For me, Yoga is a practice of awareness.
When you move and stretch your body, you can release tension, stress and tightness you hold. When you strengthen your body you increase your level of self confidence, your will power, your inner strength.
Most of us start our yoga journey because of the physical aspects of yoga (to become strong and flexible) but we continue our practice because it makes us feel so good, not only physically but especially mentally!
Your breathing most of the time is subconscious and shallow. In your yoga practice you learn to become aware of the breath and the effect is has on you. When you slow your breath down is calms you down, when you speed it up it makes you more alert. Being able to balance the breath helps you to deal with situations in a more balanced, aware and wholehearted way.
And then your mind... your 'Jiva mind', your thinking mind - which we tend to give so much importance. Thoughts move around in your heads all the time and you constantly get exposed to messages full of judgements and desires. Yoga can help you to become less attached to your thinking mind and more connected to your higher mind, leaving you feeling more happy and calm.
Other than private classes I teach yoga classes at the following locations which can be casually attended.
The Yoga Shed Richmond (for full schedule and prices: www.theyogashedrichmond.com)
Wednesday 7-8.30 PM Yoga Flow (strong class)
Yoga Bare in McGraths Hill (for full schedule and prices: www.yogabare.com.au)
Monday 7-8AM Warm Flow
Monday 9.30-10.30AM Warm Flow (strong class)
Tuesday 5.30-7.00 PM Warm Flow
Wednesday 6.30-7.30 AM Warm Flow
Friday 9.30-10.30AM Hot Flow (strong class)
Friday 5.30-6.30PM Yin/Yang Fusion (gentle)
Sunday 6.30-7.30PM Yin Yoga - warm
Momentum Yoga (for full schedule and prices: https://www.momentumyoga.com.au/)
Thursday 6.00-7.00 PM Yoga Flow - warm
Thursday 7.15-8.15 PM Yin Yoga - warm
Can't come to a class? You always have access to my free online classes:
Costs for Private tuition:
1 hour $80
1.5 hours $120
Pay 5 tuitions upfront and receive the 6th for free
(to be used within 4 months).
Private tuition can be organised at any of the studios I teach at, or at my studio in Cattai.
Anneriek’s classes are always fun, informative and dynamic. She is an intuitive teacher who encourages her students to explore their full yogic potential. Her direction and intentions are always clear and her adjustments well applied.
Anneriek always has time for her students and is always available after class to talk with on any matter.
Amanda, NSW, Australia