KĀYA Yoga Classes
For an authentic Yoga experience, KĀYA curates a selection of traditional disciplines for our members to attend. With passion and knowledge, our teachers create a calm, supportive space, and bring enthusiasm and care into every Yoga class across our Melbourne locations. Our teachers can adjust each Yoga experience to suit their classes needs or physicality levels so that all yogi’s, from beginner to accomplished, can find peacefulness and challenges within their practice, and a sense of enjoyment.
Our Yoga Teachers
Our team of specialist Yoga teachers are dedicated yogi’s who live and breathe their practice. They frequently enjoy complete immersion in yoga retreats where they can focus on furthering their personal yoga practice, and they bring this knowledge and care into their classes for our members to experience. For our Yoga teachers, Yoga is a way of life, and they are a source of inspiration and support for our members.
The History of Yoga
With practices dating back to over 3000 years, scholars believe Yoga grew from Stone Age Shamanism, with the primary focus of healing members within the community. As the focus of Yoga evolved inwardly to self-restoration, modern lifestyles have left many of us searching for the grounding practices which Yoga can offer. The resurgence of Yoga illustrates the need for an oasis in the chaos of daily life, and KĀYA offers Melbourne’s most healing and intensive Yoga classes, complemented by authentic meditation sessions and Yoga for beginners.
Our Yoga Classes
Hatha Yoga is the ancestral form of many modern Yoga styles, with a focus on caring for the physical vessel of our immaterial spirit. With movements transitioning from static to flowing, Hatha is a slow practice- ideal for an introduction to various Yoga poses and use of props, as well as a centering flow for more advanced yogi’s to retreat into and find strength and flexibility to propel their practice.
Through the search for lengthening and soothing deep muscle tissue, Yin Yoga complements the Yang of dynamic movement for muscular strength. Yin Yoga is generally mat-based, with the focus on extensive holds to find deeper connection within every pose, and reaching new connective tissue which can often be neglected. Yin Yoga is especially healing for members who regularly practice cardio or strength-based training, to improve mobility and injury healing/prevention, as the muscle learns to access new ranges within the tissue. Use Yin Yoga to positively affect the para-sympathetic nervous system, soothing the mind and body into a state of ultimate serenity.
With a fast transition between asanas, each movement is synchronised with the breath to provide added cardiovascular training within the healing methods of Yoga. This practice is suited to members with previous yoga experience, and is sometimes referred to ‘power flow’ Yoga, for its strong movements and pace.
This is a Yin Yoga class, followed by Nidra practice. Nidra is a deep relaxation practice, sometimes referred to as ‘psychic sleep’, to release built up mental and physical tension, ultimately leaving members rejuvenated and relaxed. Under careful guidance from our accomplished teachers, Nidra uses verbal cues to lead you through a clearing process of the mind, and inward focus of awareness and cycles of breath. Nidra allows your mind to quiet, your heart rate to slow, and your consciousness to retreat into a state of deep calm and restfulness.
Yoga with Guided Meditation
This is a Yoga class, of styles detailed on the timetable, followed by a form of deep meditation. Yoga meditation classes are entwined in a relationship of mental and physical fulfilment, and compliment each other harmoniously. Led by our dedicated Yoga teachers, use this time to explore deep relaxation and internal awareness, with verbal cues which allow members to become mindful of breath, their thought patterns, and the various pockets of tension held throughout the body.