YOGA FOR ALL | every Tuesday @12noon
Every Tuesday, 12:15-13:15
Classes Resume: 9th April
Easter Tuesday 2nd April no class.
Classes resume Tuesday 9th April.
Improve your strength and flexibility while balancing body and mind with our Yoga classes. Suitable for beginners. $15 per class.
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar yoga emphasizes the accuracy in alignment of the skeletal body, which brings alignment to the muscles, skin and flesh of the body. In each posture, every part of the body is acted upon with intent and precision. The attention to detail and the alignment brings increased mobility and coordination, improves circulation, concentration and mental clarity, reduces stress, tones and rebalances the body's
When and Where to find us?
Lunchtime Yoga classes will be held Tuesdays 12.15pm – 1.15pm in the Studio at The Concourse. We meet at Stage Door, Ground Floor on Anderson Street, up from the Box Office at 12 noon to be ready for your prompt 12.15pm start!
The class level is Open and is suitable for beginner students and those with previous yoga (or related activity) experience. The cost is $15 per class.
Benefits of Yoga
The benefits of yoga produce a healthy vital body and mind that improve thinking, concentration, productivity and general well being. Yoga draws on strength and flexibility and generally students work on bringing a balance between the two.
To reserve your place, please call Jeanette on 0406 756 111.
What is yoga?
Yoga literally means union, combining and working oneʼs body, breath and mind. Hatha Yoga is a physical practise where students perform postures to achieve a relaxed calm state & sense of well being. Hatha Yoga is more than 3,500 years old. Yoga is an intimate experience, where people connect and trust the teacher to safely guide and grow their capability.
What can you expect?
Class length is 60 minutes. Time is spent to warm up your limbs and muscles and to work through postures (standing, seated, twists and forward extensions) that are designed to open and prepare your body for each subsequent pose. The class will finish with postures that will rest and rebalance your body, so that you can return to work refreshed. (Most probably, you will not need to shower afterwards).
The classes will be taught using "props" - blocks, belts, chairs or blankets. At one time or another all students use props to assist in the understanding of the asana (posture) and to feel correct movement and action without stress or strain - allowing both action and relaxation simultaneously.
What to bring?
All yoga equipment is provided (including mats for those new to yoga). If you have your own yoga mat, please bring this along to each class.
What to wear?
Wear comfortable clothing such as: leggings, t-shirts, longer length shorts are fine. You will be barefoot.
Eating & Drinking prior to class
Itʼs best not to have eaten a heavy meal within 3 hours prior to class. A light snack an hour before is fine. You will be more comfortable. Keep hydrated in the morning and drink water along with your chosen hot milky beverage.
Illness, Injuries, Health Concerns
Yoga is beneficial for everyone. In certain conditions however, some poses are not recommended. So please inform your teacher before class if you are unwell or if you are menstruating or pregnant. We particularly need to know if you are experiencing any kind of pain e.g. back, neck or knee pain, experience high or low blood pressure or have any other health concerns.
As yoga improves strength, flexibility and provides deeper physiological benefits, everyone stands to benefit from a regular yoga practice. However, if you are unable to attend a class one week, thatʼs okay, just come the following week so that you can catch up with yourself.
Jeanette is a trained yoga teacher in the Iyengar method; and has been teaching yoga since 2005.