WILD NEST CLASSES
Dynamic flow with Malin
Dynamic flow is a combination of the first, second and third series of Ashtanga Yoga and the poses are sequenced around the joints of the body.
A Dynamic practice encourages a smooth unbroken rhythm of breath and movement,
The Rocket, as the name indicates, gets you there faster!
It adds in more strengthening abdominal moves which support your inversion practice, as well as lots of hip openers, backbends and twists to create a well-rounded body and mind. The Rocket sequences leave you with the feeling of being stronger, lighter and more flexible.
Seasonal Yoga with Laura Wills
Seasonal Yoga is inspired by ancient Chinese and Indian health systems and is a practice specifically designed to send energy flowing through the meridian lines (energy pathways of the body). From a physical view point the practice re-vitalizes our systems and organs which have energies corresponding to different seasons of the year - putting the mind and body where it is supposed to be - in harmony with nature.
Hatha Yoga with Maria Anderson
Hatha Yoga is one of the oldest systems that includes most styles yoga practice.
In Gentle Hatha we move to a slow and steady flow with mostly floor based asanas.
Intermediate Hatha is a strong session, holding the yoga poses and working in time with the breathe.
In Power Hatha we up the tempo making this a Vinyasa/Ashtanga style practice.
All work with the breath and energy's to balance mind, body & soul.
Yin Yoga with Malin
Yin is a slow, soothing and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissue, the fascia , bones, joints and ligaments in the body.
We hold mostly passive poses for about two to five minutes.
The more we work our fascial system, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Movement and stretching hydrate fascia and literally help slow the ageing process.
Lengthening extremely tight tissues can be an uncomfortable practice, but using this time to focus on breathing is a large part of Yin Yoga and also one of the many benefits.
Typically when we experience discomfort, our bodies naturally become tense, Yin Yoga teaches us to reroute the mind and slow the heart rate when we experience discomfort.
Eventually, your mind will remain relaxed throughout your entire practice and you will be able to release the tension and more easily stretch your connective tissues.
Yoga Flow for Athletes
This is a session to build flexibility, core strength and aid recovery.
Most sports requires repetitive movement that creates an imbalance in the body, and yoga helps to balance strength and flexibility to ward off injury and help you recover faster.
One of the things many athletes love about sports like running, cycling and swimming is that rhythmic, repetitive motion over long distances that can be deeply meditative. But the downside of this action from a physical point of view is that the continuous cycles of repetitive motion tax one set of muscles while underutilising the rest. Over time and distance, this creates muscular imbalances that can lead to misalignment and injury.
A regular yoga practice will help to balance out the muscles groups, keep you flexible, stronger and prevent injuries.
An other important part is the breath. The breath is a way of directing energy throughout your body and an astute indicator of your physical and emotional state during practice. Learning a slow and steady breath will help athletes stay focused and keep going for longer.