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New Yoga Course – Mid-Week Restorative Yoga Course

Mid-week Restorative Yoga CourseIdeal for beginners or experienced practitioners, this 75-minute practise invests 20 minutes in a fluid-moving vinyasa (Yang), followed by a 55 minute restorative practise (Yin). This allows the body to receive a balanced practise – providing the opportunity to warm up, build internal heat, and clear energy pathways (Yang), complemented thereafter by a more passive practise that allows the body to gain energy (and tap into the body’s natural capacity to renew itself) without using energy (Yin).

Tap into the body’ natural reservoir to renew itself. Explore this balanced practise over a 10-week program.

While a Restorative Yoga practice is ideal for times when we feel depleted or recovering from illness, reserving one restorative practice a week can build up stores of energy in you that can prevent conditions of DEPLETION, and pave the way towards SUSTAINABLE HEALTH.

Open to all levels and abilities.

PRICE: $165 for 10 classes.
TIME: Wednesdays, 7:30pm-8:45pm. Term 2 course starts on Wednesday 29 April.
VENUE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street in Phillip, Woden.

**Places are limited to a maximum of 17 participants, so book your place now. Click here to enrol.


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CYS timetable change – New class time

Please note the following CYS schedule change.

Kylie Blacksell’s Tuesday morning “Gentle Yoga and Relaxation Yoga Class” has moved from 10-11am to 12:30-1:30pm on a Tuesday.

This class is ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners. And has also been designed to be ideal for individuals undergoing cancer/ cancer recovery; recovery from illness, stress or depression.

Please check out our timetable or contact us for further information or support.


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What is AcroYoga? Join Josef Ishar – SAT 25 APR, 1-3:30PM

AcroYoga with Josef Ishar SAT 25 APRIL 1-3:30PM @ CYS

ANZAC DAY SPECIAL EVENT — AcroYoga Workshop with Josef Ishar, 25 APRIL

Join Josef Ishar for an amazing AcroYoga Workshop.

What is ACROYoga?

Yoga combines partner acrobatics cultivates communication, trust connecting, and provides a space for laughter, exhilarating joy, and profound relaxation with others, within and without.

Everybody has the capability to do AcroYoga. Practicing with care, welcoming to explore the degree of confidence in our bodies, minds and souls, and each other, as a community.

Come by yourself, bring friends and (acroyoga-) partners to make it a lovely, playful yogic practice.

WHEN: Saturday 25 April 2015, 1:00pm-3:30pm.
VENUE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street in Phillip, Woden.
PRICE: $35.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK!

ABOUT JOSEF ISHAR

Josef started Iyengar Yoga Teacher training in Cologne, Germany in 2005 and finished in 2009.

Josef is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Introductory Level 1, and currently holding an Introductory Level 2 Certificate, having trained at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune India.

For me Yoga is a science which starts with simple actions. These simple actions have noticeable effects on one’s mind & body. This knowledge has been developed by teachers ahead of our time, and passed on from teacher to student. Iyengar yoga provides detailed knowledge on how to physically align the body for the optimal benefit and wellbeing of the student.” — Josef

Josef will also be teaching two Iyengar Yoga classes over these next two weeks – WEDNESDAY 15 AND 22 APRIL, 6-7:30PM.  Read more and book.

 


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What is IYENGAR YOGA?

What is Iyengar Yoga?In practice Iyengar yoga focuses particularly on three aspects. Correct body alignment allows the body to develop harmoniously in an anatomically correct way so that the student suffers no injury or pain when practising correctly. As all bodies are different and people have different weaknesses and strengths. Mr Iyengar has also developed the use of props to help the body into the correct positions required. Props are objects like wooden blocks, chairs, blankets and belts that help one adjust or support oneself in the different postures so that one can work in a range of motion that is safe and effective.

