Yoga

Ariel Swings Yoga

Yoga designed to focus on spinal relief. Poses are performed whilst you are suspended a couple of inches off the ground in loops of fabric.

 

Ananda Yoga

A yoga where gentle poses are performed with the aim to ready the body for meditation. Body alignment and controlled breathing is important.

 

Anusara Yoga

A type of physical yoga that allows the goddess within to shine through. A relatively new type of yoga.

 

Ashtanga (or Astanga) Yoga

Derived from an ancient form of yoga teaching. Follows a specific sequence of postures each of which are connected with a breath. The poses are always performed in the exact same order.

Baby Yoga

Birthlight pioneered what is now known as ‘baby yoga’ as an inclusive set of practices to enhance playful interaction and communication between parent and baby and to promote their healthy development. Baby Yoga perfectly compliments baby massage and expands the benefits of touch with those of movement and relaxation.

 

Baptiste Yoga

A type of physical yoga which also combines meditation and self introspection.

 

Barkan Method

Classes taken in a heated room. Aims to create physical, mental and spiritual harmony.

 

Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga is a hot yoga with classes held in heated rooms. It is a trademarked yoga comprising of 26 poses.

Child Yoga

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better. … They argue that yoga is an offshoot of Hinduism and that it disseminates religious and meditation principles with its use of “om” and “namaste” chanting.

Dahn Yoga

Also known as Dahn Hak or Dahnhak. It is of Korean origin. It can be classed as a mixture of yoga, tai chi and martial arts.

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a series of exercises that promise to do for your face what yoga does for your body: relax and tone muscles.

 

Forrest Yoga

Intensely physical and internally focused yoga.

Hatha Yoga

A generic term to describe any yoga that teaches physical postures. Generally a class teaching Hatha yoga will introduce the you to gentle basic yoga poses.

 

Hot Yoga

Very similar to Bikram in that the classes are held in heated rooms. The difference being that the postures and sequence of the postures will differ to that of Bikram.

Integral Yoga

Yoga combining breathing exercises, meditation, chanting, prayer and self awareness.

 

Ishta Yoga

Yoga focusing on postures, visualisations and meditation. Developed in South Africa.

 

Iyengar Yoga

A very precise type of yoga. Perfection of the correct alignment in poses is essential. The best type of yoga for those with an injury as the teachers undergo vigorous training.

Jivamukti Yoga

Yoga which involves expressing spiritual and ethical practices that have been discarded in more recent times. Involves a scriptural study, chanting, vegetarianism, non-violence, meditation and devotion to God.

Kali Ray Tri Yoga

Flowing dance-like movements. Breathing exercises and meditation are involved.

 

Kripula Yoga

Conciousness yoga.  Postures are held and emotional and spiritual blockages are explored and released.

 

Kundalini Yoga

Classes will involve chanting, meditation and breathing practice. Energy is drawn up from the spine towards the mind.

Paddle Board Yoga

Paddle Board Yoga is the art performing of yoga while stand up paddle surfing (SUP) usually while theboard is in calm water, such as a lake. The sport combines hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga asanas, or poses, with surfing.

 

Phoenix Rising Yoga

A one on one yoga therapy. Involves deep introspection.

 

Power Yoga

An american version of Ashtanga yoga. Power Yoga involves stretching, strength training and meditative breathing. Power yoga is an intense workout with not pauses between moves.

 

Pranayama

Control of the breath.

 

Pre and Postnatal Yoga

A rejuvenative yet energizing gentle classes adapted to the pre and post natal mothers, that emphasizes stability, flexibility and vitality. These classes offer mothers a space of relaxation and an opportunity to connect with their babies.

Restorative Yoga

A type of yoga ideal for relaxing and soothing the mind and nerves.

Sivananda Yoga

Similar to Integral Yoga. Sivananda Yoga involves postures, breathing exercises, dietary changes, chanting, scriptural study and meditation.

 

Svaroopa Yoga

A yoga that promotes healing and transformation.

Tantric Yoga

Tantra Yoga is a relatively modern revamping of the ancient vedic and yogic spiritual practices. Tantra Yoga is a relatively modern revamping of the ancient vedic and yogic spiritual practices.

 

Teen Yoga

Teens are very soulful and starting to get the big picture,” says Leah Kalish, the program director for Yoga Ed, an organization that prepares teachers to lead yoga within a school setting.

 

Tibetan Yoga

Tibetan yoga involves tantric meditation and pranayama practices.

Viniyoga

An excellent yoga for those recovering from injury or surgery. Gentle and carefully tailored to each individual’s needs.

 

Vinyasa Yoga

A yoga that is renowned for the fluid like movement between poses. Music plays and movement between postures is carefully choreographed.

White Lotus Yoga

A modified version of Ashtanga yoga which combines breathwork and meditation.

Yin yoga

Yoga for the joints. Postures are held for a long time from 5 to 20 minutes.

 

Yoga Nidra

This type of yoga is one of the deepest forms of meditative yoga. Nidra means “sleep”.

 

Yogalates

Yogalates is an ever-increasing popular exercise due to its positive effects on the body and the mind alike. Yogalates allows you to practice and improve your very own limits; you can push and stretch your body while opening up your mind.

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