ZOUK is a fun modern partner dance that developed from Lambada in Brazil. Characterised by flowing circular movements, wave-like body rolls and dynamic hair flicks ZOUK is a fusion of samba, tango, contemporary and hip hop. Zouk is danced to a variety of exciting popular music. In this class we will learn to dance in and out of contact with others. We will spin, slide, swerve, glide, groove, push, pull and connect. We will develop our sense of touch and learn to communicate through our whole body so that we can dance with grace, creativity, sensuality and freedom of expression. Warning: you may experience good feelings!:)
This hour of dance explores movements and techniques that support dancing in and out of contact.
It is inspired by years of practice in release based technique, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation.
Moving into & out of the floor with ease.
Following momentum, sliding , pouring and directing your energy to dance with flow in solo and with a partner.
A free flowing improvised duet that is dynamic in its constancy of change – following one moment and leading the next, as we ride momentum and use our skeletal structure to offer, assist, support and spiral: above to fly and below to support
|Kimberley||Tue, 18th Dec||11:30 - 12:30|
Come to get crazy with Yael Mahler! Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome. This class combines Latin rhythms & easy to follow moves.
For Zumba class please wear sneakers, super comfortable sport wear, plenty of water, and a huge smile on your face!
Open Studio Time
Open Studio Sessions are available for members to come and move to music provided by one of our Guest DJs. A set list is put together via Spotify or Soundcloud and is pumped out during the session for everyone to enjoy, connect with their body in a way that works for them and groove to the tunes.
Hip Hop / Street Dance
This class will build confidence in a range of styles encompassed within street dance. Foundational elements of Hip-hop including house, poppin’, locking, breaking, as well as freestyle movement will give students the opportunity to develop new movement vocabulary and their own sense of style. Using a blend of funky old-school and modern hip-hop music, the class will focus on rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography. Fun games and activities will be included to build a strong sense of community in the class and help students move past any self-consciousness or frustration to “get it right”. This class promises to be high-energy, creative, and heaps of fun!
Ages 8+ including Adults!
|Kim||Thu, 13th Dec||16:30 - 17:30|
Sattva Yoga Flow
Sattva yoga, as taught by Anand Mehrotra, comes from Himalayan Tantric tradition.
Its a form of Hatha Yoga, using Kriya, breath work, standard yoga poses and meditation for the development of a quiet mind, and relaxation.
Sutible for all levels.
|Eran||Tue, 18th Dec||17:30 - 18:30|
The dance floor is a place to explore! To create! To play and to find Joy! This creative movement experience for ages 5-7 will offer an opportunity for the children to be themselves, be free and grow from their own body’s knowledge of how to move and dance. They will have the chance to “try on” new moves that develop throughout the class and will focus on honouring each individual and the way they express themselves. Using fun, inspiring kids music, this class will be full of games and imagination! Dress to express, and bring your water bottles!
This Belly Dance class will take you on a journey through the East and Middle East incorporating delicious music and movement. We will learn to connect and love our bodies through femininity grounded with a deep connection to the earth.
We will learn to isolate different parts of the body in order to develop coordination and rhythm through a deep relaxation of the body allowing ourselves to naturally flow within the rhythm of music.
Come and experience this amazing journey with an internationally renowned artist who teaches with love and passion.
Ziran Qigong is an internal martial art developed within the Zi Ran Men martial lineage and underpinned by the Taoist 5 Element and Chinese Acupressure Theories. By encouraging understanding of mind and body and the link between the two Ziran Qigong leads to recognition and effective release of stress and tension. The graceful flowing movements of the practice work to improve the flow of Qi through the 8 extraordinary meridians to nourish body systems and restore Yin Yang balance.
This fun fusion class begins with a cardio warm up that develops into a series of strength building exercises and flows into dynamic floor based movement sequences that help to increase body awareness and flexibility. It is a whole body fitness experience informed by anatomical integrity, efficient movement practices and contemporary dance technique. Cardio fusion is a unique and dynamic class for anybody wanting to increase their wellbeing, fitness or dance training. It is designed to help develop strength, agility, fluidity and grace. Its fun and engaging and a great way to break a sweat!
