Yoga For The Seasons
Starting Sat Aug 3rd for 6 weeks – 11.30-12.45pm at Woden Studio
NOW ABLE TO BE ATTENDED SINGLE CLASS STYLE, for those unable to commit to the 6 week course – $18 members, $25 others
Suitable for the novice and returning student alike, these classes will take you through the fundamentals of Yoga practice. The classes comprise a fusion of many styles of Yoga including: Hatha, Iyenga, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Okido. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Shiatsu and Western Anatomy and Physiology are also woven into the fabric of the classes.
The format is tailored to counter the stresses that each new season places on our bodies and minds.
In accord with the dynamic, ever-changing nature of our Canberra climate, and the needs of students on the day, every class will be different and somewhat improvised. This responsive approach keeps the classes relevant and dynamic; and prevents you from plateauing in your development from doing the same activities too often.
Each new class builds on your knowledge. At the start, there’s often a brief talk, followed by a short relaxation practice. You’ll ease into physical exercises including: warm ups for muscles and joints; and core strength and flexibility training. Classic Yogasana follows, taught in a graded style to accommodate all levels of ability. Asanas include: twists; side, back and forward bends; balance and inverted poses. You’ll segue into pranayama (yogic breathing practices) and finish with relaxation. Classes can also include some fun partner and group exercises.
Practicing Yoga stimulates both your brain hemispheres. This can change habitual thought patterns and moods, stimulating creative thought and positive emotional states. Yoga classes also provide new social opportunities and can foster professional relationships with your work colleagues.
As the classes develop, and somewhat gauged on interest, Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation may also be introduced to further help calm the emotions and clear the ‘mental clutter’ of our busy lives.
In summary, you’ll get a good, all-round physical workout with a healthy balance of active and restorative poses including breath coaching to leave you feeling energised, relaxed and mentally focused.
It’s worth keeping in mind that practicing Yoga at the appropriate level of exertion usually returns more energy than is expended in the process. Therefore, tiredness from a hard day’s work is not a valid reason to skip a class as you’ll likely feel better after the class than you did before it. An exception to this guidance would be for those fighting off infections like colds and flus, when it’s better to stay home and rest.
“Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul” Jevon Dengali
Book now for this powerful seasonal offering, timed with the Spring Equinox, occurring on Sun September 22nd. Join Justine Janssen and Andrew Growder as together they collaborate for this sound and yin yoga event. Melt into yin yoga poses, allowing the healing sounds of the bowls to entrain your brain towards deep inner healing and relaxation. Experience a cathartic ‘check in’ with the change of the season and move into your Spring feeling connected and calm…