Yoga Class Guidelines
Each session you will need the ZOOM meeting number. We will use the one meeting number all of the sessions. The ZOOM room will open 10 minutes before the class start time. Please plan to login 5-10mins before each class start time so as to prepare and allow space for any technical issues that may come up.
IF NEW TO THESE CLASSES DOWNLOAD ZOOM
ZOOM is the platform that we connect to for these classes which is very easy to use and is free for participants. If this is your first time participating in these classes using ZOOM, please make sure you successfully download. By clicking on the meeting link your computer should automatically download the application software for you so just follow the prompts. It should only take a few minutes to do this and then once downloaded it will stay on your computer. The ZOOM meeting link for the live classes is posted in the Course Login page.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A warm & quiet space
Cushion/pillow, mat, blanket & anything else to support your body or injuries
You do not need to have the camera on, however if you are wanting me to check anything regarding technique/posture etc you will need to have your camera on. If using the camera you will need to setup your computer and camera so that it can show your whole body sitting in a chair or on a yoga mat. A side ways angle is usually the best. Please make sure you are not too far away and that there is adequate lighting.
I recommend that if your schedule allows for you to attend the live sessions, then you commit to this. However if you are unable, the sessions will be recorded and available up to 7 days after each live session. The recordings will be posted after the live class and can be found on the Course Login page.
Please make sure you disable or turn off all possible distractions such as alarms, mobile phones, home phones, people etc. Please do communicate to family members to not disturb you during this time and prepare your time/space to support your session. This level of care and considered preparation will contribute to the power of your session and impact on the ability for you to de-stress and settle your body.
Being able to offer these classes to you online makes them very accessible, especially with the availability to repeat via the recordings. Committing to your online sessions is important - consider it part of your personalised wellbeing program. Just like you would service your car, your body needs regular tuning up. To help with this commitment to you and your wellbeing, I suggest that you put the classes into your diary/calendar as an appointment. It's your personal time to nourish and recharge your body and being.
Classes are delivered from Melbourne and so the course dates and times are scheduled in Australian Eastern Standard Time-zone (AEST). Please check your own time-zone by using the time converter
SLEEP CYCLE APP
You may like to download and use the Sleep Cycle APP to track your sleep pattern cycles whilst you sleep making it a great tool to compare sleep patterns from day to day, especially when you do Yoga. Whilst many things in our daily living can affect our quality of sleep, by doing a comparison of your sleep cycle before starting a yoga course, with how it is during a yoga course, can give you great insights and inspiration regarding the therapeutic benefits of - The Yoga of Stillness. You can use the free version.
'No amount of money can buy you true settlement in your body or joy in your heart.
The ultimate form of bankruptcy is disconnection from your body & thus yourself'
I have just completed Marika’s 6week yoga course and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that was presented in each session and the unfolding awareness that came thereafter. I find The Yoga of Stillness classes provide the space for me to connect to my body and be able to let go of tension and unwind. I feel the difference in my body after every class especially how rejuvenating and restored I feel.
Marika has a wonderful understanding of Yoga – she presents from her solidness, her presence and the wisdom that she lives. Each class inspires me to bring focus to certain areas in my life. Her guidance and support throughout the 6week course was really beautiful and I highly recommend her course to anyone who wants to re-connect to themselves on a deeper level.
Leah - Accounts Administrator, QLD
I am loving being able to do Esoteric Yoga online. I have missed so many yoga classes due to not being well enough to drive myself or the times were not suitable whilst I have my chemo schedule currently taking priority. BUT, online yoga I've not missed one class even when I was feeling quite unwell and certainly unable to get out of bed to travel to a class.
Thank you for your super loving and professional care during this past year whilst I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The loving, deep and restorative online esoteric yoga sessions remained ever present during my hospital treatments. They fully supported me to rest deeply; from home, no need to travel when unwell, therefore never needed to miss a class!
Fran, Administrator, Sydney
I'm so grateful for the gift of The Yoga of Stillness. I feel like I've really settled into a rhythm with the classes now, and I've been able to surrender and let go much more deeply during the sessions. I am learning to just 'be' with my body and lovingly accept 'what is' and what is coming up to be felt, without reacting to it.
The Yoga of Stillness has given me the tools to be able to deeply surrender my body and to come back to this anytime in my day, and is teaching me that I can be my own practitioner. I feel I'm starting to integrate the essence of the practice into my everyday living now, and I am wondering how I managed before The Yoga of Stillness. The benefits have been truly inspiring.
Agapi, Singer, Melbourne