Class styles

There are generic terms like Hatha or Yin. Each teacher brings their own learnings, practices and customs to the yoga you experience with the WanderingYogis. You can read more about the teachers here…

What to expect on the WanderingYogi menu?

Monday 8.30 am – Yin Flow

“Fun, liberating, breath with movement, feel your energy flow” Student comment

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Paulie Zink, the founder of the original Yin Yoga, at the Chicago Oneness Centre – seal pose as the Dao yoga intended it. One of the modern masters of Tao yoga.

All yoga is from the tradition of Tao (the Dao). This embodies the 5 elements (or Wu Xing) within – wood, fire, earth, metal, water, and the Chinese energetic path (meridians and chi).  Many teachers who guide this practice have undertaken professional development in one of the disciplines of the Tao way, such as Kung Fu, Tai Chi, QiGong.

More emphasis on feeling the flow, than structure and alignment, great for those of us who feel like it’s a constant struggle to get a pose ‘right’.

When Lee teaches this yin, she acknowledges her master, who educated the ‘gurus’ of the stationary yin we are now all familiar with (Sara Powers, Paul Grilley, and their lineage). Paulie Zink’s philosophy is simple, but not simplistic – we have limitless potential, and continue to evolve our whole lives.

What can you expect?

  • Sequences usually following an animal or ancient story –  many of the poses are similar to Hatha tradition, but with less emphasis on structure and alignment.
  • No sun salutations, nor inversions, or namaste.
  • Breath and energetic work a la TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Repetition of poses, at least twice – with poses being held for varying lengths of times, and not always equal on each side.

Class time: 1 hour

Wednesday & Saturday 8.30 am – Everyday Hatha

“This practice keeps me sane. I look forward to it every week” Yogini comment 

We honour the root of all yoga practice – Hatha.  Every Wednesday and Saturday, yogis come together to enjoy the ancient practice of Hatha yoga. A few poses that still challenge us if we wish, but always balancing the desire to ‘do’ more, with the need for less.

Opening sequence for Sun salutations

What can you expect?

  • Emphasis on alignment within poses
  • Use of sanskrit names to describe asanas
  • Typical poses:  Sun salutations, vasisthasana (two armed and one armed versions), balancing asanas (kati chandrasana, Warrior 3, vriksana), binds and inversions.

Class time: 1 hour

Friday 7.00 am  – SUNRISE ‘We GOT THE POWER’ YOGA

“Strong and powerful – a great way to start the work day” Yogi comment

A relatively new addition to the WY schedule, this is for those who wish to take their yoga strength and endurance (but not necessarily flexibility) a step further. On regular rotation is the 108 sun salutations (you read that right), Ashtanga sequences, and Universal yoga flows.  Sometimes known as Power yoga.  Like a yoga boot camp, lol.

One arm shoulder pose

Friday 8.00 am  – RESTORATIVE Yin Yoga

‘I could stay in this pose forever’ said not one of our yogis ever

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Yin yogis holding a 4 minute hip opener, dragon pose.

Yoga is what you cannot see, and this yoga is deep.  Reflecting the restorative yin traditions of  Sarah Powers, Paul and Suzee Grilley, with an occasional head nod to those from the Iyengar movement who branched out into this area. The focus: moving energy with attention to intention, nourishing deeper fascia, ligaments and connective tissues.  Often miscalled as a ‘waist to the toes’ yoga,  it is very suitable for people with injuries that are healing, people whose minds need stillness or a bit of both – a contemplative and nourishing yoga practice. Usually requires a block and/or strap – to assist our bodies in relaxing into poses without too much stress on our joints.

What can you expect?

  • Grounded yoga – very few, if any, standing poses
  • Poses held mindfully from 2 to 5 minutes
  • Breath and body energetic awareness
  • Mindfulness training

Class time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Jen in Malasana, one of the poses that we do from time to time in Yin

‘NEVER TOO OLD, NEVER TOO TIRED, NEVER TOO SICK TO START YOGA’

Geeta Iyengar had it right – your body will have less injuries, you will feel much happier, and you will definitely get less ill.  Choose your yoga ‘menu’ and you will get all the cardio and muscular workout your body needs.  As well as large doses of mindfulness and peace.

Interested?

Simply pop into a class – we are at the Singapore Botanic Gardens near the Eco-Lake.  Pay $25 for your first drop in, and if you decide to stay, you can pick up a 5 class pack for $100, and we deduct your drop in fee!  Or send us an email.