Yoga classes for all levels, beginners gain a good grounding in their practice.
My name is Andrea and I have had a passion for yoga since my youth. Yoga is thousands of years old, yet is as relevant as ever today; offering practical ancient wisdom to help you navigate more easily through life’s ups and downs and wonderful stretches and practices to leave you feeling lighter, stronger and more comfortable in your body and mind.
I began teaching yoga classes in 2001, on completion of my Teacher Training Diploma, through the International Yoga Teachers’ Association Inc. I am also a fully qualified Life Coach.
If you have not yet attended one of my classes here is a testimonial from Judy who kindly wrote these words..
“I decided to keep it simple because the awareness only comes from attending the class.
Yoga Bliss offers a Hatha based class suitable for beginners to intermediate students. It is a slow, steady practice incorporating asanas (postures) and vinyasa flow sequences with emphasis on correct posture and alignment, strength, balance, flexibility and body awareness. Breathing, meditation and philosophy are integrated into the class promoting clarity, alertness and peace of mind. Come and share this unique and amazing class with us.”
Dip. Teacher Training Course (International Yoga Teachers’ Association Inc.) Full Member, Level 1, Knoff Yoga School
Cert IV Life Coach (LCI) – Life Coaching Institute of Australia
Keeping in mind the ancient wisdom that has been passed on for thousands of years, that our true essence, our very deepest nature is happiness or Bliss (Ananda)
What is yoga?
The practice of yoga is an art and science dedicated to creating union between body, mind and spirit. Its objective is to assist the practitioner in using the breath and body to foster an awareness of ourselves as individualized beings intimately connected to the unified whole of creation. In short it is about making balance and creating equanimity so as to live in peace, good health and harmony with the greater whole.
What can yoga do for me?
Reduce anxiety, tension, stress and increases neurotransmitters
Muscles and ligaments
Increases strength, tone and flexibility
Correct alignment, increase joint mobility, strengthens and nourishes the spine
Massages heart and lungs and increases blood flow
Regulate hormone production, toning and cleansing the endocrine system
Help eliminate toxins, balance and strengthen cells, increase the ability to fight infections and stimulate glands and lymph nodes
Sharpen concentration and brings clarity of mind, develops self awareness and increases memory
Develop calmness, generate awareness of one’s emotional being,
provides inner strength and the ability to manage difficult situations with confidence and grace
What can I expect in the class?
Expect to be made to feel welcome and at ease from your very first class. I respect that we are all different and encourage you to work at your own level.
Expect variety, as each week a new aspect of yoga is explored. Classes are generally an hour and a half in duration, which include time to relax, warm up, move through a variety of asanas (postures), basic pranayama (breathing techniques), visualisation and meditation. We use mats, belts, blocks and blankets at various times and all equipment is supplied for you.
The classes are suitable for beginners and you will receive a solid foundation for your practice. Students can attend on a casual basis or at a reduced rate through the purchase of a 5 or 10 lesson card.
Sorrento doors open up to the beach and we can see and
hear the sound of the ocean…
Kingsley a lovely spacious venue; carpeted with a vaulted ceiling
I can arrange yoga for you and your employees for a one-off relaxation session or on a regular basis
Timetable - 2016
ST. ANSELM'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
17 Forest Hill Drive
MON - 6.30 pm - 8.00pm (except public holidays)
TUES - 6.00 pm - 7.15pm - 5 week beginner's course
SEACREST PARK SPORTS CLUB
93 Seacrest Drive
TUES - 9.15 am - 10.45 am
WED - 9.15 am - 10.45 am
SORRENTO SURF LIFESAVING CLUB
West Coast Drive
THUR - 7.00am - 8am
THUR - 6.00pm - 7.15pm
ST. IVES RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Chair Yoga (for those with slight physical impairment)
WED - 2.45 pm - 3.45 pm
FRI - 9.15am - 10.45am
Take bliss home
Guided yoga classes and relaxations spoken by Andrea, are available on CD for you to take home, for purchase at class or by mail
“Guided relaxations for peace and rejuvenation”
“Guided relaxations for calm and creativity”
“Gentle yoga for morning and evening” – Double CD - 1 hour each
Namaste – the light within me, recognises the light within you...
International Yoga Teachers' Association (IYTA Inc) Dip
Life Coaching - LCI