Yoga flow is a movement-centred yoga style where the movements and poses are connected to each other in a flowing manner. The key focus is on linking breath and movement in a way that boosts circulation, builds heat but also calms and centres the mind.
We have two main Yoga Flow classes of different focus and intensity: Dynamic Yoga Flow and Align & Flow . Both are both open level classes. Our 45 min Flow & Go is an energising morning practice.
(If you’re looking to start yoga we recommend our Yoga for Beginners 6 class course to learn the foundations.)
Align & Flow
This flow class focuses on the fundamental yoga poses that make up a well-rounded yoga practice including gentle sun salutations. Emphasis is placed on safe and effective alignment in the poses and during the transitions between poses. Students new to yoga or indeed even if you have been practicing for years will enjoy deepening their understanding of these core poses.
Experience for yourself the positive effects of a flow class on your body, breath and mind. This class is moderately dynamic as students flow from one pose to the next guided by their breath and your teacher.
Dynamic Yoga Flow
Our dynamic yoga flow class invites an exploration of yoga and the body, mind, and spirit by broadening your exposure to a variety of yoga poses and their variations. This class focuses on building strength, stamina, and flexibility in the physical body. It’s most suitable for students who have some yoga experience, if you enjoy a stronger physical practice or have good body awareness.
Beginners are of course also welcome to join and will be encouraged to pace themselves and focus on mastering the basic poses before moving onto the more complex poses. Expect to breathe, move, flow. You will feel challenged at times but always in a supportive and fun way. Options are given for all levels of practitioners. You’ll leave your mat calmer, more relaxed and tension-free.
What to Expect in a Flow Class
Yoga Flow classes, also known as Vinyasa yoga, are closely modeled on the Ashtanga method which builds physical strength, stamina and over time mobility. One of the foundational elements of the Ashtanga sequence is the concept of the ‘vinyasa’. (The word Vinyasa translates very loosely to movement through the breath.).
Class starts with some grounding through breathwork or meditation. We follow this with poses and movements that safely warm up the joints and the spine. You will be guided through some different types of Sun Salutations. The cool-down phase focuses on holding the poses a little longer with some deep stretching. The class closes with a few minutes of relaxation and stillness. Some teachers will use a playlist. Short meditations and breath work are usually interspersed throughout the class.
At Mandala we believe in the power of stillness as well as our love of movement. Yin Yoga and meditation classes are a great way to balance out your practice. And of course if the times don’t suit, you can try our Yoga On Demand which allows you to practice anytime, anywhere.