Here is an integral and creative approach to the practices of Asana (posture), and Pranayama (breath), Pratyahara (relaxation) over Dhyana (meditation). Students practice yoga stretches, postures and movement, sound mantra, breathing relaxation and sitting.
Emphasis is on breath, connected posture work where the level of physical exertion is generally mild to moderate (in relation to the dynamic or more athletic forms of yoga). Partner work can also form part of the class. Students should feel free to adjust the practices to their situation under Richard’s eye.
HATHA YOGA IN MARIBYRNONG
Richard teaches yoga on Monday evenings at the Maribyrnong Community Centre (formerly the Marie Mill Community Centre) where he has taught since 1988.
INFO AND ENROLMENTS
Commencing: Monday , 12th July, 10 week course.
Beginners: 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Intermediate: 7.45pm – 9.00pm
Costs for 10 classes: $120 / $100 (concession)
MERRI YOGA CLASSES IN FITZROY NORTH
The Merri Yoga classes were founded in 2001. Classes are normally based in the Merri Creek Primary School, Fitzroy North.
Note: Classes are temporarily moved to Green Monday Studios in Carlton
INFO AND ENROLMENTS
CLASS TIME: WEDNESDAYS 5.45pm – 7.00pm – General (Beginners & Intermediate).
VENUE: Rose Room at Green Monday Studios, 73 Grattan Street, Carlton
COMMENCING: 14 JULY, 2021
COST: For 10 week term: $140 / $108 conc. (Health/pension card holders)
A $70/$54 first payment holds your place for the term. The remainder is to be paid by 13 – 17 September.
• Register with QR code – if that’s not possible, register on the sheets provided at the entrance.
• Observe at the downstairs entrance the appropriate restroom for Rose Room participants.
• Check the Victorian Department of Health’s Covid website regarding indoor mask wearing rules, and remember that masks must be carried at all times.
• Students must bring their own mats and yoga props.
• Feel free to bring your own washable floor covering (sheet, rug, blanket, etc.) measuring 1.8 – 2.5m
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Richard’s mature teaching style is a positive, down to earth synthesis of body, mind and spirit arrived at after 40 years’ regular practice, ongoing study and teaching with a clear relationship to the arts and creativity.
Between 1973-1985, he received extensive yoga teacher training under the late Dorotea Mangiamele, founder of Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance. He has taught yoga since 1975.
He is a full member of the International Yoga Teachers Association (I.Y.T.A.). Through his practice of Japanese ink painting and calligraphy brings an artistic and creative dimension to the postures, concentration and flow of energy in these yoga classes.