A general hatha yoga based class which incorporates breath awareness with traditional yoga postures (asanas) to improve your flexibility, fitness and core strength. Each class ends with special relaxation leading to deep meditation. The asanas and breathing techniques practiced in the yoga class help the body to naturally relax and find its own rhythm. At the end of a yoga class participants feel energised, refreshed and better able to meet the challenges of everyday life. This class provides an accessible way to learn the basic postures and breathing techniques of yoga while restoring your energy, strength and flexibility. A great class for beginner and yoga regular who want to continue to practice at a comfortable pace.
Gentle Yoga Level 1: A great class for those who have just completed the beginners course and wish to gradually integrate into the regular yoga practice. The pace is gentle yet effective leading to a better mind body connection.Also a good option for yoga practitioners who are recovering from injuries /sickness or have been away from yoga for sometime.It is specifically, designed to accommodate people who have limited strength, flexibility or stamina to go to a more advanced class Gentle level 1 classes:Tuesday 6.15pm, Wednesday 730pm, Friday 9.15am, Friday 5.30pm & Sunday 4.00pm
Gentle Yoga level 2/ Gentle Flow Yoga :This class is suitable for those who want to add a little extra challenge to their practice without straining too much.This is a perfect class for those wishing to gain more depth and understanding of the practice and want to move to vinayasa practice. Feel the benefits of engaging the breath while practicing standing and balancing postures, as well as mindfulness in backbends, twists and semi inversions. Modifications will be explored to fit the needs of all participants, new or advanced..The sequences for this class are designed to introduce the participants to the Vinyasa (Flow Yoga practice) by providing modified versions of the poses. The sequences are simple, balanced in variety and, most importantly, provides a safe and approachable stepping stone to the full Flow Yoga class. During this class you’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style, beginning with the basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. We encourage use of Props to allow the body to fully achieve each pose comfortably.This is a great class for people looking for a powerful experience, or those who need a change of pace. All participants still have the option to take it to the next level. Gentle level 2 classes: Monday 6.15pm, Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 6.00pm
Costs: Casual Class- $20 5 class pass- $95 (Valid for 6 weeks from first class) 10 class pass-$165 (Valid for 3 months from first class) 20 class pass-$295 (Valid for 5 months from first class)
In the Gentle Yoga class we ensure that you learn the correct way to move into, hold and release the various asanas (postures). We also teach you the correct breathing (pranayama) and encourage questions to improve your understanding. Classes are suitable to most people with reasonable level of fitness who are interested in practicing yoga on a regular basis.
Benefits of Gentle yoga practice :
Improved balance and healthy posture
Strong, healthy, flexible bodies and improved sleep
Effective stress-management skills and methods for releasing emotional stress
Controlled blood pressure, as well as a decrease in blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides·
Increased circulation in the feet, legs, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows
Breathing techniques effective for people with emphysema and asthma
Improvement in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Better blood sugar control and pulmonary functions for diabetics
Reduced anxiety, which can help relieve acute breathing difficulty episodes
Age is no barrier , you can start yoga at any stage of life. You are not required to be in perfect physical shape or believe anything in particular. The only pre-requisite is an honest commitment and an open mind. Read what people are saying about these classes I hadn't practiced yoga for some year until a friend recommended this place and I thank her for that. I tried hot Yoga classes before in a nearby studio. The place was crowded and no one was there to guide me through the postures, it made me feel sick and inadequate, nope, not my cup of tea. Here I bought the 1 month unlimited pass so I could try as many classes as possible. Best decision ever! It’s been over a year, and I am STILL coming here. The teachers are great.They gives heaps of individual attention and hands-on adjustments. Overall, in my humble opinion, Om Yoga Wellness Centre is the best yoga studio in Western Suburbs, no doubt about it. I am so thankful to Tanya and Viv for showing me the path to yoga again.
Viv is truly an amazing teacher!. So much fun!. He knows how to reach your soul and guide you through your practice thoroughly and gently. The place is clean and the ambiance is exceptionally welcoming; you feel part of a family.
My weekly Om Yoga class is like a big unwind from the chaos of life. After 6 months I can notice my increased flexibility and strength, and really look forward to each class.The classes are motivating and there is always something new to do and practice.
Viv's classes are probably the best I've been to. He really takes care to create a class tailored for the group and makes it really interesting and challenging. You walk out in your perfectly blissful "yoga bubble" but also feeling like you got a great workout. I'd highly recommend it!’