(Hatha Yoga Desha classes reflect the progressive nature of Shadow Yoga teaching. All students new to Shadow Yoga begin at the introductory level.
Each course consists of chalanas (churning warm ups) followed by a prelude (sequence) consisting of squats, viraparamapra (warrior/martial stances), suryanamaskara (sun salutations), asanas (seats), yoga-asana and conclusion.
Teacher demonstrations and verbal instructions are given. Where appropriate, personal adjustments are offered. Simple and more complex variations of stances, suryanamaskara, seats and yoga-asana will also be suggested and can be modified to suit people with injuries or medical conditions.
Learning to move the body without force of breath or limbs
Learning to fold and unfold the body without imposition, while cultivating natural rhythmic breathing, is fundamental to Shadow Yoga/Nṛtta Sādhanā.
Every class matters
Because of the progressive process of teaching and learning, it is important to come to every class. Each week, new elements of the practice are introduced. In the final class of the course, students follow a led practice. This allows students to flow through the prelude without stopping. The emphasis is on smooth (un-forced) breathing and working to your own level.
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Face-to-face courses at the studio
4 week course $105
5 week course $130
6 week course $160
7 week course $180
8 week course $210
9 week course $235
Nṛtta Sādhanā Intro course: $240 (8weeks)
Self practice $240 (8weeks)
Teacher training - Email to enquire
$30 pay as you go
$160 for 6 classes | valid for 10 weeks
$290 for 12 classes | valid for 10 weeks
Online and face-to-face consultations
Online: $70/hour or $35/half hour
Face-to-face: $90/hour or $45/half hour
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Course fees are non-refundable. Pay by cash, cheque or direct deposit. Missed classes must be made up during the course term.