What styles of yoga do you teach?
So glad you asked! Here at TPY, we teach hot power, power, core power, vinyasa, yin, restorative, women's only nude yin yoga and power pilates.
Here's a little yoga history (very basic and summarised a lot): Krishnamacharya was the number one man who taught BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar. Pattabhi Jois was the founder of ashtanga yoga, a strong style of yoga with a focus on breath and movement. The Primary Series is mostly taught in ashtanga studios around the world. It is a set sequence of poses that are practised in a specific order. It would seem that some yogis got a bit bored with routine, but loved the power of the ashtanga style, so off they went and taught sequences that were still strong, but more varied. These are often called power yoga, flow yoga, vinyasa yoga, etc ...
Now back to Twisting Peacock Yoga (TPY) ...
Vinyasa / Power / Flow
If you see the above names in the title of your class youre in for some breathe with movement. These classes are different every time, with sequencing selected from a wide range of poses.
Vinyasa yoga is a strong, athletic form of yoga. You’ll find lots of standing leg strengthening poses, leg balances, arm balances, hip and hamstring openers, spine openers and a whole lot more.
Usually these classes are a great challenge.You’ll learn to breathe with all of your lungs, not just the top bit. It will also provide a great opportunity to de-stress as you don’t get a chance to think of anything else except the pose you're in.
We finish with a Savasana to reset and rejuvenate the body.
SUITABLE FOR: Hot power and power yoga classes are available for all levels; however, we do advise completing at least 2–3 months of regular yoga practice first, or attending our 6-week beginner course.
This class is a mix of power flow with a greater focus on ... you guessed it, the core! The vinyasa flow is great for building heat, and strengthening the core is important for improving your yoga technique, posture and general wellness.
SUITABLE FOR: Core power is available to all levels; however, we do advise completing at least 2–3 months of regular yoga practice first, or attending our 6-week beginner course.
As energies in our surroundings shift, so do the needs of our bodies & minds.
Chakra - derived from the Sanskrit word meaning "wheel" are 7 centres of spiritual energy within our bodies. When the chakras are in harmony, energy flows freely, When disrupted the energy becomes stuck or blocked.
This class is a Vinyasa flow designed to explore the chakra system & elemental alchemy through asana, mantra, pranayama and mudra. All with the intent of rebalancing, realigning and reconnecting with mind, body & breath. Expect standing & seated flows, balancing postures, back bends, twists and basic inversions.
SUITABLE FOR: Chakra Flow is available to all levels; however, we advise completing at least 1–2 months of regular yoga practice first, or attending our 6-week beginner’s course.
Yin yoga is the perfect complement to the more dynamic, heat-creating ‘yang’ styles of yoga such as ashtanga, vinyasa and power yoga. While these practices primarily target our muscles, yin works to lengthen the connective tissue of the body (tendons, ligaments and fascia) to increase flexibility and mobility, generally targeting the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for longer, and the focus is to relax all muscles so you can access the connective tissue.
Yin yoga is extremely relaxing and makes your body feel supple, nourished and invigorated. Practicing yin regularly will support your more dynamic yoga practice by creating more flexibility and mobility in your joints.
SUITABLE FOR: Yin is for anyone and everyone, including your nanna! No yoga experience required; this is slow, passive and easy to follow. Yin is very different from the other yoga styles we teach at TPY.
Yin & Flow
This class is the perfect mix of two yoga styles. We start with a good old sweat with the active hot power yoga, then slow it down at the end with a gentle and delicious yin session.
SUITABLE FOR: Yang and yin is available to all levels; however, we advise completing at least 1–2 months of regular yoga practice first, or attending our 6-week beginner’s course.
Breathe & Restore
This magical class fuses pranayama (yogic breathing) Restorative & Yin yoga poses and sometimes Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) OR Guided Meditation...This all into one blissed out class.
Healing practices like yoga nidra & guided meditation can help alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety by repairing and restoring the body on the deepest, cellular level. Both helping to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of your nervous system that controls rest and digestion), allowing you to enter a state of ultimate relaxation.
“Each time I experience yoga nidra, I return to my essential nature, and sense a profound shift in the flow of consciousness. It’s as though a door opens and stagnant energy has a way out—to allow for a fresh understanding of the inherent order of things to emerge. Colours seem brighter, difficulty seems to exist in a larger context, and contentedness feels much more available after just 10 or 20 minutes. Yoga nidra grants an awareness of the harmony in all that is, and generates a sensation of pure acceptance.” - Elena Brown
Open to all levels from the complete beginner to the seasoned yogi.
SUITABLE FOR: Breathe and Restore is for anyone and everyone, including your nanna! No yoga experience required; this is slow, passive and easy to follow.
Women’s only Nude Yoga
Join Mel for a liberating & uplifting night of gentle yin yoga, pranayma & guided meditation. Of course, as the title suggests, you are completely naked. This is a space for women to just … be. We all have wobbly bits, cellulite, parts of ourselves that we may not particularly love. This is the time to embrace the perfectly imperfect bodies we were given and enjoy this beautiful practice sans clothes, a chance to drop away all the bullshit and just come together to practice.
Please wear a sarong, shawl or dressing gown to enter the room and bring two towels: one for your mat, the other for the bolster. Women who are menstruating are invited to wear a nude colour G-string. However, for everyone else, it’s all about the birthday suit.
All women welcome.
with any questions.
Please note that this is just like any other class except we will be fully naked. If you want to work through deeper issues with body image or self-love see rosierees.com for all she has to offer.
SUITABLE FOR: Women’s only Nude Yoga is for all women, including your nanna! No yoga experience required; this is slow, passive and easy to follow.