Dancing Warrior Yoga teaches Hatha-Vinyasa which is an authentic, flowing style of yoga. We also teach Yin Yoga and Meditation. The following classes honour these traditions while focusing on specific themes.
Warrior 1: Alignment & 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.
Warrior 2: Embodiment and Flow
This class is ideal for students who want to explore a deeper level of yoga embodiment. It offers creative and progressive flowing yoga sequences designed to challenge your comfort zone. This class includes more advanced poses such as arm balancing and inversions. Get ready to take your practice to the next level! This class is suited for students who have been practicing regularly for a year or more.
Laughing Lotus Flow (TM)
Laughing Lotus Flow (TM) was created by Jasmine Tarkeshi from Laughing Lotus in New York. It is a creative, lyrical & dynamic form of Vinyasa yoga. Expect funky playlists, arm balances, inversions and lots of play! Some yoga experience required.
Sun Moon Restorative
This class consists of a gentle warm up sequence followed by a variety of restorative postures that support and rejuvenate the body. A perfect way to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit on a Sunday afternoon.
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.
Alignment and Core
These classes teach the fundamental principles of safe alignment, breath and core activation. You will learn how to safely perform yoga poses to avoid potential injury. By activating the core we can protect the spine by stabilising the spinal column – the home of the central nervous system and centre of the body. Ideal for new students or those wishing to refresh their knowledge.
Meditation for the Modern Yogi
Meditation is a heightened state of awareness that when practiced regularly has a transformational effect. It is an ancient practice inspired by the saints and sages of the ages. In these classes we will apply the wisdom of their teachings to our own modern lives in a practical way. You will be guided through methods of concentration to enter into stillness and connect with your own higher nature. You will be inspired, guided and supported in your practice to further and deepen your experience.
Peaceful Warrior : Yin Yoga
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.