WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Welcome to Humming Puppy a yoga experience evolved from traditional practices in a stunning space that resonates with a perfect hum. More than just the physical practice of yoga your experience begins the moment you sign up and book your mat on line. Enter the studio, leave the outside world behind an immerse yourself in good vibes.
WHAT KIND OF YOGA IS IT?
We don't prescribe to any specific style but rather draw our inspiration from all of the lineages from which our teachers have practiced and learnt. We believe this gives our students a unified and holistic practice. We base our teachings on the principles of breath-pranayama, movement-asana and awareness-meditation. These principles are the foundation of our 4 class styles in which we welcome beginners through to the most experienced yogi. Our classes are typically ‘warm’, conducted in a climate controlled environment of no more than 27 degrees.
We encourage our teachers to be themselves, find their own voice and structure classes in a way that reflects their personality. Our teachers are always mindfully present for their students with the intention to create a space where you will always feel comfortable.
A Mellow Hum is a super chilled class that may include gentle slow flows and postures held for 3-5 minutes at a time. These are slow paced, low-intensity classes that allow space and time to cultivate awareness and reflection. A perfect place for any student wanting to create a calm meditative state of mind. Our teachers take inspiration from their lineage of yoga and personal practise, please head to the “our people” page on the website to learn more about how each teacher uniquely delivers a Mellow Hum.
A Unified hum is a medium intensity class that gives students an opportunity to link breath to movement to calm the mind and strengthen the body. A perfect class for beginners wanting to mindfully progress their practise with a focus on alignment and for advanced students wanting to move at a steady pace.
A Dynamic Hum is a high intensity class that can include stronger, longer holds, Vinyasa flows and advanced postures that will energise and challenge your practise. While we do welcome beginners in all classes we do recommend that you feel competent in a Unified Hum class prior to attending a Dynamic Hum.
ADVANCED DYNAMIC HUM
Our Advanced Dynamic Hum is a high intensity class that is challenging but is delivered in a fun and interactive way as we build towards a peak pose. These classes have an emphasis on building physical strength and endurance and will often incorporate arm balances and inversions. While we do welcome beginners in all classes we recommend that you have been practicing regularly for at least 6 months and feel competent in a Dynamic Hum class prior to attending.
THE HUM IN HUMMING PUPPY
When taking a class at Humming Puppy, one of the first things you will notice is that the room quite literally 'hums'... and this is by no means an accident! Our yoga space or ‘shala’, engineered by ARUP (one of the worlds leading acoustic engineers), is injected with a combination of frequencies to enhance and deepen your experience. More specifically we use a combination of 7.83hz and 40hz. Being submersed in these frequencies helps you to naturally produce matching frequencies through a process of entrainment. 7.83hz otherwise known as the Schumann Resonance is actually the frequency of the earth itself and helps to 'ground' you through your practice. 40hz is specifically associated with ‘Gamma’ brainwave activity, integral for achieving states of peak performance. Elite athletes, top-notch musicians and high achievers in all fields, typically produce far more gamma waves than average.
And whilst all of that sounds quite serious and complicated, on a much simpler level the hum just feels good!
Both our hum and our music was composed and designed by Mitch Allen from OneTwoStudios. Mitch and his team designed a natural hum sound from a recording of our own singing bowls that they later de-tuned to resonate at 40hz. He also composed a suite of long form soundscapes to accompany each of our three class styles that work harmoniously with our hum.
YOGA WITH PERSONAL SPACE
We’re pretty sure yoga is meant to be practiced by humans and not tiny fish… so we won’t cram you in like a tin of sardines. At Humming Puppy all our classes are limited to only 39 places with an even and luxurious amount of room between each mat, so you can focus on your practice and not on another student’s behind!
WHERE TO START?
You can start your Humming Puppy journey simply by signing up and registering on this site. After you’ve purchased your classes you’re ready to book a specific class and select your mat. That’s right, we know students have their favourite spot - be it up the front, down the back or cosy in the corner - so at Humming Puppy you’re able to reserve the specific mat you want so you can simply turn up knowing you’ll be exactly where you desire!
ARRIVE AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE, LEAVE EVEN LIGHTER
We want you to travel light - emotionally and physically - so we provide all students with mats by Manduka - considered the best in the business! They are closed cell, contain no latex and we meticulously clean and sanitise them for you before each and every class. We also set up your reserved mat with blocks and straps, so when we say travel light, we mean it.
We pride ourselves on attention to detail and we aim to provide everything needed to make Humming Puppy the perfect yoga experience each and every time you join us. We hope to see you here soon!