Our Classes

Cranioga classes are a form of restorative yoga helping to re-access the awareness of subtle sensations in the body. Gentle stimulation, postural balancing, breath-work, neurogenic release, pran-ayama and accessing the body’s embryonic intelligence are key aspects of the class which promote and encourage a sense of embodiment, rather than dissociation, and develop insight into the the vibrant quality of tension as it is released from the body

Restorative Yoga

RESTORATIVE YOGA

POSTURE, BREATH-WORK & NEUROGENIC RELEASE COMBO CLASS

Venue.     :  Pomona School of Arts Hall

Location :  7/9 Reserve St, Pomona

Date         :  Most Thursday’s **

Time         :  9.15am – 10.45am

Cost         :  AUD20

Requirements: Props provided but if requiring yoga mat please send ‘YYM’ to the enquiry contact for this site

Also, no food for 2 hours prior to class will provide most benefit

Hormesis Yoga

HORMESIS YOGA

SMALL GROUP CLASS

Venue.     :  Barefoot Physio Clinic,

Location :  22 King Street, Cooran

Date         :  Resuming in September

Time         :  2pm-3pm &  3pm-4pm

Cost          :  AUD40

 

Small group (maximum of 4 people). Practicing the more specific aspects of Yoga Therapy, placing emphasis the often mis-understood Pranayama limb of yoga practice

 

Requirements: Booking prior to event

Ice Immersion
RESTORATIVE YOGA
POSTURE, BREATH-WORK & NEUROGENIC RELEASE COMBO CLASS

Venue.     :  Pomona School of Arts Hall

Location :  7/9 Reserve St, Pomona

Date         :  Most Thursday’s **

Time         :  9.15am – 10.45am

Cost         :  AUD20

Requirements: Props provided but if requiring yoga mat please send ‘YYM’ to the enquiry contact for this site

Also, no food for 2 hours prior to class will provide most benefit

elijah-hiett
FEELING BEYOND THE KNOWN
THREE-DAY WORKSHOP

Venue.     :  Contact for venue

Location :  Contact for location

Date         :  Contact for date

Time         :  Contact for time

Cost          :  AUD540

 

Optimising the felt-sense with Dr Graham Mead & Andy Pike.  See article by Dr Graham Mead in ‘Articles’ for a more expansive description or visit: grahammead.com

 

Requirements: Booking prior to event

The type of stimulation can vary from tapping relevant areas of the body to becoming aware of the stimulation caused by air touching the skin when breathing without effort. The postures are adopted to help address asymmetries caused by autonomic nervous system imbalance and are incorporated with physiologic reasoning rather than needing to obsessively mimic a pose or try to look cool.

 

Breath-work helps to increase embodiment, sensitivity and the willingness to let go. Neurogenic release generally takes over from the breath-work and is where the body no longer needs to be controlled by subconscious tendencies/impressions based on protection and restraint. Pran-ayama is awareness of the natural breath, i.e. without control, and the body's subtle sensations which are unveiled during such awareness (pratyahara).

Embryonic intelligence is the internal body expression free from restrictive patterns of experience.

Insight is the realisation that the 'original body' is a very subtle expression, often overshadowed by tendencies, intentions and expectations. When insight is accessed, relationship unfolds. This is a flow of connection beyond the constraints of fear and fragmentation. In other words it is an antidote to limitations we have been coerced into believing, both consciously and subconsciously.

No lasting antidote will be found by incorporating the opposite to something, for instance gravitating to something we like in favour to that we do not like, which may be useful from a practical post of view but the deep yearning for a tacit satisfactoriness will continue. Suppressing the negative in favour of the positive is merely a way of forming a subconscious shadow. Whereas insight, which is not born from the duality of thought, shines a light which has no opposite, and therefore no subconscious is formed.  

 

So, Cranioga begins with intention (desire to change something), it then transitions to attention, and develops to awareness without intention (insight). Some call this last phase embodied non-doing…the ‘END’, which is far from a psychologic conclusion.