Class Descriptions & Booking for Courses

We have a range of courses and casual classes and to suit your varying needs. In all our yoga classes our teachers will demonstrate postures in stages and offer variations so you can adapt the postures depending on your specific needs. Classes are casual unless otherwise noted. For casual classes, no booking is needed, you just turn up.
 

Casual Classes

Integrated Yoga In this class you will explore a holistic practice of yoga postures, flowing sequences, pranayama and breathing practices, relaxation and meditation. This is an active yet slow and mindful class that will build flexibility and strength, and that also includes meditative practices. This is an integrated approach, nourishing not only the physical level, but all levels of our being. This class is suitable for those with experience and those newish to yoga.
 
Dynamic Yoga This class explores a holistic approach as outlined above in Integrated Yoga, with an emphasis on a more physically dynamic practice to develop strength, stamina and flexibility. This is still a slower styled practice to suit those with at least a little experience.
 
Gentle Integrated Yoga This class is a gentler version of our Integrated Yoga classes, suitable for those who need a gentler practice. The class explores a rounded practice of yoga postures, flowing sequences, pranayama and breathing practices, relaxation and meditation. All practices are shown in stages with options for different abilities. This class is suitable for those with experience and beginners.
 
Prenatal Yoga This class explores a systematic and holistic approach to help women prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, for birth.


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“When the intensity of childbirth is beyond what we can imagine, our practice helps us connect with our precious resource: our fearless, unwavering awareness. Women who are well prepared and with aligned professional support, can then embrace the intensity of birth, moment by moment. Then childbirth becomes an empowering embrace of life.” – Anahata Giri
 
Explore a nourishing practice of yoga, breathing and meditation, infused with inspiring birth themes and sensitively attuned to all stages of pregnancy and all levels of yoga experience. Prenatal yoga helps women connect with the embodiment, grounding, stability and strength they will need for birthing. Practice helps women find their inner resources to discover a balance of empowerment and surrender in body, mind, heart and spirit. This helps women prepare for the joys and challenges of birthing and of parenting.
 
Monday 6.30-7.45pm casual class, no need to book, turn up any time.
 
Your Teacher:
Anahata Giri has specialised in prenatal yoga for 10 years. She is passionate about helping women embrace birth as a sacred rite of passage. Anahata runs the Yoga of Birth Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, registered with Yoga Australia. She is also a trained Yoga Therapist.
 
Prices:
Casual attendance: $22 full, $15 concession (health care card on student card required)
10 Class Pass (to be used within 3 months): $190/$140 5 Class Pass (to be used within 8 weeks):$95/$70
 
For more information:
Contact Anahata Giri info@oneheartyoga.com.au 0410 950 606


Mums and Pre-crawling Bubs Yoga This class is suitable for mums and their pre-crawling babes in arms. Nourish yourself as a mother with yoga, breathing, relaxation, interactive fun with your baby and connection with other mums. Enjoy a gentle easing back into yoga with safe postnatal practices including overall strengthening and stretching, abdominal toning, pelvic floor work and baby massage. We create a supportive and friendly space for mums and babies and empower women in their mothering journey.

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When: Thursday 11.00am-12.00pm
 
Frequently asked questions about Mums and Bubs Yoga:
When can I start yoga after birth?
You are welcome to join once you have the go ahead from your health practitioner – this is usually from 6 weeks onwards post-birth or, after a caesarean birth, about 12 weeks after birth.
 
What if there are complications from my birth?
If you have complications from your birthing experience (such as prolapsed pelvic organs or ongoing pelvic girdle pain or rectus abdominal diastasis) please contact Anahata (yoga teacher and yoga therapist) and discuss options. It may be best to have some one-to-one sessions to meet your specific needs, as a bridge into the group sessions.
 
What if my baby cries during the class?
 
Not a problem. Everyone in the class (including Renee) is a Mum, and all know what it’s like when your children don’t behave exactly as you might like them to! Some babies are fascinated with what is going on, some enjoy joining in, some “chat” enthusiastically, some even go to sleep. And yes, some occasionally grizzle or cry a bit. You can always pick them up, feed them, cuddle them or do whatever you need to do to settle them. But you might be surprised how relaxed the babies are in class and how much they enjoy it. Whatever happens, it’s all part of the fun.
 
