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David Chauncy joins the team at CYS

David Chauncy joins the team at CYSWe are very pleased to welcome David Chauncy to the team at Canberra Yoga Space. Join David for early morning dynamic flowing mindful practise – he is teaching two morning classes a week. David’s first class begins this SATURDAY 7 May from 7-8:15AM. Sign up through our timetable.

  • SATURDAY mornings 7:00-8:15am from this Sat 7 May 2016
  • WEDNESDAY mornings 6:15-7:15am from NEXT Wed 11 May 2016

Find out more about how David can help support your wellbeing here.


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Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy with Barbara Jackson 31 July 2016

Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy with Barbara Jackson Sunday 31 July 2016

Back by popular demand – CYS welcomes back Barbara Jackson in July 2016.

Feeling stressed? Need to unwind? We often need time out to relax and rejuvenate.

The crystal ‘singing’ bowls has a powerful, therapeutic effect, creating a balance on physical, emotional and energetic levels.

It is healing at a deep level creating a profound sense of deep relaxation and well-being. Lie down and surrender to the pure resonance of crystal sounds.

Come and join us for some good vibrations at Canberra Yoga Space.

When: Sunday 31 July 2016 from 1pm to 3pm.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: Early bird of $30 till Sunday 17 July, $35 from Monday 18 July to Saturday 30 July. $40 at the door.
What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats and blankets are provided. You are welcome to bring a pillow and extra blanket for comfort.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy with Barbara Jackson Sunday 31 July 2016


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Class cancelled – Friday 1 April @ 12:15pm

PLEASE NOTE – Muriel Mace’s 12:15PM (lunchtime) class tomorrow, Friday 1 April 2016 has been CANCELLED. It will back to normal next week.

Check out our timetable.


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CYS Turns 2 on 15 March 2016

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Tuesday this week marks the second year since we first opened our doors to Canberra on 15 March 2014. It has been a joy and privilege working with you through yoga.

As a token of our gratitude we give you the gift of 2 extra BONUS classes when you purchase a 10-class Yoga Pass, or 4 extra BONUS classes when you purchase a 20-class Yoga Pass. We have also extended our 7-day unlimited yoga pass for new students to 10-days. For a limited time this March. Click on the links above to avail of this offer.


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Join Niki De Domenico this afternoon at 2:45pm

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Join Niki De Domenico for her first yoga class at CYS. She is teaching a flowing vinyasa hatha class from 2:45-3:45pm. If you are looking for an active-flowing yoga class that works on the whole body-mind-breath system, then sign up today through our timetable.


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Ashtanga Yoga Weekend with Paul Frechtling 15-17 April 2016

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend with Paul Frechtling 15-17 April 2016

This weekend workshop, comprising four sessions, is an excellent comprehensive introduction to and progressive practise on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Paul Frechtling has a very personalised approach to teaching Ashtanga, preferring to work closely with individuals in smaller groups, as opposed to large groups.

What this means for you as far as attending this series of sessions is a refinement to your practise and the potential to experience the full range of your ability – under the guidance of a very advanced senior teacher. Paul is known for his easy going, laid back approach that is “without ego”, accessible, and fun.

This weekend workshop is ideal for:

  • Beginners to yoga who are generally physically fit with no mobility issues
  • Regular practitioners in other styles who are interested to get a proper introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Teachers who want to further their own practise or teaching technique, and
  • Intermediate to advanced practitioners who would like to refine and extend their practise to the next level, by working with one of Australia’s best senior Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teachers.

When:  Friday 15 April 6:30-8:30pm (Led Practice)  |   Saturday 16 April 6-9:30am (MYSORE)   |  Saturday 1-4pm (Led Workshop Practise and Refinement) |   Sunday 17 April 6-9:30am (MYSORE)

*** PLEASE CLICK ON THE ‘ENROL’ BUTTON BELOW FOR FULL ITINERARY/ DETAILS.***

Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: Early bird of $140 for all four (4) sessions until 31 March 2016. $160 from 1 April 2016

“Having trained with Paul, he is known for his easy going, laid back approach that is “without ego”, accessible, and fun. The benefits from working and practising with Paul are incredible and palpable from your first class. He embodies a natural grace, soft focus, confidence and ease from years of teaching and practise. This is accompanied by a laid back easy manner and joyful light humour. The sum of which magically ignites a natural sense of joy in one’s practise, a spontaneous expansion and openness in the body, successfully bringing about and tapping into the student’s full potential on the mat. Paul is one of Australia’s most senior Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga instructors, and this is an experience not to be missed.” – Monica Anderson, Director CYS

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend with Paul Frechtling 15-17 April 2016

HOW DO THE FOUR SESSIONS WORK?

