At the heart of all yoga styles we offer at The Marvellous Yogi, lies a mindfulness-based approach to practice; encouraging you to stay in the present moment with each pose. Using a mindfulness approach to your practice will train your mind to become still, improving anxiety, stress and depressive states.
NOTE: all classes are suitable for beginners.
Sometimes we need to slow it right down. Slow Yin is a nourishing yoga style, helping to still a busy mind. It’s gentle and slow-paced. The pace at which we do our sun salutations is slowed right down. We’re holding poses for a longer period. We include lots of yin postures which help with joint health and mobility. Most importantly we still the mind and stop the chitter chatter, with mindfulness training and breath work.
An energetic, fluid yet calming type of yoga that works a bit like climbing up a hill. We start off at the base with a seated meditation, slowly working our way up with warm-up poses, till we reach the summit, where we perform our very yang sun salutation sequences. We stay up there for a while, heating up the body with some more standing postures. Then we slowly work our way back down with some floor poses, twists, backbends and inversions, till we finally reach the bottom with Savasana – our lying down meditation, switching on the ‘rest and digest’ part of our nervous system. Bliss!
Designed for our resident tennis players in mind and any athlete needing to stretch and recover. We focus on lengthening and strengthening specific muscle groups and connective tissues. Creating stable joints, healthier ligaments and working into releasing tight muscles. Each session ends with a focus-based meditation, creating sharper minds that can better concentrate on the sporting arena. Did you know Novak Djokovic practises yoga? See him discuss the benefits of yoga to his game here.
NOTE: Apologies, currently kids yoga is not available.
NOT your typical adult yoga class, with yoga games, cool music and a whole heap of fun, while improving their flexibility, coordination, strength, posture, digestion, balance, creativity and mostly importantly nurturing healthy and resilient minds. Classes include sensory meditation, learning about different yoga poses through mini in-class workshops and working together to create beautiful yoga poses. With so many competitive-based sports, yoga is a great way to build your child’s confidence in a non-competitive environment. Starting yoga and meditation at a young age will help your child develop life-long skills to use in everyday situations where they may feel overwhelmed, anxious or sad.
Our aim is to create resilient, happy and well-adjusted adults of the future!