This 1-hour Aqua Yoga class is held in the shallow end of the pool. This is a great class for older adults and those looking to minimize the impact on their back and joints. It is very low impact, making it an ideal class for people with knee, hip or joint issues to improve their strength, flexibility, mobility, cardiovascular conditioning, and range of motion.
The buoyant effect of the water takes the pressure of a person’s weight off the joints, alleviating pain or discomfort they may feel when exercising. Since the body bears less weight in the water, the muscles are relaxed and therefore can be stretched and strengthened with less incidence of injury.
A wide variety of people benefit from our Aqua Yoga class, including those with arthritis, hip and or knee replacements, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, post-surgery, people with difficulty balancing, and sciatica among others.
Our Aqua Yoga for Pregnant Moms brings the perfect combination of the benefits that yoga & swimming can bring. It is a 1-hour class done in the shallow end of the pool. It is designed for pregnant moms to maintain their health & fitness, both emotionally & physically during this amazing journey to motherhood.
This specialty class helps prepare expectant moms for labour, relieves many of the discomforts of pregnancy and increases their energy levels in a supportive environment. You can attend classes as soon as you have had your 12 to 14 week ante-natal check up.
We combine slow stretching with the use of breathing and relaxation as the water provides resistance for the muscles to work against. Bodies feel virtually weightless in water, so that stretches that might not be possible on the ground can be achieved without strain in the water.
Being in water whilst pregnant offers a sense of calmness and relaxation. The water supports the mother’s body and her growing baby enabling stretching and exercise in ways that cannot be achieved on land. Classes are excellent for swimmers and non-swimmers alike and especially those suffering from pelvic pain, backache and SPD.
For pregnant women in particular, pelvic movements and pelvic floor exercises in water using yoga principles create elasticity for childbirth. Some other benefits include:
water confidence in the beginning if necessary
pelvic movement awareness
Kegel muscles strengthening – pelvic floor exercises,
all exercises are safe and within a comfortable range of movement
Kids love to fly! Our Aquanimous Yoga for Kids is a 1-hour class on the SUP that combines the benefits of SUP yoga, and the fun of partner acrobatics!
Children are encouraged to have fun and explore their own bodies in a playful, supportive environment. This fun class is an extension of the many SUP yoga poses presented in an exciting way to experience a partnership that builds trust, cooperation and concentration.
The kids will gain strength and flexibility, while working together in unison developing confidence and trust. Relaxation is also going to be a very important element of the practice where the kids will learn how to connect with their breath and feel calm.
*For kids 10 years old and above. Children 4-9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in class.
Our Aquanimous Yoga class for Athletes is a 1-hour high-intensity class done one the SUP that remains low intensity on the body. It focuses on total body conditioning while building stamina, core stability, flexibility and coordination on an unstable surface. This class goes through a carefully selected set of high-intensity movements while minimizing the harsh impacts of traditional land exercises.
It is a fitness regimen we have developed by combining the best aspects of key proven core movements from yoga and boot camp type workouts. Best for athletes and active persons alike.
Bodywork is a broad term for therapies and manual techniques that involve touching and manipulating the body. As a natural medicine, Thai Yoga Bodywork uses the Five Element theory to understand individuality and diagnose imbalances.
As a physical practice, powerful stretches and deep acupressure are applied carefully along the body as a fluid, meditative dance; creating a relaxed supported bodywork that allows a profound sense of space and relaxation, bringing opposites (yin/yang, solar/lunar , masculine/feminine) into union.
While it is true that we work with the body (bodywork), the truth is we are touching so much more. We are touching the entire being. The body is only an entry point for us to connect with something deeper.
As a spiritual practice it incorporates the Buddhist principles of Vipassana (mindfulness) and the Four Brahamaviharas (Divine states of Mind) – Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Uppekha (loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity).