22 Queen Street, York, North Yorkshire YO24 1AD.
About CITY YOGA
CITY YOGA offer two styles of Yoga
This 10 week course introduces you to the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy centres) and drishti (gaze points). Over the first 4 weeks, you will be taken through the standing postures. Weeks 5 to 10 will explore the seated sequence.
Some people have more strength than flexibility and vice versa. This course will help you to get the perfect blend of both. You will also reap the tremendous benefits that Ashtanga Yoga brings to mind, body and spirit.
This session will begin to reinforce the hard work that you have put into the beginners course. Even with home practice, 10 weeks is not a long time to build strength and flexibility, so these sessions continue to move you toward gains in these areas. A selection of seated postures is introduced to assist in hip openings along with a safe introduction to headstands and backbends. Typically, up to 10 sessions will be spent in building the required strength and flexibility required to move on to the Improvers but some find that this session fulfils their needs perfectly.
ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES
Of course, you won't be expected to get into these challenging postures in just a few weeks so suitable modifications of the full posture are given throughout. After each 5 week schedule you will discover little improvements within your practice. As you continue on this schedule you will notice vast improvements in your practice. br />
DYNAMIC BALANCE YOGA
” The ability to anticipate and react to changes in balance as the body moves through space”
With is emphasis on full body conditioning and developing full range of motion Dynamic Balance is the perfect workout for athletes of all disciplines or anyone that is looking for an effective discipline for body/mind fitness.
The body is taken through its full range of movement in a continuous flowing sequence, lengthening and strengthening key muscles.
Postures are choreographed into a challenging sequence. We use the vinyasa (Plank, upward facing dog, Downward facing dog) to build upper body strength. A selection of standing postures to build leg strength. Strengthening the abdomen by accessing the deep core muscles via twists and sit ups and improve co-ordination with balance postures.
The session finishes with a deep relaxation.
Depending on your experience of vinyasa yoga, you may find the sessions very challenging, however you will be surprised how your body adapts after 5 or 6 sessions.
These sessions are suitable to join at any time whatever your level of experience – modifications are suggested for all postures.