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 Book an eight-wk SPRING Yoga Course  Buy a 5 or 10 class casual pass

YogaSphere offers a number of vinyasa-krama style yoga classes and courses, as well as private, one-on-one sessions and pre-organised, personal classes for specific groups.  From time to time we organise workshops and retreats, sometimes hosting other, experienced and well-known Australian teachers. At the moment we are also running some Dru Yoga classes. Dru is a gentle flowing style suitable for virtually anyone. All classes are held at our dedicated boutique-style yoga studio at 18 Melaleuca Drive, One Mile, near the beach, at Port Stephens. Be sure to have read all relevant information relating to class style before attending.  Classes always begin on time and it is important to arrive 10 minutes prior – particularly if are a new student. This gives you time to set up, relax and speak to the teacher if you need to.

Classes and workshops are only ever taught by dedicated, qualified and experienced yoga teachers with a thorough understanding of applicable anatomy and physiology. We can cater for most levels – beginners and more experienced yogis. You should also join us over the summer break for sunset yoga on Birubi Beach.

* You can pay by cash or card in class for all offerings, or you can purchase a block of classes online by clicking on one of the ticketing buttons on this page or via direct debit: BSB 012 767  Account: 2683 605 68

 

Nine-week courses $110*
Casual Classes $13/$15 (five-class pass = $65)*
Classes at Birubi Beach (Tuesdays 6-7pm (Jan school holidays ONLY, weather / availability depending) – $10, cash only. Check the Facebook page for last minute updates)
Private Sessions: – *from $95 (1.25 hr session) *subject to situation / class size

 


 

School Holiday Classes

Classes generally run to a different schedule during school holidays.  The calendar here is regularly updated with the latest information as is the Yogasphere Facebook page. Please forward me your email address if you would like to receive updates via email and I will pop you on the list to receive my newsletter. I promise to keep it relevant and not bombard your in-box – I understand how annoying that can be!

Important: which class is suitable for you?

Hatha Vinyasa-Krama (Nikki Shilling)

YogaSphere beginners/general group vinyasa-krama classes are suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness and range of movement. If you are not so fit and haven’t stretched for a while, please leave your ego at the door and come into class with an open mind, an open heart, patience and a willingness to be kind to yourself and your body! In these classes, we always start with an easier variation of a pose and sometimes optional “add-ons” are offered. Because every “body” is unique, some people may find that they need to modify some exercises and/or stick to the easier variations. It is extremely important that you always take responsibility for your own body. Competitiveness, pride and/or worrying about what others are doing means it can be hard to stay focussed on you! It is also important to note that these are group NOT  remedial classes and therefore not suitable for people with serious injuries or health conditions. Please call me to organise a private, one-on-one yoga therapy session if you are in a special condition or check out our slower “dru” style flowing yoga classes instead.

Classes are held at our dedicated yoga studio, 18 Melaleuca Drive, One Mile. Equipment, including mats and blankets are available to borrow. However, mats can be purchased for $25 and you are welcome to BYO everything!

Blocks/ courses are a perfect way to learn a bit more about yoga and to create a bit of discipline with your practise. We all get better at what we do regularly – doesn’t matter what it is – and you will be surprised at how quickly your strength, flexibility and range of movement increases. Importantly, you will actively notice your mind beginning to change for the better. For a beginner, by about week 4, you will notice that everything is starting to feel really good! Course price is low – to encourage your attendance. Generally cost is $110 for nine weeks of yoga if you book in at least a week early, $120 thereafter. I guarantee you will see and feel a difference in yourself after a minimum of four weeks of regular yoga!

NB: Before booking in to, to or attending any of our classes it is important you read and understand all the information including terms and conditions. Participants attending group classes need to be in good health. If you need special attention because you are suffering from a particular (non-life threatening) condition, it is important that you seek proper medical advice before perhaps organising a private class to work out a personal yoga therapy program.

Blocks/ courses are a perfect way to learn a bit more about yoga and to create a bit of discipline with your practice. We all get better at what we do regularly – doesn’t matter what it is – and you will be surprised at how quickly your strength, flexibility and range of movement increases. For a beginner, by about week 4, you will notice that things are starting to feel really good! Course price is low – to encourage you to come! Generally cost is $75 for six weeks of yoga if you book in at least a week early, $80 thereafter. I guarantee you will see and feel a difference in yourself after six weeks of regular yoga!

NB: Please be aware that a condition of booking in or attending these classes is making sure that you have read and understood all the information detailed here, including terms and conditions regarding make-up classes and class passes.

Spring Yoga –  Eight-wk Course Dates 2017, $100  (*no evening classes wk 23-27 October)

Are we here already? Of course you want to feel great for the Christmas season and have more energy and I’d love to see you in class! This session will be eight weeks. We’ll finish up the first week of December, just before things start to feel rushed. **Please also be aware that there will be no evening classes in what would have been week 3 as I will be away for a few days (23-27 October).

