STUDIO LOCATION
Makati Shangri-La, Manila
AQUANIMOUS, OPC
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1780, Philippines
SUP YOGA CLASSES - Aquanimous Yoga
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SUP YOGA CLASSES

FIVE LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE

AQUA FIRMA™

This is a high-intensity, low-impact indoor class that uses resistance bands and our specialized Aqua Firma Stability Boards. We combine the movements of Yoga, Pilates and Functional Training to stabilize the joints and to strengthen the legs, arms & core – specifically the back & side body.

Build total-body strength and stability in this dynamic and powerful class. Prepare to sweat from the deep muscle burn, get an endorphin high and a centered mind after class.

This FOUNDATIONS class will help you gain a deep understanding of the alignment and techniques of each posture, and prepares your mind and body for Aqua Firma on the SUP (water).

The Intermediate class is similar to the Foundation class but is done on the water and doesn’t use resistance bands.

It has a slower pace and has more static holds. The emphasis is on developing balance and proprioception as well as strength, stability and mobility on the SUPs.

The Advanced class is also done on the water and doesn’t use resistance bands.

The pace is faster and has a higher intensity for cardiovascular endurance, then slowing down towards the end as we introduce arm balance postures and inversions.

AQUANIMOUS YOGA™

The AY Primary Series is an alternative therapeutic vinyasa krama sequence that is accessible to students of all levels and traditions. This series will help you rebalance energetically, psychologically, and physically.

It focuses on the pliancy of the shoulders, upper back, hips, groin, lower spine and abdomen, which will feel awake and alive after moving gently through the postures. It also takes pressure off the neck, shoulders and wrists.

As a softer and gentler asana practice, this yin-yang class provides a balance to the more powerful Aqua Firma class. By practicing this alternative sequence regularly, you can decrease the likelihood of strain and overuse injury, and encourage the development of your intuitive faculty within your own yoga practice.

The AY Intermediate Series emphasizes the hips and lower back in a particular way. By eliminating the emphasis on forward bending and focusing on leg and abdominal strength, the hips are opened and the lower back supported. The standing postures also minimize the emphasis on the hamstring muscle group, making it useful for such conditions as sciatica and other lower back issues associated with forward bending.

The central aspect of this series is back bending, leading towards simhasana or Lion pose. There are a number of components that help facilitate back bending, and each of these aspects combine to form the total of this series.

The AY 3rd series is designed to facilitate advanced postures such as lotus, drop backs, splits and handstand. It is a strong practice intended for advanced and serious practitioners only. It has a lot of bound postures that help to open the hips for padmasana, to open the front and back of the body for back bends and splits, and to strengthen the abdomen and upper body in preparation for the handstand.

AQUA RESTORE™

This class is an active relaxation class where we will relearn how to breathe properly and completely through Breathwork, while stretching the body with Restorative Yoga postures. We will use props like pillows and bolsters to support the body and to facilitate relaxation. We will also recalibrate our nervous system through a guided Yoga Nidra meditation, which will result in an open heart and greater love for self; healing of grief and trauma; and increased joy, happiness, and abundance. It is great for those times when you feel weak, fatigued, or stressed from your daily activities. In addition, you can practice the poses when ill or recovering from illness or injury.

The stillness created in this class also prepares us mentally for Aqua Sati Meditation. It crosses the fence between the physical effects of practice and the psychological and energetic.

Deepen self-awareness and introspection, strengthen acceptance and detachment (equanimity). Feel nurtured and safe in this restorative class that is suitable and beneficial for all.

ASHTANGA YOGA (Private Class only)

Experience the Ashtanga method as it is taught in Mysore, India.  It is the best way to learn Ashtanga Yoga, and the perfect starting point for beginners.  Mysore style is based on building a relationship with a teacher.  The student will learn the system at his or her own pace with guidance and support.

Rather than being led through the sequence, you will be aided in memorizing the poses over time, cultivating a consistent practice, and practicing independently. New poses will be added gradually.  The students class time will vary depending on their pace and the number of postures they have been taught to practice.  It is not necessary to stay for the entire scheduled class.

All experience levels practice together creating a dynamic and harmonious classroom community, allowing the teacher to supervise and assist each student when and where they need it. Hallmarks of this style of teaching include hands on assistance, individualized instruction, and silent focus to encourage concentration, inspiration, and perspiration.

Once students learn the basics of the practice in a Mysore style class, they will be invited to the led class. In this class, the teacher will call out the names of the poses in Sanskrit according to the classical vinyasa count. This class helps student work on efficiency in their practice and refine what they have learned in Mysore style classes. If you haven’t finished the sequence of poses, you can observe what is to come.  You can also join this class if you have an established Ashtanga Yoga practice.  Prior experience is necessary to attend this class.

PLEASE BOOK A VIRTUAL CLASS AS THERE ARE LIMITED SLOTS. WHATSAPP: +63949 807 8182