Class Descriptions

Sanct-92Our Style
There are many styles of yoga that emphasise different aspects of its practice, and we often get asked what style we do at Sanctuary Health. The short answer is Hatha. However our ‘style’ is informed by a number of principles that we think lend to a safe, intuitive and empowering practice:

  • Breath as the foundation of all movement
  • Connection to Centre
  • Movement from the inside out
  • Fluidity and openness
  • Stability and connection to the earth

We have a range of yoga classes to suit different levels and needs:

Level One
This class is suitable for beginners or for those wanting a gentler practice. The Level One class is designed to help you to inquire into your own body’s uniqueness and work with it constructively using specific movement principles. Class usually begins with a breathing and awareness inquiry, which establishes the focus for the session and builds intuitively into a warm-up followed by yoga postures and sequences to increase strength, mobility and awareness. Classes often finish with guided relaxation or meditation. This class is equally suitable for absolute beginners, or more experienced practitioners wishing to reestablish fundamentals or perhaps those that are working through injury or illness.

Level Two
This class builds on movement principles established in the Level One class and offers the opportunity to develop further strength and fluidity of movement through more physically challenging sequences. The class’s format is similar to that of the Level One class but assumes some existing understanding. The Level Two class is suitable for those who have completed the Level One class.

Pregnancy Yoga
Our specialised pregnancy yoga classes aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of Mums to be, supporting them in the many physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, as well as providing a time to relax and connect in with their baby. No experience is needed and the course is suitable at any stage of pregnancy. [Read More]

Mums and Bubs
Doing Mums & Bubs Yoga is a great way to build strength and stamina following pregnancy and relive some of the stiffness and aches that often come with the challenges of caring for a newborn. You will get to connect in with your baby and participate actively in their physical and mental development and meet friendly people with something in common. [Read More]

Postnatal Yoga
This is a one hour class for Mums who are five months to two years postnatal. The emphasis of this class is on stabilising the core, pelvic floor, abdomen and back. There is also a focus on stretching the chest and shoulders. [Read More]

Click here to view our Class Timetable.