Our Yoga Practices

Our Yoga Practices

Yoga is good for improving posture, increasing strength, mobility and flexibility. All our yoga practices are suitable for every age and physical condition. 

Which style for you?

Each yoga style can be practiced by everyone, from beginners to experienced. However, you may find that one yoga style is more appropriate to you, depending on your physical condition and expectations.

Iyengar Yoga

Tjan yogahis yoga style teaches you how to position each part of your body correctly. Emphasis is on detail, precision and alignment while practicing.  Techniques, Timing – the length of time each pose is held, Sequencing along with the use of props (e.g. blocks, belts, blankets) to achieve perfection in the poses are distinguishing features.

Students progress gradually from simple poses to more complex ones through a step-by-step approach.

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Ashtanga Yoga

 yoga instructor cairnsThis yoga style begins with Sun Salutations which build up heat, sets the pace, breathing pattern and flow of your practice. Emphasis is on sequencing and linking  breath with movement. A set order of poses is practiced. To maintain the flow of your practice the sun salutations are used as connectors that lead you from one pose to the next. New postures are taught sequentially to students as individual strength and proficiency develop.

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General Yoga

yoga instructor cairnsThis yoga style is a combination of Iyengar and Ashtanga methodology and will extend your flexibility, promoting strength and balance. Its focus is on attention to alignment, movement and breathing to draw your mind to the present.  Practice is in a caring and non-critical environment, acknowledging limitations and working calmly to assist you to improve your poses. 

Modified poses are taught to suit everybody’s level of practice.

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Stretching

yoga classes cairnsStretching teaches you safe and effective techniques for reducing muscle tension and improving overall flexibility. It targets muscles groups – shoulders, neck, hips and back – that limit flexibility and either strengthens or loosens muscles to increase movement. Suitable for people who are stiff, recovering from an injury or illness. 

It has great benefits for athletes and those who want to enhance performance.

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Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is good for healing parts of the body that have been injured or simply neglected. Yoga teaches you to control your mind, reducing stress and associated pains felt in the body.

Our yoga practices are based on principles of stretching, rotating, bending and relaxing and have a positive and profound effect on all systems of the body ~ from regulating blood pressure and hormones to improving digestion and relieving pressure on the nervous system.

Our teaching is based on asanas (poses) and covers positions of standing, forward bends, inversions, back bends and lying down. Asanas deal with the physical body, but also affect chemical messages sent to and from the brain, stabilising our mental state.

In our experienced yoga classes we also teach pranayama (breathing). This is techniques to make the respiratory organs to move and expand intentionally, rhythmically and intensively.  Pranayama is the link to the mind.

Yoga is a healing science and good for physical, physiological and physiological aspects. Ultimately leading us on a spiritual journey.