Find your practice
Here at Leela you will find a multitude of weekly classes: Morning, midday, evenings, and weekends. Fast and slow. Beginner, intermediate and advance. And lots of different styles; from yin and slow flow, to vinyasa, ashtanga and jivamukti. Whatever your mood, whatever your level of intensity, whatever your experience, Leela’s team of skilled instructors will make sure you get what you need.
These classes are for you who want to add some flow to your life, a bit of sweat and whole lotta breathing. The classes bring a bit of depth to everything in your body and may focus on certain parts to further deepen the experience. The intention in these classes is to truly learn embodiment and to help you challenge yourself in your practice. #thesweatlife
RISE + SHINE
Start your day to the tune of your breath and a refreshing routine to encourage a powerful and lasting energy throughout your workday. The class is built up with sun salutations to greet the day and flows into a sequence that will target the muscles that we usually ignore throughout our busy days!
Start your day right
Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional yoga form originating in southern India. It is dynamic and powerful, emphasizing the coordination of breath and motion. During the class you will learn a simple ashtanga yoga series consisting of sun salutations, standing and some seating positions, as well as savasana. Ashtanga is suitable for everyone.
Mindful Flow is a fluid vinyasa class with a strong focus on alignment and being present in the physical body. A strong focus is placed on staying in the moment, so be prepared to run through some sun salutations with your eyes closed, and gently challenge your mind and body. Expect releasing poses such as twists, hip openers, and heart openers.
A vinyasa flow class balances alignment and flow, while including a playful approach to exploring your body and mind through a daily intention and theme. Physically detoxing through sweat, and mentally relaxing for your mind, this class through breath and movement will release whatever blocked energy your body holds.
Level I (all levels) to III (Advanced)
Physical & Playful
Incorporating Taoist principles, Chinese medicine, and sacred geometry, Katonah teaches poses workshop-style with plenty of props and adjustments. Katonah says the body is meant to “fit” from top to bottom and right to left, Practitioners learn how to fit each posture to their own particular body frame. These new forms of familiar poses can thus shed light on your habits, offer us a fresh perspective and insight.
Longer holds and alignment
Hatha Flow is a more dynamic and fluid form of Hatha Yoga, with emphasis on holding a pose for a longer time - traditionaly 8 breaths. Hatha yoga is said to be a path of balance and uniting opposites - our masculine/yang and feminine/yin energies - and teahes us the midle way of strength and flexibility – something that is much needed in today's busy society.
No or soft Music
Tradition with a twist
JIVAMUKTI SPIRITUAL WARRIOR
The class offers a well-rounded practice and is designed to be completed in one hour. Thus, it is suitable for those who have limited time to devote to a yoga practice, for those who are looking for a workout to “shape up” physically, and for those who are looking to include a robust asana practice in a manageable daily routine. Because it is a fixed sequence that is always the same, a student has the opportunity to progress to the level of mastery by committing to a consistent, steady, regular sadhana.
Song & Chanting
Dharma talk & Philosophy
JIVAMUKTI OPEN CLASS
Jivamukti Open Class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation.
All Open Class' include 14 points - asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings - in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher - tailored to the topic of the month, always the samme accross the globe
Physical, chanting, philosophy
Inspired by New York's popular The Class by Taryn Toomey, B+S is a cathartic workout experience that guides you to strengthen the body and notice the mind to restore balance. This class will leave you feeling sweaty and sore, but also restored! With guided instruction and powerful music, using breath, voice and simple repetitive movements to release and let go, this class invites you to step out of your comfort zone. The result is an expansive, heart-clearing and transformative experience!
Get ready to sweat in style!
PS! Don't forget a sweat-towel
Feminine Flow is a vinyasa style class designed especially for women, helping women re-awaken their own inner feminine nature. Inspired by the 7 archetypal Hindu Goddesses this class aims to bring forth your inner Goddess, gently guiding you back home to your divine feminine body.
Through the hour you will be moving and sweating through a sweet blend of traditional yoga postures in combination with the more fluid, circular movements of the feminine, topped off with a gentle, guided meditation.
