Namaste / Welcome

               Happy New Year!

Term 1 begins Monday 29 January and 2 new classes are starting Thursday 8 February, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga!

“Flex your body, relax your mind….take some time for you!”  Beginners are welcome to join a class anytime during the term.                                 

You don’t need to be flexible or fit or have had any previous yoga or meditation experience. The movements and postures are given in stages and you are encouraged to move mindfully, connect to your breath, listen to your body, calm your mind, relax and enjoy!  

Yoga2Fitness “flex, tone and relax” classes with Bettina are a mindful movement practice of classic hatha yoga, combined with some pilates style movements, Qi Gong/Tai Chi warm ups, Feldenkrais releases, pranayama (breathing techniques) and finish with a relaxing guided meditation. 

All classes return for Term 1 from Monday 29 January 2018, and I’m excited to advise that we are trialling 2 new and different style of classes that will start on Thursdays from week 2 as follows:

Vinyasa with Chrissie   
Thursdays from  8 February-12 April (9 wks – no class 5 April)   Time: 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Vinyasa is a class for those wanting a style that is more energetic. The class is based on a set series of postures that you will learn and build upon. Term 1 will be a beginners course where Chrissie will first break down the postures at a slower pace and focus on correct alignment.
Venue: St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church Hall, Caridean St, Heathridge

Yin Yoga with Mia  Thursdays  from 8 February-29 March (8wks)    Time: 7.15pm – 8.15pm
Yin yoga is a slow-paced practice with postures held for longer periods of time than in other forms of yoga.  During these long holds we allow time and gravity to do the work for us, to help our bodies  naturally deepen into our postures, applying moderate stress to the connective tissues in our body; the tendons, fascia and, ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Venue: St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 113 Lysander Drive, Heathridge

 

The practice of Yoga helps to improve balance, posture, co-ordination, concentration, flexibility, strength, left-right brain development, circulation, respiration and digestion.  The nature of Yoga is non competitive making this a very accessible type of exercise for all fitness levels and often a welcome option or support to competitive sports and weight loss programs. Or maybe you are stressed and overworked, or recovering from an injury or illness, or have a stiff back and are looking for improved flexibility.  The movements are given in stages, with plenty of options  for all levels and encouragement to listen to your body, move slowly with awareness, modify if applicable, relax and enjoy. 

You will leave feeling calm, rejuvenated and ready to face the world again.

Classes are held in comfortable, welcoming church halls in St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Heathridge and Beldon Uniting Church, Beldon and the Currambine Community Centre.

Facilitated by Bettina Gould, Yoga Instructor (Level 2 Member Yoga Australia), Meditation Facilitator and Leader of Skillful Mind Meditation classes (Member of Meditation Australia), Cert III/IV Fitness, ChiBall™ Instructor,  Children & Teens Yoga & Fitness Instructor.

What is Yoga?  definition from Yoga Australia  …. http://There are many different ideas related to Yoga, where it comes from, what it is all about, and how to practice a range of techniques.

Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and the Himalayas, more than 2500 years ago. It is a system that recognises the multi-dimensional nature of the human person, and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-enquiry.

In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.

Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other.

Research into the benefits of yoga (from Yoga Australia)

Quality research is important for any field of well-being, health-care and personal development. It could be argued that the practice of yoga has undergone hundreds of years of research through the trialling of the ancient practitioners, who in turn observed the effects upon their students.

However in our contemporary context, we expect that protocols, interventions and other activities that form part of our well-being or health-care plan can ‘stand the test’ of our contemporary research methods.

In recent years there have been a growing number of well designed studies into the health benefits of yoga. These show that the practice of yoga is safe, useful and very cost effective for a wide range of conditions and life-stages

Yoga Australia continues to keep informed of the latest research and has compiled a representative list of some of the areas of research undertaken in the past few years.

  

TESTIMONIALS

I’ve recently just discovered  Yoga2fitness and I’m a loving it! Bettina you are a great teacher and your verbal instructions are fantastic.  Always lovely and clear. Plus I love your meditation  voice. So calming. I just cant wait to get to the next class!!!!  Dominique

Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you put into your Yoga classes. They just get better and better all the time.  As I approach my 68th birthday I know my skin etc looks my age but I am so much fitter and more flexible than most of my friends and I owe that to yoga and your classes.  So just a pat on the back to you and a big thank you.  Namaste  Jannette

I love my 3 weekly sessions, this is so much nicer than a gym. Bettina’s instructions are so easy to follow and I feel great afterward. Thoroughly recommend for beginners to advanced.  Deb

