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Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Workshop Series Oct-Nov 2014

Ashtanga Beginners Workshop Series

**PLACES LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS.

**ENROLLMENT CLOSING FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, at 12:00 MIDNIGHT.

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Workshop Series is series of 4 workshops with Kat Sadler to familiarise you with Ashtanga Yoga, and provide you confidence practising this style of yoga.

It will introduce you to the sequence, breath work and safe postural alignment in majority of the poses in the Primary Series. To gain the maximum benefit in practising Ashtanga Yoga, it is beneficial to work on the foundation and safe execution of each pose, understand vinyasa (breath synchronised with body movement), cultivate techniques in activating the bandhas, and understand the process towards cultivating a meditative practice. These elements will be covered over the course of the four Saturday workshops.

When: 4 consecutive Saturdays starting on 18 October 1:30-3:30pm, 25 October 1:30-3:30pm, 1 November 1:30-3:30pm and 8 November 1:30pm-3:30pm
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: $150 for the four session (8 hours)

Ashtanga Beginners Workshop Series


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Sue McShane – Yoga Lunchtime Revolution AMBASSADOR

Yoga Lunchtime Revolution - Sue McShane with her family at Colour Run 2013I love life. Which is not to say life doesn’t get me down or annoy me at times, but for the most part I love life. And I love exercise. It keeps me balanced, perhaps that’s why so late in my life I’ve changed careers to become a PT and yoga instructor? Yoga, running (not fast, more like a hobble and a limp!), and my beloved standup paddle boarding are my favourites. They are my time, just for me, to keep me grounded to keep me present, to allow me to be more for others.

I love my family and we try to hang out together and do things together. The kids are teenagers, so this is no small feat! The colour run last year was an awesome thing to do together. We all loved it, what an amazing experience, I’d recommend it to anyone. And stand up paddle-boarding well that is the bomb! Not so much in winter, but summer, oh man I love it. Such a great form of exercise too, working our muscle slings, legs and arms, and of course balance. Don’t know that I’d be quite as balanced on my board without yoga! And the thought of falling in Lake Burley Griffin… YUK!

My other passion is traveling, with family or friends, I don’t mind which, just let me travel! Preferably somewhere warm, but New York in the winter is pretty awesome even with the cold.

On Lunchtime Revolution…

Americans have embraced yoga, and there are yoga studios everywhere in New York, in fact all over the USA and Canada. People yoga in their lunch breaks, before work, after work, during work. They have embraced the benefits and make time for it. So the question is, why haven’t we in Australia? Do we see yoga as something only hippies do, or do we not see ourselves as a priority?

Yoga is great for you in so many ways. The physicality of it through the poses allows us to strengthen our muscles without impact on our joints, which often times can help rehabilitate, it gives us more flexibility and increases our cardiovascular capacity (who knew you didn’t have to huff and puff through a run or a high impact aerobics class to do this).

But it’s more than just the physical and I’m not going all hippie on you. It is about taking the time in your practice just for you. To stop, to surrender, to let go of everything in the outside world and just be for that hour. We can all benefit from that surely? Especially during our lunchtime. Take a break, just for you and return to work or the kids refreshed, or rush somewhere to buy lunch or pay bills, or scoff lunch at our desk? Not really a choice is it?

See you on the mat!

Namaste,
Sue McShane

View Sue’s class schedule here.


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Yoga Lunchtime Revolution – Starts MONDAY 1 SEPT

Yoga Lunchtime Revolution - Start MONDAY 1 SEPT

SPRING has arrived!  Let us help you come out of winter hibernation and shake off the bugs.  Give your system a fresh surge of energy.


Do you eat lunch at your desk?

Do you think you could use this time a lot better for yourself?

Do you want to energise, de-stress and feel good?


We challenge you to get out of the office, and treat yourself to an hour of 100% quality time.
If you are working in the Phillip or Woden area, grab YOGA for LUNCH at our studio. Sign up to classes through our timetable.

The challenge starts Monday 1 September, and ends Friday 26 September 2014.


Running for FOUR weeks, here’s how it works:

1. The student who attends the most number of lunchtime classes by Friday 26 September wins a 1-Month UNLIMITED Class Pass.

2. Log your name each time you attend class on the LUNCHTIME REVOLUTION LOGBOOK at the studio.

3. Just turn up – no need to pre-register.


The winner will be announced in our newsletter on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Our Lunchtime Revolution Ambassadors are ready and waiting to support you.

