Richmond - Upcoming Workshops

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Beginners Yoga: 4-Week Intro Program

With Jessica Dewar & Poppy Cracknell

Jessica Dewar Yoga’s Beginners Yoga: 4-Week Intro Program is a dynamic, detailed and exciting course for anyone interested in beginning their journey with yoga. It is also the perfect opportunity for current yoga students to deepen and expand their practice. Drawing upon the passion, skills and expertise of our senior teachers, you will be taught to practice yoga with clarity, energy and confidence.

Students can expect individual attention, personal development, mentoring and assistance from experienced and conscientious teachers; a strong foundation in yoga asana (postures) and an introduction to yoga philosophy.

Each course runs for 4 weeks over which the basic yoga postures will be introduced and consolidated. On completion of the course students will feel confident to continue with weekly group classes. For more information about what to expect, see Beginners Yoga.

When: Tuesdays, Jul 09 - Jul 30, 6.15pm - 7.15pm (FULL)
Investment: $135 +GST for full 4-week course

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Jessica Dewar

Nurture your body, mind, and soul with an afternoon of profound relaxation and stillness through restorative yoga

During this 2 hour session, you will be guided using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to assist in bringing your body into a state of complete relaxation. You will learn to comfortably maintain variations in asana over longer periods of time (between 5 - 15 minutes). Developed in combination with deep restorative breathing, this practice will help you to let go physically, emotionally, and mentally to replenish your energy levels.

The profound state of relaxation we enter during a restorative yoga session calms the nervous system, balances our heart rate, and regulates the functioning of our internal organs. It helps to reduce symptoms of depression, chronic fatigue and anxiety, and can improve sleep patterns.

When: Saturday, Sept 14, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Investment: $39 +GST

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Yoga Inversions for Beginners: Face your fears and learn how to practice Sirsasana & Sarvangasana safely

with Jessica Dewar

A yoga practice without inversions is like coffee without coffee beans — the essence is missing. Inversions set yoga apart from other physical disciplines. Inversions are fundamental to a balanced yoga practice, but often our fear stops us from trying.

Why are inversions important?

  • Psychologically, they teach us to see from other perspectives

  • Emotionally, they guide the energy of the pelvis (an energy of creation and personal power) toward the heart, igniting self-exploration and growth

  • Physically, they strengthen the immune and endocrine systems, nourishing the brain and stimulating organs

Sirasasana (head stand) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) are believed to be the king and queen of all asanas. In essence, Sirsasana improves our focus and promotes action, while Sarvangasana brings calm and receptivity. And these poses must be practiced together to bring balance to the body and mind.

To experience the profound benefits, and to prevent injury, it's essential to learn the correct setup and alignment for each pose.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Key techniques to practice that will strengthen your core, neck and shoulders in preparation for ‘the lift’

  • Step by step how to mount and dismount Sirsasana and Sarvangasana safely

  • How to practice without the need for any props

  • When to include these poses into your daily practice

  • Common mistakes to watch out for

I practice both poses every day and recommend my students do the same. This workshop will help you to build confidence, strength and grace in both poses. And if you take the time to master them, you will reap their benefits for the rest of your life.

When: Saturday, Oct 12, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Investment: $37 +GST