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CYS Holiday Schedule & Timetable

Below is the studio schedule for Christmas 2015 holidays:

  • Studio is CLOSED from Monday 21/12/15 to Sunday 10/1/16
  • Studio is OPEN on a REDUCED TIMETABLE from Monday 11/1/16 to Monday 25/1/16
  • Studio is CLOSED on Tuesday 26/1/16 for Australia Day
  • Studio is back to full schedule from Wednesday 27/1/16 – business as usual!
  • Term 1 courses start from Monday 1 February 2016 – click here to check out our courses.

Click on our online timetable to check our schedule and sign up for classes – KINDLY NOTE (!!!) our online timetable is always current, ie  You can scroll forward to the date you are interested in and sign-up to the relevant class. As it is a “live feed”, the timetable will show NO CLASSES during the dates the studio is CLOSED.

Here are the classes that are on during the reduced timetable in January.

Reduced-Timetable-Jan2016

 

Have a safe festive season!

Namaste


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What is a Gong Bath? Join Sabine Toh this weekend Fri and Sat, 11-12 December

What is a Gong Bath? Join Sabine Toh this weekend Fri and Sat, 11-12 December

The gong is an instrument used widely in the east as a tool to facilitate deep healing. The gong is an instrument that is synonymous with the beat of your own heart.

In a gong bath meditation session, you will experience the interactive nature of the sound a gong produces. You will feel this in your body as you listen. The entire body vibrates, and whatever the relationship was between your body parts and the whole, it is transformed in a gong session. A good gong session will leave you feeling balanced and replenished.

To experience these benefits, we are privileged to have internationally accredited Kundalini Yoga teacher Sabine Toh visit Canberra Yoga Space for two workshops on Friday and Saturday 11-12 December 2015. Place limited. To book or for more information.


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Timetable update – Ramone Bisset teaching Thursday 19/11 @ 12noon

Timetable update - Ramone Bisset teaching Thursday 19/11 at 12noon
Fresh from her Nepal trip, Ramone Bisset is covering Muriel’s Thursday 12noon Vinyasa Hatha class on 19 November 2015. Join her for an energetic yoga class suitable for beginners to experienced yogis.

Check out our timetable for more information.


Ramone is also running a yoga retreat at Kangaroo Valley – Yogi Spring Clean Kangaroo Valley! – next weekend 27-29 November. Click here for more information.


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Refresh and Revive – Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh

Refresh and Revive - Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh

Finish the school term and this hectic time of year by getting centered, clear and refreshed. Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Join internationally accredited Kundalini Yoga teacher, Sabine Toh in this immersion Gong Bath energetic cleanse and practise held over two sessions. Enrol in one or both of the following sessions.

SESSION 1: Gong Bath and Healing Practice, Friday 11 December, 7:30-9PM

The gong is an instrument used widely in the east as a tool to facilitate deep healing. The gong is an instrument that is synonymous with the beat of our own heart.

In a gong bath meditation session, you will experience the interactive nature of the sound a gong produces. You will feel this in your body as you listen. The entire body vibrates, and whatever the relationship was between your body parts and the whole, it is transformed in a gong session. A good gong session will leave you feeling balanced and replenished.

SESSION 2: Kundalini Practice – Balance and Refresh Your Nervous System, Saturday 12 December 1:30-3:30PM

In this 2 hour workshop you will balance your nervous system, mind and body, plus align the major chakra centres to clear the way for your highest potential. You will use breath, movement and meditation be in touch with your full potential. And from here experience deep insights into what you need to manifest from your heart and soul level, and how to create and keep on track with this well after the practise was enjoyed.

Enjoy the deep energetic cleanse through the Gong Bath. And experience renewed vitality, self-healing, clarity and natural deep overall well-being.

You will receive handouts to the practice and meditation for further home practise so you can continue to empower and find clarity in yourself well after this experience.

