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: These 90 minute classes make up the bulk of our timetable & 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 & Tuesdays 6.15pm & 8pm, Thursdays 9.30am
Mild Flow: Also 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. Tuesdays 10am, Wednesday & Thursdays 6.15pm
Movement & Meditation: 90 minutes of gentle movement with mindfulness meditations sprinkled throughout the class. Includes floor warm ups, short Qi Gong/Tai Chi sequences, breathing practices, use of acupressure points
yoga postures & long yin cool downs & yoga nidra to deeply rest the body, mind & bring balance & peace. Taught by Jen. Mondays 10am
Stress Relief: A 60 minute, easy going class ideal for those who
may be a bit nervous about trying yoga for the first time.
Gentle & accessible, this class is a shorter, slightly easier version, of our functional movement classes, with an emphasis on relaxing. Taught by Mandy Wednesdays 10am & Saturdays 9.30am
Classical: A 90 minute class with a gentle traditional approach to body alignment and breath work. They include mental and spiritual components and elements of yoga philosophy. Pranayama (energy breath work), quiet focus, meditation and asana (the postures) are all included in these classes. Taught by Laura & Sue Thursdays 8pm & Fridays 9.30am
Stretch & Move: A 60 minute, early morning class with an emphasis on mobility, flexibility & release. This class includes stretching, strengthening & sequences for a morning wake up. It's designed to enhance vitality & provide a gentle wake to help you start the day calm and focused. Taught by Mandy. Thurs. 7.15am only.
Core & Stability: A 45 minute class focusing on strengthening skeletal muscles and stabilizing joints. Using yoga techniques and fit-balls this class is recommended as an addition to your normal yoga class
but can also be attended as a stand alone class. 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 11 students per class to comply with Covid restrictions.