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Dharma Yoga

Dharma

Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classical yoga. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners and accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition. As students move through the different series, they are encouraged to go deeper and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way. Sri Dharma’s passion for helping students go deeper in their practice using only the best and most efficient techniques with the ultimate goal of Self-realization (gaining absolute knowledge of the True Self) is reflected in all aspects of the Dharma Yoga system.

Dharma Yoga has roots in all nine forms of yoga, including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Kriya, Bhakti, Japa, Laya and Jnana,  as well as a focus on the Eight Limbs of Yoga (Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga) with great emphasis placed on Yama and Niyama. Sri Dharma was given an extraordinary gift of knowledge in receiving yoga directly from his Guru, Sri Swami Kailashananda a.k.a. Yogi Gupta, for over a decade beginning in the early 1960’s. During this period of intense study, Sri Dharma was exposed to various yoga techniques that he has refined over an almost half century of practice and teaching into the Dharma Yoga he and his certified teachers the world over continue to share with their students each day.

In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-realisation.

Barre Body Sculpture

Barre Body Sculpture

This is a unique system that fuses the principles of classical ballet training through barre and floor work, together with Pilates based influences to tone, strengthen, lengthen and stretch. The programme helps men and women of all abilities to promote a longer, leaner, more toned and supple physique, whilst encouraging a more graceful poise and sense of overall well-being.

Sound Bowl Meditation

Sound Bowl Meditation

Immerse yourself in this unique session in which you will be guided gently through a deep and meditative journey, tuning into your own unique natural rhythm of breath and stillness, inducing a state of sublime calm and equilibrium.  This class is peaceful yet uplifting; rejuvenating and deeply nourishing on many levels.  You will have the choice to lay in stillness or be gently guided through gentle postures, allowing your body to stretch and release as you unwind, relax and replenish.

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga

Suitable for all levels - created by BKS Iyengar, this form of Yoga is known for it’s use of props in aid of performing asanas (postures). Iyengar Yoga is characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. The benefits include strength, increased general vitality, improved circulation, co-ordination and balance.

Sun Power Yoga

Sun Power Yoga

Suitable for all levels - an eclectic mix of Dynamic Hatha which promotes alignment, Sivananda Yoga for subtle mind and breath work and Ashtanga Vinyasa for heat, flexibility and stamina. The class is inspiring and energizing, whilst promoting calmness of mind and body.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga

Suitable for all levels - the dynamic method of Ashtanga Yoga is derived from the teachings of K. PattabhiJois, founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in India. The class is based on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, called ‘Yoga Chikitsa’, which means yoga therapy; a time-tested sequence of asanas practiced with focused breathing techniques, designed specifically to align the body and strengthen the nervous system.

Energy Healing

Energy Healing

Suitable for all levels - a holistic approach to assist us to good health. Energy therapy encourages the body to draw upon its natural healing ability by opening up the flow of energy, clearing emotional blockages and detoxifying itself. You will leave feeling renewed.

 This is a meditation style class and does not involve a physical practice. 

 

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Suitable for all levels - Restorative yoga is about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. This is a very nurturing practice and there may not be much movement at all. This gives the body time to refuel and you will leave feeling energised and refreshed.

Pilates

Pilates

Suitable for all levels - Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked.

Yin Yoga Meditation

Yin Yoga Meditation

Suitable for all levels - classes range from including a variety of slow static postures performed whilst lying down to find stillness to allow the body to rest and restore and for the mind to meditate. The meditation may include a guided visualisation aimed at promoting a sense of peace, calm and tranquility. This class is deeply relaxing and deeply therapeutic – very little movement is involved yet the benefits are profound.

 

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga

Suitable for all levels: A balance of energy and relaxation. Using yang poses (strengthening, dynamic and invigorating) to help warm and prepare the body for the yin poses (slow, long, deep stretches) increasing flexibility as well as calm and quiet the mind leaving you feeling energized and peaceful.

 

 

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga

Suitable for all levels: Created by BKS Iyengar, this form of yoga is known for it’s use of props in aids of performing asanas (postures). Iyengar Yoga is characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. The benefits include strength, physical appearance, increased general vitality, improved circulation, co-ordination and balance.