Kick Start Yoga Course (Evening)

Kick start yoga course evening

 

Would you like to give yoga a try?

Would you like to reboot your practice as you come out of lockdown?

Or do you just like doing beginners’ courses?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then this is the course for you!

Starting on Monday 11th October 2021, we will meet twice a week and run through a structured programme introducing you to the basics of both Hatha and Yin Yoga styles. Or refreshing your practice if you have been away from yoga for a while.

Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30 pm for 4 weeks

Venue: Shala Om Studio , 3 Kyle Place, Port Adelaide (upstairs, Room 4)

Cost: $100.00 (That is only $12.50 per Class!)

enquiries: Phone or text Unjay on 043 1928 663 or email unjay@shalaom.com

If you know this is for you sign up now using the form below.

 

Only 5places available!

Such a great introduction to Yoga. Unjay is an engaging and passionate yoga teacher whose classes are friendly and fun and filled with variety. I have found something I love to do for ME and will be continuing my yoga journey. Thank you

Fiona E.

I found the course really helped me destress after work! I noticed my flexibility and strength increased thanks to Unjay’s expert teachings.

Caity H.

As someone who isn’t a fan of pretense, I felt I could be myself with no judgement in the class (I could even fall over or not make some postures and feel comfortable!). Unjay guided us through gently and made the class light-hearted and enjoyable. We were taken at a gentle pace, but still had … Read more

Tania K.

Unjay offers a practical and unpretentious approach to yoga which is just perfect for beginners or those who are out of practice!

Joanna G.

It was paced extremely well for beginners to progress well, and the meditation aspects of the course were good to relax to.

Heather F.

Starting with basics but never boring. Suits all fitness levels with no judgement. Perfect course for beginners or people just needing a refresher. Great mix of styles, skill levels and poses for everyone. You will love the guided meditations, breathing exercises and singing bowls.

Louise F.

Casual, achievable for a return to yoga person, twice a week is a good immediate reinforcer + Unjay is skilled and approachable.Loved the small group, great people with a common goal and everyone moving at their own pace. Unjay is very knowledgeable – oh and he knows yoga too!

Trish B.

I would say that Unjay’s style of teaching is inclusive in every sense – I really felt welcomed and part of a community. I have never stuck at yoga before practicing with Unjay; he has a way of making you feel totally comfortable and at ease.   If you want to escape the busy noise … Read more

Rebecca P.

Kick Start Yoga Course (Daytime)

Shala Om Yoga Studio Port Adelaide

Would you like to give yoga a try?

Would you like to reboot your practice as you come out of lockdown?

Or do you just like doing beginners’ courses?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then this is the course for you!

Starting on Monday 11th October 2021, we will meet twice a week and run through a structured programme introducing you to the basics of both Hatha and Yin Yoga styles. Or refreshing your practice if you have been away from yoga for a while.

 

Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30 am for 4 weeks

Venue: Shala Om Studio , 3 Kyle Place, Port Adelaide (upstairs, Room 4)

Cost: $100 (That is only $12.50 per Class!)

enquiries: Phone or text Unjay on 043 1928 663 or email unjay@shalaom.com

If you know this is for you sign up now using the form below.

Only 5 places available!

Such a great introduction to Yoga. Unjay is an engaging and passionate yoga teacher whose classes are friendly and fun and filled with variety. I have found something I love to do for ME and will be continuing my yoga journey. Thank you

Fiona E.

I found the course really helped me destress after work! I noticed my flexibility and strength increased thanks to Unjay’s expert teachings.

Caity H.

As someone who isn’t a fan of pretense, I felt I could be myself with no judgement in the class (I could even fall over or not make some postures and feel comfortable!). Unjay guided us through gently and made the class light-hearted and enjoyable. We were taken at a gentle pace, but still had … Read more

Tania K.

Unjay offers a practical and unpretentious approach to yoga which is just perfect for beginners or those who are out of practice!

Joanna G.

It was paced extremely well for beginners to progress well, and the meditation aspects of the course were good to relax to.

Heather F.

Starting with basics but never boring. Suits all fitness levels with no judgement. Perfect course for beginners or people just needing a refresher. Great mix of styles, skill levels and poses for everyone. You will love the guided meditations, breathing exercises and singing bowls.

Louise F.

