Types of Yoga

 

Types-of-yoga

 

All classes at Maui Hot Yoga are done in a heated environment.
Since all of our classes are all level, whatever class you choose from at
Maui Hot Yoga will be a great class to begin your journey with us.


Our studio is known for its upbeat classes to grooving music with lots of creative flows incorporating postures from all of the Ashtanga yoga sequences, as well as more modern flows with influence from Ashtanga, power yoga, kundalini, Dharma, vinyasa & Bikram Yoga.


We believe Hot Yoga is a medical therapeutic form of healing that incorporates the healing effects of Heat Shock Therapy. Through heating up the body, both internally with the breathing & the movements, as well as externally with heaters in our studio, your body goes into thermoregulation. Thermoregulation is when the body starts to sweat, the heart rate is increased, and a shift happens in the nervous system. Heat on the body produces stress. This heat stress creates a tremendous healing within the body. Through this stressful environment, one learns to stay calm & collected, to control one’s breath as well as ones mind which produces lasting results felt by all practitioners.


Our Hot Yoga & Hot Vinyasa are both a series of postures scientifically designed to give a comprehensive healing effect to the entire body. During each class, muscles, ligaments and tendons are warmed and stretched in a specific sequence that enhances healing on the mind, body as well as spirit. New practitioners are often surprised at how fast their core strength is built and the amazing vibrant health that is rapidly achieved through a regular practice.


With the breath as the guide, our vinyasa classes are developed with creative sequencing, effective body movement, and unique transitions. Each class is designed to be well-rounded, build strength & flexibility, and adhere to the 8 Limbs of Yoga, while practicing in a room heated to 90-95 degrees.

With influences from Ashtanga Yoga, Prana Vinyasa, and other schools of thought, our diverse team of instructors bring their own experience and background to each class.


Intro To Rocket Yoga

An all-levels vinyasa class, based on poses found in 1st – 3rd Ashtanga Yoga, but with modifications for all students. Through playful sequences and transitions, and with dedication and practice, more advanced asana and movement may be obtained. The Rocket offers challenges for all levels, and a laid-back attitude to take students to new levels of their asana practice.


Yoga is a philosophy of life which also has the potential to create a vibrantly healthy body and mind.
Ashtanga Yoga, practiced in its correct sequential order, gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness – physical, psychological, and spiritual. Through this practice of correct breathing ( ujjayi Pranayama), postures (asanas), and gazing point (dristi), we gain control of the senses and a deep awareness of ourselves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.


“Ashtanga” literally means eight limbs. They are described by Patanjali as Yama (abstinences), Niyama (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath control, Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (absorption).
These branches support each other.  “Vinyasa” means breath syncronized movement. The breath is the heart of this discipline, and links asana to asana in a precise order.


Thai Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage
Thai yoga is a type of yoga where someone stretches you into the yoga positions. It can be related to a massage, although the clothing is on, no oils are used, and skin contact is not required. The practitioner utilizes hands, feet, elbows, forearms and various tools to create deep levels of stretching and working along meridian lines. The system is closely related to acupuncture in how you work with the energy systems in the body. For instance, you can massage points in one’s feet to access the stomach.
Mary Grace & James Onnikian both traveled to Thailand and became certified in Thai Massage at Wat Po, the Worlds Oldest Thai Massage school.

Acro & partner yoga
Acro yoga and partner yoga are types of yoga in which you use a partner for the strengthening, stretching, and balancing. Maui Hot Yoga offers classes & workshops in these forms of partner yoga.

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