OUR YOGA CLASSES FALL 2019


RESTORATIVE FLOW

- A SOFT FLOW INTO DEEP RELAXATION

Let go and flow into softness. In this class we let the breath lead us into poses that open us up and allow us to release tension. Through gentle and conscious movement the body and mind are given an opportunity to decompress, and we end the class with an extended relaxation.

Duration 75 MIN


PEISE SVETT YOGA

- GET HOT AND SWEATY ON THE MAT!

This class has a name in Norwegian because it just works really well in our language ;o) - but the class is for everyone! Welcome to a hot and steamy class with instructor Øistein W. Johansen - he loves to give his students a good workout! The class is based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, but the different asanas will vary from class to class and there will be lots of great tips on techniques. The practice will end with some calmer asanas and off course, the most important one at last - savasana.

It’s great if you have some experience with yoga from before, but all levels are welcome.

Duration 90 MIN


HATHA YOGA

- THE CLASSIC!

The word "hatha" can be translated into "sun" (ha) and "moon" (tha) - yoga for balance, and "hatha yoga" includes most forms of yoga today. In this class we practice classical hatha yoga - which is based on five principles: breathing, movement and relaxation, as well as proper diet and positive thinking / meditation.

A typical class starts with pranayama (breathing exercises) to calm the mind, then a series of sun salutations to warm up every part of the body. Then we go through the 12 basic yoga asanas (postures) that will move the spine in all directions. All classes end with a guided relaxation.

The class will be experienced as relatively calm – somewhere between ashtanga and yin. We breathe into the positions - and hold them for a relatively long time - so that the body can adjust and adapt. You will experience increased flexibility, strength and body contact and feel calmer and more present after class.

Duration 90 MIN


ASHTANGA YOGA

- STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

This class is for those who have practiced some yoga before, know some of the principles of yoga or want to try out a yoga method that is physically engaging. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is one of the oldest traditions and has inspired a vast majority of other modern yoga today. We follow a certain sequence of different asanas of the Primary Series that will contribute to increase vitality, strength and flexibility of both body and mind.

Duration 90 MIN


YIN YOGA

- the power of rest

This is a very quiet and soft yoga method that can be effective against stress and deeper tensions. Yin yoga is a soft therapeutic yoga where most positions are made lying or sitting on the yoga mat while working with deep muscles, connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments. This is an passive way of working. It means that you do not use muscle power, but it's breath that helps the body to release tension and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. We stay a little longer in each postures than in other yoga methods, about three to five minutes. In yin yoga, we are happy to use pillows and other props to support the body and ease into a deep relaxation.

Duration 90 MIN


SOFT YOGA

- An attentive approach to yoga

This class will open with a mindfulness meditation in a position adapted to your body. The physical yoga positions will move in a calm tempo and you will have the time and space to move with the rhythm of your own breath and to listen to the needs of your body. We will move through lying, seated and standing postures, all of which can be adjusted. This class is well suited if you have extra considerations you need to take. We will focus on improved body awareness and the class will end with a deep relaxation. Well suited for all levels, beginners welcome.

Duration 75 MIN


Meditation & Deep Relaxation

- A GUIDED SANCTUARY TO STILLNESS

Give yourself a break. It’s a lifesaver. Time to do nothing is good for a whole lot of things - from your basic body functions to your creativity! This class will give you a guided meditation that ends with a deep relaxation. We’ll make use of whatever you might need to get comfortable - bolsters, blankets - maybe you’d like a seat on chair for the meditation?

Welcome to a powerfull sanctuary of stillness with us. The class is a great combo with a more dynamic class or after a good workout.

Duration 60 MIN