The word ‘yoga’ means ‘to unite’. Yoga has its origins in India where it stems as an ancient practice aiming to unite the body, breath and mind to bring you to a better state of health both physically and mentally. I believe yoga is not only about the body but also the mind. Despite the common misconception, yoga is a very inclusive practice and is beneficial for people of all ages, size or gender.
At Lively, we provide two types of yoga, hatha and vinyasa. Our classes are friendly, non-competitive and intimate with a maximum of 10 participants.
Hatha is the most common type of yoga. Our hatha classes are focused on slower movements and transitions between poses. The longer held poses provide a perfect balance between encouraging flexibility and building strength in the muscles. It is also a great style of yoga for those who wish to focus on improving their alignment in yoga poses.
Vinyasa is a dynamic form of asana movement evolved from the original teachings of Hatha Vinyasa Yoga blended with modern day anatomy to make it safe and accessible for anyone starting yoga asana. Each class is blended with a modern day philosophy of how to live life authentically and consciously encouraging you to create deep inner practice of self awareness and focus on breath, allowing you to transform your mind.
This practice is designed to detox the body, through sweat, increased blood flow and to provide a mental challenge. Using breath to move through each pose, the class moves dynamically for the first ¾ then, slows down for longer deep hip release towards the end. The practice increases cardiovascular activity and fat burning while also developing dynamic flexibility, muscular strength, increased bone density and agility; all essential to true health. This practice builds great physical power, mental resilience and awakens a compassionate heart through learning how to detach from our minds.
Things to know:
- Please make the teacher aware of any medical conditions, injuries or pregnancies before the start of the class. Reminders of pre-existing conditions are most welcome as the teacher may not remember the conditions of all students.
- Please arrive at least 10 – 15 minutes before the start of the class to ensure you are settled in prior to commencement.
- Please be aware that yoga is practiced barefoot. For the comfort of all students, please leave your shoes at the door.
- Please be mindful of other participants, switch off your mobile phone.
- Avoid eating a large meal less than 2 hours before the class.
- Yoga is a non-competitive practice and we urge all students to take postures at their own pace for the benefit of maximising their practice. When you compromise the breath, you are no longer practising yoga.
- Explore the practice with an open and curious mind. Remember to breathe and just have fun!
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.” – Upanishads
Tuesday 7:30 – 9:00pm (Wei-Yee) HATHA
If you would like to book for yoga or have any other questions, please call the clinic. Remember your first class is COMPLIMENTARY!
Please also let our admin team know if there are any other time and day preferences for yoga classes.