What if we’ve had a terrible night and we’re both exhausted?
 
Sometimes these are the days when you need yoga the most! You are always welcome to go at your pace, take time out with your baby and do the practice in a way that suits you.
 
What if I haven’t done much yoga before?

This is fine, all levels of yoga experience are catered for. Renee gives plenty of options with each set of stretches so you can adapt it to whatever is comfortable for you.
 
What if I can’t commit to coming every week?

This is fine also. You can pay by single class and come when you can or our 5 class pass has an 8 week time frame so you can miss classes if you need to.
 
So why should I come, again?
In the words of two of Rennee’s past students:
“Because it’s fabulous! It’s a very relaxed and supportive atmosphere, and it’s really lovely to have the time not only to do something for yourself, but also to connect with your baby and chat with other new mums. We love the classes and have found they have really helped us enjoy the tough weeks as well as the good ones.” Amanda Dunn and Sally Haydon



Meditation We will explore the art and techniques of meditation with an emphasis on the breath, body awareness and mindfulness. When we fully inhabit the body, we can release our layers of conditioning and rest in the part of ourselves that is spacious, open and naturally awake. From this inner beingness, meaning, direction and inspiration can naturally arise. When we connect with this presence in a genuine way, it can be life-transforming. Suitable for beginners and experienced students. Sessions will include both guided and silent (unguided) practice to accommodate both beginners and experienced students.
 

Courses – Booking Essential

Meditation 5 Week Course
 
Learn the art and techniques of the ancient practice of meditation, which has great value in our contemporary lives. We will explore simple yet profound methods for connecting with the insight of a still and spacious presence within. Practices include body awareness, breath awareness, sitting and walking meditation and restful restorative postures. Suitable for beginners and those who want to refresh their meditation practice.
 
Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Meditation 5 Week Course


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Many evidence-based studies have shown that meditation is a wonderful life skill that nourishes our physical, emotional, mental and overall wellbeing. When we fully inhabit the body, we can release our layers of conditioning and rest in the part of ourselves that is spacious, open and naturally awake. From this inner beingness, meaning, direction and inspiration can naturally arise. When we connect with this presence in a genuine way, it can be life-transforming.
 
This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those wanting to refresh their meditation practice. The first half of the session is guided for those newer to meditation; the second half of the session is mostly silent (unguided) to allow all students to integrate the practice and make it their own.
 
Students who attend the course are also welcome to attend the following weekly meditation sessions held at One Heart. All these sessions are by donation:
Meditation Monday 5.00-6.00pm
Meditation Wednesday 5.00-6.00pm
 
Day & Times: Wednesday 8.00-9.00pm
Dates: Wednesday March 15 – April 12 2017
Price: $100
 
Booking essential
 
Eventbrite - Fundamentals of Meditation 5 Week Course


 
Self-Practice with Coaching – Booking essential
What is Supported Self-Practice?
Imagine doing your own yoga practice, moving through a series of postures and practices, surrounded by others also practising at their pace, in a nurturing space dedicated to practice, while the teacher gives one-to-one support during the session. Your practice will be designed in collaboration with the teacher and will be a highly personalised and holistic yoga program of postures, pranayama and meditation, specifically adapted to your level of experience and your needs.
 
Self-Practice 3 Month Pass: 1 session a week

 
Self-Practice 3 Month Pass: 2 sessions a week

 

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As you practice over months, the sequence becomes familiar, which enables your moving to be deeply embodied, to become a moving meditation. The repetition, familiarity and rhythm of your practice deepens your experience of your body, your breath and your beingness. Your practice will also be fine-tuned and changed as needed.
 
The depth of trust that builds within yourself and with the teacher in these sessions also allows for a deeper conversation about how to use yoga and meditation to negotiate the challenges of life’s events. This is the perfect way to immerse in a deeper inquiry into your practice and explore how to integrate your practice into your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ways of being.
 
Practice is a gift in my life. I would love to be able to help students find their own yoga practice and fully claim their inner teacher and guide, so they can live life more fully. This is the purpose of these Self-Practice sessions. It is an awesome way to practise yoga and I am very excited to share this more personalised approach with students.
 
Who is Self-Practice for?
 
