Join Yoga: Restore Vitality for Hatha yoga classes in Durban.
Yoga is time for yourself. Take a deep breath and be. Let me guide you in restoring your vital energy levels, and in enhancing your wellbeing through a range of traditional Hatha yoga postures that develop your flexibility, strength, balance, and inner calm.
Nina grew up doing yoga with her mother, who has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for decades. Her passion and daily practice was enriched by a Sivananda Vedanta IYA certified yoga instructor course in Vrindavan, India in 2010. She then taught Hatha yoga classes in Grahamstown for four years whilst completing her postgraduate qualifications at Rhodes University to a diverse range of students, elderly, beginners and more advanced yogis.
Now based in Durban, Nina is offering a space for you to reconnect with your essential wellbeing. Whether it be in an open group class, private group class, or individual guidance you have an opportunity to tap in to the multiple benefits of yoga, which can assist in the treatment of obesity and weight management; joint, spine and muscular pain; high blood pressure and circulatory problems; gastro and IBS concerns; depression and insomnia; limited concentration/focus; stress management; menstrual pain, irregularity and menopause; body toxification.
What can I expect from a yoga class?
Yoga is about observing your breath and body as you progress through a series of asanas, or body movements and positions. Some of the asanas are intended to be held for some breaths, and others flow with the breath, some are focused on stretching and others on strengthening or balance. It does not matter what level of flexibility, fitness or strength you have, nor does it matter how much experience in yoga you have. Yoga is for everyone and can be practised at any age. Moreover, undertaking yoga classes with Nina is not necessarily a religious/spiritual choice – it is a practice aimed towards enhancing your vitality.
As a yoga instructor in a class I will guide you through these asanas, and will take care to assist you by modifying the asanas depending on your needs and abilities. Each class ends with about 10 minutes of guided relaxation in which you are able to recharge before facing the day again. The point of yoga is not to compete with those around you, or to strain the body to do what it is not comfortable with. Rather, it is about connecting with yourself and listening to your body, working with your limitations and strengths to enhance your overall wellbeing. Results and progression from the classes will vary from person to person, but keep in mind that yoga is not going to ‘fix’ anything immediately. Instead, with weekly application over time you will be aware of changes in your approach to life, and an enhanced awareness of self in conjunction with physical benefits. The more frequent your practice the more sustaining and effective the results. As long as you don’t strain and overdo it, yoga cannot and should not hurt you so feel free to join as often as you can whatever your ability. If you require specialised instruction please pursue the option of private group/ individual classes.
What benefit is gained from private classes?
In a private yoga class Nina can structure the asanas, level, pace and focus of the class to your needs. If you are looking to progress quickly, feel inhibited/shy in an open class environment, or have specialised health problems or ailments, this is highly recommended for the focused attention and careful assistance you will receive. Conveniently, Nina will travel to your own home, or book the studio for the private class, at times suitable to you.
What should I bring to a yoga class?
Comfortable and light clothing and a yoga mat. If you do not have a mat then there are a limited number available to borrow at the studio. Remember not to eat under 2 hours before your yoga class starts.
Private group classes (limit of 4 persons p/class) by appointment.
Venue: Positive Health Studio, 5 Claribel Rd, Morningside, Durban (opp, exit of Windemere Centre).
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