Dragonfly’s style secrets

Having a wide variety of classes available at the Dragonfly means that there’s always something available to suit you goals and mood. Sometimes, however, it can be a little bit tricky figuring out what each style means, particularly if you’re new to yoga. This guide aims to help you understand the different styles available, so that you can find the perfect class to suit you.

  1. Ashtanga

    A style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, and which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. In this class you will be practicing the primary series.

  2. Aroma yoga

    The class will have some flow elements followed by longer held Yin postures. This class incorporates the Purest Essential Oils to support and nurture your system and help cleanse, balance and refresh the body, mind and spirit. A gentle class.

  3. Hatha

    Sometimes called a dual type of yoga because it includes a duality between two opposites: the sun (in Hinda, "ha") and the moon ("tha"). This style joins these two opposites together. Structured poses and other activities that help cleanse the body and mind through asanas (postures) and pranayamas (subtle energy control) are performed.

  4. Kundalini

    A school of yoga that is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra. It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana.

  5. Mandala vinyasa

    The Mandala Vinyasa class is established on the four basic elements to bring connection between you and each of the Elements in the Universe – Earth, Water, Fire and Air – and with their corresponding Chakra. Each of the element relates to a specific group of muscles of the leg mandala.

  6. Rocket yoga

    A style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980s. Rocket Yoga is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice of yoga. It's a quick and dynamic Yoga Flow with options for strong arm balances and inversions.

  7. Vinyasa

    In these classes you coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe a specific sequence of poses (Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog) commonly used throughout a vinyasa class.

  8. Yin

    Postures are practiced close to the mat and held for longer in order to open the joints and get deep into the body's connective tissues. A more meditative form of yoga with a strong emphasis on breath awareness and the link between mind and body. A gentle class.

Find your style at one of our yoga classes or try something new — take a look at our timetable online.