When taking a class at Humming Puppy, one of the first things you will notice is that the room quite literally 'Hum's'... and this is by no means an accident! The yoga space or ‘shala’ is injected with a combination of frequencies to enhance and deepen your experience. More specifically they use a combination of 7.83hz and 40hz. Being submerged in these frequencies helps you to naturally produce matching frequencies through a process of entrainment. At 7.83hz, otherwise known as the Schumann Resonance, 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.
Humming Puppy's founders are Jackie Alexander and Chris Koch, partners in both life and business.
Jackie managed dental practices and was led by her passion for yoga. She enrolled in yoga teacher training with the goal to open her own studio.
In Jan 2014, Chris' company, 1Form.com which was formed with his best mate was bought by the ASX listed REA group. 1Form was launched in their living room and became Australia’s leading online tenancy application platform serving over 3 million tenants (and still growing) - more than 85% of the Australian real estate market.
The pair conceived Humming Puppy over a Valentines Day dinner in 2013 and are passionate about sharing the gifts of yoga globally.
Humming Puppy has two studios, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney.
Melbourne is the original Humming Puppy and opened just over two years ago in Prahran, this area is the most populated area for yoga studios in the world with 40 studios located in a 4km radius!
The second Humming Puppy was opened in April 2016 and is located in Redfern in Sydney. It has always been their vision to open a third studio in New York!
At Humming Puppy, it is preferred for students to travel light and leave feeling even lighter. All yoga equipment is provided and bathrooms are fully stocked with everything you need: shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, hair dryers, straighteners, shower caps, hair ties and shower towels. Complimentary tea, coconut water and filtered water is provided in lounge areas for students.
There are five different styles of classes. Mellow Hum is a super chill class that includes gentle slow flows, restorative or Yin inspired postures dependent on the time of day. It's a slow paced, low intensity class that allows space and time to cultivate awareness and reflection. This is great for beginners to start their journey or students wanting to create inner stillness and a calm meditative state of mind.
Unified Hum is a medium intensity class that allows students to link breath to movement to calm the mind and strengthen the body. It's great for beginners wanting to mindfully progress their practice with a focus on alignment and for advanced students wanting to move at a steady pace.
Dynamic Hum is a high intensity class that can include stronger, longer holds, Vinyasa flows and advanced postures that will energize and challenge your practice. It is recommended that you feel competent in a Unified Hum class prior to attending a Dynamic Hum.
Advanced Dynamic Hum is a high intensity class that is challenging but is delivered in a fun and interactive way as you build towards a peak pose. These classes have an emphasis on building physical strength and endurance and incorporates arm balances and inversions.
It is recommended to practice regularly for at least 6 months in a Dynamic Hum class prior to attending.
Deepen your Hum is the studio's version of a workshop. Classes can be low, medium to high intensity dependent on the theme of the class and are open to all levels of students from beginners to advanced practitioners. Each month, the theme of our Deepen class changes with each week progressing from the previous. Classes are designed for those students wanting to deepen their yoga experience and knowledge and allow for interaction and engagement between the teacher and the student. Please refer to our timetable for monthly themes.
2/22 Cecil Place Prahran Victoria 3181 Melbourne, Australia
Levels 1 & 2/146 Abercrombie St Redfern New South Wales 2016 Sydney, Australia
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