Yoga

Yogalates Classes

A fusion of yoga and pilates, yogalates stretches and strengthens the body using core stabilising muscles and breath work. Yogalates is suitable for young people, seniors, the fit and not-so-fit. Posture modification is a focus of the class, allowing for different levels of strength, flexibility or injury.

Where:   Lasseters Health Club, Barrett Dve

When:    Wednesday 12.30pm,Thursday 9.00am

Cost:       $15 casual

 

NB: All equipment is provided. Just wear your favorite comfortable stretchy clothes.Please notify of any medical conditions or injuries before a class as a one-on-one session may be necessary.

Yoga After Cancer

Fiona Gordon’s classes in Yoga after Breast Cancer include breath work, postures, relaxation and meditation. The yoga postures can easily be modified to suit a patient’s health and ability, and some postures can even be done sitting in a chair. All postures (or asanas) are done with a slow, steady, rhythmic breath to relax the sympathetic nervous system and enhance lymphatic drainage. These simple practices can help patients to safely build the strength of their core (deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor) while keeping the spine mobile. The latest research proves yoga can help people recovering from cancer to:

• Reduce anxiety and depression that may accompany diagnoses and treatment
• Improve recovery time
• Boost quality of life
• Enhance respiration, circulation, lymph flow and mobility of the spine

As well, it may help women to encourage a full range of joint movement, and release scar tissue, through the use of special holds and stretches. Participants are encouraged to bring along a carer or health professional.

Where:   Lasseters Health Club, Barrett Dve

When:    Monday 7.00pm, Wednesday 3.30 pm

Cost:       GOLD COIN DONATION

 

NB: All equipment is provided. Just wear your favorite comfortable stretchy clothes.The first half of the class is ‘Asana’ (meaning postures) and the second half is relaxation and meditation.