Don’t procrastinate any longer.  Yoga offers long-term benefits for your body, mind and soul.  Spring yourself into gear this Monday!

Namaste.

The Team at Canberra Yoga Space


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Book Reading ‘A Journey to Peace through YOGA’ and Yoga Therapy Workshop with Lynnette Dickinson

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We are excited to have two consecutive  Saturday afternoon events this August with Lynnette Dickinson.

SATURDAY 30 August. YOGA THERAPY WORKSHOP – Would you like to learn the latest developments in the application of Yoga therapy in the west and be inspired by the power of yoga therapy and where you can take your practice?

In this workshop Lynnette will review the main themes presented in the plenary sessions at 2014 Symposium of Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR), and selected concurrent sessions. Lynnette will also guide you through some practices taught during SYTAR.

Yoga Therapy is becoming a major treatment tool for post traumatic stress disorder, heart disease, cancer treatment, insomnia, in school programs, eating disorders, chronic pain and rehabilitation programs, and is being used in major institutions (including the US military, police forces and major research hospitals), across the Unites States and the UK.

As well as discussing the cutting edge of yoga therapy research, Lynnette will also address other issues addressed at the conference, including what is a yoga therapist, the difference between healing and cure, yoga therapy as a whole lifestyle treatment and welcoming the full catastrophe of life – avoiding the spiritual bypass.

This is a must attend for anyone currently practising as a yoga therapist, interested in using yoga as a therapy or considering using yoga therapy in your institution or organisation, whatever your reasons for coming your ideas of what is possible in the world of yoga therapy will be expanded.

When: Saturday 30 August 2014, 1pm to 3pm.
Where: Level 1, 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: $35.

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.

Yoga Therapy Workshop with Lynnette Dickenson


SATURDAY 23 August (Free Admission). BOOK READING “A Journey to Peace through Yoga” is a powerful account of a woman’s journey through chaos, chronic illness into recovery and healing.

A three year old girl dreamt of growing up to be a yogi… many years later, in a wheelchair and suffering multiple sclerosis (MS), the woman fulfils the little girl’s dream and walks again. This is a true story of Lynnette’s journey through Multiple Sclerosis, using the power of her mind and the tools of yoga and meditation to manage the symptoms and associated stress of MS.

At this reading Lynnette will share her story with humour and honesty, illustrated by selected readings from her book.

Lynnette will also guide you through some of the practices included in ‘A Journey to Peace through Yoga’, that have been crucial in her ongoing healing journey, including her best held secret in therapy.

You will laugh, you will cry, you will be inspired, this reading is for anyone suffering a chronic illness and their carers, therapists from all disciplines, yoga teachers and anyone who wants to be inspired to live life as it is in this moment.

When: Saturday 23 August 2014, 1pm to 3pm.
Where: Level 1, 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION. Entry by gold coin donation with proceeds going to DRU Yoga Not-for-Profit.

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.

Book reading of A Journey to Peace through Yoga by Lynnette Dickenson


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Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy with Barbara Jackson

Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy with Barbara Jackson

Back by popular demand since our studio Grand Opening…  CYS welcomes back, Barbara Jackson this September.

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:Saturday 13 September 2014 from 10.30am to 12:30pm.
Where: Level 1, 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: $35
What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats and some yoga blankets are provided. Bring a pillow and extra blanket for comfort.
 

Bookings are essential as places are limited.  BOOKINGS CLOSE FRIDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER at 12:00 midnight.

Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy with Barbara Jackson


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A Special Meditation Event with Dada Gunamuktananda – Find the Bliss Within Yourself

A Special Meditation Event with Dada Gunamuktananda - Find the Bliss Within Yourself

Canberra Yoga Space is privileged to have special guest teacher, Dada Gunamuktananda for a FREE Meditation Event Saturday morning, 16 August 2014. From 10:30AM-12:00PM.

Dada Gunamuktananda trained in meditation, yoga, philosophy and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. He has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Marga (www.anandamarga.org) since 1995 and has taught and lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.

In this morning meditation session, “Find the Bliss Within Yourself“, Dada will take you through an introductory technique to find that bliss within. As well as relaxation and stress reduction techniques, which allowing vitality, confidence, mental clarity, improved concentration and memory, creativity, and love for life!

“Meditation is a simple, effective and easy to learn technique for finding peace and happiness within yourself.” – Dada Gunamuktananda

WHEN: Saturday 16 AUG 2014, 10:30am – 12:00noon.

