Yoga & Pilates with Daphne
Timetable – from May 2019:
Yin based YOGA – 7.30pm – 8.30 pm
Every MONDAY at Yoga South West, Dunsborough (The old Samudra)
Join me on Monday evenings for a Yin based class. This incorporates many forms of slow movement and long holds to help your body and mind unravel, realign and be set for your week. Expect mindful Yin asanas, Feldenkrais techniques, rolling on Yoga Therapy Balls and Pilates awareness all brought together. This is a unique class to aid the body both physically and mentally.
Great for all bodies, no yoga experience is necessary.
Just turn up – $ 15 a session or
To make a booking for a Yoga / Pilates Class or Massage please call Daphne
While Yoga and Pilates both emphasise the mind-body-breath connection and utilise low-impact movements on a mat, they are totally distinct practices rooted in very diverse histories.
Yoga has more focus on stress reduction, mindset, stretching and involves more flowing movements. Pilates has more of a focus on alignment, strengthening the body and is used a lot in rehabilitation for injuries.
There are many similarities between the two and you often see the two forms of movement merging into one class. I teach both and can tailor a class suitable for your needs. Some options are:
A meditative class where poses are held of several minutes allowing your body time to release, open and lengthen and for your mind to have a rest. This is a fantastic class for winding down after the day, for tight, overused muscles and stress relief.
A class where the main focus is to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. Body awareness is gained as you become more aware of your everyday posture, tips to help you and breathing techniques to guide your movements.
A combination of Pilates and Hatha Yoga for overall balance of your mind and body.
Do you have an injury?
For individuals with back pain, both yoga and Pilates poses can give great results for stronger and more supportive back muscles. Please note that care has to be taken with some yoga poses as they will actually make the existing problems worse. Please inform me at the time of booking of any injuries you may have so I can take this into consideration when planning.