Rise Yoga has opened its doors in Richmond with a variety of classes on offer for everyone from beginners to advanced yogis.
If you like to work up a sweat there’s hot and warm yoga, with the studio heated to 37 degrees for the hot classes and 28 degrees for Power Flow (warm yoga). Hot Yoga is a strong, slower style of flow, while Power Flow is more fast paced vinyasa style that combines movement with breath, encouraging presence, alignment and connectivity.
The studio is heated with far infra red, which heats the body surface rather than the air, helping promote blood flow and detoxify the body. If you don’t fancy sweating it out before you go to work you need not worry, there’s showers and a change room.
If you’d rather not feel like you’re in you’re in the tropics that’s okay too, there’s a variety of other classes on offer.
There’s Core Power classes, which are a fusion of pilates, yoga and core strength designed to improve posture, athletic performance and minimise injuries. Think core and glutes isolation, vinyasa sequences, hip opening and core strengthening.
For advanced yogis theres Peak Power, a class in which you work towards a peak pose, enabling you to take your practice to the next level. And Funky Flow – a powerful, more light hearted style of yoga to some funky beats aimed at encouraging you to find fun in your yoga practice.
If you prefer something a bit more chilled there’s also Yin classes taken by Yin guru Hugh Lee. It’s a restorative and energising style of yoga. There’s also meditation and mindfulness classes once a week, and clean eating and body confidence workshops.
Rise Yoga studio owner Rosie McCaughey
You’re in very good hands at Rise Yoga. Studio owner Rosie McCaughey is as experienced as she is down-to-earth and genuinely caring. She’s got a diverse background with experience in physiotherapy, massage therapy, clinical Pilates, yoga and triathlons.
Yoga is about connection with people and that was the biggest motivating factor for opening the studio. People want, inspiration, empowerment and connection, not just fitness.
Rosie spent six months searching for teachers, “I’m really fussy about depth of experience, I want to make sure students are safe and taught the correct method, and for teachers to be able to connect with and care about people in the class,” she says.
This is evident in the warm, friendly, non-intimidating environment Rosie has created. If you’ve never tried yoga before this is a great place to give it a go.
Level 1, 232 Bridge Road, Richmond