Yoga with Derynthia

Times: Monday 8.30am – 9.30am

Teacher: Derynthia

Yoga instructor Derynthia Boyd. Derynthia has over 40 years’ experience teaching Yoga. Her specialty is giving classes that get the most for people who like to treat their bodies well and nurture well-being.

Chair Yoga with Erika

Times: Monday 11am – 12pm | Thursday 11am – 12pm

Teacher: Erika

Low Impact. Yoga is an ancient form of health exercise with many physical, emotional (psychological) and spiritual (or quality of life) benefits for people of all ages and abilities – including people whose lives are affected by arthritis. Various forms of yoga exist, but generally all involve positioning the body in a range of poses, combined with coordinated breathing and meditation exercises. Dr David Hunter, Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney, is a rheumatologist epidemiologist specialising in osteoarthritis. He also practises yoga. He says regular, moderate exercise is critical for people with arthritis, particularly those with osteoarthritis. Exercise improves the integrity and function of the muscles around the joints, ultimately reducing stiffness, pain and swelling.

“Simply by virtue of the activity involved in yoga, it can help with the performance and function of the musculoskeletal system,” he says. “In addition, yoga can help with breathing performance and increased mental energy. Anxiety and depression are common problems for people who have arthritis.”

Dr Hunter acknowledges that arthritis can affect people in different ways and that yoga might not be suitable for everyone. The known benefits of yoga are not the only reason people like to do yoga. Some do it purely for the physical enjoyment, others for relaxation and others who have been doing it for a while find they come to enjoy it for spiritual or emotional reasons.

Stretch yoga (yin yoga) with Erika

Times: Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am

Teacher: Erika

Stretch yoga has multiple benefits to the body and mind. Some of these benefits include: · Calming and balancing the mind and body · Reducing Stress and Anxiety · Increasing circulation · Improving range of motion · Improving flexibility As well as benefits to tissues and muscles, ligaments, and joints. So why not come along and join Erika in our Beautiful Cottage Hall every MONDAY at 12:15- 1:15pm and start improving your body, mind, and soul

Yoga with Erika

Times: Tuesday 7.45am – 8.45am | Thursday 9.30am – 10.30am

Teacher: Erika

Erika has been running classes at The Coast Centre since 2013. Her motto is: It’s never too late. This is a popular class with people of all ability focusing on: Breath Movement Strength Balance Relieving tension through stretching and mindfulness “While we are serious about Yoga and the benefits it brings; we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we all like to have fun”.

Yoga with Amy (Slow)

Times: Wednesday 5pm – 6.15pm

Teacher: Amy

Join us for an afternoon practice to restore the body and release tension. An open yoga class that invites you to feel into your body and support yourself with movements and stillness that will bring openness and spaciousness with a foundation of steadiness and grounding.

Tai Chi with Immanuel

Times: Thursday 10.30am – 11.30am

Teacher: Immanuel Suttner

Low Impact. Tai chi is a slow, flowing form of exercise that’s sometimes described as “meditation in motion.” The practice involves a series of choreographed moves with evocative descriptions, such as “grasp the sparrow’s tail” or “wave hands like clouds.” As your body moves, your mind has to focus. But tai chi also encourages relaxation, which helps ease stress.

Yoga with Josie

Times: Friday 7.30am – 8.30am

Teacher: Josie

There are Multiple Benefits of doing Yoga and Here are 7 reasons for doing so:

  1. Yoga is warm.
  2. Yoga boosts the immune system.
  3. Yoga boosts energy.
  4. Yoga improves winter sleep.
  5. Yoga keeps you balanced.
  6. Yoga opens your heart.
  7. Yoga will keep you grounded.

Yoga with Amy (Dynamic)

Times: Saturday 7.30am – 8.45am

Teacher: Amy

Join us for a morning practice to welcome the day and awaken the senses in a lovingly conscious way. An open vinyasa yoga class – this includes sun salutations and flowing standing asanas. This class is accessible for a wide range of abilities. Yoga mats and props are available for you to use.