Massage & Yoga
New Yoga Class
Venus Bay Studio
Wednesday mornings 9am - Ashtanga Yoga
(90min class - $25 casual)
Welcome to Shambhala Health & Healing !!
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition Shambhala is referred to as “ a mystical kingdom hidden somewhere beyond the snow peaks of the Himalayas”. In Sanskrit, it means “a place of peace, tranquility and happiness”, which is what we hope you feel from our Venus Bay Shambhala!! To us, the name also reflects our passion for the Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian kingdoms surrounding the Himalayas.
At Shambhala Health & Healing, we offer the following massage therapies and yoga classes:
~ Massage is more than just a luxury.
It’s a wonderful way to put your mind and body back in harmony ~
Relaxation Massage is excellent for reducing stress and anxiety, relieving general muscle soreness, and improving vitality and well-being. The firm but soothing strokes of this massage are a wonderful way to calm nerves, improve circulation, and regain a sense of balance in your body and mind.
Remedial Massage is a more specific style of massage aimed at treating particular problems such as neck pain, headaches, back pain, shoulder problems etc. It involves an initial assessment of the presenting problem, followed by the appropriate massage treatment. The aims of Remedial massage are to reduce your pain, and improve your flexibility and joint range of motion. You may also be given some stretches, exercises or self massage techniques to do at home.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a combination of the flowing techniques of relaxation massage with the deeper pressure of remedial massage. It is excellent for targeting specific problem areas but at the same time, getting the relaxation massage benefits. A great preventative maintenance massage.
*** Massage treatments by appointment only ***
*** Pregnancy massage cushion is available for use in all treatments - please inform me if you are pregnant at time of booking ***
*** Health insurance rebates & Gift Vouchers are available ***
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. The word “yoga” means “union” - union of the body with the mind, and union of the mind with the soul. It is a means of balancing and harmonising all aspects of the self: the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This is achieved through the physical practice of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation). Yoga helps us to learn to live more fully in the present moment. Shambhala offers the following types of yoga classes:
General/Hatha Yoga (1.5 hr)
This class starts with some relaxation postures, breathing techniques or meditation. This is followed by almost an hour of physical postures working on strength and flexibility. The class finishes with laying in Savasana (the corpse pose). Both beginner and intermediate yoga students are welcome and catered for in this class.
Teacher: Carolyn (Venus Bay & Fish Creek).
Ashtanga Flow Yoga (1.5 hr)
This style of yoga is for people who like a physically challenging practice, yet still getting all the calming and balancing benefits of yoga. Students receive individual attention in this class whilst gradually learning the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga. Great for developing a self practice to do anywhere, anytime. The class caters for both beginners and experienced yoga students.
Teacher: Carolyn (Venus Bay & Fish Creek)
*** The above descriptions are guidelines only ***
** Beginner & experienced students are catered for in all classes **
Yoga Class Locations:
Shambhala Studio (Venus Bay) - This is a dedicated, prupose built yoga studio with timber floors, high ceilings and natural light. Great heating for the winter months and cooling fans for the summer. It is fully equipped with yoga props and has a small "library" of books to borrow.
** Bookings essential **
Yuulong Studio (Fish Creek) - This studio is located on a private property only 5 minutes out of Fish Creek town. Students are required to BYO mats and blankets here.
** Bookings essential **
*** Just ring or email us for the latest class timetables and booking details ***