Shane is a qualified teacher of yoga. In 2019 she successfully completed the standard 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Croatia, through the Himalayan Yoga Institute. The principle form of yoga taught at the HYI is Raja Dhiraja. This is not so much a style of yoga as a school of yoga. The emphasis is not on vigour of execution but proper positioning, proper breathing and a quiet, but persistent flow of movement. Thus one not only develops strength and flexibility but achieves a general sense of well - being.
Shane has been a student of the Bodylight Studio, in Auckland, for a few years. The Bodylight method is a combination of yoga, Pilates and qi-gong. The benefits she gained through this practice encouraged her to became a foundation Bodylight instructor, and then expand her knowledge of the working of the body and learn the philosophy behind yoga.
Shane’s emphasis is on a happy and healthy lifestyle. Her class is designed to help students in all round development. Besides a system of yoga postures it includes correct breathing techniques and deep relaxation. She is aware every person is unique and our physical bodies are not the same, therefore, all her students are treated as individuals, put at ease and encouraged to progress at their own pace.
Beginning - 20 minutes
Breathing, initial relaxation, warm ups and basic sequencing to help loosen and warm up the main muscles of the shoulders, arms, hips and legs
Main Content – 50 minutes
Standing poses, easy hip openers, inversions, forward bends, backbends and twists
Ending – 20 minutes
Restorative poses and relaxation.
As this is a Beginner’s Course the postures will be simple. In the first part of the class, the body needs to be warmed up through gentle flowing movements and /or repetitions of a simple pose. This is also the perfect time to establish coordination of the breath with all the movements and actions of the poses. The main content is sequenced in an order that is essential for a well- balanced practice. It is thoughtfully arranged in an order to define your experience and how you feel walking away from the mat. The last part of the class is for cooling down and relaxing the nerves and muscles. It gives the body a chance to assimilate the positive energy gained from the asanas performed during class.
See you on the mat. Namaskar Shane