Location & Styles
Paynesville Classes are held at Paynesville RSL Hall, 57 Main Road and
Bairnsdale Classes at The Hub, 27 Dalmahoy Street Bairnsdale.
Yoga for Women – Book now for Term 3, starting Wednesday July 24, 11am-12.30pm at Bairnsdale
For many of us women, every day is a juggling act. Balancing work, family and friends. In the process of struggling to find time to fit it all in we can become disconnected from our essence.
‘Yoga for Women’ is a place for women to come together to heal, learn, rejuvenate and strengthen themselves using the ancient technology of The Women’s Teachings of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation & The Sacred Sound Current (Mantra) as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of experience and awareness. A very powerful tool to strengthen the nervous system and balance the hormone system bringing the body and mind into alignment. In this 10 week course you will learn and practice the top Kundalini yoga poses for women.
45 minute Chair Yoga – Mondays and Thursday mornings 11.15am at Paynesville RSL and Wednesday afternoons 1pm at Bairnsdale
Welcome to a truly gentle way to welcome back your healthy movement, healing, strength and joint mobility.
“So many people believe that ageing or injury means to physically decline that they kind of just give up. I know as much as anyone how it feels to be less mobile than one would like. In 2008 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and was in too much pain to move, and could barely walk for 12 months. It has been a long slow process of learning and I want to share with you all I have learned so you too can feel and move better” – Kirsten
By doing gentle but powerfully effective workouts in a chair you can regain your best body and mind, inside and out.
KUNDAdance – Thursday evenings 5.30pm and Saturday mornings 9am at Bairnsdale
Yoga’s answer to Zumba, a dance of consciousness to awaken you to your highest potential, shake away all your fears and insecurities bringing energy and vibrancy in your life.
KUNDA dance is a combination of Kundalini yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and mantra. The movements are synchronised to special music composed by Maya Fiennes in 528 and 432 frequencies which have an instant healing effect on your body and mind. It’s for everyone if done gradually and mindfully.
‘Yoga for Real Life’, Maya Fiennes method of Kundalini Yoga – Wednesday mornings 8.30am at Paynesville
Kundalini Yoga is the original and most powerful of the twenty-two schools of yoga, all of which are beneficial. The Yoga Sutras (writings) say that what you can achieve in 12 years of Hatha Yoga, plus 6 years of Raj Yoga, plus 3 years of Mantra Yoga, plus 1 year of Laya Yoga can be accomplished in a single year of perfectly practiced Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is designed for the active person with responsibilities in school, work, and family and the world. It was maintained as a secret oral tradition for thousands of years which protected the techniques from abuse, but also created an unnecessary image of mystery. Kundalini Yoga can be practiced by anyone if it is done gradually and according to the instructions.
Kundalini blends meditations, mantras and yoga sets known as kriyas to awaken your inner potential and power. The Maya Fiennes method, Yoga for Real Life is a fusion of the centering principles of Kundalini and sound, alongside other elements from other forms of yoga blended to leave the participant feeling euphoric and stress free. Yoga for Real Life deals with day to day challenges. It takes the yoga off the mat and into every day life. It is a creative and meditative practice. For those looking to exercise their bodies as well as mindfulness, regular participants can shift negative impulses and through the meditations and yoga sets, gain flexibility, suppleness and improve muscle tone.
Hatha 26 – Monday mornings 8.30am at Paynesville
A series of 26 static poses in the style of Hatha Bikram, without the heat. The various poses work your muscles, increase flexibility and flush toxins out of your system. A completely natural full-body workout that will heal and protect you for the rest of your life with more energy than you thought possible.
Yin Yoga – Monday evenings 6pm and Wed afternoons 5.00pm at Paynesville
Yin Yoga is practice that incorporates poses that are mostly seated or reclined, that target the connective tissues in the body with the intention of gradually creating a relaxation response. The effect is improved circulation, reduced stress levels and calm mind and nervous system.
iRest Yoga Nidra – TBA
iRest is also a path of meditative self inquiry. At a basic level, it provides the initial building blocks for a mindfulness practice in which one learns to stay present and alert. At an intermediate level, one learns how to meet challenging experiences, emotions or beliefs in order to integrate and go beyond them. At the highest level, iRest offers the teachings of the “end path” of direct realisation into one’s true nature as abiding peace, infinite calm, and interconnected wholeness.There is nothing to do in an iRest session except lay down comfortably and be guided by the teacher’s voice.
Vinyasa Flow – Wednesday evenings 6.15pm at Paynesville
Vinyasa means movement guided by breath. A flowing series of postures guided by the breath allowing you to move more freely. Stabilising core work and intricate sequences, postures can be dynamic and fluid or purposeful and static. Learn to use your mind and body to 100% of their capacity to fully realise the awesome potential of your true self.
Flow & restore – Thursday mornings 10am at Paynesville
Balance the body with energetic vinyasa and wind down with restful restorative postures- perfect preparation for the morning catch up with friends.
Yoga for Managing Pain – Not currently timetabled
This 9 week course helps people change how they feel about their bodies when they hurt and it helps people with chronic and persistent pain move better, manage stress and get back into activities they love. With a special focus on body awareness and effortless movement, Yoga for managing pain is helping people to reconnect with their bodies and change their relationship with pain. Yoga techniques can make the difference between a life ruled by pain and one in which pain plays only a “bit part” in day-to-day life. Kirsten is a registered Yoga for Pain Practitioner in Australia.