All abilities welcome to this inclusive and explorative class environment. Leggings or long pants recommended and remember to bring your water bottle!
|Tora||Wed, 19th Dec||9:00 - 10:30|
Musical Theatre Jazz
This is a fun, energetic class for lovers of musicals and theatre! It includes movement of classic jazz styles and theatrical dancing.
Jazz Flare is a high energy, fun class with traditional jazz moves blended with flavours of funk, contemporary and theatre. We dance to a wide range of music from pop, RnB to old school so everyone can find their own unique flare and enjoy the essence of Jazz. Come learn some new moves, and if you’re a seasoned dancer, keep that old flare alive!
|Adrianna||Mon, 17th Dec||17:30 - 18:30|
Improvisation Theatre Games
Movement meets imagination, and through form (and a few props) body and soul express themselves in the unfolding play of the empty space.
We can be anything and go anywhere…and through the ‘rules of the game’ we become experts at creating a story with others. We learn how to ‘take focus’ and ‘make an offer’ and we learn to use our bodies as a magical instrument of expression. The gifts of theatre are endless and above all, it’s fun!
Ages 6 – 10
A class to entrain internal flow thru the meridians in and out of the central channel choreographed to the rhythm of the cranio-sacral pump. Reawaken your knowingness of; the beauty of who you really are, grounding, cantering, attachment/detachment. Are we directing or imagining , sensing , exploring ?
|Chad||Mon, 17th Dec||8:00 - 9:00|
Mullum Barre is a consciously designed class that brings joy to form, flexibility, strength and mobility. Bringing the power and grace of ballet to the barre, we will explore moving in a variety of ways with a contemporary approach, taking care of your body along the way. Blending techniques of yoga, pilates and dance this class will help increase body awareness, posture, balance and stability through both the feminine and masculine aspects of the body. Beginners are welcome, our barres have 2 heights and are adjustable to suit all body types. Come, connect to yourself at the barre. Recommended to bring a water bottle and hand towel. You may choose to use bare feet, socks or soft shoes to suit your needs.
|Eve||Wed, 19th Dec||8:00 - 9:00|
Wake and Shake
An all ages community class to connect and boogie with others, to get your day going.
This is a fun, active class with simple guided movements and plenty of room for creativity and free dance.
The intention is to find ecstatic freedom in body, mind and spirit on the dancefloor.
This terrestrial meets celestial dance journey invites you to burn off all that is stopping you from creating your limitless potential + set your spirit alight with joy, freedom, love & expansion.
This contemporary dance class is not only designed to strengthen technique and personal style but also guides students to find self-expression and explore music dynamics. The class will focus on principles of breathing, control, balance, contraction/release and floor-work. The beginning of class will include guided improvisation and warm-up exercises to not only activate and warm up our minds and bodies, but to generate a sense of play, curiosity and presence. The lessons from the warm-up are then applied to learning a short choreography piece. Both experienced dancers and beginners are welcome!
The 5 Stages of self-healing is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. In this class we address proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. The majority of the class is done on a yoga mat with a variety of standing, sitting and lying exercises. Everybody can benefit and enjoy pilates work whether it be for healing, fitness or to improve performance in other activities.
For the Pilates class please bring a mat, comfortable clothing and a towel.
|Yael||Tue, 18th Dec||10:15 - 11:15|
Urban street dance and hip hop are an expression of a time, a place and a people. Connecting to yourself and experiencing whats alive for you is a transforming way to live and a powerful way to dance. In this unique and empowering class you will learn some of the foundational aspects of what street dance is all about. The classes will consist of hip hop/urban street styles, choreography, breaking tricks, acrobatics and some meditative free styling practice. No experience necessary. Just come and see what moves emerge from your awesomeness!
|Kim||Mon, 17th Dec||9:30 - 10:30|
Jr. Nature Ninja
Natural dynamic movement incorporating the philosophy of nature connection. Jump, roll, pounce, play! Beginning in the studio, with the intention to expand out into nature in the near future.
