Yin Yang yoga is your chance to slow down and take the time to perfect the detail that often gets forgotten in the haste of modern living. It’s a great way to stretch out and let go of the daily stresses that can build into chronic physical and psychological compensations.’
In yoga align classes we take the time to concentrate on the subtleties of postures. This practice provides attention to the details that may get lost in Saturday’s flowing movement to allow improved transition, greater fluidity and reliance on technique over strength and flexibility. The physical stretching and holding demands a letting go on a physical and psychological level that invites the peace of mind that facilitates deeper meditation. We often incorporate a yin practice into this class, seated poses that we hold for a sustained length of time, allowing a greater opening into the joints. The last part of the class incorporates breath work (Pranayama), meditation and relaxation.
|Not running at present, but may start again later||Scotland Island Community Hall||$20 or $175 for a 10 pass card|
Vinyasa Yoga with Nadine O’Mara
Vinyasa yoga challenges both body and mind to allow you to reach a meditative state in breath and movement. It’s the perfect practice for new and experienced practitioners who relish a physical and mental challenge that builds inner and outer strength.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic form of asana formed around sun salutations. The postures (asanas) are practiced in a continuous sequence co-ordinated with the breath, that encourages a physical meditative state. Although the core movements remain consistent, each class incorporates new postures and new challenges. Vinyasa is a dynamic meditation that encourages self awareness and a here-and-now consciousness of body, mind and environment.
Autumn & winter terms: 9:00 – 10:15 am
Spring & summer terms: 8:30 – 9:45 am
|Scotland Island Community Hall||$22 or $195 for a 10 pass card|
newbies can try two classes for just $25
Benefits of yoga for kids include:
* reductions in stress, anxiety, and fatigue
* help kids sleep better
* improved concentration
* helping with asthma, ADHD, epilepsy & eating disorders
* greater sense of well being
* better ability to deal with conflict
* better able to handle negative thought
* positive improvements in communication skills
|5 pm – 6 pm|
Last class 2015 is December 1, resuming 2nd week of term 1
|Scotland Island Community Hall||Classes are by the term at $10 per child , with the first class free (kids can join at anytime).|
Dru Yoga with Katya Marden, accredited Dru Yoga teacher, insured with OAMPS
Dru yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft, flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation, and is suited for all levels of fitness. It is the “Yoga of the Heart”. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, it works on body, mind and spirit-improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and rejuvenating your whole being. Each class includes traditional pranayama (focus on breath), asanas (physical movement) and deep relaxation.
|Tuesday mornings 9.15-10.30 am||Scotland Island Community Hall||$20 or 4 lessons for $70|
Come join our Fun Fitness Bootcamp! Enjoy Super-Variety fitness sessions including: Weights, Boxing, Cross-fit, Intervals, Core work & Stretching etc.
Join AIF award winning Trainer Andy Derijk who has been featured on:
- TBL- The Biggest Loser
- Sunrise Breakfast show
- And trained celebrities including Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch & TV presenter James Mathison
All fitness levels welcome at our Bootcamp, plus Personal Training also available for tailor made sessions to achieve your fitness goals:
- Weight loss
- Increase Strength
- Build Lean muscle
- Get Healthier & Fitter for life!
We have a friendly fun group and your 1st Session is a FREE trial, come try before joining!!
Nia dance fitness classes with Mandy
Nia is “a low impact, barefoot, sensory-based, cardio movement class to music”.
Nia is a transformational movement practice anchored in body-centred awareness. It blends the latest mind body science with ancient wisdom and draws on the chemistry of nine movement forms: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Yoga, the Alexander Technique and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais®.
What to expect in a Nia class: The teacher guides you through the moves with no strict focus on technique other than to let your body feel the music and move in a way that feels right for you. Nia classes completely allow you to move at your own pace. No-one is pushing you to work harder, improve performance or force that stretch further. The movements are simple and repetitive on purpose, designed to relax and condition the body and bring up feelings of inner connection and joy.
Mandy has been practicing Nia for 6 years and is a Blue Belt Instructor. She’s an accredited Mindfulness, Meditation and Nia teacher and is passionate about sharing the joy of Nia. For more information email or call Mandy.
Mandy has been practicing Nia for 6 years and is a Blue Belt Instructor. She’s an accredited Mindfulness, Meditation and Nia teacher and is passionate about sharing the joy of Nia.
|7 pm Wednesdays||Scotland Island Community Hal||First Class Free|
Casual class: $20
10 class pass $170 (valid 6 months / and for Avalon classes)