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. We do not recommend this class for those with injury or serious conditions but we would love the opportunity to direct you to the most appropriate class for any concerns you may have - phone 0413 746 169.
CORE YogalatesTM A challenging practice to fine tune the activation of 'true core' muscles - the subtle and structural core muscles. Learn how to practice asanas (postures) with the wisdom of the body, breaking old habits and developing correct patterns of movement. With a strong emphasis on breath, Yogalates is a very mindful practice. Suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome. However acute injuries may need to discuss if suitable prior to booking into a class - phone 0401 259 195. The Gentle Yogalates and Restorative Yoga are ideal as a stepping stone to CORE Yogalates. Not suitable for pre natal students.
CORE Yoga This class focuses on identifying and building a strong core foundation for your yoga practice. Learn how to recruit and build core strength in static holds, slow flow movements, foundational standing and balancing postures. You will develop inner resilience and build outer strength, extend your flexibility, improve alignment, to promote a safe and effective practice for body and mind transformation. Blending the benefits of a modern understanding of the body and a traditional practice this class concludes with rest and relaxation. Not suitable for pre natal clients.Not suitable for pre natal students.
Slow Flow Yoga This slower style of Vinyasa Yoga links together focused alignment with fluid movement and breath. Practicing flow yoga with body awareness and muscle activation, creates 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 - we recommend that you choose a class such as ‘core’ and 'restorative' as the flow practice may not bring enough mindfulness to keep your movements safe if you are wanting to rehabilitate the body. Not suitable for pre natal students.
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, ligaments and tendons (yin) tissue. The postures held up to 5 minutes with the use of yoga props to support any body in any pose to create 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.
Yoga Align Establish strong foundations for a yoga practice through the Yogalates Method. Slow enough to understand the basics of alignment yet a powerful practice, entwined with themes, meditation and breath work for a complete yoga practice. Ideal for those wanting to refine their asana practice, explore more meditation and pranayama techniques. All levels are welcome, there are plenty of modifications and education. Even for the advanced practitioner there will be plenty of fine-tuning to work with. The intention of any asana practice is to create a peaceful mind, and this class leaves time at the end of the practice to relish in that space.
Dynamic Flow Yoga Is a form of Vinyasa (flow) style yoga, merging movement with breath. It is a series of creative and inspired movements to ignite a soulful and uplifting journey, concluding with a relaxing cool down. Best suited for intermediate level and those without injuries.
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 - assists in surrendering the body to rest, in deep restoration.
CORE Pilates 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 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.
Beginners Basics Workshop Class This class is suitable for both a beginner AND more advanced student that would like to explore the level 1 asanas (postures) in more depth. This class will teach you breathing, limbering, linking postures (vinyasa), as you stretch and strengthen through the asanas and conclude with a mindful meditation. This workshop class will equip you with the basics and prepare you for additional classes on the timetable, it can also be useful for improving your functional movement in flow classes where postures are not held and described for a long time, you can discover more about YOUR body as you move through those poses.
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.
Roller & Release with CORE Class 1st week of every month in place of CORE Yogalates Join Nicole in the Yogalates based method using foam rollers and massage balls providing myofascial release. The roller and balls assist in massaging and lengthening the muscles, tendons and fascia to get into the tights spots; neck, upper back, jaw, hips and glutes. Learn how to perform a home self-massage. With use of the foam roller create a deep subtle connection with your ‘true’ core and challenge the body’s symmetry in balance. Develop alignment and stability of the pelvis, spine, hips and shoulders. Suitable for anyone, with any injuries or conditions.
Qi Gong 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.
Meditation with Sound one Friday of each month Peter Bajic intuitively works with Reiki, Body Tuning Forks, singing bowls and other Sound Healing instruments, to tune into the vibrational frequencies related to emotions and trauma that have been stored, perhaps since birth, replacing them with positive vibrations more conducive to healing, harmony and balance. 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.
Teen Yoga Teen Yoga would suit ages 10-16yrs both boys and girls. Regular practice of yoga helps maintain balance and keeps the spirit & soul strong and healthy. Increases flexibility, improves posture, positive body image & awareness, reduces stress. Yoga nourishes body and mind and is the perfect support for the practice of sports and other activities (including injury prevention & rehabilitation). Develop poise, grace and confidence, as well as a more accepting relationship to your body, how to move and a positive image of who you are in the world.
Yoga by the Wall This is a class that suits beginners to advanced and uses the wall as a prop to assist in guiding your body into the ideal alignment to create strength and flexibility. The wall can make any pose more powerful due to this increased awareness of alignment and can assist you in taking your more challenging asana to next level in safely and with alignment, alternatively the wall can make a pose gentler by providing you with support. The class is based on hatha asanas (postures) and includes breath focus, relaxation and mindfulness.