Private Yoga Classes
We offer tailor-made private classes of up to three people and the instructor for beginners and busy individuals who want more privacy and special, attentive instruction. Private Yoga Classes are held in our private studios.
Andiappan Yoga (Self-Practice)
As taught by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in his yoga school in India, this class is open to yoga practitioners of all levels, particularly those who are interested in improving their postures and developing a discipline of self-practice on their own. Each class starts with a series of warm-up sequences and then followed with students’ self-practice. Students execute poses at their own pace under the supervision of a teacher, who assists them individually through verbal instructions and by making physical adjustments. This enables students to make significant improvements to their poses, and also helps them develop a simple routine based on their flexibility. The class close-knit and intimate teacher-student environment is ideal for self-practice. For this class, students may arrive any time within the one and a half hour class. The classes are themed as below
- Back Bending
- Front Bending
- Hips and Hamstrings
- Shoulders and Upperback
- Core Strength
- Pavanamuktasana Series
Andiappan Yoga (YTT)
This self-practice class is specially designed for teacher training students who are attending the teacher training program in our studio. This class is a great opportunity for YTT students to practice the asanas on the syllabus and to get proper guidance on how to progress consistently. The class will begin with a warm-up sequence after which the students can continue with their self-practice under the supervision of the teacher.
This class is complimentary for the current Anahata Yoga Yoga Teacher Training students. Members of Anahata Yoga who wish to join have the option to pay HK$500 to attend this class.
Andiappan Yoga (Yoga Therapy Series)
Back Care Yoga
This class involves a sequence of yoga postures and alignment techniques that strengthen back muscles and help attain a proper posture, preventing and resolving back problems. The class is specifically designed for traveller and executives who spend long hours sitting in one position and are prone to lower back pain and stiffness.
Slimming Yoga helps improve digestion and, therefore, eliminate constipation, water retention, and bloating. It also helps improve blood circulation to major endocrine glands (such as thyroid and pancreas) that control the appetite, moods, and sleep patterns. Further, Slimming Yoga helps tone, lengthen, and strengthen the muscles, ultimately sculpting the body.
Yoga is arguably the best way to reduce stress; Destress Yoga, in particular, focuses on deep relaxation, breathing exercises (Pranayama), meditation, and restorative postures that are proven to instantly relieve stress.
As its name implies, Detox Yoga focuses on postures and breathing exercises with body-detoxifying qualities. It is a form of yoga that massages the body’s internal glands and organs by gently stretching muscles and joints. This ensures optimum blood supply to various parts of the body and helps flush out toxins, resulting in the long-term benefits of delayed aging and a stronger immune system.
Strengthen the bond and love with your precious one.
Prenatal yoga is an ideal way for moms to be to stay in shape. It can keep you limber, tone your muscles and improve your balance and circulation during pregnancy – all with little impact on the joints.
You will also learn how to breathe deeply and consciously relax which is helpful to prepare the body for the birth itself and motherhood.
Suitable for all trimesters.
Traditional Yoga Types
The word “Hatha” is a compound of the words Ha and Tha, which mean “sun” and “moon”. Hatha Yoga is one of two main branches of yoga that focuses on the physical culture. It offers a good introduction to the basic yoga poses, which attempt to balance the mind and body through asanas (physical exercises), controlled breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Asanas teach pose, balance, and strength, and are practised to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind, in preparation for meditation in the pursuit of enlightenment.
Hatha Yoga (B) is for all, while (M) and (A) require at least 3 to 6 months of regular yoga practice.
This class helps prevent, as well as cure to a certain extent, common physical ailments related to the joints, digestive system, respiratory system, and nervous system – all for healthier living. This class is best suitable for raw beginners and all levels of yoga practitioners.
Best described as “Yoga of Awareness”, Kundalini Meditation focuses on stimulating and activating the dormant energy force in the human body. It helps develop intuition, increase self-knowledge, and unlock our unlimited creative potential. A sequence of meditative postures (asanas), breathing and energy expansion techniques (Pranayamas), and concentration and meditative techniques (Dharana and Dhyana) are practised to awaken the dormant energy centres (Chakras) inside of us, that we may reach higher levels of consciousness and experience an endless supply of energy.
