Week 1 – Hatha is translated as “ha” meaning sun and “tha” meaning moon. This refers to the balance of the masculine aspects (active, hot, sun), and the feminine aspects (receptive, cool, moon), within all of us. Join Claire in creating balance and uniting opposites of your body and mind.
Week 2 – Yin Yoga. Slow paced class challenging you to hold your poses for longer and connect with the feeling in your body. In this session Claire will help you calm and balance the mind and body, reduce stress and anxiety, increase circulation, and improve flexibility.
Week 3 – Is all about the Hips! Here we’ll dive deeper into the flexibility of the hips and lower body. This session is guaranteed to make you feel longer and more open and aligned.
Week 4 – Ashtananga is an energetic week. Aligning breath with movement. We’ll see how much we can push our body’s in this session (which will be individual for everyone – no one is competing against anyone else!). Great for detoxifying and working up a sweat.
Week 5 – Nidra week will explore the ancient practise of pranayama and combine healing breaths with meditation and gentle loving movement.
Week 6 – Weekend away on the beach! One night somewhere between Newcastle and Wollongong, and in conjunction with the Surfing Group. Enjoy a day on the beach with meditation, ocean swims, and a yoga session! Repeat the next morning before driving home for a long weekend that will feel even more refreshing than usual!
Week 7 – Swim/ Surf session. Designed to strengthen and improve flexibility in arms, shoulders, core and hips. This session is excellent for those of us who swim or surf. Expect lots of opening through shoulders and hips, some deep core work and, of course, balance.
Week 8 – Is a deep, whole core session. This session recognizes that the whole core includes pelvic floor, abs, back, obliques and the diaphragm. This core safe practise will stretch and strengthen your deep core – all whilst improving connection to these integral muscles.
Week 9 – Balance! This session will be focused on balance. We’ll set out a systematic approach to create and improve stability and balance. The balance is not just a physical one. It refers to balance within your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being.
Week 10 – Stretch and release. Get to know and feel your fascial network. In this session we’ll be using tools to release soft tissue and noticing the differences these releases make to our yoga poses.
Week 11- Upper body program that will connect you to your upper body. We are talking back, neck shoulders, chest and head. Learn how downward dog or dolphin pose can be a strong upper body workout.
Week 12 – Meditation time. Join Claire in a systematic meditation to take you through the pancha maya kosha (5 layers of self). This session will offer you space to explore what you need in a moment of peace, combined with gentle loving movements designed to deepen your connection with mind, body and spirit.