Vinyasa-Krama Yoga 9-wk course; SUMMER, Gen Lv (Term 1, 2021)
February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Our group classes consist of carefully thought out therapeutic “vinyasa-krama” sequences that, with regular attendance, will enhance and improve focus, strength, flexibility, range of movement and balance, as well as breathing and postural awareness. These classes are levelled somewhere “in the middle”. We continually offer adaptations and modifications when necessary or where suitable; in other words, “add-ons” or easier options. Our movements and exercises are based on traditional Yoga postures, adjusted to suit the modern body, and combined with modern, science-based, exercise physiology. It’s a system that will greatly enhance the health of your nervous system – provided you listen carefully to the teacher!
Group classes are suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness and range of movement. This class assumes a little bit of prior experience if possible. Talk to me if you are not sure. 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 pay attention to and be kind to your body/mind! 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 rather than remedial classes and therefore not suitable for people with serious injuries or health condition.
Please note that our gen/intermediate yoga course has very little to do with the practise offered – which is safe and pretty much the same in each class. The description has more to do with the requirement that you understand your body, are mindful of your ego and know how and when to modify if necessary without constant instruction or warnings.