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Woodend Neighbourhood House

Yoga for Individuals with Carers - with Sarah (three week short course)

Yoga for Individuals with Carers is designed for those who require a carer to support their daily needs. The class can help in reducing stress and anxiety, improving strength, flexibility and balance, and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

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Yoga for Individuals with Carers - with Sarah (three week short course)
Yoga for Individuals with Carers - with Sarah (three week short course)

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22 July 2024, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia

About the Event

What it is all about?

Yoga has been known to have numerous benefits for the body and mind. For individuals with carers, it can be especially helpful in reducing stress and anxiety, improving strength, flexibility and balance, and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

With Sarah's guidance, the classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of each individual, ensuring that everyone can participate at their own pace and level.

In addition to the physical benefits, the classes also provide a supportive and inclusive community. Many individuals with carers may feel isolated or disconnected from others, but in these classes, they can connect with others who share similar experiences. It's a safe space where everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate and connect with one another.

Yoga for Individuals with Carers (with Sarah) is designed for those who require a carer to support their daily needs. Carers are defined as those that provide care and support to a family member or a friend, or a support worker. Carers attend for free and either assist their family member, friend or client, or if able, participate in the class themselves.

What will we cover?

Classes will include instruction and practice in:

  • Yoga postures to encourage the body through its full range of natural movement, build flexibility and strength and help to balance and bring good health to all our bodily systems.
  • Guided deep relaxation to invite body and mind to profoundly relax, recharge and heal.
  • Yoga breathing and meditation techniques to help us energize, cleanse and harmonize all levels of our being and bring peace and calm to the mind.

Sarah will offer a range of options for how to practice each technique, including chair versions if getting up and down from the floor is tricky, encouraging everyone to be in the moment, to honour their own bodies and have fun!

Note: Please confirm with your doctor that it is safe to attend a gentle yoga class before enrolling.

Who will be teaching?

Sarah will be teaching Yoga for Individuals with Carers for three weeks whilst Chitra, the class regular yoga teacher, is on holiday.

After moving back to the Macedon Ranges in 2016, the opportunity to practice Yoga, on a personal level, unfolded for Sarah. Having passionately practiced Pilates for years, Sarah embraced the mat and Yoga teachings with a new curiosity, and quickly found that it offered a unique and calming practice, whilst providing a beautiful sense of coming home.

In 2021, having worked in the health industry for 14 years, Sarah completed the 200hr 'Teaching Training: Beginning Level' though the Integral Yoga Academy, as she felt there is much to gain from regularly practicing such a holistic offering. Sarah has since completed the Level 1 Kids Yoga Training with Yoga Kids Training Academy, with much appreciation for the fun and creativity such practice invites.

Now affiliated with Yoga Australia, Sarah is honoured to share space and passion for a practice she believes can strengthen and inspire the mind, body and soul.

Term 3 2024 Information

Yoga for Individuals with Carers (with Sarah) will run for 3 weeks between Monday 15th July until Monday 29th July . The cost for the three weeks is $45. Class run between 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

If you wish to join the short course after it has begun, our booking system will allow you to book for the remaining classes - assuming there is space.

Class will be held in person at the Woodend Neighbourhood House (maximum of 5 participants with 5 carers).

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.

When registering, please register under the individual's name and add the carer's name in the comments box. Carers attend for free and either assist their family member, friend or client, or participate in the class themselves.

Classes are best suited to beginners however all levels of experience with Yoga are welcome, as the practice will offer adjustments to help ease of flow in the moment.

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