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(*scroll down for Term 3 course dates)
Yogis, as I edit this website, many restrictions have lifted and Yoga studios and gyms have reopened with conditions.
We will be back in our studio for face-to-face classes at the beginning of Term 3, when I am hopeful that things will have moved on again and we can more or less go “back to normal”. However, bearing in mind what is happening in Victoria at the moment, please do know that I will happily refund, defer your payment or offer you an online alternative (this will be your choice) should things get serious Covid-wise in NSW again.
To all those who joined me near and far for online classes last term, I thank you and aim to continue with online – albeit (hopefully!), just one class per week right now!
For everyone else, I do hope you will join me in the studio.
Our next Yoga Course Sessions (Term 3, 2020) begin Monday 20th July. Scroll down for more.
Would you like to try yoga taught from a more natural but yet modern perspective? A style that accepts your Western body is different from a traditional, original yoga body? A sequence that works WITH your nervous system, not against it? YogaSphere offers a number of Hatha Vinyasa-krama style classes and courses, as well as private, one-on-one coaching sessions and pre-organised, personal group classes. Now and again, we offer specific workshops and yoga immersions. Krama means “steps” and our sequences are intelligently designed from an applied anatomical and physiological perspective. This means that each posture and exercise organically preps the body for the next pose or dynamic exercise by releasing specific muscles. Provided you pay attention, do not exceed your limitations or buy into thoughts of competitiveness, you will discover that in time, your muscles have lengthened without painful and dangerous feelings of “stretch” and you have become stronger without as much effort or physical tension. Over time, your movements will become more fluid, you will sleep more restfully and even without “aerobics”, you may still end up fitter than many of your friends. This is Vinaysa-Krama Yoga.
Term Three 2020, Winter Yoga – 10-wk Vinyasa-Krama Classes & Courses.
We KNOW and UNDERSTAND what we do and why it is we do it! Consistency is the key.
Monday, 9.30-10.45pm – beg/gen, 20 July-21 September CASUAL, DROP IN
Monday, 6.30-7.45pm – beg/gen COURSE, 20 July-21 September – book
Tuesday 4.30-5.45pm – beg/gen COURSE, 21 July-22 September – book
Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm – gen ONLINE LIVE & RECORDED, 21 July-22 September – book *
Thursday 10.00-11am – beg/gen 23 July-24 September CASUAL, DROP IN
Thursday 6.30-7.45pm – gen COURSE 23 July-24 September – book
- The online class will be recorded live Tuesday evenings 6.15-7.15pm.
- “Attendees” can practise the class live or watch the recording which will be available for five days.
- On-line only is $100 for the term
- Anyone who books in to two or more Face to Face Yoga courses will have access to the online recording for a one-off extra fee of $30.
I am PASSIONATE about this style of yoga and how the benefits unfold over the longterm. However, I get that signing up for a whole term can feel like a BIG decision! Therefore, I will happily REFUND your money if, once the course finishes, following regular, WEEKLY attendance, you truly feel as if there is absolutely nothing positive to report.
*NB: Important: A condition of booking in or attending these classes whether online or face to face is making sure that you have read and understood all the information detailed here. This includes the style of class and suitability as well as terms and conditions regarding make-up classes and class passes.
Important: which class is suitable for you?
Vinyasa-Krama (Nikki Shilling)
- It is really important that you understand the nature of the Vinyasa-Krama style before turning up or booking in. You must be able to get up and down off the floor reasonably quickly, as well as being able to do things like get in and out of bed and walk up and down stairs with ease.
- These classes are group sessions. They are GENERAL and of course offer GENERAL therapeutic benefits for MOST people. However, you are unlikely to receive special attention. Yoga therapy sessions for specific needs are extremely useful but only available one-on-one.
- If you have not thought about your body for a while, you may find it takes a few weeks for the mind/body connection (somatic awareness) to kick back in. You might find it difficult at first to interpret the verbal and visual instructions. Be patient and careful, but please do not give up. This is a valuable part of the practice that will serve you health-wise. Body/mind awareness offers you immense tools for understanding, self-healing and avoiding non-serious ailments.
Classes are held at our dedicated yoga studio, 18 Melaleuca Drive, One Mile. Equipment, including mats and blankets are available to borrow. However, you are welcome to BYO everything.
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.
Why Do A Course Block?
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 multiple course prices low – to encourage you to come. I guarantee you will see and feel a difference in yourself after six weeks of regular classes!
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 sessions, Yoga Therapy, Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coaching, Healthy “Hens” & More..
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.
Private classes for singles or groups can also be arranged for:
- Beginner Yogis
- Yoga Coaching
- Low impact gentle movement programs for health & mobility
- Beginner Teachers – Mentoring & Education
- Relaxation, Meditation and/or Pranayama
- Corporate groups, friends, Hens – for fun and connection
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 yoga, health and life coaching as well as nutritional advice – based on the remedial aspects of “yoga chikitsa” (yoga therapy) are also available.
FOR TERMS & CONDITIONS PLEASE SEE “GENERAL TIMETABLE”