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Mondays, 9.30-11am 31 January – 4 April (9 weeks, no class labor day)
Wednesdays, 9.30-11am 2 February – 6 April (10 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm 2 February – 6 April (10 weeks)
Classes are suited to all levels of experience with Yoga and are tailored to suit varying needs and abilities. Sessions include Yoga asana (postures), Yoga nidra (guided deep relaxation), pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation, ending with peace chants where we can offer the benefits of our practice out into the world.
Classes will be held in person at the Woodend Neighbourhood House (maximum of 7 participants) and online via zoom.
Cost: Monday course: $180 / $160 concession (9 classes) *
Wednesday courses: $200 / $180 concession (10 classes) *
* Optional attendance at additional Hatha Yoga classes via zoom in included at no additional charge – details and links to all zoom classes will be provided with your booking
Attending face-to-face classes: Please aim to arrive a few minutes early so you can settle in and relax.
COVID-19: If you feel in anyway unwell or you are in quarantine, awaiting COVID-19 test results, have travelled, or been in close contact with anyone else who has travelled overseas or to any COVID hotspot in the last 14 days, you may not attend class in person – please stay home and attend via zoom.
To help keep our practice safe, please bring your own Yoga mat, blanket and cushion/bolster and any other props you have and like to use. If you do not have a Yoga mat, bring a blanket and large towel.
Masks: to be worn as per Victorian guidelines current at the time of the class.
Attending via zoom: once you have booked for the course, you will receive your zoom booking link and instructions on how to access classes.
What it is all about?
Relax, recharge and renew with Yoga! Learn and practice a variety of Yoga techniques designed to help us de-stress, bring balance and good health to all our bodily systems and bring peace and calm to the mind.
Classes are in the Integral Yoga style – a very versatile approach to Yoga that is accessible to everybody and focuses on letting go of competition and ensuring that everyone can feel comfortable to practice in a way that honours their body and suites their personal needs. Classes are suitable for both beginners and seasoned Yoga practitioners of all abilities.
What will we cover?
Classes will include instruction and practice in:
Chitra will offer a wide range of options for how to practice each technique, encouraging everyone to be in the moment, to honour their own bodies and have fun!
Who will be teaching?
Chitra Stern has been teaching Yoga since 1989, in Australia, India and the USA. She has trained with the Gita School of Yoga in Melbourne and with Integral Yoga in the USA, and is certified to teach Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Pre-natal/post partum Integral Yoga Hatha classes. She has also completed Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training and has trained with Amy Weintraub, completing level 1 and 2 Yoga for Depression teacher trainings. Chitra is also a Level 1 Integral Yoga teacher trainer. Her focus in Yoga is on opening to our natural inner peace, freedom and joy by letting go of competition, accepting and enjoying ourselves as we are, being present in the moment and having fun!