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 dynamic, ever-changing nature of our Canberra climate, and 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 by more energy and passion. 

 

Yoga classes can also provide new social opportunities and help develop existing friendships between students. Usually, towards the end of a term, we’ll enjoy a shared meal after a class, either at the venue of a restaurant close by.

 

All classes are general level. Anyone can join.

 

WHEN AND WHERE

 

ANU CLASSES STILL ON HOLD DUE TO LOCKDOWN.

ANU set to re-open in July 2020

Yoga for the Seasons, Tuesdays 12.15–1.15pm

The Dojo, Sports and Recreation Building, North Road

mixed gender, general level, suitable for beginners

ENQUIRIES 6125 8383 or ONLINE

 

CSIRO CLASSES (for CSIRO employees only) 

Thursdays 12noon–1pm

Running on Village Green, Clunes Ross St Acton (sunny days) or in a meeting room (TBA) during inclement weather

mixed gender, general level, suitable for beginners

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CANBERRA YOGA SPACE

Open Hatha Yoga, Fridays 12pm

Yoga for the Seasons, Saturdays 2.30pm

both 75 minutes

1/13 Botany Street, Phillip

mixed-gender, general level, suitable for beginners

BOOKINGS

 

CHAPMAN CLASSES

Men’s Nude Yoga, Fridays 6.30–8pm

 

WORKPLACE OR HOME-BASED CLASSES

Available on request

 

With the exception of ANU and Canberra Yoga Space, which run all year round, most classes run in-line with ACT public school terms.

 

FEES  Chapman classes are $28 prepaid or $35 casual (student concession $25). If you’re re-enrolling from the previous term I’m happy to offer you a 10% discount on the total. Make a commitment to yourself and save money in the process by paying in advance for as many classes you can attend. No refunds for missed classes, come to a make-up class instead.

 

All other classes are charged at the venues per class rate. Click on the links for more info.

 

ENROLMENT For Chapman classes only: Download the Health History and Enrolment Form complete it and either email it back to me or bring it along to your first class.

 

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. Its $150 per 90 min lesson.

 

YOGA EQUIPMENT Due to Covid-19 regulations, no equipment can be shared. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. A mat can be hired for $7 to cover cleaning costs. Yoga blocks are available for use at the Phillip (CYS) and Chapman Studios. However, students are strongly advised to clean them before and after each class with the sanitiser spray provided. Anyo other yoga props, such as: straps or bolsters, must be provided by the students. Filtered water and clean cups are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own water bottle. All yoga equipment is regularly cleaned, sanitised and maintained.

 

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! Footwear can be stored indoors if its very cold or raining.

CONTACT ME

HOW TO FIND ME

For more information or to book a lesson or a class, call  0419 694 991