Fundamentals of Yoga

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For new and aspiring yoga students.Gain a more expansive understanding of yoga, safe & sustainable practice; satisfy curiosity for knowledge, and deepen overall experience of yoga.

Create awareness and increase clarity that yoga is more than just an exercise workout or Asana only practice.


Yoga means many things and is difficult to define. It is a Holistic System of Philosophy & Knowledge.

Philosophically, it can be defined as a State of Being, where One experiences Wholeness of Self & Oneness with All. Yoga is also a Scientific body of Knowledge with Practices that explain the Pathways & Methods for attaining this State of Being.

Ultimately, All of it, the Practices, Methods & Pathways are designed to lead the Practitioner to this State of Yoga

Week 1: October 22nd

Introduction to Asana
The Yogic Body; anatomy & physiology from both a Western & Yogic science perspective, chakras, nadis, bhandas, mudras, etc.. terminology used in Asana/yoga classes and we will workshop the common yoga poses.
Week 2: October 29
Introduction to Pranayama
The subtle energy body & nervous system, koshas and basic pranayama techniques used to regulate our nervous system and the three Gunas.
Week 3: November 5
Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to the different states of consciousness and Samadhi including the Samyama; Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi as well as mantra and chanting
Week 4: November 19
Introduction to Pratyahara, Yama & Niyama
The journey within. The journey of Self, How the practice of yoga benefits your everyday lifestyle – what to expect on this spiritual path. Yoga Nidra practice.


Sundays 2-4PM
$140 members/conc, $160 Full
Who is this course for?
* For the safety of the students who turn up to group classes with no prior experience of yoga, as complete beginners

* To support the development of the student who is ready to progress. Because in typical yoga class where there are many students of varying abilities and stages on their yoga journey this is not always possible

* For the student who is curios and wants to know more. There are many students who are keen to understand and learn more about yoga and it is not always possible to share the knowledge and philosophy in a typical studio class of 60 minutes.

* For the many students that have commented and asked questions about yoga after the class or where they can learn more about yoga.

To give new & aspiring yogis a place to ask questions and remove any barriers to entry that they may be harbouring like : “I’m not flexible enough” or “I can’t touch my toes”, do I have to chant OM or Namaste ?

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