Santosha Yoga
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Classes



Santosha classes aim to be challenging, informative and varied.

We are careful to organise the sequences to reflect your level of experience, safety and understanding. To help us direct you better, please inform your teacher of any medical issue or change in health.

Classes are 90 minutes unless otherwise stated. Please choose the class suitable for your level of experience. If in doubt, contact us.

Beginner level : Great for those just starting on the yoga path, or returning after time away from the practice. An easy pace with emphasis on foundation poses. We include lots of "warm-up" poses to ease you in, with modifications to help you understand, and a final guided relaxation.

Continuing level : If you have some experience in yoga you might want to start here. Short inversions are included.

Experienced level : Want more challenge? Always with safety and understanding in mind, this class is for those who are confident in the basics, and are steady in inversion poses.




Classes 2019 December Schedule

Monday 2nd PM
6.30pm
Beginner
with Mac

Tuesday 3rd AM
9.30am
Experienced
with Davina

Tuesday 3rd PM
6.30pm
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Wednesday 4th PM
6.30pm
Registered Beginner
with Madeline

Thursday 5th AM
9.30am
Beginner
with Davina

Saturday 7th AM
9.30am
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Monday 9th PM
6.30pm
Beginner
with Mac

Tuesday 10th AM
9.30am
Experienced
with Davina

Tuesday 10th PM
6.30pm
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Wednesday 11th PM
6.30pm
Registered Beginner.
Resumes, TBA with Madeline

Thursday 12th AM
9.30am
Beginner
with Davina

Saturday 14th AM
9.30am
BKS Lyengar's Birthday
NOTE *

Monday 16th PM
6.30pm
Beginner. Resumes January 6th.
with Mac

Tuesday 17th AM
9.30am
Experienced
with Davina

Tuesday 17th PM
6.30pm
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Thursday 19th AM
9.30am
Beginner
with Davina

Saturday 21st AM
9.30am
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Tuesday 24th AM
9.30am
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Thursday 26th AM
10am
Recovery Class
NOTE * *

Saturday 28th AM
9.30am
Mixed Levels
with Davina

Tuesday 31st AM
9.30am
Restorative Special
with Davina

NOTE *
$20,
Pre- Register,
Includes Breakfast

NOTE * *
Boxing Day
Bring something for Pot Luck.
Lunch included in class package

Thursday 2nd January 2020 REGULAR
SCHEDULE
RESUMES

Classes continue: January through December in 2020.


Studio closures: Monday of each long weekend.





At Santosha, we follow the traditional Iyengar calendar of a four week rotation.





Davina

Week One

Standing Poses



Strength develops in the legs, improving stability and balance. We learn to be grounded while achieving lightness. Both pelvic and shoulder girdles become open.

Davina

Week Two

Forward Bends and Twists



Forward bends bring quietness to blood pressure and brain. Muscles on the back body from calves to upper shoulders lengthen, relieving tension in the spine. Twisting poses increase the flexibility in the torso, and massage the inner organs.

Davina

Week Three

Back Bends



Muscles of the back strengthen, the spine becomes more flexible, posture improves. Courage and confidence increase as the chest opens.

Davina

Week Four

Pranayama and Restorative



Preparatory poses open the lungs, allowing deeper focused breathing. Supported poses help relax and quieten the nervous system.

"Think light! Try to impart a feeling of lightness to the body. This can be achieved by mentally extending yourself outwards from the centre… Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing. Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time!"

BKS Iyengar, “Sparks of Divinity “