YOGA COURSES+CLASSES

COURSE SYNOPSIS

Suitable for the novice and returning student alike, these classes will take you through the fundamentals of yoga practice.

 

As usual, classes will be challenging and lots of fun. Generally, the classes comprise a fusion of many styles of yoga including, IYTA, Iyenga, Ashtanga, Acro, Tantra and Oki-Do. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese Shiatsu and Western Anatomy and Physiology are also woven into the fabric of the classes.

 

In accord with the mood of those attending, every class will be different and somewhat improvised. This variation keeps the classes relevant and interesting and prevents us from plateauing in our development from too much repetition.

 

Each new class builds on your knowledge. The flow of a typical class would be something like this:

  • a brief talk

  • a short relaxation practice

  • physical warm-ups for strength and mobility of muscles and joints 

  • classical yoga asanas such as twists: side, back and forward bends; balance and inverted poses — all taught in a graded style to accommodate any level of ability

  • pranayama (yogic breathing practices) 

  • Yoga Nidra — deep relaxation, to calm emotions and clear mental clutter.

 

Classes may also include solo, partner and group exercises as per the individual's preference.

 

Yoga is about alignment, as much in a physical sense as in a metaphysical sense. You’ll improve your physical posture with correct alignment in the poses, and you’ll also become aware of any ‘misalignments’ with respect to your direction in life, and the activities and relationships you’re currently involved in. Yoga students may find themselves questioning their past decisions and making positive changes in their life direction. Or, if they’re already on track in their lives, they’ll be inspired with more energy and passion. 

 

Yoga classes can also provide new social opportunities and help develop existing friendships between students. once a month, there'll be time after class for light refreshments and socialising. Every now and then, we’ll enjoy a shared meal after a class, either at the venue or a restaurant close by. I also host the occasional movie night and excursions to beautiful uplifting natural locations like waterfalls, mountains and beaches.

I aspire to organising yoga retreats again too. A little down-the-track.

 

All classes are general level. Anyone can join.

 

WHAT’S ON

MONDAYS 

NUDE TANTRIC YOGA

By practising tantric yoga, you become your own physician. Tantric Yoga gives you the tools to remedy problems in body and mind before they become major issues. What’s more, it’s simple and fun! The goal of Nude Tantra Yoga Cairns is to provide people with a safe, confidential and supportive environment to enjoy practising yoga and tantra without the restriction of clothing.

VENUE Parramatta Park

TIME 5.15pm for 5.30pm start. We wrap at 7pm.

Monday nude classes are only for humans with penises or those who identify as male gender. I have plans to offer a co-ed class on a Friday night. Please let me know if this interests you by using the CONTACT FORM.

More info at Nude Yoga

WEDNESDAYS 

RISE AND SHINE YOGA

Enjoy a gentle warm up to awaken from sleep, followed by an energising "vinyasa flow style" class to clear away the crusty cobwebs and get you "firing on all cylinders" for the day ahead!

VENUE Parramatta Park

TIME 6.45am for 7am start. We wrap at 8am

FEES $20 prepaid (waged), $15 prepaid (concession) 

Casual $25

Pay via cash at the first class, credit card (incurs 2% processing fee) or bank transfer

Theres a 10% discount for advance payment for all six classes in a term (or for as many classes you can attend) and a further 10% reduction for enrolling in consecutive terms.

If you have a question, use the CONTACT FORM or phone/text me. If calling, keep it between 8am–8pm

THURSDAYS 

FUSION YOGA IN THE GARDEN

Calm your mind and tone your body with an interesting fusion of yoga styles. These classes are accessible to anyone, from the novice to the experienced student. Props are supplied. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

VENUE Parramatta Park

TIME 5.15 for 5.30pm start. We wrap at 7pm

FEES $25 prepaid (waged) | $20 prepaid (concession) 

Casual $30

Pay via cash at the first class, credit card (incurs 2% processing fee) or bank transfer

Theres a 10% discount for advance payment for all six classes in a term (or for as many classes you can attend) and a further 10% reduction for enrolling in consecutive terms.

If you have a question, use the CONTACT FORM or phone/text me. If calling, keep it between 8am–8pm

FRIDAYS

I have plans to offer a co-ed yoga class on a Friday. Maybe a lunchtime class. If this interests you, or you have a question or a suggestion for a specific type of class or time, please use the CONTACT FORM or phone/text me. If calling, keep it between 8am–8pm, please. 

SATURDAYS 

NUDE TANTRIC YOGA

By practising tantric yoga, you become your own physician. Tantric Yoga gives you the tools to remedy problems in body and mind before they become major issues. What’s more, it’s simple and fun! The goal of Nude Tantra Yoga Cairns is to provide people with a safe, confidential and supportive environment to enjoy practising yoga and tantra without the restriction of clothing.

VENUE Parramatta Park

TIME 6:45am for 7am start. We wrap at 8:30am

More info at Nude Yoga

Saturday nude classes are only for humans with penises or those who identify as male gender. F to M transgender folk are also welcome.

SATURDAYS  

YOGA 18-35s

This class exists to encourage younger male and male-identifying people to practice yoga together. Take advantage of a class specifically designed for the younger male physique and mindset. Make friends with other guys closer to your age. Enjoy not being "the only guy" for once, in a yoga class. These will be clothed classes taught be a male teacher.

VENUE Parramatta Park

TIME 4.15 for 4.30pm start. We wrap at 6pm.

More info and enrolment at Yoga 18-35s

WORKSHOPS

From time-to-time, I run half, full and two-day workshops where we delve deeper into specific subjects such as Asana Form, Tantric Healing, Source Communication, Tantric Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Yogic Cleansing Practices, Mantra and Meditation etc. Once youre on the mailing list, youll be advised of these. I also post details on the specific class group chats using Facebook Messenger.

PRIVATES 

If you prefer to learn yoga one-on-one, we can set up an appointment. You may also bring a friend with you to share the cost. It’s $135 per 90-minute lesson.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres is recommended.

To minimise risk of spreading infectious agents, all yoga blocks, straps, mats and bolsters are sanitised after each use with a specially designed blend of essential oils and 60% isopropyl alcohol I created for tropical conditions. Hire mats are washed with disinfectant and detergent after each use.

All high touch surfaces are sanitised before and after each class/client with Dettol wipes and/or eucalyptus spray in 60% isopropyl alcohol.

When practising indoors during rainy weather, an aroma burner with an anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial blend of essential oils will be used to kill airborne infectious agents.

For nude classes, we undress and leave all clothing in neat piles in a seperate room. Always the same room, to help contain and prevent spread of infectious agents.

 

Youre encouraged to bring your own water bottle, but filtered water is available onsite

PREPARATION

Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and arrive with an open mind and an empty stomach. Please leave shoes and bad moods at the door! More details about how to prepare, equipment to bring, class etiquette and venue location will be sent to you after I receive your enrolment.

WIN/WIN!

Part proceeds from these classes go to helping rehabilitate koalas who were affected by the devastating bushfires during 2019–2020; and also towards financing a PADI scuba diving course and equipment that will enable me to start volunteering out on the Great Barrier Reef doing restoration work such as coral planting, crown of thorns star fish removal, turtle conservation etc. Ive already started as a volunteer rubbish collector on FNQ beaches.

WHAT'S NEXT? THE YOGA HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

Please complete the questionnaire.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Use the CONTACT FORM and I'll email or text/call you.