© 2016 Alice Milner. All Rights Reserved
© 2016 Alice Milner. All Rights Reserved
We offer a wide variety of Courses, Classes, Small group training, 121 sessions, Workshops, Retreats, Corporate On-site sessions, Sessions for Schools and Teacher Trainings.
We mostly offer yoga and come from the Ashtanga route, which by the way we think this is just geniusness itself, as a yoga practice. We love to learn and embrace other styles of yoga and the opportunity to explore and play whenever we get the chance. So Acroyoga is a big hit with us here too.
We also offer Thai Yoga massage, Pilates, Performances, online Mindful nutrition courses and Hula Hooping.
And next door in our sister studio Funky Monkey Studio we offer a whole range of Pole Dance and Aerial Arts classes as well.
Ashtanga is a powerful, dynamic system of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) in India relatively recently in yoga's long history. A set of increasingly challenging postures that link breath with flowing movements, building strength, flexibility and as you go. Eventually as you gain a deeper understanding and more familiarity with the practice you'll also learn to steady your mind as you move into a moving meditation.
The Works: The FULL primary series from start to finish.
The Essentials: A trimmed practice for those short of time or new to the practice.
Guided Self-Practice: The traditional Mysore style class as has been taught for many years in the homeland of this style of Yoga which is in Mysore, Bangalore, India. Hence the name ;-)
Independant Self Practice: A Mysore class but with no hands on teaching or adjustments, this is only suitable for our regular practitioners here at the studio, who have an established practice.
A mixture of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai massage techniques. These disciplines create a practice that develops trust, play and a sense of community. The trust element is developed with the group working together with 3 key players.
Courses: Here at the Yama Yoga Hub we believe in a regular practice whatever style your practicing so we offered you a better deal if you sign up to a block rather than take drop in options. You will progress with greater ease too.
Jams: A jam is an open practice where Acro Yogis share their skills with each other without formal instruction. Jams are a great way to build community while connecting with many different people. The sessions will be supervised to ensure everybody's safety so help is on hand should you need it and spotting is mandatory.
Handstand Conditioning: Working towards the pinnacle of the Acroyoga Practice the infamous Hand2Hand means you'll need to be developing your handstand skills and as we all know practice makes perfect.
Making occasional appearances on our timetable...
Yoga Flow: A dynamic flowing class following the Ashtanga vinyasa system but not as you know it...
Yoga Bliss: A restorative class to make you feel A-Maz-ing.
Yoga Vigorosa: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) meets yoga - so YES you ARE going to SWEAT!
The Moon Sequence: If you follow the ashtanga tradition then the Full, the New Moon and your "ladies holidays" are days of rest. This is an awesome little practice which is the perfect yin to the yan of the ashtanga regime should you choose to still practice on the traditional rest days.
Yoga Nidra: The arrrrhhhh moment taken at the end of your regular practice but bigger and better and longer than usual.
Uber Flex: A class designed for our brothers and sisters from next door at Funky Monkey Studio to develop their splits and backbends but great for yogis too.
Hello Yoga: This is our introductory offering for those of you who are brand new to yoga or for those of you who would like to gain a deeper understanding of what is a pretty massive subject.
Flow Like Water: In this class you will be guided to find your unique pathway just like water finds it's way - with ease and grace. This is the Strala way! Taking time, tuning into your intuition, moving with your breath, finding your personal flow. It's all about feeling good and experiencing the joy of moving your body just the way it's meant to move - with ease. This is a very nurturing and exhilarating way to learn the art of yoga and is suitable for all.
Thai Yoga Massage
In the summer of 2016 four monkeys made a trip to study with Krishnataki at Sunshine House in Greece. He has a particular interpretation and understanding of the Thai Yoga Massage practice that fits very well alongside our philosophies here regarding ones yoga practice. Many of the thai massage therapists around the world seem to work on a "no pain - no gain" principle which just doesn't make sense to us. Takis believes in a softer deeper more mindful touch, in listening to the body and allowing both the receiver and the giver to release and to let go. He refers to it as a Sacred Dance for this is a mutually beneficial practice with the giver being totally present, moving their own body with comfort ease and grace to facilitate the opening of another. The receiver may look completely passive but letting go is a skill that takes practice and requires one to be open in heart, mind and body. This is the joining of two for the greater good of all.
Moving the two bodies promotes general health and wellbeing for both giver and receiver.
On the preventive side, it activates the free flow of Prana (your life force or energy) and improves fluid circulation, digestion, breathing capacity, body posture, flexibility, as well as releasing nervous tension.
On the therapeutic side, it can cure a large number of pathologies such as lower back pain, headaches, digestive problems, stress, insomnia, nervous imbalance, neck and shoulder muscular tightness…to name just a few…
An extremely accessible practice that can help you find more length in your spine and safe alignment throughout your body. In this form of yoga you’re suspended off the ground in an aerial yoga “silk” or hammock, it supports your weight, whilst easing pressure, it can provide pain relief, create space in your joints, decrease compression in your spine, and help you find more mobility. You may not be used to hanging upside down, but you can invert in the hammock without putting pressure on your head or spine as you would in classic inversions, therefore experiencing all the benefits which are unavailable to many in a regular yoga class. It is a fantastic tool for finding better alignment, in almost yoga pose, which you can take back to your mat.
Currently only available as a 121 sessions: We currently only have the rigging in place for two hammocks one for the student and one for the teacher. We will be looking to install more rigging spots soon in order to introduce classes - in the meantime we're offering a special offer on your first session.