Mat Yoga

(For All Levels)

Ashtanga Basics

Ashtanga is the original form of dynamic yoga. It is a system of combining Breath and Movement into a sequence of postures in a controlled and synchronised way. This synchronicity of movement from posture to posture is what we call Vinyasa. It draws upon the body to build strength as well as develop flexibility for an all-round balanced practice.

The word ‘Ashtanga’ literally means ‘8 Limbs’ (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi) and it looks to connect all of these together in a single yoga practice.


Alignment Flow

Alignment Flow focuses on poses (asana) through clear and intelligent alignment, building strength and ultimately creating a thorough understanding of each pose as well as on maintaining the flowing movement in tandem with the breath. Full inversions, arm balances and backbends may be included in this class.

 Jowing Zhang in a Yoga Balancing Pose at Little Mandarin Yoga Studio
 Jowing Zhang in a Yoga Balancing Pose Goddess Pose at Little Mandarin

Vinyasa Flow

Integrate alignment, movement, core-strength, and awareness through Vinyasa Flow. Keep the body fully engaged in the present moment through this moving meditation by synchronising breath with movement and becoming strong and resilient both on and off the mat. By focusing on breath leading the movement, we learn to quiet the mind and stay in the present moment.

Designed to warm your body though moderate pacing and subtle reminders to move from your centre, activate the energetic and literal centre of your balance and strength through this invigorating practice!

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Yin Yang Flow

Yin(阴) and Yang(阳) are opposite energies. Yin Yoga places emphasis on stillness and stability whilst Yang Yoga emphasises movement and mobility. Both yin and yang energy co-exist in our body and are constantly flowing relative to one another in balance. However, sometimes our energies become imbalanced due to too much of one type of energy. Yin Yang Flow helps balance the two energies to bring our body back to a harmonious state.

Yin Yang Flow will challenge your body and mind in two different ways and you will leave the class feeling energised, yet peaceful. Experience the best of both worlds in this integrative yoga practice! Suitable for all levels of practitioners.