What’s the difference between
stretching and yoga
Close your eyes,
and you’ll know
Join Levi's weekly classes at the Yoga Barn:
Levi’s classes, whether vinyasa flow,
restorative, or yoga nidra, emphasise the
breath as the route to the mysteries of
yoga. The breath can heat you up,
cool you down, stir your passions, or soothe
you deeply. Whatever the style, whatever
the practice, the breath is the route in.
Vinyasa flow is based upon the traditions of Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, with a more creative slant. Levi’s vinyasa flow classes are unique creations, each with a different musical background.
Levi marries the traditional focus on bandhas, drishti, and ujjayi breath with fun flows and hot, sweaty postures to give you a powerful workout – or should that be work-in?
Vinyasa means ‘to place in a special way’; this linking of breath and physical posture will engage your mind while taking your body places you didn’t think you could go
Do ever feel like you’re constantly in ‘go’ mode? Restorative yoga is the antidote, the yin to the yang of more active styles. It’ll open you up, make you more receptive, and offer you the opportunity to release long-held tensions and patterns.
Levi’s restorative classes are a safe, sacred place to go deep; you’ll stop and allow the body to unwind rather than pushing actively into poses, which can be surprisingly challenging.
It’s a beautifully-designed system based on Iyengar yoga, with props used liberally to support you. Don’t worry about whether you’re good enough; show up as you are and let the poses hold you.
Yoga nidra is a tantric practice brought to the West by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, who discovered it in the ancient texts and lineages. By relaxing the body totally, and focusing your attention on your bodily sensations and breathing, you’ll tune into your heart’s desires and deepest intentions.
Before the practice, you’ll set a sankalpa (intention), which will inform your internal journey. Yoga nidra is an immensely powerful tool for accessing and discarding
limiting patterns and beliefs, and for connecting with previously undiscovered potencies and potentials.
Although yoga nidra literally means ‘yogic sleep’, the intention is to send practitioners into a state of deep relaxation coupled with alertness. That said, many people do fall asleep, particularly the first few times they try it. If that happens to you, don’t worry. Your subconscious is still being guided and the work is still being done.