Hatha Yoga Hatha is classical Yoga in its more traditional form. This class offers a set of yoga asana (postures) to strengthen and stretch the body, sun salutation variations to warm the body, pranayama (breathing techniques) to link the mind and body. This class offers beginner to moderate options for greater postural awareness, mindfulness and release from stress.
General Yoga The general yoga class is classical Yoga in its more traditional form. This class offers a set of yoga asana (postures) to strengthen and stretch the body, sun salutation variations to warm the body, pranayama (breathing techniques) to link the mind and body. This class offers beginner to moderate options for greater postural awareness, mindfulness and release from stress. The class concludes with relaxation and guided meditation. We do not recommend this class for those with injury or serious conditions, or prenatal students. We would love the opportunity to direct you to the most appropriate class for any concerns you may have. Phone 0413 746 169
YogalatesTM A total body practice to fine tune the activation of core muscles. Yogalates is a very mindful practice with an emphasis on breath, limbering joint groups, strengthening muscles, learning stability and increasing flexibility. Suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome. The Gentle Yogalates is ideal as a stepping stone to Yogalates. Not suitable for pre natal students.
Iyengar Yoga with Dr Clive Farrelly Iyengar Yoga is a safe and effective form of Yoga that works on alignment to help build stabilisation, flexibility, balance and strength through the support of different props that aid each and every body to improve posture and overall health.
Slow Flow Yoga This slower style of Vinyasa Yoga links together fluid movement and breath. Practicing flow yoga for body awareness, muscle activation, flexibility, balance, strength, improves cardiovascular fitness and endurance. This powerful practice combines body focus with mindful meditation. This class is suitable for beginners with an average fitness level. However it is not recommended for anyone with acute back or shoulder injuries, prenatal or beginners. Please note - We offer a beginners workshop once per month with Dr Clive Farrelly & Director Rachael Storrie. Over the 2 hour workshop we teach in depth 10 key yoga postures to show prop use specific for you. To book go to the 'workshops' tab.
Yin Yoga This class is suitable for all level of students and is a perfect compliment to the other dynamic (yang) styles of yoga on our timetable. Yin yoga is a static practice, gently targeting fascia, ligament and tendons (yin) tissue. The postures held up to 5 minutes with the use of yoga props to support any body in any pose creates space, balance and energy as the joints release to their full range of motion. Yin yoga postures improve the flow of ‘life force’ or ‘chi’ through the meridian channels of the entire body. The class explores various breathing techniques and provides an overall deep state of meditation. This practice calms and balances the mind, reduces stress and anxiety and encourages you to develop a more introspective practice.
Yin Yang Yoga This class blends the benefits of both yin & yang styles of yoga. Yin practice has long, passive holds that work on the dense connective tissues – tendons, ligaments and cartilage which respond best when the body is cool. Yin works into the meridian system to maintain optimum joint health and increase chi (energy). Immersing in yin enables a deeper yang practice which builds warmth, nourishing the heart and preparing the muscles for postures that tone and strengthen the body also focusing on balance and increased flexibility. The class concludes with a time of deep relaxation and rest.
Restorative Yoga Restorative Yoga is the fusion of slow, mostly floor-based movements with a deeper longer held asana (posture) to lengthen the muscles and promote joint health. This class is suitable to those seeking a calm and nourishing practice and those recovering from injury, by opening the body with ease and grace. The assistance of yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps assist in making the postures accessible to any body. The class concludes with a short meditation and relaxation with the primary focus on breath awareness, assisting in surrendering the body to rest, in deep restoration.
Pilates with Cathy Smith Pilates is a method of total body conditioning focusing on balancing muscle groups to improve postural alignment, the development of a strong core, improved body awareness and better control of breathing. It can include a wide range of levels for the injured participant, beginner to the advanced mover. Evidence has shown the effectiveness of Pilates in assisting rehabilitation from lower back, pelvic injury and pain. Additionally Pilates is beneficial in regaining strength post pregnancy. Mat pilates involves exercises on the mat with pilates props such as therabands, chi balls, pilates circle - to allow isolation and loading of specific muscle groups to tone and lengthen and strengthen the body.
