Yoga Nidra – Speciality Class – Theme “Transformation”
Yoga Nidra for Transformation Workshop
At a time of year where we are busy setting resolutions, join our beautiful teacher Natalie in exploring transformation through Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).
A form of guided meditation typically done while lying down, Yoga Nidra is based upon both ancient tantric and modern yoga practices. By quieting the mind and relaxing deeply, profound transformation and healing is available. In some circles Yoga Nidra is called effortless transformation, as it’s not something to achieve or ‘do right’.
Yoga Nidra is used for stress management, insomnia, and to improve the functioning of the nervous system and endocrine system. Yoga Nidra works with the energetic body to induce a deep state of rest. From within this liminal space – somewhere between conscious and unconscious – we’ll explore the power of sankalpa (intention/heart’s desire/positive affirmation) and releasing samskaras (subtle impressions of past actions) to realise transformation on many levels.
This Yoga Nidra for Transformation Speciality Class is suitable for students of all levels and mobility, with modifications and props used throughout for support.
Time: Thursday 17th Jan, 7.30pm
Duration: 75 minutes
Progressive Flow – Beyond Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)
Vinyasa (Flow) means, “to place in a special way.” Each movement is a gradual progression from one to the next. The movement is aligned and linked with the breath so that you move with each inhale and exhale.
Our “Progressive Flow” classes are simply a dynamic version of this flow – to encouraging you to explore the next stage or level of your practice. Encouraging you “to place in a new way” as you explore advancing yourself, your postures, your mind and your self.
Restorative Yoga & Meditation ~ Specialty Class
**Join Paula for a Restorative Yoga & Meditation Specialty Class’ on Sunday 7th October 6.00pm – 7.15pm**
Recharge ready for the week ahead on this **special** Sunday evening class.
Restorative Yoga is the ultimate form of proactive self care. In this special class, we’ll combine long holds in restorative positions with meditation – using our breath to guide our bodies to relax and let go of all the tension that we are holding, physically and mentally.
This specialty class will leave you feeling restored. Not only physically but mentally as well.
In addition to Bels extensive Yoga knowledge, she has a strong athletic and functional training background (she’s an avid CrossFitter). In this practical specialty class, Bel will teach you about fascia, the role it plays within the body and a variety of fascia release techniques. We will use tennis balls and other props to work into all of your tight spots, releasing the fascia and get you moving freely again.
Yoga Nidra Specialty Class
Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is the stage you are in between sleeping and waking. It is the deepest possible state of relaxation. Even when you sleep, your subconscious is still active which is why we dream. During Yoga Nidra, your mind is calm and your body is completely relaxed while your senses are still operating, making this the ultimate state of relaxation. Yoga Nidra will calm your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and teach you how to observe your body and breath.
This specialty class will be guided by Suzie and you can look forward to starting in Savasana to practice your breathing, you will then be taken through a journey unique to your body. With gentle verbal instructions, you will become aware of various smells and sounds, set intentions, scan your body, use counting to assist with visualisation techniques to ultimately calm your mind and achieve Yoga Nidra.
This is a structured Ashtanga workshop designed to teach you from start to finish the ins and outs of the Ashtanga Series.
In this practical workshop you will learn about Astanga, the role it plays in Yoga and a variety of poses and sequences you will experience in your next Ashtanga class. Lexi will use the core structure of the Ashtanga series from Sun salutations, Inversions … right through to working on the jump through from Down Dog..
Yoga Nidra Feature Class
Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is the stage you are in between sleeping and waking. It is the deepest possible state of relaxation. Even when you sleep, your subconscious is still active which is why we dream. During Yoga Nidra, your mind is calm and your body is completely relaxed while your senses are still operating, making this the ultimate state of relaxation. Finding Yoga Nidra will calm your mind, reduce stress & anxiety, teach you how to observe your body and breath and improve life in general.
Healthy Hips – Hip Mobility, Stability & Functionality Workshop
Activities and Stresses of our daily lives can cause our hips to lose their mobility and functionality, which can lead to problems throughout the entire body. Our emotional state also depends on the health of our nervous systems ability to send signals from the brain to the hips and through the spine.
By taking regular care of our hips we not only maintain the physical benefits but the emotional stability also. Leaving you feeling stronger and healthier each day and allowing your physical & mental health to flourish.
Yoga For Mums – How Helpful is it REALLY!??
The benefits of Yoga for mums, parents or anyone caring for a baby or child are enormous. In general, Yoga can help with stress, anxiety and improving your overall sense of wellbeing and calm.
But when it comes to Mums, it’s like these benefits are explosive in their power to help, those early days with a newborn, those tough days with a toddler, or those tiring days when we haven’t had much sleep (does that ever stop!?) Yoga helps with us to deal with those days. To take the edge off the overwhelm or the enormity of the task at hand on those days. Yoga helps through sneakily teaching us to breath, to smile, to laugh, to slow down, in advance, in the studio or at home, so that when those big days hit us, the techniques are already inside us and the benefit kicks in.