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Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions 2018-01-31T17:36:17+00:00

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Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a unique combination of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), mantra (sound) and meditation that is threaded together into a specific sequence that targets an aspect of self to develop.  Each class is dynamic, with a particular focus to breathe as you move, while you connect with awareness and acceptance.

Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is much more than a good workout.  It is a Yoga in which you can conquer the mind, expand your consciousness and improve your health, flexibility and creativity. It is a perfect practice of self maintenance.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

“Yoga is a science for all humanity.  It is the custodian of human grace and radiance. It holds a great future for every human being. It brings mental caliber for purpose and prosperity of life.” Yogi Bhajan

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Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is the foundation from which many forms of yoga are derived. The word `hatha’ comes from `ha’, meaning sun, and `tha’, meaning moon. In this way, it is the union of energies via bodywork.

Through asana (postures), the body is made strong and flexible.  Through pranayama (breathing), the mind and emotions are balanced, through meditation the thoughts are quietened and through self enquiry, the authentic self is located and strengthened.

Hatha Slow Flow Yoga

A series of consecutive ‘flowing’ asanas is led by the teacher in a slow fashion, in addition to holding and exploring poses.

Hatha Flow Yoga

A series of consecutive ‘flowing’ asanas is led by the teacher in a stronger and faster fashion, in addition to holding and exploring poses.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a practice dedicated to constructive rest. It emphasises ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ to provide an experience of the benefits of mindfully resting the body. Restorative practice makes extensive use of yoga props to create a fully supported practice that allows students to rest deeply into the restorative postures, without physical or mental stress. Classes include passive poses, supported inversions & mindful relaxation.

Care and attention is given to individual needs to ensure that the practice meets and supports your body and nourishes your energy. Students are also guided to engage in self-inquiry and to develop self-care. These classes are informed by Body Mind Centering (BMC); a bodywork practice that includes experiential anatomy & developmental movement patterns. In BMC, learning to rest mindfully becomes the basis for evolving gradually into sustainable action.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra inspires the release of physical stress, anxiety and mental tension. It is a systematic method of inducing mental, emotional and full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. Using a variety of techniques including guided imagery and body scanning to aid relaxation.

This 45-minute class is designed to unwind the nervous system, leaving you in a numinous space.  It begins with 5 minutes of pranayama (breathing) to clear the mind slate. You will then be guided through a gentle Hatha warm up to open the body and work into cultivating a sense of stillness. Followed by a 30-minute Yoga Nidra, you will feel more vibrant, confident and calm.

It is ideal for all levels, especially for people who want to develop a keen sense of awareness, balance in life- or simply just to de-stress.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

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Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is perfect compliment to our Yang lifestyles. Yang represents the fast paced, hard, analytical, masculine side to ourselves whereas the Yin draws upon the slow, soft, nurturing yielding and feminine side.

In Yin yoga we hold poses for longer while the body is in a relaxed state and while being fully supported by the yoga props around us. This practice allows us to work much more deeply into the connective tissue of the body rather than the larger muscles, giving us healthier joints and more ease of mobility. As we yield to the longer holds of our Yin poses we begin to explore the more subtle elements of our practice, our internal responses and the fluctuations of the mind.

Yin Yoga & pranayama

These classes incorporate a special focus on pranayama (breathing) techniques.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

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Kundalini Meditation

Kundalini Meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, draws on a range of technologies, such as breath, mantra, movement and focus, which enables one to train the mind and develop a deeper awareness of the Self.

‘When we meditate we begin where we are as we are.  Then we steadily sharpen our consciousness, clear our mind and strengthen our body; this happens in stages.  It doesn’t happen all at once nor can it be forced.’ GuruCharan Singh Khalsa, Phd

This class gives students the opportunity to practice Kundalini meditations, mantra and pranayama at a deeper level. The time period for each meditation, pranayama or mantra, will be from 22 to 31 minutes and physical warm ups will be included to prepare the body for seating.

A short lecture and discussion on the mind, physical body and soul will also be included. The aim of the discussion is to inspire commitment and provide an understanding of this powerful technology, which cleanses the colored lens of our perception and also asks us to align ourselves with our destiny.

Although a class suited for intermediate and advanced Kundalini practitioners, beginners are also welcome to attend.

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Integrative Qigong

Qigong originates from ancient China and dates back 4,000 years. Qi is often translated at ‘life force energy’ and Gong is a general term meaning ‘work’ or ‘skill’. Qigong is based on the premise that the human body is an energy system and that the health of the body and the mind is dependent on a clear, balanced flow of energy (Qi) through the body.

Cultivate a sense of space, awareness, calmness and increased energy into your life.

Our classes consist of slow stretches and gentle flowing movements that focus on alignment of the breath and visualisation, in combination with stillness-based mindful meditation.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

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Kundalini Sadhana

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‘The Ultimate Approach to Change’ Sadhana is a spiritual practice, a discipline of the mind and body to allow one to express the infinite within one’s self. Sadhana is a conscious activity to rise, exercise the body and meditate. Doing Sadhana in a group harmonises and balances out the differences in each individual; the happiness of one person will balance the sadness of another. There are differences between Sadhana and a regular class. The facilitator keeps talking to a minimum and whilst leading the group may choose to take part in the yoga.

Outline of Sadhana:
5am – Reading of a spiritual text
5:20 – Adi Mantra & Yoga Set
6:20 – Sadhana Mantras for the Aquarian Age, accompanied by live music at times.
7:30 – End.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.

Chakra Dance

This class is a sacred healing space that uses African Dance, Rhythm, Movements and mantras/sounds to open the chakras from the Root to the Crown.  It moves the Kundalini energy through the spine and the body, allowing for deep healing in the body, and integration and embodiment of our own souls.
The class draws upon ancient African and Indigenous dance ritual practices which have traditionally used dance as prayer and as a way to connect deeper with our souls and ancestral lineages. This brings more of the soul into the body and leaves you feeling more centered, calm and joyful.
Dance Class Rate: $25/23 concession
Memberships classify
Passes do not apply.

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Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is a highly specialised form of yoga. We generally recommend starting once you have passed your first trimester. And if you’ve arrived at 36 weeks and have only just found time to join a class – don’t worry its never too late to start! If you are pregnant and experiencing a long-term condition or a new condition has recently manifested, take time to chat with your teacher.

Our classes are designed so that you can take the time to connect into yourSelf and your baby.

Our experienced pre-natal teachers offer breathing and relaxation techniques which will give you the physical, mental and emotional confidence to birth your child.

All classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced students of yoga.