Yoga

“Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.” Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga

Yoga is the science of right living and, as such, is intended to be incorporated in daily life. It works on all aspects of the person: the physical, vitel, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual. The word yoga means unity or oneness and is derived from the Sanscript word yuj, which means to join. This unity or joining is described in spiritual, terms as the union of the individual consciousness. On a more practical level, Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions. In our present world, we need Yoga today to keep our body healthy and our mind strong, 21st century life is hectic. Take a short time and step out of your stressful life and step into ours… You will never look back.

Calming Classes – without the heat

Relax your body and mind with gentle stretches, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Unwind the knots of tension that build up from the busyness and stresses of everyday life.

Calming classes slow the body and mind down. They are the perfect complement to a workout or hectic daily schedule.

These restorative classes combine breathing techniques, gentle postures and use props such as blocks, bolsters and blankets. The props support different body parts so that you can sink into each posture, stretch passively and let go of all tension. As your heart rate slows, you’ll also quieten the mind.

These classes bring a deep sense of calm and wellbeing leaving you feeling refreshed, re-energised and able to cope with life’s challenges.

 

Calming Beginners Yoga – (Not Hot) Beginners and families welcome Sunday 11.30am

This class is a fantastic introduction to yoga, suitable for absolute beginners. Hatha is the foundation of Asana and Chris will guide you through postures (asana) working with breath at a relaxing slow pace and rooted in traditional yogic practices. Yoga is suitable for everyone, whatever your beliefs, regardless of your body type, whatever your age, wherever your path is leading you. The class focuses on the breath, body and mind to bring you back to you. We will move the body, stretch some muscles, soothe the joints, ease the ligaments and connect with the fascia. This practice benefits the cardiovascular, central nervous and endocrine systems to bring you some increased strength, flexibility, range of movement, improved balance and to give you some much needed headspace.

 

Align Yoga (Not Hot) Friday 11am

This is a slower paced class based on the teaching of B.K.S.  Iyengar.  Postures are held, often using aids such as walls, blocks weights and straps to improve and correct body alignment. Students are adjusted to suit their individual needs.  This class also includes Pranayama (Breathing) practices and ends with a BLISS meditation, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.