Hatha Yoga (Alignment Focus)
Inspired by the principles and teachings of Shri BKS Iyengar, this class focus on posture adjustments and proper breathing. One can attain a healthy alignment and body awareness through props and mindful adjustments in posture. The aim of good posture alignment is to establish a solid foundation with your body.
Sage Patanjali penned the ancient Indian Heritage of Yoga through his treatise, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Patanjali Yoga system aims to unite the individual self with the Supreme One. According to Patanjali, one can attain this union by controlling and eliminating the ever-arising vrittis, or modifications of the mind. He also suggests that the mind, in turn, can be controlled through the right kind of discipline and training.
This class teaches practical methods for awakening and expanding the higher faculties of the mind, intellect, and consciousness. It explores the true potential of our mind beyond the limits of time and space, and guarantees a transcendental experience.
Modern Types of Yoga
Anahata Yoga has specially developed a sequence of yoga postures for kids, which are taught in a playful environment that encourages them to use their natural flexibility. The class has been designed to help improve children’s health, concentration, memory, and confidence, as well as enhance their mind-body coordination and performance in other sports.
Core muscles are a very important group of muscles that help prevent various back and neck problems. Sports like golf, weightlifting, spinning, and water sports all require strong core muscles, which our Core Yoga classes aim to develop.
Mysore (Ashtanga Vinyasa)
This class is for those who are interested in learning the basics of upside-down postures. The instructor will be incorporating techniques and preparations that bring in the strength and stability required for inverted poses. Whether you are beginner without experience in inversions or a veteran practitioner in search for a breakthrough in your practice, this class offers a great opportunity and venue for you to further your journey in Inverted poses. Tips and techniques in inversion basics, as well as approaches to many different variations, will be covered in this class.
Inverse Yoga (B) is for all, while (M) requires at least 3 to 6 months of regular yoga practice.
Power Flow is an energetic type of yoga with a dynamic sequence of postures. The consistent flow of movement it involves strengthens and tones the entire body, and dissolves bodily tension while building integrated and flexible strength. Power Flow is ideal for those who enjoy a vigorous and challenging workout. It produces great results, and is open to practitioners of all levels.
Power Yoga is a unique system of yoga that delivers a challenging physical workout. It combines sun salutation with standing postures, forward bends, backward bends, and twists for a complete yogic workout that increases the strength of the body and mind, bringing out the power we have within.
Power Yoga (B) is for beginners seeking to improve strength and Vinyasa movements. Power Yoga (M) is for practitioners who are proficient in Vinyasa movements and knowledge, nd regularly practice Power Yoga.
Sun Vinyasa is a class that offers a step-by-step guide to perfecting the sun salutations with postures that improve cardio strength, flexibility, and the endurance to burn fat in a good yogic workout.
Most forms of Yoga practiced today are Yang, they emphasize muscular movement and contraction. By contrast, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Yin postures are held three to five to ten minutes at a time. The intention of Yin Yoga is to stimulate circulation in less-flexible areas, typically in the joints closest to the core of the body: the hips, lower back and sacrum area. By increasing circulation, Yin Yoga encourages energy flow in the body.
Yin Yang Yoga is the combination of both Yin and Power Yoga. The class starts off with basic postures that involve deep stretching and hip opening and then moves on to powerful and dynamic movements that affect the connective tissues of the body, bringing about balance, strength, and flexibility. Toward the end, relaxation techniques are done to cultivate a peaceful and meditative mind. Yin Yang Yoga is open to practitioners of all skill levels.
The three essential elements of balance are alignment, strength, and awareness. Alignment of the body with gravity is crucial; it makes balance physically possible. When we balance, we align our body’s center of gravity with the earth’s gravitational field. All balancing poses can instill a deep sense of calm within ourselves. The sustained effort to center and recenter, when successful, brings many new experiences in our body and mind. These balancing poses helps prolong our lives, helping us avoid the falls that often lead to injuries and death among the elderly. This class is open to practitioners of all levels