More info on this new class coming soon….Check out their page here.
|Lex||Wed, 12th Dec||15:45 - 16:45|
|Guest Facilitator||Thu, 13th Dec||15:30 - 16:15|
Nia is a fun, dynamic movement practice that leaves you feeling energised and alive. Blending the latest body-mind science with ancient wisdom, Nia educates and inspires you to live and move with embodied Joy. Drawing from 9 different movement forms, Nia offers movement variety to the body and the brain. It is a feel good class that will keep you wanting more!
|Julie||Tue, 18th Dec||9:00 - 10:00|
This is an integral style of yoga, which can be practised by anyone, regardless of age, ability or fitness level. The classes aim to develop and balance all aspects of one’s being – body, mind, emotions and psyche.
A class is usually an hour and a half long and consists of different physical posture practices, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and meditation.
Physical postures (Asana) are practiced to stretch, massage and stimulate the energy within (Prana). They invigorate the body, develop strength, flexibility and endurance, and help to remove blockages and tensions. Asanas work on both the body and the mind, and by practicing with awareness one can integrate and harmonise the two.
Postures are taught systematically and safely in a non-competitive environment. Students are encouraged to work within their own comfort level and to modify practices according to their needs and abilities.
Breathing techniques (Pranayama) are more than mere exercises to expand the oxygen in the lungs. Rather, these practices utilise the breath to influence the flow of energy in the body. Depending on the desired outcome, different breathing techniques are used to heat, cool, energise, balance, sensitise or tranquillise the being.
Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) probably the most popular and instant method! Leads to deep relaxation on the physical, mental and emotional levels. During the practice one’s body appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. Yoga Nidra has many associated health benefits and is used widely to relieve stress, tension, anxiety and insomnia.
Meditation practices Meditation techniques are used to cultivate stability and stillness, and ultimately lead one to a deeper understanding of the inner nature, the Truth within. A wide variety of meditation techniques will be offered with systematic and accessible guidance.
Body Harmony is a therapeutic movement and meditation class that incorporates many different wellbeing practices. Gentle somatic exercises will help you to disentangle from habitual movement patterns and explore new possibilities of functional balance, promoting a sense of comfort and ease in your body. Yoga therapy, breath-work and restorative relaxation techniques will soothe your nervous system and make your hormones happy. Practiced to music, the soulful sound waves create vibrational resonance and healing frequencies to promote wellbeing in body, mind and spirit.
Body Harmony invites you to slow down enough to awaken to awareness and rekindle a deep sense of harmonic flow in your life. This is a gentle nurturing class for every ‘body’ to enjoy. Bring your yoga mat and wear something comfortable and easy to move in
|Glenda||Mon, 17th Dec||10:45 - 12:15|
The Feldenkrais Method® (Feldenkrais) is a universal method for improving human life through better movement, sensation, posture and breathing. From early childhood to advanced age, thousands of Australians are using Feldenkrais every day to address their problems and to reach their fullest potential. Feldenkrais classes enhance awareness through movement. They use gentle movement sequences that uncannily shift our relationship to gravity and foster a renewed curiosity in our ability to learn.
You can expect to walk away grounded, centred and potent – you will feel that you can stand all day. Everybody is welcome and will benefit from this healing practice. The Feldenkrais Method® is known to be a complimentary practice and enhance other creative pursuits – musicians, dancers, yogi’s – anyone wishing to enhance the range and quality of their craft.
Hula for Kids
Hula aims to connect the kids to a dance that honours all beings as well as the wind, ocean, rain, forest, mountains, lava, flowers, trees and everything in nature. Come learn the hula. Learn to move the way the elements of the earth move while having fun and connecting to others. Ages 5-10 welcome.
|Anna||Tue, 18th Dec||16:00 - 17:00|
Kriya and Mantra Meditation
Come and experience how subtle Kriya practices and chanting mantras can create a profound silence where all the chatter of mind ceases and you can connect to the source effortlessly.
Suitable for all levels of meditators.
Come dressed in loose fitting, preferably natural fabric clothing and bring a cushion or a yoga mat to sit on.