Holistic Yoga Courses
For $30/week you can come to multiple yoga classes.
Just enrol in a holistic yoga course and you can attend as many other classes of your level or below as you like, plus the General and Gentle drop-in class.
Your recurring payment will be set up when you purchase through the store.
Just $30/week for lots of yoga
These are our core yoga courses: Beginners, Progessive and In-depth. Holistic yoga is a synthesis of yoga postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation. Classes are fully guided and traditionally structured. Each class is unique, suiting the needs of the students.
The courses run back-to-back and offer the opportunity for systematic progression from beginners through to advanced.
Fees (incl. GST)
Concession: full time student, health care card or pensioner (not Senior's Card)
$30/week for multiple classes when you enroll in a course - a recurring payment is set up when you buy from the online store.
5 weeks | $110 full / $100 conc. Meditation courses | $ 100
One-off attendance in a course | $25/class only if there's room!
General, gentle & cancer drop-in classes $22/$20 conc.
5 + 1 class pass $100 for drop-in classes from Oct to Dec 2019
Beginners 5 weeks
Tuesdays 5:45-7:15pm Ahimsa
Wednesdays 7:30- 9:00pm Ahimsa
Fridays 9:30-11am Ahimsa
Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm Sangita
Wednesdays 5:45-7:15pm Ahimsa
Thurs 7.30-8.30 Sangita Body Stillness Meditation
Dates 2019: 21/11 - 19/12
Developing Meditation 10 weeks Starts 8th October
Tues 7.30-8.30 Ahimsa Theme: Antar Mouna - Inner Silence
Wed 2.30-4.00 Sangita
Thursdays 10.30-12 noon
General Yoga Ahimsa
Ahimsa offers yoga consultations for general and specialised needs. She has particular expertise in yoga for trauma recovery. You might want help with:
working out a routine to do at home
recovery from trauma, including PTSD.
Please contact Ahimsa to discuss and make an appointment.
Course dates 2019
for Beginners | Progressive | In-depth | Meditation
10 weeks | week starting 9 Sept - week ending 15 Nov
5 weeks | week starting 18 Nov - week ending 20 Dec
2020 Dates coming soon
Useful Info / FAQ
14 Weld St, South Hobart
What you need
All yoga equipment is provided. Simply wear loose or stretchy clothing that is comfortable and allows free movement. You may like to bring your own meditation shawl and a water bottle.
All students complete a health questionnaire at the time of enrolment. This ensures that the teacher knows of any conditions, such as high blood pressure, that contraindicate certain practices. Please discuss particular health needs, or changes to your health, with your teacher.
Avoid eating for at least 2 hours prior to practising yoga.
Classes are held on public holidays excepting during Easter.
Fees are not transferable. Missed classes can be made up by attending an extra session during the same term, space permitting.
Eligible concessions include full time students, health care card holders and pensioners. Senior's Card not accepted.
Prices include GST.
Holistic yoga is a synthesis of yoga postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation.
Classes are fully guided. Each class is unique, suiting students needs.
Beginners Yoga with Ahimsa
A systematic introduction to the fundamental practices: postures, breathing, relaxation.
Progressive Yoga with Melissa
Assumes knowledge of the basics. The sequence, Salute to the Sun is taught,
classical yogic pranayamas are developed; meditation is introduced.
In-depth Yoga with Ahimsa
For experienced students who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga with stronger asanas, more advanced pranayamas and longer meditations as we delve into the esoteric side of yoga. Each course is based around a theme such as the chakras, a meditation technique or a focus on an aspect of health, to name just a few of the many topics explored.
Meditation is fundamental to yoga. It is a means of accessing your inner dimension, a part of you that is often lost in the turbulence of daily life. In the relaxed, focussed state of meditation, your relationship with your mind changes as you gradually become clearer, calmer and more balanced. It's important to learn meditation properly from an experienced teacher in a systematic way. Sessions include theory, preparatory yogic stretching and breathing plus meditation. Introduction to Meditation covers the basics for a simple practice. Developing Meditation with Ahimsa is for those who have completed the Intro course. Each course is based on a particular yogic meditation.
Yoga for Cancer with Sangita (Melissa)
Nurturing, healing, and informative this 8-class series will give you tools from yoga to help your healing process, restore joy and purpose, create calmness and peace of mind.
Suitable for people of all abilities, including seniors, experience gentle practices to help with strength, flexibility, and balance. There will be guided relaxation and an introduction to simple breathing techniques.
A holistic class suitable for everyone. Includes asanas, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation.
Components of a holistic yoga class
Our holistic yoga classes begin with yoga postures, known as asanas. These are not intended as a workout, but as a way of using physical positions to integrate your body, breath and mind. The effect is calming, energising and grounding.
Asanas help you develop muscular strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and calm your mind. They have a positive effect on your nervous, immune, digestive and hormonal systems.
Practised with subtle awareness, the simplest asanas bring peaceful equilibrium to your body and mind.
The way you breathe profoundly affects your state of mind and feeling, as well as your physical health. Due to the influence of the breath on wellbeing, each yoga class has a breathing segment.
Learn to observe your breathing patterns and techniques such as abdominal breathing, full yogic breath and classical pranayamas. Breath practices work on your nervous system, enhancing energy and creating feelings of harmony and calmness.
Yoga Nidra |
Systematic Deep Relaxation
Relaxation is a physiological state that leaves you feeling refreshed and energised. Relaxation is possible for everyone but it generally needs to be learned rather than coming naturally. This is especially true if you are often stressed and the body gets used to fight or flight mode.
Yoga nidra is a guided technique that trains your body and mind to deeply relax. Many people, including those who have had great difficulty with rest, sleep and relaxation find that yoga nidra leaves them feeling deeply calm and peaceful, helping with stress management, anxiety and overcoming insomnia.
Meditation is not ‘emptying the mind’ or trying to control it. Instead, the techniques you'll learn at SHYAM help you learn about and manage your own mind.
For example, developing the ability to witness your thoughts and feelings in a steady physical and mental state enables you to observe the activity of the mind objectively. This gradually allows you come to terms with your mind’s activities, even when it is painful or hard, helping you not to be afraid of what is going on in your own mind.
Meditation brings greater self-understanding, reduces tension and increases clarity of thinking. It is a pathway to inner peace.