Why should I come to a Yoga class to practice Yoga?

 
Whether you are new to yoga or you’re an experienced yogi, yoga classes can offer many benefits including: 

  • A safe environment, where you can be guided and adjusted by a qualified teacher.
  • Adjustments tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Accountability and energy unique to a group setting.
  • Progression according to your strength and flexibility.
  • Improvements in technique and alignment.
  • Highlighting any imbalances in your mind, body or spirit which may require re-alignment.
  • The opportunity to move out of your comfort zone and learn something new.

 

Yoga is far more than just a physical practise, it works on your mind, body and spirit and has far reaching affects into every area of your life.

In today’s fast paced world, we are often rushing to the next appointment and trying to fit in as much as possible into our daily lives. Yoga creates an oasis for us to recharge and reboot, giving the body what it needs to heal and unwind. By prioritising time to focus on yourself you are better able to give to others, ‘You can’t pour from and empty cup’. You will leave the studio with a solid foundation from which you can support your family and friends.

There are different types of Yoga taught here at ZOGI Yoga, each having their own benefits, whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, each style and teacher is individual in their approach, come and try a class in our tranquil and rural setting.

 

 

How do I find what’s best for me?

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga works on the connective tissue of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones. It is slower in pace and the postures are held for a minimum of 3 minutes each. Although this may seem challenging to begin with it can be very calming and helps improve flexibility.

AKHANDA YOGA

Akhanda Yoga is a type of Hatha Yoga, it invites a holistic approach to teaching which explores and expands the diverse toolkit of techniques and wisdom that yoga tradition has to offer. It works on the mind, body, and spirit leaving you feeling relaxed, energized but with a sense of physical exertion.

AYURVEDA YOGA

Ayurveda Yoga is a type of Akhanda Yoga designed specifically to rebalance the doshas (the 3 energies that govern your physical, mental and emotional constitution) and the 5 elements. If you are feeling out of sorts, this can help rebalance you and increase your energy. We can become imbalanced as a result of factors such as our environment, diet, illness, stress or even the change of seasons.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra is suitable for all abilities as it is easy to follow. All that is required is stillness as the individual is guided verbally through the practise. You are left feeling relaxed, refreshed, and calm. Even if you fall asleep your unconscious mind will still benefit, and with each practise you will encounter a new experience.

Yin Yoga

 

Yin yoga is a slower paced practice which invites stillness of mind and body, the use of props makes it accessible to all abilities.

Gentle poses lasting a minimum of 3 minutes aid the stretching of the connective tissues of the body; clearing any energetic blockages and enhancing circulation. It aims to increase flexibility in the low back, hips, pelvis, spine and shoulders to help improve your overall mobility and range of motion.

It is a perfect complement to more yang styles of exercise (such as flow yoga, running, skiing or biking) and addresses tightness and toxin build up in the joints and connective tissue through poses that are equally challenging for the mind and body.

Each class has a theme and uses a pranayama (breathing technique) to focus the mind. It works by both stretching the fascia in the body, and increasing your prana (life force energy), leaving you feeling relaxed and calm.

Akhanda Yoga

 

Unlike other types of yoga, Akhanda yoga particularly focuses on individuals finding their inner smile and connecting with the theme of the class. Each theme comes from the yogic scriptures and spiritual texts. This ties in with particular chants and also the passage read to start the meditation.

The format of the class also follows a distinct structure comprised of mantra (chanting) to stimulate and calm the brain, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures), pranayama to prepare for meditation, meditation and chanting to finish.

Asana comprises of a balanced sequence in which poses, and counter poses are performed in an appropriate sequence according to the group, with attention to their level, strength, flexibility, needs and emotional state. A well-designed sequence will create a balanced flexibility, strength and a balanced energy flow in the body. It will leave participants feeling relaxed and grounded by careful design of the class structure and theme.

Akhanda Yoga is a holistic approach to teaching developed by Vishva-ji, to highlight the diverse toolkit of techniques and wisdom that the yoga tradition has to offer. Akhanda Yoga inspires us to practise with joy and dedication, finding the inner smile. His message is balance: “yoga is discipline and surrender, effort and fun!”

