Wellbeing

Yoga and Pilates

 

 

Why yoga & Pilates?

Why pilates?

Mat Pilates will strengthen your core, tone your body and improve your postural alignment.

Each class will focus on working and toning each part of the body; core, back, glutes, arms or legs to give an all over body workout.

A great workout for any age.

Why Yoga Flow?

Every body can benefit from doing Yoga.  You will build strength, increase flexibility, and quieten the mind.

It's a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.

Yoga has many benefits:

1. Improves Flexibility

2. Builds Strength

3. Increases Muscle Tone and Definition

4. Improves Balance

5. Stress relief

Plus many more..

Why Yin Yoga?

Is your life busy are you constantly on the go, feeling tired in need of some time out? 

Yin Yoga is a peaceful practice designed to calm the mind and release tension from the body.  Lovely long holds work deeply into the body, joints & connective tissue to unlock tension and encourage mindful meditation with eyes closed in a very calm relaxed environment.

Pilates and Yoga classes are held daily at BIG4 Beacon Resort.

For timetable information click here.

 

$15 for a casual class. For information on our Fitness Studio and Yoga & Pilates memberships click here.

Meet Our Team

Mandy Briggs

Mandy Pilates (1)

I began practicing hot Yoga in 2011 – it changed my life – made me calmer, happier, stronger mentally and physically and changed me like no fitness class, gym or amount of running ever did.   After 2 years I loved it so much I wanted to train as a teacher.  In 2013 I flew to Los Angeles to undertake 9 weeks of intensive Bikram Yoga Teacher training.  I’ve been teaching yoga now for 5 years and taken further study to train as a Pilates Instructor and Yin Yoga Teacher.  I love the combination of all 3 styles as they complement  each other beautifully. 

To feel  I am making a difference in my students lives by helping to create a lovely inclusive yoga community here and leave my students after class feeling better, calmer and happier than when they arrived – makes my happy.

One of my favourite quotes is “Never too old, never too sick, never too late to do yoga and start from scratch once again”  All Yoga is good and I believe the future of health and wellness lies in practicing yoga – yoga is medicine.

 

Kirsteen Warrington

Kirsteen Yoga Photo (1)

I have been practicing yoga and meditation on and off for 15 years. I used Yoga alongside my Taekwondo training.  

I'm a black belt and competed in National Championships when I was younger. My proudest moment when I became Australian Champion at age 16. 

I began teaching Taekwondo in Melbourne from the age of 16 and ran 2 classes a week. Teaching children and adults. 

I love the stillness it brings me and the mental clarity and focus. To me Yoga is about quieting the mind, going inwards, peeling back the layers and revealing our deepest truest version of who we are.  

This is not easy but with time and constant practice does get easier.

In 2016 beginning the two year journey with Jill Harris of Yoga Bijam and Kyo Yoga in Ocean Grove. The tradition I am trained in is Vinyasa. 

I love vedic chant and sometimes incorporate this in my classes. I love the healing powers and energy that chanting can have.  

Yoga is a constant journey of self development and growth for me and I can't imagine my life without it.

Yoga is for everyone, all abilities and age. 

"I believe the world would be a much more peaceful place if we all practiced yoga."

 

Charlotte Fraser 

Char

I started my yoga journey with a strong physical practice however with time, further study and motherhood my yoga practice has become less focused on the physical body. As a teacher, I deliver a balanced class focusing on quietening the mind, physical strength and relaxation. My intention is to share my knowledge and experience of yoga, and to encourage self-reflection. I believes yoga helps you get to know yourself and the way you relate to others, and how one lives in the world. Listening to your body, ongoing learning and enjoying yoga are integral aspects to my teaching and practice. My yoga teaching style is best described as fusion yoga as it draws on many different styles and is constantly evolving.

After nearly 20 years of personal yoga practice I know that with yoga, significant positive changes happen over a period of time; and that yoga is a great support in navigating the challenges of daily life. I have more than ten years experience teaching yoga and meditation to adults, children and seniors on the Bellarine; and 15 years experience in teaching and management in education. I hold Master of Educational Studies (with research in mindfulness), BA in Social Sciences, Grad Dip Education, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Diploma of Classical Yoga, Advanced Diploma in Meditation and Counselling, and qualifications in children’s yoga, writing, art therapy, reiki and massage. 

One of my favourite quotes is "Still the mind and the soul will speak." 

 

Pilates and Yoga classes are held daily at BIG4 Beacon Resort.

For timetable information click here.

Studio Etiquette

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. If you arrive late, even just 1 minute late then no shala for you. When you arrive please pay for your class at reception.

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 other students.

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.