Why do yoga?
Yoga is a science. Yoga postures keep the body in the best possible health and give an understanding of how to release tension at a deep level from tissues, organs and joints.
Yoga helps us to restore wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
Stressful living and poor lifelong habits can create various stresses, contractions that impair or block proper flow of energy through channels. Stress inhibits circulation of energy and nutrients while allowing toxins and waste materials to accumulate. These blockages cause discomfort, reduce functioning, resulting in pain and disease. As mind and body are interconnected, physical blockages intertwine with mental and emotional blockages and hold various addictions, compulsions and attachments.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika 1.17
The purpose of asanas is to create a free flow of energy within our body (prana), release tension, improve flexibility and maximise flow of energy.
Yoga postures prepare us for pranayama (breathing techniques and practice) and meditation. Prana is life force; the subtle energy of air. While postures are important, prana is perhaps more important. Prana directs our postures. As we use the power of prana, it directs our yoga practice from within and we become aware of prana’s healing power.
Pranic body works mainly through our respiratory and circulatory systems of the physical body. Oxygen is carried through blood to energise our tissues. Yogic breathing gives benefits to both bodily health and mental well being and techniques of pranayama (breathing) help us to meditate effectively.
General Yoga Class
Yoga is taught in a traditional way of a gentle warm up, asanas (postures) and pranayama(breathing practice) and leads into relaxation or meditation. Everyone is welcome and we cater for all levels. If you have specific health issues we recommend that you contact the teacher prior to arrival to ensure your yoga tuition is appropriate for you.
Registered Yoga Teacher with International Yoga Alliance 500 hours. Certified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.
One to one yoga sessions$50 per hour each- a private session designed just for your needs
Tuesdays 10-11.30am Ideal for beginners and those with health issues. All welcome St Peters by the Sea Church Hall, Marine Ave, Waihi Beach $10 per class
Restorative Yoga is for you to enjoy ‘being’ and to use the breath to release any tension held within deep connective tissues within your body. You relax, totally supported with bolsters, blankets and cushions. Each posture lasts for about 5 minutes – leading you into a deep meditative state which is so restorative in our fast paced world. Bookings essential. Classes limited to 4.
How can yoga help me?
- More flexibility – ideal cross-training with other sports such as running, walking, cycling, swimming, tennis, golf
- Improves and corrects our posture and alignment
- Helps our internal organs work more efficiently
- Naturally anti-aging
- Calmer emotions and more focused mind
- Energises our body
- Relieves symptoms of stress and anxiety
- Less every day aches and pains.
- Teaches us how to relax completely
- Teaches us correct breathing
- Brings our awareness to ourselves and the present moment for us to enjoy life fully
- Helps clear anger and frustration and other toxic emotions
- Helps energy flow through our body
- Gives us good quality of life, health and vitalit
Yoga on the Beach
… a simple and effective way to connect with nature – combining the ocean’s energising ions withyoga’s ‘good feeling’ endorphins. As we open the energy channels in our body with yoga poses we connect with nature in a most profound way.
Contact us if you have a group who would like yoga on the beach. Sessions available during summer –weather permitting
Come along each New Year’s Day at 8am for free yoga at north end of beach. Start the year off in a healthy way with like minded people.
One to One Yoga Session
Personalised yoga sessions are available. These are ideal for specific health issues. Maybe you would like to try yoga for the first time or you cannot get to regular yoga classes… these sessions are perfect for you. $50 per person; $40 per person for 2 people
Restorative Yoga is designed to support the body with props (bolsters, cushions, blankets), in a warm, comfortable, carpeted space – so that the body is both stimulated and relaxed. Beneficial to health and can reduce effects of stress related disease. No need to have done yoga before. Ideal for times when you feel weak, fatigued, stressed from your daily activities. Enjoy a supportive environment for total relaxation. Time for you to find time in your busy schedule to relax your breath, body and mind. Classes limited to 4. $60 for 4 sessions. Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.45pm Bookings essential.
Gentle stretches for those who would like to maintain flexibility, balance, strength, learn to relax fully and breathe properly as they age without having pressure put on to keep up in a strenuous yoga class. This class is ideal for those who have never done yoga or who have health issues and need to maintain their good health. Lots of support and explanations of the basics to guide you into yoga.
If you have done yoga before and would like to take it up again, this class is also for you. There are options given for each asana so that every level is catered for, in a supportive and nurturning environment. Tuesday mornings at 10am is the time and the church hall in Marine Ave is the place. Afterwards a group usually goes to a local cafe for a coffee or tea if you are free to do so.
Tuesday mornings, 10-11.30am St Peters Church Hall, Marine Ave, Waihi Beach. Visitors are welcome
Get in touch and let us help find which class works best for you
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