barefoot yoga @ berry
St. Lukes Church Hall in Princess St.
Due to Corona Virus, classes are suspended at the moment
On-line classes are being looked into please visit this website for regular updates. Om Shanti
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings 9.30 - 11.00 am
Easy warming up and postures, with breathing, meditation and deep relaxation.
Gentle-strong warm ups, legs up the wall, asanas, pranayama, meditation
yoga nidra with the gentle sound of tibetan healing bowl.
Suitable for everyone.
Kim Dove 4464 3391 0413 933 580 email@example.com
In these stressful times, when we can't do anything about what is happening in the world, we can only look within for inner peace
Meditation is a gift to yourself...and to all those whose lives you touch. Connecting you so effortlessly to your own deepest self, your connections with others become easier, more rewarding, more delightful.
Gentle yoga I think, is true yoga, after all those years of being physical, we have now arrived at a place where we are learning to be gentle with our body. Our body is a living vehicle that we have abused and misused, and it shows wear and tear and all the experiences we have gone through. Gentle yoga helps you realize that you should not take your body for granted.
Gentle yoga keeps the atmosphere free of competition and comparison. There is no frustration of not doing a pose, no agitation of holding a pose. We all work within that unity to strengthen groups of muscles together. So the energy of the class is generally happy, flowing and calm.
I am very happy to see people take their time to truly relax deeply, using an affirmation to work towards and surrendering to let go of hurts, disappointments, losses and burdens. I really enjoy the awareness and process of gentle changes to body and mind as we journey together over the year.
The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but in how it positively changes the way we live our lives.
With gentle guidance you take time to feel your body move. Breath and movement are pathways to keep the organs healthy and joints lubricated. Mostly, gentle yoga helps you have a sound mind to dictate and nurture the cells in the body. We are made of energy, and gentle yoga makes you listen to your own words and slow your pace a little. What thoughts do you tell your body?
You stay in a pose long enough to enjoy that you are not pushing yourself. The body gets rid of toxins naturally. You sweat in a few poses and not at all in others, but the feeling of bliss is constant. Gentle yoga equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles that are in need of love. There is no hurry to finish a sequence. It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to have as much freedom as you want.
Here is what students are saying about the class:
I have been attending Kim's yoga classes for the past 10 years. The 3 main benefits for me are exercise, relaxation and friendship.
The stretching exercises we perform not only help with my Osteoporosis,they allow me (as a 70 year old) to maintain flexibility.
The relaxation and meditation is a wonderful way to truly relax my mind at least once in a busy week. A post class cup of coffee and
interesting conversation is a bonus. Bett Matthews ~ Broughton Vale
My ten plus years of weekly yoga with Kim in Berry has been essential to my physical and mental wel-lbeing. The stretching and mobility exercises that characterize yoga practice are invaluable to me in maintaining a (mainly) pain-free and flexible body, the more so as the years go by. As a psychologist in private practice, I am well aware of the healing power of meditation, to create inner peace and quiet the mind. Meditation is a Medicare approved treatment for anxiety and depression. There is considerable evidence from neuro-science, coming out of revered institutions like Harvard Medical School, that regular meditation brings about improvements in health, e.g. lowers blood pressure. I am so grateful to be able to participate in regular yoga classes, and an added sweetener to Kim’s classes is the communion and enjoyment which comes from being part of the group. Wendy McAra M A (Psych) MAPS ~ Broughton Village
Yoga is an important part of my life and well-being. It is the place I go to practice 'being in the moment'. The time just for me, with nothing else to think about but relaxing with gentle exercise and meditation. Yoga is a practice that is recognised worldwide by doctors and other medical practitioners for the benefits it gives for emotional and physical well-being. Sheilagh L.~ Berry
I feel the yoga classes keep me flexible and strong which is so important at my age (almost 70).
The breathing and meditation practices are especially helpful in managing anxiety. The friendships formed in the class and at coffee afterwards have assisted me to settle in to live in a new area after spending my life until 2017 in Sydney. I’m very grateful to Kim for her professional instruction and nurturing approach. Julie C ~ Kiama
I would like to say that " it is so satisfying to take an hour and a half for myself in peaceful surroundings to do gentle stretching exercises with others around the same age. I enjoy Kim's information on how each position energizes certain muscles and helps to keep us flexible.The opportunity to relax completely at the end of the stretching is a real bonus combined with the camaraderie in the coffee shop after yoga 😉. A great way to start the day!" Shirley ~ Kiama
I feel that I was very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to join the group as I have had a very stressful 18 months or so and appreciate the opportunity to learn these techniques and apply what I learn in the classes for my physical health.
These practices also have shown me methods to reduce anxiety, after my mothers illness and death last August. Judy ~ Nowra
I personally find the physical benefits of the yoga very beneficial as I get older. The meditation practices involved are also very beneficial in relieving stress. Numerous scientific studies verify these benefits, and have done for many years. John ~ Berry
Thank you so much for your wonderful yoga sessions which have been so beneficial to me over many years. My body is so flexible for my age thanks to the wonderful stretching exercises and my muscles strength is much improved since I first started your classes. Not only have I improved physically but the meditation has given me breathing skills to relax in anxiety provoking situations. I am so grateful to you and look forward to my weekly sessions and will continue to recommend your classes to my friends. Jannee W. ~ Berry
Kim's Yoga Classes bring for me relaxation, time to reflect and gentle Yoga.All of which I feel is of so much benefit to my mind, body and soul. We all need to relax and take time for ourselves and reflect on our busy lives. We can all get anxious and suffer with stress now and again and the Meditation side of our classes have helped me so much. Thank you Kim, for welcoming me to your classes and I strongly feel the benefit they have provided for me since I started with you. Val - Kangaroo Valley
the healing space @ berry
For those times you need extra support.......
Private yoga for one or two people available, great for specific areas you wish to work on, or to tailor a routine to suit your needs.
Deep relaxation therapy for times of stress, or to get your life back into focus.
Meditation techniques to suit your lifestyle and to find stillness and peace.
Crystal Healing~ a gentle form of healing, working on the electro magnetic energy around your body, so that your body can begin to heal itself.
Reflexology, massaging the feet with essential Oils for many ailments.
Kansa head, foot and face massages with essential Oils + Crystal Chakra Balance.
press on button to the left go to the healing space@berry website
for more details. Come to me or home visits are available.