Friday Night Restorative -5.30pm-6.45pm-12th April

Take some time to replenish your body/mind every fortnight with Tabitha. During a Restorative yoga sequence, we still stretch, but in a very gentle supported manner. We use props so that we can release tension and focus on the breath. This helps us to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for the rest/digest process). This can help us to combat that feeling of ‘overdrive’ that often drives our daily lives .

Come along -5.30pm on 12 & 26 April; 10 & 24 May.

Namaste Tabitha and TYC committee

Autumn Yin workshop with Sue-Saturday 13 April 1-3.30pm

Date:   Saturday 13 April 

Time:  1.00 to 3.00pm 

Cost:    $35

As we move into Autumn we want to gently stimulate both lung and large intestines and to shed that which no longer serves us. We need both lungs and large intestines to be working optimally as we move into the colder months. In Chinese medicine the element is Earth, the colour is white and the emotion is courage.

  • Yin can assist to release fascia (connective tissue) to Increase circulation & Improve flexibility.
  • When you stay quietly, without force, in an asana tuning into the breath, the body’s sensations  begin to make themselves known. This  focus and awareness can help us feel where in the body the  emotional energy is being held
  •  We will also explore some restorative asana.

To register please email: fureys@kinect.co.nz:

Pre pay to account no: 38-9004-0840024-00.

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita

Term 2 membership is now open for purchase online

To register and pay for term 2 which begins April 8 -30th June. Please go to: https://taurangayoga.org.nz/memberships/  and complete the online process. We ask you to do this EVERY term so we can keep our database of members up to date. This we are required to do a registered charity.

Namaste

‘Your Psychological Needs’ workshop with Glen Callahan. 20 April.12.00-2.00pm

When: Sat 20th April.

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Cost:   $45.

Please register with TYC  -info@taurangayoga.org.nz and pay to account 38 9004 0616591 00

We all share three basic psychological needs.  If they aren’t met, our physical and mental well-being is diminished and degraded.  In this workshop, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of these needs, and the consequences of not meeting them.
  • Complete an assessment to discover which needs are lacking.
  • Come away with a plan to get them met.

Autonomy:      Willingly choosing what you do.

Relatedness:    Feeling that you belong, that you matter.

Competence:   Growing your skills and abilities.

Glen is the Founder, Alight Coaching . He is a Personal development coach and workshop facilitator.

Glen studied Vedanta philosophy in India for eight years, and taught yoga there for six.  He co-founded the non-profit Vedanta institute LA in 2014, completed an ICF-accredited coaching certificate in 2020, and returned to New Zealand to found Alight Coaching. His work integrates the ancient philosophical tradition of Vedanta with contemporary coaching modalities.

Checkout his website: www.AlightWellness.com

TYC Etiquette –Please read!

Namaste to all New and not so new members/casuals:  Here are a few things we can do to help create a peaceful and welcoming yoga space for all:

· Arrive early – Yoga is a time to honour your mind, body, soul, and spirit. Don’t short-change yourself by showing up late. Out of respect for your instructor and your fellow students, arrive a few minutes early and get settled. And remember, if your class is popular numbers may be limited for safety reasons.

· Enjoy every moment – Please stay for the full length of your class and if this is not possible, please let the teacher know before class.

· Choose the right class for you – A beginner class is for people new to yoga, less regular practitioners, those looking for a more gentle practice or returning after a period away from practice or after an injury/illness. An intermediate /experienced class is for people with at least one year’s experience who practice regularly.

· Park wisely – Please use the TYC parking spots (not our neighbours!) and park cars close together. It’s also helpful to leave quickly after busy classes to allow incoming yogis to find a space. Try to carpool, ride a bike, or park further away and walk to your next yoga class!

· Get comfy – Slip off your shoes at the door and wear modest, comfortable clothing to class.

· Keep things tidy – Please return equipment after every class – fold blankets and stack blocks neatly.

· Mind your scent – Please pay attention to your personal hygiene before stepping onto your mat and avoid wearing strong perfumes as people may be sensitive or allergic to certain scents.

· First time? Please let us know if you’re new to yoga, have any injuries, if you’re pregnant or have a medical condition. Practice safely and keep an eye on fellow yogis too.

· Watch the windows and ropes – Keep in mind windows shouldn’t be used as support during yoga practice and if you’re using the rope wall make sure you have direction from a teacher.

· Share the space – Make room for your fellow yogis, avoid stepping on mats and respect the quiet.

· No phone zone Truly devote yourself to practice and turn off your phone or leave it in the car unless you’re using it to show the teacher your purchase .

· Use the changing rooms – Please keep your car keys, water bottles and extra clothing off the kitchen bench, reception desk or floor. They’ll be safe in our changing rooms.

· Yoga is a discipline – Please respect and follow your teacher’s instructions. Feel free to ask questions after class and during – but keep chatter to a minimum.

· We love kids but… it’s not appropriate to bring children to classes. We welcome older secondary school students and full fees apply.

· Pair work is up to you – We often work in pairs to enhance learning but it’s not compulsory. Please let your teacher know if it’s not your thing and they’ll find an alternative posture for you.

· Hands-on help – As well as verbal instructions, your teacher may give a ‘hands on assist’ to help you gain a deeper understanding of an asana (pose). If you’re not comfortable with this practice please tell your teacher before the class. Have Fun!