A guide to the different yoga styles Ananda Wellness offers

Whether you want a physically demanding yoga class, or a relaxing, meditative one, we offer various different styles of yoga to suit a variety of levels and needs. Our classes are often theme based and focus on body, mind and soul connection.

Benefits of yoga:

Yoga is an excellent way to get sweaty and centered, improve flexibility, mobility and strength, whether you’re a total newbie or long-time pro. Plus, there are some seriously awesome health benefits of yoga that you can score from a daily practice.

Studies show that yoga can improve physical health by lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, and aiding digestion. It may also help practitioners sleep better and manage stress. Not to mention, recent research indicates the mind-body practice supports mental health, specifically; one study found regular yoga may help ease depressive and anxious symptoms.

Yoga Styles we offer:

Vinyasa yoga

Vinyasa means “to place in a special way” and, in this case, yoga postures.

In vinyasa classes, movements are coordinated with your breath in order to flow from one pose to another. Yoga sequences are designed to flow freely and often lead upto a peak pose. I personally teach an alignment-based style of vinyasa and choreograph new flows every time, but I also like to hold some of the poses a bit longer after warming up and incorporate some fun, laughter and challenges within each class.

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga focuses on winding down after a long day and relaxing your mind. At its core, this style focuses on body relaxation. Restorative yoga also helps to cleanse and free your mind.

You’ll spend more time in fewer postures throughout a restorative yoga class. Many of the poses are modified to be easier and more relaxing. Often yoga props like bolsters, cushions, blocks, blankets and eye pillows are used and placed in just the right way to ensure you can completely relax, de-stress and restore.

Yin yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for longer periods of time. Yin yoga can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace.

Yin yoga is a great class for beginners, as postures can be held anywhere from 45 seconds to 2 minutes. The classes are relaxed, as you’re supposed to let gravity do most of the work.

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