Cosmic Classes

 

 

Cosmic Yoga Studio is a contemporary yoga studio specialising in Vinyasa Flow Yoga — bringing a new age experience to the ancient practice of traditional asana and meditation.

Yin and Yang

Our yoga studio embraces the Cosmic balance of Yin and Yang, with two studio rooms aptly designed to offer an option for either end of the spectrum.

Our Yin studio room overlooks the lake with large windows allowing you to get in sync with nature, releasing your physical body to your practice and activating the subtle levels of your fluid body.

Our Yang studio creates a space for a more dynamic, energising practice. Yang is equipped with a hydronic European style of heating which warms the air, rather than surfaces. Room temperature slowly rises to approx. 32 degrees, allowing your body’s core temperature to catch up whilst ensuring a safe practice to open and release.

Class Styles

Posture Lab – Beginners Yoga (Unheated) 

Posture Lab is a B.K.S Iyengar style class with an emphasis on alignment.

Posture Lab introduces the student to a modified Surya Namaskar, pranayama techniques and the Bandhas (energetic body locks). It is slow with specific instruction, providing multiple opportunities to refine and go deeper in the common poses.

The perfect place to establish a practice (sadhana), Posture Lab offers a more traditional style of yoga. Develop a wealth of knowledge, allowing you to segway into a more dynamic vinyasa style of yoga, if you choose.

Ideal for all ages and abilities.

Class sizes limited to 13 people, ensuring more individualised attention.

Slow Flow – Heated & Unheated

Slow Flow calls on the fluid intelligence of the body – think gliding through honey!

Movement in and out of poses are able to be taught with more specificity and postures are held for longer, making it possible to feel into sensations with awareness.

The slow nature of this class is what makes it suitable for both beginner and advanced yogis. Allowing students more time to suitably evaluate makes it a more sustainable practice.

It can be hard to ‘go slow’ when so much of our programming is to ‘go fast’. However, getting comfortable with this quieter pace can lead to strength, stability and an affection for ones body as well an appreciation for the things it can do.

Available in both the heated and unheated rooms. Modification offered.

General vibe: Grounding & Love

 

Cosmic Flow 1 & 2 – Our Signature Class

Our signature Cosmic Flows are modern Vinyasas, drawing predominantly on the work of Pattabki Jois (Ashtanga). Cosmic Flows are dynamic & practiced in a heated room. They are a YANG style of class, with an emphasis on channelling energy and improving one’s focus. Be prepared to lift your heart rate.

Cosmic Flow 1 – Heated

There is an evenness to Cosmic Flow 1, that brings about a feeling of arriving home.

Opening with philosophy and wisdom, pulled from the Sutras, Cosmic Flow 1 works towards a peak pose.

Some repetition of Surya Namaskar, enables a point of reference and awareness, making it more than just a work out.

Here you will have the opportunity to experience your unique expression of a peak pose, such as, backbends, inversions, splits and arm balances.

General Vibe: Upbeat, Fun, Joyful

 

Cosmic Flow 2 – Heated

Cosmic Flow 2 elicits a feeling of calm, strength and fluidity. In this class, various methods of pranayama are employed to create clarity of mind and intention.

Through awakening the core, you will set up for an aware practice, with particular attention to chaturanga.

Opportunities will be available throughout to build strength and resilience, utilizing longer holds and mindful transitions.

Building a creative sequence and finally flowing to a peak song, a sense of connection can be felt thanks to moving rhythmically and in unison with one another.

General vibe: Calming, Strong & Fluid

 

Hip Hop Flo – Heated

A hump day, heated vinyasa to Hip Hop, RnB and Reggae beats that are sure to release inhibitions.

This mid week reminder to have fun will leave you feeling high on life.

 

Yoga Conditioning – Heated

A 1hr session of strength training & functional mobility with the mindful principles & breathing techniques of yoga concluding with restorative recovery.

The class is intended to increase overall fitness, body & mind awareness, range of motion & aid in recovery.

 

Attune

A 20/20/20 style class, incorporating Vinyasa, YIN and Yogic relaxation.

An all round practice which builds heat in the body, works deep into the muscles and finishes with a restorative yogi sleep or a meditation to reset the mind & body.

 

YIN Yoga

Yin Yoga is a softer, more traditional style of yoga and compliments a stronger, dynamic practice. It involves long holds of 3-5 minutes, designed to improve connective tissue (tendons, ligaments & fascia) and flow of energy.

All the great systems of the body are ensheathed in connective tissue, a web-like communication network, which tells the cells how to function in response to various forms of tension, compression and movement. Yin poses create and maintain moderate levels of stress on the connective tissue, in order to create strong and flexible joints with greater range of motion.

Understanding life force, known as chi/prana, as well as channels called meridians/nadis, is an essential component of Yin. The power of yin is in time, rather than muscular effort. Yin yoga cultivates patience, gratitude and contentment – teaching you to relax and let go.

A highly therapeutic class – suitable for everybody.