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Narelle Thomas

Daytime Yoga

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Daytime Yoga offers gentle, nurturing general yoga classes in West End, Brisbane.

Daytime Yoga

Focus areas

Yoga therapy Flexibility Movement Back care Relaxation Nurturing



Learn a range of gentle stretching, toning and strengthening movements, breathing practices, deep relaxation, and guided meditation techniques. The classes teach neck and back care practices, and students experience physical and mental relaxation and increased vitality.

Some major health funds provide rebates for Daytime Yoga classes.



About Narelle

Narelle began yoga classes in 1993 with Muktanand Meannjin, a master Satyananda teacher and psychologist. Inspired by her gentle, nurturing approach, spirit of inquiry, and the restorative effects of yoga, she completed her teacher training with Muktanand at Brisbane Yoga Therapy Centre in 1998.

Narelle believes yoga offers a way to achieve balance of the body and mind.  During 14 years of teaching gentle and nurturing Hatha style yoga classes, she has drawn on the Satyananda traditions and insights from yoga physio and restorative yoga, incorporating the therapeutic effects of these approaches into her teaching practice.

Mindfulness traditions have also been part of her training, originally drawing on the teachings of Thich Nhat Thanh, and more recently Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These approaches have influenced and become the basis of the guided meditation practices she teaches in her classes



Our Approach

Daytime Yoga offers yoga classes from the Satyananda tradition. This approach is often known as Hatha Yoga, and is generally a more gentle form of yoga. Classes are held in an air-conditioned studio furnished with low allergy carpet. Mats are provided.

When you enrol in a Daytime Yoga class you will be asked about your past yoga experience, and whether you have any medical conditions that need to be considered during practice. No previous experience in yoga is required as all practices are explained fully and students practice at their own level. The flexibility exists within the class to modify the program to suit each person’s level of ability and needs.

A typical 90 minute general or beginner class would have the following elements:


Stretching and Toning

The warm up focuses on back and neck care practices, particularly helpful in relieving back, shoulder and neck tightness. These are good to learn if you spend time sitting every day, for example at a computer or driving. Practice sheets are available at class.

Flexibility and Balance

A variety of practices are used to improve joint flexibility and balance.

Strengthening

Toning and strengthening occurs through a variety of sequenced movements and holding practices for differing lengths of time. Students are encouraged to practice at their own level without straining. If particular injuries or weaknesses need to be worked around assistance is given to modify practices.

Breath and Body Awareness

Breath and body awareness are emphasized throughout the class and focused on in deeper relaxation during the last 20 minutes of the class.

Deeper Relaxation and Guided Meditation Practices

During deeper relaxation / meditation a variety of breathing, body relaxation and mindfulness techniques are practiced. Students usually lie down for relaxation / meditation however students may sit if they prefer.
Students leave the class feeling less stressed and re-energized.




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