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We are proud to announce we were named Winners at the St George Local Business Awards for “Outstanding Physiotherapy”
Our new Yoga studio is designed for people of all experience levels to practice and develop their knowledge and understanding of yoga. As you integrate yoga as a lifestyle, you’ll allow it to enrich your life both on and off the mat.
You don’t have to be flexible or fit to practice yoga. No matter your age, gender, level of experience or fitness, we’ve got a class to suit.
The benefits one can gain from yoga will vary for everyone.
This class is a comprehensive introduction to the underlying principles of Hatha Yoga – the root of most yoga styles practiced in the west. You will learn a variety of preliminary exercises to prepare the body for practice, plus receive a well-balanced introduction to Yoga Asanas (postures), basic Pranayama (breathwork) and Kriyas (cleansing actions with the breath). This class is a mix of held poses, vinyasa and mindfulness in an intelligent sequence.
Perfect for complete yoga beginners, students with less than a year’s yoga practice or existing students who wish to deepen and further their knowledge and understanding of Hatha Yoga.
This class is for the more experienced student who wants to explore the Hatha Yoga practice in a deeper way. Aligned with the ancient principles of pure connection with self, this class explores the possibilities of the practice using Asana, Pranayama and Mantra.
Our Hatha Yoga classes consist of a short breathing mindfulness exercise, sun salutations (not always), standing and seated postures. This strengthens, cleanses and relaxes your body and mind. All classes have a final relaxation pose. Each class is based on the same approach, taking you in and out of postures correctly and safely using the breath.
This class combines the practices of Hatha Yoga and Meditation creating powerful potential for transformation and holistic healing on all layers of Being – mind, heart, body and soul.
The practice strengthens and conditions muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs as well as dissolves tension in the deeper layers of the body. You will feel stronger physically, mentally and emotionally as well as achieve optimum cellular health, inner peace and clarity.
In this holistic healing class, we combine the energies of Yang and Yin to actively open the spine and gently release fascia. The Yang energy creates space for surrender and ease of Yin to be felt throughout your entire body and being. We seal the class with a Meditation to allow you to fully embody calm, clarity and connection to the heart-mind.
The many healing benefits of a regular Yang, Yin and Meditation practice include:
This 60-minute class combines the practices of Yin Yoga and Meditation creating powerful potential for transformation and holistic healing on all layers of Being – body, mind, and soul.
The practice dissolves tension in the deeper layers of the body to bring long-lasting relief and optimum cellular health, as well as refreshes the mind to allow clarity and deeper understanding to flow.
Please bring your own yoga mat. Owning your own yoga mat will help you build confidence and make progress in between classes at the studio and after the course has finished.
Any other yoga props required during class (e.g., straps, blocks or bolsters) will be provided by the studio.
Is much more than just yoga, it’s a therapeutic system. Also known as yoga therapy or meridian yoga therapy, Japanese Yoga is a very distinctive form of yoga that takes traditional hatha yoga and its’ asanas, and makes it more accessible to all.
Whether you’re a first timer, regular student or the most highly experienced yogi, you will discover new perspectives and understand your body and health differently.
This form of yoga is considered medicinal, as it directly impacts the organs, the bones, the circulatory system, lymphatic system, the nervous system, and certain functions of the body in a way that no other practice does. Each move or exercise impacts a specific organ, stretches or contracts a particular meridian, or focuses on a very precise part of the body, with the goal of balancing the body and the mind. When you practice Japanese yoga therapy with Alex you will realise that not one class is the same as the other. This is one of the powers of Yoga therapy: it’s THERAPY!
Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures which is sometimes why it’s called “Flow Yoga”. Vinyasa is synonymous with movement. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of your heart and inhale/exhale of your breath.
Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice.
Students are recommended to have a basic knowledge of yoga poses
Chair Yoga is an uplifting, modified form of traditional yoga suitable for people with limited mobility, lack of flexibility, a problem with joints or recovering from injury or illness.
Each of the stretches are done while seated, so you don’t have to ever be on the floor. Classes are open to both men and women.
It’s never too late to start chair yoga. It is accessible to all levels of flexibility and strength and brings so many benefits.
You’ve heard that you should “use it or lose it”. Why not work with what you have now and see where you can build in flexibility, strength and stamina.