Enrolment is for all four sessions. This is designed to allow progressive work over the course of the weekend in both formats – a group led practise, and Mysore (one-on-one) practise.

The Mysore session is staggered in three waves – three groups of 6 students. It is important to arrive on time at your designated time, so Paul can begin working with you, whilst transitioning the earlier group to finish the latter part of their practise. The start times for Mysore sessions are 6am, 7am, and 8am. Full practise for each group of six runs for an hour and a half from the time they commence. You are welcome to leave at the end of your practise. The last wave, will finish their practise at 9:30am. Once you have enrolled for all four sessions, we will email you your designated start time for your two Mysore sessions. There are six slots for each wave.

  • Mysore group 1: 6am-7:30am (max 6 students)
  • Mysore group 2: 7am-8:30am (max 6 students)
  • Mysore group 3: 8am-9:30am (max 6 students)

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited to 18 participants.

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend with Paul Frechtling 15-17 April 2016

For very advanced practitioners who only want to attend the two Mysore sessions – you can enrol in the Mysore sessions only. Early bird of $60 for two (2) sessions until 31 March 2016. $70 from 1 April 2016. Click on this link to purchase two credits for the Mysore sessions. Once you have purchased the credits, you will receive an enrolment email with your allocated time slot for each of the two Mysore sessions.

ABOUT PAUL FRECHTLING

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga has been a big part of Paul’s life for the last 20 years. He was introduced to yoga in the late eighties and began a dedicated daily Ashtanga practice around 1992. Finding the flow of breath and postures of Ashtanga so beneficial for both body and mind, Paul began teaching this style to others so they could also feel the benefits. Paul now teaches in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

Paul has been to Mysore, India to study under the master Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath, who gave him authorisation to teach. Other teachers who have greatly influenced him have been Graeme Northfield, Peter Swanson and Eileen Hall.

He teaches with care and understanding to slowly cultivate deeper awareness and encourage a daily practice.

Paul has studied Anatomy and Physiology to encourage greater body awareness, pranayama and meditation. He has worked with people with injuries and illness and found Ashtanga Yoga to be beneficial for all types of people.


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Kenton Turner teaching Ashtanga Yoga for the next two Tuesdays!

Kenton Turner is teaching Ashtanga Yoga for the next two Tuesday evenings - 16 and 23 February 2016

Don’t miss the impressive Kenton Turner — dipping back into teaching while Kat Sadler is away these next two weeks. Kenton will be teaching TUESDAYS Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Class at 5:45-7:15PM, tomorrow and next week – 16 & 23 February 2016. Sign up today through our timetable.

What to expect from this class and style of yoga –

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a strong dynamic style. It is one of the two main traditional yoga styles hailing from India.

This practise is suitable for beginners to experienced students who are generally fit with no mobility issues (i.e. it is NOT suitable for absolute beginners who are not physically fit). New students are very much welcome.

In this class you will learn the correct vinyasa (breath synchronised with body movement) and safe postural alignment.  Experience the benefits arising from a strong meditative practise.

This is a 1.5 hour led class.  The class is half of the Primary Series – leading up to Navasana / Boat Pose.

See you on the mat!

Namaste
CYS Team


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Kids Yoga & Relaxation Courses with Suzanna Thell

yoga-gardenSuzanna Thell is running two yoga course for kids in Term 1 2016. Please note that these are not CYS courses (you will not find them on the CYS timetable), so please contact Suzanna directly on 0410 135 604 or suzanna@yogagarden.com.au for more information or to book.

Toddlers & Preschool Kids – Tuesdays 12:30-1:15
Share your love of yoga with your child/grandchild in a fun interactive class where you can stretch your bodies, as well as your imaginations!

Primary School Kids – Thursdays 4:00-5:00
Give your child a great foundation in life with the benefits of yoga:

  • concentration & mindful awareness
  • flexibility, balance & co-ordination
  • self confidence & resilience
  • relaxation & inner stillness
  • FUN and connection

Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
When: From the first week in February 2016
For more information: Visit www.yogagarden.com.au. To book contact Suznna Thell on 0410 135 604 or suzanna@yogagarden.com.au.


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Yin Yoga for Self-Transformation Weekend with Sarah Owen

Yin Yoga for Self-Transformation with Sarah Owen 30 Sept to 1 Oct 2016

Explore and experience the multi-faceted aspects of Yin Yoga with Australia’s leading Yin Yoga teacher Sarah Owen for a truly transformative weekend.