  • Monday 6.30-7.45pm – beg/gen, 9 October – 4 December
  • Tuesday 4.30-5.45pm –  beg/gen, 10 October – 5 December 17
  • Tuesday 6.30-7.45pm –beg/gen, 10 October – 5 December 17
  • Thursday 6.45-8.00pm – gen/int*, 12 October – 7 December 17

Classes are held at our dedicated AIR CONDITIONED / HEATED yoga studio, 18 Melaleuca Drive, One Mile. Equipment, including mats and blankets are available to borrow. I am afraid that due to freight and most yoga warehouses being in Melbourne, I am not stocking yoga mats at the moment to purchase. You are more than welcome to BYO everything!

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Class description:

Every “body” needs fluid, non-aggressive movement more than it needs static posture, over-tensing and over-stretching. YogaSphere beginners/general group vinyasa-krama classes are suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness and range of movement. If you are not so fit and haven’t stretched for a while, please leave your ego at the door and come into class with an open mind, an open heart, patience and a willingness to be kind to yourself and your body. In these classes, we always start with an easier variation of a pose and sometimes “add-ons” are offered. Because every “body” is unique, it may be necessary to modify some exercises and/or stick to the easier variations. It is extremely important that you always take responsibility for your own body. Competitiveness, pride and/or worrying about what others are doing means it can be hard to stay focussed on you! Group classes are not suitable for people with serious injuries or health conditions. Please contact me to organise a private, one-on-one yoga or exercise therapy session if you need help to manage or work through a special condition.

**General Intermediate level means the class moves slightly faster and may be a little more intense. Stronger versions of postures may be offered (albeit all optional). It assumes some knowledge and prior experience of yoga or reasonable level of fitness. You certainly don’t have to be a gymnast but you must be willing to modify and to work at your own level. An intermediate yogi is one who is content to practise easier variations with awareness, not the other way around.  Please contact me to discuss if you are not sure.

Book a 9-wk Summer/Autumn Yoga course  Buy a 5 class casual pass

 


 

What to bring

All equipment is available to borrow at the One Mile yoga studio. Mats and bolsters can also be purchased. It is preferable to bring a towel rather than a mat to the beach class. You might want to bring a bottle of water and a towel to class if you tend to sweat heavily.

Why We do course blocks

Doing a set of classes in a block is a perfect way to learn a bit more about yoga and, perhaps, more importantly, to begin to incorporate regular practice into your life as part of an overall healthy routine. Yoga is a massive lifestyle philosophy that actually has nothing to do with being bendy, strong or perfecting poses. It does however have lots to do with commitment and attitude. Positive transformation generally unfolds over time if we are at least consistent with our healthy lifestyle habits (and not too hard on ourselves!). In the end, we all get better at what we do regularly – doesn’t matter what it is – and you will be surprised at how quickly your strength, flexibility and range of movement increases. But that’s just physical stuff. On a physiological level, as a beginner, by about week 4 perhaps, you will be sleeping better, have better focus and concentration and should be feeling so much more relaxed. Your circulation, digestion and organ health generally will improve – the stuff you can’t see! I try to keep the course price low – to encourage you to come. Generally the cost is $70 if you book in at least a week early and $75 thereafter. I guarantee you will see and feel a difference in yourself after six weeks of regular classes!

Important Pre-requisite…
A condition of booking in is that you have read and understood the class description to make sure the class style and level is appropriate for you.


 Private classes

General group classes may not be suitable for every “body”. If you know that you need special attention, perhaps because you are rehabilitating and/or have a musculo-skeletal injury or other health condition, you will need to speak to your doctor first and maybe organise a private, remedial type class. You can also organise a private class if you would like to try yoga but you are not sure what to expect. Private classes can be arranged for one person, for a small group or for corporate groups. Please contact me for more information (from $95 per 1.25 hr session).

Create your own Retreat or Workshop Program!

We are happy to put together a retreat style program for you and some friends or colleagues if you are visiting the Bay and would like to do something different that involves some planned activities. We can completely tailor this for your needs. For example, it could involve one yoga class or more, one whole day or more – whatever you would like. We can also organise massages or beauty treatments, accommodation for you in the local area, paddle boarding or even a surf lesson for your group. Other options include workshop demonstrations (and we have a few options to consider) so please call to chat!)

Tailored programs and health coaching

Specifically tailored, lifestyle programs – including health coaching and nutrition advice – based on the remedial aspects of “yoga chikitsa” (yoga therapy) are also available.

FOR TERMS & CONDITIONS PLEASE SEE “GENERAL TIMETABLE” 

 

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