All AYA classes are specifically designed to help address the common issues that affect all of us as a result of our modern lifestyles, like prolonged sitting, driving, deskwork etc.
All classes are a balanced physical and mental experience; designed to ‘recalibrate you’ through the use of postures and other yoga practices such as breathing and meditation techniques. Our classes will leave you feeling uplifted, refreshed and integrated from head to toe. You will feel an increase in your overall physical energy, flexibility and strength and will notice an increase in mental and emotional clarity.
All classes are conducted in a warmed, (not hot), room to provide a therapeutic amount of deeply penetrating warmth into the body enabling students’ bodies to open safely & efficiently.
All levels of experience are welcome in every class, as variations and modifications of the poses are offered in every class. Please let your teacher know if you are carrying any injuries or have any questions so you can be safely supported during your practice.
Dynamic Flow classes are an invitation to get you moving, and potentially, sweating! Movements are connected to each other in a flowing manner by linking poses with the breath. This style of class is playful and fun, and you are encouraged to challenge yourself, but with the full support of your teacher, in a safe and nurturing way. All yogis are welcome in these classes – whether you are beginner or advanced – you are encouraged to make the practice exactly what you need each day.
We slow things down a little in our Chill Flow classes. In Chill Flow, you will focus on deep stretching and be encouraged to move deliberately and therapeutically so you feel 100% supported on a physical and mental level. Chill Flow gives you the chance to slow down if you need a more nurturing practice or are managing your energy levels. Chill Flow is for everyone, but it’s especially good if you are new to yoga, are returning to yoga after a break, if you are managing an injury or are pregnant.
AYA’s Mat Pilates classes focus on core strength, flexibility, balance, and overall body awareness. Mat Pilates classes will lengthen and strengthen the muscles while giving you a full-body workout. You will use Pilates props including the magic circle, theraband and small ball to help sculpt the body as well as increase strength and range of motion. These classes are suitable for everyone, of all levels and experience.
AYA’s Yogalates classes are a brilliant fusion of the physical, mindful and spiritual postures of yoga combined with the core strengthening and alignment of Pilates. Yogalates meets you where you are right now, in a functional and appropriate manner. These classes are suitable for everyone, of all levels and experience.
Flow Classes are the perfect in between place – incorporating the best of both Chill Flow and Dynamic Flow. At AYA, we always encourage you to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to your practice. We are here to guide you safely, to explore your edge if you want to or to reserve energy if that’s what you need. Flow classes are a beautiful balance for you, incorporating all of your favourite yoga practices, including breath work and meditation.
FLOW & RELEASE
Flow & Release classes dial up the therapeutic elements that we can implement during our classes. There is an increased focus on myofascial release and acupressure points by using props and equipment such as balls and blocks to enhance the practice. In Flow & Release classes you can expect poses to be held for a bit longer so you can explore the stretch. You will also enjoy deeper breath work, meditation and yoga nidra (yogic sleep), so these classes are designed to deeply relax you.
Yin yoga targets the body’s deep connective tissues, including fascia, ligaments, tendons, bones and joints. The aim of Yin is to increase overall health by maintaining or increasing joint range of motion, releasing tension, improving circulation and repairing damaged fascia. In Yin yoga, much of the class is floor-based and each pose is held for a number of minutes at a time, with lots of props for support. Yin yoga is the perfect and essential balance to our very Yang lifestyles, helping you to turn your practice into a moving meditation. Yin yoga is accessible to anyone of any age and regardless of your yoga experience.
Livestream Classes via Zoom
Join us from the comfort of home through Livestream on Zoom!
Every class on our standard schedule is available in this format. You’ll need a quiet comfortable place to practice. A yoga mat is advisable but not necessary. For yin classes, you’ll need a bolster (or 2 x bed pillows), a yoga strap (or a scarf or belt) and a block (or a small, firm cushion). For mat pilates & yogalates classes, you may need a pilates ring, small ball or theraband. We will always give alternatives if you do not have these at home.
AYA On Demand
For yoga and meditation 24/7, we have a library of pre-recorded classes with all your favourite teachers across all your favourite styles.