Yoga types

Yoga types

The styles of yoga are very varied, but the base remains.

Here at Relais Yoga we offer a traditional style adapted to today’s needs.

BREATHE AND MEDITATE 

We will explore through different yoga positions and breathing techniques, the different dimensions of our body and mind. So, as a first step, to relax the body, we will perform different asanas of the ‘’ yin yoga ’’ type. Thereafter, guided meditations in position will be conducted, in order to calm the mind and release our tensions. A beneficial journey to discover on your own.

ATHLETIC AND DYNAMIC FLOW

Athletic Flow is an energizing practice which consists of a series of fluid postures, guided by breathing. This style of yoga is suitable for those who seek to move continuously, while working their flexibility and strength (in moderation).
In addition, the teacher uses therapeutic balls in each class to improve mobility, which helps prevent injuries and helps you stay active. This course is for all levels. You will emerge from this revitalized and relaxed course!

PRANAMAYA AND YOGA (KRIPALU YOGA)

We explore and discover different breaths (prayanama) at the beginning and end of the session. Kripalu means “compassion”. It’s an approach to hatha yoga. Its goal is to cultivate an experience of meditative interiorization. The practice of this yoga form is an invitation to a meditative awareness of the present moment that is based on the principles of “BREATH, RELAX, FEEL, OBSERVE, AND PERMIT” to integrate the body, mind and spirit and connect to the wisdom of the body and the power of the true self. The physical postures (asanas) are considered as the external vehicle for the “internal posture” that we want to develop on the yoga mat (and, especially in everyday life): inner calm, harmony and peace in “FOLLOWING THE WAVE OF SENSATIONS “.

YOGA ON CHAIR

Through the use of a chair, this adapted yoga practice is meant to be accessible to all! To the rhythm of breathing, moving slowly through the different sequences of movements and asanas. A meditative approach allowing a unique experience, with multiple benefits; reduce muscle tension, improve digestion, reduce stress, improve concentration, strengthen the immune system, bring clarity of mind and deep inner peace.

POSTURAL HATHA EXPLORATION

Exploration of the active restorer / yin.

Also called “supported” yoga, restorative yoga is derived from the Iyengar method and uses accessories (blocks, bolsters, chairs, yoga wall, etc.). This approach encourages long and calm posture maintenance, which brings in their benefits. in depth to restore and strengthen the different systems of the body. Restorative yoga particularly aims to balance the nervous system, thereby improving breathing, concentration, presence, listening, letting go, stability and patience.

Postural Hatha 

This style helps improve posture and release tension, while developing body awareness, stability, flexibility, strength, endurance, breathing capacity, confidence and focus.

YIN YOGA

Yoga Yin, unlike other types of yoga that focus on conditioning the muscles, emphasizes the stretching of the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia), especially in the hips, pelvis and lower back. Yoga Yin is practiced in a sitting or lying position and the postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes to access these submuscular tissues.

Yoga Yin is an excellent complement to an intensive sport practice (skiing, biking, training room, running, swimming …) and the practices of Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga. In addition, the highly meditative Yin Yoga practice can help regulate sleep cycles and contribute to deep relaxation while improving hip and lower back mobility. This type of yoga is suitable for all levels of practice.

CREATIVE YOGA

It is a moderate yoga that uses a variety of dynamic and static movements. The balance between engagement efforts and those needed for relaxation is explored. The asanas are presented creatively with the intention of empowering the body to become more flexible, stronger and better moving. Work on breathing and attention in the here and now help us feel calm and serene and access our inner energy supply. The sequences chosen allow to accommodate movements sometimes fluid and soft, sometimes with more tonic and vigorous impulses. Some target postures will be held still while more of the session will be devoted to creative sequencing. You will be guided gradually to the discovery of postures and breathing techniques from the yoga teachings and adapted to your body so that you perform them with ease and concentration. We will enjoy discovering the strength and creativity that lies in each of us.

RONDEUR YOGA

Krishnamacharya is credited with the following famous formula: “It is not the person who has to adapt to Yoga but Yoga which must be carefully adjusted to each person. With this in mind, we offer rondeur yoga classes, classes specifically designed for round people.

Thanks to this approach, find the joy of moving and fully experiencing the Yoga in the acceptance and respect of our current condition!

The wonderful science of Yoga offers tools for the physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic equilibrium for all. Engaging in one of our classes, you will develop a bodily ease, will make contact with your breathing and your body and feel life in you. On the program: Yoga postures, breath control, meditation and relaxation.

Our instructors are part of the Collectif québécois Yoga Rondeurs.

SOFTNESS AND NIDRA

A course for those who want a gentle yoga practice. This practice will include yoga postures and breathing techniques. All classes will end with Yoga Nidra, also called meditative sleep yoga, which provides great relaxation for body and mind.

KRIPALU YOGA

We explore and discover different breaths (prayanama) at the beginning and end of the session. Kripalu means “compassion”. It’s an approach to hatha yoga. Its goal is to cultivate an experience of meditative interiorization. The practice of this yoga form is an invitation to a meditative awareness of the present moment that is based on the principles of “BREATH, RELAX, FEEL, OBSERVE, AND PERMIT” to integrate the body, mind and spirit and connect to the wisdom of the body and the power of the true self. The physical postures (asanas) are considered as the external vehicle for the “internal posture” that we want to develop on the yoga mat (and, especially in everyday life): inner calm, harmony and peace in “FOLLOWING THE WAVE OF SENSATIONS “.