Class Style Description
Our studio provides a variety of yoga styles to suit each unique individual.
No matter how fit or flexible you are, how old or young, whether you are an athlete or more towards the inactive side – there are classes that will suit You.
Classes at The Sanctuary vary from the stillness of meditation to strong and powerful yoga practices. A gentle form of Hatha yoga all the way through to a stronger asana practice with a dynamic flow are offered.
Each class is inspired by all our well-educated teachers and from their individual life and yoga experiences – each teacher will teach in beautifully different styles from one another, yet all our teachers are guiding you with safety, care and caution to make sure you benefit the best way possible from your yoga practice.
We hope these classes will leave you feeling balanced and energised yet relaxed. Our aim is to share yoga and guide you towards a sense of health, compassion and happiness that brings contentment in life.
We have tried to make coming to classes really easy with a heap of classes available seven days a week and bookings and purchases of passes through the international Mindbody system for bookings.
All classes and passes are available for your to book and purchase online. Once you are booked on to a class – incase you need to cancel that class – no worries, but please do so 2 hours prior to class start. Otherwise your class booking will be deducted from your purchased pass.
Make sure to arrive about 10 minutes prior to class start. Arriving on time pays respect to your fellow yoga practitioner and your teacher, as well as for yourself. It also gives you time to set up your yoga nest and get in to your zone, arriving and enjoying even more 🙂 For safety reasons our entrance door will close right on class start time.
Please bring your own yoga mat and two large towels to your class. If you have yoga props, feel free to bring them too as we are working hard to follow the Covid -19 regulations.
We are so looking forward to see you on the mat!
Traditional yoga asanas (poses) spiced with each teacher’s unique approach. A practice that builds strength, flexibility and balance.
Hatha yoga is often considered the foundation of our asana practice (the physical pose practice) and can be taught in a slow gentle way to a more dynamic flow (vinyasa) way.
Hatha yoga uses the asanas (poses) to stretch and strengthen the body together with a great emphasisis on breath awareness. Hatha yoga is largely about moving the body with awareness of the breath, uniting these two forces.
Hatha yoga is practiced to bring balance, mobility, flexibility and a sense of openness for the body, mind and heart. A powerful and often challenging practice, at The Sanctuary we aim to guide each individual to practice at their level of ability while being challenged to explore (with love) further, deeper and, at times, out of your comfort zone – this is where we grow.
Every Sanctuary teacher offers their individual style that is derived from the foundation of the Hatha Yoga teachings and lineage. A Hatha yoga practice may therefore be slow and gentle, deep and strong or more towards a faster vinyasa (flow) practice – depending on each teacher’s approach.
All our classes are set up to guide everyone through the practice regardless of your level of yoga experience, so we do suggest to try the different classes and the different teachers to see what suits you the best at this moment in time.
A Hatha yoga practice is suitable for all levels of students.
Vinyasa Yoga is Hatha yoga taught in a dynamic yoga way with asanas (poses) flowing from one to another – building strength, heat and flexibility.
Some of our teacher’s style of Hatha Yoga is what is often referred to as Hatha Vinyasa or Vinyasa Yoga.
The word Vinyasa means “flow” in Sanskrit. A Vinyasa practice consists of Hatha Yoga poses put together in a sequence that flows with the breath, one pose leading to the next. This practice is dynamic and strong.
Try the different teachers and explore their classes to feel your way into your practice and enjoy the process of finding your individual way of practicing yoga. You will explore that some of our teachers are teaching more a vinyasa (flow) style and others a more gentler version of yoga. Enjoy your exploring!
Yin Yoga takes us deep. The purpose of this practice of long-held poses is to create space and freedom deeper than the superficial muscles. To elongate the deep fascia to assist joint mobility, health and strength. A perfect Yin to your daily Yang!
This yoga practice is the Yin to balance out all the Yang in our life!
The Yang would include all the fast-moving activities such as Hatha yoga, gym sessions, running, surfing and all other fast movements of life.
Through the practice of long-held postures targeting the deeper fascia (connective tissue) of the body, Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones – where many of us experience pain or injury as a result of too much Yang.
The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner is lovingly challenged by the power of the asanas.
Give yourself this opportunity to experience and benefit from Yin Yoga – a perfect complement to a Hatha or Vinyasa flow class and other challenging practices and exercise regimes.
Yin Yoga is suitable for all levels of students and you will be guided to your own individual edge by your teacher so you can benefit the most out of your practice.
Yin/Yang Yoga is a combination of a challenging flowing movement practice and the power of Yin Yoga.
This practice will take you through an organically flowing sequence of moving asanas, where your heart rate will be raised and all your muscles naturally challenged, into the slower and more meditative, yet deep and powerful practice of the long-held poses of Yin Yoga.
