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How do I know which yoga style to choose?

June 27, 2022

At Hilltop Wellness Resort and at our Hill Club Yoga Studio, we pride ourselves in a multi-style approach to yoga. This means that we offer a variety of different kinds of yoga classes covering multiple different yoga styles. This way we can offer both dynamic and relaxing practices to our students.

When choosing a yoga class, however, it’s not always easy to recognise the class and style by its name or know which one is best suited for you. Therefore, in this blog post we want to shine some light on the different yoga styles that we offer and who they might suit.

Hatha Yoga

These classes include strengthening standing and balancing poses, as well as seated and floor-based poses. The pace of this class is rather calm, and the focus is on one pose at the time allowing time to find a healthy alignment and work with correct muscles. This class focuses on all areas of the body, strengthening and lengthening muscles with a strong focus on breathing.

Suitable for: Complete beginners, beginners with some yoga experience, intermediate and advanced yogis, people covering from injuries, pregnant women (with modifications)

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa yoga is a fast paced dynamic practice where poses are linked together forming a continuous flow; it builds up strength and stamina. This kind of practice has a stronger focus on upper body strength as we use a lot of planks, low planks and downward-facing dogs when transitioning from one pose to another. Vinyasa can be interpreted as the linking of movement with breath and this class has a very strong focus on breath.

Suitable for: Beginners with some yoga experience, intermediate and advanced yogis

Yin Yoga

Yin is a calm and slow-paced yet very effective form of yoga. It is characterised by gently stressing the connective tissues particularly in the area between the navel and the knees; we could call this a fascia conditioning class as well! Yin yoga practice consists mainly of floor poses that are held for a long time (typically 3-5 minutes) with relaxed muscles combined with deep breathing. This directs the stimulation of the physical yoga practice to the deeper tissues of the body.

Suitable for: Complete beginners, beginners with some yoga experience, intermediate and advanced yogis

Sunrise Yoga

Our sunrise yoga classes offer a mixed-style yoga experience with some more dynamic flows to wake up the body and some more relaxing poses that allow you to enjoy the rising sun. This is a truly special yoga experience that we offer to our yoga retreat guests on our outside yoga deck.

Suitable for: Complete beginners, beginners with some yoga experience, intermediate and advanced yogis

Whether you’re into more dynamic flows or chilled yoga relaxation, we got you covered.

Welcome to try something new at Hilltop!

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