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 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.
*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