practicing the pause...

After much deliberation and many cups of tea, we have decided to press pause on live streaming and our on line classes for the present moment.  We are going to take some time to focus on ourselves and our loved ones during these ever changing and challenging times.  We understand the importance of balance, integrity and embracing ‘the now’ more than ever and we are grateful to be able to do this.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support, encouragement and love and we look forward to the day that we can practice in person together again.  Until this time, we encourage you to continue your yoga practice, we have classes and videos available on our website please contact us for access if you haven’t done so already. Our online shop  is up and running, have a look at the gorgeous items.  We will continue to upload content onto our website and facebook pages, be sure to stay in touch - we are only an email or phone call away!
 
We’re looking forward to practicing in person when we can be together again. 

about the classes

Our hour long classes embrace the elements of ashtanga, hatha & chakra yoga. Combining breathwork, movement & meditation to create inner balance, strength and an overall sense of health & wellbeing.

 

 We recommend that you download Zoom via your App Store if you haven’t done so already and familiarise yourself with it.  We also recommend that you ‘turn off’ your camera if you do not wish to be seen or see the other participants in the class.  All participants in the class will be ‘on mute’, so please feel free to play your own music during your practice.  


It is important to create a calming, relaxing environment for your practice.  Allow yourself a little bit of time before class to light a candle and put on some soothing music, before settling onto your mat.  Visit our online shop to view our range of candles, incense, essential oils and ‘home starter packs’ - free delivery (uber yogis!)

  • In studio Casual classes - $25  - 1 hour

  • Live streaming classes - $10 - 1 hour

  • Pre-booked & pre-paid on-line

  • Studio capacity has been reduced to 4 students plus 1 teacher per yoga class

  • Students to please bring your own mat as we are no longer ‘sharing’ equipment

  • Students to please bring your own blanket for meditation

 

*Our class timetable, studio capacity, memberships & pricing will continue to be reviewed and are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines provided by Yoga Australia and the Victorian State Government.

yoga classes
Strengthening, stretching muscles & minds, increasing flexibility, core strength & posture, creating harmony both in class & in daily life.

 

yin classes
Calming, centring & focusing bodies & thoughts through gradual, slow, mindful movements, increasing overall awareness of self.

yoga nidra/ meditation

Using breathing techniques (pranyam) in a relaxing comfortable space, we will guide you through an hour long mediation, relaxing muscle, refocusing your mind and leaving you with an overall sense of peace and connection to your whole being.
Meditation class schedule and bookings are available on our events page.

The traditional sanskrit name of the word yoga means to join, union or unity. 
A connection to oneself, through the mind, body and the breath... 

-ashtanga-

Ashtanga Yoga is a style of yoga encompassing eight limbs or eight branches.  Asans (poses) is one limb and pranyam (breath work) is another.  This style of classical Indian yoga is based on the Yoga Sutras of Sage Patanjali.

The breath work we practice in our classes is designed to calm, centre and focus our bodies and thoughts.  The poses are designed to strengthen and stretch our muscles and our minds, creating a sense of inner balance and harmony in class and in our daily lives. 

We incorporate elements of the 8 limb ashtanga yoga practice into each one of our classes, as we believe this reconnects us with our mind, body and breath. 

 

-hatha- 

Hatha yoga is designed to help us unite pairs of opposites together in our hearts, minds and bodies for the purpose of discovering something deeper within ourselves. Hatha yoga also embodies the ashtanga principals while delving into our senses - hot/cold, yin/yang, male/female, hard/soft, solid/flowing. The essence of this practice, brings together apparent opposites into a harmonious union, through poses and breathwork helping us to find our balance.  

-chakra- 

The word chakra is the ancient sanskrit word for 'wheel'.  Traditional yogis were the first to write about the 7 chakras in the human body.  They are believed to be powerful energy centres, which bring in universal life energy and send it flowing through our bodies.  When this energy is flowing harmoniously, we are automatically more balanced in all aspect of our lives - emotionally, physically and mentally.  You cannot see the 7 coloured spinning discs of light within our normal vision, but it is possible to see them in our minds eye. 

We often incorporate poses (asans) in our classes to correlate with a particular chakra centre, to assist with the balance, grounding and unblocking of our energy.  This practice brings about clarity, calmness and awareness of how we interact with ourselves and others in daily life, making us more mindful of our actions and reactions. 

facilities available

Our main entrance is via the Oak Park Family Clinic. The friendly staff at reception will greet you with a smile and direct you through to our studio.

There is ample parking directly out the front and during the day, great coffee and yummy food is available next door at the Frances Winifred cafe.

arbour
90 winifred street
oak park
email: connect@arbour.info

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