Yoga – What makes us different?

Our classes are intimate (max 8 people) and our breath-taking tropical garden surroundings with water fountains make for an exercise haven

WHAT IS YOGA?

Yoga at Pilates Dynamics is an exercise method that engages the mind, body and soul on a journey to greater self-awareness. Building strength, with a bigger emphasis on flexibility creates space to allow you to deepen your mental, physical and emotional alertness.

WHAT TYPES OF YOGA ARE ON OFFER?

Pilates Dynamics offer 3 types of yoga. They are: HATHA | VINYASA | YIN

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, being active and passive, with attention to physical alignment and mental awareness. Hatha Yoga classes tend to focus on one pose at a time with a rest in between, which results in a slower paced type of movement.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa is also called flow because of the smooth way in which the poses run together. It is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. You can expect to move – sometimes quite vigorously – from pose to pose. Vinyasa Flow refers to the way this style keeps you moving from pose to pose, linking each pose to a breathing pattern. Instructors keep the flow of movements smooth and continuous, which can help you stay present and focussed on movement during the session. Vinyasa has a lot in common with Ashtanga yoga, which also links continuous sequence through the breath. However, Vinyasa is a lot more flexible.   Instructors at Pilates Dynamics are totally free to mix up the order of the poses, or to do something new and unexpected.  By doing this, you will not easily fall into a slump by having to repeat the same routine over and over.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of modern yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. If you are a beginner, the poses may be held from 45 seconds to about 2 minutes. In more advanced classes, the poses might be held for about 45 seconds or longer.
The aim of Yin Yoga is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility by applying moderate stress to the tendons, fascia, and ligaments. Holding the poses for longer also brings about an awareness of inner silence and therefore a more meditative approach for relaxation purposes.

Yin Yoga is taught across North America and Europe as a complement to more active forms of yoga and other types of exercise.

WHAT MAKES PILATES DYNAMICS DIFFERENT TO OTHER STUDIOS?

Pilates Dynamics is situated in the leafy suburb of Ruiterhof, Randburg and conveniently situated next to the main Randburg sports complex. Pilates Dynamics has state-of-the art facilities as well as beautiful gardens with water features offering a calm and relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle of work and home, which is perfect for Yoga as well as Pilates. Our groups are small with a maximum of 8 people per class. We believe in keeping the classes small in order to make sure each client has enough space to move in and to get the attention that they deserve. Pilates Dynamics also offer Private and Semi-Private yoga sessions (between 1 to 4 people) should anyone prefer a smaller or more personalized group (with friends and family) rather than a group of 8 people.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA?

  • Improves flexibility
  • Builds muscle strength
  • Improves posture
  • Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
  • Protects spine
  • Improves bone health
  • Increases blood flow
  • Improved mood
  • Helps with a healthy lifestyle
  • Helps one focus
  • Relaxes one’s 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 nervous system
  • Boosts immune system functionality
  • Improved sleeping patterns

HOW DO I BOOK & SIGN UP FOR CLASSES?

Contact us on 011-792 5459 or 072 999 2229 or email us on info@pilatesdynamics.co.za to book your class. You can also check in on our website www.pilatesdynamics.co.za for a tour of our facility and services. Or you can simply pop in to meet us and view our beautiful facility for yourself.