Class styles

There are generic terms like Hatha, Yin but each teacher also brings their own learnings, practices and customs to the yoga you experience with the ANZA WanderingYogi.

Our teachers have a mix of experience. You can read more about them here…

Here is what you can expect on our yoga schedule from the ANZA WanderingYoginis and Yogis.

Monday 8.30 am – Yin Flow

“Fun, liberating, breath with movement, feel your energy flow” Student Feedback

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Paulie Zink, the founder of the original Yin Yoga, at the Chicago Oneness Centre – seal pose as the Dao yoga intended it. One of the modern masters of Tao yoga.

All yoga at this session is from the tradition of Tao (the Dao). This means the yoga embodies the 5 elements (or Wu Xing) within – wood, fire, earth, metal, water, and the Chinese energetic path (meridians and chi). Teachers who guide this practice have all undertaken professional development in one of the disciplines of the Tao way, such as Kung Fu, Tai Chi, QiGong.

More emphasis on feeling the flow, than structure and alignment, so great for those of us who feel like it’s a constant struggle to get a pose ‘right’.

When Lee teaches this yin, she acknowledges her master, who educated the ‘gurus’ of the stationary yin we are now all familiar with (Sara Powers, Paul Grilley, Jo McPhee and others).  Paulie Zink’s philosophy is simple, but not simplistic – we have limitless potential, and continue to evolve our whole lives. Dee has experience in Reiki, Qigong, which she brings this to her Monday practice guide.

What can you expect?

  • Sequences usually following an animal or ancient story –  many of the poses are similar to Hatha tradition, but with less emphasis on structure and alignment.
  • No sun salutations, nor inversions, or namaste.
  • Breath and energetic work a la TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Repetition of poses, at least twice – with poses being held for varying lengths of times, and not always equal on each side.
  • Class time: 1 hour

Wednesday & Saturday 8.30 am – Everyday Hatha 

‘THIS PRACTICE KEEPS ME SANE.  I LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY WEEK.”  STUDENT FEEDBACK

We honour the root of all yoga practice – Hatha.  Every Wednesday and Saturday, yogis come together to enjoy the ancient practice of Hatha yoga. With a few poses that will still challenge us if we wish, but always balancing the desire to go for more, with the need for less.

What can you expect?

  • Emphasis on alignment within poses
  • Use of sanskrit names to describe asanas
  • Typical poses:  Sun salutations, vasisthasana (two armed and one armed versions), balancing asanas (kati chandrasana, Warrior 3, vriksana), binds and inversions.
  • Class time: 1 hour

Friday 7.00 am  – YANG ‘We GOT THE POWER’ YOGA

A NEW CLASS!!! This class is for those of us who wish to take the strength and endurance in their yoga practice a step further. We tackle some of the great hatha traditions including 108 sun salutations, variations in ashtanga levels, sometimes known as Power yoga. Also some Universal yoga.  A great way to start your work day and rev up for the weekend.

One arm shoulder pose 

Friday 8.00 am  – RESTORATIVE Yin Yoga

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Yin yogis holding a 4 minute hip opener, dragon pose.

Reflects the restorative yin style taught by Sarah Powers, Paul and Suzee Grilley, and their affiliated network.  Focus on moving energy mindfully, nourishing of the deeper fascia, ligaments and connective tissues.  Known as a ‘waist to the toes’ yoga, very suitable for people with injuries, or wanting stillness –  a contemplative and nourishing yoga practice. Usually requires a block and/or strap – to assist our bodies in relaxing into poses without too much stress on our joints.

What can you expect?

  • Grounded yoga – few, often no, standing poses
  • Poses maintained from 2 up to 5 minutes
  • Breath and body mindfulness – wonderful introduction to meditation practice.
  • Class time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Dee guiding into a rolling panda at our Friday class

“With all yoga practice, practice at least twice a week, more if you can.”

Your body will have less injuries, you will feel much happier, and if you choose your yoga ‘menu’ carefully, you will get all the cardio and muscular workout your body needs.  Not to mention large intended and unintended doses of mindfulness and peace.

Interested?

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You can purchase a season pass here or drop into ‘studio’ any time!