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Relaxing & Restorative Sessions

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is the healing and restorative practice of yogic sleep. 

In yoga nidra you are guided through a series of mental exercises and visualisations that will allow your mind and body to slip into a deep state of relaxation.  During yoga nidra the brain switches from beta to alpha waves (the brain wave frequency that links conscious thought with the subconscious mind). In alpha state serotonin is released, which helps you to reach a transformational experience of inner calm. Fluctuations in the mind decrease and you begin to feel more at ease and a deep feeling of tranquillity and relaxation occurs. As you move deeper into the practice the brain will then begin to emit delta waves, mimicking what happens when we enter a deep restful sleep.

What to expect:

This is a fully guided practice and no experience is necessary.
Participants should be to get down to the floor to rest.
Yoga nidra is practiced lying on a yoga mat (we provide bolsters for under the knees to relieve low back tension, and an extra blanket if needed for cushioning and warmth, or as a pillow). Participants may also lie on their side if pregnant or if lying flat is not comfortable.

 

What to wear/bring:

Wear comfortable clothes for relaxation.
During deep relaxation participants body temperature often lowers so you may wish to wear socks and a sweater.
Blankets will be provided for comfort, however you may wish to bring an extra blanket or pillow to make sure you stay warm and comfortable.
If you have a yoga mat please bring it with you. Studio mats are available to rent ($2) if required, and a selection of mats available for purchase if preferred.

Gentle & Modified Movements

Gentle and Beginner Yoga 

Apractice suitable for beginners, seniors and regularly practicing yogis looking for a change of pace; this 60 minute morning practice is a great way to start your weekend!
This yoga session is designed to stretch areas of the body that are most commonly affected by stiffness and tension (neck and shoulders, legs and hips). Poses are included to help build strength and improve balance.
This is a sweet and steady practice suitable for all!

What to expect:

Expect a gentle pace of practice with plenty of pose modifications to suit your current ability.
The session begins with seated poses before moving into a standing series, followed by reclining postures. Chair assisted variations available if required. Our practice ends with savasana (yogic relaxation) and a guided meditation.

 

Chair Assisted Yoga

A yoga practice suitable for seniors, anyone who finds getting up and down from the floor difficult, and anyone looking to increase range of motion, build balance and increase flexibility gently and with support.

What to expect:

In this session yoga poses have been modified to be practiced sitting on a chair, or using a chair for support. There is no getting up and down from the floor required.  Expect to gently stretch and move all areas of the body as well as increasing heart rate through supported movements with the breath and some strengthening postures. 

Sequences include seated neck, shoulder and upper body stretching, some gentle twists, and energizing gentle seated or standing half sun salutations to warm up. These are followed by a sequence of standing poses to build strength and balance (the chair is used to assist with balance, and the poses can be modified to be practiced seated if preferred). The session closes with stretches and movements for the hips, legs, ankles and feet before ending with a lovely relaxation and short meditation.

 

What to bring/wear

Chairs provided by studio for chair assisted yoga
If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. (Mats can be rented from the studio ($2) if you do not have your own, and a selection of mats are available to purchase if you prefer.)
Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in
We do not wear shoes during practice (unless you prefer to or have medical reasons that require the support of footwear.)

Slower Stretchier Sessions

Yoga for Flexibility

You do not already need to be flexible to do this class; this class is designed to increase flexibility, range of motion and focus starting at wherever you are right now. Accompanied by soft music, the steady pace of this class can be a welcome contrast to the hectic pace of every day life.

This calming evening session is the perfect time to stretch and unwind from desk work and driving, and can be especially beneficial for anyone involved in physical pursuits such as crossfit, bootcamp, weight lifting, cycling, walking, golf and martial arts. The quieter nature of this session helps yogis to connect to higher levels of focus and concentration that are beneficial both on and off the mat.

Increasing flexibility can help to reduce the risk of injury and can have a positive impact in your every day life. This sweet and steady paced class is also designed to increase focus which can benefit practitioners in many areas of life, from being present with friends and family, to cultivating focus and calm during presentations and competitions.

