Please note our yoga studio is upstairs. We also have far infrared heat panels which we use for gentle heating in winter.
Casual classes $22*
Bulk buy 5 classes for $60
Bulk buy 10 classes for $100
*(please note that 5 and 10 class passes expire 6 months after date of purchase).
**PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS AFTER PURCHASE
**Cancellations require 3 hours notice or you will be charged for the class
Please note DURING COVID we CANNOT supply all mats, blankets, bolsters, and blocks
Qigong literally translates as Energy (our “Qi") Work (Chinese word for work is “Gong”).
These are simple movements often prescribed by Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, to help us return our body to balance. The exercises are a way to harmonise our movement with nature.
Nature is effortless. Nature doesn’t make decisions
We all lead busy lives and we know when we are too much in our heads, and simply need to rewire and reset and find new patterns to move forward.
With Qigong practice we learn to be present and live each moment, to be steady no matter how the world spins around us, and to be focused and hear only what needs to be heard without distraction.
When moving we seek stillness and calm. When still we are alert, mindful and attentive.
In our weekly Qigong practice we will learn traditional forms such as Ba Duan Jin (the 8 brocades), Yi Jin Jing (Muscle and tendon strengthening), Wu Qin Xi (the 5 animal frolics) and more.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness"- Joseph Pilates
With a focus on the breath and flow, Pilates exercises relieve stress, soothe aches and pains and increase your postural and muscular awareness, both inside the studio and the minute you step out of it.
Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body with a key focus on the muscles of the core-both the lower back as well as the abdominal region. With regular practice you can expect a strong lengthened spine with a healthy posture, increased flexibility and muscle tone, increased breath awareness and improved focus and concentration. Each class will work to balance all muscle groups ensuring that there is symmetry in the body.
Classes blend the Classical Pilates Method with exercise variations / modifications for beginners or for those with physical limitations. Mat Pilates is a challenging yet safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your every day movements.
Below Eugenia our Tuesday evening pilates instructor demonstrating 'The Saw' with weights
Yoga and Meditation are transformational processes for the mind, body and spirit.
Gita Hatha Yoga
The Gita Hatha Yoga classes consist of the following:
Stretching and limbering
A breathing exercise
10 postures or asanas that focus on the endocrine glands
In the West, yoga has come to mean physical practice or asana as a main focus, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Movement and Meditation
(Previously known as Stretch and Reflect)
Learn to meditate in a supportive environment - preparing the body and mind with gentle stretching, breathing exercises & meditation.
This class is suitable for every level and is a great way to develop the habit of meditation - it's always easier in a group!
This is not a meditation course so there will be no discussion during the class.
This is held weekly from 6-7pm on Mondays and is part of the yoga timetable
This style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body.
Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, and is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. Postures are generally held for three to five minutes, trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia.
Many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As we focus on increasing our flexibility in the body and the mind Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
A great yoga for both active and non-active people who really need to work into the fascia, muscles and down towards the bone.
This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get reacquainted with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions.
You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga because yoga is so much more than simply twisting the body into really difficult postures. It is about developing inner poise and outer poise – the physical postures are one of the ways we use to start to do this.
In order to achieve this poise or balance we need to practice all the parts or limbs of yoga – that is, we practice ethics in our daily lives; learn how to control the breath because this helps us to maintain our energy levels and emotional equilibrium; we withdraw the senses inwardly so we have quiet time, to make us aware of our internal landscape and its effect on ourselves and others.
So ultimately in our yoga practice we develop physical poise, a steady emotional response, and a still mind. All of which enables us to make the life a living meditation.
The Director of Fairfield Wellness, Dr Elena Bacash, Chiropractor has been involved in yoga since 1998 and completed her Gita Yoga teacher training in 2001.
She wanted to create a yoga space where everyone feels welcome no matter what their physical ability, age or experience.
About the Yoga Classes
Our class sizes are small, around 10 people so that the teachers are able to give students the attention they need and tailor classes accordingly.
Classes can be attended on a casual basis or by buying bulk.
Casual classes are $22
Special bulk buy $60 for 5 classes
Special bulk buy $100 for 10 classes
Introduction to Yoga 7-week course is $199 and Meditation 7-week course is $199.