Yoga Basics & Alignment
When you are brand new to yoga, heading to a studio for hands-on instruction and expert supervision is the best way to build a safe and strong practice. With that said, if you are a little intimidated at the idea of your first class, we don't blame you. If you relate, this ultra beginner sequence is designed for you in mind. It includes some of the most common poses you will see at any Vinyasa-style yoga class and will teach you how to transition from one yoga pose to the next. After moving through this sequence, you will feel more confident. Let Yoga Refine set you on your path to yoga bliss.
Neck & Shoulders Stretch
Do you have stiff shoulders and a tight neck？ Spending too many hours per day in front of a desk, laptop, phone reading and typing? This class stretches every major muscle group that crosses the shoulder joint, releasing tight areas and relieving tension and pain all around. This gentle, slow, hatha yoga class guides you into a series of poses that thoroughly stretch the muscles around the shoulders and neck. It moves gradually toward deeper stretches, allowing the body to warm up and prepare for a deeper release of the tighter muscles in your body. Your neck and shoulders will feel wonderful after you are done, and long term pain or injuries will be erased for practice with our class.
If you’re new to yoga and looking for advice on where to begin, there’s Vinyasa, Power, Hatha yoga, and a dozen other types to choose from. What kind of class should you start with? What poses are safe for beginners? Hatha may not be the perfect style for you, but it is a great place to start. Hatha is gentle, a little on the slower side, and encourages students to focus on proper alignment and form to support their bodies. We have designed this Hatha yoga basics class for beginners as an introduction to yoga. It will bring your through our favourite poses, offer you a bit of challenge, and hopefully be a fun introduction for you to start your practice of yoga.
If you are new to yoga and looking for advice on where to begin your yoga journey, there’s are many different practices to follow, Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, and many other types to choose from. What kind of class should you start with? What poses are safe for beginners? Hatha may not be the perfect style for you, but it is a great place to start. Hatha is a gentle yoga practice, a little on the slower side, but encourages students to focus on their proper alignment and form to support their bodies. we’ve designed this Hatha yoga basics class for beginners as an introduction to yoga. It will bring you through essential yoga poses, offer you a bit of challenge, and hopefully be a fun practice of yoga.
If you have stiff hamstrings, locked-up hips, and a painful lower back, or if you have tried yoga and your body did not respond well and did not see results, then there is a very good chance this class can help you. We will teach you the skills of using yoga props such as yoga straps and yoga blocks to deepen the yoga moves and will use our signature yoga adjustment to help increase your flexibility. This class is for everyone who wants to unlock the body potential and discover the true meaning of yoga stretching! These moves will help you feel calmer, sleep better, and yes, be much more flexible to increase your yoga practice. Benefits of functional flexibility including less athletic injury, reduce your back, neck & body pain and improving your blood circulation, helping body and mind feeling rejuvenated.
The wheel gives the individual the ability to expand, stretch and helps develop more flexibility and stability. With regular practice, the yoga wheel helps newbies and intermediate students back bend more easily while increasing more flexibility in the spine, shoulders, quads and hips as well as improving balance. It is a yoga wheel flow class that everyone from beginners to advanced students can enjoy. The class will sync movement with breath while mixing vinyasa style yoga and wheel practice together for a wonderful heart opening experience.
Yoga Refine Forget flips, tricks, and flows; Yoga Refine Aerial Yoga is the evolution of yogic tradition. Our Aerial Yoga offers authentic yoga with the support of a soft, aerial fabric hammock to explore, refine and advance traditional asana, both in the air and on the ground.Why fight gravity? Aerial Yoga works with gravity to relax and realign the body, centre the mind and uplift the spirit. You will get a ‘yoga high’ by deepening your practice.
A non-vinyasa based set sequence practised in a heated room focused on increasing the flexibility of the spine. 26 postures are practised in this sequence with no upper body weight-bearing. This class includes asana and pranayama. The heat adds to the physical effort required to do the postures and aids to condition the body. This class is suitable for students with physical endurance. No inversions are taught in this class. Room temperature: 38-41 °C.
Happy Hips, Healthy Hamstrings
If you are not a naturally flexible person - often it is uncomfortable in day to day life, so this class will help you immensely. Slow, steady and deep, it will help you to improve your flexibility, as well as being a wonderful class to loosen your tight hips and an even tighter lower back. This class is the perfect accompaniment for anyone who is a yogi, runner, hiker or lover of long, vigorous walks and all activities in general. Join our class to enjoy this wonderful all-round and profound lower back, hips, and leg stretches.
Refine your balance with our Yin Yang class which combines Yin and Yang or restorative yoga poses. The first half of the class will feature a steady, rhythmic, and warming flow designed to energise and open the body. The second half will focus on mindful stretching and more passive poses held for 3-5 minutes so muscles have time to release and relax in a way that supports the connective tissue. The deeper and quieter yin style in a perfect compliment to the more dynamic and heating yang practice and will leave you feeling focused and refreshed.
