Haṭha yoga is a branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In India, haṭha yoga is associated in popular tradition with the Yogis of the Natha Sampradaya through its traditional founder Matsyendranath.
Hatha is a more classical way to practice, this is what has been practiced for thousands of years in India.
Hatha yoga has many breaks and follows a structure of breathing techniques, postures with breaks in between and relaxation at the end. Each teacher teaches a bit differently with various sequences but the major difference is in the detail given to each posture and the time spent on each. Because we are all very different practitioners, we have different needs. Someone may need to take it easy and others may need to move. Either way we all need to move at our rhythm and adapt posture to your body rather than the other way around.
Dipa grew up with the yoga philosophy and it has always been an integral part of her life. Her roots are from Gandhi’s town, Porbandar, India. From Paris, she also worked in finance in the city of London and founded YOGAMUNI when she understood the need for a happiness and healthy lifestyle hob.
She uses her lighthearted and playful approach to encourage people to “live life to the fullest” while still staying grounded and understanding one’s role and duties.
Vinyasa is a more modern physical practice where the body moves from one posture to another in a more dynamic manner without a pause.
Derry Temple teachs the Vinyasa Yoga. This session is defined as a sequence of dynamic movements, initiated and harmonized by the breath.
Vinyasa yoga is a free and creative yoga: it does not impose any series of poses. The sequences are the fruit of the experience acquired by the teacher and are adaptable to the needs of each person.
This type of yoga makes it possible to exercise while working on the alignment of the body. It is intended for people who want a complete and dynamic body workout and who do not appreciate repetitive sessions.
It is particularly appreciated thanks to its sporty, fluid, creative and rhythmic aspects.
In the practice of Vinyasa Yoga, breath and movement are linked so that each action leads to the other.
With a passion for teaching, Derry combines his years of experience in Pilates and Yoga to bring you a Vinyasa class that is alignment based, connecting breath and movement in a flowing sequence. Derry believes in working both your body and mind to become a stronger, more supple and mindful person.
Pilates is a method of strengthening the deep muscles responsible for posture. The deep muscles are the core muscles, which are located between the ribs and the pelvis, and all around the spine (abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles). They are the energy center of the body, which makes it stronger and more stable.
In New York in the 1920s, Joseph Pilates devised more than 500 moves - of which 34 were mat exercises.
Now, his revolutionary regime is recognised globally as a way to strengthen the body. Research published in the journal PLOS One in 2014 showed that it can both effectively ease back pain and boost functional movement, when compared to traditional methods like massage therapy and other forms of exercise.
After that glowing report, we know you’re dying to get on the mat. Whether you’ve got ten minutes before work or fancy a full-body conditioning on a Sunday afternoon, scroll for the online Pilates sessions you should press ‘play’ on...
Pilates is benefits for alignment, postural precision and we always includes breathing and meditation in classes.
Osteo Yoga Flow with Paul & Dipa
Osteo Yoga Flow is a new method created by Dipa Trivedi, yoga teacher for over 10 years, and Paul Marsat, Physiotherapist and Osteopath. The class is a sequence of yoga poses combined with Osteopathy in a slow flow where poses are held for a prolonged period of time, while still making it challenging for the students. The class is led by Dipa and each student is adjusted by Paul using Osteopathic adjustment in every pose.
Osteo Yoga Flow is not just for the advanced practitioner, this method is suitable for students who want to go ‘deeper' in their practice. For each pose, students will benefit from the manual feedback received from the Osteopathic adjustment allowing them to feel the ‘correct’ alignment and direction of stretch. It is therefore accessible to everyone: fit, healthy, injured, older, younger, stiff…
Adjustments do not involve any heavy or sudden movements but are applied gently although sometimes firmly, by an experienced hand, in tune with what the tissues need. For example, in a ’seated twist’ , Paul may apply a lengthening force and a further rotation force to your ribcage allowing you to take you that little further into the pose, thereby helping you to take your practice to the next level.
Each workshop sequence is different and put together by Paul and Dipa according to an array of functional needs we require as modern human beings. We all have blockages and dysfunctions in the body created by daily life and traumas. The yoga and movement sequences taught will aim at addressing these and students should gain twofold benefits thanks to the Osteopathic adjustments. By adding an Osteopathic experience, students should be confident that the class will be delivered in a safe environment. At the end of every class, time is also taken to explain some notions of anatomy and physiology central to yoga principles.