Keyte took to Yoga as a way to help recover from the after effects of boxing and football. What was at first a solution to injuries became a proactive method to prevent them, and Yoga has now become integral to his physical and mental wellbeing. Keyte completed his Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in 2016 with Spiralling Crow at YogaVenue, and later trained in Hot Power Flow Yoga in 2017. Keyte aims to make his classes challenging, immersive and meditative.
Keyte teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Power Flow Yoga and Hatha Yoga
Christopher Keyte instructs the following:
Hatha Yoga (music free class)
YogaVenue’s Hatha Yoga classes offer a gentler, usually slower-paced style of practice. They include none or few of the Sun Salutations which are a feature of Vinyasa classes.
Hatha Yoga is a very broad term referring to the physical practice of Yoga asanas (postures) and the style and particular focus of the class may vary. Hatha Yoga classes provide an opportunity to stretch, unwind, and release tension, offering a good counterpoint to both busy lifestyles and cardio workouts. In Hatha Yoga we bring awareness to our mind, body and breath as we explore ways of creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and ﬂexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. You may leave class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed. Expect downward facing dogs, warrior poses, gentle twists, backbends and forward bends.
This class is perfect if you are new to Yoga or returning after a break, as well as if you have a regular Yoga practice. The teacher will offer alternative, gentler modiﬁcations where needed.
Hatha classes are 75 or 60 minutes long (please check the schedule). All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is not played in this class.
Hot Power Flow Yoga (with music)
The YogaVenue Hot Power Flow class perfectly combines ﬂowing Vinyasa sequences with more static practices like the Hot 26. The structure of the class is designed to build strength and ﬂexibility with an emphasis on upper body and core strength. Flowing sequences promote grace and stability while longer holds develop strength. The class is held in a heated room, so the heat warms up the body allowing you to stretch into the asanas (postures) safely while at the same time aiding detoxiﬁcation and increasing the cardiovascular element of the class. All our Hot Power Flow classes are chaturanga free to allow you to work on your alignment and focus on the integrity of flowing from one pose to the other safely. Our Hot Power Flow class sequence changes every few months to ensure that the needs of both body and mind are met. Expect planks, sun salutations, warriors, hip openers and the option to include gentle arm balances. You may leave class feeling physically and mentally cleansed.
This class is great all-round class for all levels. It is great to try if you are used to a Hot 26 practice and want to experiment with different styles in the heat. It's also perfect if you're used to more flowing Vinyasa classes and want to try something with a little heat.
YogaVenue Hot Power Flow classes are 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held in a heated room (temperature 35-37 °C). Some of these classes are with music and are identiﬁed on our schedule.