Gentle YogalatesTM with Connie Leimbach A class to welcome and introduce you to the subtle practice of Yogalates, fine-tuning core muscle activation and correct functional movement of the whole body. Great for rehabilitating from injury or for over 50’s age group, catering for all fitness levels, men and women. Our teachers are highly qualified in modifying and supporting your individual needs. Enjoying the many benefits of Yoga and Pilates to reduce HBP, anxiety, insomnia, incontinence, menopausal symptoms, assists with blood circulation, posture, organ health, joint stability and flexibility. Concluding with a time of relaxation for peace of mind and some ‘you’ time.
Yoga Essentials with Denise Benson Breathe, Alignment, Flow & Meditation Yoga Essentials is a class that offers everything. Beginning your practice by grounding down and connecting to self, you are guided to follow Breathe and sensation. Attention is then directed towards joints, muscles and ligaments with gentle limbering movements that sync with breathe. The practice then expands into larger muscle movements that are heavily cued, bringing you into safe, strong Alignment. Opportunity to Flow the cued sequence follows so you can feel the practice from within. A beautiful Kundalini Meditationbegins to bring the class to a close, before sliding very gently into a restful Savasana, where the magic truly takes place. Class suitable for all Yogi’s, all levels and abilities.
Mindfulness Flow The aim of this class is to reach an internal awareness of self, marrying the breath with asanas and becoming fully present within your practice. Beginning with centering using the breath to create space within the body and mind, then progressing into gentle limberings, meditative flows, using mindfulness to create strength in mind and body, connecting to our true selves. The class will conclude with an extended savasana where you will be brought to a place of deep relaxation with the assistance of smell, touch and sound. A nurturing class suitable for all levels with a strong focus on breath, alignment and an acceptance of how the body is feeling, moment to moment.
Qi Gong with Stephen Proctor This class uses traditional, gentle flowing movement, similar to Tai Chi, combined with deep breathing and awareness to improve your mental and physical health. It will deepen our breathing capacity, increase circulation and improve muscle tone, balance and concentration. A Qi Gong class is suitable for everyone and will leave your feeling deeply physically and mentally relaxed yet full of energy. Come along and learn how to keep yourself healthy now and in the future with easy to learn exercises. Great for beginners and all ages, especially beneficial for those finding it difficult to exercise.
Meditations Every Friday evening with Peter Bajic Gong, Drums, Native American Flute, Rattles, Chimes, Crystal singing bowls & more Medicine Drum Journey - Based on shamanic practices Peter will guide you with the medicine drum taking you on an inner journey, discovering your internal landscape bringing an understanding of self for wellness of being. This class is suitable for everyone including beginners. Sound Journey - An explorative journeying into the healing qualities of sound as vibration. You will be guided to feel these sounds/vibrations deeply within, allowing them to penetrate and permeate to a cellular level until you and the sound are one. The more you let go the more you receive. Gong Meditation - A guided meditation led by the sound vibration of the gong to move you into deep relaxation and meditative state. Effecting the physical nervous system, not just listening but through the vibrational feeling on the body. Allowing the nervous system to easily be able to get back into the space of peace. This class is suitable for everyone including beginners. Peter is passionate about the energies within and around us, and how they can easily affect our emotions and wellbeing. The challenges of life can throw us out of balance, out of tune, causing stress and a lack of energy. Reiki combined with sacred sounds can induce a state of peace and calm, cleansing and balancing from within, promoting health and vitality.
Express Stretch Express stretch reduces tensions in the body by limbering the joint groups, stretching the connective tissues and lengthening the muscles. The class begins by bringing awareness back to your breath, feeding the body, assisting the detoxification process and calming the nervous system. We then move into a flow of stretch sequences enhancing blood flow to your muscles, increasing flexibility, range of motion in the joints and releasing tension from the body and mind. You will leave the class feeling relaxed and energised. This class is suitable for all levels.
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