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.
From Asana arises steadiness of body and mind, freedom from disease and lightness of the limbs. 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.
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.
Please contact Jeannette:
at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0272855636 for details about current classes.
One to one yoga sessions
$50 per hour each- a private session designed just for your needs
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 vitality
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. 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
Online Gentle Yoga
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.
Online Chair Yoga – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 11am – 11.30am online.
Get in touch and let us help find which class works best for you!
Mini Yoga Retreat
A special time to spend with loved ones, while you reconnect with your inner landscape. Enjoy four hours of of your preferred yoga, a guided deep relaxation session (yoga nidra) some mindful meditation, energy harmonising and a delicious meal. Weather permitting we will connect with nature in our beautiful Waihi Beach environment, otherwise enjoying the comfort of our studio set amidst bush. $100 p.p. Minimum 2 and maximum group of 4.
Half Day Beach Bliss for Two
Four hours of bliss for two people. This retreat is tailored to your preferences. Choose from a selection: a traditional sauna; relaxing in an outside bath in the bush; curling up with magazines; an hour’s treatment of your choice each; a guided deep relaxation session; a delicious 2 course meal; your preferred style of yoga (gentle, chair, restorative, hatha). $350 per couple.
A time to switch off from the outside world to recharge and revitalise your energy. Nurture your inner landscape with yoga, meditation, energy harmonising, mindfulness, yoga nidra, beach and bush walks, delicious vegan food and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Relax at the beautiful Waihi Beach. Each person has their own bedroom. All accommodation, activities and food included in price of $350 p.p. Either find a group of 8 and contact me or dates to be advised on Waihi Beach Wellness website / facebook / email newsletter.