“Yoga as a path, is for the ultimate healing of our disconnect from ourselves and reality…  it is an art of living!”

Sarah Powers

There are 2 main styles of Yoga that Corey teaches at Yoga Barn.

Yin is on Sundays, Stretch Therapy group classes on Thursdays.  Hatha Yoga he currently teaches publically at Eltham Leisure Centre and other private classes, or 1 to 1 at Yoga Barn.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha incorporates elements from the many & varied styles Corey has studied and practiced over the years.  (Ashtanga, Iyengar & other Vinyasa flow.)

Hatha classes incorporate segments of flow & yin poses within them as well as having the traditional 8 limbs of Yoga elements, Meditation, Pranayama & Relaxation (Yoga Nidra).

Corey sequences his hatha yoga classes to target all the main joints, tissues & organs of the body. They also incorporate stretch therapy techniques that target strengthening & releasing the fascia (myofascia) of specific muscles & muscle groups, that in today’s lifestyles of sitting & body stagnation, have become stiff & tight or overly stretched & weak.

He see’s it as a yoga & stretch system for the 21st century body, synthesizing the great teachings of the past and placing them in context to our world today.

In a mash-up of East meets West – Eastern philosophies are delivered with the western scientific knowledge, empowering students to take charge of their own bodies & lives, as they are better informed on all the processes and benefits of the yoga and stretching techniques.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is the antidote to the ‘Yang’ fast paced, hectic lives we lead.

Hatha Yoga/ Vinyasa Yoga/ Power Yoga & general group fitness & high intensity sports all fall under the ‘Yang’ labelling when we compare them to what ‘Yin’ Yoga targets and works on within a class.  Yang Yoga / Yang activity works our muscles & increases the blood flow through quick movements that stretch, contract & strenghten the muscles (or Yang tissues) that are elastic like, within the body.

Yin on the other hand focuses on the deeper layers of connective tissues (Myofascia) & ligaments (that are more rope like in comparison to the elasticity of the muscles) and require longer held positions that are moved in and out of slowly so as to slowly tease & melt the tension and stiffness in the joints & areas of the body that have greater density and layer upon layer of this connective tissue.