NB! Women only!
Start your day to the tune of your breath and a refreshing, vigorous routine to encourage a powerful and lasting energy throughout your workday. The class starts with gentle streching to warm up the body, followed by sun salutations and an intermediate vinyasa flow to get the body ready for the coming day.
Physically detoxing through sweat, and mentally relaxing for your mind that helps to release blocked energy through your breathe.
Physical & Playful
An hour of grounding, calming the nervous system and beginning to get ourselves out of our minds and into our bodies.
A gentle vinyasa flow, working from the feet up to standing postures, before we begin to work our way down towards the floor again, finding steadiness and ease in seated postures.
Topped off with a long Savasana.
Gentle Vinyasa Flow
Calming + Grounding
Sweet practices focusing on silence and the art of attention. Patience is fostered and quieting the mind is the process. These classes are for creating not only space in the physical body but to create space between your thoughts and emotions. Immerse yourself into the quiet.
Wind down from your day with a deeply relaxing restorative flow. This class is designed for you to completely reset and restore from a busy life. The class will consist of a gentle flow that seamlessly moves you into the restorative part.
By resting in the various positions, the heart rhythm is lowered and the central nervous system is told that we are giving it a well-deserved break. Feel free to bring an extra sweater, soft socks and a blanket for warmth and comfort.
Feel free to bring some fuzzy socks and a warm sweater to your restorative practice so you can really snuggle up and enjoy the long holds, warm and comfortable.
Gentle flow + Long Hold
Yin Yoga is the art of being able to let go. You can expect to bring your focus in this hour long class on the present moment and your conscious and intelligent body. Passive positions are held for a 3-5 min to help release fascia and connective tissue so that the energy in the body can flow more freely. This class is an all-level class and a gentle practice.
Feel free to bring some fuzzy socks and a warm sweater to your yin practice so you can really snuggle up and enjoy the long holds, warm and comfortable.
Grounding + Introspection
This class holds space for yin yoga and a series of breathing exercises. In yin yoga we hold positions for several minutes to help release fascia and connective tissue, improving flexibility and joint mobility, and increase circulation. In this slow and gentle pace we stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system, bringing us to a calmer and more present state.
Through a series of breathing practices we enhance the lung capacity and help bring more oxygen to the blood and brain. Breathwork, or pranayama, is the science of breath control and can help us find focus and come to a meditative mind.
Restorative yoga helps you enter a state of deep relaxation as you hold soft poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to make you comfortable and supported throughout the hour. The main focus of restorative yoga, is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, you can enter a deeper state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The slowing down also helps stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system, which again deepens your breath, slows your heart rate, increase the blood flow to your vital organs, and reduce overall stresses in our body. The practice is great to balance an active yoga schedule or to give yourself a break when you feel under the weather.
No or low music
FEMININE CYCLE FLOW
Feminine Cycle Flow is a wonderful practice for you who wish to connect with your inner feminine wisdom. Your monthly period is a gift to you as a woman, and carries deep feminine wisdom. It is said to hold «the power of creation».
The class starts by tuning in and honor our monthly cycle in silence, followed by a series of organic movements including what is considered to be "the classic women postures". These are designed to increase the bodys circulatory system and boost the energy of the pelvic region. The class ends with pranayama (breathwork) and meditation.
The class fits all women regardless of still having an active menstrual cycle or not. It is also a great class for anyone with a stressful everyday life, needing a sanctuary to find back to the roots.
Grounding + Introspection
Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful guided meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga you can do. While resting comfortably on your back in savasana, this systematic meditation takes you through "the five layers of self" (the pancha maya kosha), leaving you with a sense of wholeness.
"In yoga nidra, we restore our body, senses, and mind to their natural function and awaken a seventh sense that allows us to feel no separation, that only sees wholeness, tranquility, and well-being" - Richard Miller
Feel free to bring some fuzzy socks, a warm sweater and an eye pillow (if you have) to your yin + yoga nidra practice so you can really snuggle up and enjoy the long holds, warm and comfortable.
Gentle or No Music
Calming + Grounding