What type of yoga is done at Pilates Dynamics?
Pilates Dynamics offer a fusion of Hatha; Vinyasa; and Yin Yoga. Doing a little more of one rather than the other is dependent on the client’s capabilities and goals in the Yoga classes at Pilates Dynamics.
It is important to provide Yoga that clients can do and to rectify and adjust postures of clients in order to get our Yoga clients to be able to do more challenging movements, once they have more stability and strength.
Are the yoga classes at Pilates Dynamics suitable for beginners?
Absolutely yes!! Our classes are small i.e., a maximum of 8 people is in the classes. The average number of people in our classes are about 5 people per class. This provides our clients with a lot of personal attention allowing for the fixing of postures and the prevention of possible injuries.
Our beautiful state-of-the-art studio set in tropical gardens with water features, makes for an exercise haven. You will definitely not feel as though you are in Johannesburg.
What are the different Yoga styles offered at Pilates Dynamics?
We offer a fusion of the different styles based on what our clients need at Pilates Dynamics. The following is a summary of what the different styles are all about:
1: Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga is a flowing style of asana (pose) practice that will revitalize you from head to toe. Follow your breath into movement to find balance between ease and effort, heating and cooling, being active and passive, with attention to physical alignment and mental awareness.
2: Vinyasa yoga
Vinyasa Flow refers to the way this style keeps you moving from asana to asana, linking each pose to an inhale and an exhale. Instructors keep the flow of movements smooth and continuous, which can help you stay resent during the session. If you find your mind wandering off every now and again, Vinyasa yoga is for you.
Vinyasa has a lot in common with Ashtanga yoga, which also links continuous sequence through the breath. But while Ashtanga uses a prescribed sequence of poses that’s taught the same way in every class, Vinyasa is a lot more flexible. Instructors are totally free to mix up the order of the poses or throw in something new and unexpected. This “no rules” approach to yoga means you’ll never fall into the slump that can set in when you repeat the same routine over and over.
3: Yin yoga
Yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It is slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of the body. Poses are held for longer periods of time than in other types of yoga. Yin yoga apply stretch and lengthen those rarely-used tissues whilst also teaching how to breathe through discomfort – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Does class size really matter?
When it comes to yoga the most popular teaches are not always the best teachers, as classes can be so crammed that you struggle to not bump into each other, or even to see the yoga instructor. At Pilates Dynamics, you’ll attend a small class. While some may find this a bit unnerving, personal attention from the yoga instructor can be great, especially for those who are a Yoga beginner and just starting out in their journey with Yoga. With a smaller class size, you can benefit from an often more relaxed environment in which you feel able to ask questions. And, as a total bonus, occasionally you’ll be the only one who shows up for a certain class, thus treating yourself to personal instruction. That’s the best. Practicing in a smaller studio makes it easier to forge a personal connection with your yoga teacher and your teacher with you.
Smaller classes also means that as a Yoga beginner, you can easily slot into one of our Yoga Classes.
What makes Pilates Dynamics different to other studios?
Pilates Dynamics is situated in the leafy suburb of Ruiterhof and conveniently next to the main Randburg sports complex. Pilates Dynamics has state-of-the art facilities as well as beautiful gardens with water features which offer a calm relaxing environment perfect for Yoga as well as Pilates. Our groups are small we allow a maximum of 8 people per class. We believe in keeping the classes small in order to make sure each client gets the one-on-one attention they deserve.
What are the benefits to yoga?
There are a wide range of health benefits to yoga of which some are:
- Improves your flexibility
- Builds muscle strength
- Improves posture
- Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
- Protects the spine
- Improves bone health
- Increases blood flow
- Improve mood
- Helps with a healthy lifestyle
- Helps with focus
- Relaxes the system and re-vitalises the mind and body
- Improves balance-. People with bad posture or dysfunctional movement patterns usually have poor proprioception, which has been linked to knee problems as well as back pain
- Maintains the nervous system
- Boosts the immune system functionality
- Helps you sleep better