| WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A HARTIG YOGA CLASS |
Whilst we have 4 different styles of classes here at Hartig Yoga (see below) there are a few things you can be sure of in every class.
1) You can come exactly as you are.
Everybody is welcome! From all walks of life, at any age, shape and size. From complete beginners to advanced yogis. Whether you are experiencing stress in your life, or are feeling on top of the world, there is always a spot on a mat for you. Don’t feel you need to be a certain way, or wear ‘yoga pants’ if that isn’t your thing. Come as you are, friends! Just remember to book a spot.
2) You will practice with Mother Nature.
All of our classes take place in breathtaking outdoor settings. You will never want to practice in a studio again! Its the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and recharge your batteries. View our 2 locations (and wet weather back up) here.
3) Your practice will be enhanced with essential oils.
Here at Hartig Yoga we recognise the potent power of Mother nature to help us to relax, tune in and breathe deep. Essential oils have been used during yoga and meditation for centuries. We love to match oil blends with our sequences to help you to go even deeper into your practice. We believe that they bring a whole new dimension to the practice and greatly enhance the experience. We also hold regular workshops educating our students on how to get the most out of their essential oils and yoga practice. Shop Essential Oils here.
4) You will leave feeling better than when you arrived.
We can pretty much guarantee it 🙂
Now, which style of class would you like to come to?
| RISE & SHINE |
Our Rise & Shine classes are designed to help you do just that – Rise & Shine! A morning practice that you can add to your day that will have you glowing until the evening. You can expect a steady Vinyasa style class with some energising and uplifting sequences. Movement with breath will be the main focus, but we will often have a theme to our classes, whether it be a chakra, one of the 5 elements or an area of the body to focus on (or whatever other inspiration the teacher feels to share)
We sometimes add breathing techniques and other exercises to uplift the energy and get you really present in your body.
Expect to feel leaving radiant and alive, with fresh energy buzzing through your cells!
Every Wednesday 7.30-8.40am, Friday 7.30-8.40am and Saturday 7.30-8.40 at Palm Cove Beach.
| HATHA, GENTLE or SLOW | FLOW
In our Hatha, Gentle and Slow Flow classes, you can expect to see a little bit of flow or movement between your Hatha Postures. More gentle than our ‘Rise & Shine’ and Vinyasa Classes, we take these classes a little bit slower. You can still expect movement and slow flow, but with time to explore each posture a little bit longer and to enjoy and saviour transitions.
We will usually have a theme or idea to focus the practice on, whether it be a part of the body, an energy centre or a poem.
We always start with a short meditation and finish with a guided savasana/relaxation.
Expect to leave feeling grounded and relaxed.
Every Monday 8.00 – 9.00am at Sarayi Rooftop, Tuesday 7.30-8.40am at Palm Cove Beach, Wednesday 6-7pm at the beach, Thursday 8-9am at Sarayi Rooftop, and Sunday 8.30-9.40am at Palm Cove Beach.
| HATHA & YIN |
This class is perfect for the evening. An opportunity to slow down from your day and really ground into your body.
We move through the postures slowly, taking time and space to relax into each one. In the Hatha postures we are a little more active (in that we use our muscles to hold us in our poses for around 5 breaths) and Yin poses are completely passive (we don’t hold any muscles. We completely surrender and release into the shape.)
We hold our Yin postures for 2-5 minutes and find deep release in our bodies and time to check in with ourselves. These longer held postures offer a chance to practice meditation, each posture being a bite sized meditation where by you will be guided to a place of deep presence and relaxation.
A mostly floor based class, with the aim to nourish and nurture the whole system.
Expect to leave feeling centered and calm for the evening ahead (and likely to have a very good sleep!
Every Monday 6-7pm at Palm Cove Beach.