Amber: Mon 9.30am
SOUL somatics supports deep rest, rejuvenation and release through embodied movement, yoga, visualisation and breath. The intention of this practice is slowing down and being a home for wellbeing & acceptance to thrive.
Amber has trained in dance, yoga and somatics and guides gently, intuitively and compassionately.
Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
This class would particularly suit those who feel like the need to deeply rest or are experiencing injuries or health challenges.
Core Flow Yoga
Hannah: Mon 5.45pm
Hannah’s contemporary take on Hatha yoga incorporates Pilates-based exercises and has a strong focus on alignment, strength, breath and ultimately, flow. The class begins by moving through a series of floor-based asanas to build core strength and to slowly awaken both the body and the mind, transitioning into a slow flowing standing series before winding down with deep relaxation.
Carissa: Mon 7.15pm + Thurs 6pm
Carissa will lead you through a class that focuses on mindful active movement with breath awareness. A combination of flowing and held postures will have you shifting your energy and building strength and flexibility. By connecting body, breath and mind you can allow yourself to bring more balance to your life both on and off the mat.
Chi Kung (Qi Gong)
Willa: Tues 9.30am Fri 9.30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system which combines gentle physical movements, breathing techniques and focused intentions, to cultivate and move Qi (life force or vital energy) throughout the body.
Together the exercises promote self-healing and health maintenance through relaxation, healthy breathing, good posture and meditation.
The morning classes are based on the Elemental Chi Kung series. Elemental Chi Kung (Qigong) is an easy, gentle form of exercise that will keep you agile, flexible and in the flow of life. Encourage healthy qi flow throughout the body - leading to improved or enhanced health, the maintenance of good health and the healing of illness. A meditative body-mind class that encourages connection between the body-mind and a deeper connection to self.
Suitable for all fitness levels these classes are for anyone looking for a simple practice to increase energy and sense of wellbeing.
Feldenkrais Method - Awareness Through Movement
Tom: Tues 11am till Tues 24th September. Then next block 15th Oct - 3rd Dec
Have you ever wondered how children move with so much freedom and ease? And why as adults we often hold pain, stiffness and tension in our bodies?
Does it need to be that way?
What is The Feldenkrais Method (R)?
It's a form of movement education which:
-Identifies inefficient habitual patterns
-Breaks them apart and
-Replaces them with optimal patterns unique to your specific body
These classes will take a journey through some early developmental movement patterns. Stuff you may not have done since you were a child. This will help you to...
-Increase pleasure and yumminess in your movement
-Improve your flexibility
-Reduce or eliminate pain
-Improve your balance and posture
-Develop greater coordination and body awareness
Special Price for 5 classes $70 or use your SOUL Class Card.
Register now: info@soulcentre
Ask Tom questions:
022 371 0657
Patrick: Tues 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Patrick has been a movement creator for many years - inspiring others to move through life with more ease and grace. Come and experience his class at SOUL on Tuesday mornings for the next 2 weeks.
Here is what Patrick says about his class......
"I am really passionate about this class and all the ones who had a taste of it already; loved it.
It takes the cobwebs out of your body and mind, brings energy through your body and you’ll feel very warm, happy and empowered at the end. After we warm up, we build safe movement pathways by merging different disciplines or core aspects of Contemporary Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais.
Once we have pathways, I then will work with you on the magic aspects; opening up to gravitational and centrifugal forces, kinetic energies, movement transitions from the floor into standing into the air and back again. I call it: “The recycling of energy.”
Once you are flying, I help you build little movement phrases and we stitch them all up into a bigger one, so we will create our own unique dance as a group at the time.
It always changes, like life. "
Cacao + Meditation
Willa + guests: Tues 6pm
Ceremony is about coming together with an intention and purpose - we gather to rest from the outside world and tune in with who and how we are. Cacao enhances our receptivity to the magic held within ourselves. She is a soft yet powerful plant-teacher, helping us open our hearts, which aids us to approach life through a lens of compassion and joy. The best way to know what cacao can offer you is to experience it yourself. She supports us wherever we are in life, however we are feeling, and is a safe experience for all.
A beautiful way to spend a Tuesday evening, as we sit in circle with this delicious plant medicine, in meditation with our breath and with each other. Because it's always better with chocolate!
Tatiana: Tues 7.30pm
Ashtanga yoga links the breath, physical poses and concentration in a flowing meditation. The practice generates heat which cleanses the body of toxins allowing it to become light and strong. Suitable for beginners wanting a more dynamic yoga practice, or for intermediate level students. The practice focuses on the primary series of Ashtanga yoga.
Brittany: Wednesday 9.30am
Pilates is a mat based workout, focused on increasing strength and stability while maintaining safe postural alignment. This hour-long class will move through a series of exercises with strong emphasis on breath, engaging all muscle groups and encouraging flow and control within each movement. Over time, a Pilates practice effectively results in a balanced, stronger, leaner body.
Willa: Wed: 6pm
Drawing on the developmental postures of Shin Somatics, Skinner Releasing principles and somatic practice these classes focus on opening and lengthening the body and quietening the mind. Based on the founding principle of Yoga – to create balance - we begin with balancing the nervous system and endocrine system, using asanas and pranayama inspired for healing and inner reflection. Help manage stress, learn to wind down and create a space to just be in your body. This is a transformative practice. Also suitable for those new to yoga, recovering from illness or injury, those in the later stages of the life cycle, or those in HOLIDAY MODE, also helpful for post-natal mums. Shin Yoga will move gently through the postures with a focus on healing, restoration and revitalization.
