If you’re new to yoga, we know your first class can feel a bit daunting. But don’t worry, at Sutherland Yoga, we aim to cater for all levels, and we are friendly and approachable and always happy to chat and answer any questions you might have. We will always help you find a version of a position that works for your body, and encourage you to make each class your own. We have two kinds of classes, ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Yin’, outlined below.
Individual/Small Group classes and workshops
If you prefer, you can always contact us to book an individual or small group session, so that you can get the hang of some of the basic postures and breathing techniques, or discuss any existing injury concerns, before you join a class. Individual/small group classes are also great to take your practice to the next level!
These Hatha yoga style classes provide an opportunity to slow down, re-energise and calm our stressed-out systems down, while also building strength and toning our bodies and minds! Using movement and stretching with our breath and basic meditation techniques, you’ll leave feeling rebooted and blissful!
Yin yoga is a beautiful, calm practice where we move very little, focusing on relaxing our muscles in order to gently work into joints and ligaments and other important but often neglected tissues in the body.
Yin yoga requires no ‘effort’ and we use props and pillows in order that we can become completely supported and relaxed, while we focus on letting go of stress and tension in our body and mind. While we might be ‘doing’ very little, each pose is hugely beneficial for our bodies, preventing injury and combating the ageing process.
Yin yoga is great for anyone regardless of ability, age or fitness, and can be a fantastic balance for those looking to balance busy, stressful lives or strenuous activity. You will float out of class feeling fantastically relaxed, and you’ll sleep well!
This class is usually run as a 6-10 week course, and is for anyone who is feeling the impact of trauma (either trauma which has occurred in adulthood or those adults who have survived childhood trauma).
Recognising the impact of trauma on our bodies as well as minds, these classes increase our awareness and connection to our bodies through gentle movement and breathing practices.
Given that traumatic experiences allow us no choice or control when we are experiencing them, these classes offer lots of choice and alternatives, with an emphasis on always moving away from pain or discomfort towards comfort and ease.
For further information on TSY – www.traumasensitiveyogaaustralia.com
You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for some courses, so please feel free to enquire by contacting Kirstie on 0406 481 093.