Stretching Potential: Speed, Power and Endurance

A year from now and you'll wish you had started today.

Stretching. We know we should but truthfully nobody does it or really knows how to. This can work in your favour. If nobody else stretches, you’ll stand out. You’ll stand out in terms of speed, power, endurance and recovery. This is fact.

This workshop is designed for people with no experience or particular interest in yoga. There are no fancy yoga postures or words.  If you do practice yoga though, this workshop will deepen your anatomical and clinical understanding of movement which you can then weave into your own yoga practice.

The first section of the workshop will focus on theory to give an understanding of stretching principles and then proceed to break down each stretch. The second section will take you through a stretching sequence that you are able to replicate yourself following your own exercise/running/sport activities.

We emphasise enabling you to walk away with the knowledge and ability to stretch yourself independent of a trainer.

The first section of the workshop will focus on theory to give an understanding of stretching principles and then proceed to break down each stretch. The second section will take you through a stretching sequence that you are able to replicate yourself following your own exercise/running/sport activities.

During this three hour workshop you will learn:

  • The biomechanics of stretching
  • The role of breathing
  • The golden rules of stretching
  • The enemies of stretching
  • Myths around stretching
  • Current research

You will experience:

  • A hands-on breakdown of each stretch
  • A toolbox of stretches to use following your exercise activities

You will receive:

  • Workbook with course content
  • Yoga Emporium sweat towel with a unique resource to help with your stretching

Cost: $180 paid in full at the time of booking. (Note: minimum of 6 participants required to run workshop).

Dates for 2017 will be released shortly. 

Register your interest here. 

The 8 week program is conducted onsite at workplaces, team sporting clubs and fitness groups.

The program incorporates:

  • Three hour Stretching Potential workshop
  • Weekly group stretch session
  • The Science and Art of Breathing workshop
  • Individual participant assessments if requested

When delivered as a program the sessions are tailored specifically to your group exercise activities taking into account the biomechanics of the sport/activity and relevant stretches.

Contact Paige directly for details and prices.


SLOW RELEASE MASTERCLASS

We’ve taught Slow Release masterclasses for years and never has one not been sold out. There are people out there who’ve never missed one. It’s their medicine.

We’ve developed our signature masterclass into a 12 week program.

Like the masterclass, the program is designed around discomfort and navigating its inevitability with steadiness. The program extends the work of the masterclass by adding level 2 components which provide practices and philosophies for not only surviving discomfort but using it as a platform for growth.

Slow Release is about navigating life

+ Six in person two hour sessions across 12 weeks
+ Includes Level  1 and 2 practices and philosophies
+ Small group of four for tailored support

Commences: 25th August 2021
Final week: 10th November 2021

Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 are in studio sessions.
Weeks 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 are at home integration weeks.

The studio sessions will be held at Yoga Emporium, 159 Mein St Scarborough

$450 per person for the 12 week program.
The program is limited to a maximum of four people to allow for tailored support.

+ The deposit is required to secure your place. Deposits are non-refundable.
+ Make sure you can attend all in studio sessions prior to registering. Please note week 6 is the last week of the September school holidays.
+ In the event of a COVID related lockdown, the in studio sessions affected will be conducted via Zoom.

Ready for where discomfort can take you?

Register now for 25th August

The Science and Art of Breathing

The Science and Art of Breathing

Our first act of life is to inhale and our last to exhale.

The Science and Art of Breathing

As we travel through life, between the first and the last breath, stress, illness, relationships and mental and emotional health often get in the way of maintaining a deep and relaxing breathing pattern. It becomes disjointed and distracted and we lose sight of the power that comes with conscious and controlled breathing.

Understand and learn how to connect with the breath to optimise wellness. During this two hour workshop you will explore:

  • Yogic view of breathing
  • Western view of breathing
  • The anatomy involved in breathing
  • The triggers for poor breathing habits

During this workshop you will experience:

  • Practices to enhance the capacity of the breath
  • Techniques for switching between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Breathing techniques to manage insomnia, depression and anxiety
  • A toolbox of techniques to use in different situations

The workshop is suitable for those who have some experience with yoga and also those who have never practiced before.

Participants will receive handouts on course content.

Cost: $60 paid in full at the time of booking. (Note: minimum of 6 participants required to run workshop).

When: All dates for 2016 SOLD OUT. Dates for 2017 will be released shortly. If you’d like to pre-register your interest, touch base here. 


Meditation: 4 week foundation course

Meditation: 4 week foundation course

Science has confirmed how beneficial a daily meditation practice is. It makes us more resilient to stress, improves sleep and sharpens us mentally. It enhances work performance and elicits feel good hormones. For many people the question isn't whether to meditate but how.

This foundation course introduces a range of meditation techniques, all with very different methods and protocols. The goal is not for every technique to work for everyone, but that participants explore and find the best fit for them. The best fit for a committed, ongoing, daily practice.

Suitable for those new to yoga and meditation as well as more experienced yoga students who would like to develop an ongoing meditation practice.

Over the 4 weeks, you will explore:

  • Body Scan and Progressive Muscle Relaxation techniques
  • The breath as a point of focus
  • Sound/vibration (mantra) as a tool
  • Visualisation techniques
  • Compassion meditation
  • Walking meditation

The course will equip you in:

  • Creating a daily practice
  • Recognising and working through blocks and distractions with a range of tools

You will receive a meditation journal along with course notes to support your learning and ongoing practice.

Cost: $160 paid in full prior to commencement. No partial enrolments. (Note: minimum of 6 participants required to run course).

Special: 20% discount to students who have completed the course before and would like to attend again.

Next course: 23rd August to 13th September 2017. Held every Wednesday night 530 to 7pm. REGISTER HERE.

October 2016 SOLD OUT
March 2016 SOLD OUT
October 2015 SOLD OUT
March 2015 SOLD OUT
November 2014 SOLD OUT