The Asthtanga Primary series is a series of postures in logical sequence designed to open and strengthen the body. Each posture is an introduction to the next, and joined together with the breath to create a rhythmic experience. Combined with some Vinyasas, this class creates warmth in the body and focuses on core strength.
Ashtanga half led primary is flowing with one breath one movement, working on technique, tradition, alignment, adjustments and inspiration. It develops relationship of meditative awareness between the body and mind the help students experience a deeper level of themselves. Build strength, movement coordination, body integration and flexibility. Co-coordinating the key concepts of ashtanga yoga; breath, bandhas and drishti
Bal-lates is a combination of pilates and ballet with amazing and fast results for all over body toning leaving you feeling toned,lean, strong and energetic and wanting more. The workout consists of a warm up which increases the heart rate and warms up the muscles preparing the body for the rest of the workout.Then, using lights weights, we workout the upper body followed by legs and thigh. After a hard workout the class finishes with a relaxing stretching.
The Booty Barre Method is a revolutionary new program that raises the barre on your group exercise classes. Booty Barre fuses Pilates, Dance and Yoga with fluid athletic intervals. It feels good, it's fun and it works! The method incorporates a well-balanced fusion of isometric movements,counter- balanced with full range of motion choreography, creating a program that translates into functional strength and beautiful physique. www.thebootybarre.com
A bonding class where mums & babies are encouraged to have fun together while practicing gentle, age appropriate yoga sequences & postures. Classes include singing, action rhymes, stretching & a deep relaxation at the end. Mums will become stronger as their babies grow, & will recover good posture & abdominal strength & vitality. Baby Yoga develops motor & coordination skills, encourages good sleep & relieves constipation & wind problems.
Meditation is a simple, direct practice of moment-to-moment awareness of the body-mind process.In the class we will explore various meditations including moving, silent and guided practice as well as talks, questions and answers, in support of developing a home practice.
An exploration of the dance of energy. Beginning with simple energy raising Chi Kung sequences that explore our Yang flow in the physical and energetic body we then settle into the deep practice of Yin to observe the changes and open the meridian pathways in the connective tissue. Perfect for enlivening your senses and reconnecting with your self.
Flying Yoga blends acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage into a practice that is challenging, healing, fun and interactive. You will work in partners or in groups (not necessary to bring a partner with you) to explore your inner acrobat and to deepen your yoga practice. This is a great class to meet new people, to play and to find your inner child and be challenged physically at the same time. No experience necessary, just come with a willingness to learn and play.
This class is great for not only beginners, but also for the experienced practitioner who wants a more gentle, slow-paced, meditative yoga experience. Asanas (poses) are held for longer lengths of time, thus enhancing muscle tone, flexibility, and a peaceful mind. The end of class is devoted to practicing breathing and relaxation techniques.
Yoga has enjoyed popularity with adults for many years. It is only recently that we now understand the benefits of yoga for children, increasing their concentration and focus, self esteem and body awareness. Children today live in a busy stressful world. Kids Yoga offers classes in a calm, fun and non-competitive environment.
Morning Warrior is particularly for those who want a class that focuses more on building strength and stamina than flexibility. We will explore sun salutations that will warm up the body, of course some warrior poses and some more difficult poses that will lift your strength game. This class will keep moving, so you will work hard and probably sweat, but in the process you will brighten and buff your body and soul!
Also called 'The Rack' or 'Trapeze Table,' this popular piece of equipment is one of the most effective and versatile of all Pilates apparatus that offers more than 80 exercises based on spring resistance. Benefits of exercising with the Cadillac include strengthening the core muscles while developing spinal flexibility, as well as toning of the shoulders, back and other muscles.
The Pilates Chair is also known as the "Wunda" or stability chair. The Chair is said to be one of the most difficult Pilates machines to master. The Chair is one of the smallest machines, but like the Reformer and the Cadillac, works with spring resistance. Benefits of exercising with the Chair include increased strength in torso-stabilizing muscles, activation of the buttocks and pelvic region muscles, in addition to heightened coordination skills. For strained or injured muscles, the Pilates Chair offers an effective stretch rehabilitative workout.
Also known as the Spine Corrector, the Barrel engages the core and develops the legs while supporting the spine and is used to lengthen your leg muscles, strengthen your thighs, enhance your breathing and massage your low back, while maintaining flexibility in your spine and opening your chest.The exercises available to the Barrel user are largely non-weight bearing, meaning you do not bear your body weight through the joints of your lower body. The Step Barrel is a great tool for you if you need to strengthen your legs but have hip, knee or ankle pain during standing activities.
