Group Yoga Classes
A strong core helps in preventing injuries, developing stamina and improving overall strength for both fitness and everyday life. Great for all levels of practitioners, especially those looking to achieve a stronger mid-section to ‘conquer’ inversions and arm balances. Come and feel the burn in your core muscles as you strengthen them. Suitable for all levels as options are given during the practice.
Hatha for Beginner
Perfect for beginners who may have a limited range of motion and/or might not exercise regularly. Come and start from the basics. Learn the correct way of going into basic Hatha Yoga postures and their correct alignment so as to prevent injury. Explore sun salutation and basic yoga poses that gently stretches your muscles, pumps up your heart rate a little, indulge in your sweat a little as you start building strength and gaining flexibility. Basic breathing techniques (Pranayama) will be introduced.
Explore yoga poses and hold in static postures to strengthen your core muscles, gain flexibility, balance and endurance. In Hatha I classes, students learn to work on endurance, postures alignment and learn the gazing points of postures. Some breathing techniques (Pranayama) may be introduced. Suitable for beginners and regular practitioners who want a moderate, yet complete practice to work on alignment and engagement.
Ground yourself, tap into your power and stability, work on alignment and flow seamlessly through invigorating transitions as you synchronise breath with movement. Postures are held for a few counts to allow for more stretching and at the same time strengthen your core muscles. At the end of the session, you will leave feeling refreshed and energised for the day. Suitable for all levels as options are given during the practice.
A build up from Hatha Flow I, at a faster pace, with more balancing and challenges of inversions included into the practice. Due to the continuous nature of this class, there is little or no time for detailed explanation, so some yoga experience and understanding of basic poses are required. Suitable for students with consistent yoga practice.
Our hip is one of the tightest areas in our bodies. When hips are tight or causing misalignment, it can have a big effect on our back, knees and even feet. Engage in proper and effective warm up drills to improve the range of motion and circulation in the hips. Indulge in deep hip stretches and practices in strengthening your glutes before attempting lower back bending postures. Great class to improve your splits and lower back bends. Suitable for all levels of practitioners.
Inversion & Arm Balance
In this class, students go through the same sequence of drills and warm-ups every week so that in the long run, the muscles acquire strength to build progression in inversions and arm balances. Upon warm up and awakening of the muscles, students have fun attempting different variations in inversions and arm balancing postures as the core connects to the arms and shoulders. Suitable for students having some foundation in inversions and arm balances.
Pranayama & Hatha
Most people think of Yoga as the physical practice of moving from one pose to another. Little do they know that this is in fact only one of the 8 limbs of yoga. Not taking away from the importance of asana practice, this class will also introduce you to the other 4 limbs of yoga which are Pranayama (breathing techniques), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (bliss). Though we do not imply that the class will take you to the final stage of Samadhi, it will get you started on the path. This class will be a holistic practice that starts with various energising Pranayamas. This will awaken your prana (energy, or ‘qi’) and get you moving on to a short but creative asana flow that further creates heat and releases stagnant energy from your body. We end the first half of the session with a guided savasana to the healing sound of the Himalayan singing bowl that takes you to a deep and restful trance-like state. The second half of the session focuses on calming and relaxing Pranaymas and visualisation techniques that naturally take you into a state of meditation.
Our prenatal yoga classes support moms-to-be on their individual pregnancy journeys, at the same time provide the opportunity for moms-to-be to meet and bond. Pregnancy can be both physically and mentally taxing. Yoga can be beneficial for expectant moms, preparing you for labour and promoting your baby’s health. Our prenatal yoga practice is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental-centering and focused breathing, helping moms-to-be to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth and decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath.
Childbirth is a strenuous activity that puts a lot of stress on your body. Postnatal yoga is meant to help your body slowly return to a healthy new normal you. Our postnatal yoga is a modified, low-intensity yoga practice, focusing on recovery and restoration and can alleviate stress and depression after giving birth. Postnatal yoga can help balance your energy, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Shoulder Opening & Backbend
Modern life and long hours in front of the computer cause stiff and tight shoulders. In this class, relieve the tightness and discomfort in your shoulders as you stretch and strengthen the muscles around them. Strengthen your back and spinal muscles, lengthen your abdominal and hip muscles in warm up practices before you indulge in back bending postures and their variations. Suitable for all levels of practitioners especially those looking for progress in your backbend postures.
Shoulder & Hips
The shoulders and hips are one of the tightest areas in our bodies due to our modern life and long hours of sitting in the office. In this class, different props are used to create more freedom in our shoulders and hips. Practising with consistency will bring stability, mobility and strength in your shoulders and hips, reducing the soreness from tightness. This class is ideal for everyone who wishes to soothe the tightness in your shoulders and hips, no yoga experience is needed.
Develop strength, endurance, flexibility and balance as you twist and flow through Unika’s uniquely curated sequence of postures, linking breath and movement. A less intense flow to our Unika Signature II. Suitable for all levels as options are given during the flow.
Develop strength, endurance, flexibility and balance as you flow continuously and strongly through Unika’s uniquely curated sequence of postures, linking breath and movement. Be prepared to sweat in this intermediate level class as you work your whole body. Due to the continuous nature of this class, there is little or no time for detailed explanation, so understanding of basic poses is recommended.
Incorporating a yoga wheel into your yoga routine will give you the confidence to stretch further than normal, eventually allowing you to move your body in ways you never could before. The yoga wheel supports your spine and weight, thus stabilising your backbend with minimal compression between the spinal vertebrae. Come and explore the benefits of using the yoga wheel in releasing tension, thereby gaining flexibility in your shoulders, chest, hip flexors and quads. Apart from giving support to backbend poses, the yoga wheel also serves as a good prop for learning inversions and arm balance.
Yin Yoga in contrast to Yang Yoga the more active practice, is a slower-paced style of yoga in which asanas are held longer. Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body – the tendons, fasciae, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. The yin areas of the body generally targeted in the practice are between the knees and navel, the lower body. Yin Yoga serves as an excellent complement to other more active forms of yoga.
Yoga For Kids & Teens
It is always good to start young! Teenagers in this era may face tremendous stress. The practice of yoga has shown to help teenagers to feel stable and calm through these typically turbulent teenage years. Apart from developing strength and flexibility through yoga poses, teenagers also learn how to relax and calm their mind, manage stress and anxiety, and improve emotional stability through breathing exercises. Benefits in the long term include improved concentration and focus, having better posture & breathing, thus improving immunity.