In a Hatha yoga class the postures practiced will vary according to the needs and ability of the student. Whether that be on a general level such as to improve flexibility or for relaxation and de-stressing, or for more specific needs such as for example yoga for surfing, golfing or diving. As well as to improve flexibility, a Hatha class will develop strength, stamina and concentration.
Kundalini Yoga is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques. It's also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. The technology of Kundalini Yoga is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination.
Expect an energetic flow style practice with a different mix of poses each time and lots of emphasis on movement coordinated with the breath. The vinyasa gives rhythm to the practice, keeps the heat building, builds upper body strength and acts as a counterpose to stretch the legs and re-set the spine to neutral for the next sequence.
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga which uses the rhythm of the breath to move through a sequence of postures, integrating strength, flexibility, stamina and focus into a complete mind and body practice. In this class you will be taught the Primary or 1st Series of postures which are designed to purify and align the body.