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Published February 8th 2016
Go from a Human Being doing Yoga, to a Human Being Yoga
Have you been thinking about starting yoga but aren't sure if it's for you? Annerley Community Hub has some new Beginner's Yoga classes running early each Wednesday morning from 6:30am which cost between $5 - $10 depending on what you can afford.
Yoga is a soothing and relaxing style of exercise which can help with your general health, back and muscle issues as well as with feeling calmer and more focussed. There are many styles out there to choose from but teacher, Pam, has a classical approach which is easy for the very beginner to pick up.
The classes are small and intimate in a light and airy hall space. You will find that the high ceilings and fans are wonderful during the summer months and you will warm up with the exercise itself in the winter period.
I found the class to be really calming and enjoyable, with a focus on relaxation and stretching tired muscles. I felt invigorated for the day and ready to work after a quiet and reflective class.
Yoga at Annerley Community Hub - Photo by Kath Chown
Mats and bolsters are provided but feel free to bring your own along and a towel if you feel you need one. I have a mat of my own but they had around 20 ready for students to use. There are bathrooms onsite and lots of local cafes to choose from straight after you finish if you need a cup of coffee, chai or some breaky before you begin your day. I highly recommend Groove Cafe or Dudley Street Espresso.
Annerley Community Hub harnesses the strengths, resources and capacities of local people, including those most marginalised, in order to increase the well-being of the whole community. These classes were an idea which many local community members were keen to see in Annerley and are priced so people can afford to take part, and all funds go directly back to the teacher, Pam, who is also a local community member.