People often make the assumption that you have to be flexible to practice Yoga. On the contrary. Every person can enjoy the benefits of Yoga. The only real requirement is motivation and interest.
What does Yoga Mean?
Yoga means union. Daily demands tend to isolate and create strain on the body and mind. This manifests itself as diseases, restlessness and stress. The Yoga practices are designed to release physical strain, calm the emotions and settle the mind. When these elements harmonise we feel connected to our surroundings, motivated and inspired.
Traditionally there are many forms of Yoga. The branch which is based on the physical exercises is called Hatha Yoga. The majority of Yoga that is practiced in the West is based on this tradition. It aims to calm the mind through physical purification techniques, postures that help strengthen and relax the muscles, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Today there are many styles of Hatha Yoga. Each highlighting different elements of this tradition. Some are invigorating and physically demanding while others focus more on relaxation, anatomical alignment or meditation.
The classes offered at the Yoga room are structured around practices that create an Awareness of Movement relating to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states. They are deeply imbedded in the Classical Yoga traditions and involve postures (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), meditation techniques and conscious relaxation. All the classes are suited for beginners and intermediate practitioners alike unless otherwise stated. Specialised classes, workshops and private tuition that involve topics like stress management, prevention and advise on injuries, diet and general health, mantras and philosophy are separately offered. Please enquire about the possibilities.
Viktor van der Kleij is an internationally acclaimed Yoga instructor. He has been teaching for 20 years and is deeply passionate about the subject. He is classically trained and has a broad understanding of the traditional Hatha Yoga systems such as Iyengar, Ashtanga and Sivananda. His teachings are non-sectarian and have expanded to include other traditions such as Zen Buddhism and Tantra. His teachings are characterised as serious and authentic yet he is able to convey these in an explorative and playful way.
Special introduction offer for the month of June:
Introduction class =R100
3 x classes per week = R80 per class
2 x classes per week = R90 per class
1 x class per week = R100 per class
Drop in class = R120