Mandala vinyasa is a playful and dynamic practice that traces fluid circles around the mat to the rhythm of the breath. Every class is creatively sequenced to draw you away from the habitual linear patterns of daily life, shifting any stagnant energy whilst opening and strengthening the body in preparation for deeper and more challenging postures. The class begins and closes with guided meditation, pranayama and gentle yin releases to compliment the physical and energetic effects of the flow for a wonderfully well-rounded practice that both challenges and nurtures body and mind.
Some yoga experience is recommended, however different options and modifications will be offered so that there's something for everyone. Each student is encouraged to explore their version of the flow, whilst guided and supported towards new possibilities in their practice. In these special classes, there is time to break down and workshop the most challenging poses and transitions from the asana repertoire with partner work, fun exercises and discussion.
Each workshop in the series will explore a different element: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. The elements each focus on different physical, energetic and emotional aspects of the yoga practice. You can join us for just one if you fancy but we recommend immersing yourself into the series.
- EARTH MANDALA - Balances and Inversions
The Earth Mandala cultivates an awareness of and connection to the ground, galvanising that sense of stability, safety and support throughout the flow towards increasingly challenging standing balances and inversions. Physically, the flow opens the hamstrings and back of the body, whilst strengthening the core. The class explores what it feels like to be calm, grounded, safe and supported, especially in the midst of challenge.