Yoga

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Yoga Styles

From the least physically demanding, to the more dynamic, classes are all levels and open to all. You may want to try a few classes and different teachers to find the best match!

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation also known as “yogic sleep”. It’s usually practiced lying down on the mat while the teacher will guide you through a variety of techniques—including guided imagery and body scanning—to aid relaxation and offer balance and healing in the body and mind. Yoga Nidra helps with sleep, stress relief, and improved concentration. It will help your body to relax deeply so it can restore profoundly. Suitable for everyone.

Restorative practice is aimed at supporting conscious deep rest. Props are used to create comfort and to facilitate the body relaxation response. When we shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance within our nervous system, we promote stress reduction therefore enhancing a general sense of health and wellbeing in both body and mind. All levels welcome.

You will embark in a restorative journey for the soul. In this special Sunday Soul Restorative class participants will enjoy a guided journey within, with the added benefits of live sound, storytelling, meditation and energy healing to guide participants into a deep inner state of calmness, leaving them feeling nurtured, renewed, and connected. Props are used to create comfort and to facilitate the body relaxation response in the restorative poses. All levels welcome.

In this class we will be focusing on a breathing technique called circular breathing to help reduce stress, boost immunity and release blocked energies, unprocessed emotions/experienced, in a therapeutic way. During the class, you will be guided through this technique, explaining its benefits, possible contra-indications and how to practice it safely. We will also focus on maintaining a calm and relaxed state of mind throughout the practice.
This class is not recommended if you have (had) epilepsy or a history of psychosis.
If you are pregnant, or you have high blood pressure or high eye pressure, inform the teacher before the start of the class.

In this yin class you will hold poses for 3-5 minutes each, which helps to soften tight muscles and targets the deep connective tissues of the body. You also have the added bonus of healing sounds washing over you. Suitable for everyone.

Yin postures are held for 3-5 minutes to open up deeper layers of connective tissue in the body. When opening the body in this way we may release deep held tension, emotions, and blocked energy from the body. It is a contemplative practice that can help refine your awareness of sensations in the body and at times can feel challenging for the mind. It helps bring relaxation and balance to the nervous system. All levels welcome.

This class forms the perfect balance between action and relaxation. A true reset for your nervous system. It is a beautiful way to create a conscious foundation for your upcoming day.  After arriving you’ll connect to your body and breath through conscious movement. Once arrived in your body you’ll float into deeper layers of consciousness and relaxation through the practice of profound rest, Yoga Nidra. Once the body and mind are both met, and moved towards a more balanced state, you’ll continue your day from a steady place of ease and clarity, bringing you focus and awareness throughout the rest of your day. 
All levels welcome.

This class aims to cultivate balance between strength and flexibility through physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation. We let the breath guide the movement to stimulate the energy within our bodies, allowing the prana to flow so our mind can find ease. The postures are kept simple and are held a bit longer than in the more dynamic vinyasa classes. This class includes time for meditation and guided pranayama practices. Suitable for all levels.

A slower paced dynamic practice with focus on aligning your breath and intention with movement. Postures are linked together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath attention, giving an experience of fluidity in motion. Less intense than a regular Vinyasa class, it may include time for meditation, breath work and guided relaxation. Music is often used in these classes. All levels welcome.

Kundalini Yoga is a liberating and transformative form of yoga offering a unique and uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices teaching you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. Kundalini Yoga embodies dynamic movement, breathing techniques, mantra, mudra and deep meditation and relaxation. Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and it helps to let go of trapped and scattered energies in the body, mind and emotions so that life force energy can flow freely inside and out once more. Feeling refreshed, energized and renewed. All levels welcome.

In Vinyasa classes the asanas are presented in a “special” sequence and the students are guided on how to flow from one pose to the next, while keeping attention on the breath. Vinyasa focuses on aligning your breath and intention with movement, and literally means “to be placed in a special way”. Music is often used in these classes to inspire students moving harmoniously through the movements. A dynamic yoga class suitable for all levels.

In a Jivamukti class you work at your own pace, guided by the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga:
• shastra (scripture)
• bhakti (devotion)
• ahimsa (kindness)
• nada (music)
• dhyana (meditation)
An Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. Music plays an integral role: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of ragas, spiritual music, and from hip-hop to classical: the music is the fluid thread through each class. The class is called “Open” because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner. 

This dynamic class follows the traditional sequence of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. It combines power and flexibility with movement, bandhas and breath to produce an energetic and detoxifying practice. This class generally includes the first half of the Primary Series and full Finishing sequence (depending on length of the class). The Ashtanga opening and closing mantras are also chanted. Make sure you tell the teacher (before the start of the class) if you are new to this practice and/or if you have injuries. Adjustments might be offered in this class.
Suitable for all levels. Complete Beginners are recommended to start with the Sunday Ashtanga Beginners Led class.

