Our Types of Yoga
The Common benefits of these different types of yoga
Whichever type, yoga tends to release the blockages that the body and mind maintain. It enables the body to improve, or even retrieve postural alignment and an appropriate articular amplitude, calm the mind by releasing negative emotions, stimulate, and harmonize lots of different systems and functions of the body. Behind the specific aspects and technics of all the types, the principal goal of all yoga types is to reestablish with awareness the intimate link between the body, the mind and the breath.
Hatha is a relatively gentle yoga. It balances between static asanas (posture) held for quite a long time, asanas sequences and breathing technics which are part of pranayama (pranic awakening practices). Postures are always linked to the breath, done by taking the time and by seeking relaxation in each of them. During practice, the attention is focused on the breath and the alignment of postures.
This style of Yoga offers a solid bases to master asanas and pranayama technics. Also benefiting the practitioner with the therapeutic virtues descending from Ayurveda medicine (a thousands of years old traditional Indian medicine).
Hatha yoga is particularly oriented towards the flexibility and the enhancement of the spine.
With Hatha yoga, you will develop:
- Postures mastery
- Breath mastery
- General flexibility and enhancement
- Back flexibility and enhancement
Well practiced it can also allow:
- Correction of posture
- Ease back problems
- General therapeutic benefits
Vinyasa is a dynamic and intense Yoga type, where the asanas are quite dynamic and fast flowing. It allows to develop the awareness of the breath by requiring a synchronization of the breath for every single movement. With practice, dynamic posture sequences solicits the cardio-vascular system and leads to a release of the body and mind. In Vinyasa, the attention is on the transitions and the breath, the alignment of postures is also very important.
With Vinyasa yoga, you will develop:
Available in Private and Group Lessons, from “beginner” to intermediate.
Iyengar alignment courses are a more static practice of asanas, focused on the correct placement of different parts of the body in the space. The postures are held for quite long to allow students to feel and fully integrate every asana in there alignment. In addition to a greater awareness of the body and breath, it follows a better balance and a depth enhancement of the whole body. The usage of supports (bricks, walls, straps, chairs…) will ease the holding of postures.
Available in Private Course only, from “beginner” to intermediate.
A minimum physical condition is required for the Iyengar.
Vinyasa and restorative
Vinyasa and Restorative yoga compliment each other wonderfully. This course links a dynamic style with a very relaxing type of yoga. In addition to the sustained practice of Vinyasa accessible to everyone, this course will offer wonderful relaxation sensations.
During the first part, asanas sequences wakes up the body, warms it up and releases it from its tensions to totally let go. The second part of the course will be devoted to postures of Restorative yoga, gentle and relaxing, always very comfortable and held for several minutes.
Vinyasa and Restorative yoga enable the opening and the relaxation of the body, release stress, blockages accumulated in our daily lives, and allows total surrender and deep relaxation.
Available in Private and Group Class, for all levels.
A minimum physical condition is required for the Vinyasa.
Yoga and Meditation
For the Yoga and meditation course, we suggest a gentle practice allowing a deep relaxation. In the first part of this course, we will practice a yoga in gentleness. The basic principles of meditation will be eased by the realization of gentle asanas focused on the awareness of the breath. For the second part, with the body and mind already content, we will go further by practicing a 30 minute meditation based on Pranayama (breath discipline) technics to attain calm and stillness.
Available in Private Courses only, for all levels.