Yoga for the Over 40s - Northern Beaches Community College

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Yoga for the Over 40s

Course Outline

Gentle yoga, practised using props and the breath to ease into postures. Classes are tailored to personal injuries and conditions. Some meditation and breathwork included. Please use a mat and towel.

About the Tutors

Bernadette O’Donnell
Bernie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and gained a Diploma in Yoga Teaching at the Yoga Institute of Australia in Cammeray. Her training encompassed all facets of Yoga according to the traditional Yoga teachings of India and emphasis was placed on teaching Yoga based on the needs of the individual and the situation. Since then she has been teaching a wide range of classes and is passionate about the benefits of yoga for everyone and believes if one can breathe one can do yoga! Bernie’s Yoga classes include postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), meditation and sound. She teaches classes in a style that is accessible to all and can also design individual personal practices.

Victoria Fisher
Vicky Fisher has been practising yoga for over 20 years, initially studying Iyengar yoga in London. She then trained in Sydney to teach Hatha yoga, which she has taught since 2005.Vicky strongly believes that yoga can transform lives. Vicky Fisher has been working as an editor and proof-reader for more than 30 years.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • I really enjoy this Yoga class. Bernadette plans and carries out the class in caring and professional way. The venue is spacious, user-friendly and fit for purpose.
  • These Yoga classes are excellent therapy and exercise that can be done at your own pace and according to your own needs and capabilities. The teacher, Bernadette, plans the lessons well and is very helpful and mindful of the individuals and their needs or limitations.
  • I would highly recommend this Yoga class; it is well run, well planned yet personalised and friendly. The teacher is excellent, very skilled and with a good understanding of each individual's capabilities.
  • Teacher is great and class suits all levels of Yoga. Everyone in the class is friendly and it's a non competitive environment.
  • Great Instructor!
  • I enjoyed feeling good at the end of the 90 minutes
  • Bernie is the BEST yoga teacher I have ever had. I have been with her three years now and I'm not going anywhere. The Waringah Bowls Club is a lovely venue for yoga - airy big room, carpeted floor, heated in winter and airconditioned in summer. Parking. What more do you need?
  • Vicky is an outstanding teacher. She tailors each session to the individual needs of those present. It is a pleasure to take part in her classes
  • Vicky's classes are always well structured and enjoyable. She creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the class. She allows us to tailor the postures by telling us how to make them easier or more difficult. It amazes me that, even though I've done yoga with her and other instructors for years, almost every lesson she has us doing a posture which I can't remember ever doing before.
  • I enjoy Bernie's classes very much - that's why I am enrolled in two per week!