WHERE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 Suite 6/13 Botany Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606.

HOW MUCH: This is a free event. Donations are welcome. All proceeds go towards funding Dada’s continued work and Ananda Marga’s social service projects around the world.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear lose comfortable clothing. You are welcome to bring a firm cushion to sit on. Mats and blankets provided for at the studio, where necessary.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

A Special Meditation Event with Dada Gunamuktananda - Find the Bliss Within Yourself


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Q & A with Patty Kikos – Weekend Event 8-9 AUG 2014

Patty Kikos at Canberra Yoga Space 8 & 9 AUG  2104CHAKRA BALANCING AND GONG BATH HEALING WEEKEND WITH PATTY KIKOS – VIEW EVENT DETAILS.

— Q & As —

WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?

Kundalini yoga is a beautiful practice that includes postures that are designed to stimulate glandular functioning and build nerve strength; mantras (or sounds) that elevate your consciousness, breath work that increases your stamina; and meditation methods that clear the clutter in your busy mind.

DO I NEED TO BE AN ADVANCED PRACTITIONER TO PARTICIPATE?

Not at all. Kundalini yoga is open to ALL levels as it is characterised by the unique manner of moving at your own pace and with your eyes closed in order to maintain an internal focus.

WHAT IS SO HEALING ABOUT IT?

The repetition of a targeted movement based on your body’s meridians actually strengthens your nervous & glandular systems making you less prone to illness. A drishti (or a focus) is integral in each Kundalini Yoga class as it balances the hemispheres of the brain creating harmony within your central nervous system.

WHAT IS A GONG HEALING LIKE?

The gong is an ancient healing instrument that is traditionally used at the end of a kundalini yoga class. It resonates with the beat of your heart so is very soothing , allowing your body and energetic systems to regenerate.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Just like any yoga class, wear comfortable clothing for the three sessions. For Friday evening’s Gong Bath Healing session, you will be lying down for the gong – set yourself up comfortably lying down on your yoga mat. Pad your yoga mat with a blanket. Have a pillow underneath your head. Rug up, and have a blanket to cover yourself. An eye-pillow will also allow you to relax deeply. Yoga mats and props are provided for at the studio. PLEASE BRING, a pillow/s and blanket/s you wish to use.

WHO IS PATTY KIKOS?

Patty Kikos is a respected celebrant, vinyasa & kundalini yoga teacher, workshop facilitator and speaker. Her qualifications as a professional counselor, reiki master & kinesiologist add another dimension to her popular chakra balance courses and workshops. Well known for her transformative sessions, Patty is a soulful entrepreneur whose enthusiasm is refreshing, infectious and inspiring.  Listen to Patty Kikos through our mother company, liveyogalife.comCLICK HERE.

HOW DO I ENROL? Click here.

 


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Gong Bath and Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with Patti Kikos | 8-9 August 2014

Chakra Balancing and Gong Bath Weekend with Patty Kikos: 8-9 August 2014 Come and join Sydney’s renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher, Patty Kikos as she shares the sacred teachings and benefits of this transformative style of yoga.

Comprised of three individual sessions over two days, you have the option to enjoy any or all of the following sessions.

1. Gong Bath Healing Session
Friday 8 August, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
2. Boost your Immunity and Cleanse your Glands
Saturday 9 August, 8am – 10am
3. Balance and Revitalise your Base Chakra
Saturday 9 August, 1pm – 3pm

Places are limited. Bookings close Thursday 7 August at 5pm. Read more details or make a booking.

Gong Bath and Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with Patti Kikos | 8-9 August 2014What is a Gong Bath Session? 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.


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Introducing Sue McShane and “YogaFit”

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We welcome Sue McShane, a certified YogaFit instructor, who will be introducing this new contemporary “yoga style” at CYS.

YogaFit (“Yoga for the Fitness Industry”™) is not one of the traditional styles of yoga.  It is a contemporary approach to yoga developed in 1994 by Beth Shaw. After practicing yoga since 1989 and taking several certifications, Beth began teaching at fitness clubs in Los Angeles. She soon discovered that while traditional certifications taught a lot about the history and philosophy of yoga, they did not address the challenges of teaching yoga in a health club: bright lights, cold rooms, bodies of all types and flexibility levels. She created her own style that combined fitness moves such as push-ups, sit-ups and squats with traditional yoga postures linked together in a flowing format. To make practice more a more “user-friendly” style, she decided not to use Sanskrit names of postures in instruction, and avoided the AUM and chanting which is sometimes associated with traditional yoga practices.  Read more about YogaFit.

