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Yin Yoga Weekend – Yoga As Self Knowledge with Sarah Owen September 2017

Yin Yoga Weekend - Yoga As Self Knowledge with Sarah Owen - 29-30 September 2017

Join one of Australia’s leading Yin Yoga teachers, Sarah Owen for an insightful and rejuvenating Yin Yoga weekend. The Yin Yoga weekend comprises of 3 sessions over two days.

Session 1: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra, Friday 29 September 6:30-8:30pm
Improve your flexibility, open your heart centre and feel your positive energy rise. We will practice conscious breathing, Yin Yoga postures, mindfulness meditation (anapanasati), and deep conscious relaxation (guided Yoga Nidra). By the end of the workshop you will feel deeply nourished, restored and inspired.

Yin Yoga is a restorative style of yoga that uses passive, long-held poses to keep the energetic body active and the immune system strong. This results in vibrant health and resilient energy levels, while the Yin Yoga sequence does not deplete the body of energy at all. Perfect for all levels of yoga practitioner – everyone welcome!

Session 2: Yoga as Self Knowledge, Saturday 30 September 10:15am-12:45pm
Come home to yourself during this 2.5 hour Hatha Yoga workshop including Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. Hatha Yoga uses the mindful integration of physical movements with conscious breath and clear intention. Through regular daily practice, the body becomes strong, the heart more balanced, and the mind more focussed with steady, calm intention.

For thousands of years, Hatha Yoga has been used as a method to develop clarity of attention and to transcend self-imposed limitations in the body and mind. It achieves this by cultivating attention and directing energy through the practices of asana (physical poses), pranayama (breath cultivation), and meditation (cultivation of attention). The term “Hatha” refers to the bringing together, or the integration of, different polarities of being (much like the balancing of yin and yang). This will be an informative and transformative workshop suitable for all levels.

Session 3: Yin Yoga for Cultivating Peace of Mind, Saturday 30 September 1:30-4pm
This deeply introspective yin yoga workshop 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.

In various facets of our lives we are striving for more; seeking improvements or progression along the path. Sometimes the most insightful gift we can give ourselves is the opportunity to relax the fixation to improve, analyse, or explain our circumstances; instead drawing deeply inwards into investigate bare, radical acceptance. Compassionate acceptance is the key to cultivating peace of mind.

“Rather than being dis-heartened by the uncertainty of life, what if we accepted it and relaxed into it? What if we said, ‘Yes, this is the way it is; this is what it means to be human’, and decided to sit down and enjoy the ride?” – Pema Chodron

When: Friday 29 September to Saturday 30 September 2017
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: $140 for all three sessions

Yin Yoga Weekend - Yoga As Self Knowledge with Sarah Owen - 29-30 September 2017

Testimonials

“Sarah is a wonderful teacher, who offers insights and practical knowledge. She is very caring and inclusive in her teachings and encourages you to ask questions, share experiences and bring your whole self to the lessons. I loved every moment of our classes and have integrated my learnings from Sarah and this teacher training into my way of life. Thank you Sarah.” SM

“The training was everything I was looking for and Sarah delivered it beautifully, balancing each day with a mixture of practice and theory. Sarah’s training gave me a greater understanding of anatomy and our skeletal limitations, the ability to sequence based around meridians and individual needs, and new meditation methods to use during my own practice. Thank you Sarah for your experience and wisdom.” NM

About Sarah Owen

One of the leading Yin Yoga teachers in Australia, Sarah Owen was one of the first teachers to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience. She is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute (USA). She has been mentored by Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade and is the coordinator for Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute programs in Australia.

Sarah teaches regular workshops and classes at various Sydney yoga studios, as well as offering Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Trainings each year for yoga teachers and interested students. Her popular teacher training courses are highly-acclaimed due to her depth of knowledge, her experienced understanding of the material, and her personable delivery of the course with more than a decade of teaching experience.

