01/ Hatha Yoga
De-stress with Yoga: Tuesday 4.30 - 5.45 pm - Pat Murnane Memorial Hall, Lenah Valley
Thursday 4.30 - 5.30 pm - Zoom at home
Keep your body moving, stretching and strong with hatha yoga, a classical style of yoga, suitable for all levels of experience. Relax the body, calm the mind and release tension. Learn breathing techniques which develop lung capacity and mental focus. Relax deeply with yoga nidra. In person and Zoom options available.
Gentle Yoga: Friday 9.30 - 10.45 am - Pat Murnane Memorial Hall, Lenah Valley
Experience the therapeutic benefits of simple yoga, calm breathing and deep relaxation. Classes include joint mobilisation, easy spinal stretching, gentle strengthening as well as balance improvement. Practice the basic breathing techniques for optimum wellbeing and finish class with yoga nidra relaxation.
02/ Yoga Nidra
Yoga nidra is one of the favourite yoga practices amongst students, and shares similarities with the body scan in Mindfulness. It is a guided relaxation practice that results in both surface and deep tensions being released from the body and mind. In this state of deep relaxation the systems of the body come back to balance. Immune function is enhanced. Digestion is improved. There is calmness of mind and harmony of emotions.
There is also the chance to make a sankalpa, a positive resolve for your life. As the mind floats on the borderline of sleep, it is highly receptive, and by repeating the sankalpa at this time you strengthen new pathways in the mind. This is a way of creating positive change in your life and achieving your goals.
It is traditionally done lying down, but can be performed in any comfortable position. Wonderful for supporting your health and wellbeing at every age and stage.
Yoga Nidra is part of every yoga class.
03/ Gentle Yoga for Recovery
Based on the 7 Essential Elements as taught by the Gawler Cancer Foundation, learn evidenced-based lifestyle interventions to be well. Regardless of your health condition – cancer, heart disease, high bp, diabetes, recent surgery, MS to name a few – these classes will give you practical tips for managing both your physical and mental health; lower your blood pressure, keep anxiousness and worry in check, manage pain, and sleep better.
Each class includes three components:
1/ Gentle yoga postures which are centred on a simple series of joint rotations which help stimulate circulation and free the body’s natural vital energy. This series of exercises is accessible to all so don’t worry if you have never been to a yoga class before.
2/ Breathing techniques to help you feel grounded and centred. You will learn how to breathe using the full capacity of the lungs so you can nourish the body with every breath you take.
3/ Yoga Nidra, guided relaxation, which is deeply restorative and allows the body to come back to its own natural balance physically, mentally and emotionally.
What people say
"Invest in your health and well-being – a nurturing environment where peace, community and an inspired musical workshop have gifted me with a cup overflowing to take home and share."
Gina, Yoga & Music participant