Self-Practice is suitable for those who:
– feel ready to find their own practice. Whilst we learn a great deal from teachers, these sessions emphasise learning from ourselves, from our own practice, from the teacher within.
– want to deepen their yoga, pranayama and meditation practice
– want ongoing one-to-one, personalised support and guidance, at an affordable price.
– want to be self-directed in the exploration and pacing of their practice
– have specific therapeutic needs that may not be met in a general class.
– are willing to commit to a weekly practice, as self-practice does take extra committment.
– have some yoga experience.
 
Self-Practice session times:
Tuesday 6.15-9.00am You arrive and leave any time you prefer
Thursday 6.15-9.00am
 
You arrive and leave when you want to during the session times. Your practice can be for as long as suits you.
You can join any week, dependent on availability as sessions are limited to 10 students. Booking is essential. You can come twice a week (recommended) or once a week.
 
How do I join the Self-practice sessions?
To join please phone or email me and we will discuss your needs and assess if these sessions are suitable for you. If you have never done a yoga class with me before you will need to attend a general yoga class with me to see if my approach resonates with you.
 
All students will need to attend an individual consultation of 1.5 hours, to fully assess your needs and hopes for your practice. In this session we will collaborate to design a program that suits you. Students are asked to make a 3 month commitment to the self-practice sessions. In the 3 months you will receive an individual consultation, your own program, teaching to learn the program, individual guidance throughout the three months and then review of your practice. 
 
Self-Practice Costs:
Initial 1.5 hour individual consultation: $120, includes session and written personalised yoga program
 
Self-Practice: First 1.5 hour individiual consultation

Self-Practice Sessions:
 
1 Monthly pass: 4 sessions per month (1 session a week) $100 ($25 per session). This pass is valid for 1 calendar month from first visit except if there is illness or absence notified 24 hours in advance.
 
Self-Practice 3 Month Pass: 1 session a week

 
1 Monthly pass: 8 sessions per month (2 sessions a week) $160 ($20 per session). This pass is valid for 1 calendar month from the first visit, except if there is illness or absence notified 24 hours in advance.
 
Self-Practice 1 Month Pass: 2 sessions a week
Booking is essential.
 
Please book by phoning Anahata on 0410 950 606 or email anahatagiri@gmail.com


 
Beginners Yoga 8 Week Course – Booking essential Our beginners yoga courses provide a systematic introduction to yoga postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation practices. We keep numbers small in the class to ensure you receive personalised attention and to adapt the practice to suit your individual needs. We will explore how yoga can develop strength, flexibility, mindfulness, mental and emotional balance and overall wellbeing. We have an emphasis on alignment and grounding to ensure you practice safely and effectively. This course gives a firm foundation for your ongoing practice.
 
Eventbrite - Beginners Yoga on Mondays March - May Course at One Heart in Abbotsford
 
Eventbrite - Yoga on Thursdays 8 Week Course at One Heart in Abbotsford
 

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Beginners Yoga Courses at One Heart
 
This course is suitable for those with no experience of yoga, or for those who have a little experience who want to refresh the basics to develop a solid foundation for your yoga practice.
 
Next Courses:
Monday 8.00-9.15pm 8 Week Course
Monday Monday April 10 – June 5 (NO CLASS Easter Monday April 17) Students are welcome to join in the first three weeks.
Next courses:
19 June – 7 August 2017
28 August – 16 October 2017
23 October – 11 December 2017
 
Eventbrite - Beginners Yoga on Mondays Jan - Mar 8 Week Course at One Heart in Abbotsford
 
Thursday 7.45-9.00pm 8 Week Course
Dates for 2017: July 20 – September 7 & October 12 – November 30 2017.
Students are welcome to join in the first three weeks
 
Eventbrite - Yoga on Thursdays April - June 8 Week Course at One Heart in Abbotsford
 
Venue: At One Heart, Room 31, Level 1 WellBeing at the Convent 1 St Helier’s Street Abbotsford. (See separate location map as we are a little challenging to find the first time!)
 
Price: $175 for the 8 Week Course. Please note due to our small-sized classes we do not give refunds once the course begins except in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of One Heart.
 
