The Yoga Balance style is best described as a general hatha yoga class with multiple yoga style influences.
We do not offer advanced classes.
Stretching and warm ups, breathing and relaxation are given equal standing to the traditional yoga postures and sequences.
Classes are taught in a relaxed fluid manner, through pre-pose, pose and counter-pose.
Students are encouraged to listen to their bodies and work within their own comfort levels at all times, making the classes ideal for people new to yoga as well as those with more experience.
Emphasis is placed on the process, the journey and the rewards discovered along the way rather than the achievement of esoteric ideals. Yoga is seen as a means of bringing balance to the challenges of today's lifestyles.
Functional Movement 90: These 90 minute classes are suitable for most people, including beginners. They include postures for stretching, strengthening & mobility & breathing & relaxation techniques. There is an emphasis on anatomy, bio-mechanics and awareness of movement patterns, all within the yoga context. Releasing tension, improving mobility and ease and relaxation are key aims. Taught by Mandy. Monday 6.15pm, Tuesday 6.15pm & Thursday 9.30am
Functional Movement 60: These classes are a shorter version of our Functional Movement 90 classes. They are an easy going class ideal for those who may be a bit nervous about trying yoga for the first time. Taught by Mandy Monday 8pm, Tuesday 8pm, Wednesday 10am, Thursday 7.15am & Saturday 9.30am.
Mild Flow: 90 minutes, these classes use yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. They regulate Chi and use movement to balance meridian lines. Classes always contain options suitable for beginners as well as more advanced students, paying attention to the individual needs of each student. Taught by Jen and Natja. Tuesday 10am & Thursday 6.15pm
Restorative: A 60 minute, gentle, relaxing class using slow movement & restful poses to release tension, relieve stress, rejuvenate & restore balance Taught by Laura Thursdays 8pm only.
General Hatha: Another 90 minute class with a gentle traditional approach to body alignment and breath work. Includes mental & spiritual components & elements of yoga philosophy. Pranayama (energy breath work), quiet focus, meditation & asana (the postures) are all included in these classes. Taught by Sue Wed 6.15pm & Friday 9.30am
Core & Stability: A 45 minute class focusing on strengthening skeletal muscles and stabilizing joints. Combining deep stretches & strengthening exercises, this class is recommended as an addition to your normal yoga class but can also be attended as a stand alone. Relaxation is not included. Taught by Mandy Wed. 9.00am only.
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Yoga Balance strives to create a non-competitive, enjoyable experience.
We aim simply to have you feeling better when you leave, than you did when you arrived.
The studio is air conditioned & carpeted with a toilet/change-room.
All mats, blankets & other props are provided. Although we encourage students to bring any of their own equipment that they can.
There is an absolute maximum of 12 students per class as we maintain Covid social distancing guidelines.