A deep form of somatic embodiment practice that resonates with rest, rejuvenation, release and BEING. Willa gently guides you through embodiment practices resembling yoga, gentle movement, breath and flow. You will feel embraced, held and supported on your journey as we explore opening, enlivening and unfolding.
Strength and Surrender
Willa: Wed 7.30pm
A Vinyasa style yoga class with roots in Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa flows. Wilhemeena's classes invoke a connection to nature and a somatic sensability as we breathe, open and integrate together. Leaving you feeling in your body, alive and restored.
Hatha Flow Yoga
Melissa: Sat 8am
Hatha Yoga is an ancient holistic system of health and self-development that begins with the body as a practical way to affect all aspects of ones being on both the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Hatha Flow is a combination of dynamic, energizing sequences of postures for strength and flexibility, rejuvenating flows for deep release and relaxation, moving into still postures for longer periods. Breath and movement are linked together to create flowing sequences of related asanas, which helps to rejuvenate the body and release mental and emotional tension, inducing deep relaxation as awareness of breath, body and mind becomes integrated.
Integrative Yoga + Yoga nidra
Charlotte: Fri 6-7.30pm
Relax and unwind with a gentle and restorative practice composed of meditation, asana, pranayama and yoga nidra. learn to feel a deep sense of peace. Suitable for beginners and people of all ages.
Sun 7-8.30pm - please check the events schedule
Join us for our wonderful and uplifting evenings of kirtan with guests such as Franko Heke, Emma Skellern, Aimee Glucina -Stevens , Kiri Schumacher – Sunday's at Soul. No need to book just drop in at 7pm - make sure you check the event schedule as sometimes we have other events. You don’t need to be a good singer, just up for a good time with like minded beings! $15 or koha on the night.
Kirtan is a very simple & powerful way to meditate. It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody & rhythm. Singing is the heart of kirtan, and no one cares what you sound like! You can even come to lie on your mat & bath in the sound.
Contact Improvisation is a dance technique where points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement exploration and improvisation. It is a profound technique that helps us unwind for a moment from our high-tech, low-touch society and come back to the realities of our bodies for connection, touch, healing and dancing.
A bi-weekly jam is held here at SOUL to explore, meeting and being with, holding and being held. Movement, touch, momentum, gravity, surrendering to the earth and playing with flight...
$10 minimum donation
Skinner Releasing Technique
These classes will introduce a meditative mindfulness movement practice, teaching us how to release old postural habits and experience new ways of moving with efficiency and ease. Experience creative movement, deep meditation, partner-work and body awareness, as part of a fluid way of developing a more integrated sense of moving and being. No dance experience necessary, just a willingness to experience your body in a new way. Students have reported feeling more creative, more energetic, more relaxed, with easier and deeper sleep.
Releasing postural tension patterns, Releasing the breath, Releasing energy flow, Releasing effortless dancing + moving, Releasing creativity
A transformative movement, awareness and bodywork practice. Classes unfold around the simple principle that when we practice letting go of habitual holding patterns we can move more freely, efficiently and powerfully.
Private yoga classes offer people the opportunity to align the body, mind and emotions in a private space with undivided guidance and teaching. Regardless if you are a complete beginner or wanting to move deeper into your personal practice, private classes offer a space for you to do so at the level appropriate for your health and physical ability. There is plenty of opportunity for questions, explanations of practices taught and the space to go over anything that you may be having difficulty with in classes or your own practice. The class can be dynamic and flowing; gentle and restorative, or a mixture of both. You may set the pace and direction of the class according to how you feel on the day. Our teachers will guide you through a practice that includes postures, breathing and deep relaxation or meditation to facilitate openness and total wellbeing of body, mind and spirit. For those who are new to yoga, private classes are a wonderful way to learn yoga practices at your own pace in a private peaceful space where the teacher is there just for you.
Private Pregnancy Classes
Spend an hour with Wilhemeena Monroe as she takes you through a program designed to bring you peace, harmony and gentle asanas and breathing techniques to help you centre on your self and your baby. Add an extra ½ an hour for a cranio treatment or Birth into Being session and you will be feeling blissed from top to toe and walking away with program in hand to practice at home. Gift vouchers for this luschiousness are also available.
CLASS PRICING AND PACKAGES:
INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL: Two weeks of unlimited classes for $30. Try all the different types of classes we offer to find the one that fits your style and fitness level best, or just take as many beginning classes as you can and really start to get comfortable with the basics! Whatever you do, this offer will allow you unlimited access to all our yoga and pilates classes, giving you plenty of choices, and total freedom to create a schedule that works for you.
*Offer is good for students new to SOUL classes, one time only
$18 Casual Classes
$15 Student/Senior Casual
10 Class Card $160 - Student/ Senior $120 (expires after 3 months)
5 Class Cacao Class $70
5 Sauna Sessions: $150
10 Sauna sessions $250
1 month unlimited: $155 - $38.80/week
3 Month unlimited : $396 - $35/ week*
SILVER - 6 Month unlimited: $777- $30/ week*
GOLD - 12 Month unlimited: $1444 - $28/ week
Private Sessions/classes: 60 mins , 90 mins
Single Session $100, $150
10 Session Pass: $850, $1250
Holistic Somatic Coaching/ Mentoring Programs - on request.
MOVING TOWARDS CENTRE: This package is an individualised selection of classes, workshops and delicious body therapies to endorse, enhance and facilitate a natural moving towards balance and vitality within ones creative, intellectual and physical bodies. Working with a personal lifestyle consultant we will help you find move towards work/life balance, vitality and bliss. POA