“Yoga” literally means the union of human spirit and body. “Ki” is the Japanese equivalent to “Qi” and is translated as Energy. Ki Yoga is derived from the teachings of Japanese Yoga Master Masahiro Oki who combined Indian Hatha Yoga with the precise diagnostic & meridian based healing art of China and Japan. It is also called the Yoga of meaning. Master Oki believed in four essential things: strength in your Hara (belly), laughter & smiles, a positive mind and gratitude. The asanas (poses) strengthen, balance & invigorate you & your body, giving a sense of wellness and leaving you feeling alive. There is also a great emphasis on breath, using your breath to your advantage. The poses are aligned to the seasons, the time of day & your changing needs to bring continuous harmony & support within……….”for nothing in nature is static,” according to yin—yang principles. This approach means that there is always something different happening in class, new things to try, new insights to find and more fun to be had.
Meditation, Relaxation & Yoga Nidra might be integrated into the class.
In Ki Yoga you work according to your level of ability and it is not competitive. It is the doing that makes the difference and the feeling into the body and becoming aware of what’s going on for you. It develops balance and strength on all levels: physical, emotional, structural, intellectual & spiritual. This gives you more flexibility and the ability to focus on what’s needed in your life.
Classes are run regularly, so you can come to as many as you like; they are aligned to the people attending the class, so beginners are as welcome as more advanced students.
Private as well as group or corporate classes are also available.
Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep)
An expression widely used to denote the highest state of consciousness. Although yoga nidra means yogic sleep, it is actually a wakeful state of deep introversion. Some contemporary Yoga authorities employ the phrase yoga nidra to designate a state of deep relaxation. In the initial stages, the process involves bringing awareness to every part of the body, step by step, and harmonizing the mind. This inner awareness is a movement of consciousness rather than a deliberate autosuggestion. You cannot relax by trying to relax. You need to feel relaxed. Yogis also believe that you cannot relax your body unless your mind is relaxed. So Yoga nidra relaxation is a complete package that involves relaxing the mind, body & spirit.
Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative form of yoga. In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a longer period of time (anything from 45 sec for beginners up to 3-5 minutes) to target the connective tissue (such as the ligaments) in the body and so influencing the flow of ki through the meridians (energy pathways) in the body.
The classes for the employees can be tailored to your and your employees needs.
The classes will help with problems that may arise in the workplace like localized aches & pains, including the neck, shoulders, arms, lower back, etc as well as addressing high stress levels and anxiety & sleep problems developing from the later.
Some benefits of the yoga classes can include increased energy levels, more enthusiasm & optimism, strength in decision making and a clear mind, more cooperation & flexibility on all levels
Courses can be held at lunchtime or other times, which ever suits you & your employees.
Please email or call to discuss your needs and let us develop a program that suits you.
Individual yoga tuition
If you are to busy to attend yoga classes, we can come to your place and tailor a program which is easy for you to follow, to help you get started. Or you can get a group of people together and we will set a program up for you and your friends.
casual $20 per class
10 class pass $170
Individual $95 per hour
Corporate rates on application
Health fund rebates are available
After my first few classes of Ki Yoga I was not sure if I liked it, if this was the yoga for me. Nevertheless after giving it some time, I really enjoy the sessions and look forward to each class. I like doing different stretches and poses for different seasons of the year and I also like that every class is different, it is always stimulating and never boring or routine.
I have been participating in Stefanie's yoga classes for over 12 months now and find them challenging, enjoyable and very beneficial. I am a 58 year old woman who has had various musculo-skeletal problems,
inc back issues, since my early 20's. I feel very encouraged by Stefanie's approach: work within your own limits, even if you are only imagining the movement, "feel what you feel, it's all OK"!
I've progressed slowly but steadily in flexibility and strength, and now tend towards "I CAN DO THIS" rather than "I can't do it!". I enjoy the interaction with others in the class and the Ki yoga concepts that I
am learning, such as how energy lines function in the body and change with the seasons.
I have also had massage and Shihatsu sessions with Stefanie which I
think gives me a balanced approach to self care.
Stefanie’s voice is soothing and easy to relax to. The movements are stress relieving and also challenging and the partnered massaging at the end is always something to look forward to. Her classes are different and more enjoyable then any other yoga classes I’ve done before – I always walk out feeling better than when I walked in.
Arna Sarkis, Office Manager
I have been coming to Stefanie's yoga class for nearly 6 months now and really make sure I get along there once a week as I feel so much better for doing so. She is such a thoughtful and skilled teacher always looking to see you are getting the most benefit from the stretches and positions and showing you and talking you through how to do them. Her professionalism and understanding of the body and its pathways to movement is reassuring. Stefanie's humor and the positive atmosphere she creates are as beneficial as the physical work.
I find the flexibility of lesson times and days really convenient so if I miss the lesson on my usual day I can pick it up later in the week. I am on the other side of 60 and enjoy the challenges (some more than others) presented in the classes, which cater for a wide age range.
Come and Join us.
Jill Lawrenson, retired Teacher