MIND AND BODY TRAININg
Our yoga and Pilates classes are paired with different genres of music to tick off cardio, strength, flexibility, and meditation for a full-body workout and reboot.
Yoga poses stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. It lowers blood pressure and slows the heart rate, which promotes healthy heart function. The twisting poses are known to flush the lymphatic system, wringing out toxins and stimulating gland function.
Yoga is not a passive exercise. Each pose targets a group of muscles and even the simplest poses done properly tone muscles in the upper and lower body.
Poses held for several breaths create a deep connection to the muscle tissue, encouraging it to relax and stretch. It’s understood that many people notice a 35 percent increase in their flexibility after just eight weeks of regular yoga and Pilates.
Yoga and Pilates each have meditative aspects, which promote relaxation, decreased stress levels and improved emotional and mental wellbeing through mindfulness.
Baptiste Power Vinyasa (BPV) yoga is a type of hot power yoga. It is focused on asana (poses), meditation, and self-inquiry (finding your why) and is intended to be suitable to any level of physical ability. Baptiste yoga demystifies the yoga practice and makes it more inviting for all levels.
An exciting combination of martial arts, calisthenics (bodyweight exercises), yoga poses, and animal movements. [Bu (warrior) -Do (way) – Kon (soul)] can be translated as “the way of the warrior spirit”. The practice offers a full-body workout, combining the martial arts movement with calisthenics, and the playfulness of animal movement, and the fluidity of yoga.
In our vinyasa yoga classes, people coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. It’s broadly translated as ‘breath-synchronised movement and is a good cardio workout as you move from pose to pose in a continuous sequence. Vinyasa is the broadest term for flow yoga which is the most popular in the western world.
Primal yoga is a style that seamlessly blends vinyasa yoga (see above) with Kung Fu and Tai Chi into a calming dance to create balance and strength in our physical and emotional bodies.
A yoga class that will get the heart pumping. The class consists of dynamic and fast-paced power yoga poses for those who want to get there faster. Prepare to sweat! Our Rocket classes are high-tempo and highly motivational.
While developing the mind-body connection is at the centre of any yoga practises, Pilates focuses on challenging the body to ‘turn on’ and control muscles and body positioning in unstable positions. Classes consist of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasises proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.
We created True Food & Yoga to make yoga and Pilates accessible to all levels and all ages (including children aged 8 plus) – all to avoid those aches, pains and stresses we develop as we mature. Our studio lets the music and instructor guide the low- and high-tempo workouts to tick off cardio, strength, flexibility, and meditation for a good reboot. Styles of yoga are paired with different genres of music and the whole family is invited, including children. (read more)
All of our yoga and Pilates instructors are qualified and experienced at working with all different levels in their preferred discipline.
Jane has been travelling the world for the past eight years, in the pursuit of self-expansion, learning and understanding. She has been a student of yoga for eight years and has had the privilege to study with many great teachers and different schools of thought.
Jane's drive is to become the best version of herself and live a life of adventure, loving and learning, and help inspire, uplift and encourage others to break free and do the same. Using movement and self-exploration as medicine, her passion is to get people out of their heads and reconnect you back into your bodies and hearts. She has now returned to Christchurch to share with you what she has learnt from these top schools and teachers she has studied with from around the globe.
True Food & Yoga’s British recruit, Sandy, trained as a dancer from the age of 5, achieving a BA Theatre Dance at the London Studio Centre. After graduating, she started taking part in yoga to help her recover from an injury, and it quickly became a love. She has completed her 200-Hour Teacher Training Course with The Yoga People (Certified by the Yoga Alliance) and is also a massage therapist –specialising in deep tissue massage for athletes and dancers to aid injury prevention and recovery. She has taught yoga at schools, feeling that it is important for both young and old to explore and benefit from what yoga has to offer.
Hailing from the West Coast of Ireland, Pauline moved to Christchurch more than three years ago and it was here she discovered Baptiste Power Yoga, seeking it out for the benefits of mental clarity and stress relief. Power yoga gave it all, the mental clarity, the physical challenge and overall growth she was craving.
She is currently working with other prominent and experienced yoga instructors in Christchurch to keep her skills sharp and to continue learning.
CLASS AND MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
As True Food & Yoga is part of The Health Hub in Ferrymead, we have different options to suit you. We also have affordable options for you to bring your partner and / or children.
The Health Hub is a centre for wellbeing. One membership offers fitness options for the whole family through gymnastics, dance, yoga, Pilates, strength and cardio training. It focuses on getting family members to exercise together because it believes it’s the best way to promote healthy living and ensure everyone sticks to the routine.
True Food & Yoga Yoga and Pilates Studio
35 per week
True Food & Yoga + Cadence Beats Group Fitness Studio
40 per week
True Food & Yoga + Encore Dance Studio
40 per week
True Food & Yoga Casual Classes and Concession Cards
Casual – 20 per class
10 Pack – 170
20 Pack – 300
The Health Hub VIP True Food & Yoga + Cadence Beats + Encore Dance
45 per week
Add a partner
20 per week
Add a mini me (age 8-15)
10 per week
Kid All Access
20 per week
*All prices are for a minimum 6-month membership term
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