Course Summary

Yoga is an ancient Indian system of training the body and mind. Hatha yoga involves precise movements and postures called asanas which strengthen and relax muscles, improve posture, skin and muscle tone and help you look good and feel great! Join Elaine Haby on a enriching journey as you discover yoga’s physical and mental benefits, or deepen your existing knowledge of the ancient Indian practice. 

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 8th October - 10 classes


Session ID DJC41404C
8 Oct - 10 Dec 10:30am - 11:30am
Location CAE
Session Fees
$199 / $190 (conc)
Teacher
Elaine Haby

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Suitable for beginners and the more experienced. A gentle, progressive course which includes limbering, relaxation and classic yoga. The mind, body and the ‘inner’ are brought into balance to promote healing, health and a return to wholeness. 

The class structure includes:

  • Relaxation and limbering exercises
  • 10 Hatha yoga postures and their variations
  • Visualisation and meditation
  • Breathing – full breath yoga, Tibetan, rhythmic, alternative nostril breathing and simple peace breathing
  • Awareness of endocrine gland system, position of glands and organs
  • Awareness of Chakras in postures and in meditation
  • The classes will conclude with either deep relaxation or five minutes of meditation.

At the end of the course you will:

  • Notice an improvement in general health, posture, flexibility and co-ordination
  • Better concentration, energy and positivity in outlook
  • Help in coping with/overcoming specific complaints and illnesses
  • Have the skills to practise the postures in your own time and to continue deep relaxation and meditation

Tutor Elaine Haby has been teaching yoga at all levels for over 20 years. Elaine trained in Sivananda Yoga (Melbourne) and has also studied in India. She is an experienced, full time yoga teacher and places emphasis on breathing and relaxation techniques that students can learn and apply for themselves when they want to.

Please speak to your tutor prior to the first session if you have any health concerns or if you are pregnant.

Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely. You will be required to remove your shoes so you may wish to wear socks or bring some with you. Allow three to four hours after a large meal, one to two hours after a snack.

Blankets and mats are provided, however you may prefer to bring your own.

 

 

The classes are suitable for men and women of all ages and, generally speaking, most people will be able to cope. Yoga is practised in a non-competitive atmosphere with each student progressing at his or her own pace. Everyone’s capacities differ, therefore to reduce the risk of injury never force or strain to achieve the final position. Just find your natural limit, where you feel comfortable, and slowly try to increase it from there. As with any form of exercise, consult your doctor if you have a serious health problem or are pregnant. Please speak to your tutor prior to the first session if you have any health concerns, or if you are pregnant.

 

Last updated: September 20, 2019 04:44pm