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Class Descriptions

Unfolding Light is a studio for you to enjoy and develop the freedom of movement to enhance your life.

At Unfolding Light, we offer many styles of movement.

YOGA

Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline coming from the Asian sub continent and developed over many centuries. Today, yoga coordinates a number features including breath control or pranayama, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Part of yogic practise also includes ethics and values which influence our lives, assisting us to increased self direction and equanimity. Yoga is widely practised for health and relaxation and is accessible to everybody.

 

  • Chair Yoga: accessible yoga from a chair or from a seated position
  • Strong Yoga: a strong practice for experienced practitioners
  • Gentle Yoga: a relaxing and gentle approach to yoga
  • Yoga Beat and Yoga Melt: turn up the beat, strong and varied, pacy
  • Bro-gi: yoga for beginners
  • Hatha Yogastrengthening and lengthening poses to improve strength and mobility
  • Vinyasa Yoga: a flowing form of yoga that co-ordinates breath and movement
  • All Levels Yoga: a general class for practioners, beginners to advanced
  • Meditation: introspective, working towards equanimity and self direction
  • Pranayama Yoga: breath practices to enhance not only yoga and other forms of movement, but also our daily off-the-mat routine and life
  • Core Yoga: balancing the muscles that keep us upright and stable

PILATES

Pilates is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness. The exercises can be adapted for people who have limited movement or who use wheelchairs. Pilates promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being, and also develops inner physical awareness. Pilates is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance.

 

YOGA / PILATES PT

 

  • 1 to 1, or 1 to 2 (couples) personal training in yoga and pilates

TAI CHI

Tai Chi is best understood as health giving and its rich content incorporates slow and quick martial arts movements. Practicing Tai Chi provides the opportunity to acquire better flexibility, maintain great balance, and experience improvements in both your physical and psychological wellbeing.

 

  • 1-health Tai Chi and Wushu: Wushu is Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art practiced for health benefits, stress management, longetivity and self defence

FUNCTIONAL STRETCH

A series of exercises and movements to bring awareness to how we stretch, what we stretch and why – taking the time to stretch and understanding the benefits of stretching. In bringing balance to our bodies and minds, we begin to move and play in more easeful and efficient ways.

 

  • Form + Function: Designed for you to warm up thoroughly before heading into a stretching adventure. You’ll learn to appreciate and go to your edge, how to control your muscle movement, how to love stretching

DANCE

A time to explore our bodies and how we move in a number of different forms and styles. From simple and fun movements, to fun choreography, to learning new and exciting forms of dance – while having a laugh and building our circle of friends and colleagues.

 

  • Jetez: French for leap (with joy, with life). Prepare to dance, discover movement, joy and camaraderie