Yoga Styles at Stanley Ave Studio.
Vinyasa flow combines fluid movement, breathing and mindfulness for a complete blissful embodied experience. Expect to get a little sweaty and come away feeling re-energised and connected to one’s Self.
A slower paced class combining fluid sequences, deep breathing and meditation. This
holistic class offers you accessible yoga with an emphasis on linking breath with movement. Nourish your body and soul and uncover the power that lies in a gentle approach to yoga.
The perfect introductory class: Yoga Foundations combines basic poses and breathing with clear instruction. In this class, you will be guided at a slower pace, making it ideal for beginners wanting to learn the basics of yoga. Learn how to practice each pose in a safe and effective way, how to transition from one pose to another and experience the benefits of the mind body and soul connection. Options for modifications according to your level will be given. Also a great class for those recovering from injury, returning to yoga after some time away from the mat or those wanting to refine their yoga knowledge.
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for longer duration (3-10 minutes). This allows you to unravel stored tension in body and mind. As fascia and your whole body gradually releases, let yourself relax and unwind with this deeply nourishing practice. This class also has a strong focus on meditation and is a great choice if you are recovering from illness.
Yoga Nidra is a guided conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It’s also known as “yogic sleep”. Some people say that an hour of yoga nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular. Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down horizontally and you will be guided by your instructor. A fantastic practice to alleviate stress, decrease anxiety or ease insomnia.
Meditation is typically a seated practice, where your body is comfortable, yet upright and alert (you can also practice lying down). There are many different types of meditation, some including various forms of guided meditation to help you focus. At SAS we aim to introduce students to various types of meditation, such as using the breath or mantra. If you want to find more clarity and peace then make sure to join this class.
SLOW FLOW & YOGA NIDRA
This gentle slower paced class combines fluid sequences, linking breath with movement and the practice of Yoga Nidra – a guided conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down horizontally and you will be guided by your instructor. This combination is a fantastic practice which can alleviate stress, decrease anxiety or ease insomnia, leaving your body and soul nourished and restored.
This fusion of Slow Flow and Yin Yoga is a slower paced class combining fluid sequences with poses that are held for a longer duration (2-3 mins) and includes deep breathing and meditation. The emphasis is on linking breath with movement and alternating poses with periods of rest. Stored tension in your body is gradually released, letting yourself relax and unwind with this deeply nourishing practice. This gentle, accessible yoga class has a strong focus on meditation and is a great choice if you are recovering from illness.
Prenatal yoga allows you time to connect with your Self and your baby. This class supports your body and mind through changes during pregnancy. We generally recommend starting after your first trimester, but it’s never too late. Whilst prenatal yoga will soothe your body and mind it will also equip you with physical, mental and emotional skills to birth your baby.
MUMS & BUBS YOGA
Mums & Bubs Yoga is a great way to look after yourself after the birth of your baby and connect to other local mums. The yoga postures in this class will assist your body to regain strength and to tone in a safe and effective way: strengthening abdomen, back and pelvic floor, whilst releasing tension and reducing fatigue. It is also a wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby, our VIPs in class.