Core & Centre Flow Classes
Core & Centre Flow Classes
Tuesday, 8.30 am - 9.00 am
Tuesday, 6.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Our ‘Core & Centre’ flow class is a unique 30 minute session that focuses specifically on your core - the centre of your body. Each class embodies connection with your centre, along with connection to your breath, body alignment, stability, strength and balance. ‘Core & Centre’ flow movement that incorporates elements to feel centred physically and in everyday life.
Centered Physically ~ All movement radiates outward from your center. The center refers to the abdomen, lower back and pelvis. It is often called the “core”. Our bodies generate movement and power from within our core. It is also the source of stability and support for every kind of movement we make. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. Strong deep core abdominal muscles are the key to not only having a flat stomach but for also preventing injuries to the back and knees! Our focused ‘Core & Centre’ flow classes incorporate this fundamental backbone to each movement flow created. Our focus is to teach you safe ways to develop a strong, centered core.
Centered in Everyday Life ~ relates to remaining mentally calm, collected and balanced in the midst of our often chaotic lives. This applies to our physical activity as well. Learning to work from your core can help you to act in a more centered way. If you are connected to your physical center, you are going to feel strong, powerful and calm. You are less likely to feel overwhelmed or out of control. Blended into our flow classes are components of emotional restoration and centeredness. We want you to leave the class feeling centered and calm ~ bringing you back to your true essence!
We hope you will come to love our classes as much as we love teaching them. Here is a brief outline to assist you with our classes and enable you to enjoy a beautiful class experience.
Beginners are Always Welcome:
Our intention is to offer a supportive environment for the beginner right through to those who have more experience. It is important to us that you feel supported at whatever level you may be throughout your flowing journey.
Core & Centre Flow Timetable:
Tuesday, 8.30 am - 9.00 am
Tuesday, 6.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Morning Flow Timetable:
Tuesday, 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Thursday, 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Evening Flow Timetable:
Tuesday, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
$20 per 'Morning or Evening' Flow Class
$15 per 'Core & Centre' Flow Class
$25 combo class - combine a Core & Centre Flow Class together with a Morning/Evening Flow Class on the same day
Eft-pos and credit card facilities are available
Concession cards available, please feel free to ask
We do recommend to book your place in our classes so the instructor is prepared for class numbers, thank you.
Dance 24Seven Studio, 12 Kawakawa Place, NorthWest, Auckland
Straight off North Side Drive, Westgate.
Pre-Class Checklist & What to Bring:
Water bottle, a small towel, a yoga mat, a pair of sock to slide in and an eye pillow if you have one. There are limited number of yoga mats available for you to use. If you can, we do recommend bringing your own. Earth-friendly yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, beautiful luxurious crystal infused eye-pillows, and essential oils are also available for purchase.
We also recommended to avoid eating a heavy meal at least 1-2 hours before your class starts, that way your body has energy for movement versus your energy being drawn to digestion. If you have any queries around this, please feel free to ask.
What to Wear:
Any type of yoga-fitness clothing; leggings/tights, tank tops, t-shirts anything that is easy to move in and feels comfortable. No footwear is worn during our Be. Flowing classes.
Arrival Time & Warm Up:
Please - arrive early to allow yourself time (5-10 minutes) to set up your mat, along with props and most importantly to not miss the warm-up!
We start on time and the door is locked at the start of class. This is to avoid disruption to others in the class and allows you to be focused from the beginning. If you happen to turn up and the door is locked we are sorry that you missed our class, maybe today you were meant to have a rest or go for a walk in the fresh air instead. We suggest taking the next class instead so you start with a calm and collected mind.
Welcomed & Embraced:
The core essence of all our classes are that you feel warm, embraced and supported in your movement journey. We want that during our classes you may enjoy the joy, warmth and friendship of other like-minded individuals. Therefore, we have a ‘no-judgement’ and ‘non-competitive’ policy. Meaning there are no mistakes, there is no perfection in movement, your opinions are valued, and you may laugh, cry, express yourself, or be quietly reflective. We ask that you are kind and respectful to everyone joining our classes.
If this is your first class with us, be kind to yourself. Rest when you need to and listen to your body. We believe in allowing you the space and comfort to listen to your body by working at a pace that feels comfortable to you! If something doesn’t feel right for you, sit back and take the time to simply observe. Maybe next time that movement flow sequence will feel right for you to try. You are welcome to ask questions and talk to your instructor about any concerns you may have. Your ‘Flow Class’ is essentially a journey of self-discovery. It really is your own personal journey and no one else’s.
Our intention is that you leave all our classes feeling welcomed and cherished for who you are ~ 'Beautifully You’.
Here are a few questions we quite often get asked that you may find useful …
Do I have to be flexible, fit or strong to participate in a ‘Flow’ class?
You do not need to be any of these to practice movement flow just as you don’t have to be muscular or fit to go to the gym. It is the practice of movement flow itself that helps you build flexibility, stability and strength. Rest assured, it’s not a prerequisite. Come as you are!
Can I participate in one of your classes if I have a medical condition?
If you have medical clearance from your doctor for a current medical condition, then you can go ahead and practice in one of our classes. Otherwise, we suggest you consult your doctor first. That said, many students with injuries, back problems, hypertension, asthma, etc find relief in their movement flow practice. Make sure you inform your instructor of any medical condition you have so personalized instructions may be given to you.
ABOUT RACHEL MAR
Rachel specialises in movement alchemy, flowing movement, dance, fitness, yoga, high-vibrational living, botanical beauty nutrition and cuisine, beauty apothecary and beautiful self-care rituals.
She is a university qualified (BSc - Sport Science) fitness-sports trainer and a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with over 25 years experience in movement. Her skills and background range from the various movement modalities of dance, yoga, pilates to training elite athletes and complex injury rehabilitation.
The beauty and elegance of dance captivated her interest from a young age. At the age of 13 her dance fascination turned to Latin dancing. She later competed and placed first in NZ's first ever Salsa and Lambada competition. It was from here that her dancing career turned professional; dancing for Latin Fever Dance Productions and performing live dance shows in her early twenties. From this point on, her passion and love of movement has never left. The connection with ‘dance’ has become her muse. A sensory form of expression that paints our personal story, one that connects us back to our own unique essence of beauty. A harmonising and soul soothing approach to connect, feel, express and share!
She believes movement is a beautiful form of expression, it exudes and releases suppressed emotion. It allows us to connect on a deeper level to feel, immerse and simply ‘be’ our beautiful selves. A route to express oneself and provides a wonderful solution to suppleness, stability, strength and centeredness. Her continual quest for learning and expanding her knowledge of the body, movement, and our beautiful selves led her to creating these uniquely curated classes for all to enjoy. With a continual passion to explore movement, she is a constant seeker and adores the journey of unearthing and incorporating modalities for the body to feel fabulous and free.