Though they vary in style, all our classes share a common goal: to teach you the skills to focus the mind, support the body, and connect with the breath. It’s the art and practice of presence, and our job is to lead you there.
If you are brand new to yoga, we’d recommend starting with our beginner’s course, which we offer every three months, a Hot class (dynamic) or Yin (relaxing). Drop us an email for an update on the next beginner’s course.
This is a dynamic yoga practice. We link breath and movement, finding the balance of strength and flexibility. We let go of tension as we build stability, openness and grounding. These classes may include pranayama (breathwork), meditation, mantra (chanting) and/or yogic philosophy.
The room sits at 28°C, a temperature which supports the body to open.
Originally designed as a beginner’s sequence, this is a great place to start. The set sequence of long hold postures stays the same each time, allowing the body to adjust and strengthen quite quickly. This class includes pranayama (breathwork).
The room is heated to about 38°C, which supports the body to open, sweat and release toxins.
Yin is the ultimate balm for our fast-paced world. It also compliments our dynamic styles of yoga, with a focus on relaxation, softening and opening up the body. There are plenty of props to make yourself nice and comfortable, and the practice is like a big hug. Our students walk out the door feeling nourished and calm. Keep an eye out for our Yin and Yoga Nidra classes for even deeper relaxation.
The room is comfortably warm.
The Ashtanga practices we offer are the most traditional of all our classes. Ashtanga is a dynamic set-sequence system which synchronises the asana (physical postures) and the breath. Ashtanga is a grounding and balancing practice that supports a strong, flexible body and a focused, clear mind.
At Eastwest Ashtanga is taught either as a led class for 60, 75 or 90 minutes, or as Self Practice (Mysore style). All led classes, have modifications offered, rest options offered and hands on assists from the teacher. If you are new to yoga we recommend starting with the 60minute class or another style of yoga. The 75, 90 minute and self practices are not for beginners.
Self Practice (Mysore Style)
These classes are not talked through by a teacher. Each student works through their own practice in silence, alongside other students doing the same, supported with hand-on assists and individualised guidance from the teacher. You don’t need to know the sequence off by heart and yet some experience and familiarity with the Ashtanga practice is required.
This practice is the merging of Vinyasa and Yin. It’s both dynamic and restorative, strong and soft - the best of both worlds. We start slow, work up to some more active postures, then soften back down into a relaxing yin sequence to finish off. This class may include pranayama (breathwork) and/or meditation.BOOK CLASS
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