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Acroyoga

A blend of yoga, acrobatics, performing and healing arts. You'll work on balance, confidence and core strength, as well as trust and communication.

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AntiGravity Yoga

Giant silk hammocks hang from the ceiling, supporting your balance and body weight as you sit, lie and turn yourself upside down. The moves and poses are drawn from yoga, dance, Pilates and aerial acrobatics. 

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Anusara Yoga

A unique combination of spiritual philosophy and detailed principles of body alignment. You'll find a strong emphasis on proper alignment in yoga poses, combined with unabashed heart-based teachings.

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Baby Yoga

A class for new mums and babies to enjoy together. A combination of yoga poses for you, movements and stretches for your baby, and relaxation together.

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Bikram Yoga

A series of 26 basic yoga postures, performed in 105° heat and 38% humidity for 90 minutes. The sequence of poses is set, and you'll get a near identical experience at any Bikram class, anywhere in the world.

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Dru Yoga

Gentle, flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisations. A slight bend in the joints encourages the flow of subtle energy and gives poses a look and feel that's similar to Tai Chi.

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Forrest Yoga

A strong, therapeutic practice, known for long holds in poses and its focus on transformative healing. There's a strong emphasis on deep, powerful breath and challenging sequences are key features of a class. This is yoga for the 21st Century.

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Hatha Yoga

Expect a straightforward, medium paced class with a classical approach to yoga poses. Classes generally include simple breathing exercises, yoga poses and a short meditation.

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Hot Yoga

Any and all yoga that happens in a heated studio. Classes may slow and steady, or more dynamic, flowing from one pose to the next like a Vinyasa class. All Bikram is Hot Yoga, but not all Hot Yoga is Bikram.

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Iyengar yoga

Renowned for its attention to precise alignment and deliberate sequencing for all ages and abilities. You'll systematically work every part of your body, building strength and a superb yoga foundation.

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Jivamukti Yoga

A modern fusion of the physical, ethical and spiritual aspects of yoga. You'll chant, sing, listen to thought-provoking readings and challenge your body with a vigorous, flowing practice set to uplifting music. Much more than just a work out.

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Kirtan

A form of devotional chanting, often accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic hand drums. Kirtan is a simple and powerful way to meditate. Immerse yourself in the sound, and when the music stops, your mind is quiet. 

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Kundalini Yoga

An invigorating and spiritual practice, focusing on both breath and movement to release the kundalini energy coiled at the base of your spine.

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Laughter Yoga

Following breathing exercises and warm up stretches, special guided techniques help you with voluntary laughter. When done in a group, the laughter soon becomes genuine and is highly contagious.

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Meditation

There are many different techniques for meditation. All of them aim to calm and quiet the mind and attain a state of heightened consciousness and deep peace.

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Pilates Equipment

You'll exercise with specialised pieces of apparatus, designed to give both resistance and support to the body. The resistance created by the equipment provides a challenging strength and endurance workout, with quick and noticeable results.

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Pilates Mat

All the fundamental movements of Pilates exercise are incorporated in a mat classes, so this is a great place to begin. Most exercises are done lying down on your mat and focus on buliding strength in the core of the body.

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Power Yoga

A serious mind-body workout for those who like a sweaty class. Fast paced and athletic pose sequences are linked by the breath for a flowing, vigorous practice. The poses and sequences vary from class to class, and the practice is often set to music.

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Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of breathing exercises, but it's about more than just the breath. The breath is said to be the vehicle for prana, the body's vital energy, which pranayama works to expand, channel and release.

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Pregnancy Yoga

Traditional yoga poses are carefully adapted for expectant mums to get the maximum benefit. Class themes are chosen with your body's needs in mind, keeping you strong, supple and balanced through your term.

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Restorative Yoga

Less work, more relaxation, as blosters, blankets and eye pillows support your body and restore the nervous system to balance. The only challenge is to relinquish control of the body and let go.

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Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

A gentle, yet challenging practice to do with surrender and release. Poses allow gravity and the breath to unravel tension in the body and create length in the spine while you bring awareness to your body's natural response. 

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Shadow Yoga

A strong practice incorporating movements from yoga, martial arts and dance. Shadow Yoga draws wisdom from Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine, and works with marma points in the body (subtle energy points of the Ayurvedic system).

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Sivananda Yoga

A peaceful and unhurried practice that includes chanting and meditation. Classes are slow paced, gentle and flowing, including the same 12 poses (or variations of them) in each class.

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Viniyoga

A therapeutic, individuliased style of teaching, tailoring poses, breathing techniques and sequences to the needs of each student. Viniyoga takes a 'function over form' approach to yoga poses.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Breath is synchronised with movement for a dynamic, flowing practice. You'll move from one pose to the next as you an inhale or exhale, flowing smoothly through the class. 

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Yin Yoga

A relaxing, passive practice with long-held passive poses where gravity does all the work. The focus is on lengthening connective tissue and is deeply relaxing and meditative.

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Yoga for Kids

Poses and practices are adapted specially for children of all ages. Children have fun moving their bodies and assuming the roles of animals, trees, flowers and warriors.

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Yoga for Men

No-nonsense classes geared specifically to men. Classes are stripped down to just the yoga poses and breathing. The practice is likely to be fast paced and physically challenging, giving you a full-body workout.

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Yoga Nidra

A powerful relaxation technique, also know as 'Yogic Sleep' or 'Sleep with Awareness'. A systematic method of reaching full-body relaxation and a meditative state of awareness as your teacher verbally guides you.

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Yoga Therapy

Yoga techniques and practices to help with specific injury rehabilitation or health problems. Yoga is a holistic practice, so therapists will take into account your whole person, mind body and spirit, to get the best results they can.

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Yogalates

A fusion of yoga and Pilates. Some poses look and feel like yoga, while others are key ingredients of a Pilates class. Movements are fluid and there's a focus on breathing as well as the transition from one pose to the next. 

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