Essentials For Beginners
This Class is only for Students enrolled in our special 6 week Beginners Course where students are taught the foundation Transformational Alignment Based Yoga . The syllabus,with an emphasis on simple techniques to engage in postural alignment and finding your own personal alignment in poses. By finding and understanding alignment you will come to a deeper space in the poses and be less likely to stress the body in poses before it is ready. No pose is worth an injury and alignment is one way to prevent injury. The other is to learn the concept of only going to your edge in all the postures and how to use yoga props to support you in poses.These classes are appropriate for Beginners, or those who are new to yoga, or interested in learning the benefits of Yoga practice. All Yoga classes finish with instruction of skills on learning how to relax. Once again they are specific to students enrolled in our Beginners course. You will have access to over 12 classes each week. Important to the course are the Saturday 10:00am Essential Foundations Class where Sam each week reviews the poses you have learned so far and Introduces new postures with all their details and what Yoga props to use. Also important is the 5:30pm on Wed essential foundation class . In this class Sam has Assistant Teachers who are enrolled in his training for Teachers course join him in setting you up in the poses and assisting you in which yoga props you should use and giving you a meaningful experience of a yoga class.
Transformational Alignment Based Yoga (T.A.B.Y.)
It is suitable for all levels of students of yoga supporting them to develop the foundation and a further understanding of the benefits of alignment, sequencing and longer timings,while still encouraging you to only go to your edge. This allows for the introduction of how to work with basic and more challenging poses alike. Alternative poses are always offered for any poses you don’t feel ready to try. Emphasis is always still placed on only going to your personal limit in all the poses and finding your own personal alignment . A deeper yoga that anyone can handle.
Intensive Transformational Alignment Based Yoga “Hot Flowing Power Yoga”
In this more advanced level students develop, maintain and work with more advanced poses. In these yoga classes the full range of asana groups are explored, including the arm balance and other inversions such as headstands,shoulder stand, twists, backbends, seated and standing poses,strength postures such as the crow and our famous “Hot Flowing Power Yoga” as well as advanced restorative sequences. Classes can be Hot Flowing or they can be deep and advanced. Each Class is Unique and it depends on what the students in each class Need. If you are not sure if you are ready for this level check with Sam our senior teacher. This is our version of hot power yoga and is sometimes vinyasa based but with alignment always the basis. Sam will make sure that all students still only go the edge and understand what a safe practice is. A fun dynamic class where you will deepen your yoga in this intermediate level of yoga. Give it a go Sam will take care of you. (Please not suitable for pregnancy)
In a sense all yoga is mindful. Yoga’s inherent nature is awareness of the body and breath. At the Home of Yoga we teach all our classes with this understanding. In the Mindful Yoga classes we simply give more time and attention to the process. Sydel uses the Jon Kabat-Zinn Body Scan to help in this process of becoming a witness in your yoga practice. Sydel has been practicing and studying meditation for over 40 years in India and Internationally.In her degree in sociology she focused on meditation methods to help support people. She has done the MBSR course with Jon Kabat-Zinn which is the core course of the mindful work.Sydel also has worked utilizing mindful yoga , movement and touch with refugees suffering from trauma . She pulls from many methods to make this an enriching class. Great for Stress and Peacefulness .“Mindful yoga is a lifetime engagement – not to get somewhere else, but to be where and as we actually are in this very moment, with this very breath, whether the experience is pleasant unpleasant, or neutral. Our body will change a lot as we practice, and so will our minds and our hearts and our views. Hopefully, whether a beginner or an old-timer, we are always reminding ourselves in our practice of the value of keeping this beginner’s mind.” – ‘Mindful Yoga’ by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Relax Therapeutic Restorative Yoga
In this very special class we will do poses that work on old injuries, strengthening weak areas, and postural alignment of the body. Healthy backs, knees, shoulders, necks, ankles, reproductive organs and of course calm minds.
This is a passive yoga class using yoga props and holding positions for longer amounts of time. We will introduce meditation into your yoga and many new poses that facilitate rejuvenation of the entire being. Bolsters, blankets, walls, swiss balls, breath, massage and heaps of loving support will be used as a way for you to find the path to good health, relaxation, and a happy stress free life.
This is a great class for tight areas and a better understanding of your yoga. Another good name would be wellness yoga. Sam (and Sydel from Sam ) is lucky enough to have learned the use of all these props from both B.K.S. Iyengar and Sw.Satya Pujari over many years and classes. Sydel has also done several specific Therapeutic Restorative Yoga courses with Judith Hanson Lasater .
“Follow your nature. The practice is really about uncovering your own pose; we have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own pose in the moment, it’s not practice — it’s mimicry. Rest deeply in Savasana every day. Always enter that pratyahara (withdrawn state) every day. And just enjoy yourself. For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.” — Judith Hanson Lasater
Sydel and Sam have been working with Pregnancy Yoga since 1986 when “The Family Nurturing Centre was formed. A charity supporting Natural Birth ,Conscious Parenting and Birthing / Parenting Support.”It takes a whole village to raise a child”
Yoga to stretch your body and mind. Preparing you for the upcoming event of birth and parenting. Strengthen your back and legs to support your growing body and baby. Have fun and create an open healthy birthing body.
We support your birth choices and encourage you to get the type of birth you feel safe with. We explore active and natural birth preparation so you have lots of choice and information. Meet other parents and new friends going through what you are feeling right now. Find ways dad’s and family can support you before, during and after the birth. Lots of Active Birth birthing positions and natural pain relief demonstrated.
They are the proud parents of Two Sons born naturally in a home setting . The have worked closely with both the Homebirth Community Midwives,The Family Birthing Centre and Obstetricians at all the Hospitals in Perth for many many years and can support you in finding the best option for you in the birth choices that fit you and your pregnancy. They have worked with most conditions affecting pregnancy and have been honored to have many sets of Twins and even triplets in their program. We are now at the stage where babies born thru our program are now returning with babies of their own.
Baby and Toddler Yoga
Sam and Sydel started the first Baby Classes in Perth. A combined Newborn and Toddler Support group for natural parenting ,conscious parenting ,non violent parenting. Breastfeeding support for getting started and for continuing on long term. Common sense remedies for ailments and support for co-sleeping in a way that suits your family . Non violent Parenting and learning to deal with night-times in a natural way .Yoga , Games , Music and Mindful Parenting for our children. Loads of fun and a a great support since 1990.