Hatha Yoga includes a series of physical poses, breath control and meditative relaxation. It is designed to open and strengthen the body, calm the mind, slow down and encourage to rediscover the deeper meaning behind our everyday life. The word hatha means willful or forceful. Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to open the body so that energy in it can flow freely.
Hatha is also translated as ha meaning 'sun' and tha meaning 'moon'. This refers to balancing the opposites within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
In the terms of physical practice the most common understanding of vinyasa is as a flowing sequence of specific poses coordinated with the movements of the breath. Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Its movements flow smoothly and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred as Vinyasa Flow. On the physical level it's the most dynamic class.
'Vinyasa' is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means 'to place', and the prefix vi, 'in a special way'—as in the arrangement of notes of a music piece, the steps along a path to the top of a mountain, or the linking of one pose to the next. It requires from us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—one breath at a time. Vinyasa in a deeper meaning is an artful approach to living, a way of applying the skill and awareness of yoga to all the rhythms and sequences of life, including self-care, relationships, work, and personal evolution.
Special Needs Yoga
Yoga can be used as an alternative therapy for children with special needs. Through various breathing techniques and physical practice it can help to increase concentration, flexibly, and strength.
It can also help to develop coordination and reduce tension, stress and anxiety. Yoga also allows children to develop awareness and truly understand their body.
Once children get to know their body, then they can begin to focus on areas of improvement such as poses, stretching, breathing techniques, etc. Letting a child with special needs practice yoga opens the door to a number of benefits and could become an important part of his or her regular treatment .
Touch is one of the most significant and nurturing early experiences your baby will have. Research has shown that these early experiences can affect many aspects of our lives. Nurturing touch has long-term benefits and can impact how we think, feel, and relate to others, and most importantly, how we value and care for ourselves. Infant massage greatly enhances the early bonding relationship between parents and caregivers and their babies. By using gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication, a wonderful bonding experience is shared. Strokes can be either stimulating or relaxing, depending on your baby’s needs and developmental level. Infant Massage benefits your baby in the following specific ways:
* Relief for Colic & Wind
* Balances Emotions
* Aid Sleep Patterns
* Soothes Baby
* Builds Immunity
* Helps Gain Weight
* Aids the Bonding Process
* Assists recovery from Post-Natal Depression
Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids
Yoga and Mindfulness is for children great preparation for life. It aims to teach children how to deal with difficult emotions, how to relax, how to connect with their heart and with nature.
On the classes we use different types of yoga and mindfulness techniques like playing mindful games, learning yoga poses, storytelling, arts & crafts, and even practicing mindful eating.
This class is designed for children up to 10 years of age to assist them with developing healthy physical body and positive mental attitude at the start of their lives.
Yoga & Mindfulness for TEENS
Yoga and mindfulness can provide teens with skills to navigate through challenges and build a core foundation that benefits both the mind and body well beyond teenage years. This practice helps young adults in several ways:
* Improve physical health.
* Reduce stress and anxiety.
* Create resilience and inner contentment.
* Improve focus.
* Improve self-esteem.
* Encourage creativity.
* Develop discipline and self-regulation
Class focuses on gentle physical practice and mindfulness based exercises.
Family Yoga is suitable for children of all ages big and small. It’s an unique way to tighten your family bonds. Creative yoga games, activities, poses and stories will aim to awaken your imagination, bring you closer to nature, open your heart & mind and provide you with lots of new ideas to use at home and on family trips.
This class is designed especially for woman in their pregnancy. It is focused on strengthening body, relaxing mind and opening heart in preparation for birth and motherhood. On the classes we will be learning different yoga techniques for developing physical stamina, mental peace and loving bond between mother and baby.
CREATIVITY THROUGH Art
4 week courses focused on awakening and connecting with inner creativity and imagination. Each week is dedicated and centred around different theme and participants will be encouraged to express it through painting, drawing and mixed media artwork. On the course will focus on awakening creativity and imagination and art will be our tool to express them in a free, individual and unique style in relaxed and non-judgmental environment. This course is not focused on learning any technique (there is no emphasis on technique or skill and no artistic experience is required) but it aims to create space and give you time to express yourself and your creative ideas through arrays of colours, shapes and forms.
Creative Writing FOR CHILDREN
Creative Writing Courses suit children aged seven to twelve years old who have interest and love for reading, writing and storytelling. The focus is on having fun, letting the creative side run free and teaching different techniques of writing in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.
Course lasts for 6 weeks. During this time we will be working on creating few different pieces of inspiring writing work which we will gather together and present in a form of booklet in the end of our 6 weekly sessions.