Types of Yoga
Stretch | GentleMore like a massage than a workout, this class is gentle and restorative and will leave your muscles feeling relaxed, and your mind calm and tranquil.
This class is still dynamic and will stretch and lengthen every muscle in your body from your head to your toes, but it will do so in a gentle, soothing, and relaxing way.
A truly amazing and healing class, this is perfect for those times when you want the yoga, but not the intense workout. Relax, let go, and ENJOY!
HathaOne of the most traditional and widely practiced. Hatha yoga is a system of yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama. The word “Hatha” comes from the Sanskrit “ha,” or sun, and “tha,” meaning moon. The principle behind Hatha is uniting pairs of opposites: the positive and the negative, the sun and the moon.
The Hatha practice is where all yoga is derived from and is a wonderful place for beginners to start. You will learn basic poses, relaxation techniques and terminology that you will find in almost every other style of yoga. In Hatha, you can expect a slower-paced practice that focuses on breathing and learning poses.
Hatha yoga is a great place to learn; however, intermediate and advanced students can also push themselves by holding poses deeper and longer. Expect simple breathing exercises and possibly some seat mediation.
While yang styles of yoga have their roots in Indian Hindu philosophy, Yin yoga is based on the Chinese Doaist tradition and works to stimulate the Chinese meridian lines of the body.
Yin Yoga is suitable to all levels of fitness and is the perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular styles of yoga or other forms of exercise that emphasise internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of muscles.
Be prepared to hold and deepen your practice with this wonderful and powering session.
Vinyasa has its roots in Hatha yoga, combining flowing elements of stretching and strengthening, with a strong emphasis of breathing between sequences.
Breathing one to four times in each pose, Vinyasa yoga helps you cultivate a connection between your mind and body to create a fully conscious, vibrant self. You’ll build strength and balance, whilst promoting the understanding of yourself on every level, including your sensations, thoughts and emotions.
At Body Ethos, we recommend Vinyasa yoga to anyone who wants to build strength, reduce stress, connect with their body or advance their current Hatha Yoga experience.