Beginners and Experienced Beginners’ Classes
These classes are designed to introduce the basics of yoga, including standing poses, forward bends, twists, basic backbends, and the preparation of basic inverted poses, when students are ready.
Assist students to go deeper into their practice, developing a more refined knowledge of each asana including the breath and how it relates to your overall well-being.
Prana, mostly translated as breath, meaning respiration is also used in conjunction with vital energy and life force. Pranayama is the art and technique of directly the breath, regulating the flow of energy, while deepening your inner awareness towards meditation. Ayama means length, expansion, stretching or restraint. Pranayama is the extension of breath and its control. Control refers to inhalation or inspiration, retention or holding the breath and finally exhalation, emptying the lungs. Pranayama is thus the science of the breath, through experience and practical knowledge.
It is said the yogi’s life is not measured by the number of days but the number of breaths.
Learning and following these rhythmic patterns will help one strengthen the respiratory system, and soothe the nervous system creating a deep sense of health and well-being.
Practicing Pranayama is know to help control the mind and its constant movement. This is not taught to beginners as it takes time to develop the awareness and sensitivity that is required.
These classes will focus on a particular theme which could be over 2-3 hours, one day or over a weekend. The scheduled dates will be announced periodically throughout the year.
Each workshop will have a specific focus, including themes such as: Yoga for Healthy Backs, Yoga for Shoulders,Hips and Knees, Yoga with Ropes, Pranayama, Yoga for Golfers and Surfers and Learning to Develop a Home Practice.