The first step: If you are new to yoga you can either
- join a Beginners / Foundation yoga course (bookings required) OR
- join a Level 1 / Easy / Beginners class (no booking required).
What's the difference? Read on ...
The difference is that a course will take you systematically from A to Z introducing you to the foundations of yoga and meditation practice. Courses are great and require booking.
A class will also do this but not in the same format, as many people love the level 1 easy classes and have been attending regularly for years! Its recommended to practice this level for a minimum of 12 weeks. No booking required. You can start any time. Pay each time you come to class or get a discount class pass.
Bookings are not necessary! Classes are ongoing throughout the year so you can start anytime. (Check the website or call your local centre for public holiday and summer holiday schedules)
Choose a class from the timetable. Timetables are viewed better with internet explorer. Click on the class you are interested in and a pop up will appear with further details.
On your first visit arrive 15 minutes earlier so we can welcome you and explain how everything works.
Wear comfortable, non restictive clothing. Yoga practice is done without shoes.
All yoga equipment is provided, no need to bring anything. But if you have a mat it's a good idea to use it.
Advise the teacher of any current physical problems, changes to health status or injuries before the class.
Payment is made prior to the class. Cash only for single class payments. Discount class passes are available.
Which class is for you?
The system Yoga in Daily Life is designed to gradually develop the body and mind, leading from the simple preparatory exercises of level 1 to the advanced practices of level 8. Classes include asanas (yoga exercises), relaxation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation.
If you are new to yoga, getting back to yoga or have an issue with your body (ie sore back, neck, wrists) then the Level 1 / Easy / Beginners class is for you.
The practices in these classes are good for everything regardless of age, fitness, weight or health. A steady flow of movements practiced in co-ordination with the breath to help release stress, relax muscles, mobilise joints, improve flexibility and strength, improve concentration and focus the mind.
If you have yoga experience and your body has no tricky issues then a Level 2 + / General / Intermediate class may suit you.
As the next step these classes further increase strength and flexibility, increase fitness, develop concentration and build mental fortitude. Many classical practices offer the opportunity to extend and deepen your yoga experience.
If you are pregnant then a Pre Natal class is the best. Otherwise a Level 1 / Easy class is suitable. Ensure the teacher knows you are pregnant so they can guide you with the appropriate precautions and modifications.
Check out the Community / Discount class. Yoga in Daily Life is committed to offering yoga to as many people in our community as possible, so we offer these $5 classes. All welcome.
You will always be encouraged to practice at your own comfortable capacity. Guidance will be given on how to gradually work in to the practices, and you can develop at your own pace.
Yoga in Daily Life teachers are friendly, down-to-earth and professionally trained. We are here to share the positive benefits of yoga and meditation with you. Please do not hesitate to ask should you have any questions.
Courses require pre booking. Contact your local centre for details.
The studio (or hall) is a shoe free zone. Please leave your shoes at the shoe rack or door.
Wear loose comfortable clothing that wont restrict your movements.
Try not to eat for at least 2 hours prior to class.
Come to class hydrated.
Arrive to class on time (this means about 10 minutes before the class starts)
Turn your mobile phone off.
People love the space for the peaceful atmosphere, so when you enter please do so quietly.
Advise the teacher of any health concerns which may effect your yoga practice.
Some Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice
Strength and Tone: the movents practiced enhance core muscle strength, joint stability and balance.
Flexibility: tension is released, mobility increased and a sense of physical ease is restored.
Vitality: through improved organ function, metabolism and circulation one may feel a greater level of energy.
Relaxation: a calm and tranquil mind is the result of learning how to relax.
Wellbeing: yoga is also a spiritual practice that includes meditiation that helps develop self awareness (mindlfulness) and inner peace.