yoga and pilates
what kind of yoga do you need?
What kind of yoga do you need?
We welcome beginners through to the most experienced yogi. Our teachers are always mindfully present for their students with the intention to create a space where you will always feel comfortable.
Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body, primarily the muscles of the core, which span from your hips to your shoulders. The exercises are performed in a slow, controlled, precise manner with focussed concentration.
The main fitness goals of a mat pilates program include improved flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, sports performance, and body-mind awareness.
Exercises in mat pilates class may use a pilates ring, resistance band, or weighted balls.
A great workout for any age.
Flow yoga is the general term given to any style of yoga asana (postures) in which the practitioner moves dynamically from one posture immediately into another, following the breath. The flowing movements may sometimes be combined with some longer holds of certain postures.
Flow classes are a mix of Vinyasa flows, Hatha poses, meditations and relaxation. As yoga flow is not associated with any particular lineage or tradition, teachers will often be creative with sequencing, either focussing on particular body areas, themes or abilities like strength or balance.
The classes usually begin with gentler movements to warm up the body, then move into progressively more challenging flowing sequences.
A gentle flow yoga is a slower class suitable for those who are newer to yoga, and also for those who are experienced. A strong flow yoga will consist of more dynamic and stronger poses and is more suited to someone who is familiar with yoga poses, and the principles and foundations of yoga
Is your life busy are you constantly on the go, feeling tired in need of some time out?
Yin yoga is a passive practice which involves slow meditative focus and holding poses for longer than a traditional class – generally 3 to 5 minutes. The postures are floor based and often use the support of props. Yin is ideal for stress related conditions, injuries, and for aches and pains in the body. This practice improves mobility and brings a deep sense of calm to the mind and body.
Encourages mindful meditation with eyes closed in a very calm relaxed environment.
Restore draws on subtle movement and static floor-based poses, which are complimented by the extensive use of props such blocks, bolsters and blankets to ensure that the physical body is supported and comfortable. Restore is about slow, gentle, healing movements combined with cultivating inner silence to create deep flexibility through supported postures.
Poses are often held for 5 minutes or more and may include light twists, seated forward fold and gentle backbends.
Restore is ideal practice for stress related conditions, chronic pain, to stimulate the flow of the lymphatic system, increase immunity, encourage the flow of energy, and to ultimately nourish and balance the nervous system.
This practice is suitable for beginners and anyone looking for gentle, relaxing yoga experience.
A vinyasa is series of yoga poses put together in a sequence and these movements are synchronised with the breath. This type of yoga can help to build strength, flexibility and relieve stress. It is one of the most popular styles of yoga because it is gentle but can be ‘strong’, a good mix of yin (female) and yang (male).
A slower paced practice focusing on the mind, body and breath work. The quieter pace of the class allows the teacher to offer alignment cues and for the student to truly get to know their body within each of the poses. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures. ‘Ha’ meaning sun, and ‘tha’ meaning moon, this is a yoga of balance. Hatha classes are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for deep relaxation through the pose of shavasana.
This slower paced practice can still be a physically challenging practice therefore making it suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
Pilates and Yoga classes are held daily at BIG4 Beacon Resort.
Bookings are highly recommended, however you are welcome to attend prior to the start of any scheduled class and participate in that class, where there is sufficient availability and space at our discretion. Book online now.
We encourage you to Download our Mud Day Spa App to book classes, keep track of your schedule, request day spa appointments and more.
Each attendee, including children, must be registered under their own name. When booking online, this will require separate account registrations. You can also book in person over the phone or at reception between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM daily.
ARRIVE ON TIME AND CHECK IN:
Out of respect to your fellow students and the teacher we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your class to allow sufficient time to sign-in and settle. No entry will be permitted after the class has started. If you arrive late, even just 1 minute late then no shala for you.
Casual visitors can book and pay online by credit card. Cash payments are accepted prior to class at the resort reception between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM only.
CANCELLATIONS / NO SHOWS:
We understand that late class cancellations can sometimes be inevitable. As such,
- If you have booked to attend a class and wish to cancel, you must contact us by phone between 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily, at least 60 minutes prior to commencement of class.
- Where the class commences before 8:00 AM, cancellation must be made by 6:00 PM the day before.
- Late Cancellations or No Shows: A penalty of $17.00 per participant per class applies.
ENJOY THE TIME OUT:
For many people their yoga class is the only time in their day when they are able to disconnect. We ask that no mobile phones, smart watches or electronic devices be taken into the shala. If you are unwell, please stay home and rest in order to respect the wellbeing of others.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN:
Please appreciate that our community enjoy a moment of pause before and after classes and keep conversations confined to before the class starts.
HONOR THE SHALA:
Please enter the studio and close the door quietly with respect to those who are already in the room.
RESPECT THE FACILITIES:
We take great pride in being able to provide the facilities that we do for our community. Please be considerate of how you use our facilities and the products we provide, ensuring you leave the space better than you found it for the person who comes after you.
STAY FOR SAVASANA:
This is the most important part of the practice, a time and space for you to absorb all the benefits of the practice. If you are unable to stay for savasana please choose another class when you are able to honor the full length of the practice.
Participating children 5 yrs and older are welcome to attend with a participating adult. Children are asked to respect the Studio and fellow students in the same manner as everyone else.
BIG4 Beacon Resort and Mud Day Spa will make every possible effort to deliver classes and services on time as advertised. However, there may be times when a scheduled class is unable to be delivered.
BIG4 Beacon Resort and Mud Day Spa reserves the right to alter the class schedule at any time.
BIG4 Beacon Resort and Mud Day Spa are not liable to refund, transfer or offer compensation of any kind for classes that are late, changed or cancelled for any reason, or if you are unable to attend a class you haven’t prebooked because it is full.