Description of classes

Check the class level if you are not sure if it's suitable. 

Orange B - suitable for beginners

Green F - suitable for first timers

Purple P - Suitable during pregnancy

ASHTANGA YOGA for BEGINNERS

Suitable for first timers to advance.

Suitable for pregnant students in second trimester if previous yoga experience. Modifications offered.

This is a style of yoga founded and popularized by K.Pattabhi Jois, and which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice the primary series. The Primary Series is the most important series as it forms the basis of the entire system. Practitioners may advance to more difficult series over a period of years or decades, but the goal of this style is not to learn the more difficult asanas but rather to learn to maintain internal focus throughout the practice

Ashtanga for Beginners, Sunday Mornings
If you are new to ashtanga yoga, this is where you want to begin. The difference between this class and a regular ashtanga class is that the pace is a bit slower and I take time to talk about the alignments.

 

VINYASA FLOW 

Suitable for beginners to advance.

Vinyasa means synchronizing your movement to the breath, it’s a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale.

Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. This style is definitely worth a try, you’ll leave feeling shining the yoga bliss.

 

YIN YANG YOGA

Suitable for first timers to advanced.

Suitable during pregnancy, please bring a bolster though for your own comfortability.

Yin-Yang Yoga combines yin yoga with a flow practice. The Yin portion of this class is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched. Through mindful stretching, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissue and encourages free flow of qi (energy) in the body.  Poses are held for longer periods of time (generally 3-5 minutes) and awareness is brought to sensations in the body.

The Yang portion of this class allows us to integrate this openness and awareness into a sense of steadiness and alignment with a short, gentle vinyasa flow in our practice.  This class is suitable for all levels.

MOON FLOW

Suitable for beginners to advanced.

Too fast for first timers and pregnant students.

Honor the nurturing energy of the divine feminine with Moon Flow Yoga

Many traditional cultures revere the moon as a manifestation of the divine feminine force in nature. According to yoga, this force also resides within us.
If the divine lunar force could speak, she might lovingly remind us to “chill out before we burn out.” Like a mother, the moon can teach us to slow down, listen to our own needs, and be receptive to change.
We move through this class slowly and mindfully, maintaining a smooth, deep, diaphragmatic breath.Tuning into a sense of devotion as we honor all the phases of the moon and the cycles of your life.
We can invoke the lunar energy in nature and within by practicing moon salutations. The 15 steps in the sequence represent the lunar days and the 16th step honors the tantric goddess Shodashi, who presides over all the phases of the moon, as well as all that is perfect, complete, and beautiful. When practiced with devotion and gratitude for the divine feminine, this version of chandra namaskara can become a full body prayer.
An inward-moving and mildly calming practice, chandra namaskara is a perfect practise for evening, preparing the body to calm down.

 

CORE & BALANCE

Strong class, intermediate level.

Core & Balance is a flowing style of yoga that integrates breathwork, movement, core-strength and awareness.
Our core is the center of our balance and strength and a weak core will leave you with back pain, mis-aligned posture, suppressed emotions, and even poor digestion.
This flow class will help you find the support and strength of your deep core muscles in every movement. It will focus on strengthening not only the abdominal muscles, but also the muscles deep in the body that support the spine.

Included in this class is planks, twists, backbends and also some fun arm balances and inversion practise.
Awaken your core and feel brighter, lighter, and tighter

MINDFUL MONDAY

Suitable for beginners to advance.

Start your day with a mindful practice and set the tone for your week.

It’s a common notion that the way you approach your morning can set the tone for the day ahead. My favorite way to start the day is with yoga and moving meditation. Aside from yoga, a workout included in monday mornings for enhancing flexibility is the Five Tibetan Rites, also known as the "Fountain of Youth," because this practice effectively strengthens and stretches all the main muscles in your body. It also helps with balance.
Meditation, like exercise, is beneficial no matter when you do it, but many master teachers say morning practice is particularly fruitful. After a night of rest your mind is clear, and research shows that willpower is greatest in the hours after waking. I find that this fresh reserve of self-control is helpful for maintaining focus and for staying consistent with my practice.
This is a good class for both beginners and practiced yogis looking to stretch and strengthen.

 

YIN YOGA

Suitable for all levels, from first timers to advance, also during pregnancy.

Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. 

It targets our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body — rather than the muscles.

Energetically, yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles.

Holding stretches for long periods of time and other techniques closely related to Yin Yoga has been practised for centuries in China and Taiwan as part of the Daoist Yoga, which is sometimes known as Dao yin. Taoist priests taught this knowledge, along with breathing techniques, to Kung Fu practitioners beginning 2000 years ago. Yin Yoga as we know it today was founded in the 1970s by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink.

PRANAYAMA, RESTORATIVE YOGA & GUIDED MEDITATION with AROMATHERAPY

Pranayama is the control of breath. As per yoga philosophy, longevity depends on your breathing rate. Lowering of breathing rate is likely to increase your life. If you practice pranayama regularly, it shows beneficial impacts upon respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system and endocrine system. Pranayama ensures more oxygen to lungs and is extremely healthy for your heart. Pranayama tones up kidneys and controls the function of nervous system.

Restorative Yoga is a quiet and still practice where the body is supported by props in gentle reclining yoga postures. Bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks are used to bring the body into gentle stretches and releases that are held for up to 15 minutes per posture, creating the space for deep relaxation in the body and deep calm in the mind. Restorative yoga is for all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners, experienced practitioners, and those recovering from injury.

Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a dose of inner peace. It’s one of the best tools we have to balance our emotions, deal with physical and psychological distress, and promote the peace of the present moment. But it can be tough to meditate without a teacher or guide. Enter guided meditations. Meditating on your own requires some effort, while guided meditations literally walk you through a meditation and help you find a calm and peaceful state—one step at a time.

This class includes 10 minutes of pranayama, 50 minutes of restorative yoga and 30 minutes of reclined guided meditation.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In meditation, you remain in the waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, and go to deep sleep, yet remain awake. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify Karma.

STRETCH & FLEX

Do you struggle with bending over? Have you lost your flexibility? Are you feeling sore and stiff? Are you looking for a cure? A lack of flexibility can lead to injuries, postural imbalances or just make your daily life harder. In yoga there’s a saying “You are only as young as your spine is.”  Stretch & Flex has been designed to reduce muscle tension and joint stress, increase your flexibility, promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. It’s a mixture of gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, holding deep stretches while using your own body weight as an equipment.

 

MUMS & BUBS

This class is suitable for mums and their pre-crawling babes. Mums & Bubs Yoga classes are tailored to the specific needs of women after having a baby. The classes incorporate yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness and relaxation techniques. They are aimed at regaining core strength, opening and releasing through the upper body, general physical conditioning and managing the stresses of motherhood. Build strength, relax, stretch and connect with other mums.

YOGA HIKES

Suitable for all levels, and during the pregnancy.

Renew and recharge in the beauty of nature!
Uplift your heart and explore the stunning trails, parks and beaches of Perth.
Find new inspiration, more peace and balance in your life, recharge your batteries and feel fully alive and energized, expand your horizons and feel stronger in body and mind. Join us for a wonderful mix of nature, yoga, active hiking, mindful breathing and yogic walking meditation.
Connect with Nature and connect with Yourself!

PRIVATE CLASS
Yoga students seeking for individual tuition can book a one-on-one class. I’ll design the class to meet your needs and focus on the things that matter most to you, whether it’s asana practise, pranayama or meditation.