Dru Yoga with Erika Steller May 2014

Term 2 of my Dru Yoga evening class begins to Tomorrow Wednesday the 7th of May, the first class of an 8 week term. Students are welcome to attend for a free trial class on the first or second week of term, and then decide if they would like to continue. A term payment or a four week pass can be arranged or casual attendance is welcome. Students can still join the class anytime throughout the term, though it is good to start closer to the beginning of term.

In each class we practice an energising activation, an Energy Block Release Sequence containing yoga postures; with focus on physical alignment, guided breathing and sometimes visualisations or affirmations; a focus posture or sequence, which we build on over the term; core strength, a short breathing or meditation practice and a full guided relaxation. Dru Yoga is particularly beneficial for relieving tension in the body, increasing physical health and energy levels, balancing and centring oneself, increasing a positive outlook and natural confidence, and improving emotional well-being. It works on the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual levels.

Dru Yoga is a unique flowing and gentle, yet potent style of yoga. I teach with themes, where each term has a theme, and each class has a theme within the term theme. A Term theme could be ‘Less Stress’, ‘Balance’, ‘Seasons’ etc and may include classes with a focus on ‘the spine’, ‘the breath’, ‘well-being’, or ‘being present’ for example. Themes are designed to provide a guide for students if they wish to work with progressing with certain aspects of their physical, mental or emotional well-being or goals they may have, though this is not necessary – students are welcome to attend simply for the benefit of the practices themselves! Individual needs and levels are catered for within the classes.

This term we’ll be working with increasing a sense of ‘holistic Well-being’ – well-being on all levels. Our physical body – our anatomy and physiology – strength and flexibility, posture, spinal health, core strength, balance, optimal functioning of vital organs and systems and increased energy levels. Our breathing – for physical health, vitality and a sense of positivity and ‘presence’ within ourselves and our lives. Our emotional well-being – coping with stress, anxiety, low self esteem or lack of motivation and other emotions – turning negative thoughts and emotions into their positive counterparts for self-empowerment. It may be turning fear into courage, or anger into positive empowerment, or other shifts.  Increasing our positive thinking – creating healthy thoughts and a clear mind. Connecting with ones vision – clarity, purpose and direction in life – what you would like to move towards – increasing the things you’d like more of in your day to day life and letting go of the things you no longer need, or that decrease your energy levels or sense of well-being. Connecting with ones self, so that we are integrated with ourselves, our thoughts and our emotions, so that we are present in our body and in our environment; and in touch with our spirit. Connecting with that part of us that dreams of great things, that believes in ourselves enough to follow these dreams, and moving towards them with a real sense of our limitless potential. Increasing a natural sense of joy and peace in ones life, being present. Being connected to and grateful for what we already have and do, for those close to us, and for who we already are.

I hope to see you there!

With love, om shanti (peace),

Erika

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Current Yoga Classes

Yoga for Kids Classes 5-10 years after school, ‘Moore St Yoga Room’, Austinmer

Dru Yoga – 0pen evening classes Revitalise your body, uplift your mind, centre yourself.
Austinmer Uniting Church ‘Youth Hall’

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