At Yin Health we like to make the most of our small and personalised classes, therefore we will adjust the level of each class to our clients to establish a safe, nurturing and fun environment. We believe that yoga is for everyone, no matter your abilities or exercise level and especially for people lacking flexibility or looking to build core strength. Each yoga teacher brings their own personal spin to the practice of yoga and we invite you to try our different classes to find the style that suits you most.
Read more about each style below. Bookings are essential as classes are small and personalised – call 5438 8387 or enquire online.
If you are totally new to yoga we recommend our beginners class. Here you will take your first yoga steps, learn how to practice yoga postures (asanas) correctly and understand some basic yoga principles and philosophies.
Vinyasa Core Yoga
Vinyasa is a style based on Hatha yoga and the practice incorporates pranayama (breathing exercises) and core strength sequences that will allow you to connect to your inner self in a multi-dimensional perspective. Awakening your core through conscious breathing and asana will help you to find common ground between your physical and emotional being. The class is suitable to people of all ages and levels of fitness and will allow you to challenge yourself in a nurturing way.
Vinyasa is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘to place in a special way’, it is a sequence of yoga movements that interlink yoga postures to form continuous flow. Each movement is connected to the breath (prana) creating a dynamic and flowing practice. The class will be finished with a long relaxation (shavasana) to allow the body to acknowledge the subtle changes within and feel the benefits of this movement meditation practice.
Our teachers come from different schools, and while the postures (asanas) are the same, the style and pace of the class varies. This allows you to practice Yoga to your bodies’ needs and honours the differences in us which will benefit the therapeutic aspects of the practice.
Term 3 starts on the 16th July 2015
Thursdays 4pm – 5pm with Melina
Trial a class for only $12.
5 Class Pass $55
10 Week Term $100
11 Week Term $110
Make-up classes may be available.
To secure your children’s place, click here or call us on Ph: 5438 8387.
Kids Yoga is a fun creative class aiming at helping children by:
- Improving Concentration
- Self-Awareness through breath and postures
- Increasing Confidence through inner qualities
- Learn about physiology and anatomy
- Improves physical strength, co-ordination and balance
- Respect for themselves and other people
- Nurturing and expanding their natural creativity and imagination
- Kids are natural flexible. By keeping this flexibility allows physical strength to build thus building the emotional, inner strength. Self-confidence, awareness and respect for their bodies grows naturally through fun Kids Yoga, filled with games, song, dance creative story and traditional Yoga poses.
- Many poses reflect animal poses, as such they learn about our wildlife and their habitat. Your child is supported in a non-judgemental, non-competitive, safe environment and allows them to be themselves.
- Their self-expression and self-worth increases as they are supported for being who they are and all parts of themselves accepted. Come along and experience the joy as your child experiences Kids Yoga here at Yin Health.
Wellbeing Restorative Yoga
Is almost like a mini vacation. Rejuvenating practice that assists achieving peaceful deep relaxation by stretching the muscles, lowering the heart rate, blood pressure and calms the nervous system. Benefits for all, particularly to reduce stress.
Ideal for those who have had any physical injuries, restorative yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures. Note that ‘rest’ is different than sleep. Rest provides the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this, including maintaining mobility and strength.Restorative yoga, including Yin yoga, helps to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily. It is believed that is the PNS is tapped out or under-active, illness pervades.
At Yin Health, yoga practice incorporates the use of a lot of props such as blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, chairs, sandbags and walls. All props are provided at the centre and can be purchased for home practice. The more your body is supported in poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. With props it is easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose.
Restorative yoga postures can be practiced at any time of the day. Ideally, one would start their day with yin poses and breath work. It is a great way to wake up the body and clear the mind before launching into the day. It is also beneficial to practice restorative postures at the end of the day, before bed. This can slow the body and mind down, and prepare the body for sleep. Many who practice restorative postures (at any time of the day), find that they sleep better and their energy levels are higher.
- Ideal for pregnant women or women trying to conceive.
- Recover your vitality and promote a healthy, happy pregnancy.
- Pre-natal Yoga is a gentle and effective way to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for labour and birth.
- At Yin Health, yoga postures are adapted by an experienced teacher, according to the woman’s trimester stage.
Performing Yin Yoga poses with awareness creates a state of peace. When a pregnant woman feels inner clarity, her sense of empowerment increases. When she feels calm, any anxiety concerning the birth process decreases. Her mind becomes involved with the body movements of herself and the baby. This focus allows the pregnant woman to tune out distracting forces around her during labour and to respond appropriately to the contractions.
As a woman becomes more aware of her body through practicing yoga, she may be confronted with her physical strengths and weaknesses. This is actually invaluable training, for labour is a very physical process. Knowing the areas of tightness or weakness and working on those areas, will help a woman prepare her body for birth.
Whilst this approach offers no guarantee for an easier or quicker birth, the increase in body awareness and enhanced ability to breathe and relax will help any woman adjust to the physical demands of labour, birth and motherhood.
All props are provided including blankets, pillows, chairs, blocks, straps and mats. However, if you own a special prop that makes you feel more comfortable, please bring it along to your practice.
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