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.)