All yoga is yoga. There are many styles and traditions, and some may be more appealing and beneficial to you individually than other types. We hope you find this simple guide helpful describing the “colors” at YC:

Hatha has several meanings, one of which is “forceful”. This type of yoga traditionally is practiced for the purpose of purification, and is one of the most common styles of yoga practiced today. It includes classical asana (postures/poses) that are held for longer periods of time and are often attentive to accurate body alignment. Emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility, balance, concentration, and breath control, by incorporating deeper breathing, mindfulness, and self study. The teacher’s sequencing of the poses are often made with special attention on a theme or for a particular benefit for the student .

Hatha yoga classes may include restorative poses sequences: Restorative yoga includes meditative poses in which the body is often supine and supported with props and held quietly for extended periods of time. Both soothing and regenerating, restorative poses help reduce stress and bring a balance to the demands of our busy daily lives. This practice is quieter and softer, perfect for beginners or advanced students alike as it allows the student to experience the more subtle aspects of yoga in a calm still atmosphere.

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At YC you will find both general Hatha classes at various levels, and more gentle classes.

Yellow at YC also denotes the increasingly popular Yin yoga which in particular focuses on mindfulness. It is a calming exercise, allowing the body to get into a deep sense of relaxation and tranquility. With peace of mind and body creates the regeneration, greater freedom of movement and better concentration.
You will be guided into positions on the floor with a focus on breathing, postures kept relaxed for 3-5 min., When you gain deep and quiet stretch which softens the muscles, joints and connective tissue. You will be able to look inwards for a while, and will experience harmony and freedom from physical and mental stress. Anyone can participate regardless of form, fitness and health.

Iyengar, named after its founder and grounded in the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, is a more technical form of hatha yoga. Students learn proper alignment and proficient use of props as needed (blankets, blocks, belts, and ropes) to maximize the benefits of each pose. A hallmark of Iyengar Yoga is that the teacher skillfully sequences poses so that the student can follow a link(s) among the poses throughout the class. Emphasis places focus and attention on integrating the body and mind and increasing stamina, strength, flexibility, and balance. Another aspect of this type of yoga is attentive breath awareness in the postures and developing the art of pranayama (breath control) as a practice by itself.

Yogacentralen has been designed specifically and is well equipped for the requirements of the discerning Iyengar teacher and student.

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Dynamic Styles covers physically challenging types of yoga with a more seamless flow of postures with breath control rather than poses held individually. It may be taught under different names and “substyles”:

Vinyasa, meaning “to place in a certain way,” is a dynamic system of practicing asana that links the breath to movement in a flowing manner. The sequence of postures can vary but often includes sun salutation poses and ultimately builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration.

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The pre-natal classes are designed to reduce the aches and pains that can accompany pregnancy. Classes are conducted in a nurturing and supportive environment with a focus on special breathing techniques, poses geared towards opening the hips and preparing the body for giving birth. Some are in English marked (ENG).

Post-natal classes are focused on the need of new moms. Some are in English marked (ENG).

Pranayama e.g. “Relax & Breathe”, Meditation, Restorative etc.
Check the schedule for such special classes, and read the description on Yoganet.

In this category you will also find various special classes.

Not a yoga style, but an essential part of Yogacentralen. See more under Food.

At YC, you may look at description of each class on Yoganet to see if more details are provided by the teacher. This is also where you sign-up for classes and workshops:






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