Indigo Yoga

Many people come to Yoga to achieve muscle tone, flexibility or weight loss. For the people who stay with Yoga these benefits are just the beginning.

A Yoga class will test your endurance, your compassion (for yourself and others) patience, resilience, your awareness of your body and its inner workings, knowing when to push yourself and when to nurture. The penny drops and you become more in tune with the inner you – the real you.

A yoga class will invite you to leave behind all the busy –ness of your life and spend time on the mat with yourself. This might sound light and fluffy; however it is often in the most physically testing poses that we uncover snippets of our inner self.

People often seek these inner strengths by pursuing extreme physical challenges, eg Climbing Everest, trekking Kokoda, competing in a marathon, etc. Whilst these are awesome personal challenges, if you are looking for something a little more user friendly to fit into your schedule, Yoga could be the answer.

Indigo Yoga classes cater for varied abilities. You will be encouraged to push yourself to your edge, to take risks. Conversely you will need to summon the strength to hold back when required, listening to your body and letting go of ego.

At Indigo Yoga we are passionate about correct alignment and technique. We want to encourage optimal benefits in each pose, whilst minimising injury.

Yoga is not a one size fits all practice. We use props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks and belts, enabling you to find your version of the pose. A prop can give you the support you need to sink deeper into a pose; elevate into a bridge, or find stability in a handstand.

Many students have commented on how safe they feel in our classes. We offer options to accommodate injuries, energy levels and various abilities.

 

Tips for your yoga class

*If you are new to Indigo Yoga we suggest you arrive 15 minutes before your class to ask the teacher any questions and allow your body and mind to check out of rush mode and simply settle.

*We invite you to chat, laugh and enjoy the music before class – it all adds to your chill down time.

*Please remove your shoes and leave them with your worries and other belongings in the pigeon holes provided. We love bare feet. Yoga is time to get some air between your toes.

*Please remember to turn off your mobile phone – this is your time.

*Always and continually inform your teacher of any injuries or medical conditions you are suffering from, or if you are, or are trying to become, pregnant.

*Wear comfortable clothing that allows your body to move freely. There are no-shoes or socks in a Yoga class. Poses require the stability and pressure of the foot on your mat.

*You need only bring yourself and a water bottle if required. Arrive hydrated, but try not to eat for 1-2 hours before a class.

 

During class:

*During class Teachers may adjust you. This is either to accommodate an injury or encourage alignment, to maximize the benefits of the postures or techniques for you. If you would prefer not to be adjusted please let us know.

*Be patient with your practice and always work within the limits of your own body. If a pose feels uncomfortable, release out of it exactly the same way you moved into it.

*Remember yoga has no timeline. Try to accept how your body works without judgment or criticism and above all enjoy your practice.

 

After class:

* Rehydrate

*Let us know how you feel, ask any questions you have about the class or poses.

*Remember the best practice is a regular practice, set your intention to schedule your next class.

 

We hope to see you on the mat soon.
Please feel free to contact Lisa Massey with any queries. Ph: 0419 334 817

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Indigo Yoga class styles ...

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Yin Yoga Description

Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, un-moving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect.

In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.

A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.

Benefits of regular Yin Yoga practice:
+ Calms and balances the mind and body
+ Reduces stress and anxiety
+ Increases circulation
+ Improves flexibility
+ Releases fascia
+ Improves joint mobility
+ Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana through meridian stimulation

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Open & Beginner Yoga Description

Information coming soon..

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Kundalini Yoga Description

Practicing Kundalini Yoga encourages mental clarity, strength, stamina, body awareness, sensory awakening, self-healing, deep relaxation, protective grace, and emotional relief.

The Practice of Kundalini includes:

Kriya Yoga: exercises that works systematically to active the spine from the base of the spine to the top. All 26 vertebrae receive stimulation and all the chakras receive a burst of energy.

Consciousness & The Breath: Remove your subconscious blocks with breath sequences for adjusting the autonomic nervous system and increasing lung capacity. Open the diaphragm to change yourself inside out. When the diaphragm muscle is open, flexible and correctly tunes its physical and energetic action it can keep the body in the ultimate state of health.

The Mind & Meditation: A simple process. The art of breaking habits to cleanse the mind. The meditative mind is purely a beautiful state of living.

Sound & Mantra:
Mantra is the the creative projection of the mind through sound. Mantras are formulas that alter the pattern of the mind and the chemistry of the brain. Kundalini Mantras are typically in Gurmukhi, a sacred Indian language, and occasionally, in English. These mantras contain the vibrations of peace, prosperity, connection, and many other qualities. By Filtering your thoughts with mantra each becomes a positive resolution adding depth to your performance and co-emergence of mental and spiritual equipoise.

Relaxation & Ancient Gong Therapy:
During deep relaxation many biochemical and energetic changes take place as the effects of the kriya are assimilated within the psyche and the body. The practice of deep relaxation affirms a trust in the innate wisdom of the body to self heal and regenerate.

For centuries the gong has been used as a conscious transforming tool. According to yogic science the sound of the gong can re-pattern the gray matter of the brain, help eliminate diseased cells in the body, and balance the chakras. Many people have experienced profound transformation, self healing and states of peaceful awareness through the gongs vibration.

You will emerge from Kundalini Yoga practice feeling contained, content, conscious.

Class Prices

  • Casual 75min Class
    Concession
    $20
    $15
  • Casual 1 hour Class
    Concession
    $18
    $15
  • 10 Class Pass*
    Concession
    $180
    $150

  • *valid 6 months

  • Yin 4wk Program
    Concession
    $80
    $72
  • Sundays
    $20 (cash, reception is closed)

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Class Times: Term 1 (Feb 1st 2018 - March 29th 2018)

  • *Monday (Yin Program with Lisa)
    6pm-7:15pm
  • *Yin 4 week Program: Contact LISA for the next program 0419 334 817

  • Tuesday (Beginner/Open with Lisa)
    6:30pm-7:45pm
  • Wednesday (Yoga for Any-Body with Lisa)
    10-11am
  • *Thursday (Yin Program with Emilie)
    6:30pm-7:45pm
  • *Yin 4 week Program: 5th April – 26 April, please contact LISA for bookings 0419 334 817

  • Friday (Open with Lisa)
    9:30am-10:45am
  • Saturday (Open with Amy)
    8:30am-9:30am
  • Sunday (Kundalini with Josephine)
    7am-9am
  • *Bookings essential for Sundays:
    call Josephine 0409 396 324

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Class Times: Easter Holidays (March 30th - April 16th 2018)

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    *NO CLASSES ON GOOD FRIDAY or EASTER SATURDAY

  • Tuesday (Beginner/Open with Lisa)
    6:30pm-7:45pm
  • Wednesday (Yoga for Any-Body with Lisa)
    10-11am
  • *Thursday (Yin Program with Emilie)
    6:30pm-7:45pm
  • *Yin 4 week Program: 5th April – 26 April, please contact LISA for bookings 0419 334 817

  • Friday (Open with Lisa)
    9:30am-10:45am
  • Saturday (Open with Amy)
    8:30am-9:30am
  • Sunday (Kundalini with Josephine)
    7am-9am
  • *Bookings essential for Sundays:
    call Josephine 0409 396 324

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