Ipswich City Council really is leading the way with accessible and inclusive classes as part of their Active Parks program.
We are proud to be part of the All Abilities program and hope more councils around Australia diversify their offerings to include classes for all.
Each of these classes are FREE to join and everyone welcome. Please BYO mat if you have one.
The following classes re-commence the week of  July 11

Cancer Care Class with Nichola

Mondays 10.45am

Starts July 11

Free to join

Lvl 1, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich

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A diagnosis of cancer can take your breath away but yoga can give it back. This class is for anyone affected by cancer whether you’re newly diagnosed in recovery, post treatment (you can be many years post diagnosis/treatment). Encouraging the movement of fascia consistently and freely, which will help support and promote the overall health of our physical, emotional and mental well-being pre and post surgery. These classes can support you in many ways:  greater internal calm, help deal with stress, anxiety and depression. It strengthens the immune and lymphatic system, encouraging health and well-being.

Teacher – Nichola Macneil

Nichola is a very qualified and experience yoga teacher and yoga therapist. A background in mental health nursing, lots of years teaching yoga and working as a yoga therapist, Nichola has the ability to confidently and safely adapt the yoga to suit the individual. In this way, she can consider the physical, mental and emotional needs of her students and offer supportive and safe options for all. Nichola is highly sought after by many groups and we are delighted to have her offering these classes.

Adaptive Yoga with Ally

Starts July 13

Free to join

Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm

Queens Park Education Centre

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Taught by Yoga Therapist Alison Miller, these classes are accessible and inclusive, with lots of options for how you practice. You can be seated on a chair or practice on a mat or a combination of both. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Classes will be slower pace to accommodate for anyone with injuries, learning difficulties or reduced vision and the practice will be tailored to suit you. If you have a body and can breathe, you can do yoga.

Teacher – Ally Miller

I’m passionate about making Yoga accessible for all bodies and all abilities. I have undertaken training in Accessible Yoga, Yoga for All Bodies, and Trauma Informed Yoga. Currently I am undertaking further studies in a Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy.

I completed my initial Yoga training (500hrs) in 2016 after practicing Yoga since 2003.

“If you have a body, you can do Yoga. I enjoy working with students to help them achieve the best they can with what they’ve got. I look forward to meeting you soon and supporting you with your yoga practice.”

Moving meditation with Sue

Starts July 11

Free to join

Mondays 9 – 9.45am

Minka Place, Ripley

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This class is less about the asana (moving) part of yoga and more about the subtle practices that benefit the mind and nervous system. We live in a busy world and we spend so much of our life doing and going, this class is designed to give you time to just be. You will explore various breath and mindfulness techniques, creating a calmer and more conscious state of being. Don’t be fooled by the images of having to sit cross legged to meditate, you do not have to sit and be silent the whole class. Come and try real life techniques.

Teacher – Sue Stewart

Sue is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Ipswich local, who is passionate about promoting accessible and sustainable practices for people of all ages and abilities.

Sue recognises the physical, mental, spiritual and global benefits that a consistent, contemplative practice can offer and her interest is within helping others to find unique and sustainable practices for their own growth and development.

Monthly Auslan Yoga with Bec

Next class Sat June 25

Free to join

Last sat of month 8.30 – 9.15am

Tulmar Place, Nichola St, Ipswich

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Yoga taught in Auslan for Deaf, HOH, CODA and all Auslan users. Our teacher Bec is fluent in Auslan and tailors the class, providing lots of options, to suit all levels and abilities. The classes are held on the last Saturday of the month and are free to join. It is a great chance to move your body, relax your mind and connect to your community. Why not stay and have a cuppa after?

Saturday July 30, Saturday August 27, Saturday October 29 and Saturday November 26