Casual drop in introductory classes on Wednesday evening 5.30pm-7.00 and Saturday mornings 7-8.30am Or book into to one of our 8 week introductory courses.
Next courses open for booking
Wednesday morning 9.30 - 11.00am SENIORS July 10 - August 28
Saturday morning 7-8.30am July 13 to August 31
Tuesday evening 6-7.30pm July 16 to September 3
Wednesday morning 9.30 - 11.00am July 17 to September 4
Thursday evening 6 - 7.30pm July 18 to September 4
There is provision for 'make up' of classes if you miss during the 8 weeks. (conditions apply- see payment page for further details).
Our clases are 90 minutes long because this amount of time supports students to transition from the demands of their lives, at the beginning of the session; and to deeply integrate the practice through relaxation and meditation at the close of class. We call these processes of transition before class, and integration after class, "imprinting" because poses are used to re-wire our chemistry and nervous systems and thus create the conditions of deep change - change that is not just at the surface.
For example we feel how the position of our arms and shoulders affect our neck and our ability to lift our chest and to breathe. We learn to work with the legs to engage the spine which in turns improves our posture and levels of energy. In the classical method of hatha yoga, the intention is that the physical body act as an instrument through which we can experience clarity and wisdom. Students develop great internal peace from Yoga. Students experience improvements in strength, concentration and relaxation.
When students learn how to position their mind (attention) as well as their bodies, the practice of yoga supports homeostatic balance in the body. Thoughts and emotions alter the chemical environment of the body as does organ function. When we work mindfully within postures we both support organ function and teach the mind to release from tensions and worries.
Without intrinsic meaning, actions feel empty. We become discontent and unhappy with the emptiness of our efforts. Yoga is very much about finding purpose and meaning.. it is about creating space so that our unique contribution to life comes forth from within us.