Happy Easter to everyone and Happy Birthday to us! Three years ago on the weekend of 21 & 22 April, The Yoga Shed offered its first classes. It’s been three years of growth and were about to move into the next exciting new phase.
Easter is a time of new beginnings and it just happens that we have lots of new beginnings this month and coming up.
Yin Yoga with Anneriek – Fridays 7-8pm
You could do a double – Japanese Ki Yoga Fridays 5:30-6:30, a more Yang class, and then hang around to chill out in Yin from 7-8pm. Want to know the difference between Yin and Yang?:
Yin is a much slower practice. Poses are typically held for a longer period of time. Anywhere from three to ten minutes. Sometimes even twenty. Yin yoga works on and nourishes the deeper, more hidden tissues, our ligaments, fascia, joints and bones. Yin Yoga is focused more on time in order to go deeper not intensity. Yin is about paying attention to what the body needs and respecting its requests. The essence of yin is one of yielding, surrendering and acceptance.
There is much more movement and change in Yang, otherwise known as dynamic, flow or active yoga and a typical hold may be anywhere from five breaths to a couple of minutes. Yang tissues are mainly muscle which enjoy constant movement and at times maximum stresses held for short periods of time.
source: Lynda Griparic found on ‘A Place for Yoga Teachers’
Kids and Teens Yoga with Emilly
4-10 yrs Wednesdays 4:15-5pm, 11-16 yrs Fridays 4:30-5:15pm
These classes will only run during the school terms and we are all set to go for Term 2 – commencing Wednesday 22 April and running for 10 weeks. To sign up for the whole term is a discounted rate of $80 or drop in for $10 per class.
Parents will need to leave their children at the class (just helps with avoiding distraction). Emilly is a youth worker and has all the necessary checks and credentials, as well as being a fabulous yoga teacher and practitioner.
The younger age group will be lots of fun and play while introducing yoga, the teens becoming a little more ‘yogic’ including some meditation, and of course teenagers over 16 are welcome at any of our classes for the $10 rate.
Yoga is a great way for these age groups to get to know themselves and develop tools to support them through the changes involved in growing up.
Just shoot us an email to book your child or children in.
Amanda is back!
Our much loved teacher Amanda is returning to teach a regular drop in class at The Shed. A Hatha class Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11am commencing 21 April.
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So……. lots of extra classes, especially good for members to take advantage of. If you want to find out more about membership please view our page.
Also lots of Events and Courses coming up too.
A special mention about a full day workshop we’ll be offering later in the year (looks like September – tentative date of Sunday 20 Sept.) with renowned teacher Eve Gyzybowski on Yoga as a lifelong companion as we go through the changing stages and seasons of life. You might like to check out Eve’s blog. We are extremely privileged to have Eve come to The Shed from her home on the mid north coast. Eve had one of the first yoga schools in Sydney and actually taught two of the teachers that I trained with, she offers a wealth of experience and knowledge of yoga generally and on this topic.
And finally, just to let you know that over the coming months we will be implementing technology to manage class attendance, class passes and membership. Online book in will be possible but not essential for most offerings. It will make things easier in the long run but there may be some ‘moments’ as we find our way and make the adjustment.
Thanks for coming along with us on The Yoga Shed ride – it’s been lots of fun so far, with lots more in store!
with love and light
Catherine and Theresa
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