A historic Narrandera church has been given a new lease of life as a yoga studio.
Melanie Absolom has renovated the building to accommodate her new business Trinity Yoga mind.body.soul
There will be two open days at 32 Bolton Street on Friday, August 28 from 5.30pm-6.30pm and Saturday, August 29 from 10.30am-11.30am to check out the timetable and information on the classes.
Classes are due to start on Monday, September 7.
Whether you are an experienced yogi or a firsttime student, Melanie wants to support the individual along their yoga journey of transformation.
She said there were so many amazing benefits of doing constant yoga practices.
They include improving flexibility, strength and posture to stretch and tone body muscles, better all-round fitness, weight loss, increased energy, improved sleep and living longer.
It also helps reduce stress, anxiety and anger, become more mindful, and improve concentration.
Melanie studied her teacher training online through My Health Yoga at Broadbeach.
She attended many classes in Bali and locally with Jason Heckondorf and Studio 9 at Narrandera and Leeton.
“I would like to thank Jason for his inspiration and I wish him all the best with his new venture in Sydney,” Melanie said.
She is qualified to teach Hatha Yoga for beginners.
These 60-minute classes spend more time on physical postures, pranayama (your breath), and finishes in Savasana (10 minutes of meditation).
This class moves slow enough for anyone to keep up while focusing more on safe alignment to prevent injuries from occurring.
“This class is great for flexibility, strength, co-ordination and learning to relax your mind,” Melanie said.
The Vinyasa Flow is a 60 minute class where each movement is synchronised to a breath.
“The breath is given primacy acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next,” Melanie said.
“Expect to move from pose to pose a little more quickly. This class is a combination of strength, balance, poses, core work and is alignment oriented.
Third Age Yoga is for those 65 years plus and is a 45-minute class.
“The class is designed to help you safely improve mobility, strength and balance while teaching you how to relax and feel less stressed.
“This class is taught in two ways – using a chair or a mat – each individual is different.”
There is Kids Yoga (under 12 and 40 minutes) and Teens Yoga (13-17 years and 60 minutes).
Melanie said yoga for kids includes poses for strength, flexibility, balance, focus, coordination and helped boost self-esteem.
Emma Piltz will be teaching in the studio each Thursday and Saturday.