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“I had a very great practice experience here. After I finished my teacher training and started travelling, Supriya is the first teacher who really connected "breath", "posture" and "mind" together. There is no rush into or out of the posture, what was most important is to be aware. Via her guidance, I noticed every thought flowing and I really stayed in the present full-heartedly and mindfully with my body. And her class is one of the few I don't question when it is going to finish. Not because it is easy, I am just too focused on every breath and my mind and didn't notice time just flew so quickly. Thank you so much! Namaste. – Joanne Chiangb

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Hatha Yoga (FOUNDATIONS)

When we decide to practice yoga we decide to be non-harming to ourselves in thought, speech and actions; we must practice compassion first and foremost with ourselves. This is the best beginning for everyone with little or no experience of yoga. Our Foundations level class focuses on the Foundations of yoga to help you learn the classical Yoga postures, breathing techniques, the correct alignment for postures and safe practice skills.

We recommend you pair your practice with our meditative and restorative classes before advancing to the open level classes. While this class can also be enjoyed by a more experienced practitioner, the steady pace and ease of this level of practice will ensure your yoga journey has a nurturing and enjoyable start.

Hatha Vinyasa (OPEN LEVEL)

The meaning of Hatha yoga is to create and experience the harmony existing between the solar and lunar energies (flowing within us, as they are flowing out in nature). Vinyasa refers to the action of linking the breath to movements made whilst a sequence instructed by your teacher. The Open Level classes are taught progressively, offering creative, intelligent sequences to help raise awareness of misalignments and inefficient patterns, which contribute to the loss of internal harmony and balance.

It is a mixed level class and your teacher will offer options to modify or vary the yoga postures to suit the various needs in students. You will be taught to practice yoga postures, breath techniques and using specific focal points to bring about a sense of balance in the body, mind, emotions and energy. The sequences will include a mixture of seated, standing, supine and prone postures to help encourage the body and mind's tension to be released enabling a free flow of energy.

This class is not for a complete beginner, as some prior yoga posture knowledge is required to attend these classes. A regular practice will get you feeling flexible, strong, healthy and energised. Complete Beginners must take at least 8 Foundations classes prior to attending, for best experience of the practice.

Yoga for Core Strength

Rather than building muscle bulk, yoga builds core strength through simply organizing the body to hold and move, just by using body weight. Your breath is a key component to working with your core. This Core Strength class will focus on:

1. Front body: transverse and rectus abdominus — muscles that run from just below your sternum to your waist.
2. Back body: erector spinae, latissimus dorsi, iliocostalis, and multifidus, spinalis, longissimus.
3. Side body: internal and external obliques — muscles that run down along your sides, from your ribs to your upper hips; and quadratus laborum - flank muscles along the sides of the abdomen.
4. Hip flexors; inner thighs, gluteus maximus and medius, hamstrings, and rectus femoris.

Yoga for Arthritis

Yoga can play an important role in reducing stress and frustration that results from pain and disability and increasing positive feelings and wellbeing. Besides medication there is a great need for additional activities you can do to reduce pain, disability, and take control of the overall impact arthritis may have on your life. Thus, the evidence suggests that, when combined with a program of good medical care, yoga may provide important additional physical and psychological health benefits for arthritis patients. Consider your yoga practice to be an important part of your lifestyle and disease management.

Restorative Yoga (Open Level)

The aim of Restorative yoga is to relax, release and restore the physical and mental resistance and fatigue. This is the perfect class for those leading a highly busy lifestyle, those recovering from injuries, have a chronic issue (speak to us first), wanting to heighten mind body connection and those want a mini retreat from the grind.

It is a meditative posture practice, with most of the poses held over longer periods of time, using props to support and assist safe release of muscle and mental tension. It complements the dynamic styles of practice we offer at the school and it's a great way to free up the body in a gentle way. A regular restorative practice will help with cultivating deeper stillness of the mind, relaxation and restoration of both mental and physical energy. No experience is required to attend this class. All levels are welcome.

Yoga Nidra

This is where you get an impactful rest in both body and mind. This practice creates a very effective opportunity for the body's natural skill of healing itself is regained. Guided by the teacher you will explore what is also known as the effortless relaxation, the yogic sleep, psychic sleep or being in between waking and sleeping states accessing the subconscious mind while in a complete state of rest. With a regular practice you will be experiencing the greater possibilities with yoga such as awakening the psyche, improve memory, concentration and manage or aid with insomnia, hypertension, migraines, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. This practice is suitable and beneficial for everyone. No prior experience is required.

Dhyana (Meditation)

Dhyana is an internal practice in the yoga system. It is the third stage of meditation in the system of yoga and literally means to contemplate upon or meditate upon something specific. While in Dhyana one aims to practice keeping their attention on only one particular object of focus. Using the Hatha Yoga marga (pathway) you will explore various beginner level meditation techniques. Some of which will include use of Mantras (Sanskrit / Vedic mantras and sounds), simple pranayama (breath work), visualisations or a dynamic meditation that included some movement. It will be decided by the teacher on the day however these practices aim to cultivate mental clarity and focus, inner stillness and a true perception of reality, stabilises moods and emotions, assists with management of anxiety disorders, acute or chronic pain, improves circulation and general wellbeing in daily life.
This practice is suitable and beneficial for everyone. No prior experience is required.

Prenatal Yoga - (1 on 1 or Private Groups only)

This is a specialised yoga class designed for expecting mothers toward a healthy and less stressful birth process. Yoga during pregnancy will help create a sense of wellbeing and prepare the mothers body for the birth of her child. The prenatal yoga classes will flow at a gentle and relaxed pace with modified postures for women at different stages of pregnancy.

testimonials

"I've been attending Supriya's classes for a year and I've improved my practice. She not only focuses in a good foundation for a good practice but always encourages us to take yoga beyond the mat by giving us intentions to work through the week.

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I have been doing yoga for over 4 years now and have taken part in yoga classes in many different studios and gyms. I'm very happy I have found Supriya and can say with confidence I won't be changing my yoga instructor ever again.

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