Yoga & Pilates
Vedas Beauty will be launching it's new Yoga studio in March 2013
We will be offering the following styles and classes:
The general 'yoga' classes taught by our experienced teachers balance cultivation of strength and tone with increased flexibility. Classes incorporate elements of strength-building, moving sequences to benefit the cardio-vascular system with longer holds to restore flexibilty and calm the nervous system. There is an emphasis on correct, safe alignment, breath awareness and holistic attention to form. All classes include a relaxation component. For further details look at the details of the individual teacher.
Introduction to Yoga
A comprehensive four-week course designed to introduce participants to the basic principles and practices of yoga. Participants will learn key yoga poses, basic yoga breath awareness, gentle meditative techniques and a background to yoga practice and philosophy. Each class will focus on a different school, or style, of yoga so participants can decide which approach best suits them.
A powerful, energetic, flowing form of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in which a series of postures are linked dynamically with the breath. The practice builds heat in the body, detoxifying and purifying the entire system while strengthening, toning and enhancing flexibility in the body.
Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa or Hatha Flow Yoga
Often based on the Ashtanga system, these flowing classes link postures with the breath in a strong and challenging physical practice that is designed to build heat, strength, flexibility and concentration. Each class follows a different sequence, often to music, creating a sustained meditative flow.
Developed by founder John Friend in the United States, the popularity of Anusara yoga seems to be spreading to all corners of the globe. Often referred to as 'Yoga of the heart', Anusara is characterised by an focus on alignment and form with the inner experience of the practice emphasised through the contemplation of certain themes.
Based on the teachings of Mr BKS Iyengar, the emphasis of this style of yoga is cultivating proper physical alignment. Step by step students are guided safely and deeply into postures. Yoga props are sometimes used to cultivate longer holds in poses.
Pregnancy Yoga or Pre-natal Yoga
In a supportive and nurturing environment this class will help reduce the aches and pains that can accompany pregnancy while helping to tone and prepare the body and mind for birth. Ann Marie and Deidre are both experienced teachers and mothers and their classes teaches gentle yoga poses and breathing techniques to cultivate health and calmness for both mother and child.
Mum & Baby Yoga
Special class to nurture yourself while you are with your baby. Ease fatigue, relieve aches and pains, re-tone muscles. Rest and revitalize. Open to babies up to 6 months.
Infant massage is a great way to spend quality time with your baby and an added benefit for group classes is that you meet and chat with other parents in your area. In our 5 week course you will learn specific strokes and stretches for baby during this period of rapid growth and development. Each week we will add on to what we learned the previous week and in the last class do a full body baby massage. You'll learn techniques that will help to calm your baby and aid digestion. One study shows babies who receive infant massage gain 47 percent more body weight than those not massaged.
There is no minimum age for babies to join this class.
Handouts and oil are provided.
Note: The cost of baby massage is partially redeemable from some health care providers.
Introduction to Yoga
Pilates is a unique system of body conditioning that focuses on developing core strength and using the abdominal muscles to control different movements and postures. Muscles are stretched and strengthened, building tone throughout the body and improving flexibility, balance, breathing, posture and alignment.