class levels

There are many approaches to Yogic living, with different schools emphasizing certain practices over others examples being focusing on physical movement with little mediation or vis versa.  There are many means to the reach the goal of personal health and development. Lighthouse Yoga utilize practices and techniques from a broad spectrum of Yoga schools and styles, refers to a solid foundation of anatomy and western science to assist people to gain Yoga skills to improve multiple aspects of their lives, not just physical fitness. Our classes are mainly movement based including poses to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Achieving good spine and functional movement to be pain-free in everyday life is paramount focus of Yoga poses. Classes commence with relaxation, progress to movement, and conclude with guided relaxation, breathing exercises, and meditation. Props are used where necessary.

Classes are taught in three levels beginners, level 1 then level 2. Beginner’s classes are mainly stretch based classes that build body awareness, skill in fundamental movements, and address range of movement differences between sides. Higher level classes spend more time in standing and balancing poses. The highest level of class we offer (level 2) requires good body-mind connection, strength and agility. Guided relaxation techniques are drawn from various styles of Yoga and rotated throughout the year. Breathing exercises develop and feature to maintain good respiratory health. Meditation techniques from various different Yoga and spiritual practices are presented throughout the year.

beginners
1:15 hour class

A good start class for beginners or those wanting a more floor-based stretching class. Learn safe stretches and strengthening poses for back health, improving posture and releasing tension. Also, relaxation and breathing techniques for calming the mind.

level 1
1:15 hour class

In addition to stretches for spine health learn more poses that address multiple areas simultaneously including standing poses. Build on basic relaxation and breathing techniques. 6 month prior experience in beginner class is required.

level 2
1:15 hour class

Assuming good body-mind connection these classes link many poses into sequences to flow meditatively. They include more complex poses and functional agile strength is emphasized. 1 years’ experience at level 1 is required.

ante natal
(from 13 weeks)
1 hour class

A combination of selected poses, relaxation, breathing and meditations to aid in experiencing a healthy pregnancy, ease of labor and good post birth recovery. Group discussion on various topics is included. Shannan has been a primary support person for 3 births, and has two children of her own - one birthed in a birthing center and the other at home.

post natal
(6 weeks till baby is crawling)
1 hour class

Stretching and strengthening poses, and relaxation to look after mother's health in a supportive environment. Bring your baby and they lie around whilst we focus on the mother.

private session

Cover a variety of topics including: postural and movement pattern assessment for guidance on improving flexibility and core strength; healthy lifestyle assessment to provide guidance and support in making lasting changes in areas impacting your overall health; relaxation; stress management and more.