Yin Yoga Weekend - Yoga As Self Knowledge with Sarah Owen - 29-30 September 2017


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50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2018

Immerse yourself deeply in the practice of Yin Yoga during this 50 hour yin yoga and mindfulness teacher training (non-residential) with Sarah Owen. Yin Yoga uses restorative, floor-based poses to nourish and stimulate the deeper energetic channels in the body, providing support for the immune system. Yin Yoga also provides the perfect container to develop deeper levels of self-inquiry and to cultivate the capacity for meditative self-awareness.

During this 50-hour training designed for Yoga Teachers, Sarah Owen will give you the tools to take your practice to a deeper level. You will come away with a clear understanding of safety and anatomical issues pertaining to the Yin Yoga practice, as well as having the ability to creatively sequence yin yoga classes for all levels of students. This training is also designed to deepen your own personal practice of yoga and meditation by incorporating elements of meditation and self-inquiry into your daily yoga practice. The most effective yoga teaching comes from your own personal immersion and deepened personal experience of these ancient methods and teachings.

Deepen your knowledge of the more inward-drawn yoga practices (including pranayama and meditation) and immerse yourself in a personal discovery of the more quiet inner realms. Mindfulness meditation will be explored as an ‘inner method’ during the Yin Yoga poses as well as a seated meditation practice (including the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness).

When: Monday 8 January to Saturday 13 January 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: Early bird of $1,300 until 30 November 2017, full price of $1450 from 1 December 2017.

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2018

The 50 hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Course Curriculum will include the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology specific to Yin Yoga
  • Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props
  • Anatomy of the Subtle Body (meridians and chakras)
  • Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including two specific methods of meditation – Shamatha and Vipassana)
  • Applications of mindfulness in daily life
  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga (including seasonal sequences)
  • Organs and Meridian Health (using yin yoga to affect specific organs)
  • Yin and Yang Theory (basic Taoist theory and the principles of yin and yang – how they are applied to yoga)
  • Yin Yoga and Meditation as referenced in the ancient scriptures (Hatha Yoga Pradipika/Yoga Sutras, Satipattana Sutta, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) for health, relaxation and awaking the energy body
  • Meditation and journaling to deepen the yoga experience

* Whilst this training is designed specifically for qualified Yoga Teachers wishing to teach Yin Yoga classes, this training is also open to dedicated practitioners of yoga, with the intention to use the knowledge to deepen one’s own understanding and practice. To be a certified teacher of Yin Yoga, you must have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification previously.

Testimonials

“The training was everything I was looking for and Sarah delivered it beautifully, balancing each day with a mixture of practice and theory. Sarah’s training gave me a greater understanding of anatomy and our skeletal limitations, the ability to sequence based around meridians and individual needs, and new meditation methods to use during my own practice. Thank you Sarah for your experience and wisdom.” NM

“Sarah is a wonderful teacher, who offers insights and practical knowledge. She is very caring and inclusive in her teachings and encourages you to ask questions, share experiences and bring your whole self to the lessons. I loved every moment of our classes and have integrated my learnings from Sarah and this teacher training into my way of life. Thank you Sarah.” SM

“The Yin Yoga Teacher training with Sarah Owen has transformed the way I teach both Yin and my regular Hatha classes. I feel as though my practice and the way I teach now contains a richer mix of the eight limbs of Yoga. What I enjoyed most from the training was the teachings of the ‘inner methods’ of Yoga. Sarah provided us with a diverse variety of pranayama, concentration, and meditation techniques that can be used once you have set students up in the pose. These practices help to take the students beyond the physical body, so that they can experience the greater benefits – the system of self-transformation – that is Yoga.” AK

About Sarah Owen

One of the leading Yin Yoga teachers in Australia, Sarah Owen was one of the first teachers to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience. She is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute (USA). She has been mentored by Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade and is the coordinator for Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute programs in Australia.