An added benefit is that although the therapeutic aspects of asanas and pranayama have been known for centuries, Mr Iyengar’s unrelenting emphasis on correct anatomical alignment and methods of working have refined the therapeutic aspects of Yoga. Thus practice of Iyengar yoga will often result in eliminating aches and pains, improve posture etc. but Iyengar Yoga can also be used to treat many ailments, including extremely serious medical conditions, under the supervision of a suitably experienced teacher. The other two key aspects of asana practice in the Iyengar system are correct sequencing in which there is a powerful cumulative effect achieved by practicing asanas in particular sequences. The concept of timings means postures are held for considerable lengths of time to let the effects of the poses penetrate deeper within the individual.What is Iyengar Yoga?

Join Certified Iyengar Teacher, Josef Ishar these next two Wednesdays, 15 & 22 APRIL, 6-7:30PM, for an Iyengar Yoga practise that will refresh your alignment and freedom of movement, while deepening the stillness in your practise in body-mind. Sign up through our timetable.


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IYENGAR YOGA with Josef Ishar is back! Catch him at CYS for the next two Wednesdays

Iyengar Yoga with Josef Ishar at Canberra Yoga Space

Back in Canberra from his travels for a brief two weeks, don’t miss IYENGAR YOGA with Josef Ishar for the next two Wednesday evenings — 15 & 22 APRIL, 6:00-7:30PM.

Sign up through our timetable today.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Josef started Iyengar Yoga Teacher training in Cologne, Germany in 2005 and finished in 2009.

Josef is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Introductory Level 1, and currently holding an Introductory Level 2 Certificate, having trained at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune India.

Certified Iyengar Yoga guest teacher, Josef Ishar

“For me Yoga is a science which starts with simple actions. These simple actions have noticeable effects on one’s mind & body. This knowledge has been developed by teachers ahead of our time, and passed on from teacher to student. Iyengar yoga provides detailed knowledge on how to physically align the body for the optimal benefit and wellbeing of the student.” — Josef Ishar

Josef will also be running an ACRO YOGA Workshop on SATURDAY 25 APRIL (1-3:30PM) – CLICK HERE for details on this event and to enrol.

Josef Ishar Iyengar Yoga Canberra Yoga Space

 

 

 

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Tuesday 7:30PM – Inversions Class with Monica Anderson

Halasana - Inversions Class with Monica Anderson

TUESDAY 7:30PM – INVERSIONS CLASS with Monica Anderson

If you interested in a gradual introduction to inversions, or if you are interested to explore or refine your safe transition, execution and transition out of inversions – join us in this 75-minute class tomorrow evening (7:30-8:45PM).

The first 30 minutes of class will be utilised to warm up the body in preparation for the gradual progression into several variations of these inversions. Inversions to be explored are – handstand, shoulder stand, head stand and wheel pose.

You will not be expected to come into the full free-standing version of the pose unless(1) the instructor finds that you are ready to do so, and (2) you feel ready to do so.

Please note, there will be several variations (levels) to each pose – each variation will (1) establish the stability and confidence in your foundation, and (2) give you clear gradual feedback as to which variation your body is ready for. Practice at your own pace and level of comfort. Your instructor, Monica Anderson, will guide you through each variation.

This class gives you the opportunity to refine and explore these poses outside of what is usually limited time at your usual yoga class.

This class will still be a well-rounded practise — the guided practise will allow you to warm up and cool down at the beginning and end of class.

We look forward to seeing you there!

NAMASTE.

 

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Happy Easter — Studio Schedule

Happy Easter - Studio Schedule

EASTER 2015

Over the Easter holidays, the studio will closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday 2 April – studio closed
  • Easter Friday 3 April – studio closed
  • Easter Saturday 4 April – studio closed
  • Easter Sunday 5 April – studio closed
  • Easter Monday 6 April – all classes cancelled except Eli Haski’s Monday 7:30pm Prenatal Course
  • Tuesday 7 April – 6:15am YogaFit class cancelled. Studio open for the rest of the day as per usual.

We wish you a very happy easter!

Namaste

The team at Canberra Yoga Space


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Join guest teacher Marcus Edwardes – Ashtanga Yoga, TUESDAYS 17 & 24 MARCH @ CYS

We are excited to have amazing Ashtanga Yoga guest teacher, Marcus Edwardes teaching at CYS this evening (TUESDAY 17 MARCH), and next Tuesday (24 MARCH) at 5:45pm. Don’t miss this opportunity, sign-up online HERE.

