Dancing Warrior Yoga teaches Hatha-Vinyasa yoga which is an authentic, flowing style of yoga, akin to a moving meditation. We also teach a gentle balance of soothing yoga including the popular Yin Yoga. The following classes honour these traditions while focusing on specific themes.
Beginners Alignment & Foundation
This class will introduce you to the postures that make up a yoga practice session. It will also provide you with an understanding of anatomy and physiology principles that shape the postures, so you can then practice them according to your own individual needs. You will gain improved core strength and postural awareness through a series of poses (asanas), designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness and general well being. The benefits of Hatha yoga include stretching and strengthening, meditation, breath work and relaxation. We recommend students who are new to yoga to attend several months of beginners alignment and foundation to learn some of the safety principles of yoga. Having said that, new students are welcome to attend any other classes on the timetable, as all of our teachers are trained to accomodate all levels of practice.
This class consists of a joyful movement sequence followed by a variety of restorative or Yin postures that support and rejuvenate the body.
Embodiment and Flow
This is an open class that caters for all levels of yoga experience and physical ability. The class is focused on full embodiment while flowing between the postures, linked together by the breath. – the bridge between body and mind. These classes are a moving meditation from beginning to end.
Yin yoga is a soft, receptive and mindful practice that nourishes the whole body. By holding postures for a long time (around 5 minutes) you encourage the body to release long-held tension, and stimulate the flow of energy through all areas and tissues. The passive nature of the practice also provides a wonderful opportunity for you to practice mindfulness and work with the breath– the bridge between body and mind. These classes provides a valuable complement to other more dynamic forms of yoga, which can tend to emphasise the yang qualities of heat and strength. Yin yoga can help you learn to relax, surrender to the present moment and quiet the mind.
Warrior Flow is an invigorating morning vinyasa flow class that focuses on building your energy up for the rest of the day ahead. Enjoy delightful crystal healing sound bowls at the end of class.