Open to all levels, Ashtanga and Iyengar influenced yoga with an emphasis on correct alignment in order to develop a solid foundation for practice. The general classes require the awareness and techniques developed in the beginner’s course.
A general Hatha yoga class suitable for first timers of all ages and flexibility levels. This course offers a structured introduction to a range of yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation methods influenced by the Ashtanga and Iyengar styles. All courses must be booked in advance. Registration forms can be downloaded here (PDF).
For those who want to mix up their practice.
Class starts with 30 minutes of flow styled yang practice followed by 30 minutes of Yin Yoga.
Suitable for all levels of practice.
For those who want to hard yoga workout.
An advanced level of hard vinyasa flow for 60 minutes. You will certainly know you are alive at the end of this class.
Suitable for the more advanced student.
Pranayama: By practising Pranayama, one improves the strength of the diaphragm, the capacity of the lungs and the efficiency of the respiratory system. We increase both the amount of oxygen and prana (vital life force) entering the system. In time, we are able to maintain more efficient and optimal breathing, increase vital energy, concentration and creativity. Pranayama also forms a bridge between body-mind and spirit, and is a complete Yogic path in itself for awakening latent energies.
Meditation: Thinking is useful, but most of us do it too much. We get exhausted by the endless stream of hopes, worries, fantasies, plans and dialogues. This process of excessive thinking not only wastes a great deal of our energy, but ironically, actually begins to affect the quality of thought. A tired mind tends to scatter and get lost in trivia. To think effectively, we need an occasional rest from thinking, just as the body is not designed to be active all day and night, but needs deep sleep in order to keep functioning well. In fact, the value of meditation becomes more obvious when we realize that the mind and body are intimately connected, and that an imbalance in the mind soon affects the body as well.
Meditation is any technique that relaxes the body and clears the mind. In meditation, the body is relaxed, but the mind is focused. Unlike standard physical relaxation, in which the body is at ease, but the mind wanders, meditation balances relaxation and alertness. With regular practice, we find an overflow from formal sitting meditation, to improved awareness most of the time. Apart from an increase in mental clarity, most people experience an improvement in emotional health, lowering of stress levels, and a general sense of well-being when they meditate regularly. Of course, there are deeper levels to experience for the serious practitioner.
The class will be geared towards the beginner and intermediate practitioner alike. This is a safe and holistic session for those interested in the higher branches of the Yoga tree. It will provide you with the tools to commence a home practice.
I very much look forward to meeting all of you. – Anthony
This is a fun, light hearted class combining movement and breath, you will be energized from the inside out.
Classes are suitable for all levels.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time, two to five minutes or longer per pose is typical.
The long-held Yin Yoga poses, which stress the connective tissues, would in addition to improving flexibility, gently stimulate the flow of qi in the meridian pathways, which would in turn nourish the organs and the whole body.
Classes are designed specifically for pre and post natal care of the mother.
We focus specifically on strengthening poses to support the Mother's posture, alleviate digestive discomforts and encourage optimal foetal positioning.
Our aim is for the Mother to experience a deep sense of relaxation and release of tension from those areas of the body which take on the extra demands of the growing pregnancy. Breath and Meditation techniques taught are also invaluable both pre & postnatal.
An 8 week course designed for mothers and their babies. A great way for mothers to meet other mums with babies of similar age. Participating in the class and attending to your baby when required. This is a course that is required to be booked in.
Workshops and courses are held regularly in areas such as Asana alignment, Prananyama, pregnancy and womens yoga, Pilates for Yoga practitioners, meditation, Sanskrit study, Ayerveda, and chanting. Remember to check the ‘Workshops and Events’ link for updated information regularly.
Corporate style yoga classes are designed to suit people in the workplace. These classes can be arranged for before work, during a lunch break or after work. Corporate classes increase team moral making the work environment more creative, productive and enjoyable.
The Scarborough Yoga Centre offers private tuition.
All sessions are approximately 1 hour.