There’s a simple saying: Do more of what you love, but sometimes that feels complicated. What is it that you love the most and what if
James Stapleton-Cotton is a classical guitarist from Cape Town, South Africa and now based in Europe. He first picked up the guitar in 2010 and it’s become one of his biggest passions. Taught by Derek Gripper, one of South Africa’s best classical/contemporary guitarists, Derek has been one of James’ main musical inspirations, which includes the music of Africa and nature. James loves to play traditional African music and this type of music has played a big role in the sculpting of his style and technique. James’ music is completely unique as he creates pieces without much form or structure, but rather with the flow of the moment. His music is entirely improvisational and spontaneous. James also enjoys playing music from a variety of composers, from J.S. Bach all the way to traditional African composers.
James’ other passion is guitar making. In fact, he made the classical guitar that he currently plays. This adds something even more unique to his music and performance. Thanks to Casimi Guitars based in Cape Town, he learned the techniques of creating extremely high quality guitars. This has added a great value to his creation of music.
Even if you don’t have a higher power or a particular mythology that you connect with, we can all recognize that when it comes to our p
A restorative style class that explores the principles of Hawaiian philosophy. Taking the time to move you gently while restoring the bod
As part of the Functional Flow series, this quick 30 minute vinyasa flow focuses on core: the front body’s relationship to the back
When you need to bust out of your normal routine and break down barriers limiting your bodies movement and expression, this is the practi
As part of the Functional Flow series, this quick 30 minute vinyasa flow focuses on upper body strength. Modify and take breaks when you
Welcome to your yoga practice! This class is for ANYBODY and EVERYBODY! It is specifically designed for those of you who have never taken
Working with the subtle energy body. Shushumna/Central channel; dvadashanta breath to energy energy centers; A-U-M sound breath with mudr
Most of your body’s power comes from your hips! Along with your core, these two powerhouses are the epicenter of any athletes arsen
Nadis: Shushumna, Ida, Pingala. Bandhas, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana subtle.
Live Music by James Stapleton-Cotton.
Sun Salutations: the moving prayer. Join us for a magical flow of breath and movement, of giving and receiving, of strength and surrender
We focus on diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing to reduce stress and anxiety.
Live Music by Masood Ali Khan, James Stapleto
If your mind is feeling the weight of the world right now, trust you are not alone. Life is full of so many challenges. This flow has a m
We all get busy from time to time, but let’s face it some of us love being busy. We love to move quickly through things; our practi
Puppy dog, anyone? How about the unicorn, or the sphinx? In this class we will take familiar asanas and take a chance at new interpretati
This is class is designed to help us unwind from our busy lifestyles. Get ready to relax and enjoy deep breathing and gentle stretching.<
A basics class that will focus on hip openers.
Live Music by James Stapleton-Cotton, Masood Ali Khan, and Eddie Young.
Svadhyaya is one of the Niyamas and if you are interested in learning more, check Udaya.com for the rest of the classes I have dedicated
This dynamic class focuses on opening the front of the body and mobilizing the spine. Releasing any tension that may have built up around
So you wake up and you want to do yoga, but you’re tired! Well my friend, this is one just for you! You can enjoy this sleepy yoga
Yoga usually has two speeds: static holds and mindful vinyasa. This doesn’t have to be the case. Our bodies are designed to be expl
Vinyasa yoga tends to seriously overdevelop the front of the shoulders. All the chaturangas we do make the upper body strong but imbalanc
A great combo practice for leg bums and tums, strengthening and toning whilst moving fluidly with the breath. A practice to get the whole
A basics class that will focus focus on forward bending.
Live Music by Masood Ali Khan and James Stapleton-Cotton.
Yoga helps us to connect with our bodies, and to cultivate awareness of our truest SELF as well as our energetic bond with the world and
Get a complete lower body workout in just 20 minutes with this class that’s all about your base.
Live music by Masood Ali Kahn a
We usually practice on our mats in a linear manner and mostly in the sagittal plane. This circular flow sequences will force you out of y
Traditional Yoga practices include pushing, but not a lot of pulling. We will utilize a strap to help balance these two important and fun
Backbend Yogi is a great heart opening and backbend series that will challenge you to take your backbends to the next level while offerin
Spirit Sweat N Flow from Koya’s Get Loved Up Yoga Series, begins with an Ashtanga inspired flow that starts with unique sun salutes
A 60-minute power flow with a focus on nuanced breakdown of poses and transitions between them. Moving strong and slow.
Strong Yogi, is a quick and strong flow that begins with unique sun salutatons featuring fun strength challenges strategically placed in