December 13, 2015

Yoga Styles

Dublin Yoga Center offers a variety of yoga styles for all levels. We know it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start, especially as a newbie to yoga. We are here to help you make an informed decision.

The yoga styles differ in the temperature of the yoga practice room, intensity level, pacing, style of teaching, background music, and difficulty level.

Which class is right for you?

A few things to consider when selecting a yoga class:

  • Do I have any physical limitations or injuries?
  • Do I exercise regularly or am I kick-starting an exercise routine?
  • What is the best time of the day and week to practice yoga for my schedule?
  • What benefits am I looking for from my yoga practice?

If you need any additional help and would like to know where to start, please <a href=”http://dublinyogacenter.com/#contact”>contact us</a>. We are happy to help.

We strive to teach the beginner yogi the basics, so you can increase flexibility safely. Your safety is our concern.

  • Please remember to always work within your limits (take a rest when necessary)
  • Prepare for class through proper diet, rest, and hydration, and try to practice at least three times per week.

These are the yoga styles we currently offer.

Bikram Yoga

Heated class : 90 min / 60 min (Express)

Bikram Yoga is performed in a room heated to 105 F and 40% relative humidity. In this class you will learn the traditional breathing exercises and set of 26 postures created by Bikram Choudhury. Through consistent (at least 3 times per week) and mindful practice, this style improves one’s both physical and mental strength for years to come.

The Express class is the exact sequence of postures as the full length Bikram Yoga class above. The only difference is that one set of each posture is performed in just 60 minutes (as opposed to 90 minutes). Perfect for those with time constraints, or beginners who are building their stamina and endurance.

Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow

Heated (Vinyasa) / Non-Heated (Vinyasa Flow) class : 75 min (Vinyasa) / 60 min (Vinyasa Express / Vinyasa Flow)
Vinyasa is a flow-based class done in a heated or non-heated room to warm the body and promote a detoxifying sweat. Linking breath and movement, flowing energy, and incorporating sun salutations, this class is both challenging and nurturing. Some yoga experience helpful. All levels welcome.

Ashtanga

Non-heated: 75 min
Ashtanga is a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary/secondary series that renews energy and vitality in the body. Developed by K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga is physically challenging and creates a feel-good experience which opens the body and clears the mind. Some yoga experience helpful. Levels: Intermediate/Advanced.

Restorative Yin Yoga

Non-heated: 75 min
Yin yoga unwinds and releases tension. It works deeply into the connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage and fascia), in order to heal joints and increase flexibility. Positions are held for a longer period of time restoring energy and balance to the nervous system. The essence of a Yin class is to release effort and to surrender: opening up and letting go shifts the stress loop so that we experience a free flow of life-force or prana throughout the body.