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NEW STUDENTS 

NEW STUDENTS 

Face-to-Face  classes have resumed.

With a new class just added Monday 7.30pm, there are now 6 course times to chose from

We warmly welcome new students to Hamilton Yoga

We warmly welcome new students

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around Newcastle. Our popular Introduction to Yoga Course offers excellence in teaching at great value. 

The course has been refined through decades of yoga teaching experience. David and Amanda each have more than 20 years, so you can be confident you are in expert hands. 

It is also perfect for keen students as a base for progress  to the advanced levels

Start noticing improvements in physical skills and sense of well-being with consistent attendance and applied effort.

 

  • Comprehensively introduces the fundamentals
  • Progresses sequentially, week by week developing and building elementary concepts and asanas (yoga postures) 
  • Students should aim for attendance at least once a week 
  • Is tailored to people of average health and ability
  • Is designed to be challenging, build skills and confidence
  • Allows time for learning and consolidation
  • Classes run for  1 hour. 
  • Covers standing and seated poses, twists, backbends and  shoulder-balance, concluding with  relaxation
  • Leads into the Level 1 syllabus usually after 2 courses (for those who are ready)
  • It is a myth that you need to be flexible to do yoga
  • Our ‘Introduction to Yoga’ syllabus is tailored to people of average health and flexibility
  • No special abilities are required 
  • Perfect for new students with no yoga experience and those with only a little yoga experience
  • Perfect for those who are new to Iyengar Yoga and those wishing to recommence yoga after a break. 
  • Extremely keen students who attend more frequently develop greater clarity in action. It is an excellent base camp to prepare for the summit. 

Whilst learning poses you will be introduced to some fundamental yoga philosophy. It is taught in a way that is practical and experiential. Authentic yoga is an ancient discipline that emerged in a period of great enquiry into the nature of existence. It evolved as a tool to help bring clarity and contentment as we navigate through life. It is a physical practice, but it is so much more… 

Iyengar Yoga is a brilliant method that is infinitely adaptable to any student’s requirements. It is intelligent and inclusive, and for this reason it is loved and practiced world-wide. 

1. Enrol online or by calling reception. All classes are capped so booking is essential. Create an account. Once logged in you can purchase  passes and reserve classes. 

2. Arrive 10-15 minutes before your first class to meet your teacher and fill out a registration form. The studio opens 15 minutes before start time. It’s very pleasant to have time to stroll in, set up and lie back quietly before class.

You need to pre-book the classes you wish to attend, as there is a limit on the number of students permitted in the room at one time. 

All equipment is provided, but we recommend you bring your own mat if possible. We have some mats available for purchase at reception. 

Sometimes during business hours it can be harder to find a car-park. (There are always spaces further around on Gregson Park)

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA COURSE

Courses are only $18/week. To enrol in the course,  payment is required in advance. 

They  include 1 face-to-face class in the Studio & unlimited virtual classes. 

 Suitable for absolute beginners, those new to Iyengar Yoga, those with only a little yoga experience and those wishing to recommence yoga after a break. 

We welcome keen students to start any time.

Late enrolments are charged pro-rata at $18  per week remaining. Pro-Rata is not available online. Please contact reception for your discount to be applied.

Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.

Term 3 Introduction to Yoga 6-week courses start from July the 20th

BEGINNERS YOGA COURSES

BEGINNERS YOGA COURSES

 

1 IN-STUDIO CLASS PER WEEK

UNLIMITED VIRTUAL CLASSES INCLUDED*.

TERM 2

 4-WEEK BEGINNERS YOGA COURSES have commenced 

Keen students can join anytime.

Please contact reception for pro-rata pricing

TERM 3

 6-WEEK BEGINNERS YOGA COURSES 

Start from July 20th

BOOK NOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Book Here for Term 3  July 20th – We will run a 6 week course to August 30th

Mon 7.30-8.30pm

Starts 20 JULY

Tues 7.30-8.30pm

Starts 21 JULY

Weds 5.30-6.30pm

Starts 22 JULY

Fri 10.00-11.00am

Starts 24 JULY

Sat 11.00am-12.00

Starts 25 JULY

Sun 4.00-5.00pm

Starts 26 JULY

Covid-19: Things you need to know relating to physical distancing and hygiene procedures at Hamilton Yoga 

We are happy to chat and answer any questions you have. Please feel free to call reception

50+ Yoga / Introduction to Yoga 

RESUMING July 23rd
Mature beginners wanting to start a little more slowly can attend the 50+ class as part of the Introduction to Yoga Course. It follows the same curriculum but proceeds at a more leisurely pace. This is a good class for people who are working with minor injuries also. Once your confidence, understanding and skill grows, you can venture into the other Introductory level classes.