Sarah teaches regular workshops and classes at various Sydney yoga studios, as well as offering Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Trainings each year for yoga teachers and interested students. Her popular teacher training courses are highly-acclaimed due to her depth of knowledge, her experienced understanding of the material, and her personable delivery of the course with more than a decade of teaching experience.

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2018


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Unlimited Yoga Classes over the holidays

Unlimited Yoga Pass over the Xmas holidays

Come and try unlimited yoga classes over the upcoming Xmas holiday period. The pass will run from Monday 19 December to Sunday 15 January, and allows you to attend as many classes as you like over this period. It only costs $69 for over 30 classes. Click here to sign-up.

Unlimited Yoga Pass over the holidays

If you are a beginner or have completed our beginners course, this pass is suitable for you. What you are getting is access to over 30 classes prepared for an advanced beginner student. It also included two different styles of yoga for you to experience – restorative Yoga with Niki De Domenico, and Yoga Synergy with Pippa Matthews.

Please note: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the strongest of all the yoga styles. You are welcome to attend this class, and your unlimited pass will allow it, but be aware that it is strong practise suitable for individuals who are physically fit and with previous yoga experience. If you do attend – remember to practice at your own pace.

Once you have enrolled, you can book your classes through our online timetable.


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KNOFF Yoga Master Classes with James Bryan – 14 to 16 July 2017

KNOFF Yoga Master Classes with James Bryan - July 2017

We feel privileged to announce that James Bryan, co-founder of Knoff Yoga is coming to Canberra Yoga Space for a full weekend immersion workshop this July 2017.

Knoff Yoga is one of Australia’s leading yoga schools, and provides the highest quality training available in the world. With a combined 80 years of experience between Nicky Knoff and James Bryan, having both trained and certified in BOTH the Iyengar Yoga tradition and the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition (1st to 4th series) – this is the first training school internationally to thoroughly combine the benefits of both methods to bring about the full potential in both the practitioner and yoga teacher.

Introducing rigorous technique whilst potent in its fundamental emphasis for the individual to come home to one’s self and taking ownership over one’s own well-being and quality of life — Knoff Yoga continues to provide truly self-empowering and transformative experiences.

** Watch the Knoff Yoga YouTube video below to find out more about Knoff Yoga.

About James Bryan

James Bryan - Knoff YogaJames Bryan was born in Los Angeles (USA) and migrated to NZ in 1969. After studying with B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India (1986) and gaining certification, James studied with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India (1989) and learned the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Out of these experiences and in partnership with Nicky Knoff, the Knoff Yoga System was birthed into existence.

Before yoga, sitting on his back-side in a life crushing office job, led to running marathons in late 70’s and early 80’s. The stretching in long-distance running piqued an interest in yoga.

Weekend Workshop Schedule

Practitioners of all levels and traditions are invited to attend these fun and educational master classes with a modern Western teacher who bridges correct anatomical alignment (injury free) with the energetic principles of Bandha, Drishti, Ujjayi Pranayama and Vinyasa.

These master classes will use the Knoff Foundation Asana syllabus with an emphasis on the Knoff Yoga Principles of Practice, which are universal in application and profound in effect.

When: Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July 2017
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: $275 for all four sessions or $75 per session

KNOFF Yoga Master Classes with James Bryan - 14-16 July 2017

SESSION 1: Friday 14 July: 5:30 – 8pm — Sun Salutations & Inverted Poses – HEATING

SESSION 2: Saturday 15 July: 10am – 12:30pm — Standing Poses, Forward Bends & Sitting Poses

SESSION 3: Saturday 15 July: 1:30 – 4pm — Arm Balances & Abdominal

SESSION 4: Sunday 16 July: 11:30am – 2pm — Twists, Backbends & Inversions – COOLING

This approach allows for sufficient time to investigate in-depth and answer questions as they arise in the moment. This approach is best appreciated from an overview, i.e. instead of just looking at the individual trees, step back mentally and appreciate the view of the whole forest. Watch the Knoff Yoga YouTube video below to find out more about Knoff Yoga.

