Class Description

 

 

Beginners Yoga

A beginner course is not just beneficial for complete novices, it can also be beneficial for someone wanting to get back into yoga after a prolonged absence or injury, and is also a great course to take if you want to learn to better your technique and alignment, enabling you to understand the mechanics of the pose to help you go deeper into it while protecting your body in the process.

 

Beginners Course

The 8 week course offers a glimpse into the 8 limbs of yoga as prescribed by the ancient sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. We will focus on correct alignment in a posture, how to breathe and move in and out of a pose safely and effectively, and then move into more flowing and challenging sequences like sun salutations, vinyasa style asana (flowing from one sequence to another), and also tackle the stronger warrior series. Each week we will add to your knowledge, build your skills, strength, flexibility, and balance, while providing you with a personal understanding of yoga as a philosophy, enabling you to walk into any yoga class and confidently and comfortably work with your body in a safe and productive manner.

Unlike the casual classes, the 8 week course is a 90 minute long session each week to ensure you get the most out of the course. 

The cost of the course is $140 for the full 8 weeks and is non transferrable.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited and often sell our rapidly.

Just pick which night you would like to attend and Register here.


Dates

Monday night 7.30pm - 9pm

  • 2017 11th September - 6th November Register here no class Labour Day

Thursday night 7.30pm - 9pm


Students of the course are able to attend our other classes for just $9 while you are in the course. The Yin and Friday evening class would be the best to try while you are still getting a handle on things :)

Participants of the beginners course are also welcome to purchase the Fast Track pass upon completion of the course to keep you in the yoga zone and kick start your regular practice :)

Many of our beginners course students repeat the course a couple of times, some even come back 3 or 4 times and find it gives them a much better grasp on their asanas, as their bodies are stronger, more flexible, and far morefamiliar with the postures the second, third and fourth time around. :)



 

Other Classes available at the Pantry

 

Strengthen and Lengthen

Strengthen and lengthen is exactly that, a delectable morning class that helps you work on your flexibility and build strength. This is a great class for people of all abilities, whether you suffer from tight hips and hamstrings, or sore backs and shoulders. This class will help you find some relief or just give you that lovely morning pick me up to set you up for a great week.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


 

Peoples Choice

Similar to the Open Class below, bring your issues :) anything you'd like to work on or work out and let Tash know. 

Come early and enjoy the meditation before hand, a perfect way to kick off your weekend!

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


 

Open Level Class

Open Level classes are suitable for those who are physically fit and have some prior knowledge and experience with yoga asana. This is a general class with a variety of postures including pranayama, relaxation and mantra. No two classes are exactly the same and each will challenge and advance the yoga practitioner in their practice. Modifications and benefits are also incorporated to suit all levels of experience.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


 

Stretch and Release

Great for beginners

Each class will start gently warming up the body and progress you through some simple and beneficial poses. We finish off the class with relaxation/meditation and pranayama (energy/breathing technique).

You will bring flexibility and a release to the tight areas of the body, and enjoy the restorative aspects of a gentle practice.

This class is perfect for the novice that wants to take time building strength and flexibility and work at a slower pace. Or the more experienced yogi that wants to better learn how to align their joints and utilise those muscles to their fullest potential, while building suppleness into those areas of tightness. 

A lovely way to end the working week, de-stress, and set you up for a brilliant weekend.


Everyone of all levels welcome, no experience and no bookings necessary.



 

Stretch, Breathe, Strengthen 

This class is suitable for all levels, and is all about lengthening out those limbs, releasing your tightness, building strength gradually and utilising proper breath techniques (pranayama) to eliminate toxins from the body, leaving you with a toned relaxed body and a calm mind.

Shoulders, hips and everything in between will thank you for it!

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.



