Balance Yoga is now closed for summer holidays
2018 plans. Updated...
Due to ongoing building renovations, we are currently unable to provide a firm opening date for Balance Yoga in 2018. We will have details available by the end of January.
If you are on our mailing list we will email you with details as they are confirmed. Thank-you for your patience while we juggle the ongoing disruption.
Thank-you to all our amazing students who practiced with us in 2017. We hope you are now enjoying a great Kiwi summer.
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.
- Beginner's Course - Courses run each term. The ideal place to start. Booking required in advance.
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.
Beginner's Yoga - All welcome
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.
Unhunch at Lunch
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Temporary class relocations in 2017 (morning classes)
During the second half of 2017, we needed to relocate a number of our classes to the following venues:
The Kenpo Karate room, located opposite Mitre 10 on Oliver Street (come into the large car parking area).
The St Andrew's church hall. That's the big white church on the corner by the new roundabout. Please park around the back of the hall.