All participants will receive extensive notes including:
* Knoff Yoga Overview
* Student Creed
* 5 Pillars of Practice
* 24 Principles of Practice
* Principles of Sequencing
* Foundation Asana syllabus (Full, Day 1 & Day 2)

Participants are encouraged to print and study these before the weekend, so as to gain a lot more out of the sessions.

KNOFF Yoga Master Classes with James Bryan - 14-16 July 2017


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Catch Dynamic Classes with Liz Laroche this week!

Dynamic Yoga with Liz Laroche

Don’t miss Liz Laroche’s debut classes this week at CYS!

If you enjoy a dynamic flowing vinyasa, book in  now

Liz teaches Wednesdays after work hours 5-6PM –  starting tomorrow, 12 October.

And Friday mornings 6:15-7:15AM – starting this Friday 14 October

Places limited, sign up through out timetable.

Read more about how Liz can help you here

Liz Laroche comes to us originally from Tucson, AZ but has lived and practised yoga from San Francisco, CA to Adelaide, South Australia to Montgomery, AL and now happily resides in Canberra.

Liz loves the energy created by synchronisation of the body and mind and truly enjoys sharing the many benefits of yoga with others. She is also a firm believer that yoga is for everyone and that everyone can access the physical and transformative health benefits yoga has to offer.

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Kids Yoga Holiday Classes – January 2017

Kids Yoga Holiday Classes - Yoga for Children January 2017

Becoming a child with children
sharing the wonder sharing imagination
being a child makes you complete.

Join us on a journey through the forest, to sea and beyond. What creatures will we discover? Who will you be? What magic can we share?

Our kids yoga holiday classes with Niki De Domenico, offer a safe, non-competitive space for children to have fun, foster self-awareness and creativity while calming the mind and moving the body in a healthy way.

Through games and songs, our classes move through warm-ups to various yoga poses before a moment of rest to explore a visualisation. After yoga we create art about our yoga experience, for example, if we meet a fairy in the forest we make a felt fairy to take home (to remember our journey!).


‘Yoga is a movement of peace. I like doing yoga and you can do any animal you like at the end.’ – Sol, age 5

‘My favourite is being a mermaid in the sea. You have to be quiet, and I feel my heart.’ – Eva, age 3

Classes

Ages 3 to 6
Fridays 6, 13, 20 & 27 January 2017 10:00am-11:00am

Cost: $20 per session, which includes all art materials.


☆ Click here to Enrol – 6 January 2017

☆ Click here to Enrol – 13 January 2017

☆ Click here to Enrol – 20 January 2017

☆ Click here to Enrol – 27 January 2017


FAQS

Can I attend with my child?

Parents are welcome to participate in the session for 3-6 year olds. Please note, when picking up your child at the end of the session – kindly remain outside the room on arrival as the finishing practise may be quiet relaxation and keeping the space quiet supports your child to get the most out of the session.

My child has mobility restrictions or complex needs. Is this appropriate for him/ her?

Please advise us of your child’s full name and specific requirements (including any injuries, mobility or health issues) via our contact form.

What does my child need to bring?

We recommend comfortable clothing. Practise is done bare-foot. There is a small locker room towards the rear of the room where your child can store his/ her personal items. A bottle of water for after the session is recommended.

Are classes linked or progressive as a series?

You can drop in to any or all of the sessions appropriate for your child’s age. Each class has it’s own unique theme, each with a different art project and they don’t build on the last session.


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Congratulations Eli Haski – ACT Nomination for Fitness Australia

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Congratulations to our very dedicated teacher, Eli Haski, for winning the ACT nomination for the Fitness Australia Active Communities Award, based on her mental health class.

