Yoga Styles

Soul Gate also undertakes Yoga for Private, Group and Corporate Yoga Classes, Workshops and mini Retreats.

Our focus is on recharging the body and nourishing the mind helping you return home feeling even better than when you left.

Private Yoga

Are you potentially interested in practicing yoga but feel uncomfortable about joining a group class at a yoga studio? Have you ever considered private yoga?

Group Yoga

Bring the high caliber of studio classes to the comfort of your own home or business. I teach group yoga classes, corporate yoga and specialise in teaching private family & friends classes.

Soul Gate Yoga Styles

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is the mother of all yoga types. Translated to “sun and moon”, Hatha yoga is the footpath to your physical and mental balance. 

 

How we practise:

We cover the foundations. Emphasis are on classical Hatha postures and their alignment. Movements and transitions are steady and deliberate. Focus is on one pose at a time, with little rest in between.

 

Vinyasa Yoga

Literal translation in Sanskrit means “to place in a special way”. Vinyasa takes the basic postures of Hatha and strings them together into a flowy yoga sequence, synchronising each movement to a breath.

 

How we practise: 

Since each class is creatively crafted by your instructor, no two classes are the same! Every class is structured differently and has a theme, ranging from the simple to the complex. Each theme has a thread of purpose that weaves the various parts of each yoga class into a complete experience. Vinyasa practice culminates in Savasana — a reclined guided meditation. 

 

Power Vinyasa Yoga 

Describes a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. It can be physically demanding, expect to get your heartbeat up and sweat a little. 

 

How we practise:

We focus on strength training, using own body weight, possibly with the addition of weight resistance props. This energetic style of yoga is meant for those who enjoy some strength training on the mat.  

 

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body.

 

How we practise: 

We hold poses for longer periods of time and focus on grounding and stillness. We make the most of using props, like blocks, blankets, bolsters, and straps—to create more space in the body. Yin postures are held anything between 2-10 minutes each, creating a greater depth of physical and mental stillness.  

 

Yin / Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yang styles of yoga are those with rhythm and repetition like Vinyasa Flow.

 

How we practise:

We divide our class into 10-20 minutes portions, where we alternate between yin and yang asanas.  Yin part is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body. During Yang part we focus more on muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility.

 

Kriya Yoga 

Kriya, Ian Sanskrit means Kri (action, to do) ya (soul). Kriya is an ancient yogic technique designed to create a specific evolutionary response in the practitioner to trigger expansion and liberation from karma. It is a tool for holding and sustaining of kundalini energy. Expect  spiritual approach to yoga through use of meditation, pranayamas, kriyas, mantras & mudras.

 

How we practise: 

Kriya Yoga incorporates specific breathing techniques connected to movement, throughout the practise. Emphasis is on expansion and movement of energy, triggering of a desired physical, physiological and/or spiritual shift. We link kriya movements with asanas. The nature of the class varies, it can be anything from calm & meditative to positively fierce. 

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