Class Levels - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Class Levels


After your beginners course you may wish to extend your yoga experience with more detailed instruction and assistance before choosing some of our other regular classes.

This class is open for anyone to attend, and is taught at a slower pace than our general multi level classes. 

Easy Multi Level

The Easy Multi Level classes are suitable for men and women, of any age and any level of fitness with little or no experience of yoga. Yoga props are used to assist those who have limited flexibility or any kind of injury. The classes provide a foundation for the development of a regular yoga practice.

Anyone who has not taken any exercise for sometime and wishes to start a very gentle practice to cope with injuries, lack of fitness or anxiety are very welcome.

Multi Level

Multi Level classes are suitable for anyone with some yoga experience. You do not have to be fit, strong or flexible to attend.

If you are new to yoga we recommend you first join one of our 10 week Beginners courses to acquire the basic background required in a multi level class.

Different levels of work are offered to suit the variety of experience and ability of the students in the class allowing alternatives that will suit your body best on the day.

Intermediate Level

Intermediate classes assume that students have an understanding of basic poses and maintain a regular practice. Classes include a stronger practice with inversions, arm balances, backbends and Sun Salutations.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is a class that offers a range of standard Hatha poses combining breathing exercises and longer hold Restorative poses promoting a quiet mind with physical relaxation.

Suitable for all levels though particularly focused on recovering or limiting injuries. Designed to maintain strength and flexibility while ensuring the relaxation required at the end of a week. 

Yoga to Connect

Yoga to Connect is a breath and body practice. This practice creates an opportunity to rebound and connect with yourself and your place in the world. The more you connect with your body responses, the more you can tune into your own personal and collective experiences. Finding joy amongst the turbulences of life.

Slow Flow and Yoga Nidra

This slow flow class is based on vinyasa yoga, a style of yoga where postures flow one into the next and are co-ordinated with the breath. The class will begin with breath and body awareness techniques before moving into a slow flow, where you will be encouraged to move mindfully through the poses which will aim to build stability and strength as well as flexibility. The slower pace of class will allow those newer to the practice to spend more time finding their way into the pose whilst being attentive to the needs of their body whilst for those more experienced, a focus on precision in movement may be an unexpected challenge. The class will then finish with yoga nidra, a deeply relaxing guided meditation, that is said to reduce tension and anxiety.

Alignment Based Yoga

Alignment based yoga is not about doing perfect postures, but it IS about adapting our bodies to unravel the stresses and compression in our bodies that prevent the flow of our energy.  To fully benefit from our yoga practice we need to "unlearn" the habits of our bodies that lead to fatigue, stress and sometimes pain. Ruth has been trained by the Knoff Yoga School to present a class that offers precision without tension, based on movements and breath practise that strengthen the core muscles of postural support.   This way of teaching can offer lasting change to improve the strength and comfort of the physical body while accessing our vital life energy and a more peaceful state of mind.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a meditative slow-paced class that explores long, deep stretching of connective tissue of the spine, the hips and the pelvis to stimulate and enhance healing, joint mobility and improve flexibility.  It is a perfect solution to our busy stressful lifestyles and our monkey minds! It is a yoga practice that will improve your regular Hatha practice, so we invite you to come along to experience yin yoga for yourself; and feel the amazing, immediate results ....thus harmonising the body, mind and soul!

Yin Yoga currently runs as a workshop style practise once a month, offering a longer (2.5hr) session.

Yoga for Back Care

Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of pain in the world today, due to many causes - from long hours of sitting, shortened hamstrings, misalignment of the hips and over use of the lower back.

Many of us have some form of "functional scoliosis", which can result simply from carrying heavy books, a baby or other heavy objects always on the same side of your body, and this affects the muscles along the spine which result in poor posture and back pain.

Yoga for back care practice is incorporated into our Wednesday easy multi level class conducted by a teacher specially trained in yoga for back care. The class incorporates the physical postures, breathing techniques and relaxation to lengthen your spine to release tension in the muscles and create more space and mobility between the vertebrae. This practice aims to strengthen weak muscles, stretch tightened muscles, increase the mobility and stability of the spine, strengthen core abdominal muscles, as well as the arms and legs, align uneven hips, balance shoulders and the upper body; creating a better posture, less pain and an overall improved quality of living.

Restorative and Prenatal Yoga

Restorative and Prenatal yoga is incorporated into the Saturday morning easy multi level class.

Restorative Yoga is for the mind and body. It relieves fatigue and stress; promotes well being and brings healing balance into your life.
Restorative Yoga is based on a practice for pregnancy and post natal students and is suitable for any student wanting gentle yoga stretching and breath awareness. Through the use of props, poses are held restfully and comfortably to allow the breath, body, mind and spirit to open.
Restorative Yoga is an effective way to bring balance to overstimulated nerves and ease chronic tension. The spine is gently released in all directions; the nervous system eventually calms, bringing the mental and emotional bodies.

Prenatal yoga is an ideal preparation for the birth of your child and assists the new Mum to stay strong, flexible and calm. The muscles are prepared by the yoga, to do their job efficiently in labour. Yoga can also alleviate the discomforts caused by pregnancy. It is ideal for most stages of pregnancy (however, we recommend that you only attend in the first 3 months of pregnancy if you have been a regular pracationer of yoga previously).  

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the perfect introduction to yoga for anyone recovering from injury or those limited by pain or tension.

Currently available in 2 options as a private session (one on one) for 1.5hr or 1hr.  Ruth Campbell has trained in a number of therapeutic disciplines including the Yoga as Medicine training with Dr Timothy McCall. 

She also trained with Yoga for Health; and the Gawler Institute in Victoria which focusses their training on Meditation techniques and is ideal for students looking for mental health benefits or who are suferring from PTSD.  

Teacher Training
Yoga for Beginners 25 Jan - 29 Mar at Pendicup Centre, WARNER
Yoga for Beginners 27 Jan - 31 Mar at Bray Hall, PETRIE
Progressive Beginners on Saturdays 29 Jan - 2 Apr with Heidi
Progressive Beginners on Wednesdays 2 Feb - 6 Apr with Nicola
Restorative Yoga Sun 6 Feb with Heidi and Nancy
Practical Philosophy 19 - 20 Feb with Sal Flynn
Yoga for Healthy Ageing 13 - 15 May with Ruth & Liz Williams
Mon 7:30-8:45am Multi Level
Mon 6:30-7:45pm Yoga and Meditation
Tue 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Tue 6:30-8:00pm Multi Level
Wed 9:15-10:45am Gentle Yoga Flow
Thu 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Thu 6:30-8:00pm Alignment Based
Fri 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Sat 7:30-9:00am Multi Level