For help choosing a class that is right for you, please call or stop by our reception and we would be happy to assist you with your choice. Scroll down for descriptions of all classes - for more info on tutors see OUR SOUL TRIBE in the left sidebar.
Classes with an * are registration only classes - please don't just turn up to these ones!!!
SOUL IS NOT OPEN FOR CLASSES ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
SOUL Term Three Weekly Classes 2016 (25th July - 9th October)
8 - 9.30
9.30 - 11am
9.30 - 10.45am
Willa + Victoria
9.30 - 10.45
Willa + Victoria
Private yoga sessions
4.15pm- 5.45pmYoga for Teen girls
Private yoga sessions
|4.30pm - 5.30pm|
Yoga for Teen girls
Low-Cost Clinic (bi-monthly)
Movement Ritual Yoga
6-7pmStrength and Surrender
- every coupla weeks
7.15 – 8.30pm
7.15 – 8.30pm
7.30 - 9pm
Dancing makes me want to live magnificient
7.15 – 8.30pm
7 - 9pm
KIRTAN Franko and guests
CLASS PRICING AND PACKAGES:
INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL: Two
weeks of unlimited classes for $30. Try all the different types of
classes we offer to find the one that fits your style and fitness level
best, or just take as many beginning classes as you can and really start
to get comfortable with the basics! Whatever you do, this offer will
allow you unlimited access to all our yoga and pilates classes, giving
you plenty of choices, and total freedom to create a schedule that works
*Offer is good for students new to SOUL classes, one time only.
MOVING TOWARDS CENTRE
package is an individualised selection of classes, workshops and
delicious body therapies to endorse, enhance and facilitate a natural
moving towards balance and vitality within ones creative, intellectual
and physical bodies. Working with a personal lifestyle consultant we
will help you find move towards work/life balance, vitality and bliss.
month SOUL membership $30 per week automatic payment OR $750 if paid
in a lump sum. (If you pay up front you get a FREE Back to Bliss
Massage! Dear Lord!!! DIVINE!!)
10 CLASS CARD: $150 for 10 classes, choose from any of our green classes on the timetable (expires after 3 months)
10 class card Silver series/student: $100 (for 65+ only) and students - (you must have a student ID and be a full time student)
Drop-in: when one is enough $18 per class
SOUL CENTRE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 2016
HATHA FLOW YOGA
Hatha Yoga is an ancient holistic system of health and self-development that begins with the body as a practical way to affect all aspects of ones being on both the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Hatha Flow is a combination of dynamic, energizing sequences of postures for strength and flexibility, rejuvenating flows for deep release and relaxation, moving into still postures for longer periods. Breath and movement are linked together to create flowing sequences of related asanas, which helps to rejuvenate the body and release mental and emotional tension, inducing deep relaxation as awareness of breath, body and mind becomes integrated.
Monday morning Hatha Flow
Get the week off to a positive start with a flowing hatha yoga class that will energise and balance body and mind. Responding to the seasons and who is in the class on any given week, these classes will incorporate individual and group yoga practices to allow time for quite inner connection to ones self, and also opportunities to practice in groups to connect to a sense of community and playful co-operation as we create a a kaleidoscope of shapes and forms together. Each class will include at least 15 minutes of guided relaxation.
STRENGTH AND SURRENDER
This flowing yoga class will encourage opening,
unfolding and listening to self, in a somatic inspired yoga session,
combining Wilhemeena's love of of all things bendy, including Astanga,
Hatha and Vinyasa practices, a little chi, prana and vibrational
resounding and you will be blissed from top to toe and feeling ready for
Drawing on the developmental postures of Shin Somatics, Skinner Releasing principles and somatic practice these classes focus on opening and lengthening the body and quietening the mind. Based on the founding principle of Yoga – to create balance - we begin with balancing the nervous system and endocrine system, using asanas and pranayama inspired for healing and inner reflection. Help manage stress, learn to wind down and create a space to just be in your body. This is a transformative practice. Also suitable for those new to yoga, recovering from illness or injury, those in the later stages of the life cycle, or those in HOLIDAY MODE, also helpful for post-natal mums. Shin Yoga will move gently through the postures with a focus on healing, restoration and revitalization.
