About Michelle Jayne’s Yoga Classes
Yoga Studios label each class to allow students to choose the most appropriate practice they are in need of. A lot of these classes also come under the term ‘general’ or ‘open’ classes, which means that ALL are welcome.
I can assure you that I have taught many a class where I have had an absolute beginner in the room alongside experienced Yogi’s…….and yes, the beginners did return 🙂
Each class I teach evolves around an intention and flow. Flowing effortlessly from one shape (asana) to another is known as Vinyasa, movement connected with breath. There is alignment within the practice and props that are incorporate and used.
Yin Yoga is a passive practice which utilises a variety of seated and supine poses which are held for 3 – 5 minutes. It works at stretching the connective tissue around the joints
(mainly knees, pelvis, sacrum & spine) and works on our fascia network.
Yin Yoga can be challenging as it asks us to sit with mild to moderate achy sensations that may be outside our comfort zone.
Yoga Flow / Vinyasa Flow
Yoga Flow is a traditional Yang style of practice which draws it’s foundation from Ashtanga Yoga. A Yoga Flow class will focus on strengthening and lengthening muscles, whilst learning how to utilise the core as the centre from which you move from.
Yoga Flow is perfect for all levels of students. It incorporates Vinyasa style sequences, meditation and pranayama.
Hatha / Slow Flow
Hatha Yoga is the traditional style that was brought over to the west by those that had trained in India. It works at a slower pace, taking the spine through it’s full range of motion, but without focusing on the use of heat or intense vinyasa sequencing.
Hatha is perfect for those who are newer to yoga, recovering from injury, looking for a slower, gentler practice and also the older population.