The YogaSynergy method will teach you yoga that is based on a deep and sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, modern medical science and traditional hatha yoga.
This style of hatha yoga is derived from the work of Professor T. Krishnamacharya. Sri Krishnamacharya was the teacher of three very influential yoga masters: Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (author of Light on Yoga); Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (who developed Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga); and Sri T.K.V. Desikachar (author of The Heart of Yoga).
This unique style incorporates asanas (poses and postures), vinyasa (dynamic exercises that combine movement with breath), pranayama (breath control) and meditation. It’s a dynamic moving meditation that links postures with breath.
In these classes you will experience a practice that is safe regardless of how fit you are. It’s suitable for every body, whether you have an injury or have never tried yoga before. It is also a strong challenge for people used to a regular physical practice such as professional dancers, elite athletes and advanced yoga practitioners.
This style of yoga helps to develop strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, increase energy, and enhance the ability to deal with stress.
Every posture has a simple and a more challenging version. All students – regardless of strength and flexibility – are encouraged to understand the simple versions of the postures before the more complex versions are attempted. Students can then choose the level of difficulty that suits them, from moment to moment, day to day.
Over the year we move through six different sequences of asana, pranayama and meditation. Each sequence is progressively taught over a nine week period.
In the early weeks of the sequence there is a lot of detailed instruction and we move more slowly. From here, we progress each week towards a flowing meditative practice with very few instructions. New postures are introduced and explained each week until the entire sequence is learned.
No matter where you start in the nine-week sequence, you will still get a taste for how the Yoga Synergy method works, and if you feel you’ve missed anything, it’s something to look forward to in the next sequence!
A Balanced Practice Yoga brings together lessons from traditional yoga practices and modern science. We support you to use the tools of yoga to enhance your physical and mental health.
These dynamic physical classes give students the tools to evolve not only their asana practice but to cultivate insight into the heart of the yoga tradition.
Rather than a set system, A Balanced Practice Yoga is an interweave of different perspectives in order to keep the body and mind fluid and always adaptable to change. These classes encourage students to open the physical sheaths of the body, witness thought patterns and develop a great capacity to sense and feel.
Our experienced teachers will accommodate the needs of each individual, from complete beginners to practiced students.
Yoga is accessible and beneficial to all people when taught responsibly and appropriately, when the students’ practice helps them to listen to themselves and find their own inner wisdom and strength.
We always assess the needs of our students and modify postures to provide you with a way to consciously and safely build your skill in yoga.
A Balanced Practice Yoga offers each student an integrated, peaceful and expansive inner experience of breath, body and mind.
These are intelligent, innovative classes that are powerful and therapeutically balanced, blending yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body and bandhas (muscular or energetic locks)
We aim to demystify meditation, and teach meditation in ways that are accessible, sustainable and enriching for stress management and self realization.
Our Gentle Yoga classes aim to soothe the nervous system and build physical intelligence.
A class where the focus is on releasing physical and mental tension. Most of us have too much stress and tension in our mind, body and breath. This class is an opportunity to let some of that go and begin to find a deep state of peace and contentment.
Slow, simple, flowing, therapeutic movements, relaxing breath practices , blissful meditation and deep relaxation
Emphasis is on grounding down, building a foundation of stability ,slowing down, and self-nurturing. Working to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, bringing the body and mind into a calm, relaxed yet alert disposition. These classes are for everybody but may be especially beneficial in supporting injury recovery and graceful strength as we age.
Yin yoga is a meditative practice combining elements from three different wisdom traditions: hatha yoga of India, Taoist principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine & mindfulness techniques from Tibetan Buddhism.
In a Yin class you will be invited to slow right down and hold asanas (postures) for an extended period – three to five minutes. These long held stretches- working at your own edge, help open up energy channels (aka meridians or nadis) as well as freeing up tension and knots held up in our connective tissue.
There are no standing postures in a yin practice: only sitting and lying down.
Every thought & feeling that we have, leaves an imprint in our body. Sometimes it gets processed quickly and doesn’t leave a trace but most of the time, especially when we feel stressed, tired or depleted, it gets stuck in our tissues & if left unattended, can lead to tension, imbalances & eventually dis-ease.
Bringing the light of our attention & the soothing effect of our breath to parts of our body that feel tight or sore, whilst holding a specific shape, has a profoundly healing & balancing effect on all the different layers of our being.