We allow 2 make-up classes per 8 week course – if you miss two classes you can make these up with any classes of the other beginners yoga course OR 2 Integrated Yoga class within one month of the 8 week course finishing (no need to book for these, just turn up). We offer one make-up class per 6 week course. We also have a special offer of 50% off a 10 Class Pass on completion of the Beginners Yoga Course. This means you receive 10 classes for only $95 once you have finished the beginners course.
 
How to prepare for your yoga class:
– Wear comfortable clothing such as leggings or tracksuit pants. We work in barefoot.
– You do not need to bring anything – all yoga props supplied.
– Avoid a large meal 2 hours before the class.
– It is best to be well hydrated during the day of your practice so you don’t need to drink during your practice (but do drink during your practice if you need to).
 
– Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first class to register.
If you have any questions please phone Anahata on 0410 950 606 or email: anahatagiri@gmail.com


Magical Moving Adventures: Kids Yoga for 6-9 year olds – Beginning Term 2 2017 Kids Yoga at One Heart creates a safe, fun, and nurturing space for children to be their vibrant, adventurous, wonder-filled, generous, inquisitive selves. The sessions are for 6-9 year olds and are based on a playful and skilful exploration of sensory-motor awareness, yoga postures, breath, sound, imagination, dance, visualisation, partner and group activities and age-appropriate meditation. All the practices enable children to share in the experience of growing into themselves. Yoga develops focus, curiosity, creativity, gentleness, and resilience.
 
Eventbrite - Kids Yoga for 6-9 year olds
 

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The sessions alternate between periods of movement and relative stillness. There are opportunities for expression, exploration and expansion through play, balanced with pausing in receptivity, reflection, and mindful awareness. Together we find ways to integrate developmental movement patterns, in the context of being in relationship with ourselves, others, and our surrounding environment. Together we investigate how we feel and how we respond to this, learning to listen to each other and encouraging an appreciation for the power of practice, presence, and compassion.
 
The sessions are inclusive and tailored to the needs of those who attend. Children aged 6-9 with all shades of abilities and needs are warmly welcomed, and everyone who participates in the session is valued as a key contributor and co-creator of the practice.
 
Parents/carers are asked to please arrive 2-3 minutes before the class to enable your child to settle in. Parents are asked to please leave the yoga studio space for the duration of the class. There are lovely cafes and peaceful gardens on site to enjoy. Please wait in the foyer at the end of the class.
 
About Kaela Snibson
Kayla Snibson is the founder of Yoga Sparks and is a certified children’s yoga and partner yoga teacher (Rainbow Kids Yoga). She has had over 6 years experience working with children in dance, rhythmic gymnastics and the performing arts. Kaela has also completed studies in child and developmental psychology while undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Prior to founding Yoga Sparks, Kaela worked as a corporate lawyer for four years. During this time, she benefited immensely from the practice of yoga and mindfulness and wishes she had developed these skills at an earlier age. Kaela combines her passions in cultivating interactive, creative, dynamic and play- based yoga classes that are accessible to all.
 
Kaela offers kids and family yoga in schools, kindergartens, studios and homes across Melbourne.
More about Kaela’s offerings can be found here: www.yogasparks.com.au
 
For ages: 6-9 years old.
 
Day & Time: Mondays 3.45-4.30pm 45 minute sessions run by school terms
 
It is recommended that students come regularly to help foster a safe and supportive group. You are welcome to attend a single try-out class in the first 3 weeks of each term.
 
Dates for 2017:
 
Kids Yoga is run in school terms.
Term 2: 1 May – 5 June 2017 6 week term
 
Prices:
 
Single Try-out Class: $15 If you want to continue, then your $15 can go towards a term pass.
Term Passes: 6 Week Pass: $95 / 7 Week Pass: $110 / 8 Week Pass: $125 / 9 Week Pass: $145 ($15 per class plus $5 term booking fee)
We offer a 25% Sibling Discount for siblings enrolled in the same class.
 
Eventbrite - Kids Yoga for 6-9 year olds
 
Please make your payment in full before the Term begins to confirm your place.
If you want to attend a single try out class, then book by emailing info@oneheartyoga.com and pay by cash on the day. Students are asked to commit to the term to build a supportive group. To book by term:
For enquiries about the content of the classes: please contact Kaela Snibson fun@yogasparks.com.au or 0412324544.