For more info see www.shinyoga.com
DANCING MAKES ME WANT TO LIVE MAGNIFICENT
Our bodies love to move, breathe, be touched and held. This is a space to dance, rest and stretch in all ways you love. No instruction is given, but together we hold a sacred safety to move in the way we wish, to unwind, release, relax and process our wonderous lives. Amber will provide the music and hold the space. All hearts are welcome. Wear comfy clothes and bring a friend.
Ashtanga yoga links the breath, physical poses and concentration in a flowing meditation. The practice generates heat which cleanses the body of toxins allowing it to become light and strong. Suitable for beginners wanting a more dynamic yoga practice, or for intermediate level students. The practice focuses on the primary series of Ashtanga yoga.
YOGA FOR TEEN GIRLS
The perfect yoga for teen yoginis who want to strengthen their bodies while having loads of fun with their girlfriends. These classes are focused on warm up sun salutations, balances, standing poses and floor work, including back bends. Also various partner poses, especially fun for friends practicing together. There will be encouragement for each girl to be creative and independent with each pose.
$15 drop-in or $100 for a student concession card
CHI KUNG (QI GONG)
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system which combines gentle physical movements, breathing techniques and focused intentions, to cultivate and move Qi (life force or vital energy) throughout the body.
The Monday evening class is based on eight exercises of the 'Ba Duan Jin' system of Qigong. Each exercise is designed to regulate specific Qi pathways in the body. Together the exercises promote self-healing and health maintenance through relaxation, healthy breathing, good posture and meditation.
The morning classes are based on the Elemental Chi Kung series. Elemental Chi Kung (Qigong) is an easy, gentle form of exercise that
will keep you agile, flexible and in the flow of life. Encourage healthy
qi flow throughout the body - leading to improved or enhanced health,
the maintenance of good health and the healing of illness. A meditative
body-mind class that encourages connection between the body-mind and a
deeper connection to self.
Suitable for all fitness levels these classes are for anyone looking for a simple practice to increase energy and sense of wellbeing.
MOVEMENT RITUAL YOGA
Spice up your winter,
with a delicious restorative evening practice.
Work deeply, consciously and quietly with this somatic practice.
ritual is a series of simple natural movements, centred around the spine, that ‘feel good’ .
the same time we work on developing strength, alignment, flexibility and
fluidity into the centre of the body.
From standing to floor, activate and nourish
the spine and nervous system.
A somatic approach to yoga, moving from the inside, out;
increase your kinaesthetic sense.
yoga practice developed by avant grade dance pioneer and dance as a healing
art, Anna Halprin.
Do you want to feel powerful in your life? Like you own it? Do you want a great butt? Do you want to know your pelvic floor is there for you when you need it? Do you want to connect deeply with what it is to be a woman? Do you want to find your inner goddess? Then this class is for you. Join Willa and her tribe of goddesses create classes inspired by pilates, women's wisdom training, goddess practices, tantra yoga and belly dance and get your body, mind and heart in alignment with the goddess!!!
Join us for our wonderful and uplifting evenings
of kirtan with Franko Heke from the Gaya Tree – held every 2nd Sunday
at Soul. No need to book just drop in at 7pm. You don’t need to be a
good singer, just up for a good time with like minded beings! $10 or
koha on the night.
Kirtan is a very simple & powerful way
to meditate. It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for
you as you flow with the melody & rhythm. Singing is the heart of
kirtan, and no one cares what you sound like! You can even come to lie
on your mat & bath in the sound.
Contact Improvisation is a dance technique where points of
physical contact provide the starting point for movement exploration and improvisation.
It is a profound technique that helps us unwind for a moment from our
high-tech, low-touch society and come back to the realities of our
bodies for connection, touch, healing and dancing.
bi-weekly jam is held here at SOUL to explore, meeting and being with,
holding and being held. Movement, touch, momentum, gravity, surrendering
to the earth and playing with flight...