What to expect:

The sweet and steady pace of this class makes it suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis; modifications will be offered to suit your current level of flexibility.
This class will begin with warm up poses and sun salutations before moving into flexibility focused sequences and long holds effective for deep stretching. The session concludes with a guided relaxation, breathing and meditation practice.

 

Gentle & Beginner Yoga

A practice suitable for beginners, seniors and regularly practicing yogis looking for a change of pace; this 60 minute morning practice is a great way to start your weekend!
This yoga session is designed to stretch areas of the body that are most commonly affected by stiffness and tension (neck and shoulders, legs and hips). Poses are included to help build strength and improve balance.
This is a sweet and steady practice suitable for all!

What to expect:

Expect a gentle pace of practice with plenty of pose modifications to suit your current ability.
The session begins with seated poses before moving into a standing series, followed by reclining postures. Chair assisted variations available if required. Our practice ends with savasana (yogic relaxation) and a guided meditation.

 

Yin Yoga

Yin is a style of yoga in which poses are held for 3-5 minutes each in order to stretch the fascia and connective tissues in the body and to still and calm the mind. In order for the practice to be effective we look to find a gentle sensation of stretch in a position that is sustainable (so not 110% your fullest stretch ever!), then focus on breathing, relaxing and finding stillness in the body and mind.

After a pose, or set of poses we move into a 'rebound' pose which can be savasana (lying flat on back), lying on the front, childs pose or reclining hug. Rebound poses are usually held for 30 seconds up to 1 minute and are there to simply feel and experience the sensations that arise in the body as a result of releasing the long hold pose.

Due to the slower & stiller nature of this quiet, contemplative practice it is a wonderful counter to the fast pace of daily life.

 

What to bring/wear to classes

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely with semi fitted or fitted tops recommended for ladies (loose fitting t-shirts have a tendency to ride up overhead in inverted poses).
You may wish to bring a bottle of water and a hand towel.
Bring your yoga mat if you have one. Yoga mats can be rented from the studio ($2) and we have a great range of high quality mats for sale if you prefer to purchase your own.
Practice is bare foot or with yoga socks (available at the studio if desired)

Energizing Faster Flows

Flow Yoga

Flow yoga is a flowing, dynamic practice connecting movement with the breath. During each class you will be guided through a variety of yoga poses to build strength, stamina, balance and flexibility.

Flow classes are open to all levels and designed with the beginner in mind with modifications offered to those yogis wishing to advance their practice. Innovative sequences change from class to class and will include seated, standing and reclining postures, concluding with a traditional yoga relaxation, breathing practice and meditation.

What to expect:

Flow Yoga is an energizing practice available for all levels from beginners to regularly practicing yogis. Modifications are offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

Pose sequences include poses that require practitioners to move up from and down to the floor often; these sequences include sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, preparation poses for arm balances and dynamic stretching

Session concludes with reclining poses, relaxation, guided breath practice and guided meditation

 

Yoga Sculpt

A fun yoga fusion class combining traditional yoga poses interwoven with core work and the option to add hand weights. This flow is designed to strengthen and tone the body, build lean muscle and boost metabolism. Effective as a standalone practice, or to compliment your existing yoga practice.

What to expect:

Expect a lively and fun class with upbeat music. Yoga Suclpt is an active, flowing class designed to be a workout using traditional yoga poses as the foundation; you will be moving up and down from the floor often. The session begins with a warm up, moves into a yoga flow that includes core, arm and leg strengthening poses, and closes with cool down stretches and a short savasana/relaxation.
Open to all levels; modifications will be offered to lessen or increase the intensity of practice to fit your current fitness. Hand weights are provided and optional.

Do what you can & take breaks when you need to!

 

What to wear/bring to class:


Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely with semi fitted or fitted tops recommended for ladies (loose fitting t-shirts have a tendency to ride up overhead and get in the way in inverted poses!).

Bring a bottle of water. If you sweat when you work out, we recommend bringing a hand towel.

Bring your yoga mat if you have one. Yoga mats can be rented from the studio ($2) and we have a great range of high quality mats for sale if you prefer to purchase your own.

Practice is bare foot or with yoga socks (available at the studio if desired)

Upcoming Energizing Faster Flows