COST: Early bird of $50 for both sessions, or $30 for one session until Friday 3 December. From Saturday 4 December, $60 for both sessions or $35 for one session.

Refresh and Revive - Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh

ABOUT SABINE TOH
Refresh and Revive : Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine TohSabine has been a yogi since her early 20’s, has a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Immunology and Biochemistry, and is an Internationally accredited Kundalini Yoga teacher. She lives with her three teenage children in Adelaide, South Australia, originally from Germany.

Passionate about seeing people realising their incredible inherent divinity, Sabine teaches with passion, joy and at the same time relates to students how things work, the basic science and incredible benefits behind postures, breath work and kundalini yoga practise. Her classes are all about you honouring your unique inner divinity, and flowing with that, from where you are right now. Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. This awakening into consciousness contributes to the collective consciousness and potential to transform life for the better for everyone on this planet – and Sabine is passionate about supporting this. Absolute beginners always warmly encouraged and welcome.

For more information about kundalini yoga, you can visit Sabine’s website.

Refresh and Revive - Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh


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Summer Special – Get 10% off Yoga Passes

CYS Summer Special - Get 10 percent off Yoga Passes
With summer in full swing, get active with a yoga class or two.

Get 10% off a 10 or 20-class Yoga Pass – use promo code “CYS15″ during checkout.

This offer is available for a limited time only.

Click here to purchase a 10-class Yoga Pass for only $148.50.

Click here to purchase a 20-class Yoga Pass for only $288.


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Class cancelled – Thursday 12 Nov @ 12noon

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our midday class on Thursday 12 November at 12noon. It will back to normal next week.

Check out our timetable.


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Dave Stringer @ Griffith Neighbourhood Centre Sunday 15 November 2015

Dave Stringer - Griffith Community Centre Sunday 15 November 2015
Join Dave Stringer, one of the most innovative artists of the kirtan movement, for a night of great music on Sunday 15 November 2015. He will be playing a mixture of call-and-response kirtan plus songs from his recent album “Elixir”, and his intimate new album “The Satellite Sky”. This is an event not to be missed.

When: Sunday 15 November from 7pm to 9:30pm.
Where: Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, Griffith ACT
Cost: $37.50

PROMO CODE $5 DISCOUNT FOR CYS STUDENTS: ‘ONE’

Click here to book your tickets.

For more about Dave Stringer visit www.davestringer.com.


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Studio Timetable Update – Weekend of 24-25 October 2015

This weekend we are hosting a series of workshops with Simon Borg-Olivier from Yoga Synergy (which are sold out). Due to these workshops, two of our regular classes are cancelled this weekend only:

SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2:45pm – Michelle Norris’ Vinyasa Hatha Class has been CANCELLED
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 4:30pm – Liz Allen’s Restorative Yoga Class has been CANCELLED

All of our other classes (including courses) are running as per our timetable (usual time). Please see our timetable for more information.


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Are you Mind-Full or Mindful?

What does it mean to be mindful?

What does it really mean to be a mindful person? Mindfulness, the practice of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, is both a daily habit and a lifelong process. It is most commonly practised and cultivated through yoga and meditation, although being mindful does not necessarily require a yoga or meditation practice. These two practises are supportive avenues to allow dedicated time to harness mindfulness in a hectic lifestyle.

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, non-judgementally in the present moment. That sounds pretty simple. It is, however when we start paying attention to how much we really pay attention, half of the time our minds are all over the place and we have a very hard time sustaining attention to what is right in front of us. In our culture of over-stimulation, overwork, burnout, and exhaustion, where we are incessantly connected and distracted from most things that are truly important in our lives – how do we tap into our creativity, our wisdom, our capacity for wonder, our well-being and our ability to connect with what we really value for ourselves?

Mindfulness isn’t just something you practice during a 60-90 minute morning yoga or meditation session. It can be incorporated throughout your everyday life by simply paying a little more attention to your daily activities as you are performing them. Mindfulness starts to get really interesting when we can start to integrate it into everyday life.