YogaFit has the intention of making the benefits of yoga accessible, and hence the reason we are introducing it at CYS.  YogaFit classes are adaptable to bodies of all types and flexibility levels. Combining fitness moves such as push-ups, sit-ups and squats with traditional yoga postures linked together in a flowing format.  Still recognising and incorporating the traditional yoga philosophy, YogaFit classes help you stay present in your life, both by ensuring your mind is calm and still, and the internal talk stills for a while, as well as giving you a physical release through poses that have options for everyone.

Whilst this style of yoga doesn’t use the Sanskrit names for the poses, by using the English translations, such as Downward facing dog and Cobra, the essence of yoga is not lost. At the core of yoga is spirituality, gained through self-awareness, self-discovery and self-realisation, all of which are core ingredients of any YogaFit class.

Sue commences teaching YOGAFIT style classes next THURSDAY 31 July 6:15-7:15AM, and FRIDAY 1 August, 12PM-1PM (noon). View our timetable.

 

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Chakra Balancing and Gong Bath Weekend with Patty Kikos: 8-9 August 2014

Chakra Balancing and Gong Bath Weekend with Patty Kikos: 8-9 August

Come and join Sydney’s renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher, Patty Kikos as she shares the sacred teachings and benefits of this transformative style of yoga, through this August weekend workshop series.

Comprised of three individual sessions over two days (Friday evening and two sessions on Saturday), this special event will relax and rejuvenate you on all levels.

Gong Bath Healing Session Boost your Immunity and Cleanse your Glands Balance and Revitalise your Base Chakra
Gong Bath Healing Session & Intro to Kundalini Yoga
Fri 8th August 7:30pm-9:30pm
Boost your Immunity and Cleanse your Glands
Sat 9th August 8am-10am
Balance and Revitalise your Base Chakra
Sat 9th August 1pm-3pm

When: Friday 8 August to Saturday 9 August 2014
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip
Cost:
1 session – $35
Any 2 sessions – $65
All 3 sessions – $90

Enrol today. Place are limited. Bookings close Thursday 7 August at 5pm. Click on the ENROL button below to select which sessions you are attending.

Chakra Balancing and Gong Bath Weekend with Patty Kikos: 8-9 August

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

 

I. GONG BATH MEDITATION SESSION + INTRO TO KUNDALINI YOGA.  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 to the gong. The entire body vibrates, and whatever the relationship was between your body parts and the whole, it is transformed in a gong session.

Join Patty Kikos as she guides you through this gong bath meditation session, and shares the sacred teachings and benefits of the beautiful art of Kundalini yoga.

Well known for her detailed knowledge and lighthearted approach, Patty will guide you through transformative sequences that will leave you feeling balanced and replenished.

 

II. BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY + CLEANSE YOUR GLANDS. This workshop will help shift your perspective and strengthen your nervous system. Through the practice of a kundalini yoga sequence (kriya) designed to balance your energy and cleanse your lymph glands, you will be supported to renew your energy and spirit during the cold winter months.

 

III. THE BASE CHAKRA + THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SUCCESS. This workshop will work to cleanse, balance and revitalise your base energy centre. The base chakra is the source of one’s sense of safety, stability and security.  Through this workshop, you will gain an understanding of how the way you manage your stress can affect your health, family, home and your ability to create abundance. You will gain an understanding of the deficient and excessive characteristics that relate to your physical body, emotional well-being and mental clarity.

 

EACH WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE:

The practice is done at your own pace and is accessible for beginners to yoga through to advanced practitioners.

Kundalini yoga is a beautiful style of yoga that stimulates your glands & strengthens your nervous system. It’s designed to expand your awareness through:

  •        Postures that strengthen your body
  •        Sounds that elevate your consciousness
  •        Breath work that increases your stamina, and
  •        Meditation that clears the busy mind

ABOUT PATTY KIKOS. Patty Kikos is a respected Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and senior Kundalini yoga teacher, workshop facilitator and speaker, based in Sydney. She has merged yoga and Reiki (Chinese medicine) into chakra balance courses and workshops. Well-known for her transformative sessions, Patty is a soulful entrepreneur whose enthusiasm is refreshing, infectious and inspiring.


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