At the heart of our Yoga School are our “Classic Yoga” classes taught in the Newstead centre for the last 20 years. For ongoing physical health, inner harmony and balance, all age groups and abilities are welcome. The pace and content of the class on a particular day may vary according to the abilities of those attending.
A challenging class for those wishing to deepen and strengthen their practice. These exercises, develop flexibility and strength of the body, mind and breath and may include some inverted postures, focusing on levels 4 and 5 of the Yoga in Daily Life system. These classes are open to all, and our trained instructors will assist and advise you where appropriate.
Rise & Shine Yoga
A great way to start the day. These invigorating one hour classes will enhance your vitality and energy levels, balance, clarity and fitness. The classes include Asanas, Meditation and short Relaxation.
These classes are presented with a gentle pace and style which encourages focused movement, development of inner reflection, breath awareness and deep relaxation. Includes exercises from levels 1 - 2 and extended deep relaxation.
At the foundation (Level 1) of the Yoga in Daily Life system are the “Sarva Hitta Asanas” which help us to attain integral wellbeing, as they bring body, mind and soul in to balance. Anyone from any age group, regardless of physical condition, can perform these exercises. Additionally, these classes include exercises from levels 2 - 3 of the Yoga in Daily Life System.
The flow of life energy or 'prana', as it is called in Yoga, flows into the body through energy centres called Chakras. These meditation classes focus on the eight main chakras of the body, gently balancing and harmonising their energy. Balancing and purifying the chakras enhances clarity of thought and understanding, both of our self and those around us.
Beginners Yoga Course - Morning Group - 6 weeks
6 weeks, meets once per week on Thursday nights. Includes one additional drop in class per week (6 additional classes) of your choice from our timetable while on the course.
Yoga is for everyone, of all ages and body types. If you are new to yoga or if you need a recap on the basics regarding breath, relaxation, moving with awareness, maintaining general health, wellbeing, flexibility and strength, then this course is for you.
The course gives a foundation and understanding of the techniques, effects and theory of yoga, helping to develop your own daily Yoga practice and also to prepare for the regular daily classes held at our centre.
$120 / $90 (pelase call for concession bookings)
Beyond Beginners Yoga Course - 4 Weeks
This course is designed for those who have completed the beginners course and want to develop their practice systematically.
The Yoga in Daily Life System is based around 8 levels of postures, breathing and meditation exercises, designed to be practiced systematically. This course progresses students beyond the beginners levels focussing on levels 2 and 3 of the System.
Consistent and systematic practice enables a wholistic, safe and balanced progression to the deeper stages of Yoga.
Meets once per week on Thursday nights. Includes one additional drop in class per week (8 additional classes) of your choice from our timetable while on the course.
Meditation & Relaxation Introductory Workshop
Start the Festive Season with deep inner clarity, peace and calmness Aims:
- Designed as an introduction to meditation & relaxation, for beginners wanting to re-establish a practise and anyone who wishes to bring more peace into everyday life.
- To cover benefits of a regular practice
- To learn how to relax & how it feels
- How to use the breath to aid meditation & relaxation
- To provide a sound foundation by setting up a home practice with basic meditation and relaxation techniques, & support resources to use in own time
- To develop body & mind awareness using guided meditation & relaxation
- To explore some techniques to help with mental & physical relaxation
- To experience meditation first hand
Bookings $25 including a light morning tea.
FULL MOON Meditation
Meditation is our daily practice, a connecting with the universe and our life’s bigger picture. Like all things animate and inanimate we are permeated by consciousness and in that way connected to everything. At the time of full moon this connective energy is “Purna” (full, complete) and meditation at this time is greatly enhanced. Often we feel strong emotions, both positive and negative as a result of the full moon cycle and it is precisely at this time we can enter a deep inner journey, evaluating and understanding ourselves, taking stock and opening the doors to new beginnings. In a fast paced world, taking the time to stop, relax, be still and meditate is essential to our daily health and happiness.
Join us for guided meditation in our spacious Yoga centre or garden (weather permitting). The evening will be guided by Purnima, accompanied by live background music on classical guitar.