Special Programs

Prenatal Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the body and mind for the changes that take place throughout pregnancy, allowing one to fully embrace the changes within yourself, your body and your baby. Class focus is on strengthening, stretching, and relaxation of the body and mind. Through meditation, breath work, yoga postures and group support, this gentle class is designed to help bring more ease to your body and mind, prepare you for a more comfortable pregnancy, labor experience and challenges of parenthood.
It is our intention to create a peaceful & welcoming environment for a community of pregnant moms to share information, experiences, knowledge, and friendship. Suitable for pregnant women of 13+ weeks.

This class follows the traditional method of learning Ashtanga Yoga, as it is taught in Mysore, South India. Students are individually and gradually taught the set sequence of poses so they can repeat it until they memorise it and are able to practise it on their own. Each student progresses at their own individual pace and ability. The opening mantra is chanted together at the beginning of the class.
Suitable for all levels of practitioners. Complete beginners might prefer to follow an Ashtanga Led class first, but they are welcome in the Mysore room and will receive plenty of guidance from the teacher.

On Friday evenings, we sometimes offer a special class, a space for our teachers – or a guest teacher – to offer something different to help explore different aspects of ourselves through practice. An invitation for all our students to stay open and to explore! You can find the details of the upcoming special classes in the Events page.

New to Yoga?

Start any time with any class! We recommend you try a few different classes with different teachers to find out what you like and what is most suitable for you at this moment. You can take 3-classes in 2 weeks with our Trial Offer for just €25. Talk to the teacher before class to let them know it’s your first class and if you have injuries or suffer from any medical conditions. And ask them for advice at the end of the class to find out which other classes to try. We also have a couple of very specific classes for beginners at weekends – a great place to start!

This class will teach you the basic fundamentals of yoga practice, including traditional poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and guided meditation. Students will learn how to connect breath to movement through aligning the body, building strength, and how to find clarity in the mind, leading to relaxation and stress relief. If you are looking for a basic understanding of poses, want a slower paced class, or if you need to take a break from more vigorous styles of yoga – this could be your class! Beginners and all-levels welcome.

In this class, you will develop a solid foundation for the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. You will be guided gently through the sun salutations and the standing postures of Primary Series, both led by the teacher as well as self-guided in certain parts of the practice, to inspire the process of memorizing the sequence. You will receive specific instructions on physical alignment, on the breath in connection with the movement, and you will develop an understanding of the internal benefits of this practice. The perfect class for beginners as well as those who have already been introduced to the Ashtanga method but appreciate more guidance and instruction.

In this Vinyasa class the asanas are presented in a “special” sequence and the students are guided on how to flow from one pose to the next, while keeping attention on the breath. The positions and transitions are modified in this class to suit those new to yoga. Vinyasa focuses on aligning your breath and intention with movement. This is the perfect class for those new or just beginning with yoga, as well as those who have already a bit more experience but appreciate more guidance and instruction at a slower pace. Music is often used to inspire students moving harmoniously through the movements.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West in the past decades, demanding more evidence from the scientific world to expose some understanding and support to how this ancient tradition works to improve health and happiness. Numerous health benefits have been positively associated with the regular practice of yoga, including increased strength, flexibility and balance, healthier joints, improved sleep, increased heart rate variability, back pain prevention and stress reduction – just to name a few. Yoga provides many other mental and emotional benefits and for many students it becomes a retreat from their chaotic and busy lives. A sacred space to come home to the present moment and to the Self. That’s the space we offer you at Yoga Circle.

Who is Yoga for

Yoga is an ancient practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. It began as a spiritual practice and has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental well-being. It is beneficial for everyone, it can be practiced anywhere, at any time, by people of all ages and cultures.

Whatever your personal circumstances and motivation to join our yoga classes, you will be welcome at Yoga Circle and supported in finding the yoga path that’s most beneficial for you.

Good to know

Yoga is better practiced on an empty stomach, particularly the more dynamic classes and breathwork sessions. Leave your shoes (and your phone) in the changing rooms and wear comfortable stretchy or loose clothes.

Arrive a few minutes before class, to give yourself enough time to check in, get changed and land onto the yoga mat. You can use the few extra minutes before class to sit quietly and focus on your breath, or do a few gentle stretches to warm up. 

If you suffer from any medical condition, are injured, pregnant or just don’t feel like being touched (sometimes adjustments are offered), tell the teacher before class begins.

Mind your personal hygiene. Come clean and fresh to class, be mindful of wearing heavy perfumes, oils, and deodorants, as strong scents travel easily during class.

If you’re using props, be sure to return them neatly to their rightful place upon leaving. If you’re practicing on a studio’s mat, be sure to clean it well at the end of the class before hanging it back. Mat sprayers and cleaning paper are available in the shala.