YOGA AND MEDITATION AT EMPIRE BAY HALL

                          CLASS TIMES 

MONDAY       

Gentle Yoga & Relaxation    8.15 - 9.15 am

Morning Yoga                           9.30 - 10.30 am

Evening Yoga                           6.00 - 7.00 pm


THURSDAY

Gentle Yoga & Relaxation    6.00 - 7.00 pm  

FRIDAY

Morning Yoga                         9.30 - 10.30 am

I have mats, blankets and other equipment.

The Hall has recently had ducted air-conditioning and heating installed.

 Cost of Classes:

Drop In  Cost $17             Concessions   $14

Buy a 10 class pass anytime

This pass expires after 10 weeks and can be used in any class.

Cost  $130        Concessions   $100            

Teenagers $10

If you have been thinking of starting yoga put on some comfy clothing and join us at the Hall.

WINTER TERM/STRONG FOUNDATIONS
 
Learn a foundation yoga routine well, know the sequence off by heart. Begin a home/holiday practice. Take home a print out.
 
The class routine will stay the same for 4 weeks, giving you plenty of opportunity to feel comfortable and familiar in each asana/posture
This week the focus is on Pranayama or yoga breathing.
 
Researchers at the Medical University of South California found that only 10 minutes of yoga breathing or Om chanting BOOSTED IMMUNITY. I know I don't need research to prove how good yoga is for me but it is great to see yoga being studied and recommended more in Western Medicine.
 
Gentle/Relax Class     Mon 8.15 am
Gentle routine for building strength and flexibility - some students practice in a chair. This is a wonderful class and safe for everyone.
 
 Monday Hatha Yoga       9.30 am & 6 pm 
Traditional Hatha Yoga Class. Postures include the child, the cobra, the down dog, the cat, the warrior, the triangle, the bridge, sitting twist and other important foundation asana.
 
Gentle/Relax Class  Thurs 6pm
A gentle, flowing strengthening routine followed by Yoga Nidra. A powerful meditation teaching relaxation of the body and mind,
 
Friday Hatha Yoga   9.30 am 
Salute the Sun and practice a flow/vinyasa class. This is a faster movement based yoga.
 
MINI WORKSHOPS THIS WEEK - Free
You are invited to stay an extra 5 - 20 minutes after class and explore some of yoga's meditation practices.
 
Monday 10.30 am
Humming Bee Meditation
 
Monday 7 pm 
10 minutes Pranayama laying down or sitting
 
Thursday 7 pm 
10 minutes Pranayama laying down or sitting.
 
Friday 10.30 am
Alternate Nostril Breathing 10 minutes
 
 
 
 
 
Phone Julie 0438 228 372. New students always welcome. No need to book

Come along to any class that interests you.

If you would like to learn a little more about me see - Yoga and Health

  • Gentle Yoga for strength and relaxation.

    Perfect for absolute beginners, students with injuries, students who want to learn the basics and enjoy a class that keeps the postures simple and accessible to everyone.
    Following Iyengar's guidelines the gentle yoga is slow and supportive.
    The second part of the class is focused on relaxation and meditation.

    Let's start at the very beginning.

    *Would you like to be
    strong, flexible, calm, relaxed, healthy, happy and confident?

    *Are you concerned yoga will be too difficult?

    *Enrol for the gentle yoga and relaxation class.

    *The class teaches you how to safely build a strong core, a flexible spine and how to use the breath to relax your body.
    Yoga terminology is introduced as well as Pranayama or breathing exercises.

    *No sitting postures, no kneeling, very gentle back bends.

    STRONG FOUNDATIONS ON WHICH TO BUILD.

    Be ready after 10 weeks to join a regular class with confidence. Or continue in this class. Some of my most experienced students come along to this class regularly. All the postures can be adapted, Some students sit in a chair, everyone can practise.

    *You may begin the class anytime and pay as you go but this class is carefully structured to gradually introduce the important principles of yoga.

  • Morning & Evening Hatha Yoga Classes

    The General Class is suitable for beginners to experienced.

    All classes have a focus and as a guideline we practice 50 minutes Traditional Hatha Yoga. Which will increase your health, fitness, strength and flexibility. Followed by 10 minutes relaxation, learning to relax the body and the mind.

    Classes are casual and friendly and students have a wide range of experience

    BEGINNERS
    This class is suitable for beginners and I always demonstrate the gentle variation of each posture first. If you have an injury or are an absolute beginner you may want to start in the gentle yoga class. If you are unsure which class will suit you give me a call.

    STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE
    Are guided from the beginners posture into more advanced asana's as they continue to deepen their practice.

  • Mind Yoga and Meditation....All classes

    "Yoga is the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy"
    B.K.S. IYENGAR
    Yoga is a powerful learning tool to promote physical and mental well being.
    To create balance yoga should be much more than an exercise class. I am including something interesting, connected to Ayurveda and emotional well being in every class.
    I have spent many years studying and reading and I am bringing together all that I have learnt to create an enjoyable, interesting, relaxing and energising class.

    *Explore Pranayama & Meditation, Prana & Chi.

    *Explore essential oils and their effects on your mind.

    *Learn about the Chakras and how to use the philosophy behind them to change your life along positive lines.

    *Explore sound and music.

    *Learn Abhyanga - self massage of the face, neck and hands. Including the use of Marma points which are Ayurvedic massage and acupressure points in the body.

    *Learn how to adapt your practise to prevent depression and anxiety.

    *Learn how to adapt your practice as the seasons change. For example as the weather becomes cooler it is best to practice lots of gentle movement and warming postures before moving into sitting or meditation.

Workshops and more

5. Feb, 2018

The Healing Power of the Hands

Empire Bay Hall Cost $45 Thursday, March 22/3/18
Includes making your own essential oil massage blend in a 30 ml glass jar or take home pure sesame oil in a 250 ml glass bottle.
Learn how to blend essential oils to enhance the practice.
Yoga is not an exercise class. The physical exercises are practiced to open the energy channels in the body resulting in a healthy body, mind and spirit. Marma Therapy in yoga opens specific points in the body to improve health and wellbeing and enhances your practice. The hands are particularly important for relaxation, energy and healing.
It is a lovely way to practice Dharana the 6th limb of yoga, concentration or focus which leads us into deep meditation and is a simple and enjoyable practice you can bring into your life, at your desk in the office, on the train, sitting at home.
Learn your energy type by filling in a questionnaire. This may help you decide which oils to use or you may simply choose which appeal to you or smell nice.

8. Aug, 2017

I have just completed my 100 hour Yin Teacher Training.

I loved the course. It was very interesting and inspiring and has given me some wonderful ideas to bring into class, focusing on yoga and its benefits for the mind and emotional well being. I received a lovely email with my certificate.
" We are very happy and humbled to have been a part of your journey. You are an exceptional teacher and student and we know that you’ll continue to shine your light in the world with your wisdom and devotion to your Yoga path."