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*****Classes during the time of Covoid 19…*****
Yogis, please be aware that despite the fact that we cannot mingle, we are running our classes as per our usual schedule – except, we are live-streaming from the studio on YouTube during these strange times! You are welcome to join us from next term. There will be payment options to suit most. Please email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, subscribe to my newsletter for regular updates or simply book yourself in.
Instead of casual passes for next term, I am proposing a one-off fee for all students for the entire 10 weeks to make it simple. This will give you access to five live classes that you will also be able to catch up on within a time frame, should you miss your preferred option.
Fee for Our Live Class Program
I understand that many people are worried about their jobs or may not be working due to the crisis. As such, I am giving you the option to PAY WHAT YOU CAN for the next term. The suggested fee is $100 for the entire term (with an option to pay half now, half later), five classes per week. If you feel you can afford to pay what you usually pay ($140 plus for the term), we are very grateful. If you want to practise with us but financially you can only make a small donation instead at the moment, please contact me to register your details and pay what you can via direct debit (see above). We simply ask that you please pay it forward when you can.
Our next Yoga Course Sessions begin directly after the Easter School Holidays. 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 Two 2020, AUTUMN Yoga – 10-wk Live Online Vinyasa-Krama Classes & Courses.
We KNOW and UNDERSTAND what we do and why it is we do it! Consistency is the key.
Monday 9.30-10.45am – beg/gen, 27 April-29 June
Monday, 6.30-7.45pm – beg/gen, 27 April-29 June
Tuesday 4.30-5.45pm – beg/gen, 28 April- 30 June
Thursday -10.00-11.15am – beg/gen 30 April -2 July
Thursday 6.30-7.45pm – beg/gen 30 April -2 July
I am PASSIONATE about the benefits of 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)
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, you are welcome to BYO everything.
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.
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 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 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. You can also organise a private class if you would like to try yoga but you are not sure what to expect. Private classes VIA ZOOM AT THE MOMENT 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 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”