Warm Vinyasa is a powerful, physically challenging class that connects postures through vinyasa, a transition between postures that involves motion with the breath. This class is not a set sequence of yoga postures but will vary from class to class. It is always designed to strengthen and balance the entire body. The class is led in a 28 degrees heated room with humidity which allows the student to move deep into the postures.
Fascia Relaxation Therapy
Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissues, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilises, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs, stretching through the body. The fascia covers the entire body. The Fascia Relaxation Class will teach the correct relaxation method with simple movements, soft healing balls and yoga props to reduce pain, increase mobility, and reduce body balance dysfunction. Suitable for all levels of practice including new yoga practitioners and beginners.
Warm and Relaxing Stretch
A slow flow class with more details given to each of the core poses. The emphasis in this class is more on technique, long strength building holds and stretching. All level one beginner poses but taught in a way to really work the body. This is the perfect place to start, and the perfect complement to other forms of exercise. The room is 28 degrees heated to warm up your body and encourage a deeper stretch.
The sequence in its entirety is a 60 minute intermediate (a mix of beginner and advanced level) class moving at a relatively quick pace, about 3-5 breaths per hold and using the classic vinyasa transition. If you are familiar with Power or Vinyasa style yoga, this lesson is for you. Here is a great, quick, intermediate vinyasa flow for yoga to help tie together your yoga poses into a full routine.
Yoga Refine Hot Flow Yoga is designed for those with some yoga experience who are looking for full-body workout in a warm room, vinyasa style, to music. It uses functional strength poses and flowing sequences to create heat, burn calories and detoxify the body and mind. This class maintains the elements of an authentic yoga class taught by experienced teachers, with skilled, hands-on adjustments, a warm-down time for integration and an end-of-class pause for inner quiet. Our Hot Flow classes will leave you feeling sweaty, strong and energized.
Slow down with this quiet yin practice that targets the deeper connective tissue with the aim of increasing circulation and improving overall flexibility. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to stronger, more dynamic (yang) styles of yoga and exercise such as running, walking, hiking, and biking. Relax into deep stretches in this meditative yoga practice. Beginners welcome.
Morning Gentle Flow
This morning flow will slowly ease you into your practice and move you through a gentle flow with some breath work throughout to invigorate the body & mind and ends with a 10 minutes meditation to create a mindful presence for your day.
Upside Down Yoga
When you are ready to go upside down, start off with this easy inversion yoga class with us. You will learn the basic skills of Inversion poses. The class will teach you the basic techniques to get your body accustomed to inversion poses. The benefits include the following: strengthening the upper body, increasing your balance, concentration and relieving stress.
Hot Deep Stretch
Yoga Refine Hot Deep Stretch the class is an invigorating sequence of postures that works the entire body and is appropriate for all levels of experience. The class is led in a 32 degree heated room. The heat warms and opens the body; enhances flexibility; releases toxins; and naturally focuses the mind to a single point of concentration. Within this environment, a truly complete sequence of postures is practised at a deliberate pace and with thorough instruction from the teacher.
A healthy back is essential to your overall well being. For all types of back problems, pain and postural problems including scoliosis. Come lengthen your spine and move out of the habitual behaviours that are making your back hurt! All levels are welcome including those new to yoga and beginners.
Vinyasa Mixed is a style of yoga called “flow” for its steady pace of moving in-and-out of postures. These classes at Yoga Refine offer variations for all levels of practice so that everyone feels challenged, yet never overwhelmed. Vinyasa draws influences from other styles of yoga such as Ashtanga, Power Yoga and even Hatha. Get a great mix of poses for strength, flexibility and relaxation. You don’t have to be a seasoned pro for vinyasa classes, though it helps if you’ve done yoga at least a few times simply because the classes move at a slightly faster pace. You will love vinyasa mixed classes for their variety of postures, creative sequencing and energetic flow. The beauty of this yoga style is that it gives you everything you need in one package. It is a challenging workout that will tone, strengthen and stretch the body while leaving you feeling calm, relaxed and centered. Add Vinyasa Mix Classes to your weekly routine and you will feel and look better than ever.
This class is based on stretching out your abdomen, hips and chest, to safely deepen your backbends and open your chest and shoulders with a Vinyasa flow centered around your spinal health. It helps to build strength and power in the legs, arms and back muscles. By increasing mobility and awareness of the spine, backbends will correct and help improve your posture. It also helps to alleviate back and neck pain. Backbend poses help to open the heart, increase flexibility and stimulate the nervous system. Great lesson for total body and mind health.
Beginner Vinyasa is a flow linking each physical movement with deep and controlled breathing technique. It links every pose and transition in a flow. It also benefits your mental focus and cardiovascular conditioning; detoxing your mind and body. Our Vinyasa beginners class, includes sun salutation flow, focusing on core strength and teaching you at the same time, challenging-standing balance postures to improve the students complete body alignment. All levels are welcome, especially new students and beginners. Feel the benefits straight away, try a class, to see and feel the new you.
