Hatha Yoga is a traditional branch of Yoga that focuses on physical postures (asanas), breath control (pranayama), and meditation. The word "Hatha" itself is a combination of two Sanskrit words: "ha," which means sun, and "tha," which means moon. This signifies the balance and harmony of opposites, such as strength and flexibility, effort and surrender, and the union of body and mind.
Hatha Yoga is often considered the foundation of all Yoga styles, as it provides a solid grounding in the fundamental principles and practices of Yoga. Aiming to create a balanced and harmonious connection between the physical and mental aspects of the self.
In a Yogabee Hatha Yoga class, you can expect a slow and gentle approach, focusing on holding asanas and practicing pranayama to increase flexibility, build strength, and improve connection. It is an excellent style for beginners and those seeking a more meditative and mindful form of Yoga.
Hatha Flow is a dynamic and contemporary variation of traditional Hatha Yoga. Combining the classical Hatha postures and breathing techniques with a more fluid and continuous movement, similar to Vinyasa Yoga. This style of yoga blends the principles of Hatha, which emphasise alignment and holding poses for a period of time, with the flowing sequences and transitions often found in Vinyasa.
In a Yogabee Hatha Flow practice, you can expect a series of postures that are linked together in a graceful and continuous flow, synchronised with the breath. creating a smooth and more meditative practice compared to a faster-paced Vinyasa flow. The practice helps build strength, flexibility, and balance while also encouraging mindfulness and breath awareness.
Hatha Flow Yoga is suitable for various levels of practitioners, allowing for modifications, strength-building and relaxation. It's an excellent choice for those who appreciate the structure and alignment of Hatha Yoga and also enjoy the fluidity and rhythm of Vinyasa.
Yin Yoga is a serene and meditative practice that works wonders for the hips and lower body. Offering the body a way to cultivate lasting flexibility, improve range of motion, strengthen joints, calm the nervous system, and reduce stress and anxiety.
During a Yogabee Yin class, you will experience a gentle and soothing series of long-held floor poses, each held for 3-5 minutes. These poses are specifically designed to deeply relax the muscles and target the layers of fascia (connective tissue) in the body. Throughout the practice, we will utilise props such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks to support and enhance the connection to your practice.
Yin Yoga provides you with ample time to harmonise opposites and stimulate the flow of chi (energy) throughout your being. It offers an opportunity to intimately connect with yourself, tune in to your inner wisdom, and let go.
Vinyasa Flow, is a dynamic and fluid practice centred around a series of asanas, connected seamlessly through an unbroken sequence of breath guided transitions. Rooted in Sanskrit, "Vinyasa" combines "Vi," meaning "sequence," and "Nyasa," meaning "to place."
In a Vinyasa Flow class, you will be guided through a sequence of asanas, each thoughtfully coordinated with specific breath patterns. The transitions between each asana harmonises with every inhale and exhale, cultivating a continuous and serene flow.
The integration of breath and movement emcompasses a meditative and physically demanding practice, to support enhanced strength, flexibility, balance, and heightened body awareness.
Vinyasa Flow is celebrated for its imaginative and dynamic qualities, attracting those seeking an active and invigorating yoga practice. Vinyasa Flow is suitable for intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners seeking a physically challenging, creatively sequenced, and stress-relieving practice. It's adaptable for different levels, but not ideal for complete beginners