Yoga for Tweens & Teenagers
Yoga for Tweens and Teenagers at One Heart creates a safe and supportive environment to help young people aged 10 – 14 years old be more fully themselves. The classes include yoga postures and movement; breathing; mindfulness and meditation; and deep relaxation. The classes explore what is unique and valuable about each individual, as well as using partner work and group work to explore who we are in relation to others.
 
 

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Why do yoga?
Regular practice of yoga and meditation can:
– strengthen and tone your muscles
– increase your flexibility and stamina
– regulate your digestion, your hormones, and boost your immune system
– increase your self-confidence and self-esteem
– help you embrace the challenges of life in school, at home, and with your friendships/relationships.
– help you learn the art of relaxation, so you can sleep better and feel great the next day
– give you skills to process emotions, to help when you are feeling stressed, worried or sad and to help overcome panic attacks or nerves
– help you connect with your own wisdom and with compassion for your self and others
 
Best of all, yoga enhances our capacity to feel strong, happy, peaceful and calm! Yoga and meditation practice can give you an amazing sense of well-being that can help you live life fully.
 
This classes welcomes everyone and is suitable for all levels of fitness and yoga experience.
 
About Amanda Hawkey
Amanda Hawkey is a friendly, supportive and skilful teacher and loves empowering young folk to connect with their body, mind, heart and spirit. Amanda has two kids of her own and she loves seeing the benefits that a yoga practice can give to young people.
For ages: 10 – 14 years old.
 
Day & Time: Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm during school terms
 
It is recommended that students come regularly to help foster a safe and supportive group. You are welcome to attend a single try-out class in the first 3 weeks of each term. Parents are asked to please leave the yoga studio space for the duration of the class. There are lovely cafes and peaceful gardens on site to enjoy. Please wait in the foyer at the end of the class. If your child is absent please send a text to Amanda before the class. If you child is absent without notification we will send you a courtesy email after the class to let you know your child was absent.
 
Dates for 2017:
The classes always begin in the second week of the term. The next term of Tweens/Teens yoga will be in Term 3.
 
Term 3: July 27 – September 21 (9 week term)
Term 4: October 19 – December 14 (9 Week Term)
 
Prices:
 
Single Try-out Class: $15. If you want to continue, then your $15 can go towards a term pass.
Term Passes: 10 Week Pass: $155 9 week Pass: $140 8 Week Pass: $ 125 7 Week Pass: $105
All term passes are only valid for the term it is bought in.
 
Sibling Discount: Second child 25% discount: 10 Week Pass: $115 9 Week Pass: $105 8 Week Pass: $95 All passes are valid for the term it is bought in.
 
To Book:
To book for a single try-out class email info@oneheartyoga.com and pay by cash on the day
 


Early Morning Yoga 5 Week Course
Explore an embodied practice infused with the deep philosophy of yoga in a systematic practice that unfolds each week, with Patrick Glennan.
 
Early Morning Yoga 5 week Course with Patrick Glennan

 

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Yoga 5 Week Course with Patrick Glennan
 
Viveka: Discriminative Awareness
 
Friday 6.30-8.00am June 2 – 30

 
The theme of this series of classes will be viveka (discriminative awareness). Viveka is the ability to differentiate between the real and unreal, eternal and temporary, Self and non-Self. We will explore what viveka means, why it is important to yoga practice, and how we can develop it through the use of mantra, pranayama and asana.Patrick Glennan
Patrick has been teaching yoga since 2004. Having studied many different styles and with many different teaches, he enjoys exploring a range of different practices, so that no two classes are ever the same. What remains constant, however, is a strong meditative focus. While always aiming to challenge students, he also encourages them to work in a way that is appropriate to their own abilities and circumstances, with the overarching aim of opening to a clearer understanding of their own deeper nature. Patrick is also a student of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Zen, and is a trained practitioner of Mondo Zen Koan Dialogue Practice (developed by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi). As well as weekly yoga and meditation classes, he also runs regular retreats both in Australia and abroad.
 
When: Friday 6.30-8.00am June 2 – 30 2017
 
Cost: $100 full price $95 concession. Please note that if you are concession please pay in person by cash on the first day and show your concession card. Thanks.
 
To book please make your payment online before the course begins.
Yoga 5 Week Course with Patrick Glennan