Current classes: All online now with the timetable and class descriptions below. $5 per class or FREE if you are out of work or strapped for cash. Please contact me to book in. Timetable may change according to what you all need! All you need to do is contact me (preferably the day before the class), I send a meeting number and password and you log into zoom, type the details in and voila! If you wish to attend but can’t make that time, the session can be recorded.
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Yogic Lock-down Retreat Classes
Monday Breathwork and Meditation 9-10am
Feeling anxious and would like to learn to meditate? This class teaches you first how to breathe with ease and improve your posture. Each week we test-drive several meditation techniques so you can find the flavour that works for you. Kundalini meditations work quickly and effectively to reduce stress in 11 mins or less.
Monday Nighty night nidra and relaxation session with Aunty O 7-8pm
This session cultivates the relaxation response so that you can tot off to bed straight afterwards and have a deep slumber. It involves a few gentle stretches to release physical tension, some breathwork and then yoga nidra for deep release. Dress code: P.J’s and have blankies, cushions and pillows on hand. Even better just be in bed. This session is recorded so that you may listen to it nightly before bed all week.
Tuesday Working from Home Woes – yoga for your stiff bits 9-10am
Your home work station might not be very ergonomic or you may be going slightly bonkers trying to work and home school simultaneously. This session focuses on neck and shoulder tension and includes breathwork to switch your brain on and feel rejuvenated.
Wednesday Wind-down. Yoga for stress release 9-10am
Come along to try out some of my new moves from my recent Stress and Vitality course. As we move into these difficult times you might like to adopt some of these practices.
Thursday Pure Kundalini 9-10.30am
This 90 min class is for my regulars or those who want a bit of a challenge and don’t have a woo woo aversion. Kriyas, pranayama, chanting, meditation and relaxation. The full monty for the spiritual warriors.
Friday Fun with optional fancy dress 9-10am
Finish the week with this class for everybody. Let your hair down and don something other than the trackies you have been wearing all week. Be glam or goofy. All the usual breathwork, stretching and relaxation but in fancy dress if you like. Followed by daylight disco if you feel the need…..have your favourite dance music on standby.
Regular Classes that will resume after Lockdown
This is a general session working on different aspects of the body each week and combines three styles of yoga; Kundalini, Hatha and Yin. Kundalini yoga uses breathwork and moving postures to stimulate organs, glands and chakras, while building stamina. Hatha yoga stretches and lengthens the body while Yin yoga deeply opens joints and releases tension. Each class has breathwork, postures, relaxation and a brief meditation. This yoga works well for people who need to de-stress, build some core strength and can be adapted for beginners or experienced yogis.
Wed: 9-10am, 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Wed: 5.15-6.15pm, 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Thurs: 7.30-8.30pm, Featherston Community Centre
Frid: 9-10am, Gain Momentum Holloway St Carterton
Joints, core and restore
A gentle class focusing on joint mobility and strengthening the lower back and abdominal muscles. It is ideal for beginners or those recovering from injuries or surgery. BYO mat please.
Mon: 11am-midday Ambulance Hall Texas St Martinborough
Acu-Kundalini – please book in to attend
Acu-yoga combines Kundalini and Yin yoga with acupressure to clear meridian pathways and release stuck stress in the body. This is a therapeutic form of yoga which can assist with improving many health issues. Each class involves stretching, pressing acupressure points, relaxation, meditation and occasionally vocal toning for the organs.
Mon: 9-10am 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Pure Kundalini – please book in to attend.
This 90min class is classical Kundalini Yoga and includes pranayama, a full kriya with relaxation and meditation with mantra music to enhance the experience. Throughout the year our focus is to become more heart centred through clearing our chakras and learning to clarify our intuition. Move out of your head and into your heart!
Thurs: 9-10.30am 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton Starts January 30th
Ease into the week with restorative yoga from the Kundalini tradition. Slow, flowing movements release tension and support healthy organ function. Then bolsters and cushions are used to deeply open our bodies with minimal effort. Pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation complete the nourishing experience so you feel refreshed for the week ahead. Please book in as space is limited.
Mon: 7-8pm 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Pussy Power – Yoga to create happy and healthy women (Booking is necessary!)
This class addresses the neural wiring in our pelvises and our brains to restore health and happiness. It is suitable for all ages and anyone who identifies as a woman. It is beneficial particularly for those who have depression/ongoing stress, an unhappy sexual history, hormonal imbalance, or pelvic floor issues. Those who have low libido or feel a bit bored with their sex lives, or just plain mystified with whatever goes on “down there”. In fact if you call this “down there” then you really need to come along! A deeply nourishing and supportive class sharing simple skills from the Kundalini, Daoist and Tantric yoga traditions so that you can learn to practice at home. Please book in each week. Also look to the events page for ongoing Pussy Power workshops.
Wed: 7-8pm 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Yoga for MS/Parkinsons/CFS/Auto-Immune Conditions
A class to address posture issues, breathing and simple chair yoga to build strength and energise. This 90 minute class uses meditation, visualisation and simple poses to explore neural pathways and rekindle body sensations. Each week we explore new strategies to make life easier for balance and improved movement. Please book in each week.
Wed: 10.30am-midday 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Move into Meditation – Monday March 9th 5.30-6.30pm
This class eases us into a more comfortable meditation experience. Gentle stretches to make sitting more comfortable and how to find your meditation seat. Simple techniques to shift beyond the physical limitations of our everyday breath. We explore meditation from the Kundalini Yoga tradition and simple silence. This class offers meditation from a seasonal perspective so that you can cultivate a practice in tune with the elements. Beginners welcome! Please book in to reserve your cushion.
Usually First Monday of the month: 5.30-6.30pm 75 Brooklyn Road Carterton
Perinatal Yoga (on request)
This class fosters a woman centred birth and pregnancy. I love active birth and each class works towards this with “birth circuit training” a series of gentle and simple things I’ve developed to keep your labour progressing even while resting. The class also works with breath, sound and stretches to help ease all those aches and pains.
You can also book in to have a session with your chosen birth partner present so they can be trained up to help you. They can be your voice, your advocate and set of muscles to hold you up in any position you feel helps. (They might need to do some strength training too!)
Mon-Fri on request
Private classes are a great way to begin or deepen your yoga experience. You might also want to consider this if you have any health concerns, are recovering from injuries or if you have any burning questions about any aspect of yoga. You might regularly attend group classes but require some help starting a home practice for yourself.
A private class with me may also use tools from my other healing modalities of homeopathy, flower essences or acupressure self care.
I offer individualised yogic prescriptions of postures, medical meditations and pranayama for physical/mental/spiritual health so that you can continue to nurture your well being as a part of your daily life.