A NEW dance fitness class has spun its way into Perth.
VeraFlow is described as a dance-based stretch class with mindfulness for those seeking a holistic class with a faster pace than yoga or pilates.
Rachel Uncanin, who has become the first instructor in Perth to teach VeraFlow, said it was “quite different from Zumba”.
“I started training to teach VeraFlow six months ago as I have taught dance fitness for six years and the wear and tear was physically starting to appear having sustained a hip injury,” she said.
“As VeraFlow is a gentle, low impact stretching program, it helped with my flexibility, mobility, balance and my overall wellbeing.
“So I wanted to share this program with others who feel tight, stiff, stressed and overwhelmed as it truly is one hour of pure ‘me time’.”
Ms Uncanin said the classes were suitable for all ages and abilities with modifications made where needed.
They start with a warm-up followed by five or six standing routines choreographed with added stretches, which are broken down and practised before each song.
Later in the class, participants use mats to do some floor routines followed by a mindfulness meditation to finish.
“Becoming super flexible and bendy is not the goal,” Ms Uncanin said.
“The goal is to help restrictions in movement, help with strength and balance, correct postural issues and most importantly relieve stress, tension and anxiety.”
VeraFlow Peth runs one-hour classes at Decadance in Joondalup at 9.30am on Mondays and at Studio 44 in Wangara at 6.30pm on Tuesdays.