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.

$324 Limited inc GST / $291.60
Yoga for the Over 40s

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Course testimonials:

  • The Zoom classes worked well during the covid lockdown and socially isolating restrictions. They were very efficiently planned and run. I am, however, looking forward to the face to face classes next term in that there is a "vibe" in the group situation.
  • I found that doing the yoga class increased my core strength, balance and flexibility. It was much better than I thought it would be.
  • I love this course because it works well with anyone in my age group, incorporates beneficial stretches and postures, combines breathing with the yoga movements, relaxation at the end of the evening. The session is paced well enough that one feels like you have been pushed, but never over-demanding. Vikki is a great instructor and works well with individual needs.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Excellent individual attention: classes and exercises were differentiated for each individual student according to their needs and abilities.
  • I enjoyed feeling good at the end of the 90 minutes
  • Bernie is lovely - the classes change each week, they are interesting and varied and she is also so nice and helpful.
  • Vicky’s a wonderful teacher and I really value her classes.
  • I think it is a great class. The 8.30am time slot suits me perfectly. Bernie is a really great yoga teacher - through attendance at her classes (2 per week) I have improved my posture and strength and, gradually, I am getting better at balance. I am delighted with the class.