PD Yoga ther­apy for ev­ery­one

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

ES­TAB­LISHED in 1989 within the teach­ings of the IYTA (In­ter­na­tional Yoga Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion), Port Dou­glas Yoga has con­tin­u­ously pro­vided yoga guid­ance for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and visi­tors, nur­tur­ing body, mind and spirit in a safe and joy­ful en­vi­ron­ment.

For the past 28 years, cre­ator of Port Dou­glas Yoga Shirley Lloyds has taught Hatha Yoga from the early days of classes held at the Mirage Coun­try Club. Classes are now be­ing taught from Moss­man, to Ju­lat­ten, Wonga Beach, Port Dou­glas and Whyan­beel Val­ley. As well as Hatha Yoga, the pro­fes­sion­ally trained teach­ers are able to of­fer a vast range of class op­tions, such as Stretch Ther­apy, Vin­saya Flow, Yin, En­er­gis­ing Flow and, most re­cently in­tro­duced, Pi­lates.

Class lev­els range from Gen­tle, which is most suit­able for those look­ing for a gen­tle, tra­di­tional Hatha Yoga, or for those re­cov­er­ing from ill­ness or in­jury, to Begin­ner - In­ter­me­di­ate. The Begin­ner – In­ter­me­di­ate level is the tra­di­tional Hatha Yoga prac­tice of com­bin­ing pos­tures, breath ex­er­cises and re­lax­ation prac­tices. This level is de­signed for stu­dents with no ex­pe­ri­ence as well as the sea­soned prac­ti­tioner, and of­fers mod­i­fi­ca­tions to al­low you to cus­tomise the class to fit your own in­di­vid­ual needs and ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

The En­er­gis­ing Flow / Dy­namic Vin­saya Yoga prac­tice in­cor­po­rates move­ment and breath to keep your heart pump­ing, re­live stress, fire up your core and in­crease strength, bal­ance and flex­i­bil­ity.

Stretch Ther­apy (not Yoga), is a pop­u­lar, safe and ef­fec­tive way to learn how to stretch prop­erly, strength­en­ing and re­lax­ing the whole body. What­ever your fit­ness goals, stretch ther­apy will greatly im­prove your en­joy­ment in both work and play.

Pi­lates is an ex­tremely flex­i­ble ex­er­cise sys­tem as mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the ex­er­cises al­low for a range of dif­fi­culty from begin­ner to ad­vanced.

As many of the ex­er­cises are per­formed in re­clin­ing or sit­ting po­si­tions, and most are low im­pact and par­tially weight bear­ing, Pi­lates is so safe that it is used in phys­i­cal ther­apy fa­cil­i­ties to re­ha­bil­i­tate in­juries.

By fol­low­ing a reg­u­lar prac­tice it is a given that you will gain in­ner strength, flex­i­bil­ity and im­proved pos­ture, so come and try this fun, dy­namic, mind and body ex­er­cise move­ment.

We also hold an an­nual re­treat, and be­gin­ning a six-week in­tro­duc­tory ‘Yoga for Men’ class, start­ing on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26.

So whether you are seek­ing to be­come phys­i­cally fit, al­le­vi­ate a health prob­lem, find re­lief from stress or seek­ing more bal­ance in your life, we have classes to suit ev­ery­one at any level.

For be­gin­ners and ad­vanced stu­dents alike, we in­vite you to join us in our beau­ti­ful trop­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment, to prac­tice yoga with a con­tem­po­rary and holis­tic ap­proach while hav­ing some fun along the way!

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