Yoga at Fivelements Habitat

Artful movements join with breath to bring ease in the body and peacefulness in the mind — a path to personal fulfilment.
Benefits include:
  • Recover from stress
  • Rebalance breathing, digestion, hormones and nervous system
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Boost brain fitness

Yoga classes

Yoga Alignment I
All levels welcome.
This is a grounding and safe approach to yoga that teaches foundational principles of intelligent action through various breath and alignment centred asanas supporting freedom and flexibility in the body and mind. The practice may include pranayama, chanting, meditation, and the use of yoga props.
Yoga Alignment II
Suitable for those with a foundational knowledge of alignment principles.
This is a grounding and safe approach to yoga that teaches intelligent action through various breath and alignment centred asanas supporting freedom and flexibility in the body and mind. The practice may include pranayama, chanting, meditation, the use of yoga props, as well as arm balancing, inversions, and backbends.
Hatha Yoga I - II - III
Hatha Yoga is the most popular style of yoga in the Western world. It is the foundation of all movement-based modern yoga. Hatha is a great introduction to Yoga for Beginners because it instils a basic understanding of how to practice safely and effectively. Its benefits are significant relief from stress, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and self defeating thoughts. It also helps increase focus, concentration, attention to detail, and ability to complete tasks in the world.
Restorative Yoga
Suitable for all levels.
This session begins with chanting and then warming the body through a series of yoga postures in a short vinyasa-style flow. Once the body is warm, restorative yin yoga postures incorporating deep stretches that are held for a long time allow for realignment of the fascia (connective tissue). Stillness combined with physical challenge help train the restless mind and bring about physical rejuvenation and restoration. We close with a guided relaxation, allowing any remaining tension to release. This restorative style of yoga helps you to feel relaxed and refreshed.

In this class students are guided through a series of easy, supported poses held for an extended time with the help of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks & chairs) for total ease and comfort. Combined with gentle awareness of the the breath, restorative postures unravel deep layers of stress and tension, shifting the nervous system from "fight or flight" mode into maximum relaxation.
Yin Yoga
Yin represents all that is feminine, dark, passive, receptive and reflective. Movements are slow paced with long holds to reach areas rich in connective tissues and to increase circulation in joints. This is a journey inwards and more meditative practice to regulate the body's flow of energy.
Yin Yang Yoga
Balance the yin and the yang elements within our bodies. Find harmony and peace. This practice combines slow paced yin yoga with the traditional yang yoga, improving your energy while promoting relaxation and healing.
Ashtanga Yoga I - II - III
A highly energetic style of yoga synchronising breath with movements. The asanas are linked by vinyasas, or flowing movements. Originally taught in Mysore by K. Pattabhi Jois, the approach has given rise to various other styles including Power Yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga
In this often fast-paced, invigorating and dynamic session, asanas are linked together in a series of movements synchronised with the breath. Much emphasis is placed on the breath and the transitions in and out of the asanas. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga offers much diversity. The pace can vary and there is no one particular sequence that instructors must follow.