 

 “The depth of knowledge and experience the teachers at this school have is unsurpassed in Newcastle ( and probably most other places too). Individual adjustments provided during classes to ensure proper alignment. A very welcoming space.’  Sue F.

“I feel challenged and cared for every time I go to yoga here. I highly recommend it!”   Theresa A.

NEW TO IYENGAR YOGA

We welcome all new students who have a background in other yoga methods, and hope that in coming to our school you bring an open mind to learning and experiencing Iyengar yoga.

“Hard work and humility are essential for spiritual sadhana.” (BKS Iyengar)

Iyengar Yoga is a profound and inspiring practice. Our curriculum aims for all students to have a working understanding of foundation poses. Students can be introduced to the more complex and challenging asanas once this is established.

 The best place for new students not coming from an Iyengar background is to enter the school through the Introduction to Yoga Course. You can work your way up through the levels at Hamilton Yoga, placing your existing experience into a new context as you progress. 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few” Shunryu Suzuki

Before you commence Level 1 ‘Foundation’ you need have learned and practised going into and setting up for specific poses, which are all taught at our Introductory level.

The pre-requisite for attending Level 2 ‘Developing’ is a minimum of 1 year’s regular attendance in Level 1 ‘Foundation’ classes. We take our responsibility for your wellbeing seriously, and seek to ensure that you have an understanding of the foundation poses before bringing you into an advanced level class. This also enables the students in the advanced classes to focus on the challenging work they are doing.

For advanced students, going back to beginners can be a humbling experience. We appreciate those students who come with an open mind – the challenge as always is to put down what we know, so as to experience what is before us. 

The only way our teachers can make an accurate assessment of your capacity for the advanced levels is to see you in action. Styles of yoga can vary considerably 

 

“Just want to say I have tried other yoga places, but no other place compares to Hamilton Yoga. The instructors are all professional, helpful, kind… They are knowledgeable about: the history of lyengar yoga, different poses, how to progress poses, & how to give individual support… 
& are open & welcoming to everyone.”
Mike H

CLASSES AND LEVELS

Our classes are offered over four terms each year, much like the school year. Within the four terms we run courses at all levels. In term breaks we offer an amended class schedule.

Students are encouraged to enrol in our 10-week courses, or attend regularly as members. Hamilton Yoga’s progressive curriculum has been developed to enable consistent students to progress steadily.

 

Students may attend most of our classes on a casual drop-in basis however, as we acknowledge that the realities of life do not always allow regular attendance.

We teach daily classes at all levels, from beginners to advanced in Newcastle NSW. Learn and develop at a steady pace from commencement as an absolute beginner through to the experienced practitioner levels. We have a progressive syllabus and run more like a school than a gym. 

COMING TO CLASS

Before you come to class:

  • Allow 3 hours after a meal before coming to class.
  • If you are a new student please arrive 15 minutes before class start time to register.

Arriving at our studio:

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the starting time.
  • The reception doors will open 15 mins before each class.
  • Please wait outside quietly until the class inside finishes.
  • Please be mindful of noise levels in relation to our neighbours in the early and late hours
  • Please remove your shoes in the reception area and place them beneath the bench-seats.
  • There are pigeon holes provided for your shoes and belongings in the change room.
  • A change room is provided as well as two external unisex toilets which are also available for changing.
  • Please leave your drink bottles outside of the yoga room as it is not necessary to drink during the class. There is filtered water provided in the change-room. 

Equipment, clothing:

  • Equipment is provided for Beginner students, but we now strongly recommend you purchase your own mat. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in.
  • Footless tights or shorts are great. Baggy pants are not really recommended as we like to see your knees and ankles!
  • Dressing in layers is great as you will warm up and cool down.
  • The studio has a/c and ceiling fans.

Personal information:

  • New students will be required to fill out a form notifying teachers of pregnancy or any injuries or medical conditions that may affect your participation in class.
  • It is important to let the teacher know prior to each class also of any injuries that might be affecting your practice on that day (even if you have written them down previously).
  • All information is treated in confidence.
  • Please feel free to discuss any condition in further detail by phoning us prior to attending class.