Term three timetable (24 July - 30 Sept))
Welcome to term three. Some IMPORTANT notes:
- CLASS RELOCATIONS: Due to building renovations, our MORNING CLASSES (only) are currently relocated. This affects the 9am Monday, 9am Tuesday and 9.30am Thursday classes. Details below.
- Mindfulness meditation has now resumed. Join Elizabeth Day for this Wednesday evening session from 7-8pm.
- We are not running Unhunch at Lunch this term - EXCEPT for when breaks in the building renovations allow. To be kept informed about when this class is being held, pleasejoin our Unhunch at Lunch mailing listjoin our Unhunch at Lunch email list. We will email you to advise when class is on throughout the term. This class is held 12.30-1.15pm, typically on a Wednesday but could be other days this term.
New Class - ALIGNMENT YOGA - Tuesdays 5.30pm
Alginment Yoga focuses on moving your body into various poses, looking for the subtleties of the pose and exploring your body's capabilities. It works strength and flexibility, and a good deal of mental focus is required. Moving through the poses with focused attention leaves the mind and body both well relaxed at the end. Come along and give it a try.
Time & Date: Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm.
Note, this is a 75-minute class. Regular pricing applies.
Mindfulness Meditation - All welcome this Wednesday, 7-8pm.
If you would like to try meditation, come along now. This class is every Wednesday 7-8pm.
From term four (18 October) onwards this will be a block course for the term, but currently it's a drop-in, open attendance class. This makes now the ideal time to come along and see what it's like. Then you will be able to choose to sign up for the ten-week term four course if you wish.
No experience required.
Brief Class Guide
- Align & Flow, Yoga for Athletes, Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Unhunch at Lunch are suitable for all levels, including beginners. No booking required.
- Align & Flow 'Plus' - Suitable for all levels, and including options for more advanced variations. Good for students looking for a challenge & to advance their practice.
- Mindfulness Meditation - Guided meditation class. Three week intro course in summer. Then a 10-week term course starting 8 February. Register now for the term course.
- Beginner's Course - Courses run each term. The ideal place to start. Booking required in advance.
- Pregnancy Yoga - Block courses starting from February - please contact us for details.
- Mums & Bubs Yoga - Six week course will begin late February. Booking required. Contact us for details.
Yoga Class Descriptions
Align & Flow Yoga
Align & Flow features a balanced range of poses that we link together in flowing sequences and moving with our breath. This is also known as a 'vinyasa' style class. We also work in greater detail on the alignment of specific poses to build strengthen, endurance, flexibility and body awareness. The class format normally features a 'Sun Salute' inspired warm up, standing poses, and then a selection of back extensions, hip openers, forward bends and/or twisting poses, followed by relaxation.
Align & Flow is suitable for all levels, as poses can be tailored to individual need.
Align & Flow 'Plus' - Mondays 6.30pm
Taking Align & Flow to the next level, offering more advanced options to challenge and extend students - such as deeper or stronger pose variations. All levels of student are welcome to this class, as options will be given to allow you to work at your appropriate level - either beginner or intermediate.
Beginner's Yoga - NEW CLASS for 2017
This is the ideal class if you have little or no yoga experience - or if you just want to go back to basics and refresh your practice. Taking a slower pace than our 'flow' classes, we'll time the time to ensure we move into poses with awareness of intention and alignment. This class will be tailored to who comes along each week. Casual attendance welcome.
Unhunch at Lunch (class on 'hold' currently)
Do you sit a lot during the day? Or work in Cambridge? The middle of the day is a great time to come and 'UNHUNCH' with us. Stretch out the back, shoulders and hips, and get your mind of the 'busyness' of your day. It only takes 45 minutes, so is ideal to fit into your lunch hour. This class is beginner friendly, and for the 'lunchtime special' price of just $10. Grab a workmate and join us.
*** THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD - NOT SCHEDULED FOR TERM 3 - SORRY ***
Yin Yoga - Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.45pm
Yin yoga is characterised by gentle, long held poses (3-5 minutes per pose). Rather than actively working into poses by contracting muscles, we come to yin in a more relaxed approach and use long held gentle traction to release tension and tightness throughout the body, targeting our fascia (connective tissue), and creating space around our joints. A wonderful, holistic approach that needs to be experienced to be understood.
WEDNESDAYS 5.30-6.45PM (*75-minute class).
Alignment Yoga - Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.45pm
Alignment Yoga demands your attention to each pose, with a stronger emphasis on working and aligning the body into the pose in greater detail. Suitable for all levels, including new students. Alignment Yoga will leave you both focused and relaxed, and will both strengthen and stretch your body. This class is lead by our new teacher Véronica Guitterez, from Chile. Véronica is trained in the Iyengar Yoga method, which strongly influences the approach to this class.
Mindfulness Meditation - Wednesdays 7-8pm
Mindfulness Meditation is accessible to everybody. It takes a simple approach, yet can have great impact on your daily life. Mindfulness meditation gives you the opportunity to step out of the state of being led by an overly active mind. It helps you practice transforming from a human 'doing' to simply a human 'being'. We invite you to join this class on a casual basis over the coming month, before our term four block course begins.
Casual attendance welcome, 7-8pm on Wednesdays 20, 27 September and 4, 11 October.
Gentle Yoga - Thursdays 9.30-10.30am
As the name suggests, this is the class to come to for a 'gentle' yoga experience. This popular class features mostly seated poses, focusing more on gentle mobility and stretching than it does on strength or endurance. Working through all your tight spots, such as the neck, shoulders, spine and hips, whilst taking care of our joints, with some balance and core poses as well. We keep focused on our breath and finish with relaxation. A great 'mindful movement' experience. THURSDAYS 9.30am.
Yoga for Athletes & Everyone - Mondays 9am
You certainly don't have to be an athlete to come along to Yoga For Athletes & Everyone. It is suitable for everyone. But it's especially suitable for anyone who does a sport - whether you are a weekend warrior or competing at the highest level.
There is an important difference between 'Yoga for athletes' and 'Athletic yoga'.
This yoga class is designed to help 'rebalance' you by stretching out the most common areas that get tight due to physical activity, especially the hips, leg muscles, spine and shoulders. Think of it as being kind to your body after putting it through its paces during the weekend. Because this is more of a 'stretch, recover and relax' class, it is not overly strenuous, and you'll leave feeling looser, more relaxed and ready to face the week ahead.