Yin Yoga is a passive, relaxing and challenging floor practice. The poses are held for a long period of time. It works on the deepest tissues of the body, especially the connective tissues, such as ligaments, joints, deep fascia. Yin Yoga has its origins in Chinese Medicine, and is designed to improve the flow of the qi (or chi), which runs through the meridians.
Yin Yoga can be practiced by everyone and can be easily adapted to every body.
40 minutes Dynamic Yoga Flow
Based on a Dynamic Vinyasa flow, this class is designed to wake up the whole body and the mind. Starting with soft and mindful movements the practice becomes more dynamic. The sequence is shorter than a “normal” Vinyasa class, and poses are held for a shorter time. This class is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time for your yoga practice. It will give you your yoga shot for the day.
In this class we emphasize the synchronisation between the movement and the breath. Each posture is connected to the next one through a transition and the breath, which gives the sensation of flow.
Each class is adapted to the level of the participants and many options are offered to make sure everyone enjoys their class.
This class is based on the Vinyasa flow, but we are moving slower, taking more time to explain the Asanas (poses), and resting more often. This practice is perfect for beginners or if you need a soft practice.
Based on Vinyasa, this class includes some Budokon© Yoga, animal flow, mobility, movement exploration, and FUN. Expect to get out of your comfort zone (and off your mat). This class is a strong class and asks for previous experience with Vinyasa practice.
Based on a Yin practice, this class includes some restorative poses and relaxation. It’s the perfect class to unwind and relax.
Yoga for Sports
During my experience in teaching I have noticed how yoga is becoming more and more popular amongst athletes. I have had the opportunity to teach athletes with very different profiles (i.e. running, cycling, skiing, climbing, BJJ and MMA fighters) of and all of them agree about the benefits of yoga in their respective sport.
Yoga brings strength, flexibility and physiological balance, but it also enhances concentration skills in any sport. It is preventive and therapeutic. However, most importantly, unlike other kinds of exercise, it works without causing strain and imbalance in the body. Through the breathing techniques, Yoga allows us to safely go deeper in the poses, teaches us to be focused and increases our concentration.
Therefore, yoga practice is an ideal complement to other forms of exercise and an extreme advantage to any sport.
Although yoga is non-competitive, it can be very challenging and brings a bit fun to exercising.
Budokon Yoga is a modern yoga style which unites the ancient tradition of self inquiry with modern mixed movement. Budokon Yoga was codified and popularized by Cameron Shayne beginning in 2001. Considered a science, art and philosophy which synchronizes classical yoga with, martial arts, calisthenics, animal locomotion and life science, this physically demanding style reshaped modern yoga. The slow and controlled movements are designed to improve mobility, agility, flexibility and strength. The techniques are learned through repetition and precision, the emphasis being on the transitions from posture to posture, rather than the holding of postures. The purpose of this class is to gain muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, and joint mobility.