Exclusive to Urban Ashram, Nikki has developed The Ralston Method from over 20 years experience working with the human body. Harmoniously integrating the traditional teachings of yoga with a more modern understanding of functional anatomy, The Ralston Method prioritises intelligent sequencing and sound body alignment, while re-educating compensatory movement patterns to bring more ease to the whole mind body system. All our classes aim to be inclusive and empowering. www.theralstonmethod.com
STRONG A dynamic movement based practice to help to re educate your movement patterns, building stability and confidence both on and off the mat. Find the balance between strength and flexibility with a focus on core integration in every class. With clear direction you with be safely guided to move your body and shift your perspective beyond limitation. Increasing vital energy in the body and learning how to direct and channel that energy into all aspects of your life. TRM strong is unique, inclusive and empowering, you don’t have to be strong before you start, this will help you build strength!.
CENTERED/YIN The perfect Yin to Strong's Yang, a mostly floor based practice and longer holds in poses to work on the connective tissue and meridian lines of the body. Regulating energy flow, lubricating joints and increasing pliability in the tissues. This practice calms the nervous system and helps balance the whole body mind system. A less physically challenging class, but often more challenging for the mind. Working with the breath for a nourishing meditative experience. This practice will leave you feeling renewed, grounded and calm..
HATHA/ALIGNED Learn how to refine your asana with sound body alignment techniques, focus the mind while re-educating compensatory patterns in the body. The slower pace of Aligned allows a deeper inquiry into your practice. Uncover new depths of understanding, stability and control. Clear alignment cues and a fresh approach to traditional poses, will help you to unravel the mysteries of the body and assist you move with more consciousness in STRONG and other styles of flow based classes. Learn how to safely approach inversions and how to use props to assist yourself in any practice. .
VINYASA A mindful movement practice that is contemporary and dynamic. A practice built around the sun salutations, asana are linked together in a flow sequence, creating a powerful class that aligns breath with movement. As we move through the practice, we find an internal focus of being with each breath, posture, and transition - making the practice itself a moving meditation.
YIN/YANG A seamless blend of dynamic Yang movement to shift any accumulated tensions from the body and clear the mind, before melting into some restorative and Yin style of poses to bliss and chill out completely.
YOGA BASICS This class is the perfect start to your yoga practice or brush up on technique if you simply prefer a slower pace to fully absorb the clear guidance you will be given. You are never too, old, too young, to big, to weak, too anything to begin this practice! So come along and begin to feel the difference in your body, mind and heart.
Want to understand your body and practice more? Book a one on one session
Have you got some specific concerns, old injuries and want to learn how to customise your practice to suit your needs? Or perhaps you want to take your practice to the next level and are not sure how. Contact us to book in for a one on one session 30min or 60min available