Note: we recommend open classes for students who have completed our beginners course.
New to yoga?
- Please come 10-15 mins early to get yourself signed in and set up without disturbing your fellow students.
- Please wear confortable clothing.
- For hygiene purposes we reccomend that you BYO mat, however we have mats, blocks, blankets and straps available for use at no extra charge.
- Please tell your teacher in advance if you are pregnant or suffering from any illnesses or injuries.
- Have an open mind, see where your yoga practice takes you!
- Practice, yoga is so much more accessible once you get over the physical hump.
CLASS FEES 2019
Monthly Unlimited Yoga Pass:
$160 a month, commence at any time
$140 for Students*
75 min & 95 min classes
$28 Casual Drop-In
60 min classes
$24 Casual Drop-In
$280 Part one and two, twice a week attendance for six weeks
Private classes: Price on inquiry
(*Students must show student cards upon request. 10% Discount on all courses)
Here at the Yoga Factory we try foremost to encourage a regular practice. Over the years we have noticed the one thing that hinders a student’s ability to develop a yoga practice is attendance. Although we have tried to offer many levels of practice, beginners, open, intermediate and advanced, our observations are that if the attendance is inconsistent and irregular the practice will always be a struggle with no steadiness or joy. With practice everything is possible. Please make sure you attend a class suitable to your level so as everyone has a good experience.
Suitable for students who are establishing but have been attending classes regularly, (Students who have completed all 3 beginner courses as well). Classes are taught with articulate instruction and modifications but with an emphasis on linking the movement and breath in synchronicity learning continuity of focus.
Suitable for students who are familiar with the asana names and are working with minimal instruction and modification or know their modifications. Class has an emphasis on fundamental asana to bring together the components of strength and flexibility.
Suitable for students who have developed and have been maintaining a regular practice over some time from beginners, open and intermediate levels. Class will include for the first hour a strict vinyasa to establish heat, intention and stillness. For this to happen it is essential the student is familiar with fundamental standing asana, breath count, asana names and minimal instruction. Each month for a 4 weekly cycle in the second hour we will focus on one thing. Be it strengthening, transitions (half/full vinyasa), backbends, arm balances, inversions and similar. A willingness and sense of desire to explore challenging new asana is essential.
Everyone is welcome to join Sevadevi and bhakti singers and musicians from around Sydney in devotional call and response chanting known as 'Kirtan'. Held on the first Saturday of every month. Entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the Food for Life charity.
THE BEGINNERS COURSE
Our beginner course has been developed over 13 long years. Through observation over these years we have ascertained that beginners need two very important fundamentals. 1) consistent practice with increasing attendance 2) comprehensive instruction and experienced teacher. We have both. The common misconception being offered around and bought is that yoga can be taught in 4 WEEKS, I beg to differ. The 6 week, twice a week beginner course readily prepares and equips the students with everything they need to be informed and confident to be able to attend classes regularly and practice safely, competently and full of the joy that arises. The course is designed to build slowly from the ground up. The student will move from the static postures of PART ONE twice a week: onto PART 2 also twice a week where we learn vinyasa and count which will equip the student with the structure for attendance at the Open level classes. Enrolment is essential as is your time. The biggest failure I see with students is their lack of time. Please consider making time as yoga will for a small investment initially give huge returns. Health is paramount. Life is fleeting. One needs a strong body and mind to navigate this crazy world.
PART 1: The beginner course starts off with PART 1. In this FIRST PART we introduce the students to basic asana fundamentals and breath. The class is very static as we explore different ways to understand alignment and the importance of structure and perceptual accuracy. Class includes standing asana, backbends, forward bends and twists. The twice a week attendance over two weeks is to prepare the student for PART 2.
PART 2: This PART is also twice a week. We begin by linking the static postures of PART 1 into a seamless thread of movement and breath synchronicity. Each week for the remaining month we begin PART 2 where we structure a set sequence of fundamental asana. The class will include all the asana from course one plus headstand and shoulder stand, don’t worry you will be guided at all times and offered very skillful modifications if needed. ONCE COMPLETED STUDENTS WILL HAVE ALL THE COMPETENCE NEEDED TO ATTEND OPEN CLASSES.