New to this?
No problem! We are here to help get you started on your journey.
Some tips to help you:
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your first class so that we can give you a tour of the space and help to get you setup and settled.
- Try out the beginners classes first to get a feel for the postures.
- Remember - the class is for your own personal enjoyment. Take it at your own pace, rest and breath whenever you need to. Don’t feel intimidated, our classes have all levels of experience in them and our instructors are there to help you as you go along.
- Enjoy the journey!
Ashtanga is a yoga style steeped in ancient yogic tradition. A dynamic moving meditation consisting of a progressive series of postures synchronised with breath to purify and tone the body. We have a focused approach on Primary Series to ensure all members can safely explore the practice. If you’re a beginner or new to this practice, look out for our Beginners Ashtanga classes to become comfortable with the basic movements.
Bikram is a popular style of yoga that consists of a set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, and is performed in room heated to 40 degrees Celsius. The heat assists in stretching out the muscles of the body and activates a strong detoxification process (get ready to sweat!). The carefully-selected postures are designed to rehabilitate, strengthen and tone the body, with specific focus on knee rehabilitation. myUTOPIA offers Bikram classes with varying durations of 45 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes. Find them on our schedule as 26x45, 26x60, and 26x90.
BodTopia is a 40min class based on 28min of HIIT training and 12min of warm up and cool down. Classes focus on either the arms, legs or abs.
Pilates is a series of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout when properly carried out. When practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.
Power Yoga, although Vinyasa-based, is simply a more vigorous flow with an increase in speed and amount of postures. The teacher has the flexibility to teach any poses in any order, making every class different. With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, Power Yoga is a great way to work out. If you are a beginner to Vinyasa, we strongly advise that you start off with a few Beginner Vinyasa classes before progressing into Power Yoga, in order to equip you with the foundational knowledge needed to move confidently from pose to pose.
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterised by the “stringing together” of postures into a flow of movement that is then synchronised with the breath. Quite opposite to the “fixed form” yoga styles such as Bikram and Ashtanga – with their set sequence repeated in every class – Vinyasa is a choreographed flow that will change continuously in sequence and speed depending on the area of the body/theme the teacher decides to focus on for the class. A consistent Vinyasa practice can result in improved flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance, with the added benefit of reduced stress and anxiety.
Wake Up & Flow
A morning wake up, in the form of a slower paced vinyasa. The postures are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronised with the breath. The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, which more traditional forms of yoga do not have. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress. The name vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that translates as "variations within parameters," allowing the teacher the flexibility to tailor the sequences to their own philosophy.