Hatha is a generic term that encompasses any type of yoga involving physical postures. The majority of yoga taught in the western world is Hatha & classes usually comprise of a gentle set of postures (asanas) aimed at promoting relaxation & loosening the body. It is best suited to those who want to ease themselves into yoga fitness & begin to understand the connection between the mind & body.
Within Iyengar yoga, a lot of emphasis is placed on correctly aligning the body during every pose, so it requires concentration & attention to detail. Props are often used to better enable you to hold the exact position. In general, it isn’t overly physically demanding but can be quite mentally taxing as you strive to perfect each asana. Due to the slow & careful nature of this style, it’s a great choice for anyone with limited ability as a result of an injury or health condition.
MEDITATION + PRANAYAMA + NIDRA
Meditation refers to a broad variety of practices Those include techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy (life force) & develop compassion, love, patience, generosity & forgiveness. Nidra uses sound as the driving force behind the meditation – the sound waves are used to alter students’ state of consciousness. Pranayama emphasizes on breath control.
RESTORATIVE YOGA + YIN YOGA
If you’re after peace & relaxation, these are for you. Sessions involve holding asanas for three to five minutes, which increases circulation in the joints & improves flexibility. Props are used to make it a comfortable & calming practice. Restorative yoga focuses on grounding and compression whilst Yin is about opening and release.
VINYASA YOGA - FLOW YOGA
This style involves mastering smooth transitions from posture to posture & is similar in intensity to Ashtanga yoga. One of the main differences between the two is that Vinyasa doesn’t follow a strict series of poses & it’s unlikely that any two classes will ever be the same. This is a good type of yoga for people who want to challenge their bodies but are prone to boredom & want to keep things interesting.
This is similar to Bikram yoga but the asanas are not the same. As the name suggests, the room will be heated & you’ll be sweltering as you work your way through the session. Warm yoga might be better for those looking for a slightly more relaxed environment than that of Bikram.
REFORMER FOR BEGINNERS This class is reserved for absolute beginners only.
A prerequisite for anyone who has never taken a reformer class or has very little experience. Beginner’s reformer is a low intensity & very technical class, giving exposure to the nature of the reformer. You will receive detailed explanations & demonstrations to quickly & safely familiarise yourself with the reformer in preparation for the levelled classes.
REFORMER XPRESS LEVEL 1 + 2 A challenging class for level 1 students.
A shorter 45 minute workout for those who need to get their adrenaline fix.
REFORMER LEVEL 1
Continue to ground yourself in the essentials of the STOTT PILATES Reformer, mastering the proper technique required to build core strength, stability & mind-body awareness. Essential Reformer seeks to build comfort with taking cues from the Reformer repertoire to target the abdominals, glutes, arms & quads.
REFORMER LEVEL 2 Students will need to be physically strong to be able to participate.
Focused on endurance & core strength while improving the body’s stamina & agility. Exercises are chosen to activate & mobilize the joints. Mid level intensity reformer classes are designed to streamline the body as well as strengthen & stabilize the hips, knees, & ankles.
BOUNCE + BURN LEVEL 1
An introduction class to bounce + burn, suitable for level 1 students but not absolute beginners. This aerobic workout incorporates the use of the Cardio-Tramp Rebounder to increase performance, challenge neuromuscular precision, & improve cardiovascular health while allowing you to explore a greater range of movement.
BOUNCE + BURN LEVEL 2
This aerobic workout incorporates the use of the Cardio-Tramp Rebounder to increase performance, challenge neuromuscular precision, & improve cardiovascular health while allowing you to explore a greater range of movement.
TOWER LEVEL 1 - 2
The tower adds a vast repertoire of multi plane exercise to the already sophisticated reformer. Balance bars & arm & leg resistance springs will give you a strong workout tailored to your own body.
OPEN LEVEL REFORMER LEVEL 1 - 2
A challenging class for level 1 students and level 2 students will still get a good workout.
MAX 8 STUDENTS PER CLASS
MAX 5 STUDENTS PER CLASS