WHAT IS BAPTISTE YOGA?
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga or Baptiste Yoga is a style of power yoga developed by Baron Baptiste, an American, who inherited his love for yoga from his parents (who opened San Francisco’s first yoga center in 1955).
It is an empowering yoga practice where asanas, meditation and self-inquiry are used to encourage the students to realise their full potential by discovering their passions, igniting creativity, creating authenticity in developing the confidence to step into new and big possibilities in their lives.
The clear language and modern alignment techniques makes Baptiste Yoga accessible to everyone regardless of fitness level, age, experience or background.
At AMI POWER YOGA, we use Baron Baptiste’s Journey into Power sequence, a power vinyasa style that is practiced usually in a heated room 30-32 degrees Celcius.
You can expect downward dogs and sun salutations as Baptiste Yoga has its roots in traditional Hatha teachings, with elements of Ashtanga, Bikram and Iyengar. The structure of each class follows a set sequence as prescribed in Baron’s book, “Journey into Power”. Some of our classes will follow this sequence exactly while others borrow from its core and expand into different variations.
We encourage you to use your own intuition to discover the possibilities within your physical bodies. With self-awareness being the ultimate goal, we want to be able to create freedom in our movement, calmness in the mind, and the ability to be curious about the emotional and physical challenges that arises on and off the mat.
HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES?
The classes are usually 60mins long. But the sequence can be modified to a 45, 60, 75 minute classes.
MY CLASS IS NOT “HOT" ENOUGH
We prefer using the natural heat of Singapore weather. That being said, AMI Power Yoga rents spaces and our classes are subject to the limitations of these studio spaces. We are 100% YES to a powerful practice regardless of the environment and ask that you embrace whatever comes up and be open to new possibilities.
I'M REALLY NEW TO YOGA. IS THIS CLASS SUITABLE FOR ME?
This class is multilevel. Modifications/challenges depending on the level of students in the class.
Check out our NEW TO YOGA section
WHAT IF I’M NOT FLEXIBLE?
Everybody comes to the mat at a different level and every pose can be modified, adapted or adjusted.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN MAT OR PROPS?
You are welcome to bring your own mat. However the studio does provide mats, blocks and straps.
DO YOU HAVE TOWELS?
No. Please bring your own towels
ARE THERE LOCKERS AND SHOWERS/BATHROOM?
LOCKERS: Both the Orchard and Duxton location do not have any lockers. Bags are to be brought into the studio space, and placed on the benches. We encourage that you switch off your phones and put on silent mode during class. AMI Power Yoga is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
SHOWERS: The Orchard studio has no shower facilities but there is separate female/male bathroom located outside the studio (on the same floor).
The Duxton studio has 1 shower/toilet.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CLASS?
We recommend moisture-wicking attire that fits close to the body and is easy to move in. We do not suggest loose clothing (i.e. oversized t-shirts or sweat pants) as it can become uncomfortable when you sweat. Please make sure your clothes are laundered and fresh-smelling (yoga clothes do not last forever). And, bring a change of clothes.
SHOULD I EAT BEFORE I COME TO CLASS?
You know your body best. Proper hydration and fuel are important for a strong practice so we like to have a small snack 1-2 hours before class.
IS PARKING AVAILABLE?
WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE FOR CLASS?
Please arrive at least ten mins earlier so we can start on time.
If you arrive early, the teacher will be available to direct you, answering any questions you may have and If you are new, it’ll give you time to sign liability waiver forms.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY AND HOW DO I CANCEL?
At least 24 hours before scheduled class time. If you are unable to cancel by this time or do not show, 1 class will be deducted from your current class pack.
IS THERE A FREE TRIAL?
There is no free trial but for we have a special deal for "New to AMI" students of $45 for 3 classes (5 weeks validity period)
Purchase "New to AMI" Pass HERE
IS THERE A PACKAGE RATE IF WE PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE CLASS?
YES - Click HERE for information on our class passes
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARD OR NETS?
We only accept credit cards or cash payment. Both can be made directly to the teacher before class starts; or you can also make credit card payments online HERE
DO I NEED TO RESERVE A MAT ONLINE OR SIMPLY DO A WALK IN?
Walk-ins are always welcome but may be subject to availability, thus reservations are encouraged.
HOW DO I RESERVE A MAT?
There are three ways to reserve a mat:
1. Direct on Omnify
2. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
3. If you are a member of Guavapass, our classes are also available for booking via your own Guavapass Platform