Dancing Warrior Yoga teaches Hatha-Vinyasa which is an authentic, flowing style of yoga. We also teach Yin Yoga and Restorative yoga. The following classes honour these traditions while focusing on specific themes.
Basics (For Beginners)
This class provides foundation and understanding of yoga principles such as how to link the body to the breath and the mind. You will gain improved core strength and postural awareness through a series of poses (asanas), designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness and general well being. The benefits of Hatha yoga include stretching and strengthening, release from stress, greater postural awareness, full-breathing, deeper levels of concentration and relaxation. Cool and soothing breathing techniques allow the body to access deeper states of relaxation and meditation. We recommend that students who are new to yoga attend at least 10 Warrior One classes before attending Warrior 2. New students are welcome to attend any other classes on the timetable.
This class consists of a conscious, dynamic sequence followed by a variety of restorative or Yin postures that support and rejuvenate the body.
Embodiment and Flow (Open Level)
This is an open class that caters for all levels of experience and ability. The class is focused on awakening the thinking body and connecting the upper and lower hemispheres of the body through the naval centre (Hara). This is a moving meditation, teaching you how to connect breath, body and mind. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Yin yoga is a soft, receptive and mindful practice that nourishes the whole body. By holding postures for a long time (around 5 minutes) we encourage the body to release long-held tension, and stimulate the flow of energy through all areas and tissues. The passive nature of the practice also provides a wonderful opportunity for us to practice mindfulness and work with the breath – the bridge between body and mind. These classes provides a valuable complement to other more dynamic forms of yoga, which can tend to emphasise the yang qualities of heat and strength. Yin yoga can help you learn to relax, surrender to the present moment as it is, and quiet the mind through connecting with the breath.