The Yang sequences that we start this practice with are largely about challenging your body to move with flow and strength but also with lightness and ease in your movements. It’s about moving your muscles, increasing your heart rate and boosting your blood flow.
The Yin sequences that follow and close the practice are designed to connect you to the deeper parts of the self. We slow down and hold poses for several minutes to elongate deep-set tissues in our bodies and to nurture our mind, calm our heart and integrate the energy flow that we cultivated in our Yang practice at a deeper level within.
Our Yin/Yang Yoga is suitable for all levels of students.
While in a group setting, you will be guided to work to your own individual capacity and edge.
“Soma” is a Greek word for the living body…
Pilates is a holistic form of exercise that is designed to restore the body’s natural strength, undo bad posture, encourage dynamic alignment and increase flexibility and strength. Connecting mind and body. Somatics is a mindful technique, which facilitates greater mind-body integration, ease of movement and freedom in the body!
Within Pilates classes i have often seen that we try to build strength on top of a foundation that needs more freedom, flexibility, and intelligence as its base. Through a combination of Franklin Method ball and Imagery exercises
– Myofascial release
– Somatic Practices such as Bartenieff Fundamentals
– SOMA Pilates will encourage you to increase your sense of awareness, muscular coordination, balance, and freedom in the body.
SOMA Pilates practice is here to encourage you to fundamentally improve how you use and move your bodies. By delving deeper into how we use and move our bodies and what this feels like, brings us into the world of embodiment; in other words, having physical insights that changes the way we move and experience ourselves!!!
This is Amy Thornhill’s love and journey which she wants to share with you during SOMA Pilates. A core strengthening workout that provides overall body strength and improved posture.
A horizontal form of meditation that uses your whole body to develop a deeply focused awareness, leading to complete relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is a deep, ancient relaxation practice where you are guided to focus on your whole body and feel your entire Being. A powerful body and mind connection provides your entire Being with a ‘re-set’.
It is said that thirty minutes of Yoga Nidra provides similar rest and stress relief to an entire night’s sleep.
Enjoy this relaxing yet energy-boosting meditation that gives you a complete sense of rest, leaving you invigorated and refreshed.
Yoga Nidra is suitable for all levels of students.
A mindful practice to journey inward and sit in stillness. In each meditation class you will be guided through the practice to explore and feel You. Maybe your exploration will take you to other places too. Meditation is a beautiful way to take a well deserved pause from our fast-moving life.
There are many forms of meditation practices and many different ways to meditate. Different traditions from around our world provide endless varieties. In our meditation classes we will explore some of the many ways to meditate. These meditation classes are here for you to be guided into stillness.
Whether you are a beginner to meditation or are a regular meditator, this practice is a wonderful way to connect with self and at the same time feel the energy of your fellow meditators in a group setting.
The benefits of meditation are endless and we hope that these classes allow you to enjoy your own inner company and explore your inner world.
Suitable for anyone that would like to learn and feel the power of meditation.
Pricing and Passes
To make sure that our yoga at The Sanctuary is available for everyone, we have a variety of options when it comes to yoga passes. You can choose to simply buy a one off ‘Drop-in’ class pass, an Introduction pass or a Monthly Unlimited pass (not available during Civid-19 time).
We recommend that you start with the Introduction pass. This pass gives you 5 yoga classes to use within 10 days at a cost of $25. The Intro pass is a great way for you to ‘get a feel’ for The Sanctuary and for your teachers. It gives you the opportunity to try different classes and get to know what suits you best.
The Intro Pass is valid for 10 days and cannot be extended after the 10 days. Activation of the pass is at the time of the first attended class. This pass can only be purchased once.
After the Intro Pass you can choose to continue with any of the options below, depending on how frequently you would like to practice.
We have tried to make coming to class really available and easy for you. With many classes per day, seven days a week and all bookings and passes available online.
Need to cancel your class? No worries! Once you have booked yourself in to a class (on your pass or if you have paid for a drop in class), please make sure to cancel that class 2 hours prior to class start. This way your booked class will not be deducted from your pass and you can use it later, within the date of your pass duration.
Please bring your own yoga mat and two large towels to class, if you have any other yoga props feel free to bring them to as we are working hard to follow Covid-19 regulations.
Drop-in to a single class
Valid for 10 weeks - This pass can be extended if you let us know before expiry date.
Monthly Unlimited Pass
Not available during Covid -19 times. Attend as many classes as you like. No extensions available on the monthly unlimited
Intro Pass 5 Classes in 10 Days
Valid for 10 Days. No extensions available on the Intro Pass.
Concession card needed
Concession 10 pass
Valid for 10 weeks. Concession card needed. This pass can be extended if you let us know before expiry date.
Concession Monthly Unlimited
Not available during Covid-19 times. Concession card needed. Attend as many classes as you like. No extensions available on the Monthly Unlimited.