Yoga is so much more than simply yoga postures (asanas). Yoga is a whole system
which includes philosophy, practices (such as non-violence and truthfulness), self-
discipline, pranayama (breathing techniques), internal focus, contemplations and
meditation. Yoga means union. It connects the body, breath and mind, helping us
move towards states of peace, harmony and wellbeing.
There is a strong connection between Ayurveda and yoga, both originating from Vedic philosophy in India 1000s of years ago. Each has its own purpose and function. Ayurveda focuses more on healing and maintaining wellness, while yoga focuses more on spiritual practice which connects us to deeper states of meditation, or Samadhi, the ultimate goal of yoga. Yoga also benefits our physical, mental and emotional health.
Shining Wellness incorporates the principles of Ayurveda into its yoga classes. For instance, different seasons are dominated by different doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Classes are created to balance the dominating dosha for that season. For example, the end of winter and beginning of spring is kapha time. To balance kapha, the yoga class would include energising, cleansing and invigorating asanas, pranayama and meditations.
These are gentle to moderate strength yoga classes. Suitable for beginners, the classes include flowing sequences (asana), pranayama and meditation/relaxation.
Due to the recent restrictions in Melbourne, all classes have moved to online via zoom.
Online via Zoom
Online via Zoom
These private classes are a wonderful opportunity to personalise your yoga practice and/or work on specific issues or imbalances. Ayurvedic principles are incorporated into the session so that the class matches and balances your doshic constitution.
These one-on-one sessions provide guided meditations tailored to you. They offer an opportunity to explore and connect to your inner world, gain clarity and work with specific issues such as anxiety, depression and stress. Intuitive meditation sessions are available for children, and can also be performed online.
Private group classes are available if you would like to run a yoga class at your workplace, home or at an event.
Family Yoga classes are a great way for parents and kids to connect while doing yoga in a fun and playful manner. Classes are run over four consecutive weeks every term.