Women Only Classes
Each week, Flametree has two Women Only classes.
One is a Beginner level class. It runs on a Wednesday afternoon 4.15pm -5.15pm.
The other is a Mixed level class to suit Transition to Intermediate and above students. It runs on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm-8.45pm.
Both classes are taught by Senior Teacher, Chris Lalor.
Both classes seek to help women find balance in the way they live.
Women live very busy lives. They have multiple roles and often the struggle of family, and work leads to exhaustion and frustration. Biologically women face specific issues; the physiological and hormonal changes that occur monthly and with age as they progress to and beyond menopause, bring their own set of unique problems and internal conflicts.
These classes will show women how to use asana and pranayama to find physical and mental well-being. In each class there will be women of all different ages. some will be menstruating regularly, others will be peri-menopausal, some menopausal and some will be post-menopausal.
There will specific poses given to each group as well as a group of poses that will be able to be practiced by the whole group.
In 2019, a survey of 10,000 Australian women found more than 40 per cent of women surveyed said they had been previously diagnosed with anxiety disorder or depression by a doctor or psychologist, with a “concerning” number of all ages expressing trouble sleeping and “worrying excessively about different things”.
The study also found the biggest health concerns of women across all ages were menopause, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, bowel health and painful sex, while younger women in the study were concerned about fertility, endometriosis and breast cancer.
Clearly, there is much that can and should be addressed that is of particular concern to women, in terms of both physical and mental well-being.
Over time, we will address many of these issues, via discussion, yoga postures, and breath meditation.
The main difference between the beginner and non-beginner classes is that the beginner postures will be limited to easy, introductory poses that are suitable for beginners.