studio

Yoga/Pilates

Our classes are held in our beautiful Natural Living Yoga Studio at Founders Heritage Park.

Our teachers are all experienced and are truly passionate about yoga and pilates.  All levels from beginners to advanced.

Timetable

Class Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Kundalini Yoga 6.30-8am 6.30-8am
Yin Yang Yoga 9.15-10.30am
Pilates 9.30-10.30am
Emily
9.00-10am
10.15-11.15am
Gabrielle
Gentle Flow 9.45-11am
Yin Yoga 4-5.30pm
Pregnancy Yoga 5.45-6.45pm  5.30-6.30pm
Slow Yoga 5.30-7pm
Hatha Flow 6-7.30pm  7.15-8.15pm 7-8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see below for more details on start dates for 2018. 

Pregnancy Yoga Expectant Mother Meditating

with Jenny Ward

This beautiful and beneficial course is open to all pregnant women who are in the 2nd or 3rd trimester.

The course starts out slowly and builds gently each week aiming to enhance your health and well being and support you through the changes that occur during pregnancy.

During the 6 weeks we will focus on increasing strength and reducing tension as well as learning breathing techniques to help feel more confident about labour and birth. You will have the opportunity each week to connect with your breath and your baby, allowing a deeper  connection to both.

Each class will include breath work, yoga postures and short flowing sequences followed by relaxation.

To register please email jennyward76@hotmail.com

Hatha Flow yoga

with Sarah Turner (Tuesday and Wednesday)

8 Week course $64 or casual $10: Phone: 027 4351 685

This Hatha Flow class has been designed to relax the mind, connect the breath to movement, and increase the flexibility and strength of the body. The class provides a combination of flowing sequences and held postures with an emphasis on postures that strengthen and tones muscles, calm the mind and elevate your mood. The class is suitable for all levels of yoga, with beginners welcome

Slow Yoga

with Vikki Wilkinson. Class limited to 6 students only.

Thursdays 5.30-7pm.  6 week course. $60

Contact Vikki at bipicturenz@gmail.com for all enquiries about upcoming courses.

Grounded in the ancient Vedic style of Satyananda Yoga, Slow Yoga combines the
5000 year old wisdom of the sages with cutting edge neuroscience and yogic psychology to create a unique blend of practices to fit our busy modern lives. A fusion of physical (asana), energetic (pranayama) and mental/emotional (mindfulness/meditation)
techniques that improve strength and flexibility, whilst also stabilising emotional patterns.

 

Pilates Mobility and Stabilitypilates2

with Gabrielle

8 week course
$96 or causal $15/class. Ph: 027 657  8294.

‘I am a physiotherapist and have specialised in Pilates based exercises over the past 10 years, including “Clinical Pilates” for rehabilitation from injury as well as training in various types of studio equipment.  I have always been interested in different approaches to improving posture and muscle balance, including Qigong and yoga.  I prefer to focus on specific technique to make movements safe, effortless and enjoyable.  The classes are excellent for people wanting to improve their “ease of movement” and muscle balance, or if recovering from back pain or hip and shoulder injuries.  The classes will cover specific core strengthening of abdominal/gluteal and shoulder girdle muscles, plus mobility/control exercises.’  Gabrielle Huygens.

Pilates with Emily Rose

 

Gentle Flow

with Maya Lefebvre

Drop in, tune in and gently move your body with the tune of the breath. A gentle yoga session will progress at a slow and steady pace. Asanas are primarily floor based with some reclined and sometimes standing poses, keeping the focus of the practice breath centered’. Open to all levels.

All enquiries to  www.facebook.com/yoga.nelson.nz

Yin Yang Yoga

with Nicola Gill

YinYang flow combines the two styles of yoga into one practice, to help you achieve a healthy balanced lifestyle.  The two qualities yin and yang are present in everything we cannot have one without the other, so for a balanced yoga practice we need to include both aspects.

What to expect…

My classes open with breathing exercises (Pranayama) and begin with yin* postures focusing on stillness of the mind and body accessing our joints and fascia, before our muscles are warmed up. Then moving on with our breath and fluidity into our *yang postures finishing with a blissful relaxation & closing meditation.

You will leave with a feelings of calmness, clarity of mind, refreshed and energised…..Pure Joy!

I look forward to welcoming you to practice.

nicolagill@hotmail.co.uk

Yin Yoga

with Kimberly Bortnick. Sunday from 4:00-5:30 pm, starting May 6 2018
We will practice 4 week terms.
$13 if paid in advance, $15 drop-in. CASH ONLY
EMAIL: Kimberlyabortnick@yahoo.com
MOBILE: 0226467205

Yin yoga works on the “Yin” or the relatively stiff connective tissue in the body, (tendons, ligament, fascia). This tissue requires time to release/open and responds best to slow, steady stress. Therefore, a Yin class consists of longer held, passive floor poses that involve the lower (Yin) part of the body; hips, sacrum, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. Props are used to support/encourage stillness.
Different Yin poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofacial meridians in the body, balancing internal organs and systems. This all practiced to lovely, calming music.