Yin Yoga for Self-Transformation with Sarah Owen 30 September to 1 October 2016When: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: $140 for all three sessions

** The course is fully booked **

Session 1: Yin Yoga and Deep Relaxation – Friday 30 September from 6:30-8:30pm
Improve your flexibility, open your heart centre and feel your positive energy rise. During the workshop, you will practice conscious breathing, Yin Yoga postures, mindfulness meditation (anapanasati), and deep conscious relaxation (guided Yoga Nidra). By the end of this session you will feel deeply nourished, restored and inspired.

Session 2: Yoga for Self Transformation – Saturday 1 October from 10:15am-12:45pm
During this transformative session, you will explore the mindful integration of physical movements with conscious breath and clear attention. Through regular daily practice, the body becomes stronger yet leaner, and the mind more focussed with steady, calm intention. This sessions integrates Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.

Session 3: Yin Yoga for Cultivating Peace of Mind – Saturday 1 October from 1:30-4pm
This deeply introspective yin yoga session will include practices to compassionately awaken the body, heart and mind. These simple practices can be repeated at home regularly, creating your own personal sadhana or meditation practice, thereby deepening your capacity to draw upon compassionate acceptance for peace of mind.


Sarah Owen - Yin Yoga Teacher AustraliaABOUT SARAH OWEN

Sarah is the leading Yin Yoga teacher in Australia having trained with Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade. Sarah leads yin yoga teacher trainings and workshops in Australia as well as ongoing mentoring for yoga teachers. She is the co-ordinator for the Sarah Powers Insight Yoga Institute Teacher Training Programs in Australia.

Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2006, and specialises in Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, and Meditation. Her classes can be found at numerous well-known yoga studios in Sydney.


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Opening to Wonder: Dynamic Yoga Immersion Workshop with Mark O’Brien

Opening to Wonder - Dynamic Yoga Immersion with Mark O’Brien 21-22 May 2016

Ignite your creativity and curiosity on your true spiritual path. Suitable for teachers and students.

Opening to Wonder: Dynamic Yoga Immersion Workshops with Mark O’BrienWhen: Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May 2016.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $45 per sessions.

Session 1: Full Monty Vinyasa Flow for Autumn – Saturday 21 May 1:30-3:30pm
This grounding Autumnal yoga practice will integrate many wider aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda with a gentle but intense Vinyasa flow, seasonal pranayama and visualisation to leave you balanced, calm and alive. Expect creative sequences, low, slow, rhythmic movements and to be challenged in unexpected ways to discipline and calm your mind! Mark’s teaching is lively, sometimes irreverent, carefully sequenced and suited to any level of ability and experience.

Session 2: Opening to Wonder… Embrace the not-knowing – Sunday 9:30am-12noon
When we understand that there are things that we do not understand, it makes life beautiful and exciting, full of wonders to explore, full of opportunity for new understanding and personal growth. Wonder comes at the beginning of the spiritual journey; the journey to find real truth and solve the mystery of life. If yet another sun salute makes you feel like it’s “Groundhog Day” this session will show you simple ways to awaken your enthusiasm and curiosity as a core value on your spiritual path. Expect Asana, Breathing practices, relaxation and a good dose of fun.

Session 3: The art of Yoga sequencing for truly compelling classes – Sunday 1-3:30pm
This workshop will teach you to develop safe, effective, creative classes for all levels of student, and help you integrate broader Yoga principles and insights beyond functional asana… and it will save you masses of time planning brilliant classes! Suitable for teachers and students. You’ll leave with a kit bag of useful principles to adapt to any class situation and some tried and tested class plans. This is an interactive workshop including lecture, small group experiments and some yoga practice.

“Thank you for a great sequencing workshop, it has made me feel like I am on the right path with my class sequencing and also given me loads of inspiration for further training in teaching and learning advanced postures” – Ingrid


Mark O'brien - Qi Health and Yoga Manly SydneyAbout Mark O’Brien
Mark is the founder of Qi Health & Yoga in Manly and has practiced Yoga for 23 years with well over 10,000 teaching hours under his belt. He holds Senior/Level 3 membership of Yoga Australia and has led the prestigious Teacher Training diploma at Qi for 12 years.

His teaching is lively and often irreverent using a gentle but intense Vinyasa style laced with practical insights and philosophical ideas to lead the body and mind to receive the profound benefits of yoga.

Mark’s classes use self-inquiry (swadhyaya) to inspire your curiosity to explore how to be truly happy through an organic, playful, grounded and mindful approach using all the tools of yoga, not just postures. He regularly leads training and retreats around Australia and overseas.

Opening to Wonder: Dynamic Yoga Immersion Workshops with Mark O’Brien


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