Eli runs our Prenatal and Postnatal (Mums-N-Bubs) 10-Week Courses at CYS. If you haven’t experienced Eli’s yoga classes, you can drop into her Wednesday 12:30-1:30PM (Gentle-to-Moderate) class, appropriate for all levels of abilities – sign up through our timetable.

To read more about Eli’s nomination, go ACT Active Communities Award – Eli Haski.

We applaud you, Eli for putting all your heart into your work. We love your work. Just keep going! Best wishes, Namaste.

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Class cancelled – Friday 30 September @ 12:15pm

PLEASE NOTE – Muriel’s 12:15PM (lunchtime) class on Friday 30 September 2016 has been CANCELLED. It will back to normal next week.

Check out our timetable.


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Kids Yoga Holiday Classes – September & October 2016

Kids Yoga Holiday Classes - Yoga for Children September & October 2016

Becoming a child with children
sharing the wonder sharing imagination
being a child makes you complete.

Join us on a journey through the forest, to sea and beyond. What creatures will we discover? Who will you be? What magic can we share?

Our kids yoga holiday classes with Niki De Domenico, offer a safe, non-competitive space for children to have fun, foster self-awareness and creativity while calming the mind and moving the body in a healthy way.

Through games and songs, our classes move through warm-ups to various yoga poses before a moment of rest to explore a visualisation. After yoga we create art about our yoga experience, for example, if we meet a fairy in the forest we make a felt fairy to take home (to remember our journey!).


‘Yoga is a movement of peace. I like doing yoga and you can do any animal you like at the end.’ – Sol, age 5

‘My favourite is being a mermaid in the sea. You have to be quiet, and I feel my heart.’ – Eva, age 3

Classes

Ages 3 to 10
Wednesday 5 October 10:15am-11:15am

Cost: $20 per session, which includes all art materials.


Click here to Enrol for 5 OCTOBER


FAQS

Can I attend with my child?

Parents are welcome to participate in the session for 3-5 year olds. For the sessions for older age groups, parents are welcome to sit at the back of the room or drop off their child. Please note, when picking up your child at the end of the session – kindly remain outside the room on arrival as the finishing practise may be quiet relaxation and keeping the space quiet supports your child to get the most out of the session.

My child has mobility restrictions or complex needs. Is this appropriate for him/ her?

Please advise us of your child’s full name and specific requirements (including any injuries, mobility or health issues) via our contact form.

What does my child need to bring?

We recommend comfortable clothing. Practise is done bare-foot. There is a small locker room towards the rear of the room where your child can store his/ her personal items. A bottle of water for after the session is recommended.

Are classes linked or progressive as a series?

You can drop in to any or all of the sessions appropriate for your child’s age. Each class has it’s own unique theme, each with a different art project and they don’t build on the last session.


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

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 on Wednesday evening, 26 October 2016 from 7:45pm-8:45pm.

Dada Gunamuktananda presents a special event, rarely encountered in yoga circles: a guided tantric meditation using the inherent power of sacred mantra – a powerful technique for peace of mind, self-knowledge and deep wellbeing.


Below is Dada’s talk at TEDxNoosa.


Tantric meditation is the process of centring yourself on your inner self; of connecting to your true self. It’s about finding the essence of yourself within yourself and realising that essence as the inner self of all beings and the entire universe. It results in the deepest experience of peace, love and bliss within, and a loving meaningful connection with all people and all things.

If you have health issues, if you are stressed, if you feel lonely, afraid, anxious or depressed, if you have addictions, if you have trouble focusing, trouble learning, lack of clarity, lack of direction, relationship or dependency issues; tantric meditation will help you with all these things because it will lift your entire being above them all, in the process of embracing your destiny and finding the bliss within yourself.

Discover how this ancient and powerful practice of tantric meditation can transform your life into bliss.

Dada Gunamuktananda trained in meditation, yoga, philosophy and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. Since 1995 he has taught meditation in Australia, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and North America.

WHEN: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 7:45pm-8:45pm.

WHERE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 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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