Yoga for Mental Health

6 Week course
Wednesdays 10.30 am - 11.45 am
Starting  16th  October

This course will offer practical skills and strategies for managing difficult emotions, breathing and mindfulness techniques to calm the body, and movement practices to increase overall physical well being. This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners wanting to build and explore these skills in a safe, supportive environment.

$120 for 6 week course.

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Trauma sensitive yoga can support healing by allowing you to find stability, safety and connection with your body. Traumatic experiences can overwhelm the body’s nervous system and impact coping skills, which can result in a profound lack of safety and control.

These trauma sensitive yoga classes provide a safe environment for a gentle movement practice, as well as breathing and mindfulness to promote a sense of relaxation. You’ll be guided gently through a series of yoga shapes with a focus on building awareness of the sensations present in the body and on exploring and making embodied choices about the practice based on how your body is feeling.

$120 6 classes
$25 drop in rate.

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Yoga for Teens

4 pm - 3.30 pm
Starting September 5th

A place for teens to explore the practice of yoga in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The practice of yoga can increase confidence, improve posture and strength, and provide teens with some additional skills to manage the emotional ups and downs of adolescence.

$100 6 classes
$20 drop in rate.

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Mums And Bubs

11.00am to midday

Mums and Bubs yoga is a great opportunity to connect with yourself after pregnancy and birth AND connect with other mums and babies within your community. These classes develop physical strength and flexibility within a vinyasa sequence and are a heap of fun for Mums and Bubs!

$120 6-week pass
$25 drop in rate.

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MOVE WELL with Melanie Schafer

4pm-5pm on Mondays

Your body is designed to move.

A class focused on moving your body well and breaking down functional movement patterns. Inspired by various movement modalities (Corrective Exercise, Somatics, Yoga, Myofascial Release and FRC) and the cutting edge of science this class offers an opportunity to explore and adapt your own unique way of moving to cultivate awareness, stability, strength, mobility, coordination and overall balance to improve everyday movement patterns.

This class moves at an accessible pace, waking up the body thoughtfully and methodically with the assistance of blocks, straps, massage balls and other tools.


12.30pm-1.30pm on Fridays
7pm-8pm on Sundays

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Feldenkrais is a kinaesthetic learning process that brings the mindfulness of meditation to how you move and feel.

You discover how subtle details in how you do something can make a big difference in how supported and connected it feels. It’s about reducing effort, honing ease, becoming calmer and more adaptable.

We explore a different focus each time and we're more interested in how you feel afterwards than whether you get it 'right'. As the flavour of each session can be quite varied it’s recommended you come along to a couple of classes consecutively to really sample the benefits you can receive from it. People often feel calmer, lighter yet grounded. You might notice changes in your mood, your spatial awareness, your co-ordination or your balance.

If you would like read more about Feldenkrais, please download the Info Sheet.

'Understanding Arm Connections' is the theme for the next 6 weeks of Feldenkrais classes at Urban Soul:

Fri 04/10/19 & Sun 06/10/19 – a self-hug sequence!
Fri 11/10/19 & Sun 13/10/19 – directions of your shoulders
Fri 18/10/19 & Sun 20/10/19 – softening ribs (flexible foundations of your shoulders)
Fri 25/10/19 & Sun 27/10/19 – your ribs in reaching and rolling
Fri 01/11/19 & Sun 03/10/19 – circling arms
Fri 08/11/19 & Sun 10/11/19 – candelabra arms


Yoga Foundations

Sessions starting:
19th August
7th October
18th November
6 week cycle

You can commence the 6 week cycle at any time.

Our Foundations class is suitable for those who are new to yoga, those who haven't been near a yoga mat for a while or who want to rediscover the basics.

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Explore your strength, mobility, balance and breath in a step-by-step approach.

The Monday and Saturday class will do the following

Week one: Sun Salutations/Warriors
Week two: Balance (static and Dynamic)
Week three: Hips/Forward Bends
Week four: Functional Core/Twists
Week five: Backbends
Week six: Restorative/Yin Yoga

Progressive Flow

A dynamic practice focusing on more challenging asana/yoga poses including arm balances, transitions, and inversions. Designed for students wanting to progress their yoga practice. This class will incorporate some workshop and partner assisted elements from time to time.

Classes include pranayama (breath work and techniques).

This class is part of the normal timetable.

Suitability: Students who are ready to take their practice to the next level and have attended at least 5-8 Dynamic Flow classes.
Duration: 60 minutes

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