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Yoga for Beginners Course – Feb 2024

This course is a great introduction for those who are just starting Yoga. With individual instruction from an experienced teacher and a focus on learning the starting poses in Iyengar Yoga, this beginners course gives new students an insight and understanding into the basics of Yoga.

In addition you will experience how correct alignment in simple postures have a powerful effect of freeing up tightness and unnecessary pain and tension in the body through various muscles and joints lacking symmetry.

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What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

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This week, the international yoga community said goodbye to a beloved teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar, who died at 95. He is credited with bringing yoga to the Western world and making it accessible to every age and walk of life. To learn more about what makes Iyengar yoga so special to those who practice it, I spoke with Carrie Owerko, a teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York. She was also ...

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8 Reasons to Practice Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is one of the more traditional types of yoga, and I believe it is truly one form of yoga that holds the tremendous powers to benefit and heal the body. There are countless reasons to do Iyengar yoga, but here are eight of the top reasons to give this practice a try.

1. Increased Flexibility

You don’t need to be able to touch your toes to do Iyengar, but if you practice it, that may be one side effect you ...

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Healing Lower Back Pain with Iyengar Yoga

Lower back pain is a common occurrence as we age and become less physically active. Over the years at North Shore Yoga we have worked with hundreds of students with various levels of pain and with regular yoga practice combined with specific guidance on postures and yoga poses we seen some amazing outcomes.

Below is a very informative article that was published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.;

Low back pain is a significant public health problem that has reached ...

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Yoga Workshop – Oct 31- Working with Chairs

Explore working with a Chair in your practice.

This Iyengar Yoga Workshop will focus on using a chair as a supportive prop to aid in your asana practice.

Suitable for all levels of students, and ideal for less flexible or those with injuries, you will learn some great techniques to include in your regular practice.

Date : Saturday 31st Oct

Time : 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost : $50

Includes a 20min break with refreshments provided.

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Is Yoga beneficial or too dangerous for me

Yoga, once the pastime of contemplative types, now comes in more varieties than ice-cream. All yoga has postures, relaxation and controlled breathing as core ingredients. But some schools emphasise power and strength and can include exercises that verge on the unnatural. Headstands, which you tell your children not to do, are a favourite of some yoga devotees, as are shoulder stands (not good for all the major nerve junction in your armpit) ...

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New to Yoga?

Why Iyengar Yoga may be right for you

North Shore Yoga classes are based on Iyengar yoga, which Is a dynamic form of Hatha yoga. The intention of Iyengar Yoga is to improve & maintain the quality of our lives.
It is a powerful antidote in addressing the stresses of modern day life, yoga is a practical philosophy that aims at uniting the body, mind & spirit for health & fulfillment.

A fit and supple body can be developed through the practice ...

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Yoga Class Christmas Timetable – Dec / Jan 2019

Saturday 22nd Dec – Last day of normal timetable

Mon 24th Dec – Sun 6th Jan – One class daily – suitable for all levels;

  • Sunday 23rd Dec 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Monday 24th Dec 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Tuesday 25th Xmas day – Closed
  • Wednesday 26th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Thursday 27th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Friday 28th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Saturday 29th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Sunday 30th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Monday 31st 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Tuesday 1st New Year’s Day – Closed
  • Wednesday 2nd 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Thursday 3rd 9.00 ...
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Yoga for Kids – School Holidays Program 2018

We are running kids classes during the April School holidays to get more children interested and exploring the benefits and fun of yoga.

Kids yoga classes will be run by certified teachers with experience in teaching and keeping kids engaged.

All levels welcome, no experience required.

Mon 16th  2:00-3:15pm  and Thurs 19th 2:00 – 3:15pm

Mon 23rd  2:00-3:15pm  and Thurs 26th 2:00 – 3:15pm

Bookings are advisable, for more info contact Joy 021362454



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