Mastering the Basics, 101 - Vinyasa Yoga Class
Mastering the Basics, 101 - Vinyasa Yoga Class
Class Description: Gentle, Beginner Level 1, Vinyasa Yoga Fundamentals
Friday, 9 am - 10 am
Have you thought you would like to try yoga but feel a little nervous to give it a go? Or if you’ve ever asked yourself in yoga: ”Am I doing this right?”. If yes, then this class is especially for you!
~ Create a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga ~
~ Yoga asana’s are slowed down and explained in detail ~
~ Learn how to be present and connect with your breathe throughout your yoga practice ~
~ Supportive environment for first timers to yoga ~
~ Space and time for you to be able to explore how you feel in each of the poses ~
A fun-filled class, perfect for anyone who has never tried yoga, the beginner, right through to those with more experience who would like the extra space to deepen familiar postures.
Focus is on exploring the basic postures and breathing techniques that make up the practice of Vinyasa Yoga. Emphasis will be placed on the basics of proper alignment, core strength, flexibility and balance, as well as breath control and concentration. Detailed instruction and building each pose carefully insures you create a strong foundation and feel confident in your practice moving forward.
We want this class to be accessible for everyone. There is time in the class to explain and answer questions you may have as we work on a specific pose, a particular anatomical focus or even talk about the place where yoga and emotions meet.
Give yourself permission to start right where you are and come join us on Friday's at 9 am
~ IN THIS CLASS YOU WILL LEARN ~
The key elements of Vinyasa yoga; breath flow, key poses of Vinyasa, correct alignment. The practice involves synchronizing the breath and movement through a continuous flow of postures, and fluid, dance-like sequences that increases strength, flexibility, and stamina and calm the mind.
THE BEAUTY OF VINYASA YOGA
Vinyasa yoga is likened to a beautiful moving meditation. Constant awareness of the breath while moving through the poses increases focus and calms the mind. The ability to flow through challenges experienced during a class often leads to a greater ability to flow through life’s challenges with better focus and less stress, and be able to confront the bombardment of home, family, work, and friends with a deeper sense of joy and calmness.
The continuous, steady flow of movements generates internal heat, which helps to detoxify the body and opens the pathways to healing. Vinyasa health benefits include; body strength, suppleness and flexibility, increased bone density, improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, reduced stress, and improved sleep.
Mastering the Basics, 101 - Vinyasa Class Timetable:
Friday, 9 am - 10 am (55 minutes)*
Beginners are always welcome and we offer a supportive environment as you start your yoga journey.
* We run our classes alongside school terms - term 1 starts 5th Feb and runs through to the 9th April 2018
$15 per class
Eft-pos & credit card facilities available
Dance 24/7 Studio, 12 Kawakawa Place, NorthWest, Auckland
Straight off North Side Drive, Westgate
What to Bring:
Water bottle, a towel and a yoga mat. There are a few yoga mats available for you to use, but we do recommend bringing your own. Mats are also available for purchase.
What to Wear:
You can wear any type of fitness clothes; leggings/tights, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts anything you feel comfortable and can easily move in! We do recommend to avoid see-through fabrics and loose bottoms if you want to keep your privates parts, well, private.
Arrive early to allow yourself time to set up your yoga mat and to not miss the warm-up!
Avoid eating a heavy meal at least 1-2 hours before your class starts.
If this is your first yoga practice, be kind to yourself. Rest when you need to and listen to your body. Arrive 10 minutes before the start of the class to fill in our pre-class questionnaire and to meet your instructor who will help you feel comfortably set-up ready for your first class to begin.
Our yoga classes are non competitive, allowing you the space and comfort to listen to your body by working at a pace that feels comfortable to you!
Do I have to be flexible to practice yoga?
You don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga just as you don’t have to be muscular to go to the gym. It is the practice of yoga itself that helps you build flexibility and strength. Rest assured, it’s not a prerequisite. Come as you are!
Can I practice yoga 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 yoga. Otherwise, we suggest you consult your doctor first. That said, many students with injuries, back problems, hypertension, asthma, etc find relief in their yoga practice. Make sure you inform your teacher of any medical condition you have so personalized instructions may be given to you.
If I arrive late, will I be able to take the class?
Things happen unpredictably, so we do allow a grace period of 5 minutes. After that, we close the doors to minimize distraction for those already in the class and to keep the practice safe for you! We suggest taking the next class instead so you start with a calm and collected mind.
ABOUT RACHEL MAR
Rachel specialises in movement alchemy and body poetry, dance fitness, yoga, botanical beauty nutrition and cuisine, beauty apothecary and chic lifestyle makeovers.
She is a university qualified (BSc-Sport Science) fitness-sports trainer with over 20 years experience. Her skills and background range from dance fitness, yoga, pilates to training elite athletes and injury rehabilation. She is also a certified 200 RYT Vinyasa Yoga teacher.
The beauty and elegance of dance captivated her interest from a young age. In her teenage years her dance fascination turned to Latin dancing. She 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. Later she taught Zumba classes as she loved the incorporation of latin dance into fitness. The addition of vinyasa yoga is the perfect compliment to her love for movement and it's ability to create personal transformation.
She believes movement is a beautiful way of expressing oneself and provides a wonderful solution to suppleness, strength and centeredness.