This gentle style of practice involves pairing breath with movement to move in a fluid and mindful way. MELLOW FLOW generally involves warming up with stretches and sun salutations before moving through a few playful sequences designed to build strength and agility. Perfect for those wanting a slower, more mindful pace. Classes are 60 minutes unless specified, and practiced with just a touch of mellow heat (24-26oC).
Our HOT FLOW classes are a slightly more dynamic Vinyasa-style of class and conducted with the room heated to approx 34-36oC. The heat helps to open up the body allowing for a greater range of motion, and assists with the detoxification process. Usually commencing with some gentle stretching and sun salutations, the class will then move into more playful sequencing to help build strength and flexibility. Classes are 60 minutes unless specified. Suitable for all levels as modifications are given for those with less experience. Bring a towel and water to class.
BIKRAM HOT YOGA
For those who prefer a more tropical climate, our BIKRAM classes gives you the chance to really sweat while you practice. The static and set sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, allows you to systematically work through your body building strength and flexibility, while the heat enables you to move more freely and encourages the detoxification process. Suitable for absolute beginners and those recovering from injury, this is the perfect class to pair with a plunge in the Back Beach rock pools post-practice. A Bikram Class is traditionally 90 minutes long, however sometimes we offer an abbreviated 75min version. The room is heated to around 39oC. Please bring water, a full size towel and preferably your own mat.
A slower-paced practice, this classical HATHA style class allows you to spend more time focusing on gentle movement of the body & in connection with breath. This class is perfect for an aging body, those with injury, or those who have never done a yoga class before and would like to start slowly and with the basics. Classes are practiced with very mild heat (just to take the chill off) & the use of props is encouraged to help support the body.
Drift through our Yin clasess, where most of the poses are practiced on the floor and held for between two and five minutes. Yin yoga targets our connective tissues—in particular the fascia—and assists in releasing tension, improving range of motion and developing our ability to be still and surrender. Simple yet challenging, this class is deeply grounding. It will have you drifting out of the room on a tide of bliss. Classes vary from 60 to 75 minutes, and practiced with the room at a comfortable 24-26oC.
YIN YANG BALANCE
Designed to re-balance and restore, this class is a blissful blending of Yin and Vinyasa yoga. There's enough time to explore some breath work, gentle longer held stretches to get into the deep layers of the connective tissues, plus some more flowing movement to shift the energy through the body. Conducted in a room with just a touch of heat (24-26oC), classes are either 60 or 75 minutes.
This class is based on the Ashtanga Primary Sequence and is a strong dynamic practice but accessible to all. A student may not initially be able to do all the postures, but with practice and patience, the postures reveal themselves to us. The emphasis is on breath, alignment, drishti (focus) and the ability to hold the postures in stillness (but with a sense of ease) for five breaths. We keep the room to a moderate 24-26oC.
Our all levels FUNCTIONAL FLOW classes are suitable for both the beginner and more advanced student. Each class will cover breath work, asanas (postures) and mindful movement for balance, mobility and strength and may include some playful yoga drills to help build technique. Classes are either 60 or 75 minutes and practiced in a room with a touch of heat (24-26oC).
Beneath the ocean's choppy surface is a world of calmness and stillness. This is where meditation can take us. Our MEDITATION classes provide a safe space to sit down and bear witness to whatever unfolds. Meditation can help bring us back to our centre, anchor ourselves in the present moment and create more mindfulness in our daily lives. Classes may include a combination of breath work, guided meditations, or Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).
Terms & Conditions
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Management reserves the right to cancel or change a class without notice.
Teachers are subject to change without notice.
Late entry will not be permitted – doors open 15 minutes prior to a class starting and late entry will not be allowed (front door will be locked to secure student’s belongings, etc).
OBY takes no responsibility for lost or stolen goods. Please leave all valuables at home. Any items left at the studio will be donated to good will after 7 days.
Bookings are essential and made online. Bookings close 10 minutes prior to class start time.