Kundalini Yoga with Mardi MAY
The yogi’s say: “To stay young, stay flexible!”
The practice of Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) uses posture to bring more flexibility to the spine and body, meditation to bring more stillness to the mind, breath to re-balance our systems and mantra to safely stimulate and bring you more health and vitality.
Sometimes relaxing, sometimes a bit challenging, sometimes downright kooky
This inclusive technology of yoga brings about shifts within that you may not even be aware of. During a class you are encouraged, and reminded, to bring your awareness into your body – and make the practice your own, working within your own limits – whatever they are in the moment.
Mardi has been practising Kundalini Yoga since first discovering it over fifteen years ago. In 2016 she took the plunge and completed the training to be able to share it with her community – and loves it!
Easy Kundalini Yoga with Mardi MAY
Designed for those with lesser physical capabilities (or those that love gentle yoga), these classes offer options for practising yoga on a chair or the floor, or a bit of both. Following the structure of a Kundalini Yoga class, but done slower with more attention on listening to your body in each moment.
Students (beginners & experienced) who would like a gentle class, and students that have some physical restrictions (please seek medical advice prior to attending). Students who have trouble getting up and down from the floor are encouraged to practise on a chair to begin – and when you feel your body awareness/ability has increased you may like to move to the floor.
Please note that the Moana venue is upstairs. If you struggle with stairs please see Woodcroft classes for easier access.
A typical class may include:
- ‘Tuning in’ with the Adi Mantra chant (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo)
- Breath practices
- A ‘kriya’ (which is like a prescribed set of body postures and exercises)
- Deep relaxation
- Ends with a projected healing meditation (May the longtime sun – song)
A little bit about Kundalini Yoga
(as taught by Yogi Bhajan)…
You’ll usually find a Kundalini Yoga instructor dressed all in white (including a head covering) and they will direct the class but won’t single you out, or move around the room and adjust you into a posture. During class you are encouraged to work with your body’s uniqueness, and make the postures your own, closing your eyes when you’re comfortable with the exercise, and turning your awareness and attention into your body.
For more information about attending a class, see my blog – Kundalini Yoga Practice Guidelines here
I do have some props (mats and blankets) available, but I recommend you bring your own – so they can soak up your ‘yoga vibes’.
What to bring:
- Yoga mat
- Blanket for relaxation
- Cushion for meditation/sitting if you wish (chairs are provided for chair yoga)
- Water bottle
- An open mind and willingness to give it a go – even when it seems a bit kooky 🙂
I also have a small range of books and equipment available for purchase – credit/debit cards and cash accepted.
Thanks for your interest!
Questions? Here’s the logistics…
Where do I find you, and where should I park?
UPSTAIRS Moana Hall – please make your way to the side of the building and up the stairs. A bathroom and tap water are available at this venue. Plenty of free parking is available – at the side beside the stairs, and a larger park can be found at the beach side exit of the roundabout
Head into Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood/ Community Centre and follow the signage down the back of the building to room 4. Reception is available at the front of the building if directions are needed. A bathroom and filtered tap water are available at this venue. If you are new please allow a little extra time to find your way. Plenty of free parking is available both in front of the community centre, and in and around the shopping centre next door. Please allow a little extra time at peak lunchtimes to find a park and make it to class on time.
Do I need to pre-book?
No, you do not need to pre-pay, however make sure you check the calendar at the top of the page to ensure the class is on. Then you can simply arrive 5-10mins early to your first visit so I can get you registered. Cash is preferred or credit/debit card payments are available.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Yes, you can transfer your ticket/pass to someone else, just let me know. Class passes can also be used by multiple family members/partners.
See below for FAQ’s about Kundalini Yoga….