Casual, achievable for a return to yoga person, twice a week is a good immediate reinforcer + Unjay is skilled and approachable.Loved the small group, great people with a common goal and everyone moving at their own pace. Unjay is very knowledgeable – oh and he knows yoga too!

Trish B.

I would say that Unjay’s style of teaching is inclusive in every sense – I really felt welcomed and part of a community. I have never stuck at yoga before practicing with Unjay; he has a way of making you feel totally comfortable and at ease.   If you want to escape the busy noise … Read more

Rebecca P.

Beginners’ Course, Shala Om, Port Adelaide

What is Yin Yoga again?

Yin energy is represented as the feminine, dark, passive side of nature. The resting state of the body in sleep. The stillness of earth. The nurturing energy of the mother.

Yin yoga accesses this deep power through holding postures for up to 5 or 6 minutes each, with resting periods in between. This means an entire class could consist of less than ten poses.

Although the postures are based on traditional Hatha yoga asanas, the intention is quite different. Rather than aiming to stretch the body actively, during yin yoga we try to relax and melt into the poses, with most attention being directed to let go of effort and allow the body to release and realign fascia and muscle fibres.

Yin classes can be extremely relaxing, inducing a near sleep-like state of euphoria as you let go and rest in place. To assist with comfort, we will often use props, especially bolsters and blankets.

If you are more used to a vigorous, yang style of yoga such as vinyasa “power yoga”, yin may seem at first not challenging or even boring. But stick with it for three or four classes and see if you benefit from the yin approach. It may take a bit of acclimatisation.

Yin is a relief and refresher from 21st century media overload. Just relax and watch as your body responds to the postures, noticing the changing sensations and the feeling of unblocking your energy channels.

All of this does not necessarily mean that yin is an easy option however… as we all have unique bodies, what one finds restful another may find very challenging. It can take focus and endurance to stick with a posture which elicits a negative response rather than coming out of it at the first opportunity. To understand this, try kneeling up on your heels with toes tucked under for one or two minutes. Simple to set up, this “toe crusher” pose can require a lot of active willpower to sustain for a long count.

Yin yoga can facilitate the easier flow of energy, chi, or prana throughout the body, revitalising organs by working with the meridians in a similar way to Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Joints have time to soften and lubricate and soft tissue to disentangle and realign, resulting in easier movement and greater range of motion.

If Yin Yoga sounds like something you would like to try, Shala Om offers yin classes every Thursday evening in Semaphore. You could also book a private class at your house at a time to suit you.

What is yin yoga?

What is yin yoga?
Yin yoga is a super-slow form of yoga, involving seated or reclined poses which are held for at least two to five minutes each.
Some say yin is a modern variant of Hatha yoga, initiated and developed since the 1970s in America. Others say that which we are now calling yin yoga is in fact closer to the original practice of the yoga asanas, which are thought to date back at least 5000 years. (1)
The theory is that you apply load to connective tissue such as ligaments and the fascia, which is the sheath which covers all muscle tissue, in order to increase flexibility.
A second focus within yin yoga is clearing the “meridians”- the channels carrying Qi (chi), the vital energy or life force, through the body. The map used for these meridians is the same used in acupuncture. Therefore you can have a sequence to promote kidney health, for example. Although this concept is drawn from Taoism and Chinese medicine, it is also found in yoga’s “Nadis”, or energy pathways through the body which carry prana, the yogic name for life force.
Because you hold the poses for extended periods, you are not expected to put as much muscular effort into each pose. We want the emphasis to remain on working with the fascia, and other deeper tissue beneath the muscle layer. You just put yourself into a position and stay there. There is less emphasis on alignment than there is in more flow-style yoga.
A third benefit of the yin approach is that it is very contemplative. It can be especially good for those who say “Oh, I can’t meditate, I’ve got a monkey mind”. Because we are tasking the body with sometimes taxing holds-and it’s fascinating how something you can do easily for 20 seconds becomes almost impossible after four minutes!- the mind can and must slow down. We maintain focus and develop patience and resolve.

Yin sequences will be offered at Shala Om from time to time within our usual schedule during 2017.

(1)”The practice of holding yoga postures or asanas for extended periods of time has always been a significant part of traditional yoga practice, both in the hatha yoga tradition of India and in the Taoist yoga tradition of the greater China area. Some regard Yin yoga as the oldest form of hatha yoga, since it is an effective method of physical conditioning for prolonged sitting in meditation, which was the principal concern of ancient yogic practitioners.”

-Wikipedia
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