Due to the updated regulations on physical distancing and the evolving global situation we have made the heart breaking decision to close our studio after the 4pm yin class today.
Physical Distancing NOT Social Distancing
We will continue to provide you with the connection and calm we are all in need of via our online platform. Broadcasting from the studio every morning and evening just book online and we’ll send you the link to join the online classroom.
You can LIVESTREAM Karen’s Yin class at 4pm today for FREE to see what it’s all about. Just use the link below.
You will be able to use your current passes and memberships to join our online classes. We understand this is a time of financial hardship for many so will also be offering discounted and donation based options as well as expiry date extensions.
For those on direct debit and unlimited memberships you will have access to all livestream classes as well as recorded classes for you to practice at your leisure. These membership prices will be reduced to help make this sustainable for us all.
We will continue to support our amazing staff and incredible community and know we will get through this together.
Please continue to support small local businesses however you can. This is the real yoga. This is what we have been practicing for.
Tantra is the science of energy management. Join Sophie for three classes, over three weeks at the end of September, to explore these energies and their connection to the universe, the purpose of life and how the connection to others can be understood in a new dimension.
The ancient lineage of Tantra Hatha Yoga based practice is used as a tool to still the mind, control energy within the body and cultivate the remembrance of the higher Self – allowing us to live masterfully, evolving, thriving, and serving the greater good with the embodied drive and passion of authentic purpose.
In this three week block of masterclasses we will journey through the stages of Hatha yoga:
Within each class there will be asana (posture), pranayama (breath control) and meditation.
Masterclass One – 15th Sept
Moon (Chitta/ Mind): Calm, ground and stabilize.
Techniques involve twists, forward folds and building exhalation.
You have a busy lifestyle or busy mind.
You have trouble sleeping or digesting.
You feel ungrounded or unsettled.
You wish to improve concentration and meditation.
Masterclass Two – 22nd Sept
Sun (Prana/ Energy) : enliven and sensitise.
Techniques involve backbends, laterals, namaskars and building inhalation. Use of bandhas and breath retention.
You feel stagnant, sad or depressed.
You feel depleted, low energy, poor circulation and low immunity.
You already feel mentally and physically grounded and calm.
Masterclass Three – 29th Sept
Fire: to access the heart of Yoga.
Techniques involve all asana categories including inversions and extensions. Tantric techniques including pranayama, bandha, mantra and meditation.
You feel balanced and grounded.
You wish to begin awakening to a higher awareness and to find a deeper connection with the pure essence of your being- the divinity within.
$100 for the full 3 week course
Early Bird Discount – just $90, if signed up before the 31st of August<strong<31st of=”” august<=”” strong=””></strong<31st>
This class will be a restorative class that targets the connective tissues, ligaments and joints in the body. Practiced in a moderate room 23 degrees where postures (mostly floor based) are held for longer and integrates mindfulness, making this a deep nourishing meditative practice. This practice focuses on releasing fascia and aims to correct postural imbalances created by tight fascia and can be your link to developing a meditation practice.
Practicing Yin Yoga is not only important to balance out the strong power based yoga you are accustomed to at yogafusion but also practicing Yin accesses the deep stale energy stored in the body that over time has become stagnant due to immobile joints. You will be guided by Amy (fully qualified and certified in Yin Yoga through Power Living Australia) to focus deep into your body and feel the different type of sensations of connective tissue stretching. This practice is also great for people who have injuries and want to be careful but still stay connected to a physical asana practice.
Bolsters and straps provided. Please bring your own blanket for savasana (if required) and dress a little warmer than you do for your usual hot yoga classes. Spaces are limited to 25 only so bookings are highly encouraged so you don’t miss out.
We look forward to stretching with you.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is connective tissue; think of it like a Spiderman suit that sits beneath the skin and wraps/intertwines around all your muscles and organs in the whole body.
A mudra is a Hindu or Buddhist gesture or attitude that is devotional and emotional in nature, almost like symbolically saying to the Universe, ‘here, I’m declaring this to you’.
Mudras link pranic flow to the greater Universal energy, they expand chakras and can awaken Kundalini.
They are said to alter your mood and perception, bring about deep awarenesss and unite the layers of the physical, mental and emotional body together. They can be used in conjunction with asana, meditation and pranayama and even in classic Indian dance moves. There are five groups of mudras: hasta (hands), mana (head), kaya (postural), bandha (lock), adhara (perineal). The more commonly practised being hasta or hand mudras. Continue reading →
Asana is the third limb in Pantajali’s yogic system and a limb that you be familiar with as it encompasses the postures we perform in class. The word asana, however, can almost translate to seat or a method of sitting. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines asana as ‘to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed’. Continue reading →
One of our beloved yogafusioners, Karina Natt, has been brave enough to share her experiences of becoming a student of hot yoga with us. Karina has been coming to the studio since 3 December 2013 and has never looked back!
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I began with yogafusion during a personally and professionally emotional time and I was also suffering physically with a painful hip issue, so it was an interesting way to begin. Continue reading →