Stretching and limbering to prepare for postures and to increase strength and flexibility
Breathing exercises - to learn to control stress and energy levels
10 postures or asanas and their relationship to the nervous system and endocrine glands
While this introduction focusses on the physical practice of yoga or asana, this is just the tip of the iceberg for yoga process.
Meditation Course 1
7 WEEK COURSES $245
MONDAY 8 October 2018 AT 6-7PM
FRIDAY 12 October 2018 AT 11.30-12.30AM
7 Weeks/ 7 different techniques - each session covers the science and philosophy of meditation, with some discussion and 20 minutes of meditation. We cover developing a regular practice as well as the benefits and challenges of meditation. Homework is given each week. This is a fun and inspiring course. After completion of the course all students are eligible to attend our FREE monthly Meditations. See Below for benefits of meditation.
MEDITATION COURSE 2
THE THEME OF THIS COURSE IS SHAME, FEELING NOT GOOD ENOUGH, AND SELF CRITICISM
This course is designed to help participants break through limiting beliefs and feelings of shame, guilt and worthlessness. We look at the science behind some of these states and the philosophy and use different meditation practices to explore and assist with clearing these issues. This course is structured in the same way as the first meditation course - 7 weeks/ 7 different techniques with meditation as homework. These issues can be discussed and explored in a friendly, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
7 WEEK COURSE $245
Saturday 13 October 2018 AT 4.30-5.30pm
We offer a range of in which are taught by our highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners that include mindfulness and meditation. Our upcoming workshops offered are outlined below. If you have any questions about our , please contact our friendly team.
FEAST OF PEACE Yoga WORKSHOP
Presented by Clare Flemming
Join Us For Our Last 2 Sessions
$35 per session and CPD points available for teachers
Session times: 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Session dates: Sunday 7 October 2018 and Sunday 18 November 2018
Join in a feast of gentle movement, breathing practice and sound to promote inner and outer peace.
Across the four sessions you will be invited to experience the intelligent use of breath in movement and the use of Vedic peace chants (Śāntipatham) to enrich your practice and spread the vibe of peace. Students attending will receive a handout with a copy of the Sanskrit transliterated chant and an English translation. You will also receive the password for a vimeo recording of the chant, so that you can practise beyond the class.
The workshop will contribute to CPD points for yoga teachers
Session 1 29/7/2018 Pūrnamadah A peace chant about the infinite nature of the infinite (Source: Īśavāsya Upanisad)
Session 2 19/8/2018 Namo bramhane A peace chant acknowledging the energies that hold and sustain life. (Source: Taittiriya Aranyaka)
Session 3 7/10/2018 Sa ha na / asato mā A chant looking for good relationships and learning between teacher and student, and a chant seeking to move from ignorance to clarity (Source: Kenopanisad, Kathopanisad)
Session 4 18/11/2018 Sam no (a) A peace chant respecting the protective powers of the sun, the deities and the wind. (Source: Taittirīya Upanisad)
About the teacher
Clare Fleming has been teaching yoga since 1995 and has developed a deep passion for Yoga Sutra and Vedic Chanting. She completed yoga teacher training in the Sivananda tradition. She continued training and learning with:
The Heart of Yoga Teacher Education course and workshops offered through Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.
Workshops with Mary Keizer
Workshops offering the intersection between yoga, philosophy and practice with Kausthub Desikachar and by AG and Indira Mohan
Clare is on the teaching staff of the Academy of Yoga and Mind-Body Education and also offers short courses on flowing sequences guided by the breath. She also runs occasional workshops on Vedic Chanting and Yoga Sutra.
kids mindfulness workshop
Author, speaker and Mindfulness Educator Janet Etty-Leal has pioneered Mindfulness for children in Australia. For 20 years Janet has cultivated the art and science of teaching children mindfulness.
Heart, mind and hands-on practices are designed by Janet to captivate children from all walks of life. Her detailed lesson plans equip teachers, therapists and parents with a positive palette of skills, concepts and ideas. Novel, thought- provoking themes combined with physiological and psychological inquiry to promote self-awareness, are embellished with playful activities and meditation practices infused with imagination. Self-agency is promoted with each child.
Published in 2010, ‘Meditation Capsules: A Mindfulness Program for Children’ is written for upper primary and lower secondary students. The book shares ‘road-tested’ ways to help young children develop self- awareness and mindfulness. Each ‘Meditation Capsule’ incorporates resource materials, is easy to follow and use, and includes suggestions for integrating mindfulness experiences and practices into the broader curriculum for children to experience happiness, enjoy learning and get more out of the school day. Studies based on this Program have been undertaken by Masters/PhD candidates in Universities in W.A., S.A., Victoria, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the US and Puerto Rico.
Janet’s second book, ‘A Head-Heart Start for Life: Creative Mindful Discoveries for Young Children’ was launched in April 2018. It offers a beautiful collection of carefully chosen activities for children from 3-6 years of age to build awareness, kindness and happiness. A structured guide which leads the reader through sequential levels of inquiry enhances self- awareness through first-hand experiences of mindful movement, social and emotional learning, character strengths and ways to sustain curious attention with creative meditation practices. The book is infused with opportunities to stimulate children’s imagination.
KIDS YOGA WORKSHOP
BEGINNING FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2018 AT 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Due to expressions of interest, we will be hosting our first Kids Yoga Workshop on Friday 13th July with Yoga Teacher Rosanna Pingatore.
The class cost will be $15.00 per child (school age children and upwards only) and parents can attend as participants for the cost of $15.00 also.
Please apply online if you are interested or alternatively, call and book your spot.
prenatal yoga workshop
coming soon... please call to register interest
PRESENTED BY CAROLYN WRAY
Connect with your baby in this session dedicated to your wellbeing.
This 2.0 hour prenatal yoga mini-retreat will support you to find space and comfort through yoga.
Suitable for women with no yoga experience, as well as those with a regular practice, the class will include modifications for each trimester and for any challenges you may be experiencing on the day.
We will work with the breath to flow through yoga postures and stretches designed to stabilise, strengthen and release. We will cover positions suitable for an active birth and explore the tools of meditation and vocalisation. The session will end with a nurturing and deep relaxation.
There will be time to connect with other women and share a cuppa over morning tea.
About Carolyn Wray
Carolyn Wray has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years and over that time has developed a deep respect for the practice of yoga.
She brings a realism, a warmth and a deep empathy for the place inside you yearning for stillness and wholeness.
Carolyn graduated from the Gita yoga teaching program in 2005 and since then has been teaching, studying and practising. She has completed prenatal yoga teacher training with Bliss Baby and practised yoga throughout her own pregnancies.
Carolyn has taught yoga for ten years in workplaces, studios, gym and private homes. She teaches pregnant women in her general classes and in dedicated weekly prenatal classes.
In her classes Carolyn brings an open heart and gentle, clear guidance for breathing techniques, stretches, physical poses, meditation and relaxation.
Carolyn is a mother of two – a country girl now a woman living in the city passionate about finding peace and wholeness within.