Schedule + Classes
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Mysore is Ashtanga yoga taught in the traditional way. It’s an ingenious yoga system from Mysore India, where you are taught a fixed series of postures, asanas, step by step, at your own pace on your individual level. The asanas are practiced on breath (ujjayi breath) and are strung together by vinyasas (half sun salutations). This creates a meditative flow, which ensures heating and detoxification of your muscles and organs, a strong and healthy body and a calm mind. A challenge for those who want to initiate a transformation process by means of a personal daily yoga practice of 30-90 minutes.
The self-practice space is open for Ashtangi’s only; students with an established Ashtanga yoga practice and students that are enrolled in the Fast Track 2 Self Practice course with our Mysore teacher Tara.
Every 4-6 weeks Tara will organize a week long Mysore intensive where you will receive hands-on and/or verbal adjustments and instruction to new asana’s when you are ready.
This class guides you through a series of postures that help build strength, flexibility, and mental focus. We flow from one pose to another linking the breath with movement. Modifications are given throughout the practice allowing everyone to work at his/her own ability and comfort level. It is a moderately active, energetic and fun style of yoga. This class will leave you feeling strong and invigorated!
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses held for 2-10 minutes supported by props. The poses apply moderate stress to the deep connective tissues of the body with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints, improving flexibility and releasing blockages in the energetic body. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal interconnection. Breath focus & body awareness are heightened as you work into a meditative state. This is a great compliment to the more vigorous classes.
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga, Yin and Yang, into one practice, bringing together the benefits of passively holding poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility.
Morning Medicine Yoga
These classes are designed to create energy, stability and joy throughout your day by teaching you self-care rituals. You will learn candle carving, anointing, journaling, prana shaking, EFT tapping and more so you have a variety of tools to chose from to prepare you for your day. You will learn the art of filling your cup up first, so that you can pour into the people and projects that you truly love and care about. You will learn pleasure and gratitude based practices that will reconnect you to your own vitality. You will shift your mindset on mornings and begin to look forward to this special time you've created for yourself. And we will do this all with joy, ease and devotion leading the way!
Please bring a journal/notebook and pen/pencil to class.
The Divine Yoga Experience
This weekly practice is a divine offering to the universe. Every class features dynamic pranayama, asana, and (meditation) dhyana. If you are a student of yoga, these classes are for you. Classes are appropriate for any level of phyiscal fitness. Classes are for the development of the mind stuff and take a student beyond the physical.
Join us for a slow and flowing prenatal yoga class integrated with specific postures to help you stay grounded, light and energized during pregnancy. This pregnancy yoga session is a great way to connect with your baby, take some time out of your busy week, and to help relieve common aches and pains while gaining strength and preparing you for an active labour and birth.
Learn yoga using the Iyengar Method. These classes are accessible for any student and include the use of props to deepen poses and provide support. Classes are taught according to the moon cycle. First week of the month focuses on standing poses, second week seated postures, third week backbends, and fourth week supported inversions and pranayama.
Beginner Yoga in Papiamentu
Starts with a short introduction about Yoga of how it works on your body and mind, then we familiarize the postures. This class is for beginners, but also for those who want to check their posture and relearn the basic ideas of Yoga.
This practice is tailored to the energetic levels of the morning and designed to warm up and gently energize the body. Breath, freedom of movement and foundational strength are cultivated during this class, preparing you to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity.
Based on traditional Ashtanga Yoga, as introduced by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, this class will lead students through full and adapted variations of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The Ashtanga primary series, or yoga chikitsa, works to heal the body of the damage of normal living through a variety of postures targeting core strength, shoulder, hip and hamstring flexibility, and joint mobility with realignment. Postures are linked together with dynamic breathing and vinyasa. Appropriate for beginners as well as regular practitioners, modifications for poses depending on individual ability will be offered, and props for support are available.
An open level dynamic flow dance class where you will work with the spine, and breath and connect with the muscles & body. In this class we will dance to different choreography, by practicing movements easily, gentle and together with uplifting music. You will get to know different techniques in an open minded way. Dance flow is a mix of styles; Modern, Jazz & Urban. You will need to wear loose/comfy clothes and some water.
You're not only busy with learning new things, but also learning to be in the present. For everybody, every level. Let the uplifting music take you away, let loose and enjoy.
Classes are taught in English unless stated otherwise.