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Yoga & Pilates

The Cosmos is a community of diversely trained, well traveled and highly creative teachers and practitioners; we come together with the deep desire to share the practices of Yoga & Pilates in beautiful, boutique spaces.

At The Cosmos Yoga and Pilates studios, we wish to take you deeper – sharing a universe of knowledge passed on from both yogic thinkers and pilates masters respectively, delivering knowledge and experiences for greater self expansion and a stronger body & mind. 

Pilates at The Cosmos is taught on the mat with a strong, uptempo, yet alignment and breath focused, approach.  We use both the classical pilates exercises and more contemporary evolutions of those core moves to deliver a challenging, precise and creative approach – the ultimate mat class.

Yoga with it’s ancient roots is packed full of wisdom and various practices that bring us closer to ourselves; whether it’s the energy cultivation of Kundalini or the wellbeing practices of Ayurveda, we can enhance our physical, mental and emotional health on the yoga mat. Like Pilates, it focuses on alignment, breath technique and body awareness. Yoga at The Cosmos is not only movement focused – we honour the whole body fusing ancient knowledge and practices into each class.

Intrinsically aligned with meditation and mindfulness, yoga evolves self awareness and positivity, it allows you to feel more on so many levels. For many, it allows them to just be present in the moment – the place where the real magic happens. Our Cosmic Pilates takes a similar approach, fusing our mat-based Pilates work with a slower, more mindful approach and following the breathing principles of the Pilates method. 

Regardless of whether you join us for Yoga or Pilates, all of our classes bring you a contemporary, approachable and enjoyable practice, making space for all bodies regardless of experience level. Find out more about our specific class styles below.

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POWER PILATES

Power Pilates is based on the original Joseph Pilates method – yet tougher, stronger and more upbeat than most Pilates classes. This is 60 minutes of ultimate mat work.

 Our Power Pilates method encompasses a large series of controlled, precise movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscle without adding bulk. Each exercise allows you to work on the deep postural muscles of the body, building strength from the inside out and rebalancing your muscular system. We are here to help you discover your inner strength whilst having fun. Your body will transform as your energy improves.

Looking to correct bad posture? To develop deep strength and definition throughout your entire body? Looking to evolve a well-shaped and well-trained body with proper alignment and reduced risk of injury? This class is for you. 

Pregnant? Please opt for Cosmic Pilates or our Prenatal Postnatal Pilates classes instead.

Moon Yoga

Moon Yoga is a restorative, relaxing practice infused with Yoga Nidra & Mindfulness ~ and set to the Moon’s Cycle. This 60 – 90 minute class is suitable for all experience levels & all bodies.

We begin with a guided mediation & guide you through a sequence of yoga postures that are connected to the current moon phase and it’s relevance within the physical, mental, emotional body ~ and the universe as a whole.

Learn more about our greater connection to one another and to our planet as a whole, as we gather in a cosy room with lots of props. Get ready to enjoy a slow-moving practice that aims to restore body and mind, release stress and increase mindfulness.

AROMATHERAPY YOGA

Aromatherapy Yoga is a slow flowing, deeply restorative, aromatherapy-infused Yoga Practice.

The practice harnesses the power of essential oils to expand your sensory experience in each pose. Prepare to flow and to be in stillness, accompanied by the smell of essential oils; and did you know that your sense of smell is directly related to different parts of your brain that regulate your memory, emotions, & hormones? This can be a powerful pathway for transformation, connection and remaining present in your practice.

Combining elements of Hatha, Yin, Restorative & Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga, Aromatherapy Yoga will release tension, restore & relax both body and mind.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten about Savasana (relaxation) where the aromatherapy truly begins to work it’s magic!

This class is suitable and recommended for all bodies, however, some oils are not compatible for pregnancy so please do alert your teacher in advance. Sadly, this class is not suitable for 3rd Trimester mamas.

COSMIC PILATES

Cosmic Pilates IS Mindfulness X Classical Pilates. A full body movement practice of slow, controlled, aligned pilates moves brought together with soulful flows on the mat for 60 minutes of alignment bliss.

