Harbour Yoga offers a variety of class styles to meet the needs of yogis looking for different experiences on the mat.
Beginners Flow: A class specifically designed for those who are new to yoga. The class will introduce the common foundational asanas (postures) and sequences found in flow yoga with a strong emphasis on alignment and breath. The class will be paced to suit beginners and provide a strong base from which students can grow and deepen their yoga practice. More experienced yogis are very welcome – the class provides a good opportunity to review the basics.
Gentle Flow : An slower flow for those wanting something a bit more mellow.
Hatha Glow: This warm class uses the heat to open up the joints, relax the body and increase the heart rate. It’s an energetic class that focuses predominantly on static postures with one or two short flows included. It will build strength and flexibility throughout the entire body while challenging your balance. The class is suitable for beginners to yoga, and also includes progressive postures for those ready to step up their practice.
Power Flow: A strong non-heated vinyasa class, with a flowing sequence of postures that work every part of your body and challenge you mentally and physically
Warm Flow: A flowing vinyasa class in a room heated to 28-30 degrees. The warmth allows muscles to stretch safely, supports joint mobility and to encourages the body to sweat and detoxify.
Restorative Yoga: A deeply relaxing practice where the intention is to lead students into a deep state of relaxation. Suitable for all levels, the class will be slow paced, focussing on moving into postures and being fully supported by props. The shapes are held for between 3-5 minutes to allow a conscious releasing of muscular tension and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest mode).
Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasise internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the deep connective tissues, the fascia, of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Although powerful it is a healing, calming, and meditative practice using the breath to ease into mostly seated poses which are held for time (typically around 5+ mins) in stillness.