In a yoga class you can expect to explore and challenge your body and mind as you are guided through physical postures (asana), breath control (pranayama), concentration techniques (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and relaxation. The inclusion and extent of each of these aspects will depend on the style of class you choose and the teacher.
It is our intent in each and every class that people may go forth with a heightened sense of peace and truth in body, mind and spirit.
All classes are 1 hour 15 minutes in duration unless otherwise noted. Room is open 15 minutes prior to class start time.
** Please note Albany Yoga Room will change ownership on May 1st 2019 – the timetable will remain exactly the same until June 30th 2019 – please check back after then if you haven’t attended a class in a while…. there may be a few changes (additions!) to the timetable! **
In a vinyasa class you can expect to be guided through a range of postures with an emphasis on moving with the breath. This is an energetic and warming style of Yoga practice. Our vinyasa classes are generally based on the Ashtanga Primary sequence – however our teachers can’t help but share a little creativity with you occasionally!
A guided class involving asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) and relaxation. Expect to make the body warm, strong and flexible – and encourage the mind to do the same! The specific involvement in these classes will depend on the teacher.
An opportunity to soften and settle the body and mind. A lovely compliment to a busy life, or a strong physical yoga or sporting practice. These classes are distinguished by holding postures for a prolonged length of time with a soft body, breath and mind. Restorative generally produces a mild stretch, whilst Yin offers opportunity to explore significant sensation. Suitable for the beginner to advanced practitioner.
Mysore (Albany Style) Class
A Mysore class is the traditional way in which the Ashtanga method is practised. People do their own personal practice and receive adjustments and individual input from the teacher as required. In this Mysore (Albany Style) class – we take a little country liberty and open this session up to anyone with a self-practice in the same manner! So you can come along and do your Ashtanga sequence, a restorative sequence….. or any flavour you like….. and get some personal input! Whilst you need to have a practice plan up your sleeve, the teacher is more than happy to provide some sequencing input if desired. A brilliant class to take that next step of establishing and cultivating a personal practice.