This foundational pilates class focuses on the basic principles and techniques of the Pilates Method. It is perfect for beginner students, those who are healing from an injury or practitioners who want to continue to strengthen their basic techniques. Students can expect to grow awareness of their movement quality, strengthen core muscles, find balance and stability, address posture, build endurance and improve their fitness. For the Pilates class please bring a mat, comfortable clothing and a towel.
|Yael||Thu, 27th Jan||10:30 - 11:30|
|Yael||Thu, 3rd Feb||10:30 - 11:30|
|Anat||Mon, 31st Jan||8:00 - 9:15|
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 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.
This class is focusing on the core elements of jazz dance techniques in a fun and explorative way. We will be working on varied expressions through musicality and rhythm, low body weight, isolations, and dynamical contrasts. This uplifting and expressive dance style is suitable for all levels and is a great all-around class for improving dance skills and fitness. Jazz shoes or bare feet are suitable.
Afrobeat dance is a diverse and fascinating style originating predominantly from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is an evolution from traditional African dance styles following the creation of Afrobeats music. This class will ground you in the afrobeat groove, teach you some of the common dance steps, get your body loosened up, and give you a good sweat. A perfect class to expand your movement vocabulary and show you how to have a real good time on the dance floor.
|Yael||Tue, 1st Feb||17:30 - 18:30|
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. In this class we build from foundational pilates techniques, develop strong poses and address proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. The majority of the class is done on a 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.
Hip hop, urban and street dance are an expression of a time, a place and a people. Learning street dance is an awesome way for you to get in touch with your grooving, stylish self, gain fitness and develop healthy brain function (choreo isn’t usually easy, but it does wonders for developing mental sharpness!) In this class we will loosen up, have a stretch, groove to some great classic tracks, learn foundational moves and slowly progress on a choreography that you can take home with you. No experience necessary. Just come as you are and be ready to have some fun getting down!
Cardio is a fun and dynamic movement class that will help you develop the strength, flexibility and agility required for an active lifestyle. All are welcome in this upbeat whole body fitness experience. Exercises can be modified to suit individuals. Enjoy the moving and having fun with others while you build up a sweat and increase your fitness. Shoes are recommended, but optional, and remember to bring your water and a hand towel for sweat!
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!
|Yael||Wed, 2nd Feb||9:00 - 9:45|
Kids Class List
WeMove has a range of classes for kids of different ages. We are dedicated to offering opportunities for young people learn, grow and thrive through movement and creativity. See a list of classes for this term.
This movement intelligence class will run for 6 consecutive weeks. It offers the opportunity to slow down, acknowledge the body’s innate intelligence, retrieve knowledge about key aspects of the body’s movement patterns and practice the Bones for Life learning tools in small doses. This work has been mostly shared in 4 hour monthly workshops, or private sessions, however, regular group work is very effective in teaching the patterns as a long lasting and transformative practice for life and wellness.
Movement Intelligence and Bones for Life is based based on Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach to somatic learning has been developed by his student Dr. Ruthy Alon. In these classes you will gain new insights to your own movement practice and work with the Bones For Life sequences to improve and refine your posture and mobility. Often using the 7m long wraps, these methods are very effective and quite different to more conventional exercises. The main key point is that you will leave feeling better! The exercises are fun, and can be done by individuals with a wide range of ages and abilities.
No experience necessary, all are welcome to come
Kriya and Mantra Meditation
This meditation incorporates a series of postures, breath, and sound, or kriyas and pranayama to create a meditative experience that helps facilitate transformation in the body, mind and soul. 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.
Community class by donation ($10 suggestion)
Contemporary Dance is a vocabulary based movement class where structured dance exercises are practiced in order to develop the skills and strengths required to achieve complex combinations of choreographed and/ or free form movement. Foundation principles explored in this class include natural flow and fall of weight, joint release and recovery, momentum for movement efficiency. Toras’ clear focus on alignment and technique is tempered by a sense of fun and playful discovery. Those who are new to, or returning to contemporary dance will enjoy the friendly, non judgmental culture within the class.
|Anat||Fri, 28th Jan||9:30 - 11:00|
|Stuart||Sat, 29th Jan||9:00 - 10:30|
|Anat||Fri, 4th Feb||9:30 - 11:00|
|Stuart||Sat, 5th Feb||9:00 - 10:30|
Zouk Lambada Basics
ZOUK LAMBADA 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.
This class will focus on the basics of stepping out on to the dance floor with confidence, ease and enjoyment. Recommended for those who are new to Zouk Lambada or would like to continue improving their basic techniques.
|Joe||Wed, 2nd Feb||18:30 - 20:00|
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!
Contemporary Basics is a class dedicated to the foundations of contemporary dance. The fundamental techniques provide a foundation for the many expressions of contemporary dance. Through a series of structured sequences we explore swings, curves, weight transfers and foot articulations. This class is a great place to begin if you are new to contemporary dance. It is also an opportunity to become more embodied in other dance styles, learning the mechanics of movement and moving with more potential and ease. This class is also beneficial for seasoned dancers as it provides conditioning and practice in further developing the basic techniques that can be taken into other classes and choreographies.
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. In the class we will progress in our techniques and learn a beautiful choreographed dance.
|Yael||Thu, 27th Jan||17:30 - 18:30|
|Yael||Thu, 3rd Feb||17:30 - 18:30|
ZOUK LAMBADA 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!:)
Mullum Ballet is a consciously designed class that brings joy to form, flexibility, strength and mobility. This 45 minute class allows you to start the week with grace and power and still have time to get on with the day. In this class we will explore moving in a variety of ways with a contemporary approach, taking care of your body along the way, both at and away from the barre. Blending a variety of dance techniques, 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. Recommended to bring a water bottle and hand towel. You may choose to use bare feet, socks or soft shoes to suit your needs.
|Talulah||Mon, 31st Jan||9:30 - 10:30|
In these classes you will gain insights to your own movement practice and work with the Bones For Life sequences to improve and refine your posture and mobility. It offers the opportunity to slow down, acknowledge the body's innate intelligence and retrieve knowledge about key aspects of the body's movement patterns.Read more