Moving with the breath allows the practice to take us where we need to be for just that day. In Sanskrit vinyasa means "to place in a special way". Following a deliberate sequence of poses combined with the breath we achieve a continuous flow attaining balance in both mind and body, while staying playful with an open mind.
Therapeutic Vinyasa Flow
In this breath-centered practice you will be guided through gentle vinyasa sequences designed to connect you to your body and mind. A steady and easeful breath allows the body to find its natural alignment without force and facilitate an unwinding of tension. The aim is to empower students to see that the greatest challenge lies in our ability to be present to our needs rather than how far we can enter into a posture.
While the class is ideal for those who have injuries and/or are looking for a safer way to practice yoga, experienced students with no health issues who are looking to unwind and de-stress will equally benefit.
Vinyasa Flow
This invigorating and dynamic yoga practice focuses on the synchronisation of breath and the continuous flow of movement between asanas. Vinyasa builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. Meditation, mantra chanting and other sound practices may be included in each class.
Yoga Deep Flow
Focus on bringing unity and harmony though postures, breathing, and meditation. Group classes embrace students of all aspects, catering especially for beginners and intermediate, and will leave you feeling connected to all aspects of self.
Sessions are tailored to meet your needs to bring ease in the body, mental and emotional balance, and spiritual harmony.
Power in Inversions
Power in Inversions is a vinyasa style yoga practice with an emphasis on going upside down, combining yoga, core conditioning, calisthenics and hand balancing. It is a complete system of practice that strengthens the body, mind and spirit. Your body will flow like water but with control. Challenging and yet accessible, this practice is suitable for any level of fitness and background. Power in Inversions offers various progressions to motivate anyone to conquer their fear and become a better version of themselves.
Middle Path Vinyasa
Rooting down into darkness before ascending into light is an important foundation in yoga. The most earthly energetic point in the human body is at the pelvic floor. We aim to cultivate the awareness and wake up the pelvic floor muscles through breath and movement.
We will play with movements from different methodologies to complement the counter energetic areas of the body such as heart and kidney for example. There will be partner work to help each other to awaken the movement and breath with more intelligence. Everything we do in Middle Path Vinyasa will help the mind and body to function more smoothly. We will experiment with finding support from gravity and orienting ourselves better in space.
Bhakti Flow
Basic, open level, or advanced group or private classes.
Bhakti Flow combines the chanting of mantra — Sanskrit phrases sung in repetition, as a meditative, energising, and grounding experience — with vinyasa asana. Other meditation and sound practices may be included in each class.
Moving Arts Yoga Flow
This is an immersive multimedia experience in our Moving Arts studio featuring wall projections that create a captivating visual surround-scape. Flow through a guided yoga practice as you are transported to other realms and journey within.
Dream House Vinyasa Flow
Dream House Vinyasa flow is a fun and playful Vinyasa Flow class set to music. Ethereal beats and otherworldly visuals help to create a cocoon within which students can relax, unwind and find inspiration to take into their lives.
Bikram Yoga
Bikram Yoga is based on a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. It is specifically designed to activate the entire body, using heat to stretch deeper, prevent injury and flush out toxins.
Hot Yoga Detox Flow
All levels welcome.
Be guided through warming therapeutic postures facilitated in a heated room aimed to increase flexibility, strength, and stamina, aiding in improved circulation, detoxification, and purification.
Hot 26
This warm session is based on a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. It is specifically designed to activate the entire body, using heat to stretch deeper, prevent injury and flush out toxins.
Hot Power
Build strength, endurance, and flexibility through a vinyasa style class in Habitat's heated room. This fitness-based class will challenge the mind, breathe, and body. Expect to sweat, open up, and deepen the practice in this high energy class that will help detox and energise the body.
Inside Flow
Inside Flow marries music with movement. The class integrates yoga and dance, where you move to the beat of music and the rhythm carries the flow of the class. You will flow to curated sequences set to slow, fast, and upbeat songs selected from genres ranging from electro pop to hip hop to pop! Feel your body groove to the music, let go, and flow.
Aerial Yoga
This introductory class is most suitable for new students and those who are looking to take their mat practice to new heights. Students will become familiar with the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock and the new sensations associated with inversions while building knowledge of foundational movements essential to progression in the practice. The movements are broken down incrementally for safety, while learning how to incorporate zero-compression inversions, mobility, suspended stretching, levitating meditations and FUN!
AntiGravity®
AntiGravity® Decompression Session
Suitable for all levels.
AntiGravity® Decompression Session is suitable for all levels, whether you are a first-time flyer or an experienced one. Focusing on decompressing the spine, this class offers the opportunity to build mobility and flexibility in the spine, sharpening awareness in both body and mind. Expect to leave this class feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.

AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga
Suitable for those with some AntiGravity experience.
Explore moving in all directions of open space with the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock as you fly and soar your way to greater health & well being. Through meditation, pranayama, and asana postures, this class builds upper body strength, core strength, flexibility, mobility; it includes a variety of zero compression inversions and aerial levitations.

