Some people like yoga with more movement.
That’s what dynamic yoga is about.
You still do high quality hatha yoga poses, but they flow into each other more.
One typical example of such flowing yoga is the well know sun salute sequence.
It can involve a mix of stand alone poses such as downward dog, plank pose, crocodile pose, standing forward bends, upward facing dog pose, mountain pose with and without arm extensions, warrior one pose, and lunges with alternate legs.
In dynamic yoga, these standalone poses are combined together into a sun salute. The sun salute can be done at various speeds.
Over time, these flowing sequences can also involve twists, warrior two and other variations.
In the dynamic yoga done at Flametree, you’ll also do some inversions and backbends. If you are a beginner, all these poses will be done in various introductory and easy ways. Sometimes, you’ll just learn preparations for the final pose.
At Flametree, no matter what type of yoga you’re doing, you’ll also be shown how to improve each posture, or flow sequence.
Its important to get into a posture as fully as you can, with or without props. If you are not in the posture, you won’t get the benefits it offers.
This means that sometimes you will spend time learning the foundations of dynamic yoga poses before you put them together into more flowing sequences.
Obviously, in any class, we will only move at a pace that works for where the students are at… depending on the level of the class.
In all Flametree’s yoga classes, you’ll also get yoga postures, and sequences of postures, that are appropriate to the weather pattern outside. We do work in air-conditioned studios, but the key issue here is the weather that you have been exposed to in the many hours before you get to class.
That weather will determine if you are feeling energetic, lethargic, moody, and more. Based on where you are starting from, we will use the yoga class to give you energy, calming, strength, flexibility, aerobic workouts… or whatever is appropriate.
We also take account of any particular injury or condition you may have when you start yoga. You’ll get the opportunity to confidentially let us know your circumstances… whether they are long term, or just temporary.
At the moment, Flametree teaches these Dynamic Focus classes:
- at 6.30am on Tuesdays, in a combined mixed and beginner class, with Jade Phillips
- at 10am on Sundays, in a beginner class, with Richard Mayhew.
At other levels, we use dynamic sequences based on the weather and other matters we discussed.
At some point soon, Flametree will consider other specific Dynamic Focus classes. Please let us know your preferences in this regard.
For students doing Intermediate and Transition to Intermediate classes, Direct Debit is currently being offered to students with a 20% discount for the first 3 months
Enter the code ‘transition‘ at checkout to get your 20% discount
Don’t want to commit to direct debit?
If you are unsure that direct debit will work for you, then why not try a ten class pass or a single casual class? This pass allow you to attend 10 classes at a time that suits you. Concession prices are also available.