It can sometimes be tough to meditate without a teacher or a guide. Being guided helps to provide direction and allows for an effortlessness that may be difficult to achieve on one’s own. This makes these sessions especially useful if you have little or no experience. In these classes our teachers offer gentle guidance and wisdom through the use of various meditation techniques.
Sound has the ability to powerfully shift our state of consciousness, change our brain chemistry and bring us into the present more fully and meaningfully. This is all important for our wellbeing and joy as human beings. For this practice we play different music and audio frequencies through wireless headphones to help focus the mind and relax the body, taking you on a journey of inner exploration.
“music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs the heart” William Shakespeare
Music producer Mayhills mixes live ambient beats for a 40 minute electronic sound journey meditation. Intune (live) is a transporting experience that creates the space to feel more deeply helping to inspire.
So much of our energy is used in communicating with the external world. Inward is a silent/ non-guided meditation practice that encourages the inward flow of energy to help create space for reflection. Even though meditation is an individual practice at the heart, by coming together as a group, the collective resonance effect helps strengthen our focus and motivation. Meditation may feel deeper as we tap into profound silence and connection without outward communication.
Ancient meditation traditions knew that the breath and the mind are very closely linked. It was taught that prana, the life force energy circulating through us, can be cultivated and channelled through pranayama or specialized breath techniques. Invigorate is a class dedicated solely to the practice of conscious breathing. This class will elevate mind and body, unlock stuck energy, and assist in the awakening of vibrant awareness, leaving you to feel clear and energized.
Mndful flow is a contemporary Vinyasa practice. For these classes our space is slightly warmed of no more than 30 degrees using far infrared heating technology. Classes are based on the principles of breath, movement and awareness. Moving at a steady pace you will progress through different postures while feeling supported in listening to your own needs moment to moment. This class welcomes beginners through to those with more experience.
60 minutes [warmed]
mndful flow (in circle) is an authentic and wholesome experience of unity - in this class we come together and practice yoga in a circle. Facing each other allows us to embrace the collective experience more deeply.
Classes are based on the principles of breath, movement and togetherness, all weaved in through the use of more traditional music/chants and sacred sounds.
This class is warmed and illuminated with deep orange light.
60 minute mndful flow plus Ginseng tea.
Ginseng is a traditional Chinese herb that has been used for centuries. Ginseng has been shown to brighten the eyes and open the heart, allowing our mind to stay clear. When the heart opens and the mind quiets, the nature will be expressed and we are able to display sure purpose, will, and courage, able to accomplish great things.
60 minutes [Warmed]
Insync is a weekly celebration; a way to come together and mindfully move to strategically crafted playlists that sync beats to asana. Music varies from experimental and ambient, to electronic dance music and tribal beats. The beat becomes our tool for focus, timing of the breath and supports a journey of deep energetic connection. In this class our room is illuminated with a specific colour helping to enhance mood and energy.
60 minutes [Warmed]
Traditionally, the purpose of yoga (asana) is to make the body healthy and stable for meditation. Integrate combines both our mndful flow and instil meditation. 50 minutes of yoga asana to help ease your body and mind, providing an optimal environment for meditation (25 minutes).
75 minutes [warmed]
Yin is a nourishing, soft and meditative yoga practice. Yin yoga works deep into our body to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility; this is done through a series of long- held, supported poses combined with breath and awareness.
Yin is a restorative class that encourages deeper relaxation and improved energy flow. In this class we use an orange light to illuminate the room which has a strong mood enhancing ability.
In sound healing, Julian uses a variety of sound modalities, (yoga nada) and techniques in order to restore the body’s vibration to its natural harmony and balance. Each part of our body, including the chakras (energy meridians), resonate at different frequencies. A variety of sounds are played into and around the body in order to cleanse, tune and restore the person to their optimal state of vibration.
We are made of light (energy) and sound (vibration), and the experiential process of Sound Healing reintegrates and recalibrates these aspects back into healthy alignment. Sound healing is a deeply relaxing and peaceful experience for the body, mind and spirit.
During opening hours our studio is open for self-guided meditation practice when classes are not in session. This service is a free offering for members of cntre space or a $10 drop in rate for non- members. Our headphones and seats are also available to use during these times.
We want to encourage people to develop a consistent meditation practice even among their busy lifestyles. Part of establishing a routine is providing ourselves with a favourable environment. Our peaceful abode promotes a mood of comfort and harmony so you can “turn on, tune in, drop out” more often.
If you would like to utilise open space, you are required to make an appointment. These appointments are for 45 minutes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.