At Navutu Dreams, you have the opportunity to learn the humble practices of Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Hatha Alignment, Restorative, Kriya Vinyasa, Yin, Sivnanda, and a Masterclass which varies every week. Daily Classes are available.
Hatha Flow Yoga
Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all other styles of yoga. It is translated as ha meaning “sun” and the meaning “moon,” bringing together and balancing the sun and moon properties within each of us (masculine and feminine). Therefore both strength and flexibility will be cultivated, as well as balancing the effort and relaxation of each pose. This class focuses on alignment, it brings awareness to the breath and uses the breath to create mindfulness in each pose. This class is perfect for beginners yet still challenging enough for those who have practiced yoga for years.
Vinyasa / Flow Yoga
In Vinyasa or Flow yoga movement is synchronised to the breath. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the fluid way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath is a vital component because movement from one pose to the next follows an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit to mean “connection.” We can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath. The term vinyasa also refers to a specific series of movements that are frequently done between each pose in a series. This is a variation of the Sun Salutations.
The traditional Ashtanga practice follows a set series of poses that intensely challenge the body and mind. Through the use of focused breath and a dedication to the dynamic physical practice, one can achieve a level of mastery over body and mind. Created by Sri. T Krishnamacharya, devotees of this practice look toward Mysore, India to fully develop their skills and train with the masters. Teachers can be found worldwide and bring this distinct style to those looking for a structured, strong practice.
Unlike the dynamic, movement-oriented practices of yoga, Restorative yoga focuses on the nervous system and emotional responses of the body. The class is built around several reclining and prone poses that heavily rely on the use of props and pillows to completely support the body. These poses are then sustained for several minutes as the body and nervous system are able to rest and recover. Restorative is accessible to all levels and body types and is suggested for people with stress, injuries or a restless mind.
Khmer Community Class
Join the community with this free class for all locals that brings together Khmer, foreign residents and travelers. Each class differs in style, but is always available to all levels and body types. These classes are a great way to experience the benefits of yoga while enjoying the diversity that Siem Reap has to offer.
Unlike more dynamic versions of yoga the emphasis in Sivananda Yoga is on finding correct alignment in each pose, stability in the breath and silence in the mind. The class begins with a relaxation, followed by breathing exercises and a sequence where poses will be held from anywhere between 30-90 seconds, allowing you to really feel present, with plenty of relaxation poses throughout. This is yoga as it is taught in India.
Yin Yoga is a very modern form of yoga where we target the connective tissues between the muscles and the bones, as opposed to the muscles themselves. As a result, no warm-up is necessary. In Yin we learn to connect with our breath, observe our bodies and by releasing our muscles instead of engaging them we allow gravity to take us deeper into the pose, often with the support of cushions and props. It is both engaging and relaxing and will leave you feeling calm, open and peaceful.
This class is similar to our Hatha class but is aimed at people who might be coming to their first class. In Yoga Basics we will take the time to guide you slowly and carefully through each pose, giving explanations and assistance as we go. Don’t be shy, come see what yoga is all about!
This class is designed to give you a deeper understanding of some postures that you might encounter in a “regular” Yoga class – with a different topic every week. After a gentle warm up, we will take a closer look at how the asanas work on our body, where and how we engage and we’ll observe how our body responds to that. It’s not about finding the perfect alignment from an outside perspective, but about what the posture feels like for you when you’re in it, and how you can practice it in a safe way.
Take a creative journey through Kriya yoga, which is from the lineage of Kundalini, one of the most ancient forms of yoga. We will sync breath, movement and sometimes mantra to awaken the senses and intentionally move the energy of the spine. This will be woven between a vinyasa flow practice to keep the energy moving and receive the full benefits of the practice.
Siem Reap Yoga Daily Schedule
Fee for Khmer Nationals: $3.00++ | Fee for Masterclass: US12.00++ | Fee per person: $8.00++/Class | Navutu Tribe (1 Month): $60++ | Drop-ins Welcome | Changes in schedule may occur. Please inquire by email ([email protected])
or call (855) 63 964764 for updates.
7:30 am Ashtanga (75 min)
6:30 pm Community Class (75 min)
7:30 am Vinyasa (75 min)
6:30 pm Restorative (75 min)
7:30 am Yin (75 min)
6:30 pm Hatha (75 min)
7:30 am Kriya Vinyasa (75 min)
6:30 pm Yoga Basics (75 min)
7:00 am Hatha (75 min)
6:30 pm Vinyasa (75 min)
8:30 am Vinyasa (75 min)
11:00 am Masterclass (2 hr Session)
4:00 pm Sivananda (75 min)
8:30 am Hatha Alignment (75 min)
4:00 pm Restorative (75 min)
All classes are 75mins except our Masterclass on Saturday is two hours. Masterclass will focus on specific practice – check our Facebook Samadhi Yogashala & Wellness Center by Navutu Dreams or Instagram @samadhiyogashalanavutu
Private classes for yoga, Bodywork, Breathwork or meditation are readily available within the resort’s yoga shala. Pranayama meditation or yoga at sunrise in an Angkorian temple or in a beautiful pagoda may also be arranged with prior reservations. Please email [email protected] for further inquiries. For tailor-made experiences or proposals for corporate wellness activities, please contact [email protected].