 

Hour of Power

Suitable for intermediate and above level practitioners

This class is for the stronger, fitter practitioner, or those that are looking for that extra challenge. As a more experienced yoga practitioner you are able to look past the poses themselves and start to work on the deeper aspect of a yogic practice, these classes will push you to delve into the inner workings of your mind and notice how you cope with stress, anxiety and joy, not only will we tap into the more spiritual side of your practice but we will increase the physical challenge, bringing the strengthening aspects of Ashtanga yoga, the fluidity of vinyasa and the cardio workout of power yoga. Plus from time to time we will play around with arm balances and inversions, as well as other challenging postures, and round it all off with a brief meditation or mindfulness practice, divine. 

No bookings necessary. But you do need to come with a willingness to work hard, release your ego and not push your self past your limits, there's a very fine line between testing your abilities and knowing your limits, once you step over that line to feed your ego you head into injury.

**This class is a good place to practise restraint and patience, while you hone and build the power of your body and mind in a safe environment.

It is also a great class to learn how to better align your body and move through your poses with fluidity.

Some classes are pure sweat classes and others are an exploration of a pose, delving deeper and finding more effective and efficient ways to work with your asana.

Such a fun class come on in and challenge yourself :)

No bookings necessary. But you do need to be familiar with the basic postures. This class is not suitable for beginners.


 

Yin 

"Yin yoga classes are slower paced with postures held for longer periods, 3 -5 minutes, and sometimes longer. This engenders a meditative quality with an emphasis on inwardness and expanding awareness of the body’s process and sensations. Students learn to become more present during practice, and they learn how to release muscular effort by relaxing and surrendering into the pull of gravity." - Paulie Zink- founder of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga works the fascia and targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, fascia,bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

Don't be fooled by the apparent passivity of this practice, Yin is a challenging practice as you must learn the art of letting go and being still, watching your thoughts and allowing your body to release at its own time and pace.

Yin is NOT restorative yoga, if you are injured please allow your body time to heal before attempting any asana practice.

No experience necessary.


Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.



 

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is suitable for everyone but especially beneficial the elderly, those who are physically less able, recuperating from injuries, or those wishing to move into full yoga asana practice, but wish to build strength and balance in their joints and muscles first before taking on a more strenuous workout. It is also a satisfyingly relaxing release of the joints and muscles for those who attend a normal yoga class.

A beautiful and gentle exercise with far reaching benefits for all that practice it.

This class is wonderful for releasing stress and tension as we always end our sessions with a long relaxation practice.

There are stairs down to the room, so this is unsuitable for those in wheelchairs or people who find stairs hard to navigate.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.

 

Vinyasa Flow

The Vinyasa class tends to be a little faster paced, coordinating movement with breath after an initial warm up.

Vinyasa when used in conjunction with a yoga asana class, usually means a sequential movement that interlinks postures to form a continuous flow. The movement is synchronised with the breath and inspires a moving meditation throughout your workout.

Vinyasa yoga, is 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 acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.

The literal translation of Vinyasa is 'to place deliberately' or 'to place with care and attention'.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.

 

Intermediate Level Yoga

Intermediate level class to take you to the next level, helping you work on your transitions, those harder more complex poses, while continuing to build strength and really nailing those rules of alignment, you will also get the opportunity to work on some more complex pranayama techniques, inversions and arm balances.

Su is a great teacher that will help get you to the next level of your practice, while this class is targeted at the student ready for the next level, all levels of experience are welcome, you will definitely gain new insights and knowledge regardless of your skill level.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


 

Mantra, Meditation & Mindfullness

Meditation or chanting mantras in groups is a wonderful way to stay focused and in the moment, sharing the energy and vibration of mantra is a powerful way to connect to spirit and heal the body, you will end these sessions feeling uplifted and calm.

Mindfulness is the intentional accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment, which can be trained by meditational practices, helping us become more present and more able to stay in the moment; which leads to a more fulfilling life experience.

All our classes emphasis mindfulness and incorporate mini meditations.

However you can join us on Saturday mornings at 9am for a 20 minute guided meditation class.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


 

Special Series

A series of short courses designed to target specific body parts or actions. Run periodically throughout the year, this series is designed to challenge the more advanced practitioner as well as allow us to target specific needs, such as hip openers and shoulder stretchers, balancing poses and inversions or learn specific routines to add to your home practice.