The House of Yoga

Yoga Classes

We offer a wide variety of classes in order to serve different needs. We offer classes of different yoga styles and of different intensity for both newer and more seasoned practitioners. It is our intention to respect and honour yoga’s ancient roots and traditions of yoga, while adapting some of its concepts and practices in order to apply them to modern life. At The House of Yoga, pranayama (breathwork) and meditation will be intrinsic parts of our classes.

Yoga Starters’ Course

This is the perfect course for those who are new to yoga and wish to explore this world a little closer. In this class, we will take care of new yoga students, helping them to get started with the foundations of yoga. This course is structured as a 3-month course and will take place three times per year (September – December, January – April, April – July). This holistic course goes through the basics of all things yoga in 12 weeks, including asanas (postures), breathing techniques as well as philosophical aspects. We will explore the different foundational asanas and start moving through a few flows.

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer. It works on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice. This works on the muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility. Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a balanced practice and can have a powerful effect on energy levels.

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Ashtanga Led Half Primary Series (modified)

This class follows the sequence of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and includes sun salutations, standing postures, a selection of the seated postures, backbends and closing postures. This class maintains the rhythm and flow of the traditional practice, meaning that this is a fast-paced and dynamic class, which is not suitable for absolute beginners. Before joining this class, we advise to be comfortable with foundational yoga postures or to have attended at least 2-3 of our Ashtanga-inspired Flow class taking place on Fridays.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that encourages physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. You will then hold the pose for an extended period of time. This practice is great to balance an active yoga schedule or to give yourself a break from a stressful week.

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Vinyasa

A  practice where asanas (postures) are linked together in a flow and guided by breath and awareness. Expect dynamic movements and transitions. Each class will have sequences that are different from the others, providing a playful and unique experience. This class will be made accessible to practitioners of all levels.

Creative Flow

This is a vinyasa practice where asanas (postures) are linked together in a flow and guided by breath and awareness. Expect dynamic movements and transitions adapted to practitioners of all levels. Expect creative and playful sequences. Expect to sweat, but mostly to have fun! Some experience is desirable.

Power Flow

This class is a physically challenging vinyasa practice. The pace and rhythm of the class are fast, linking asanas (postures) and transitions through consistent breathing. Expect to move, sweat and have fun! Practitioners should already be comfortable with the foundational postures of yoga. Not suitable for beginners.

Ashtanga-inspired Flow

This vinyasa class draws its inspiration from the primary series sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It is structured to include the traditional sun salutations and a selection of the standing, seated and finishing sequence postures. Practicing a set sequence will allow you to become more and more familiar with each posture, which in turn will allow you to track your progress through time. Becoming familiar with the sequence, will also allow you to relax and let your body take over, transforming the practice into a moving meditation. This class is a great opportunity to build your strength and flexibility, and to start becoming acquainted with the Ashtanga yoga sequence. It is suitable for practitioners of all levels, as modifications will be provided.

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Hatha Flow

A hatha flow is slightly slower paced than a vinyasa flow class. Asanas (postures) will be held for several breaths before moving onto the next. It is open to practitioners of all levels, as different options will be provided.

Hatha Yoga

This class provides a strong foundation to practitioners of all levels. Postures and alignment are explained in great detail with the use of props, making this an excellent class both for newer practitioners as well as for more seasoned practitioners, who want to refine their practice.

Slow Flow

This class is a slow and gentle flow, which requires less strength than regular vinyasa flows and will end with an extra-long savasana (relaxation phase). Asanas (postures) will be modified and adapted into a sequence accessible to everyone.

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Mobility

Mix it up. Diversify your practice. Mobility takes the big picture approach to the body, playfully combining elements from yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, strength training, dance, physiotherapy (to name but a few). This class sees movement as more than just a means of skill acquisition, but as a tool through which students can gain greater self-awareness and understanding. All levels are encouraged to come with an open mind, let go, trust the process, have fun!

Katonah Yoga

In a Katonah Yoga class you’ll explore poses that you know with a new perspective. You’ll flip a wrist in a pose, use your body as a measure and learn new ways to fit yourself. The goal is to develop your curiosity, your sense of personal measure and ultimately to bring you joy! This class will incorporate metaphors – think of your body as a house and a lot of seasonal references – prop use and dynamic breathwork. Suited for beginners and all levels.

Mindful Yoga

In this class we combine asanas (postures) with meditation. The first part of the class will be a dynamic flow, that aims to prepare the body and focus the mind. After the mind is settled through movement, we will be ready for the second part, where you will be led through a guided meditation. This class is suitable for all levels, and for whoever is looking to incorporate  some meditation in their yoga practice

Core

In a Core class, specific poses and sequences are designed to help you access and understand your core which improves alignment and stability as well as connecting the mind and body. This class will be strong and dynamic. Often thought of as just abdominal muscles, it’s more accurate to think of our ‘core’ like an apple core, running from the top of our head to the inner arches of your feet. With a strong core you improve almost every yoga pose and the whole practice of yoga becomes much easier and safer.

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Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in a hatha or vinyasa class. This class consists of a series of long-held floor poses that mainly work the parts of the lower body rich in connective tissue. This practice aims to increase circulation and flexibility as well as reducing stress and anxiety.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation for deep rest. Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping induced by a guided meditation. Through this practice, practitioners will achieve a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and they will become systematically and increasingly aware of their inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. We usually combine this practice with a Yin Yoga practice.

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