Class Timetable

I have two yoga classes available Live Online with Zoom until the restrictions are lifted and the studio can re-open. Whilst this may be not what you are used to, I will do my best to still bring you the gentle and nurturing class that you are used to. Thank you for your ¬†patience and understanding during this challenging time. As a small business owner I am extremely grateful for your support, thank you. (Please note that only Australian residents can join the online classes.) So now for a little while, let go of your worries and enjoy some yoga ūüôā

Holistic Gentle Yoga & Meditation for Women: 90min

  • Wednesday:
    • 10.15am (Live online)
  • Saturday:
    • 9.00am (Live online)

Meditation: 60min

The class will resume when the studio can re-open as I love to use sound and vibration incorporated within my meditations and the experience is just not the same over the internet. Each month I will take you on a guided journey through the body and senses and the experience of the crystal singing bowls. Truly nourishing for body, mind and spirit.

Class Term Dates:

  • Term 2: 22/04/20 – 27/06/20 (10 weeks)
  • Term 3: 15/07/20 – 17/09/20 (10 weeks)
  • Term 4: 07/10/20 – 12/12/20 (10 weeks)

Fee:

  • 10 Class Pass $200.00
  • 5 Class Pass $115.00
  • Casual Pass $25.00
  • Additional Classes $20.00 with the purchase of a 10 Class Pass.

Book a Class:

Please Note: Classes can be booked above by selecting the Term then Class Pass and which classes you wish to attend. If you are booking multiple classes at once please ensure you select the + Add Session button to continue your bookings.¬†Please contact me if you need assistance or are unsure about booking yourself in and I can do it for you ~ Gwynn Stewart 0409970379 Paying for your class pass¬†is required as part of the booking process. Account details will be supplied with your booking confirmation. Ensure that your email is correct when placing your booking. If you didn’t receive your confirmation email please check your spam and junk folder before contacting me to check your details. Please note that your booking is not secure until payment has been received. Class¬†passes are valid for the current term only. Any changes to your classes can be made through selecting Manage Booking.¬†A class can not be changed or cancelled within 24 hours of the class time. All changes or cancellations need to be made prior to this. Disclaimer: When booking a class with Gentle Spirit Yoga you acknowledge and accept responsibility for your own wellbeing and health. You agree to take full responsibility for not exceeding your limits and for any injury or discomfort. You agree to practice Ahimsa – do no harm to self or others. You will consult your doctor with any concerns prior to commencing. You agree to not partake in any practice not considered suitable for your current state of health or mind.

When and Where?

Classes are held during the class term dates listed. Bookings are essential as I offer small classes, so places are limited. You can check availability and book a class using the booking tool above or contact me. The yoga studio is situated at 294A Napier Street, Bendigo, opposite Lake Weeroona, (down the service road behind Bendigo Animal Hospital).

Who is the yoga class for? 

I have designed the yoga classes to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women, to be energising, nourishing and restorative. Through the practice of Pranayama (breathing techniques), Asana (postures) and Meditation, balance is restored within. If a posture is challenging for someone I will always seek to provide modification where possible to suit the needs of the individual. Where modification is unsuitable you will be encouraged to use visualisation. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. There are no pre-requisites to join a class as they are suitable for ladies familiar or experienced in the practice of yoga and beginners. The advantage of a small class is I am able to be mindful of each individual supporting you to feel part of the group. Together we care and support each other. It really is a class you can let go and relax in.

Holistic Gentle Yoga & Meditation:

Through the guidance of the¬†Eight Limbs of Yoga¬†we will explore gentle postures (Asana), breath awareness (Pranayama), Meditation (Dhyana) including Yoga Nidra. You will be encouraged to focus on the flow of your breath throughout the class as this creates a meditative practice. By¬†using the breath as your guide and tuning into and listening to your body’s needs encourages a body, mind and Spirit connection. It is through this deeper connection balance is restored within us. The practice of Yoga and Meditation establishes equilibrium within to allow you to shine your inner light. Meditation practiced regularly has the ability to alter the wiring of the brain to establish new pathways, along with it a greater sense of peace.

Meditation:

Close your eyes and be taken on a journey. To the place between breath where all is quiet and still. Where you become the witness, the observer of your experience. Relaxing body and mind while encompassing Spirit. Surrender to the moment.

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice that promotes the withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara) from external stimuli to maintain a quiet stillness within while our consciousness remains alert through concentration (Dharana), known as the state between sleep and wakefulness. This promotes a deep state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation within the body and mind, leaving you feeling calm, refreshed and mentally alert. Known as the yogic sleep, a twenty minute Yoga Nidra is said to be equivalent to two hours sleep. A very popular part of the class ranging between 20 – 30 minutes duration. In Yoga Nidra/Meditation you will lay on your back in Shavasana, snuggled under a blanket or shawl with an eye pillow draped over your eyes. This is your time to rest and restore.

Class Etiquette:

  • Please remove your shoes before entering the room
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume due to allergies and sensitivities
  • Yoga is a personal journey, so please be respectful and mindful of others in the class. The class is not suitable for children, please make arrangements for their care
  • The studio is a mobile free zone. Please ensure your phone is set to ‚Äėdo not disturb‚Äô or don’t bring it to class
  • Allow yourself enough time to be settled before the class begins
  • If the class has begun, please enter quietly so as not to disturb anyone
  • Please provide 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend class

What to Bring to Yoga:

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Drink bottle
  • Yoga mat – if you have one, otherwise I have mats available for use.