Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Ashtanga is one of the oldest forms of Hatha Yoga. It was rediscovered by Krishnamachaya and carried into the world by his student Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. A predetermined succession of postures (6 series) is practiced which is trained individually under the supervision of a teacher.
Ashtanga yoga consists of Ujjayi (correct breathing), Asana (yoga posture), Dristi (eye focus) and Bandhas (energy locks).
These are all then connected with Vinyasa. Vinyasa is the fusion of movement and breath, leading with the breath. This develops deep concentration both on the body as well as the mind.If Ujjayi, Asana incl. Bandha and Dristi is used correctly, the awareness goes from outward to inward. Then Tristana can occur.
Regular practice allows the student to discover his/her own potential on all levels of their daily existence. Stability and balance are developed physically, psychical and spiritually.
Pattabhi Jois once said "Ashtanga is for everyone – except lazy people."
Ashtanga is meditation in movement.
Inspya Power Yoga
Inspya (Integrated South Pacific Yoga Academy) yoga was developed in Australia by Lance Schuler and is now known universally. It combines aspects of traditional Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga. Inspya Yoga emphasizes the precise alliance of Asanas whereby a mixture of flowing and static Asanas are combined. Focus is placed on balance, strength, flexibility and endurance. These are intensified with breathing exercises (Pranayama). The aim is to combine movement and the breath to become one.
Inspya Yoga is suitable for any level of practitioner as we can use props such as blocks and straps in the class for all levels of flexibility.
Different areas of the body and mind are stimulated during the classes making each lesson a unique journey of self-discovery.