Ayurveda Yoga

 

Is the science of life, it’s very ancient originating from India, Napal and Sirlanka, and is the sister science to Yoga.

It is the knowledge of how to live a healthy and balanced life, so that we can maximise, the amount of life force energy (prana) available for life. It starts with the simple building blocks of life the 5 elements; earth, water, fire, air and ether. These elements in different are combines in different proportions to form our body.

In Ayurveda there are 3 constitutional types, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, they have also been referred to as principles, energies or intelligence. Everything is connected; therefore, the state of the physical body influences the physical, mental and pranic body, what you think and decisions you make.

The 3 constitutional types Vata, Pitta and Kapha, commonly known as ‘the doshas’ are required to be balanced as each has their own beautiful quality.

However, we are all born with a dominant one, your Prakriti. Our environment, lifestyle, time of day and year, age and diet can all affect our doshas which can make our constitution imbalanced, A state of unbalance in known as Vikriti.

Ayurveda Yoga is a type of Akhanda yoga designed specifically to balance the doshas and 5 elements, which are often unbalanced due to lifestyle factors.

Yoga Nidra

 

Whatever your life situation is, Yoga Nidra is the key to your transformation and healing. Anyone can practise Yoga Nidra as it is a very easy method of attaining peace.

Yoga Nidra is incredibly beneficial to anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia or recovery from illness.

It is a yogic method of conscious sleep, a meditative practice being in a complete state of relaxation between waking and sleeping, that has a simple structured technique to relax the body and mind. 20 mins of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep. It’s very healing to the body and mind.

The practice can be enhanced by setting an intention (sankalpa) as this enters the subconscious mind to assist in manifesting outcomes and changing habits and beliefs. It’s a way to connect to your inner self, restoring the body, mind and all the senses to their natural function.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra:

 

  • Deep rest
  • Better sleep
  • Improves memory
  • Decrease anxiety & insomnia
  • Enhances immune system
  • Enhances emotional stability
  • Increases alpha brainwaves
  • Prevent premature aging and illnesses

 

The end result is the healing of the body, mind and the expansion of consciousness.

Why should I come to a Yoga class to practice Yoga?

 

Whether you are new to yoga or you’re an experienced yogi, yoga classes can offer many benefits including: 

 

  • A safe environment, where you can be guided and adjusted by a qualified teacher.
  • Adjustments tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Accountability and energy unique to a group setting.
  • Progression according to your strength and flexibility.
  • Improvements in technique and alignment.
  • Highlighting any imbalances in your mind, body or spirit which may require re-alignment.
  • The opportunity to move out of your comfort zone and learn something new.

 

Yoga is far more than just a physical practise, it works on your mind, body and spirit and has far reaching affects into every area of your life.

In today’s fast paced world, we are often rushing to the next appointment and trying to fit in as much as possible into our daily lives. Yoga creates an oasis for us to recharge and reboot, giving the body what it needs to heal and unwind. By prioritising time to focus on yourself you are better able to give to others, ‘You can’t pour from and empty cup’. You will leave the studio with a solid foundation from which you can support your family and friends.

There are different types of Yoga taught here at ZOGI Yoga, each having their own benefits, whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, each style and teacher is individual in their approach, come and try a class in our tranquil and rural setting.

 

 

How do I find what’s best for me?

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga works on the connective tissue of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones. It is slower in pace and the postures are held for a minimum of 3 minutes each. Although this may seem challenging to begin with it can be very calming and helps improve flexibility.

AKHANDA YOGA

Akhanda Yoga is a type of Hatha Yoga, it invites a holistic approach to teaching which explores and expands the diverse toolkit of techniques and wisdom that yoga tradition has to offer. It works on the mind, body, and spirit leaving you feeling relaxed, energized but with a sense of physical exertion.

AYURVEDA YOGA

Ayurveda Yoga is a type of Akhanda Yoga designed specifically to rebalance the doshas (the 3 energies that govern your physical, mental and emotional constitution) and the 5 elements. If you are feeling out of sorts, this can help rebalance you and increase your energy. We can become imbalanced as a result of factors such as our environment, diet, illness, stress or even the change of seasons.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra is suitable for all abilities as it is easy to follow. All that is required is stillness as the individual is guided verbally through the practise. You are left feeling relaxed, refreshed, and calm. Even if you fall asleep your unconscious mind will still benefit, and with each practise you will encounter a new experience.

