting each inhalation, exhalation and drishti using Sanskrit. The perfection of posture, breath and gazing point is called Tristhana and is the foundation for our asana practice. In turn, asana is the gateway to the other various limbs of the eightfold path of Ashtanga Yoga (also known as Classical or Raja Yoga). Dedicated Mysore-style students are recommended to take this class once week, it will help you to master the complete Primary Series and understand every detail of the vinyasa system. This class is not suitable for beginners.
Chandra Krama or Moon Sequence was created by advanced Ashtanga practitioner Matthew Sweeney with the objective of diverting strength and focus to a subtler level. It is a cooling practice, complementary to our otherwise sweaty and heated, vinyasa-based solar styles. In yoga we seek stillness through practice, though this path tends to be turbulent at first. So, through slow and soft flowing from one posture to another, the Chandra Krama method can facilitate that stillness by connecting with ‘what is’ as opposed to ‘what should be’. Beginners will experience a suitably paced structure, so all levels can join.
Led Intermediate Series
This Second Series group class is for our most proficient (and most crazy) students. This is an invitation only class. You want to see how dedicated you can get, let us know, we will let you watch.