Remember, mindfulness means to be present, in the moment. And if you can do it sitting on a chair, then you can do it while waiting for your coffee to be ready, while drinking a cup of tea, eating your food, holding the baby, working at the computer or having a chat with a friend? All of these are opportunities to apply mindfulness. To be aware.

There are some easy activities to do to support mindfulness —

1. Go for a quiet walk. Preferably off the main road. Breathe in, take in the environment directly in front of you, then breathe out releasing tension. Just note when the mind wanders off, then bring it back to gently observing the path in front of you.

2. Pay attention to your breathing. Catch yourself when you hold your breath (usually a sign of tension), then release the breath.

3. Pay attention to your breathing. Focus your attention on the breath. A simple mantra – “Breathe in, this is my in-breath. Breathe out, this is my out-breath.” When you do this, the mental chatter ceases, and you bring yourself to the present.

4. Have a healthy relationship with your mobile device. Set (and keep) specific parameters for usage. This might mean making a point never to start or end the day checking emails (and maybe even keeping one’s phone in a separate room while sleeping), or choosing to unplug on weekends, or choosing to unplug/ switch off the phone when you go on vacation.

More and more research legitimises and supports mindful practise as an extremely effective intervention for a wide range of physical and mental health problems. And as a direct way to manage stress.


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New Course: Mums-N-Bubs Yoga – 10 Week Course

Mums and Bubs yoga postnatal

This 10-week course runs alongside the school term, and has been designed with the intention of providing a supportive, friendly and nurturing environment for mothers and their babies.

Classes have been designed by Monica Anderson and Eli Haski, and taught by Eli Haski. Both Monica and Eli are certified Pre and Postnatal Yoga Instructors.

This is open to mums and babies from 6 weeks old (natural birth), or from 12 weeks (c-section), to crawling.

Enjoy an hour of postnatal yoga for yourself, while taking the opportunity to bond with your baby through song and baby yoga, which is ideal for developing your babies’ sensory development at this early stage. Practise ends with relaxation for you and your baby, followed by half an hour of circle time to share the joys and challenges of mothering.

The yoga poses/ practise (asana) will help you to –

  • Relieve tension and stress.
  • Calm and refresh your mind.
  • Release joints, tight shoulders and lower back.
  • Provide breath and meditation techniques to support your sleep, and help calm your mind and body.
  • Start gently toning your abdominal muscles.
  • Start gently toning your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Support your muscle recovery post birth.
  • Open the shoulders and restore the spine back to its pre-pregnancy length and shape.

This is a nurturing space –

  • Each mother’s unique way of parenting / mothering is honoured and respected.
  • No one specific way or method of parenting is promoted.
  • This is a great way to meet other mums and make new friends.
  • Women are invited to share their experiences in a confidential and safe environment where they are completely accepted and supported.

Please also note:

  1. We are located on level 1 (upstairs), so unfortunately pram access is not available. There is a little bit of space under the stairs on the ground floor if you do need to leave your pram somewhere prior to class. Please ensure that your prams are parked all the way in underneath the stairs, and are not blocking access to the building and other building tenants/ users.
  2. You can bring your baby in a baby capsule or sling
  3. You are welcome to bring bub’s playmat if that helps them settle
  4. Water for yourself, and anything you need to nurse bub. There are two little kitchens located down the hallway on the same floor, as well as toilets.
  5. There are two change mats available for you to use in the studio. Kindly take any soiled nappies away with you.

PRICE: $165 for 10 sessions.
TIME: Wednesday, 10am-11:30am.
VENUE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1, 6/13 Botany Street, Phillip, Woden.

Note: You can join this course after the first week of term has started. You will be enrolling for the remainder of the term, and the cost is $20 x the number of session remaining for that term.

Enrol Mums & Bubs Yoga Course


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