New! Yoga Course – Yoga for Active or Sports Stretch

NEW! Yoga Course – Active Yoga or Sports Stretch helps you learn and master the basics of Yoga for the active or sporty person in specialised classes over 4 weeks.

Lift the spine - builds core strength plus flexibility!

Yoga Sports Stretch – great for guys as well!

Tuesdays 7.25 pm is designed for you if you are an Active or Sport/ Gym person wanting the benefits of yoga. You can be a beginner to Yoga, or refreshing your skills if you have done some yoga before. The level of your yoga doesn’t matter. This is an outcome-based course for the physically active person. The course will take you through the essentials of Yoga for the active body, and I will personalise the poses and techniques to your body. Especially important if you are in training, or have injuries.

My Yoga is an excellent way to continue working your body whilst healing and learning different skills, including proprioception – essential for the active or sports person.

Easy purchase through the online shop here.

Standard Course price is based on attending 1 evening per week – attend 2 per week for a discounted pass.

All enquiries to your expert Yoga Teacher, Susan Wanmer 0410 570 441 susanwanmer@gmail.com

New! Yoga for Beginners, Refreshers Course

NEW! Yoga Course – Beginners or Refreshers in Yoga helps you learn and master the basics of Yoga over 4 weeks of classes.

Milton Yoga Studio, Brisbane. How do you define a BEGINNER?

How do you define a BEGINNER?

Tuesdays 6 pm is designed for Beginners to Yoga, or Refreshers. The course will take you through the Essentials of Yoga, and personalise the poses and techniques to your body. Your age and ability don’t matter, just that you are interested in learning how to do Yoga well and to get the most benefit from your Yoga!

Easy purchase through the online shop here.

Standard Course price is for 1 evening per week – attend 2 per week for an even more discounted pass.

All enquiries to your Yoga Teacher, Susan Wanmer 0410 570 441 susanwanmer@gmail.com

New! Yoga Course – Yoga and Meditations

NEW! Yoga Course – Yoga and Meditations helps you learn and master the basics of Yoga asana plus breathing and meditations over 4 weeks of specialised classes.

Thurdays 7.25 pm is designed for beginners to Yoga, refreshers anyone who wants to use Yoga for Stress Management, calm, relaxation and to integrate physical yoga poses into their wellbeing lifestyle. The course will take you through the essentials of Yoga, including breathing techniques and a different guided meditation each week.

My expertise is that I personalise the poses and techniques to your body. Your age and ability don’t matter, just that you are interested in learning how to do Yoga for relaxation and stress management and to get the most benefit from your Yoga for your one precious life!

Easy purchase through the online shop here.

Standard Course price if for 1 evening per week – attend 2 Course topics per week for a discounted pass.

All enquiries to your Yoga Teacher, Susan Wanmer 0410 570 441 susanwanmer@gmail.com

Yoga BootCamp Goes HOT!

Inviting all Winter Warriors to the upcoming Yoga BootCamp Program 14 – 31 July 2014. Whilst it is not ‘hot yoga’, the room will be warmed and you will work in a way that warms your body from the inside out.

Using Yoga to increase your body’s heat and metabolism, is a sure-fire way to stay  well ver this cold month, and over Winter.  Two Teams for this Intensive that caters for any level of yoga [think Group Personal Training].  contact susan for Your spot at 5.45 am, or 7 am 0410 570 441S

Yoga BootCamps – signing on now!

MENS Flexibility Workout –

Flexibility of Hips, shoulders, back, spine. I ran the Annual Men’s Flexibility Workout/ Workshop today. Always a pleasure! I always work with the group that turns up so that it is pertinent and personalised.

Take the focus off the legs and into the whole body. What is your Spine doing?

Take the focus off the legs and into the whole body. What is your Spine doing?

LEFT: The ‘Before Photo’

However – there are some essentials I cover and these have held true ever since I first started with body-builders way back in Paris, France right up until today. [Today happened to be in Brisbane, Australia]. It holds true because I draw on Anatomically-based stuff, and because – often – men’s bodies have been encultured into tightness through the hips, legs and shoulders due to the sports and activities they have done when young.

The focus today was centred around the lower back and hips, and ‘lifting tall’ through the spine.  My group checked out each other’s spines as to the curves, then sat tall to feel the work needed from the core. Then we moved through forward bends and twists using the lifted spine.

Below: The After Photo – Lift the Spine!

Lift the spine - builds core strength plus flexibility!

Yoga BootCamp – great for guys as well!

As forward bends create tightness through the front of the hips, we put some yogic thigh stretches in, lying back – or lying back supporting the body on an elbow. Did you know that the knee should stay to the floor for protection of the knee joint, but pushing the hip forward works the thigh more?

Moving up to shoulders we actually tied the wrists together behind the back using a strap, and then worked the forward bends with strong hands, pushing from sternum, through the arm and away from the body with hands.

Little tips like working the lower body when twisting – making sure the hips move in the opposite direction to the shoulders, can create a big difference to the body’s flexibility, whether seated or standing.

We finished with some assistance from each other, in dog pose with the partner drawing back and tractioning the spine. That allowed the bloke in dog pose to lengthen and traction the spine – and to pick up the hips and pelvis alignment once again. It’s harder to wrap your head around this when upside down! Ever done that and noticed how much more it works the legs?

Great work guys! Well-earned Savasana [relaxation] at the end. And – a true bunch of gentle  men = gentlemen in the way you worked with yourselves and the guys you were giving feedback and tractioning to. GREAT Yoga today :).  

Yoga Programs available, and e-courses available if you are not based locally or can’t attend my Brisbane Yoga Studio at Milton.  Susan Wanmer  – susanwanmer@gmail.com or phone [Australia] 0410 570 441.