Is a class suitable for all levels with the teacher offering
variations on postures from simple to advanced. Strong
postures working on a deep level of awareness, introducing
pranayama (energy breathing exercises), mantra, and the
bandhas (energy lock).
Students are encouraged to witness how mantra, asana and
pranayama help to release blockages and cleanse the mind of
thoughts and emotions which are no longer needed. This class
is intended to inspire those who are new to yoga to increase
strength and flexibility and those who already have a developed
practice to go deeper challenging themselves to their full potential
but still being mindful of balance.
There is a natural flow between postures and the use of music
helps you focus on your body in a meditative way going deeper
into the self, letting the outside world fade away. So the intensity
of strong uplifting asanas at the start of the class is followed by
deep nervous system calming postures such as inversions and
shavasna at the resolution of the class. This is called the yang/yin
effect, or Shiva/Shakti.