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Yogi & Yogini

All Yoga classes at Yogi & Yogini have a Mindfulness focus. It is an ancient and authentic practice that dates back over thousands of years. Each class includes dynamic flowing postures and meditation

Briar Hill, Victoria

Map of 126 Mountain View Road, Briar Hill, Victoria, 3088, AustraliaMap & Directions

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  1. 6:00 pmyoga1h 30mAudrey Bennett
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    6:00 pm yoga for 1h 30m with Audrey Bennett

    Meditation and Dynamic Flowing Postures. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students :-)

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    9:30 am yoga for 1h 30m with Audrey Bennett

    Meditation and Dynamic Flowing Postures. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students :-)

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    8:00 pm yoga for 1h 30m with Audrey Bennett

    Meditation and Dynamic Flowing Postures. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students :-)

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All classes are suitable for both beginner and advanced students :-)   Benefits of Classical Yoga Improves energy levels Increases physical strength and flexibility Teaches you how to let go of worries and concerns Promotes relaxation Helps to reduce stress and anxiety Promotes resilien...

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All classes are suitable for both beginner and advanced students :-)

 

Benefits of Classical Yoga

Improves energy levels

Increases physical strength and flexibility

Teaches you how to let go of worries and concerns

Promotes relaxation

Helps to reduce stress and anxiety

Promotes resilience in everyday life

Shows you how to find the happiness and contentment that comes from within

A practice that is nurturing for yourself so you come back to your family and work refreshed and rejuvenated

The asana portion of the class is dynamic and flowing.  It emphasises both strength and flexibility.  The Asana is practiced with a meditative focus where you are encouraged to focus on sensations of the body and the breath.  Letting go of the chattering mind including any interpretations or judgements of how your body should be.  You are encouraged to practice by listening to how the body says you are today rather than how the mind says your body should be.  We practice kindness to ourselves throughout the Asana practice, everyday the body is a little different but always perfect.  It is only the mind that takes us away from the perfectness of who we are and how the world is. There is always an emphasis on balanced class with preparation and a deeper forward bend, back bend, twist and inversion.  Abdominal strength work is also included to help support the back and the posture.

As we are practicing each Asana you are given the opportunity to move into a stronger version of that posture or to remain as you are depending on how the body feels.  This way we always experience the strength of the posture without the strain.  The beauty of Asana practice is that you experience the same benefit of all postures no matter whether you are doing your first class or whether you have been practicing for year.  Steadiness and Ease is the literal meaning of Asana and if you practice mindfully like you are encouraged to do at Yogi & Yogini then you will love how it makes you feel!

Primarily the classes are asana based, incorporating the other limbs throughout the practice.  Learning how you can practice Yoga also when you are active in your everyday life.  Finding the peaceful stillness in the background despite the highs and lows in life.  There is always time for Shavasana at the beginning of the class to give you the opportunity to let go of the business of the day.   It is the pose of surrender so you can choose to give up everything altogether.  It brings you to a state of freedom, so you discover that there is something about you that is not limited to your body and mind.  A deeply liberating practice.

We always conclude our Asana practice with some stillness meditation.  Some guidance is given over time on how to practice training the mind to stay in one place so you can experience stillness.  At first you may notice how the mind is like an untrained dog without a lead.  Often been taken away with thought patterns before there is awareness of what’s happening.  So, you learn how to focus and concentrate in a meditative way first for the whole time you are here. Eventually, with regular practice you will be able to observe the mind without being involved in it, you will be able to meditate.  You will start to realize that that silent awareness always in the background feels more like yourself than what the busy mind does.

You become more and more liberated by the boundaries of the mind.  You are able to use the mind more efficiently and decisively and in turn let go of it when you want to.  A healthy mind is one that you can let go of when you want to. 

So, in essence Yoga is a wonderful practice for body, mind and beyond.  You will be amazed at how it makes you feel.  You will be delighted in how that effect ripples out into your everyday life.  You family will benefit also as you have taken some time out to reconnect with your true Self.  As you look back on your week you can say you truly made some time to nurture yourself.  You feel rejuvenated and refreshed when you come back to caring for your family and to work.  Having Yoga in your life is Magic!!