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The principles laid out in Patanjali’s yoga sutras dating back to 500 B.C. are still very relevant today. Yoga has evolved a lot from the days of Patanjali; it has taken different forms to meet the varying needs of practitioners all along its journey. Yoga continues to accept all changes, like the ocean accepts the river; it absorbs, assimilates and grows. (A distinctive feature of Sanaathana Dharma)
Each one of us is unique and our needs are unique too. a1000yoga’s vision is to personalise yoga to every individual’s needs; to bring back yoga as a tool to facilitate personal growth, wellness and fulfilment in your life.
All sessions except AstangaVinyasa, Power yoga and Kalari are mixed-level sessions (beginners can attend)
This is a classical approach to Yoga Asanas. The style of Yoga is slow paced and postures are held for a longer period of time. The objective of this style of Yoga is achieving strength and stability with special focus on the alignment of each asana practiced. Ideal for beginners to understand proper alignment of asanas.
Core Hata Yoga
A Hata yoga practice, that primarily focuses on the core area of the body – abdomen, lower back and legs. Asanas practiced are aimed towards strengthening this part of the body to ultimately achieve higher levels of strength and stability in other practices as well.
This stands for Asana, Pranayama and Meditation and it blends all 3 practices and brings about a unification of the body, breath and mind. An eclectic blend of Hata Yoga Asanas, primarily back and hip openers, that prepare you to sit still for Pranayama, Body stillness (Kaya sthairyam), and Shavasana. Exceptionally beneficial for those who suffer from stress related issues. An ideal practice for beginners.
Asana with Props
Done with props (like bricks, ropes, chairs and bolsters) to ensure proper alignment and ease of postures, this enables one to practice safely and to obtain full benefits of the postures, and increase awareness about the body. Typically, each asana is held for a period long enough to ensure it is understood thoroughly. This is also an ideal practice for beginners as this forms a foundation for future practices.
Made popular by Shri Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, Ashtanga Yoga or Ashtanga Vinyasa comprises a set sequence of asanas that are practiced with Vinyasa (flow), Ujjayi (breath), Dhristi (gaze) and Bandhas (locks). An Experienced Ashtanga vinyasa Teacher leads the primary series. This style is dynamic and intense in nature and requires substantial amount of prior Yoga practice (minimum 6 months) for safe alignment and transitions.
This style, just like Ashtanga Vinyasa is very dynamic in nature, made for those looking for a complete workout along with a cardio routine. It is a flow-based session with a well-choreographed sequence of asanas. Power Yoga is the ultimate cross training system, with low impact movement, flexibility, cardio, strengthening and muscle toning benefits.
This system of yoga is based upon Swami Sivananda’s understanding of how the body works and which poses would be the most beneficial. He limited his style to 12 basic postures — starting with inversions, back bends, twists, forward bends and ending with standing balancing poses — which he considered the best to stretch and strengthen your body in an effective way.
Satyananda Yoga uses its practices in a traditional and systematic way, advancing gradually through the different levels of our existence, starting with the physical body and moving progressively into increasingly subtle realms of experience. The main emphasis of Satyananda Yoga is on inner awareness. Breathing techniques are taught from the beginning and awareness directed inwards.
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®is also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. Combining meditation, mantra, asanas and breathing techniques; it is Raj Yog and encompasses the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. Kundalini Yoga is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin Yoga offers a much deeper access to the body and heightens your awareness. Ideal for practitioners looking at a slow placed and a more relaxed style of yoga.
One of the world’s most ancient forms of martial arts, Kalaripayattu finds it roots in Kerala. The word Kalari is used to describe martial arts movement in a combat area. This style combines the mind and body and is dynamic in nature. Fixed sets of sequences are practiced which require a more advanced level of strength and flexibility. A certified Kalari teacher always leads this class.
Pronounced puh-laa-taze, this style consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs. Like yoga, Pilates has many of the same goals (Core strength, flexibility and stability). Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.
Pranayama and Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep” is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. One appears to be sleeping but the conscious mind is functioning at a deeper level: it is sleep with a trace of deep awareness. The class will include a few asanas that awaken the spine, followed by pranayama and Yoga Nidra. Since Yoga Nidra involves venturing into the subconscious, it is often best practiced with an experienced yoga teacher who verbally delivers instructions. It is extremely beneficial for stress, insomnia and creativity.
Yoga for Sports/Runners
Yoga is the perfect cross training regimen for sportspeople. Any sport activity can be hard on your joints in the long run and yoga can help in improving your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength with regular practice. Each class is uniquely designed to address different muscle groups and helps mainly in avoiding sports related injuries and more importantly recover from injuries faster. It also helps to have a heightened sense of awareness to your own body and it’s strengths and limitations.
A set of cleansing practices, like Jala Neti and Kunjal and Kapalabhati. It has wondrous results and enhances your asana and pranayama. Experience the powerful effects within both the physical and energetic bodies; an essential to the practice of Hata Yoga, these kriyas form the foundation of practices of Raja Yoga. A must learn technique to beat the pollution, respiratory and Stomach issue. Appointments available as a personal session.