Past Therapeutic Courses

Take a deeper breath

FRIDAYS 10 August – 9 November 2018 (10 weeks)
Pranayama or breathwork can seem strange to yoga students but is such a powerful tool. It is one of the key practices in yoga therapy. We explored practices that were not intimidating and also developed a slower breath rate, which is generally considered to have positive effects on health.

Winter yoga practices

Fridays 1 June  – 3 August 2018 (10 weeks)
During these 10 weeks we focused on feeling the cold less and creating more heat; feeling less stiff and moving joints more. All the practices enhanced circulation, body temperature, immunity, and mood. Taught by a Yoga Therapist, we focused on asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra and niyama, all relevant to Winter.

Realign, refine

Fridays 2 February – 13 April 2018 (10 weeks)
This therapeutic course focused on the mind/body connection, including breath work and relevant yoga philosophy. We re-established and ignited our yoga practice for the year, by adapting the body and letting go of the ‘striving’ mind. This promoted connection: energetically, emotionally, mentally!

Spring into Spring

Fridays 22 September – 8 December 2017 (10 classes)
Spring begins a new cycle of renewal, growth and expansion. It is a time to re-energise from warmer days and cultivate a spirit of aliveness. This course included both yin and yang: steadiness and presence whilst in strengthening and supple practice. This created balance through the energy body (koshas), to bring a felt sense of renewal.

Move all your joints freely

Fridays 12 May – 28 July 2017 (12 weeks)
Fourteen percent of Australians (3 million) are affected by back problems, followed by 8% with osteoarthritis (1.8 million), 3% with osteoporosis (728,000) and 2% with rheumatoid arthritis (445,000) according to 2011-12 self-reported estimates (AIHW). You cannot always prevent musculoskeletal conditions, however you can focus on muscle strength, joint flexibility and moving without pain using yogic techniques.

Calm body, cool mind

Fridays 3 February – 7 April 2017 (10 weeks)
This tailored course reacquainted you with the body and how when ‘held’, contributes to discomfort in the body, breath and mind. It included how to re-energise, release tension, find inner calm; settle down and focus through the breath; and manage stress with moving meditation.

Build a regular practice

Fridays @ 9.30 – 11am from 21 October – 16 December 2016 (9 weeks)
This course allowed you to learn and apply the foundational principles of traditional yoga. Whether new to yoga or a regular student, this course built confidence and skill in all aspects of yoga. Handouts included to promote a home practice.

Spring clean for energy and vitality

Fridays @ 9.30 – 11am from 2 September – 14 October 2016
This 6-week course taught yoga & meditation techniques to enhance health in Spring. It focused on boosting the immune system, shaking any lingering winter bugs and enhancing vital energy.

Balance body and mind

Fridays @ 9.30 – 11am from 1 July – 29 July 2016
This 5-week course focused on learning techniques to balance the body and quieten the mind. Techniques included strengthening muscles, safely ‘loading’ bones and re-centring to focus the mind.

Care for your back

Fridays @ 9.30 – 11am from 20 May – 24 June 2016
1 in 7 Australians report back pain and 2 in 5 experience limitation in day-day life (AIHW). This 6-week course focussed on the release of muscular stiffness to create poise and ease, by re-learning movement patterns. In-depth yoga strategies to ease your back, neck and shoulders taught by a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher.