When it comes to workouts, the last thing we want is for our routines to become mundane, which is why a special class every now and then will help to amp up our yoga routines.
From Gong practises to heart-pumping calisthenics yoga, read ahead for the unique yoga classes you can check out in Singapore today.
And as always, do be sure to check out the safety and health regulations of each individual studio in these COVID times.
Ayurvedic Yoga - Virgin Active
Health and fitness club Virgin Active has come up with a spanking new yoga programme inspired by Ayurveda, making for the first commercial gym to incorporate this ancient practise into its offerings. The philosophy of Ayurveda lies in three doshas, or body types, which is suited to a different type of yoga practise to align your internal balance. Yoga For Everybody provides three classes suited for each dosha - Flow for Kaphas, Align for Vatas, and Calm for Pittas -- certainly something that could come in handy to enhance not just your yoga practice, but overall mindfulness in these busy and uncertain times.
Yoga for Every Body is available at all six Virgin Active clubs in Singapore – Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar, Holland Village, Marina One, Duo Galleria and Paya Lebar. Classes can be booked online here.
Calisthenics Yoga - The Faculty
If you are looking to elevate your yoga routine with strength training, why not try out a class from The Faculty? This local boutique studio blends calisthenics, HIIT and yoga for a holistic workout session. Calisthenics uses your own body weight and gravity to increase strength, fitness and flexibility, including lunges, jumping jacks, squats, and more, together with traditional yoga poses. The studio runs on a structured week focus - even weeks focus on power and strength, while odd weeks focus on hypertrophy and muscular endurance.
Check the studio out here.
Gong Yin - House of Ascend
This is the place to go to if you’re looking to strengthen your spiritual practice. Yin, a slow and functional yoga that targets flexibility and increased circulation through extended yoga poses, is further enhanced with gongs in this class, aiding in the release of the physical body through sound. House of Ascend was co-created by Suraya Sam, a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Gong practitioner with over 10 years of experience.
Check out the studio here
Aerial Yoga - Platinum Yoga
Yoga while floating above the ground? It may sound scary, but aerial yoga is pretty accessible and similar to yoga on the mat. Apart from its stress-busting benefits, aerial yoga is a great form of core workout because of the added need to engage your core muscles to balance and stabilise yourself while up in the air. Plus, the added gravity will help you get deeper into your stretches. This is a great option for those of us who are constantly on our desks - flipping upside down may just be the solution to feeling lengthened and relaxed!
Check out the classes offered by Platinum yoga here