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 online. Enter the studio, leave the outside world behind and immerse yourself in good vibes.
WHAT KIND OF YOGA IS IT?
While we don’t prescribe to a specific style of yoga. we base our teachings on the principles of breath-pranayama, movement-asana and awareness-meditation. These principles are the foundation of our classes in which we welcome beginners through to the most experienced yogi. Our classes are ‘warm’ and conducted in a room typically heated to 80 degrees.
Our teachers are always mindfully present for their students with the intention to create a space where you will always feel comfortable.
Our Mellow Hum is a super chilled class that include deep openings and gentle movement. Postures are typically seated or laying down and held for 3-5 minutes at a time. These are slow paced 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.
*Please note that our morning Mellow Hum classes may include some ‘Slow Flow’.
Our Foundation Hum classes are the perfect place for beginners to start their journey or for any student who wants to review the foundations of their practice. Classes will focus on guiding you through key asana (postures), alignment and pranayama (breath techniques) to have you feeling empowered to join our Unified Hum classes.
Our Unified Hum class includes moderate paced flows to entry-level strength content. These classes typically offer more modifications and detailed instructions on fundamental postures. Students can expect to feel comfortably challenged. We welcome beginners to more seasoned practitioners who prefer a steady paced practise.
If it’s your first time practising yoga, we suggest you attend at least one Foundation Hum class first.
Our Dynamic Hum class includes flow and strength content designed to challenge your current limitations physically and mentally. These classes tend to focus on building into more challenging asana. You will build strength and body awareness by exploring more complex transitions and by having a play into inversions and arm balances.
These classes are catered to Intermediate-Advanced practitioners.
We recommend that you feel competent in a Unified Hum class prior to attending a Dynamic Hum.
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!
Our Hum was created in collaboration with composer 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.
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 have full bathroom and shower facilities and provide towels, hair dryers and hair straighteners for your convenience.
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!