Yoga Classes in Christchurch
Transformation Hatha Yoga is for all ages, conditions and abilities, including complete beginners. We offer weekly evening classes in our peaceful, purpose-built yoga room.
What is a Yoga Class like?
The Transformation Yoga Class Format:
- Arrive to a welcoming and comfortable environment
- The class begins with a relaxation to restful music
- Warm-ups then prepare the body for the Asanas
- Several Asanas (poses) are clearly taught
- Variations and alternatives are provided for each Asana
- The Asanas are balanced with rests and breathing exercises
- There is a review of the Asanas to deepen your practice
- The class finishes with a guided relaxation
- Students who wish to can stay for Pure Meditation Evenings following any of the Yoga Classes.
What is it?
Transformation Hatha Yoga is a gentle, holistic form of Yoga. It helps you to let go of the day’s stresses, learn to relax, improve your breathing and posture, and helps you to tune in with the needs of your body so that you get the exercise that is right for you.
Will it hurt?
Yoga should not be a painful experience, rather it should allow for a gentle easing of tension while strengthening and balancing. The best way to release tension is to enjoy a comfortable stretch, but without any strain.
Is it for me?
Are you wanting to reduce stress, learn to relax, improve self-awareness, and learn a gentle yet powerfully effective way to get fit on all levels of your being? If so, book in to experience the benefits of Transformation Yoga for yourself.
Read more about our weekly Yoga classes
Transformation Hatha Yoga ~ an approach where fitness comes about naturally and steadily.
It is important that we do not push ourselves with any form of exercise. Rather we teach you to work with your body ~ tuning in with its needs. Therefore, you can naturally improve your physique, relax your mind, and open up to your inner spirit. We link the movement within Asanas (poses) with the breath. This is not only relaxing, but also helps with focus while helping you to master the breath.
Every person is an individual. Transformation Hatha Yoga is inherently flexible, so that each person gets what they need. It is a complete, holistic exercise. One that leaves us feeling relaxed yet energized and clear-headed.
There are a number of misconceptions about yoga:
- that it is painful
- that you have to be flexible or fit to do it
- that it’s about tying yourself up in knots
- that you should look a certain way to do it
- that you need to wear specialty yoga clothes
The true essence of yoga is simple, loving, accepting and indeed when yoga is practised in this way, it is surprisingly powerful and effective.
Classes are taught by experienced teachers. The teacher has an awareness of the needs of the students and variations are given to suit individual needs. Contact a teacher today if you have questions about your own needs or about Transformation Hatha Yoga. We welcome hearing from you.
Stage 1 Yoga Classes are $14 per class, and are booked by the term. Please enquire for term details.
Read about our Stage 2 classes on Mondays
We run Stage 2 classes on Mondays, 7 – 8.30 for those ready for furthering their Transformation Yoga practice. We usually recommend at least one term of Stage 1 (Thursdays) before enrolling in Stage 2. Please enquire with any questions.
Visit our Yoga Retreats page for more details.
Private Yoga sessions can be arranged for individuals or groups, including children’s yoga.
Yoga Therapy is a powerful way to help you move forward ~ tailor-made programmes to meet your specific needs.