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 yoga?

 

This answer is one I found on the Yoga Australia website..

https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/what-is-yoga

…As my teacher Madhuri says, “each asana (pose) not looking a certain way”.  Photo: Punnamjai

There are many different ideas related to Yoga, where it comes from, what it is all about, and how to practice a range of techniques.

Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and the Himalayas, more than 2500 years ago. It is a system that recognises the multi-dimensional nature of the human person, and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-enquiry.

In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.