ZOGI Yoga Class Styles | Akhanda Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slower paced practice which invites stillness of mind and body, the use of props makes it accessible to all abilities.

Gentle poses lasting a minimum of 3 minutes aid the stretching of the connective tissues of the body; clearing any energetic blockages and enhancing circulation. It aims to increase flexibility in the low back, hips, pelvis, spine and shoulders to help improve your overall mobility and range of motion.

It is a perfect complement to more yang styles of exercise (such as flow yoga, running, skiing or biking) and addresses tightness and toxin build up in the joints and connective tissue through poses that are equally challenging for the mind and body.

Each class has a theme and uses a pranayama (breathing technique) to focus the mind. It works by both stretching the fascia in the body, and increasing your prana (life force energy), leaving you feeling relaxed and calm.

ZOGI Yoga Class Styles | Akhanda Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Akhanda Yoga

Unlike other types of yoga, Akhanda yoga particularly focuses on individuals finding their inner smile and connecting with the theme of the class. Each theme comes from the yogic scriptures and spiritual texts. This ties in with particular chants and also the passage read to start the meditation.

The format of the class also follows a distinct structure comprised of mantra (chanting) to stimulate and calm the brain, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures), pranayama to prepare for meditation, meditation and chanting to finish.

Asana comprises of a balanced sequence in which poses, and counter poses are performed in an appropriate sequence according to the group, with attention to their level, strength, flexibility, needs and emotional state. A well-designed sequence will create a balanced flexibility, strength and a balanced energy flow in the body. It will leave participants feeling relaxed and grounded by careful design of the class structure and theme.

Akhanda Yoga is a holistic approach to teaching developed by Vishva-ji, to highlight the diverse toolkit of techniques and wisdom that the yoga tradition has to offer. Akhanda Yoga inspires us to practise with joy and dedication, finding the inner smile. His message is balance: “yoga is discipline and surrender, effort and fun!”

ZOGI Yoga Class Styles | Akhanda Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Ayurveda Yoga

Is the science of life, it’s very ancient originating from India, Napal and Sirlanka, and is the sister science to Yoga.

It is the knowledge of how to live a healthy and balanced life, so that we can maximise, the amount of life force energy (prana) available for life. It starts with the simple building blocks of life the 5 elements; earth, water, fire, air and ether. These elements in different are combines in different proportions to form our body.

In Ayurveda there are 3 constitutional types, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, they have also been referred to as principles, energies or intelligence. Everything is connected; therefore, the state of the physical body influences the physical, mental and pranic body, what you think and decisions you make.

The 3 constitutional types Vata, Pitta and Kapha, commonly known as ‘the doshas’ are required to be balanced as each has their own beautiful quality.

However, we are all born with a dominant one, your Prakriti. Our environment, lifestyle, time of day and year, age and diet can all affect our doshas which can make our constitution imbalanced, A state of unbalance in known as Vikriti.

Ayurveda Yoga is a type of Akhanda yoga designed specifically to balance the doshas and 5 elements, which are often unbalanced due to lifestyle factors.

 

ZOGI Yoga Class Styles | Akhanda Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Whatever your life situation is, Yoga Nidra is the key to your transformation and healing. Anyone can practise Yoga Nidra as it is a very easy method of attaining peace.

Yoga Nidra is incredibly beneficial to anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia or recovery from illness.

It is a yogic method of conscious sleep, a meditative practice being in a complete state of relaxation between waking and sleeping, that has a simple structured technique to relax the body and mind. 20 mins of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep. It’s very healing to the body and mind.

The practice can be enhanced by setting an intention (sankalpa) as this enters the subconscious mind to assist in manifesting outcomes and changing habits and beliefs. It’s a way to connect to your inner self, restoring the body, mind and all the senses to their natural function.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra:

  • Deep rest
  • Better sleep
  • Improves memory
  • Decrease anxiety & insomnia
  • Enhances immune system
  • Enhances emotional stability
  • Increases alpha brainwaves
  • Prevent premature aging and illnesses

The end result is the healing of the body, mind and the expansion of consciousness.

 

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