Our Flow Yoga class is a Vinyasa style of yoga practice, a Sanskrit term that translates to ‘flow’ and refers to a dynamic sequence of movements, synced with the breath.
With an emphasis on correct alignment, body awareness and an understanding of bringing intention to your time on the mat, this class will enable you to build physical and mental strength and stability.
You will develop the capacity to create space and to calm the mind, a skill too often taken for granted in our busy lives.
A slow flow of movement with an emphasis on being fully aware of how each movement occurs and what is happening with each movement. By slowing down and being mindful we can identify areas of imbalance and restriction and work into those areas in a way that works just for us, we are all built uniquely different, understanding our uniqueness is key to finding our true physical, mental and emotional capabilities.
Most of our activities are yang in nature, strong and energetic, go, go, go. To achieve optimum health of body and mind, we need not forget the yin to our yang. Through the practice of long held postures, yin yoga provides that opportunity, targeting the deeper fascia (connective tissue) of the body, nourishing the tendons, ligaments, joints and bones and inviting you to slow down and create a place of calm.
Yin, Release & Restore
A combination of traditional Yin poses and myofascial release techniques. Aimed at releasing tension trapped in the muscles and connective tissue, perhaps as a result of sporting activities or the way we hold stress and anxiety in the physical body. However these practises will benefit far more than the physical body. The mental and emotional body and mind will be left feeling nourished, spacious and free.
Gentle Exercise & Yoga for seniors
An exercise class designed for older adults who may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of a gym setting. We use chairs and props to bring the ground a little closer to us. We focus on improving and maintaining balance and stability, crucial for fall prevention. We aim to improve and maintain strength and posture; we also stretch and practice some relaxation techniques.
Pilates is an exercise class designed to strengthen the entire body, with particular emphasis on deep core, postural and pelvic muscles.
Studio Torus offers a mat based pilates class, utilising body weight and various props depending on the focus of the class.
By performing exercises with control and precision you will develop a stable and strong body, which is essential for injury recovery and prevention.
Physiologically, running will strengthen your cardiovascular system, your muscles, bones and joints, and because we run outdoors you will get your daily dose of vitamin D.
Psychologically, running will build your mental strength and determination and the satisfaction you experience when you achieve a running goal is an amazing thing you can do for your emotional health.
Studio Torus will teach you to run safely by educating and conditioning you on correct technique and a gradual increase of training load. For those who have built a base, you will develop pace and efficiency through technique and drills.
Our running technique sessions and endurance run sessions are suitable for any fitness level, no one will be left behind.
We highly recommend you compliment your running with pilates and/or yoga or some form of strength program.
All running classes are suitable for ages 14 and older, so feel free to sign the teenagers up!
Function, Fitness & Running
Each class covers strength and conditioning specific to running, however these exercises are similar to pilates and will benefit other sporting activities and everyday life. After some strength and conditioning we go over some running gait drills and then finish off with an interval activity. Each class is suitable for beginners to advanced as you can go at your own pace and work to your own potential.
Run Group class
The focus of this class is more on endurance and stamina. Still suitable for beginners to advanced. It's about learning to pace yourself and build efficiency. This means for beginner's there will likely be some walking and there is nothing wrong with that. Learning and conditioning the body and mind to run should be a gradual process. Enjoy seeing yourself improve each week, learn how to push yourself through some discomfort and be able to identify if you're carrying any imbalances that may lead to injury and what we can do to prevent injury. By making the regular commitment to running with others in our classes you will feel a sense of determination and physical and mental strength and stamina.