Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions 2018-01-08T16:26:45+00:00

Your Yoga practice starts with listening to your body (your internal teacher) and working to whatever limitations are presenting themselves each time you practice. We offer a variety of classes to give you a choice of either a flowing stronger class or something slower with more time for a deeper stretch. Having a combination of the two during the week will help to bring you back to balance. If you have never done yoga before then it is recommended to start with any of the Slow Deep Stretch, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Rest and Restore classes.

For those new to Yoga please note that the Classes below are listed in order from a gentle deep stretch, to a stronger advanced practice.  

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga postures (asanas) are held for slightly longer periods then the other classes targeting the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine as well as the connective tissues surrounding the muscles and joints for a greater increase of blood flow to nourish and rejuvenate. When your body stops moving the muscles, even the mind, can relax. A perfect balance to the stronger (yang) practices or fast paced lifestyles. Slowing down we pay more attention preventing physical and mental exhaustion. A complimentary class for all athletes or anyone with tight sore bodies. Expect deep hip, back and leg openings with longer holds to gain strength and increased mobility.

Suitable for Students new to yoga, mature aged, or after a slower paced class. Perfect if you know your body is tight or do a lot of strength work.  

FLOW TO RESTORE

Flow to Restore is a mixed class starting with gentle movements to warm and unwind. It also includes supported postures by using bolsters, blankets and blocks that promote deep relaxation, and rejuvenate the nervous system for deeper release of your muscles and rest for your mind.  This meditative practice cultivates a necessary balance between body and mind while dissolving physical and mental tension. Expect to leave feeling delightfully relaxed, renewed, and restored

Suitable for students New to Yoga, mature aged, or after a slower paced restorative class.  

GENTLE YOGA

Gentle classes are therapeutic and soothing to the soul. Practiced primarily on the floor, poses are deliberate and unhurried, and are not physically demanding. Especially supportive of students who are dealing with stress or injured.

Suitable for students of all levels, New to Yoga, mature aged, or after a slower paced class. 

SLOW DEEP STRETCH

Slowing down the flow can help you maintain control of your breath, build determination, and intensify your practice.  A smooth linking of unhurried breath with movement, intensified by mindfully holding postures for several breaths, awakening your body and clearing your mind.  Explore the details of each posture at a comfortable pace to allow your body to deepen into a stretch or pause in a strength-building pose. This helps to gain strength and increased mobility.  Get into the rhythm of this truly invigorating class and find true balance in this moving meditation.

Suitable for students New to Yoga, mature aged, or after a slower paced class. You don’t have to be a beginner to benefit from the slower gentle movements.

REBALANCE AND REFRESH

Rebalance and Refresh is an invigorating class blending dynamic movement sequences incorporating breath and your intention. followed by a meditation to rebalance, calm and nourish the mind and body. An excellent way to start your day. Suitable for anyone with a curiosity to explore, energise and balance one’s body-mind; an effective and exploratory introduction to help one find spaciousness (within) amidst their everyday busyness.

Mixed level class suitable for students New to Yoga and mature aged.  

HATHA YOGA/ HATHA BALANCE

Utilising more traditional yoga poses that will tend towards longer holds, mindful sequences with a moderate flow and some stillness between poses for integration. Some pranayama (breath work), meditation and Bandhas (locks) may be included. This class is conditioning and strengthening whilst creative and playful, aiming to bring balance to mind, body and soul.

Suitable for Students new to yoga, mature aged, or after a slower paced but strength building class. 

MINDFUL MOVEMENTS

Is an education based practice where you will learn more about your own body and how to better move it! The classes are part anatomy and functionality, energy movement, breath work and meditation. Expect to be physically challenged in a safe environment as you learn to unravel your own particular movement habits and create a harmony

Suitable for Students new to yoga, mature aged, or after a slower paced class. You don’t have to be a beginner to benefit from the slower gentle movements

STRENGHT IN MOTION

This class is all about building strength in the body. Learning how to create strong, stable joints by opening up the body to a variety of movements. The class will start slowly with awareness-building around the structures of the body that will be focused on. Progressively more challenging positions and movements will be introduced, aiming to stimulate the focal point. Anyone can do this class! There will always be variations and options to rest if needed.

