with Silja Hesse + 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.
INTAKE 1: Wednesdays, Apr 24 - May 15, 6.15pm - 7.15pm (Registrations Open)
INTAKE 2: Tuesdays, Apr 30 - May 21, 7.30pm - 8.30pm (Registrations Open)
Investment: $135 +GST for full 4-week course
Yin + Myofascial Release: A Journey To The Deep
With Katrina Ellis
This workshop will introduce you to the self-care concept of myofascial release.
Fascia and Myofascia (fascia within the muscle) is a densely woven elastic type of connective tissue that supports most structures within the body. Restrictions in the fascia, that tightness or stiffness you feel, can be due to habitual patterns, repetitive movements, prolonged positioning or secondary to trauma, surgery or inflammation.
A combination of deep, nourishing yin yoga holds targeting the fascia and the application of myofascial release techniques, will help you to just-let-go. Using an array of props, you will explore your whole body, paying particular attention to common problem areas such as tightness or stiffness in the hips, shoulders and neck. We will also discuss how tension in our physical body can manifest from or contribute to a build-up of emotional tension.
If you’re seeking a deeper understanding of where you hold physical tension in your body and how to incorporate release techniques into your everyday practice, then this workshop is for you.
As our anatomy, physiology and needs are so different, we will go through a range of techniques, modifications and options to find what works best for you. Expect to feel the feels during this workshop, applying pressure to sensitive and vulnerable areas of the body can be quite an intense but deeply nourishing experience. Get ready to journey to the deep.
When: Saturday May 11, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Investment: $47.00 +GST
Kids yoga lessons are very active and will challenge your little ones balance, strength, flexibility, flow, creativity, attention, concentration, memory, mind, and a lot more! All the learning is done through stories to keep children intrigued and excited.
Our Kids Yoga Classes are a beautiful way to introduce the philosophy of yoga to your children. Specifically, our classes will teach your child:
About the asanas (postures)
How to understand, deepen and control their emotions
How to develop healthy relationships, with themselves and others
An early introduction to yoga, one that sparks imagination, focus and intrigue, is one of the greatest gifts we can offer to our children and our community.
When: Monday's, Jan 28 - April 01, 2019 4.30pm - 5.15pm (10 classes)
Investment: $165.00 +GST
With Ruth Morgan
Yoga helps teenagers deal with changing emotions, as well as physically nurturing the body's flexibility. It provides a safe, secure, non-competitive environment, a space of deep acceptance where diversity is valued and encouraged. It helps to build self-confidence and offers a framework for teens to see positive shifts, without the pressure of needing to change. It is a joyful space to 'be' and a chance for much needed relaxation. The yoga class is a wonderful platform for teens to work on self-acceptance, self-love and to generally make positive changes in their lives.
When: Tuesday's, Feb 05 - April 02, 2019, 4.30pm - 5.30pm (10 classes)
Investment: $165.00 +GST
With Jessica Dewar
This 4-Week Program will introduce you a to carefully designed yoga sequence that will aid your recovery and alleviate symptoms of back pain. We will also touch upon basic anatomy to help you understand why, where and how the low back can get injured, and how to prevent further injury in your yoga practice and day to day activities.
All students will also receive access to an online portal containing images and descriptions of all the poses you will learn in class to make sure you can maintain a daily practice at home for long term benefit and well-being.
When: Saturday’s, Mar 09 – Mar 30, 11.00am - 12.00pm
Investment: $149 +GST
With Jessica Dewar
Continuing on from the Beginners Yoga: 4-Week Intro Program, these next 4 weeks will work on the finer points of foundational postures, alignment and will begin to introduce some playful balancing poses.
You will learn techniques to develop upper body strength in preparation for stronger inversions and arm balances; practice healthy back bending poses to strengthen your back and explore poses that will help you to release tight hips. We will also practice meditation and learn basic breath control techniques (pranayama).
Level 2 students will complete their training feeling a deeper connection to the practice and an enhanced understanding of their physical and emotional selves.
*Students applying for the Beginners Yoga: Level 2 Program must have completed the Beginners Yoga: 4 Week Intro Program.
When: Wednesday's, Mar 13 - Apr 03, 6.15pm -7.15pm (Registrations Open)
Investment: $135 +GST for full 4 week course