Welcome to our Beginner's Program!

This 10-module program covers the basics from head to toe, designed to help the beginner you learn the fundamental techniques and equip you with the foundation blocks to build your regular yoga practice on. It's a great place to start if you struggle with basic poses or simply want to go back to basics!

THEME

AS LONG AS I HAVE BREATH, I CAN SERVE

TARGET AREA

Full Body

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

Some tissues handy (in case stuff comes out of your nose while you're clearing your sinuses!)

DESCRIPTION

Did you know that pregnant women pay for pre-birthing classes to learn breathing techniques for pain management? Learn the different types of yogic breathing techniques to help with your meditation, anxiety management, pain management and even sinuses! In this module, we go through: Belly Breath, 3 Chamber Breath, Alternative Nostril Breathing & Oceanic Breath.

THEME

SERVING HANDS

TARGET AREA

Arms, Neck & Shoulders, Wrists

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

You won't realise how much each finger means to you unless you've injured one. We're designed with all our fingers for a reason. Learn how to strengthen your hands and wrists as a foundation to further your yoga practice and prepare for arm balancing poses.

THEME

IMPORTANCE OF THE FEET

TARGET AREA

Ankles, Feet, Legs

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

Did you know that 25% of all of bones are in your feet? Your feet are important structures that hold your body's weight. Learn about the foundations that your body is built on and the foundations for your yoga poses. This class will teach you how to flex, point and floint your feet and when to use them in your practice.

THEME

HEART, SOUL, MIND & STRENGTH FROM THE CORE

TARGET AREA

Core, Obliques, Spine

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

A lot of people mistake the core as the abdominal muscles only. Truth is, there is a lot more than just a six-pack that defines a strong core. The pelvic floor muscles and deeper transversus abdominis muscles can weaken and if left in their weakness, often contributes to poor posture, lower back pain and worse, incontinence & even uterus prolapse, especially for women post-pregnancy. Don't wait till it happens! Work on it while you can.

THEME

PRESS ON TOWARDS THE GOAL

TARGET AREA

Legs

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

Wondered what the difference is between Warrior 1 and Crescent Lunge? Here, we work through some basic yoga standing poses that you will work your legs and hips.

THEME

BEYOND THE SQUATS

TARGET AREA

Glutes, Legs

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

Our glutes (buttock muscles) work together with your legs to give you the power and strength to walk, run and get active! More often than not, when we think of shaping the bottom, we think 'squats' but in this class, we show a Grace-flow way of getting the same results!

THEME

KINGDOM INHERITANCE

TARGET AREA

Back Bends/Heart Openers, Lower Back, Spine

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

2 Blocks

DESCRIPTION

Often, people struggle with back bending poses because they think it's all about the lower back. This class gives you the fundamentals to help you get into deeper back bends by focussing on opening up your heart - bending your whole spine.

THEME

BE TRANSFORMED

TARGET AREA

Legs, Obliques

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

If you've heard of the benefits of yoga for improved digestion, then this lesson will unravel the mysterious and theories of why and how. Learn how to twist while protecting the lower back.

THEME

TAKE HIS YOKE

TARGET AREA

Neck & Shoulders

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

The neck and shoulders are often the tension indicators causing discomfort, feelings of fatigue, anxiety and headaches. Learn how to release tension through stretching and how to build strength in these muscles while meditating on taking the easy yoke of Jesus.

THEME

MEMBERS OF THE BODY IN CHRIST

TARGET AREA

Full Body, Ankles, Arms, Back Bends/Heart Openers, Core, Feet, Glutes, Legs, Lower Back, Obliques, Spine, Wrists

EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL)

None

DESCRIPTION

Now that you've learnt all the basics, it's time to stitch all you've learnt. Congratulations, GxS Warrior! In this class, we'll cover a complete body flow hopefully engaging all the right muscles and stretching tight ones. Expect to flow with a smile!