$10 minimum donation
SOUL CENTRE SPECIALTY CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 2016 (registrations essential)
SKINNER RELEASING TECHNIQUE
$180 for ten classes
Starting in Term Four -12 October 2016
MORE FLEXIBLE, MORE FLUID, MORE FREE, MORE EASE, MORE ENERGETIC, MORE RELAXED, MORE SPACE, MORE IN HARMONY WITH YOURSELF
classes will introduce a meditative movement practice, teaching us how
to release old postural habits and experience new ways of moving with
efficiency and ease. Experience creative movement, deep meditation,
partner-work and body awareness, as part of a fluid way of developing a
more integrated sense of moving and being. No dance experience
necessary, just a willingness to experience your body in a new way.
Students have reported feeling more creative, more energetic, more
relaxed, with easier and deeper sleep.
is like a dreaming. It wakes you up to the real essential shimmering
self and everything else falls away" Wilhemeena Monroe
Mindfulness, movement, poetic imagery, creative improvisation, dynamic postural alignment, hands on bodywork, deep relaxation.
Releasing postural tension patterns
Releasing the breath
Releasing energy flow
Releasing effortless dancing
transformative movement, awareness and bodywork practice. Classes unfold around the simple principle
that when we practice letting go of habitual holding patterns we can
move more freely, efficiently and powerfully.
“Nothing I’ve tried has done so much to bring me into physical and spiritual harmony with myself and others.”
felt as free and at ease as I ever have. As if that kind of soft but
total awareness, without aggression or fear, is my natural state of
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CREATIVE DANCE FOR CHILDREN
NEXT BLOCK: Term 1 TBA, Mondays 3-5 yrs 2.30pm, 5-7yrs 3.30pm,
Clare Battersby (Graduate Dip Movement and Dance, University of Melbourne) is one of NZ's most experienced dance educators. She has taught children in Auckland for over 25 years. She creates classes where dance skills are explored, developed and extended in a safe, creative and encouraging environment.
Clare believes it is children's intrinsic right to dance and express themselves creatively. research shows that the performing arts help children in all areas of their development. dance and movement are a language of expression which carries a signature of ourselves.
This expression is a form of communication and a means of connecting with others that is purely unique. It carries our history, our culture and our story.
Registrations essential to email@example.com .
SOUL CENTRE ONE-ON-ONE and SMALL GROUP DESCRIPTIONS 2016 (registrations essential)
PILATES – SMALL GROUP OR ONE-on-ONE CLASSES
$90 per session ($30 per person)– bookings essential!
One-on-one pilates is a great way to work with your body and it's individual needs. Pilates – small group classes provides you with a way to work with a one-on-one session in a way that is affordable and fun. A small group of 3, gives you all the attention you need and deserve, in a warm and cozy private studio. So rustle up your girlfriends or mates and book in a group session – or book a group session on a weekly basis. Let us know what time would suit you and we will do our best to fit into your schedule.
PRIVATE CLASSES: Pilates, Yoga and Movement Education
$80 per session (or $350 for 5 sessions – save $50) bookings essential!
Want an hour of attention all to yourself? One-on-one sessions available by appointment: An excellent way to improve your technique and ask any questions. Call for appointment times.
HATHA YOGA - Private classes:
Private yoga classes offer people the opportunity to align the body, mind and emotions in a private space with undivided guidance and teaching. Regardless if you are a complete beginner or wanting to move deeper into your personal practice, private classes offer a space for you to do so at the level appropriate for your health and physical ability. There is plenty of opportunity for questions, explanations of practices taught and the space to go over anything that you may be having difficulty with in classes or your own practice. The class can be dynamic and flowing; gentle and restorative, or a mixture of both. You may set the pace and direction of the class according to how you feel on the day. Our teachers will guide you through a practice that includes postures, breathing and deep relaxation or meditation to facilitate openness and total wellbeing of body, mind and spirit. For those who are new to yoga, private classes are a wonderful way to learn yoga practices at your own pace in a private peaceful space where the teacher is there just for you.
PREGNANCY YOGA - PRIVATE CLASSES:
Spend an hour with Wilhemeena Monroe as she takes you through a program designed to bring you peace, harmony and gentle asanas and breathing techniques to help you centre on your self and your baby. Add an extra ½ an hour for a cranio treatment or Birth into Being session and you will be feeling blissed from top to toe and walking away with program in hand to practice at home. Gift vouchers for this luschiousness are also available.
For more information or to reserve your place on one of the above classes please contact us:
18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand 0604
Ph: 064.9.8173051 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.soulcentre.co.nz