First Floor, - 9 – 11 Little Bridge Street, Ballarat

Classes Explained

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Beginners Classes

This is the starting point for students with no prior experience. Classes focus on introducing and consolidating yoga foundations. Students are guided through a range of standing and seated poses.

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General

For people with some Iyengar yoga experience or those who have completed a Beginners Course. It is designed to develop and extend asana practice. Students continue to consolidate the basics, and are introduced to newer poses such as inversions and backbends. Basic yoga philosophy will be introduced.

Starting from March 4 we will be dividing these classes into:

General 1 : for beginners who are moving up to general classes. These classes are slightly easier allowing less experienced students to learn yoga at a General level.

General 2 : for students who have been attending yoga for more than 6 months

Enrolling for 2 classes or more per week is recommended as development depends upon practice based learning.

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Experienced

Minimum of 3 years Iyengar Yoga experience necessary. Familiarity and regular practice of inversions and backbends essential. Classes including the full range of yogasanas: standing poses, forward bends & twists, foundation and intermediate backbends, head stand, shoulder stand, restorative poses and pranayama.

If you are attending an Experienced level class, you need to attend at least two classes each week to progress and evolve your practice.

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Advanced

Advanced classes are conducted as longer led practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Advanced inversions, back bending, strong forward bends and hand balancing poses are practised during these sessions. You need to be attending classes at least twice per week in addition to attending these practice classes.

Payment for these sessions is via your membership.

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Over 55s (or young 55s)

If you are an older student, or if you are returning to yoga after an extended absence (which might be measured in years), then this is the class for you. The focus of these classes will be to (re)introduce foundations og yoga through a range of standing and seated poses. The pace is suited to older bodies. Your flexibility, strength and balance will improve and you will experience a greater sense of wellbeing.

Payment for these sessions is via your membership.

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Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath. It is the fourth limb of the eight disciplines of yoga. It consists of techniques designed to gain mastery over the respiratory process while watching the connection between the breath, the body and the mind.

As a practice it evolves from a discipline of watching the breath to a more refined practice where the breath can be applied as an instrument to affect the condition of mind.  Pranayama requires a subtle approach based on self-observation.

You will learn preparatory postures and practise basic Pranayama techniques.

This class is for General Level students and above. No previous experience of Pranayama is required.

Payment for these sessions is via your membership.

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Restorative Sundays

Running on the last Sunday of each month, this class consists of restorative poses and supported inversions to refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind.

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Workshops

In addition to our normal timetable classes, we also run regular intensive classes, workshops and retreats.

Our next Friday intensive class is on 18 May, 5.30 – 8 pm. More information…

Our next 4-day retreat is from 28 Jun – 1 Jul 2018 in Hepburn Springs.
More information…

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Casual Classes

No bookings required. Students may attend at their appropriate level. All classes can be attended on a casual basis.