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Throughout the year, the Beacon Yoga Centre
welcomes a wide variety of skilled yoga practitioners to share their knowledge with our community.
Teachers Specialised Classes
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Monday 9:30am & Sat 7am
Marianne Miller HATHA FLOW Mon 9:30am: Be guided through simple techniques to settle the mind and body. Move in a mindful flow with a mixture of passive and strength-based asanas to explore your very own power, balance and flexibility. Finishing with a deep guided relaxation. Sat 7am: Observe the sensations within the breathe and body through guided relaxation and asana. Explore fun mobility drills along the way to help make the body and joints strong yet feel fluid, spacious and light.
Liz Pippet GENTLE HATHA Making yoga accessible A gentle hatha based practice with a focus on the breath and moving mindfully. You will leave this class feeling uplifted and ready for whatever comes your way. Liz trained as an Occupational Therapist and knows the benefits that yoga has brought to the community. She practices and teaches Tai Chi. Liz has completed the advanced teacher training with Donna Farhi.
Jasmine Pummer HATHA & RESTORATIVE YOGA The class explores a gentle series of asana combining Hatha and Restorative yoga, designed to slow down the body and mind. The guided practice with supported poses and deeper stretching will help the body to release stored stress and tension, while encouraging students to have a deeper connection to their bodies and breath.
Tues 6.30pm Yoga Hall & Zoom
Tony Holmes - Face to Face & Zoom STRONG HATHA 6:30pm: Classes begin with an extended warmup focussing on relieving tension in the upper back, shoulders and spine. Posture work is based on stronger postures and sequences with a view to increasing functional flexibility, strength and fitness. Classes close with a traditional relaxation.
Kellie Brett IYENGAR YOGA An inner journey, through asana and pranayama. Systematic, personal, aligned, balanced. "When through rituals and formalities you create the spiritual space and atmosphere that you are seeking, then the process will have a powerful effect on your experience." The Dalai Lama's book
Tues & Wed 4.30pm
Donna Kirkland - Face to Face & Zoom Tuesday 4.30pm BEGINNERS STRENGTHENING / STRETCH You will be guided through basic yoga postures safely for strengthening, stretching and focus. Options for all levels WED. 4:30pm - Zoom and Face to Face YIN/YANG: A flow of strengthening yoga postures, complemented by an inward reflection of softening and passive holding of Yin Yoga postures.
Shakti Farrell HATHA FLOW This class will be based in the integrity of yogic alignments, with flow and stillness woven throughout. A preparation to step into our day with clarity and beautiful Heart wisdom, Shakti has been teaching since 1980 and offers her synthesis of many trainings and much practice.
Jill Phillips OVER 55'S GENTLE HATHA Jill teaches to keep her students mobile, flexible, calm and obtain inner and outer strength. We breathe, we move, we rest and friendship through time spent together. Yoga for All. Balance is important as we age, physical, Mental and Emotional. A spiritual and philosophical aspect of yoga is spoken.
Bobi Ward HATHA GENTLE Focus on breath and connectivity Bobi’s classes are gentle, mindful and focus on conscious breathing. She will guide you through gentle warm ups, creative sequences, pranayama, calm abiding meditation and yoga nidra. Through her own personal injuries, she has a deep understanding of the need to heal and rest the body and mind.
Kath Venables GENTLE HATHA Kath promotes yoga as a beneficial practice to support well being in our bodies, as well as a balm for our often stressful lives and busy minds. As a Registered Nurse, Kath is well aware of the health benefits of yoga practice through breath, asana and relaxation. This Hatha based class is suitable for every 'body' and finishes with a guided relaxation or yoga nidra to help students develop their own relaxation techniques.
Patricia Roux YIN YOGA Move from the busy-ness of your day into the more grounding & quiet aspect of Yin Practice. This slow pace type of yoga is a powerful tool of regeneration designed to release tension in the muscles and work deeply the body’s connective tissues, it cleanses and rejuvenates at a cellular level. Patricia Roux - MA Sociology, MAS Asian Studies - has been teaching yoga for over ten years in Europe, Asia and Australia, her classes focus on body awareness and self-inquiry
Friday 7:00am Yoga Hall & Zoom
Irena Brnic HATHA YOGA Irena’s classes involve classical asanas (postures) that open the energy channels, including sun salutation, relaxation and pranayama (breathing exercise). Pranayama enhances concentration and mental stamina bringing balance to body and mind and connecting the student to a deeper experience of yoga.
Aileen Emery DRU YOGA Sometimes called Yoga of the Heart, a Dru Yoga class is an uplifting experience. Easy flowing activation movements awaken lungs, warm the muscles & free joints before slowing down into an Energy Block Release sequence of soft, flowing movements releasing tension in the body on all levels. Students can work at their own pace. Class finishes with a deep guided relaxation.
Gail Marlow COMMUNITY CLASS/DRU YOGA A warm and welcoming environment for those recovering from injuries, wanting to start a fitness routine, or low-income earner Gail likes her students to experience both styles and asks them to investigate their bodies on different layers. Yoga is all about you learning about your body’s needs, learning how it responds and creating balance in the mind, body & spirit.
Nicky SOMESHA Desmarchelier RESTORATIVE YOGA gently finding strength & flexibility We assist the body to safely & efficiently find innate strength and relaxation, deepening the breath, and calming the mind. Our pranayama fosters a calm and present state of mind supporting physical release and wellbeing.
Colleen Ryman DRU YOGA BACK CARE Dru Yoga is a particularly safe and therapeutic form of yoga, characterised by graceful movements, directed breathing and relaxation techniques that include affirmations and visualisation. Colleen is an accredited Dru Yoga & FinY Yoga Teacher. The course is designed by physiotherapists, osteopaths, yoga therapists & GPs.