Ideal for beginners or anyone looking to free the body of stiffness and rigidity. Coordination of breath to movement is at the heart of this Foundation Hatha class. Working and coordinating with the breath helps you to mindfully discover your comfortable edge.
As the name suggests the class is aimed at helping students cultivate a solid foundation for their practice, increase mobility and release stress and tension from the body.
Many students choose to stay with this class as they feel its the right level of practice for their body while others progress on to the Hatha Flow class after establishing a good foundation and connection with the breath.
Coordination of movement to breath is as always at the heart of this class. Hatha Flow provides a more dynamic and opening practice helping to build strength and flexibility while evolving and deepening your practice.
Variations can be provided in each posture ensuring students are always working within their comfortable limits.
A softer practice to engage and balance the nervous system.
Gather yourself as you edge towards the end of your week. A practice focused on freeing the body and mind from any unnecessary tension before you step into your weekend.
The origin of this style of practice as the name suggests comes from the city of Mysore in India. This style of class can be viewed as a private class in a group environment. Each student is provided with a sequence that is suited to their level and ability, we work off 4 main sequences that have been developed by my teacher Bharath Shetty in India over the last 25 years, these sequences accommodate for the complete beginner to the advanced practitioner.
The nature of this style of practice means that each student gets a greater amount of attention in comparison to a led class environment, the sequences can be adjusted to accommodate the individual making this class truly open to all levels.
Some of the benefits of Mysore style include;
Structure of the class
When you join the Mysore style class we discuss which of the 4 sequences is suited to your ability, experience and what you would like to achieve from the practice. Upon choosing you are provided with an illustrated chart of your sequence.
The pace of the class is steady and grounded, you are introduced to 2 – 3 postures each week (experience dependant), you are showed individually how to come in and out of each posture correctly, this process is repeated until the full sequence is complete.
I continually move throughout the class, engaging students, giving alignment adjustments and guiding them through their sequence. As it is a more informal setting you can ask questions and seek guidance within the class.
To attend the class you are required to sign up for a 5 or 10 class bundle, due to the time and commitment required to build the sequence drop-ins cannot be accommodated for.
Some of the benefits include;
The combination of deep physical rest, revitalization and settling of emotions and thoughts results in improved productivity, heightened intelligence and enhanced creativity. Some of the ailments and conditions Yoga Nidra is incredibly effective in the treatment of include;
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