Yoga Style

Hatha Yoga

My aim is to teach the ancient art of yoga within a relaxed modern environment. My Naturopathic background has given me a deep sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology which enables me to guide you safely through your yoga practice regardless of your level, injuries, or illnesses. Coupling this with the small class size you will receive dedicated attention to achieve your goals.  The classes integrate the practice of asanas (yoga postures) with an emphasis on physical postural alignment, breathing techniques (pranayama), and relaxation (savasana). The postures are held for slightly longer, to allow a deeper opening in the facia, connective tissue and to stabilise the joints. With regular practice, it enables you to build strength and stamina, improve flexibility and foster peace and contentment.

The style is Classical Hatha Yoga, which first evolved thousands of years ago. It includes physical yoga postures, focus on the breath, relaxation and meditation. These traditional physical postures known as asanas, were designed to open the many channels within the body creating balance, whilst allowing you to bring your attention to the breath and ease the fluctuations of the mind.  Hatha Yoga offers a key to remain centred amidst the turbulence of every day life; and, over time as you progress you come to understand that the essence of yoga is about deepening and understanding the interconnectedness of our mind, body and spirit.

Express Yoga Classes encompasses all of the above within a shorter time frame. It allows you to participate in a yoga class when you have limited time. It may also be suitable for children over the age 12 years, if they can focus comfortably within this time frame.

All the classes are multi-level which is suitable for both beginners and experienced students, with various postural options provided for each individual if needed.

  • The focus is on small-personalised classes with a maximum of seven students.
  • All equipment is provided and is either eco friendly or organic. The room itself is environmentally friendly, with low VOC paint, bamboo floors, with a focus on reduced toxins and allergens.
  • Blocks, belts, blankets and bolsters are available to be used to support and modify postures safely. Eye bags are provided to deepen your relaxation in savasana.

The greater level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy & joyful life. – Dalai Lama

Pregnancy Yoga

During pregnancy a woman experiences enormous physical, emotional & spiritual changes that prepare her to create & birth another life.

Yoga is a wonderful way of becoming in tune with your body & the development of the growing child within. This specialised class places emphasis on movement, breathing & meditation for the pregnant mother.

  • Yoga asanas (postures) gently work on the physical body, enhancing strength, flexibility & stamina in preparation for childbirth.
  • Focus is directed toward all areas of the body especially the reproductive system, by strengthening muscles & correcting posture.
  • Pranayama (breathing) techniques ensure the optimum level of blood & nutrients are directed toward you & your developing baby.
  • Deepening the breath enhances energy levels & facilitates childbirth.
  • Meditation moves you into the depths of stillness & allows you to connect intuitively with your baby, it also heightens mental clarity & enhances your ability to deal with the emotional challenges associated with pregnancy.

Every time I walk into Alison’s class I feel as though I am stepping off the world onto a cloud for an hour. The atmosphere Alison creates is beautiful- the music, the surroundings, her beautiful soft voice and of course the amazing yoga. – Jenny Chapman

Mum & Bub Yoga

Mum & Bub Yoga is a postnatal class to assist your body to regain strength & tone, while balancing your physical & emotional needs after your birth. Focusing on improving posture, building core strength, strengthening the pelvic floor, alleviating tension in the shoulders & neck & reducing anxiety & stress.

Baby yoga is an important part of the class where the emphasis is placed solely on your baby. It involves fun activities & songs that increase your baby’s mental & physical development.

This is a relaxed class involving your baby to enhance your bond in a supportive environment with other new mothers & babies. Suggested-4- 6 weeks after an unassisted birth or, 8-12 weeks after a caesarean birth. Suitable for babies up to active crawling.

Kid’s Yoga

Kids Yoga is a specialized class allowing children to participate in a positive group environment while having lots of fun. Creativity and inspiration are developed, which enable children to practice yoga postures at an appropriate level. Games are played and songs are sung, all encompassing yoga philosophy.

Benefits

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Promotes focus & concentration
  • Awakens creativity
  • Develops strength, fitness & balance
  • Soothes emotions- removing anxiety
  • Encourages awareness of spirit
  • Promotes self-discipline
  • Helps achieve good posture & supple muscles
  • Encourages participation & group activities
  • Improves internal health & vitality
  • Balances hormones
  • Helps children sleep & rest
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