Yoga Styles

There are so many different types of yoga out there, whether you want a more physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative class. With each style a bit different from the others, you'll find variations depending on the teacher. I recommend giving a few styles and teachers a try before settling on your favourite. Even if you're a seasoned yogi with a dedicated practice, flexibility and variation with any of the following styles could enhance your overall yoga experience and challenge you to break out of your comfort zone. Mudita is also the Home of Transformational Yoga South Africa.

Hatha Yoga

The Sanskrit term "hatha" is an umbrella term for all physical postures of yoga. In the West, hatha yoga simply refers to all the other styles of yoga (Ashtanga, Iyengar, etc.) that are grounded in a physical practice. However, there are other branches of yoga such as kriya, raja, and karma yoga that are separate from the physical-based yoga practice. The physical-based yoga is the most popular and has numerous styles. Hatha yoga classes are best for beginners since they are usually paced slower than other yoga styles. Hatha classes today are a classic approach to breathing and exercises. If you are brand-new to yoga, hatha yoga is a great entry point to the practice.

Transformational Yoga

Transformational Yoga is an integral approach to physical health, emotional balance, and mental and spiritual clarity founded and created by Swami Vidyanand, a renowned yoga master. It gives you the tools you need in order to make a difference in your everyday life. In depth focus of asanas, the chakras, mantras, and breathing and meditation techniques gives you the knowledge you need to purify your body, stabilise your emotions, focus your mind, and increase your spiritual well-being. Transformational Yoga South Africa is the official Franchise of the SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga, India, created and founded by Swami Vidyanand and as a yoga studio, we are passionately committed to sharing and growing this phenomenal approach to living your life.  To find out moreclick here

Yin –TRE Fusion

This class combines the gentle internal process of Yin Yoga with TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercise). The TRE process activates the body's natural mechanisms for releasing stress and trauma: through a few simple movements the body starts to tremor (slight shaking or twitching) which allows the nervous system to 'shake off' held or stored tension and emotion. This promotes a more integrated awareness of one's being. Through Yin asana and this tremoring process anyone seeking healing and embodied release may reconnect with muscles that have been forgotten, grow their window of tolerance for external stressors and, most wonderfully, accept with love and compassion the deeper more painful, more honest parts of the human experience.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa means "to place in a special way" and in this case yoga postures. Vinyasa is the most athletic yoga style. Vinyasa was adapted from Ashtanga yoga in the 1980s. In Vinyasa classes, the movement is coordinated with your breath and movement to flow from one pose to another. Many types of yoga can also be considered Vinyasa flows such as Ashtanga, power yoga, and prana. Vinyasa styles can vary depending on the teacher, and there can be many different types of poses in different sequences.