What is yoga?
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj, means to yoke or bind, and is often interpreted as ‘union’ or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini. Today, most people practising yoga are engaged in asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
Who is best suited to doing yoga?
Yoga is for everyone! Whether you’ve practiced in the past or you’re completely new to yoga, you are most welcome to join us. Our classes are designed to put you on a path to wellness and to help you stay there. We offer a range of classes suited to all levels and goals, and many of our classes are especially designed for beginners. To find out what style best suits you, take our quiz here.
What are our studios like?
We are very proud of our beautiful studios, and you can expect clean spaces and friendly staff when you come in for a class. We have studios in four locations throughout Brisbane — Jindalee; Browns Plains and Aspley.
Can yoga increase my flexibility?
Yes, by holding stretches and poses, yoga can indeed improve flexibility. You will only notice a significant improvement in your suppleness if you regularly practise yoga. You will find that the more often you participate in yoga, the faster and more noticeable your improvements in flexibility will become.
Can yoga increase my strength?
Yoga can improve both strength and flexibility. Holding poses and maintaining balance requires core stability which will be increased through yoga practice. Stabilising the body in certain poses can also call into action the strength in your legs and arms, thus improving it. Strength gained from yoga will be by means of using your own body weight rather than any form of external weights.
Do you offer meditation classes?
Yes, we offer meditation classes, which are each 45 minutes long. Each class is a combination of partly guided and quiet reflective meditation. The focus is to first unwind the mind and body from stress before preparing you to experience stillness and find your inner potential. Our meditation classes are best suited to individuals of 15 years old and up, although we do welcome children from 10 years and older.