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Yoga

We have a range of classes and sessions for beginners and advanced students. Classes follow the school term dates. Teachers run their own businesses out of Lazuli, class prices are under each Teachers profile

For more information call Melina on 0422 814 385.

Our Yoga Teachers

Chitra Stern - Yoga
Chitra offers a beautiful flowing class sharing her years of experience and knowledge gained traveling regularly overseas to study and go on retreat. Chitra donates the proceeds to charity currently it's being given to the Daylesford Dharma School.  Teaching Monday and Wednesday 9.30 Cost is by donation with a recommendation of $15
ph 0411 195 695

Melina Strachan
Melina is a Massage Therapist, Naturopath and Student Yoga Teacher bringing her 20 years in the health industry to her Women's hormone balancing Yoga class. Teaching Saturday mornings 9 - 10.15am Cost $15 casual $135 for a 10 pass card
ph 0422 814 385

Susie Verity
Susie is an experienced yogini studying yoga for many years before sharing her knowledge in a teaching capacity. Susie will share with us a journey into Yin Style Yoga and Hatha Yoga.  Cost $15 casual $135 for a 10 pass card
ph 0456 598 491

Kellie Youl
Kellie has spent years immersed in the healing arts of meditation and herbal medicine, her dedication to a sustainable lifestyle internal and external shows through in her teaching style. Teaching Monday evenings 6.00pm. Cost $15 casual $135 for a 10 pass card                                                                                                                             ph 0427 537 166  

Suzi Donovan
Suziis an experienced yogini who has taught children, teenagers and adults for many years in Melbourne. More recently, she has specially trained in the Satyananda tradition to teach Yoga Nidra. We are so very pleased to have her join us to teach Yoga Nidra.

Annshar Wolfs
We are so excited to have Annshar join the Lazuli Yoga Team teaching in both Daylesford and Ballarat. she brings with her love, passion and experience for Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar classes are $23 1.5hr
ph 0432 505 463

Jan Tepper
Jan’s extensive experience as a physiotherapist in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and pain conditions gives her a strong knowledge of the body and health issues. Her varied classes offer a balance of strengthening and calming poses with a strong emphasis on self-awareness and just having fun. Jan qualified as a yoga teacher in 2004 to continue her passion for helping people to restore and enhance their wellbeing through yoga. Cost $15 casual $135 for a 10 pass card

Riki Edelsten
Riki has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty years and teaching for the past seven years. She is a certified 500hr Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Pre/Post-Natal Yoga Teacher and has completed a Diploma in Oriental Therapy and Shiatsu Massage. Riki integrates Meridian and Five Element theory into yoga classes, along with Vipassana and Mindfulness meditation techniques, and her love of dance and music.  Riki is passionate about sustaining natural ecosystems and sees yoga as a pathway to create healthy people, communities and environments. 

Class Descriptions

Womens Hormone Balancing Yoga

A gentle nourishing Yoga Therapy Style class that promotes the flow of blood and Chi into the specific endocrine glands and organs that play a key role in hormonal balance.
Whilst simultaneously reconnecting us to the more feminine aspects of our "being" nature, inherent in embodying, feeling, sensing and intuiting on the mat.
Assisting the alleviation of menstrual and menopausal discomfort, such as mood swings, fatigue, PMS, lower back pain, cramps, heaviness, hot flushes, irritability, anxiety and depression.
Helping to cultivate tools that restore a calm and stable connection to our centre, throughout the changing cycles of a woman's life.

Vinyasa Yoga Class

Connecting breath to movement....The focus of this practice is on synchronising fluid movement to the rhythm of the breath. This works to draw the mind to a deeper focus and open to internal body awareness. The breath slows down and deepens, muscles soften, joints open, blood, flows and the cleansing purification process begins. Intro is aimed at those just beginning their yoga journey or those wants to slow things down and hone their practice.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a very broad term that encompasses any of the physical practices of yoga. It can be used to describe every kind of yoga asana practice from Iyengar to Ashtanga and everything that falls between and beyond.  In fact, any of the many types of contemperory yoga that are popular today can be accurately described as hatha yoga.
Given that the word has such an open meaning, what should you expect if you attend a hatha yoga class?Today, Hatha is most often used to describe gentle, basic yoga classes with no flow between poses. Expect a slower-paced stretching-focused class with some basic pranayama breathing exercises and perhaps a seated meditation at the end. Hatha classes are a good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility.

Yoga Therapy

While any type of yoga can bring health benefits, yoga therapy involves employing a variety of yoga practices to try to improve a health condition or to ease a natural process, such as pregnancy or menopause. Among the yogic tools used therapeutically are asana (the physical postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and guided imagery. Although many people don't realize it, yogis also consider diet an integral part of yoga and therefore of yoga therapy.

Iyengar

Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.B.K.S. Iyengar has systematised over 200 classical yoga poses and 14 different types of Pranayama (with variations of many of them) ranging from the basic to advanced. This helps ensure that students progress gradually by moving from simple poses to more complex ones and develop their mind, body and spirit through a step-by-step approach.Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old.