Class Description 2019


Ashtanga Basics (beginners & all levels)

Ideal for students new to the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. Back to basics of The Ashtanga Vinyasa Fundamentals, this class presents fundamental techniques of the sun salutations, standing, some seated and finishing poses in alignment of Breath, Bandhas and Dristhis as well as the traditional vinyasa counting.

Ashtanga Led

An open-level class following the principles of The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga which, when creatively weaved together in a sequence from Primary and 2nd series result in a challenging, yet inspirational practice.

Led Primary

Class suitable for regular Ashtanga practitioner only. Class will be led based on the Traditional Vinyasa counting, of the Primary Series of The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Mala Mysore

The traditional method of self-practice base on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. Each student practices independently within a group setting, with the teacher providing adjustments and minimal guidance on a one-to-one basis. The student is taught progressively, and in accordance with their ability and limitations. Self-Meditation is encouraged before and after the practice for regular practitioner. Pre booking required for beginners.

Yin & Myofascial (all levels)

A healing and still practice designed to increase mobility and juiciness of fascia (connective tissues) and joints, release tension and stress, harmonize the flow of Qi and balance the organ health and emotional & mental well-being. In this class, you will be cultivating mindfulness, marinating in still and long-held yin poses with the appropriate use of lacrosse balls to promote openness and release of tension in your body (myofascia release). Some Qigong and Gynokinese-inspired exercises, chanting and breath work may be included.

Yin & Yang (all levels)

The Yin routine focuses on relaxation and calmness, while the Yang routine is dynamic and energizing, an open-level class for all who wants to find a balance within their practice.

Yoga Conditioning (all levels)

Yoga conditioning is a combination of yoga poses and energetic movements focused on awakening certain muscle groups. This class aims to build stamina, agility and strength. The class is open to all levels, just be prepared to laugh and sweat a bit.

Mala Meditation (all levels)

Garland of Aum Chanting, Sun Salutation A, Yin Yoga and Quiet Sitting Meditation. Methods are based on the teachings of Master Nan Huai Chin, Anapanasati and Quiet sitting.

Chan Meditation (regular meditators only, pre booking required)

Students coming to the class are expected to be able to sit in half lotus comfortably for 20 to 30 minutes. This allows the students to relax/ contemplate upon their own self through meditation, without being distracted by sensations of the body. The class does not aim to "teach" students anything. The hope is to help students find out for themselves their obstacles to attaining peace of mind through meditation.

REMINDERS:

Preferably allow up to 4 hours after a meal before practicing, acceptance of one’s physical limitations will prevent injuries, practice safely and wisely.

Dry attire only in meditation room.

Keep all noise level down.

Keep the space clean, tidy and neat at all times.

oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