FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA
Join Melissa Wheeler (and Stef Galliero in Feb) for this alignment-based, gentle workshop by the river to prepare you for yoga classes and a healthier life. This drop-in class is for anyone wishing to revisit the foundations of Pathanjali's teachings of Yoga.
Melissa and Stef will start you off at an easy pace to aid you through the Foundational poses in a way that is compassionate to your body. This is of particular importance when first learning or returning to yoga after some time away. The cues and instructions offer yoga in an consensual way, inviting you to access ways to explore your body without projecting a yoga experience on you.
Breathe in and out by the river, with the sun drifting off to your left. Feel your worries melt away as you reach Shavasana and complete relaxation. As with all our classes, spare yoga mats are accessible when reserving below.
This popular, 75 minute class gives you the mid-week connection with nature, self and others, whilst practicing the foundation asanas of Hatha to firm up your Vinyasa practice. Join Matthew Yap (RYT) for weekly yoga training to prepare you with new avenues of development in your yoga calendar.
Class format usually follows:
attunement and kriya (breathwork)
pawanmuktasana (warm up/ energy liberation)
closed and open hip asanas
balancing postures and gentle inversions
mat based postures (parasympathetic activation and surrender)
pranayama and shavasana (total relaxation)
If that doesn't mean anything to you or you are foreign to Yoga then just know that the session facilitates a safe space for you to make fun shapes, explore and love your body, whilst getting an overwhelming experience of relaxation by the end of it.
Bringing your own mat or towel is encouraged, but don't let that prevent you from coming as we have a good amount of spare mats, blankets and blocks should you need them.
ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES
Sunday 8:00am & 9:30am
Join us for a relaxing and energising Ashtanga Flow practice facing the Swan River in the beautiful, Sir James Mitchell Park overlooking Perth City. Rishikesh (India) trained Nicole Iovine ('Lamb') (RYT 500) will be leading participants through the Ashtanga Primary Series out in the fresh air, under the shade of the paperbark trees.
Experience about this popularized, vinyasa sequence of asanas and receive guidance using core muscular and energetic locks, drishti (focused-gaze), correct alignment, breath-work and a deep commitment to self-love. Here you can meet uncomfortable sensations and learn to sit beside them in an accepting level of awareness, with less and less resistance to body tension, the more you practice. There's no pressure to perform and no medals for forcing yourself beyond what is comfortable.
This class is family friendly and open to kids for those of you with children aged 7-17 years old. Whatever your level is just come and breath to create new space in the body and use posture to stabilize in that new space.
Join us by reserving your spot to this fun, outdoors class, rich in Pathanjali's traditional teachings of asana (posture), bandha (core muscular locks), mudra (hand gestures) and pranayama (energy and breath manipulation) teachings.