"Peace is our very nature, and yoga leads you to inner peace." Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
At Samsara we offer many different styles of yoga to suit all abilities and tastes. This variety in styles is there to help you discover a class which fits what your body and mind needs.
It’s important to remember that yoga is not competitive. In yoga classes we are given the opportunity to continue to learn and grow, with awareness, acceptance and compassion shown towards ourselves and others.
We encourage this approach here at Samsara in both students and teachers alike. Our team are happy to answer any questions you have and talk you though which class would best suit you.
In Vinyasa Flow Yoga, movement and breath are synchronised to create a flowing practice. The asanas (postures) are linked together in a way that makes sense physically, and creates a moving meditation, where the body becomes strong and flexible, while the mind becomes focused and calm. The pace of the flow can vary, as you are guided into and out of postures with fluidity and attention to alignment, with each teacher bringing their own unique expertise, experience and creativity to the classes.
Yin yoga increases mobility and flexibility in the body and ultimately leads to deeper relaxation and a better yang practice. Life requires balance and so does yoga. If you are only doing the “yang” styles of yoga (the active muscular forms), it is time to discover the “yin” yoga that works on the deep tissues and energy systems of the body. Suitable for all levels, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to dynamic yang yoga practises that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
Unravel and unwind from your week with a gently flowing vinyasa yoga class in soft glowing candlelight. Delicious flow sequences are designed to release, open up, twist out and create space in your body, connecting you back to your breath with each movement. This is the ultimate way to unwind and get ready for your weekend.
Take things up a notch with Power Flow, a more challenging vinyasa practise. Dynamic in nature, Power Flow incorporates strengthening exercises and more challenging postures to improve stamina, get the heart racing and sweat dripping. Strong and rewarding in equal measures, you’ll leave feeling energised, exhilarated and ready to take on whatever life throws at you off the mat. Each of our teachers brings their own unique expertise and experience to the class.
Restorative Yoga, the antidote to stress, allows us to tip the balance in favour of the parasympathetic 'quieting system'. With this, ever deepening states of relaxation ensue. Mild, gentle and prolonged stretching is supported with the appropriate use of props. The spine is moved in all different directions to unlock tension in the spine with a deep connection to breath, gravity and mental concentration.
Therapeutic and Restorative
Soothing. Relaxing. Healing
An inclusive class for those who want to explore more subtle movement modalities or those experiencing fatigue. Each class will vary, but will entail somatic movements, classical yoga postures with biomechanical awareness, classical or contemporary yin postures, restorative yoga, mindfulness and pranayama. A wonderful opportunity to explore movement, but yet be gentle with ourselves, developing our posture, breath and mindful attention.
Dynamic. Fluid. Intuitive
Prana Flow comprises fluid, deep and energetic approach to vinyasa yoga that combines circular, wave motions with strength and stability, to cultivate fluidity, creativity and rejuvenation for body and mind.
You will experience the power of the embodiment of the earth, air, water, space and fire to balance our vital energy, health and life. Prana Flow is the powerful innovative teachings of Shiva Rea, dedicated to the ancient roots of yoga, drawn from the Krishnamacharya’s teachings, Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Kalarippayatu and Somatics Yoga.