AntiGravity® Restorative Yoga
Suitable for all levels.
AntiGravity® Restorative Yoga is the gentle, meditative, slow stretching and rehabilitative version of AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga, suitable for all levels. This nurturing class is perfect for those in recovery mode or like to tune in at a deep level. The unique method focuses the mind through powerful visualisations as you float through a series of gentle gyro-kinetic motions, deeply opening the entire spine, hips, and connective tissues of the body. This technique features full body inversions, alongside various forms of flowing spinal traction with the Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock height is lowered much closer to the mat for greater accessibility and relaxation.

AntiGravity® Stretch & Release
Suitable for all levels.
AntiGravity Stretch & Release is a unique class incorporating a combination of Zero Compression Inversions, joint mobility movement, suspended stretching, and relaxation. This class is geared towards decompressing, stretching and relaxing the body and mind.

AntiGravity® Cocooning
Supercharging the Power Nap According to the National Sleep Foundation, research shows that naps can restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. A study at NASA on military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34% and alertness by 100%.
A 15 minute nap can make up for a poor night's sleep. A nap can be a pleasant luxury, a mini-vacation. It can provide an easy way to get some relaxation and rejuvenation, and has psychological benefits as well.
AntiGravity® Cocooning is a 45 minute class that takes participants through basic stretching and mobility sequences before placing them into the Cocoon for a guided meditation.
AntiGravity® for Kids and Teens
AntiGravity® Just Kids Intro (6-9)
It is a child's inherent nature to laugh, swing, spin, climb, flip and play. When a child plays the spirit soars. This class is guided by our AntiGravity® Kids certified teacher who specialises in working with children. The Gliders class utilises thematic material inspired by the elements to engage your child while he or she swings, stretches, spins, balances, strengthens core muscles, and opens the imagination. Discover the fun of exercise while developing courage and self-confidence.

AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga for Pre Teens (9-11)
Let their spirits fly. The Flyers class incorporates more challenging Yoga oriented sequences and poses, plus fun tricks to engage this growing child. Our AntiGravity® certified teacher will lead Aerial Yoga sequences for your child to swing, stretch, spin, balance, strengthen core muscles, and expand the imagination. He or she will discover a sense of independence while developing self-confidence. The result is a happy, balanced child.

AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga for Teens (11-16)
Watch them spread their wings and soar! Developed for this transitional period in your child's life, this more challenging Yoga oriented series teaches students to love Yoga and their bodies. Your teen will be flexible, strong, confident, happy, and connected as they flip, spin, and surprise themselves with feats of FUN aerial artistry.
Kundalini Yoga
Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini Yoga is a powerful practice using kriyas - sequences - with an aim to create specific effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Apart from the asanas - which in many cases can be very different from traditional Hatha Yoga - and the related breath work, each class will also include a meditation.
Katonah Yoga®
Katonah Yoga® Basics

This basic level Katonah Yoga class is perfect for beginners to yoga. Aligned through sacred geometry measurements, this slow paced practice brings clarity to one's Hatha yogasana forms, encouraging full body movements, strength through structure, the release of tension that no longer serves. Adjustments are common in this practice - practitioners who prefer not to be touched are welcome to communicate their preference before class commences.

Katonah Yoga®

This class is best for practitioners who have attended 5 or more Katonah Yoga Basic classes. With a focus on structural alignment, expect to do a few poses well - with stability, mobility and vision. Katonah Yoga is a practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices.

Katonah Yoga® Restorative

This practice is a blend of Restorative Yoga and Katonah Yoga. Expect a mellow practice, with lots of support from yoga props. With the letting go of muscle tension in poses, the focus of this class is to go inward and deepen relaxation.