This power yoga class is a vigorous variation of a Vinyasa flow class intended to provide a full body work-out. The focus is on increasing muscle strength through holding poses for a longer duration thereby increasing stamina and toning the body. This in an intermediate level class, intended for students with a average to good level of flexibility and fitness.
A no impact regime: a Pilates Reformer workout places emphasis on restoring the spine’s natural curves and on improving stability and mobility in the lumbo-pelvic region. There is a focus on strengthening the thoracic extensors and lengthening the chest muscles to counteract the increased curves in the upper part of the back. Each exercise session on the reformer redefines what ideal alignment looks and feels like for each participant.
Prenatal Yoga strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles, increases flexibility, balance, and coordination, improves circulation, aids in digestion, and exercises the spine, thus alleviating many common discomforts. Our class is specially designed for all stages of your pregnancy, with special modifications for each trimester. NOTE: students should be past their first trimester before joining a prenatal class.
Postnatal pilates focuses on strenthening and toning your weak muscles, increasing flexibility ,improving your posture for a healthy back and is a fantastic full body workout. Our main aim with the postnatal pilates class is to encourage core engagement and improve general muscle tone and overall abdominal strength.
The Reformer Pilates machine uses resistance springs to increase the intensity of Pilates mat based exercises. The exercises you will be taught on the reformer will increase the toning capacity of Pilates, as well as improving your posture, core strength, flexibility, muscle tone/ contouring and body awareness. The reformer aids in lengthening the muscles further, leading to an even more toned body.
A pilates mat class is based on systematic mat and equipment based exercises. Each class is designed to improve your posture, core strength, flexibility, muscle tone/contouring and body awareness. This is done by focusing on core stability, including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization, neutral alignment and patterned breathing. Pilates mat classes aid in restoring the natural curves of the spine, relieving tension and enhancing self-confidence.
Prenatal Pilates is a well rounded work-out focusing on toning and strengthening the arms, thighs and buttocks. Learning the principles of centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow will help you during your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. The practice of Pilates during your pregnancy will also strengthen your abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles to assure that your pregnancy and labor are more comfortable.
“Do not stop trying just because perfection eludes you.” BKS Iyengar This class integrates stretching and breathing which leads to a more restorative & therapeutic form of yoga, tapping into your potential for fertility wellness & all aspects of women’s health. We focus specifically on the hips, reproductive and hormonal system where the practice is designed to improve physical wellbeing and reduce the effects of stress. By preparing the body, mind and spirit, strength and confidence will follow, helping one to reach new inner levels of calm and focus.
This class offers a half hour of restorative yoga and a half hour of yoga nidra. In the restorative portion of the class, we explore asanas to open and relax the body and mind and to awaken awareness in preparation for yoga nidra. Yoga nidra involves a guided meditation that ideally keeps the participant in a balanced state between wakefulness and sleep, thereby helping access the unconscious mind.
This is the blissful combination of two ancient practices, paddle boarding and yoga. The benefits of yoga are widely known but why not head down to the beach and swap your matt for a paddle board and a sweaty studio for glassy water and a cool ocean breeze. Both yoga and paddle boarding help you with your core strength and balance and this harmonious combination will enhance your yoga practice and offer you the perfect blend of spirit, body and nature. In this class paddle out to sea, perform asanas with a blissful ocean backdrop and finish with savasana, meditating with nothing but the sound of water lapping against your board to lull you into deep relaxation.
Vibrant Living Yoga integrates Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Jivamukti practices. Implementing Vinyasa Flow techniques, this pulsating and vibrant workout will make you sweat and leave you feeling radiantly alive. Experience your truest self beyond your mind through this rhythmic, devotional class. Be inspired and live the magnificence of who you are!
This challenging Western style of Ashtanga yoga focuses on linking movement with breath for an invigorating body-mind workout. It is physically a more strenuous and fast-paced form of yoga, training the cardiovascular system, flexibility, strength, and balance. This class offers variations, making it perfect for intermediates and advanced Dubai yogis -be prepared to sweat!
Exploring the dance of energy: beginning with Chi Kung inspired yoga sequences that gently raise the heart rate and awareness of the physical and energetic body into the meditative practice of Yin to stretch deep into the connective tissues and meridian pathways. Perfect for enlivening your senses and reconnecting with yourself.
Yoga is an eastern Indian tradition that focuses on strength, flexibility, & spirituality. Pilates focuses on building strength in the deep muscles of the abdominal region, the body's core. Yogalates takes the best of yoga & the best of Pilates & integrates them into one balanced system of exercise. Incorporating a refined awareness of the breath & the core, Yogilates is both functional & fun, practical & powerful, flowing & inspired.