Led Practice - a bridge to your home yoga practice

As teachers, we are always harping on about the benefits of a home practice. There are many reasons for this which I won’t go into here. The teachers of The Yoga Room (with the help of some level 2 students) hold a Led Practice session every Saturday morning from 7.00am til 8.30am. It runs pretty much all year round, except for Christmas holidays.

Attending Led Practice is a great way to start to become independent of your teacher and work towards practicing at home on your own.

What is led practice?

A teacher or student will call a sequence of Asanas (or poses) and proceed to do them. Everyone follows along, adjusting their own timings, using equipment or maybe not even doing some of the poses. Everyone in the room is doing their own practice, using their own knowledge and working at their own pace. Nobody is going to call you out on anything, judge you on your yoga or even comment. There is usually a teacher present to help if anyone needs help but essentially we all stay on our own mats and do our own practice.

How do I start led practice?

Speak with your teacher about Led Practice if you are thinking of coming along. Your teacher will confirm all the details and answer any questions. To encourage students to come along, as from this week I am introducing a new pricing structure that can be used in conjunction with your term classes or independently.

It looks like this: Casual session – $15 5 sessions – $65 10 sessions paid with term fees – add $100 to your fees. If Led Practice runs in school holidays (which it usually does) then you can do make ups in the holidays, but only within the current term. You can take the 5 session option and use it over the whole term so there is some flexibility.

Thank you to Clair (who is one of our level 2 students) for her thoughts, set out below, on her experience of Led Practice over the past few years, set out below:

Why do led practice?

Having taken some time to get my head around the idea of an early Saturday yoga practice I have become a convert. Now, like all good converts, I’m driven by a need to convince others.

But isn’t it early on a Saturday?

Yes, but you have to get up at some point and sleep is what Saturday afternoons are for. No-one ever felt worse after yoga.

I’m not good enough though…

Good enough for whom? Does it matter? Would letting going of the comparisons and competitiveness make a difference to your practice?

...and I don’t know all those Hindi names!

Most of the poses you will have done before and it’s a great way to learn all the names.

...If a yoga class is like going to training, then led practice is like playing the game. It’s fun, it focuses, it challenges, it reinforces, it extends, it’s non-judgemental and it gives you the confidence to build on your yoga practice.

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Home Practice Workshop Saturday 18 August 2.00-5.00pm

There are many benefits of practising yoga at home, as well as coming to class each week.  Students often think they don't know enough to establish their own home practice, so here is your chance to put it together and get your home practice happening.  Establishing a home practice is easy if you learn a few fundamental principles.  You will feel the benefits physically, mentally and emotionally, but the real benefit is learning to listen to your own body and practice according to what you need to learn.  Eventually, you learn to be your own teacher, and that is the real value of a home practice.

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At The Yoga Room we are always excited to offer workshops to our students to increase their knowledge of yoga so that it eventually becomes part of their daily life.  We are interested in seeing our students lead a healthy life full of love, abundance and peace, and to be the best version of themselves.  The following workshops are planned for the second half of the year to support our students along this path.

Saturday 18 August 2-5pm            Starting your Home Yoga Practice with Tricia

Sunday 9 September 4-6pm         Sound Bath Meditation with White Raven Healing

Friday 28-Sunday 30 September  Weekend Workshop with Alan Goode

Saturday 3 November 2-5pm        Womens Series Workshops (Yoga for a Woman's Cycle) with Tricia.,

Will you join us?  Full details of individual workshops to follow.  

Term 3 starts Monday 23 July

Our new term starts this week.  If you have not yet enrolled, please contact me asap.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone in class again along with Steph, Fiona and Sharon.  Steph returns in week 2 of term and we have a number of workshops planned for term 3, including a weekend workshop with Alan Goode from Canberra.  Dates tbc. Make Yoga part of your life for the next 10 weeks and enjoy the benefits of good health, a clear mind and some time to create space and peace in your life.

10 Week Introductory Yoga course commences Thursday 26 July

Yoga is a journey that can teach us so much about ourselves and how to interact in the world. It teaches us to observe, reflect, be still and find peace in our crazy busy world. The Introductory Course creates a solid foundation by learning the basic yoga poses in a methodical and measured way.  You will learn good posture and alignment, how to stand in the centre of gravity and be aware of your body and breath.  

Start your yoga journey with a 10 Week Introductory Course commencing Thursday 26 July.  Book on line now  https://orangeyogaroom.com.au/…/thursday-beginner-evening-t….

Suitable for everyone.


Get Back Into the Habit - Casual Holiday Class Wednesday 6.00-7.30pm

Last week was restorative week.  This week is 'get back into the habit' week!  Join Fiona for a general level class suitable for all students tomorrow at 6.00pm.  Keep warm, fire up your yoga practice and come along.  All welcome.

Relax and Restore classes this week

Winter is a good time to renew your energy.  Join us this week for two classes to nurture yourself and take some time out to restore your energy.  These two classes are open to all students of any level of experience.  You will feel grounded, enjoy a great night's sleep and be ready for the week ahead.  Class time as follows:

Tuesday 10 July 6.00pm             Restorative  with Tricia

Thursday 12 July 6.00pm           Restorative  with Sharon.

We look forward to seeing you in class to experience the benefits of a restorative practice.