Get ready to strength, realign and reconnect with your body through a classical pilates approach. If you prefer a slightly slower pace, more attention/correction and focus to body alignment and breath-work then this is the class for you. Cosmic Pilates begins with a moment of guided breath connection using Pilates breathing techniques, followed by our mat pilates practice and finally a sweet guided muscle-releasing relaxation.

COSMIC VINYASA

Get moving with the challenging Vinyasa Flow practice at The Cosmos with this 60 minute practice suitable for healthy, active bodies with at least some experience of Yoga.

Arriving on the mat, we begin with a Guided Mediation and begin to create heat through Pranayama and Creative Flows. Prepare to move your whole body, exploring both strength and flexibility in this strong, challenging practice.

Finally, enjoy your well-deserved Savasana – some sweet relaxation to replenish body and mind.

Hip Hop yoga

 Hip Hop Yoga is a playful and creative Vinyasa Flow practice that integrates strong holds, deep openers, interesting poses and is, of course, set to our favourite Hip Hop Beats. A great class for all levels of yoga experience looking for an invigorating, warming practice with a contemporary twist. 

yIN yOGA

Your Deep Tissue ~ Your Deep Body, Mind & Soul Practice. Join us for Cosmic Yin Yoga ~ a 90 minute, candlelit Yin Yoga practice suitable for all experience levels & all bodies.

Arriving on the mat, we begin with a Guided Mediation and Set Our Intention for the Practice. Cosmic Yin Yoga is designed to transform body, mind and soul. The practice is deeply restorative and connective with each pose transitioning fluidly, leaving space to feel your stillness and your movement. Observe the deeper potential of this magical practice with inspiring teachers who guide, adjust and educate you throughout.
Cosmic Yin Yoga ends with a soothing Savasana set to candlelight, incense and aromatherapy.

 POWER YOGA

 

Power Yoga brings you a strong, cardio focused, super toning yoga session. This 60 minute practice is based on Vinyasa Flow principles with the fusion of deep core work, challenging transitions and dedicated time to hold deep postures. Our strongest Yoga practice.
 
With a fun, creative vinyasa sequencing approach, we generate more attention to the body’s power centre to generate better alignment, strength and stability. 
 
Improve your tone, flexibility, cardiovascular wellbeing and mood in a powerful practice that will make you feel more aligned physically and mentally. Please note that this class is not suitable for prenatal women – why not try our Prenatal Postnatal Yoga classes instead, or our Moon, Yin, Yang Yin, Aromatherapy and Chakra Yoga classes.

cHAKRA yOGA

This 60 minute, Chakra Yoga practice for every body and is a great way to learn about the Yogic Chakras through a flowing, physical practice  – integrated with Pranayama {breath}, Mudra {hand gestures} and Knowledge-Sharing to enhance your understanding of the Yogic Chakras and how you can work with them for greater self-awareness and wellbeing.

Prepare to explore various styles of yoga asana ~ all dedicated to the class’ chosen Chakra ~ as we go on a journey of deeper understanding into this lesser-known aspect of Yoga.

yang yin yoga

Half Vinyasa Flow, Half Yin ~ the perfect practice to strengthen and surrender (and it’s suitable for all experience levels & all bodies).

Arriving on the mat, we begin with a Guided Mediation and quickly begin to cultivate a strong, warming Vinyasa Flow. This powerful, easy-to-follow Flow will strengthen and tone the body, teach breath-body connection and stimulate the deeper organs. Half way through the practice, we transition into Yin Yoga where we restore and replenish the physical body and make space to work on the deeper koshas {layers}.

Yang Yin Yoga is loved by many for it’s all-round attention to the physical, mental and emotional qualities of Yoga. 

Deep house yoga 

Bringing the club to the mat, this class will have you feeling that Deep House beat as you move through a series of flows designed to boost energy, build strength and turn up the internal heat. Prepare to sweat, prepare to flow and prepare to bring your friends. This is clubbing for health seekers.