If you’ve never tried yoga or are looking for a fresh new approach then please try my class. It doesn’t matter what your level of ability or age is, or if you have injuries. I will make sure it’s right for you and will feel benefits from your very first class. The style is a mix of traditional yoga, Pilates and modern functional exercise science. After over two decades of teaching yoga I have observed that the many people who attend a regular class achieve unique benefits that are just not possible from other forms of exercise. Yoga classes are a cheap investment in a body that has to carry you through to old age.
42 Albert Street, Busselton
3.00-4.05pm (very gentle yoga)
Naturaliste Community Centre
8.00-9.15am (beginners/general) *in school holidays this class changes to 7.30-8.45am
9.20-10.35am (general) *creche available / this class NOT on in school hols.
The main focus in the classes is on slowing down the ageing process by working on 5 main areas:
It is a fact that we can become stronger at any age. Having strong bones and muscles will help us in every aspect of our life. We may become old but we certainly don’t have to become frail. In the yoga classes we work on strength using body weight. Some of the strongest people I know are over 60 and have never been to a gym in their life, they’ve just done yoga.
Flexibility / Joint Mobility
We can become more flexible at any age, with effort. I’m not at all interested in the extreme levels of flexibility that seem to be the focus of many yoga teachers. You don’t actually have to be that flexible to be healthy. But stretching regularly does slow down the ageing process by maintaining joint mobility/ range of movement, improving circulation and joint health, and helping us to slow down and relax.
Our balance does not improve as we get older. I think everyone knows that yoga is incredibly good at improving balance. And having good balance helps us with most things in daily life.
There is nothing quite as good as yoga for straightening your spine. Some of the benefits of good posture are – you look younger, improved respiration (breathing), increased energy levels , stronger metabolism, improved mood, decreased back and neck pain, more confidence.
Relaxed State / Lowered Stress Levels
Like improved posture there is no exercise system quite like yoga for becoming more relaxed. We can’t avoid stress in life. But we can learn and practice simple skills to relax our nervous system. Feeling more relaxed is guaranteed after every single Yoga session. And if you’re more relaxed you sleep better, breathe better, digest better, get sick less, feel happier and age more slowly, amongst many other benefits.