In our beginners course you will learn the foundations of a yoga practice. The 6 week course will include:-
* Essential yoga postures (asana)
* Breath-centered approach
* Deep relaxation techniques
* Simple yet powerful breathing practices (pranayama)
* The Power of Now in yoga-mindfulness practice
Central to our approach to yoga is individualising yoga to meet the needs of each person. Everyone welcome. Please advise the teacher if you have an injury or health concern. Classes sizes are kept small to ensure personalised attention, so bookings are essential. If you’d like to know more about what you can expect, please read below!
Next Course Commences:
Tuesday March 1, 2016 – Tuesday April 5, 2016 6:00pm – 7:15pm with Annebelle Van Tongeren
Bookings are essential and prepayment is required. Limited numbers available. Book online below.
A Beginners Guide to Yoga
Firstly welcome to the Yoga Institute. Here are some FAQ’s about getting started with yoga which we hope inspire you to give it go!
“I’ve never done yoga, what’s the best way to get started?”
A beginners course is the best way to start, this way you will receive guidance through the foundation poses and basic breathing techniques. Alternatively a one-on-one private session if you have a injury/ specific health condition. This way you can get a practise that is personalised to meet your needs.
“I’m not flexible, I can’t touch my toes, can I do yoga? ”
No problem. We are all different. We will happily modify postures so they are appropriate for you. Also practising yoga regularly will improve your flexibility, so you will notice your toes getting closer and closer….
“What should I wear to a yoga class?”
Wear some comfortable loose fitting clothes, perhaps a t-shirt or singlet top that allows movement and pants such as dance tights, tracksuit pants or shorts.
“Do I need a mat? Where can I get one from ?”
You can buy a mat from us or you can use one of our mats at the centre. We are offering a discounted yoga mat to our beginner students and we also sell eye pillows and yoga mat bags.
“Should I do anything special to prepare before a class”
As yoga is best practised on an empty stomach, please refrain from eating for at least an hour and a half before the class.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starts.
“How will I know what to do in the class?”
Our trained teachers will lead you through the practice, carefully explaining and guiding you through each pose. Also we encourage you to listen to your body. If a posture does not feel right or hurts, please let the teacher know so it can be modified to best suit you.
“Why should I practice Yoga?
Yoga can help to calm the mind, strengthen and bring balance to your body, increase your self awareness and an overall sense of wellbeing.