The Yoga Sanctuary has been providing courses for people who want some guidance on yoga and meditation for well over a year now and they can only be described as a force for good.
My teacher is Jill and she has an inner calm and a poise which perhaps you would expect and all of us want to emulate. She tiptoes across the room as if she is walking on air. She makes sure the doors are shut tight. The noise dies down and she sits cross-legged in front of us. She puts on soothing music and smiles graciously before starting her yoga lesson, in a calm and welcoming voice.
There are many programs to suit all levels - with one just starting up the 15th of September from 10.30 - 11.30 am. A six-week course costs as little as $99 and believe me, it is worth every penny for the feeling of wellness and calm they give you. But you can join at any time and all you have to do is go to the website and look at what is on offer. You can do so HERE.
The exercises vary every week. Some are more challenging then others but the secret, which Jill is happy to remind us, is that we should do only what our body is capable of and to practice some or all of them at home, whenever we can. Yoga is very much a way of life rather than a one-hour a week solution but being part of this class gives you all you need to carry on healing and wholesome practices at home.
The Yoga courses offer a sense of well-being and calm. They bring to life muscles that have been dormant for a long time. Learning how to combine breath and action is key and this takes time. Jill builds on the skill every week to enable more meditation to go along with the exercises and this is very welcome and confirms her commitment to treating mind and body as one.