Class Levels - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Class Levels

Beginners and Progressive Beginners

10 week courses in Yoga are regularly run at Cashmere, Warner and Petrie. Our Beginners courses are currently supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council as part of their Active and Healthy program. We run twice a week in school term to encourage anyone who may wish to try yoga as an absolute beginner. These courses are taught to highlight the simple benefits of yoga and to learn the techniques of breath and body movement. 

The classes are open to anyone (12 years and older) and are booked for 10 consecutive session. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or supporting adult. 

Progressive Beginners Courses also run for 10 weeks at a time (Cashmere studio) and encourage students to extend their knowledge and yoga skills beyond the basics but still to maintain a slower pace and a focus on achieving more strength, flexibility and concentration to improve their practice.

Yoga and Meditation

The Yoga and Meditation class is suitable for all fitness and experience levels, offering a slow flow of Hatha poses and breathing practices to find ease and comfort in the body and promote a quiet mind. The physical flow prepares the body and mind for the practice of relaxation and meditation with which each class ends.

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 exercise for sometime and wishes to start a practice to cope with injuries, lack of fitness or anxiety are very welcome. These classes are flexible to attend and do not commit you to the 10 week course structure of the Beginners courses.  

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.

Restorative Practice with Yoga Nidra Relaxation

This class will be introduced in April or May 2022 to offer a Restorative practice promoting a quiet mind with physical relaxation. The art of "not doing" but simply allowing the body and mind "to just BE" is the focus of this practice. Yoga Nidra will form part of the session - a guided relaxation which works to quieten the nervous system and create a sense of peace at the end of the class. 

Suitable for all levels though particularly focused on reducing stress and accepting the art of simply "holding space."

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.

This class attracts students with existing yoga experience and those who wish to be challenged both mentally and physically. It includes Inversion poses, some arm balances and introduces the study of yoga philosophy. 

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.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is for the mind and body. It relieves fatigue and stress, promotes well being and brings healing balance into your life.

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.

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 holds a level 2 qualification in Yoga for Health and attended the Gawler Institute Therapy Centre in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. This training focussed on Meditation and Mindfulness techniques and is ideal for students looking for mental health benefits or who are suferring from PTSD. 

Heidi Richards also offers Yoga Therapy sessions. She is currently studying with the Yoga Therapy Institute of Australia in all aspects of this special modality. 

NEWS
UPCOMING COURSES & WORKSHOPS
Yoga for Beginners Tue 12 Jul - 13 Sep at Pendicup Centre, WARNER
Progressive Beginners on Wednesdays 13 Jul - 21 Sep with Nicola
Yoga for Beginners Thu 14 Jul - 15 Sep at Bray Hall, PETRIE
Progressive Beginners on Saturdays 16 Jul - 17 Sep with Heidi
Yoga for Kids Mon 18 Jul - 12 Sep with Deborah
Yin Yoga Immersion Sun 24 July with Cherrie
Restorative Yoga Sun 7 Aug with Heidi and Nancy
Restorative Yoga Sun 11 Sep with Heidi and Nancy
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 1 - 3 Oct with Ruth, Heidi & Victoria
REGULAR YOGA CLASSES
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 Easy Multi level
Thu 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
CLOSEBURN
Thu 6:30-8:00pm Alignment Based
Fri 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Sat 7:30-9:00am Multi Level