All of the Yoga classes at the Hawthorn Malvern Yoga Centre offer a systematic and progressive approach at the appropriate level. All classes are carefully structured so that students learn how to practise properly and progress in an effective way. Students can attend casually or take our 5 or 10 Week course. Students can move between courses within their level throughout the Term.
BEGINNER 1 YOGA
For those new to yoga. HMYC takes the student through the basic yoga poses and how to do them properly. Course also teaches relaxation and Yoga breathing. (non-refundable & non transferable)
BEGINNER 2 YOGA
For students having completed a Beginner 1 course or equivalent. A good solid Yoga class consolidating and refining the basic poses, whilst exploring new ones. A dynamic class but not over challenging (non-refundable & non transferable)
First time at HMYC?
- Please do not eat 2 hours before a class.
- Wear loose or stretchy clothes that are comfortable, cool and allow you to move freely are best.
- Water bottle and/or small towel are highly recommended.
- Arrive five to ten minutes before class.
- Please ensure your mobile phone is off for the duration of your class.
- Inform your teacher if you are menstruating, pregnant or have any injuries.
- All ages and levels of fitness welcome!
BEGINNER 2 / LEVEL 1
This is a NEW transitional level, joining Beginner 2 and Level 1.
The class sequence will entail full sun salutations, a greater range of standing postures and backbends.
A good class for anyone wanting to stretch and open the body. (non-refundable & non transferable)
LEVEL 1 YOGA
For students having completed a Beginner 1 & 2 courses and looking to progress with their yoga practice. Level 1 at HMYC introduces students to performing powerful backbends, strong arm balances and deep hip opening poses. Whilst challenging at times, Level 1 is also great fun and offers an exciting new reportoire of dynamic yoga moves. (non-refundable & non transferable)
ADVANCED YOGA (LEVELS 1.5 - 2)
For students with 18-24 months consistent yoga experience. Level 1.5 will teach the full inversions. Level 2 (practise of inversions essential) In these levels HMYC teaches the student the practice of deeper backbends, forward bends, inversions and variations. (non-refundable & non transferable)
RELAX + RENEW (Prenatal)
All students are welcome to our Relax + Renew Course, however, it's especially beneficial for women in the different cycles of menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. This class is a panacea for developing a harmonious relationship between mind, body and spirit.
An ‘easy does it’ class using supportive poses to open up various parts of the body, enhance respiration, digestion, circulation and steadiness of mind. Emphasis on supported and restorative postures to energise the body and calm the mind. Our teacher Jacqui is a highly experienced prenatal Yoga instructor. (non-refundable & non transferable)