Students would need to have some yoga experience or regularly partake in other physical activities. Students that are comfortable and confident to self adjust their own practice are also able to attend this class.

SLOW FLOW

Taking our popular Vinyasa flow and slowing things down.  Still the lovely synchronicity of movement with breath that helps to generate warmth into our bodies, but slowed down to savour and explore the benefits of each posture.  These classes are gently energising, while building strength and flexibility.  Suitable to all levels with variations and modifications offered throughout the class to support those newer to this style.

Some yoga experience is ideal but students that are comfortable and confident to self adjust their own practice would be able to attend this class.

ALIGN AND FLOW

A bit of alignment and a bit more flow. We move and breathe, taking time to pause and feel; observe and adjust. Align and Flow moves through the postures progressively and mindfully with breath. Longer holds in poses complimented with active alignment cues alignment in postures. This practice builds strength, flexibility and concentration.

Some yoga experience is ideal but students that are comfortable and confident to self adjust their own practice would be able to attend this class.

ALIGN AND FLOW Level 2

Align and Flow level 2 offers stronger variations of yoga postures in an intelligent sequence to strengthen and warm your body. Moving through the postures progressively and mindfully with breath, slowed down to focus on alignment in postures. This practice builds strength, flexibility and concentration. A flowing class focusing on breath linked with movement with a strong focus on alignment to create a safe class that is strengthening and energising.  Students that are comfortable and confident to self adjust their own practice are also able to attend this class.

Students would need to have been practicing yoga or regularly partake in other physical activities.  More advanced postures offered.

ORGANIC FLOW

Wellbeing Flow is a mindful practice incorporating pranayama, dynamic movement, and moments of stillness. To open our bodies, connect with our hearts, and focus our minds. Releasing outer strength and vitality, and encouraging inner wisdom and a deep sense of peace.

Students would need to have been practicing yoga or regularly partake in other physical activities.  More advanced postures offered.

VINYASA

Vinyasa Flow moves through the postures progressively with an emphasis on uniting mindful movements with breath. Variations of yoga postures offered in an intelligent sequence to generate warmth in your body. This practice builds strength, flexibility and concentration.

Students would need to have some yoga experience or regularly partake in other physical activities. Students that are comfortable and confident to self adjust their own practice are also able to attend this class.

ASHTANGA

A series of poses executed in swift succession combined with deep, controlled breathing. It is intended to realign the spine, detoxify the body, and build strength, flexibility, and stamina. Beginning with sun salutations to warm your body then moving on to standing poses, seated poses, inversions, and backbends before relaxation. These classes are taught with variations to each posture to suit all levels of experience.

Students would need to have some yoga experience or regularly partake in other physical activities. Students that are comfortable and confident to self adjust their own practice are also able to attend this class.

 

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PRIVATE CLASSES

For either one-on-one, or in small groups up to 3 people. Private Yoga Classes offer individual attention, continual adjustments and alignment corrections to suit your individual body type. Helping gain strength and flexibility faster and safely. Great if you are new to yoga or serious about taking your practice to new level physically, mentally or spiritually. Contact studio for available times.

These classes are perfect in providing you with an appropriate personal yoga practice so that you can enjoy optimal health and vitality -and enjoy your life more in every way. Tanya Zappala has the qualifications and experience required for designing a practice that is just right for you.

Every person is different. Needs vary between individuals and according to life situations. Tanya’s passion is to make Yoga accessible to everyone, from inflexible office workers to injured athletes and pre- or post-natal ladies, and give you the right Yoga in all stages of your life. You can have the luxury of undivided attention in one-on-one lessons, or get a few friends together for group sessions. All Private yoga classes, be they one-on-one or in a group, are tailor-made to be just right for you. Tanya takes into account your body type, age and health.

You can have classes in the comfort and convenience of your home or office or at our studio outside of class times. Perfect for friends wanting to do classes together and share the cost. A meeting or conference room is generally perfect for this purpose. A large living area or terrace can serve as a suitable space in your home.