Candlelight Yin Yoga
Slow down with this quiet yin practice that targets the deeper connective tissue with the aim of increasing circulation and improving overall flexibility. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to stronger, more dynamic (yang) styles of yoga and exercise such as running, walking, hiking, and biking. Relax into deep stretches in this meditative yoga practice. Beginners are welcome.
Healing ball Yoga
Do you feel muscle soreness, tension or fatigue? You often do stretching exercises, but with no effect? Do you know what you need in-depth? It is effective soft tissue therapy! Yoga Refine introduces you to an effective way to relax the fascia to relieve pain. If you feel pain in a certain area, this class is for you. It is recommended to use at least once a week to use the ball massage method to stimulate the fascia. Most of us have tense problems, but we do not know. If you have some areas of tension, or suspected of injury or joint pain, you can try to heal with the strong healing power from the healing ball. Healing Ball Massage is with no harmful side effects. You will feel soreness during the massage, but then you will feel more comfortable after it. The effect is beyond your imagination. Now, you can find a way to keep the body relaxed and flexible. This method will not only make you feel more comfortable, but also to promote recovery, help you improve athletic performance, prevention of excessive exercise caused by injury and physical strain.
Ashtanga By Ashtanga Authorised teacher
Ashtanga is founded by Pattabhi Jois. It is a dynamic class comprises the classical set traditional sequence taught in a flowing Vinyasa style. It combines power and flexibility with movement, bandhas and breath, to produce an energetic and detoxifying practice. The Ashtanga opening chant is an essential part of this yoga tradition and is included in this class. During this practice, the Primary and Finishing sequences are shortened. Suitable for students with previous Vinyasa or Ashtanga experience.
Core & Arm Strengthening
This specialised class focuses on strengthening the core muscles and improving the internal support and stability of the body. Basic abdominal postures & arm strengthening postures are incorporated into the class to strengthen the connection between the upper and the lower body. Suitable for beginners to intermediate yoga practitioners. This class builds on the necessary body stability and more challenging asanas and sequences. Classes are taught with modifications to allow an easy approach.
A dynamic practice in a heated room focusing on stimulating the digestive system with the purpose of aiding the detoxification of the body. Students will experience sequences of poses including twists, bends and stretches that massage the digestive organs. The class will boost circulation and helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage and fluid/weight loss, makes the body feel reborn. Suitable for students with some Vinyasa experience looking to have a challenging and dynamic experience. No full inversions are included in these classes.
Super chilled, with slow poses and longer holds. This is our version of Yin. Slow pace, low intensity yoga for flexibility. This restorative yoga style is great for everyone including athletes, helping to rebuild damaged tissue and improve overall body health. Everyone can join in, even if you have never done yoga for those wanting to relax or wanting a mellow experience. It is a great way to start your Sunday.
Aroma Flow Yoga combines the ancient practice of using essential oils derived from aromatic plants and yoga. This combination brings calm and balance to the mind and body. In this gentle flow class, we will slowly move from one pose to the next focusing on the postures and the flow of the breath- Mediation in motion.The class is for all levels and ages. Poses will be modified as needed and if you can go further in any pose, you are welcomed and encouraged to do so.
Teacher Emma Robinson is an Orthopedic doctor from the UK and a yoga teacher with more than ten years of experience. She has been practicing yoga and dance since she was a child, and has practiced with the founder of Tripsichore Edward Clark for more than 8 years. She hopes to combine medical expertise and anatomy in yoga teaching, so that students have a deeper understanding of their health and body. Her teaching goal is to enhance students' abilities and confidence.
Pre-natal yoga directly benefits to expecting mums. It is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental entering and focused breathing. Different breathing tips will be taught in this class to reduce stress and anxiety or manage shortness of breath and work through contractions during labour effectively. A correct breathing can ensure your baby gets enough oxygen inside your body. Relaxing your muscles and restore your heart rate and breathing rhythm can bring awareness to your own breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions to find inner calm and create bond with the baby. Gentle stretching can increase the strength , flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth. It also decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath.
Slimming Yoga makes use of mindful technique to activate inner motive for looking good inside out! Focus on postures that massage body glands and organs for detoxifying, improving digestion and toning body. Through a series of specifically designed stretching and twisting postures, helps you to burn fat and improves your lymphatic flow. 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 & Pilates
This class combines the best of two exercise regimes - Yoga and Pilates. It is an invigorating class that works the whole body. These classes take the strength and flexibility exercises of a Yoga class and combine them with core strengthening, spine elongating and posture perfecting exercises of Pilates. The combination of both helps you not only achieve a strong, flexible body, but it will help you look slimmer, toned and healthier, with a relaxed sense of well-being. Yoga & Pilates will leave you feeling revitalised in body and mind, come along and try it for yourself.
This is a very slow-paced, gentle, restorative yoga practice. In this class, each pose is supported by various props and is held for several minutes. Students are encouraged to take each pose at their own pace, use props which make them comfortable, and listen to their bodies. Gentle and therapeutic in nature, combines simple movement and stretching along with a focus on breath and inner awareness. With mindful attention and present moment awareness, the body is supported in its natural ability to heal itself and to find balance.