MARCUS

 

Marcus first came to yoga for flexibility and believes in its ability to transform and heal. He sees yoga as a tool that helps us through the cycle of life (samsara). As well as practicing yoga daily, this year, he will make another trip to India and embark on a wild surfing adventure in Indonesia. He continues to study yoga with trips to India and New York having been influenced in the Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga traditions. He is currently studying physiotherapy at the University of Canberra (and is loving it!) and ultimately aims to serve others by integrating Western science with Eastern philosophy. When not studying he loves to practice Asthanga yoga, meditate, surf, eat anything vegan and is known to consume ridiculous amounts of green smoothies. Practice, practice, practice and all is coming.

Marcus has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. He loves the beauty, grace and tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga as taught by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and has had the privilege to study in Mysore, India. Marcus is a Level 1 Yoga Teacher and was the first ACT representative for Yoga Australia. He has completed teacher training on the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with David Swenson. And is also a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher having studied with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York.

His classes follow traditional yogic teachings focusing on regular practice (abhyasa), mediation (dhyana), study of ancient scriptures (sastra), strength, poise and steadiness in postures and connection to the earth (sthira sukham asanam). He is sincerely thankful to all his teachers especially R. Sharath Jois, Dr M.A. Jayashree, Professor Narasimha, Paul Frechtling, Mark Robberds, Eileen Hall, Ruth Lauer-Manenti and his first teacher Carmela Lacey.

Join us on the mat tonight and next Tuesday evening!

NAMASTE.


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New Course: Meditation & Yoga for Oncology (Cancer)

Yoga and Meditation for OncologyCoping with a life threatening illness can be a time to assess and decide how we wish to continue. Rather than what to ‘do’, our priorities can shift to how to ‘be’…how to find peace in the here and now. With compassion and understanding we discover how each day has the potential to be filled with peace. From the perspective of activating our heart power, Dru Yoga and Meditation helps us access ways to rebalance the physical, emotional and mental aspects of being human. Gradually we rebuild resilience and navigate our way back into the dance of life.

In this course you will learn sequences to help free areas of tension, or blockages of energy, within the spine. When we move and breathe correctly, natural wave-like movements created from the base to the top of the spine bring life and vitality to who we are. We will also explore meditation and relaxation techniques to help you come back to a place of feeling more balanced.

Yoga Teacher - Shirley CampbellEach course is tailored to the varying needs of participants. Depending on your energy levels of the day there are options for modifying movements , sitting and horizontal positions. Read more about the course or book your place HERE.

This course is led by renowned teacher, Shirley Campbell. Shirley is a Dru Yoga Teacher Trainer (Yoga and Meditation), and a qualified Oncology Massage therapist. Her formal training as a therapist in this specialised area allows awareness and expertise to modify and adjust treatments for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer. Read more about how Shirley Campbell can assist you.


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Ashtanga Beginners Level 2 Workshop Series with Kat Sadler

Ashtanga Beginners Level 2 Workshop Series with Kat Sadler 31 Jan to 28 Feb 2015

This is a series of 4 workshops. This course will cover important fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series (Yoga Chikitsa). Building on from the first course which covered the standing postures, this course will move through the first half of the seated sequence, focussing on forward bends, hip openers and twists, and introduce the finishing sequence, which includes a variety of inversions. Students will also be introduced to some basic pranayama techniques and learn how to move through the sequence in time with the traditional Sanskrit count.

At the end of the course, students will feel confident taking a half primary class or practising in a Mysore setting. As you will be learning a sequence of yoga postures, it is important that you attend each class in order.

When: Saturdays 31 January 1:30-3:30pm, 7 February 1:30-3:30pm, 14 February 1:30-3:30pm, 28 February 1:30-3:30pm. Note: No workshop on Saturday 21 February 2015
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost:$150 for the four session (8 hours).

Places are limited so enrol today!

Ashtanga Beginners Level 2 Workshop Series with Kat Sadler 31 Jan to 28 Feb 2015


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