A class that focuses more deeply and with much more attention, often with the use of props, into the alignment in the different Asanas, as means for deeper understanding of the practice and of the self.
Highly influenced by the Iynegar Yoga lineage and Donna Farhi.
“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga is a wonderful, holistic practice, but unfortunately the only practice that allows us to decide for ourselves which level of class to attend. For most of us if we are slightly flexible or strong we will very quickly find ourselves in an advanced class, before we are fully aware of the proper foundations of yoga, body alignment and correct breathing techniques, making us more prone to injury. This course will shed light on these very important elements and will enable you to choose wisely which class to attend and how to modify each practice in order to meet your needs and better protect yourselves.
In the Vinyasa Yoga practice breath is coordinated with the movements and the movements or postures are linked together in a continuous flow. Vinyasa Flow moves through the postures progressively with an emphasis on uniting mindful movements with breath. Variations of yoga postures will be offered in an intelligent sequence to generate warmth in your body. The breath is considered the bridge between the physical and the mental bodies. Most of us live outside our body and in our heads, governed by our thoughts, fears, and expectations. the breath helps us full the mind back again and again to the present moment. with continuous practice we learn to still the mind and focus on that which is happening at the present moment. This practice builds strength, flexibility, and concentration, both physically and mentally, and supports us on all fields of life.
“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love
Connection to country yoga flow
A unique class interweaving Vinyasa Yoga flow with Aboriginal culture , connecting with these powerful and ancient philosophies.
This class is open for all.
"Land is of great significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - but the connection we feel to country can be a difficult concept for non-Indigenous people to grasp. The living environment goes beyond physical elements, and is fundamental to our identity.
For First Australians, “country” encompasses an interdependent relationship between an individual and their ancestral lands and seas. This reciprocal relationship between the land and people is sustained by the environment and cultural knowledge.
The land is the mother and we are of the land; we do not own the land rather the land owns us. The land is our food, our culture, our spirit and our identity Dennis Foley, a Gai-mariagal and Wiradjuri man, and Fulbright scholar.
When people talk about country it is spoken of like a person: we speak to country, we sing to country, we worry about country, and we long for country."
Restorative Yoga is known for it calming, relaxing, and healing effects. Most Asanas are practiced reclining (lying on the back) and occasionally there will be 1-2 Seated poses. We use many props to create as comfortable of a practice as possible, to allow the mind on its most subconscious level to feel safe and to relax.
It is based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and has been developed greatly by Judith Lasather and Donna Farhi.
Restorative Yoga is popular with students who are recovering from illness or injury, but all will benefit from this practice as we all live in modern culture and are effected by stress. It is often called "embodied meditation". As we hold the poses for a lengthened period of time, it allows the student to come to see the nature of their mind, and with conscious breathing and activation of the Parasympathetic nervous system, we often experience meditative states and stress release.
Open for all levels.
“Whilst our culture promotes a never-ending amount of doing, Restorative Yoga is the radical, counter-cultural experience of simply being.”/ Neal Ghoshal
“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”/ Rumi
Yin Yoga is a slow-pace and meditative Practice, during which we hold poses passively for longer period of times.
Stimulating the Chi (energy) in the body and in the connective tissues it opens up the body both physically and mentally.
Yin yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load, which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want.
Different Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body, which in turn balances the body’s internal organs and systems.
Yin Yoga is known to many benefits, some of which include:
Decrease in stress and mood swings.
Increases circulation and improves flexibility
Calms and balances the mind and body
Reduces stress and anxiety
Encourages deeper relaxation
Improves joint mobility
A wonderful and beneficial experience for students of any level of practice.
“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Strom
*Please note that we do not offer make up classes or refund for missed classes as part of a Yoga Course.