At URBAN wellbeing we have a wide range of yoga classes during the week. From the strenuous 90 minute Bikram Yoga class to the more gentle Hatha yoga classes to Pregnancy Yoga.
All Bikram Yoga Beginning Series classes run for 90 minutes and consist of the same series of 26 postures, including two breathing exercises.Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga style, and is ideally practiced in a room heated to 40 °C (104 °F) with a humidity of 40%.All official Bikram classes are taught by Bikram-certified teachers, who have completed nine weeks of training endorsed by Choudhury. Bikram-certified teachers are taught a standardized dialogue to run the class, but are encouraged to develop their teaching skills the longer they teach. This results in varying deliveries and distinct teaching styles
Yin Yoga is a deep and meditative practice that targets the connective tissue in the body (tendons, ligaments, fascia). Postures are held in stillness for several minutes. Muscles are relaxed. The long holds in the postures allow for connective tissue to gently release, whilst also boosting the energy meridians that pass through the body’s internal organs. Yin is a perfect style of yoga to compliment all that is yang in our lives. It will help to boost your internal energy levels, increase flexibility in the body, stimulate the body’s natural capacity for healing, and help you find a sense of calm and peace.
Pregnancy Yoga (after 12 weeks to babe’s arrival!)
These classes enhance your pregnancy by building strength, stamina, improving flexibility, inspiring relax and calm. Supporting the ever changing pregnant body through all the months of pregnancy and preparing for labour and birth. We look forward to sharing this special practice with you in this most amazing space!
Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.