Katonah Yoga® Heated

Build heat and release tension that no longer serves. This Katonah class in a heated environment serves to go deeper with ease while measuring up with the Katonah Yoga sacred geometry alignments. Great for anyone feeling limited by their mobility or who wants to break a healthy sweat in class.
Dharma Yoga
Suitable for beginner and intermediate students
Dharma Yoga is a graceful, accessible yet challenging form of yoga shared by yoga legend Sri Dharma Mitra. Each class offers a well-rounded practice for the entire body and mind, including hip openers, arm balances, back bends, forward folds, twists, inversions, pranayama, chanting, purification techniques, breathing visualisation, and meditation. Both liberating and playful, Dharma Yoga offers students freedom while enjoying the powerful group energy and the teacher's guidance.
At its core Dharma Yoga is a deeply healing and devotional practice that focuses on good health, a clear mind and a kind heart.
Dharma Yoga Wheel
The yoga wheel is an amazing tool for warming up and eventually moving safely into backbends, inversions and other poses. First being created by the yoga legend Sri Dharma Mittra, the yoga wheel aids practitioners, not just in yoga, but in all disciplines in developing backbending, flexibility, balance and core strength. Practitioners will learn to stretch and release tensions in the back, chest, shoulders, abdomen and hip flexors.
SOS — Science Of Self
SOS uses Dharma Yoga as its foundation while incorporating elements and techniques from Chinese Medicine, including acupressure points and the science of organs and the meridians to enhance both the physical and the energetic body. You will leave the class recharged and healed from the inside and out!
Dharma Yoga Master Class
Based on Dharma Yoga, this Master Class is a two hour class where we will explore a bit deeper, including more challenging asanas and flow. Practices like pranayama, chanting, yoga nidra and meditation are often included. This class is excellent for devoted students who are looking to develop their practice and wish to understand the deeper aspects of yoga.
Gentle stretch
In Gentle Stretch we practice postures in a sequence designed to maintain our flexibility and release tension and stress from the body. The result is a feel of extreme relaxation and lightness.
Hip & Back Opening
Stiff hips and a stiff back decrease our flexibility level and make postures difficult. In Hip & Back Opening our main focus will be to open the hip and back through a specially designed sequence and flow.
Yoga Therapy
Because of our modern lifestyles we often use our joints and muscles either excessively or improperly. This class will not only help us to reduce tension and stiffness from the joint but also strengthens our joints and muscles, making all other physical activity easier.
Therapeutic Yoga
Therapeutic Yoga advocates a self-accepting, noncompetitive, and nonjudgmental attitude that may be especially appealing to those with physical limitations, body dissatisfaction, or emotional insecurities. This less threatening approach of yoga may be more enticing than competitive sports as a means to increase physical activity and mental well-being, and emotional self-regulation of mood. Therapeutic Yoga sessions have an optimise concentration and attention, a primary prevention strategy to enhance mental health and physical vigour at any age. Sessions reduce anxiety, stress, and negative moods and build self-awareness. Therapeutic yoga has a transformational energy that positively changes the mindset of participants.
Stretching & Balancing
Stretching and Balancing Class provides us deep stretching which helps to make our body more graceful and supple. Through balancing postures we make our body, mind, and posture more stable.
Yoga for Weight Loss
A good combination of a diet plan and yoga practice not only helps us lose extra weight quickly but also shapes and sculpts the body. In this class our main focus is weight loss and shaping the body through a focused blend of yoga postures in sequence.
Chair yoga
Suitable for all levels
Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Students perform postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. Students can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction.
Prenatal yoga
Prenatal yoga is a childbirth education-centred therapeutic yoga class focused on pelvic floor strengthening, birthing focused yoga asanas, breathing techniques, relaxation/meditation, and alleviating discomforts during pregnancy. The class honours the different stages of physical and emotional changes of your pregnancy and encourages a supportive community of mothers-to-be sharing experiences throughout the pregnancy journey.
Learn to channel your energy to reconnect with the innate wisdom of all mothers, bringing awareness to mind, body and spirit of you and your baby.

Suitable from 2nd trimester. Physician clearance is recommended.
Pre & Post natal Yoga
This class is open to all trimesters and post natal up to one year. We focus on releasing areas commonly tight during these times and building strength to support your body both during and after pregnancy.
Our teachers
Sacred Arts