I was just thinking of you and thinking about how much I get from your classes. So I thought….I need to tell you.  I love going to your classes, you are an amazing yoga teacher and I really cannot wait to go to your classes. You get me through my busy week and calm my over processing mind. Thank you Bettina. Not just me but so many. Nearly 40 people last Wednesday night!    Tania

Just wanted to send a message to say I love your classes! You are always so warm and welcoming and I look forward to your classes each week. I always leave each class in a star of peace, feeling it  has given me just what I’ve needed! Whether it be a good nights sleep, a self-hug at a time i needed it or pushing myself to improve my flexibility and strength and muscular balance.  Your classes have been awesome also in informing my own soft tissue therapy clinic in terms of linking the anatomy and physiology to specific stretches and strengthening positions. I love your classes and recommend them to my clients and everyone I come across in need! Many thanks and Namaste Jo

Thank you so much for today Bettina. It was a wonderful class. I love the way you are very descriptive so I didn’t need to twist my neck to watch every time we moved through a new sequence. Thank you

ChiBall

ChiBall™ classes are an hour’s movement to music that uniquely blends colour, aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine with a synergy of ancient and modern movement disciplines, Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, releases, Relaxation and Meditation.

* There are no exclusive ChiBall™  classes at the moment, however Bettina will use Chiballs  in classes from time to time during the term

 Enquiries welcome info@yoga2fitness.com.au

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Kids and Teens

Yoga & Meditation classes at schools

Please email your interest for a school incursion 
Email: yoga2fitness@bigpond.com

Yoga2Fitness facilitates yoga and meditation classes for children and teens at primary schools, high schools, school holidays programs and day care centres.

Bettina is a children & teens Yoga Instructor, Fitness instructor, Meditation Facilitator, and holds a current First Aid certificate, Working With Children card and is available to visit your school for an incursion of classes or an after school activity.

 

Corporate Yoga and Meditation classes

Yoga and Meditation in the workplace can reduce stress levels, improve productivity, refresh and refocus staff and all you need is a vacant meeting room, staff room or conference room. Offer your staff some “time out” to re-balance, renew and refresh.  Chairs can be used for a seated practice or mats can be provided for a floor practice.  Contact Bettina for a quote. 0438800499  info@yoga2fitness.com.au

* teachers PD days   * team building events    * RU OK days

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2018 Timetable

No bookings necessary, just turn up to a class that suits you!

No classes on public holidays: Monday 5 March, Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March and Monday 2 April

MONDAY

9.30am -10.30am  YOGA & meditation (1 hour) in CURRAMBINE

7.00pm – 8.15pm  YOGA & meditation (75min)  in BELDON

TUESDAY

9.30am-10.45am YOGA & meditation (75 min) in HEATHRIDGE

7.00pm – 8.00pm MONTHLY MEDITATION – 6 Feb, 6 March, 10 April in HEATHRIDGE

WEDNESDAY

7.00pm-8.15pm YOGA & meditation (75 min) in HEATHRIDGE

THURSDAY

9.30am-10.45am YOGA & meditation (75 min) in HEATHRIDGE

*NEW from 8 February- 12 April (no class 5 April – 9 weeks)

5.30pm-6.45pm Vinyasa Yoga with Chrissie (75 min) in Heathridge

*NEW from 8 February-29 March (8 weeks)

7.15pm-8.15pm YIN Yoga with Mia (1 hour) in Heathridge

FRIDAY

9.30am-1030am YOGA and meditation (1 hour) in HEATHRIDGE

11.00am – 12.oopm MONTHLY MEDITATION – 9 February, 2 March in HEATHRIDGE and 6 April in BELDON

SATURDAY

9.00am-10.00am YOGA & meditation (1 hour) in HEATHRIDGE

In the rare event of a timetable change or cancellation, every attempt will be made to let you know in advance.

VENUE ADDRESSES:

BELDON = Uniting Church Hall, Pacific Way, Beldon

HEATHRIDGE = St Mary Magdalene Anglican church, 113 Lysdander Drive on the corner of Caridean St, Heathridge

CURRAMBINE = Large Activity Room 1, Currambine Community Centre

TERM DATES

Term 1 – 2018

Monday 29 January – Saturday 14 April

No classes on Public Holidays = Monday 5 March, Friday 30 March (Good Friday), Saturday 31 March (Easter), Monday 2 April (Easter)

Term 2 – 2018

Monday 30 April – Saturday 30 June

No classes on Public Holidays = Monday 4 June

Term 3 – 2018

Monday 16 July – Saturday 22 September

Term 4 – 2018

Monday 8 October – Saturday 22 December