Learn the foundations and benefits of yoga in 4-weeks
New to yoga or after a refresh on the basics? Our beginners yoga course will teach you everything you need to help you feel confident and safe for your yoga journey ahead! Join Kim and Andy Munro during 4-Tuesday evening sessions to kickstart your 2020 goals for a healthy, fit, and happy body and mind.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Week 1 (11 Feb) – We begin at the foundation of all yoga postures by learning how to tone the pelvic floor and engage the core. Practice core engagement in Plank-based postures and Tadasana (standing) postures. Move into alignment cues for additional standing postures such as the Warriors and Lunges.
Week 2 (18 Feb) – Start to workshop forward folds, how to do them safely and adhere to the two-step process. Learn how these integrate into your foundational postures from week 1, along with the benefits of forward folds and how they can be used in restorative classes to soothe the nervous system.
Week 3 (25 Feb) – Discover the art of backbends and how to practice this group of postures without injuring your lower back. Plus, move into twisting-based postures and learn why twists are so beneficial for energy and health of the spine.
Week 4 (3 Mar) – Time for our overview and putting it all together. Begin to flow your yoga postures (Asana) into a Sun Salutation sequence – moving with the breath, building strength, supporting flexibility, and improving the cardiovascular system.
Session Times: Tuesday nights 7.30-8.45PM
Each session will run for 1 hour with an extra 15 minutes at the end for Q&A time.
Intro to Yoga – Basic
- 4 x Tuesday night sessions
- 1 x yoga at home video
- 2 x Align Yoga classes per week during the 4-week course
Sign up for the Intro to Yoga Course (Basic Pack) for $125
Intro to Yoga – Premiere
Want to try your hand at TRX as well?
The Premiere Pack includes everything in the Basic Pack plus unlimited access to all classes on the timetable during the 4 course weeks.
- 4 x Tuesday night sessions
- 1 x yoga at home video
- Access to all yoga classes (Align, Ebb & Flow, Rest & Restore and Vinyasa)
- Access to all TRX suspension training classes
Upgrade to Premiere for just an extra $50
Sign up for the Intro to Yoga Course (Premiere Pack) for $175
WHY IS PRACTICING YOGA SO BENEFICIAL? It helps:
- Improve your circulation and cardiovascular health
- Build strong lean muscles to protect you from injury and support healing
- Increase flexibility so you can move more freely and without pain
- Release positive endorphins so that you feel more alive, alert and happy
- Lower stress and improve your immunity by reducing levels of cortisol in your body
- Increase your energy levels and stamina so that you can spend quality time doing what you love
Let us help you become fit and healthy, increase your strength and energy plus reduce stress!
WHAT WE OFFER
For us, classes are not just about exercise, it’s about movement. Our philosophy is based on technique, alignment, and playfulness while creating a safe environment for you to discover your edge. Plus, we offer a range of 45, 60 and 75-minute classes throughout the week to work around your busy schedule. Here are the classes you can expect to experience when you come to our studio:
Align (our foundational classes)
Rest & Restore (release tension with held floor-based postures)
Vinyasa Flow (a stronger practise building strength and flexibility)
Ebb & Flow (in between Rest & Restore and Vinyasa)
Suspension based bodyweight training system
Building core strength and stability
Total body strength endurance workout
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HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR CLIENTS
“My life is super hectic, my job is super stressful and I am a super introverted professional skeptic. To my surprise, I have been a 100% convert to this yoga, vitality and mindfulness thing. My limitations and goals have been recognised, respected and then challenged in a way that made me want to challenge myself. It is very rare to find people who truly make you want to be the best version of yourself and who guide you through the process with such respect and humour.”
Marta Roberts – CEO, SQN Consulting New Zealand
“There’s no doubt that my flexibility has improved, my lower back pains have gone, my stress levels have come down and my desire to go from feeling like an immobile 904-year-old to my previous supreme physical confidence is refreshingly high. My clarity and focus have improved beyond belief, to the extent that I can now see and feel details that I didn’t know were there before. You’ve made the decision to continue a very simple one.”
Dave Bell – Business Consultant & NZ Indoor Cricketer
“We are all busy and I’m like most being a full time working parent with everyone expecting 100% of me 100% of the time…Empower has enabled me the foundation I needed to make lasting change, continuing my long term commitment to my health and wellbeing in a more thoughtful and gentle way. It has been the something different in my life I didn’t know I needed but am so glad I now have.”
Meredith Cole – Senior Project Officer, NZ Police
“To say empower studio has changed my life, sounds like a cliche but it’s the only appropriate way to describe how I feel about it…Empower is much more than a yoga studio, where you practice yoga a few times a week. It truly feels like they are here to help people overcome their own personal suffering in their lives whether that be mental, emotional or physical.”
Alex Riley – Hospitality Management
KIM MUNRO bio
Kim Munro, co-owner of Empower Studio, has always had a love for working with people. Kim’s career has taken her on a journey from hairdressing and social work, to being a business owner and motivational yoga instructor. Kim dedicates her time as the lead teacher at Empower to deliver three fundamental elements: mindful movement, mindful meditation, and mindful nutrition.
Kim adopted yoga as part of her daily life to overcome some serious health issues. At age 10, she fractured her lumbar vertebrae doing gymnastics. She had to quit as a result, and the fracture wasn’t discovered until adulthood. In 2002, Kim fell 15 foot down an external fire escape stairwell, resulting in a fractured face and significant spinal injuries (she was very lucky to not break her neck!). Due to these life changing events, Kim realised her passion for yoga, but also discovered that there were some traditional yoga alignments that did not work well within her body. This has inspired and informed Kim to develop the way she teaches yoga today. Kim recognises that no two bodies are the same and it is vital to modify yoga for the individual.
Kim’s expansive knowledge and experience has shaped a form of yoga, unique to the Wellington market, which incorporates a strong emphasis on anatomy and alignment. Kim works with her clients to achieve a balance of muscular strength, a healthy degree of flexibility, and passes on her passion for improving and encouraging long-term health, well-being and happiness.
- 200 hour YTT Power Living
- 300 hour Noah Mazé
- 50 hour Yin Teacher Training
- Currently studying for YogaMazé Certification
The body we have today you have consistently and persistently created. It is only with the same level of persistence and consistence and most importantly compassion towards yourself that you can affect change.
OUR MISSION IS TO EMPOWER EVERYONE WE MEET
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