Every body can learn to practice yoga. It is a practice that can nourish and support us throughout every stage of our life.
Yoga works by training our minds to pay attention to what is happenning in our bodies. 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.
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.
We have 2 eight week courses commencing in the first week of May. There are only 8 places in each course so we recommend you book early. Please click the product link to book and pay. Curently we have 2 courses open for booking. Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.00-7.30pm. Each class is 90 minutes. There is provision for 'make up' of classes if you miss during the 8 weeks. (conditions apply- see payment page for further details).
From now until May, your options for attendance include purchase of 5,10,15 cards that are stictly valid for 5 weeks from first use. Click the product icon to the right and purchase online. You may also pay by cash at the door for either a class card or a single class at $22 per 90 minute class. Our clases are 90 minutes long. This amount of time is important as it 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.
Tuesday 9.30 - 11.00am (60+ seniors)
Wednesay 5.30 - 7.00pm
Thursday 6.00 -7.30pm
Saturday 7.00 - 8.30am
In the classical method of hatha yoga, meditation is integration within a practice of postures (asana). 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.