Yoga to Nurture body, mind, & Soul
The Yoga studio is currently ONLINE and streaming live via Zoom.
Classes designed for women and those identifying as women. All body shapes and sizes and flexibility levels are very welcome here.
If you have been experiencing anxiety, depression, depletion, stress, tiredness or any combination, you are very welcome here.
Suggested equipment – a yoga mat, and a blanket (3 or more blankets for the Restorative and Yoga Nidra classes). It’s not essential, but if you have your own props such as a bolster, yoga blocks, eye-pillow, cushions – great!
YES, it’s totally fine if you have no Yoga experience!
NO, you are never too inflexible for Yoga!
Online Group classes – Term 4A of 2020
5 week term – Monday 5th October to Tuesday 10th November*
Monday 10 am Restorative Yoga class
Monday 8 pm Yoga Nidra class
Tuesday 8 pm Hatha Yoga class
Thursday 10 am Hatha Yoga class
Friday 10 am Yoga Nidra class
*No classes on Monday 2nd November & Tuesday 3rd November.
Because the classes are currently all online, when you book for the term, you can join any of the classes during that 5 weeks. Each class duration will be approx. 60 – 70 minutes.
Hatha yoga includes Asana (the physical yoga postures) as well as many other Yogic practices including Pranayma (Yogic breathing), Mudra (gestures), Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation), and Meditation practices.
With regards to the physical yoga postures and practices, the class is a combination of slow mindful movement to warm and open, gentle stretching poses, strengthening practices, balancing practices, as well as Restorative Yoga for stillness and rest. There are many options are provided throughout each class, and students are encouraged to practice in a way that is most suitable and kind for themselves.
Classes are breath-centred and encourage mindfulness and present moment awareness.
YOGA NIDRA CLASS
This class is designed with gentleness, restoration, relaxation and mindfulness in mind. Yoga Nidra is an ancient Yogic practice, which translates as ‘Yogic Sleep’.
We practice Hatha Yoga to begin class, then a guided deep relaxation practice lying in Shavasana (supine) for 30 minutes, and finishing with Meditation.
There are many options to assist those with injuries or medical conditions. For example the relaxation practice can be done sitting rather than lying down, or the seated meditation practice can be done lying down. Also the Hatha practice can be modified for the individual needs of the student. There are Yoga bolsters and other props that can be used to assist each student to be comfortable.
If you are learning to meditate or wish to deepen your meditation practice, this class is ideal for you, as the Yoga Nidra practice is deeply relaxing for the body and has a flow-on effect to bring quiet to the mind and emotions.
It’s also a perfect class for people experiencing stress, tension, or anxiety, and those wishing to learn techniques to calm body and mind.
This class can also help people recovering from illness or injury, as relaxing the body and quieting thoughts and emotions can greatly assist the healing process.
RESTORATIVE YOGA & MEDITATION
Restorative Yoga is a calming and meditative practice. It is about stillness, and quiet, and turning the senses within. The practice of Restorative Yoga provides space for your body and mind to return to balance. Gently release tension, and allow a softening to calm your nervous system. With the use of Yoga bolsters, blankets, and other yoga props, your body will be supported to find a place of comfort and ease.
The poses in Restorative Yoga are held for a length of time, allowing for rest and quiet within present moment awareness.
If you love the final resting pose in most general yoga classes, Shavasana, you will love the practice of Restorative Yoga. If you have a busy life and you crave stillness and quiet, then this practice is ideal for you.
Also wonderful for those healing from injury, illness, stress or anxiety. Excellent as ‘self care’.
One-on-one Online sessions
You may wish to book * Private Lessons * tailored to your individual needs.
For information on Private Lessons, please read more here.
Terms & Conditions
Payments are non-refundable. Payments are not transferable to a future date.
You are not permitted to share the zoom log-in code with any other person. You are not permitted to record or reproduce or distribute any livestream session.
Karen holds the right to cancel or reschedule any classes or sessions.