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Dynamic Yoga Immersion with Mark O’Brien this weekend 21-22 May

Dynamic Yoga Immersion with Mark O'Brien this weekend 21-22 May

Embracing the not-knowing. Grasping the fundamental principle of existence. This weekend with Mark O’Brien is intended to take your dynamic practise to a different level in body-mind-awareness. For teachers, this weekend will be particularly beneficial both in terms of the architecture of your classes and inspiration in your teaching. Join us this weekend – 21-22 May with Mark O’Brien.

“Gradually, each in our own way we discover that living from the Source – which often feels like living from Not-knowing – has an uncanny wisdom about it…. It is what the English philosopher Douglas Harding calls ‘alert idiocy’. Grasping the fundamental principle of existence is recognising that deep down one knows nothing…” — Richard Lang

Read more about this 3-session workshop and book your place online.

Dynamic Yoga Immersion with Mark O'Brien this weekend 21-22 MayAbout 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.


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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

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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Welcome Harriet Adams – TUES 6:15AM Vinyasa Hatha Starts Tomorrow


WELCOME Harriet “Hattie” Adams… 

*** Join Hattie’s first class at CYS tomorrow morning TUES 8 MARCH at 6:15am.

“I have a playful approach to teaching, and encourage student to pace their practice in time with their breath. I want students to feel confident to listen to their own bodies and develop enough comfort and strength in their practice that they can enjoy the sense of flow. There are so many useful tidbits and insights I’ve picked up exploring yoga, and these are fun to share and can make dealing with niggles and potential irritations in life a lot easier to handle.” – Harriet Adams

Harriet teaches a slow fluid-moving Vinyasa Hatha practise. Suitable for beginners to regular practitioners. Ideal for  warming up the body in the morning, building into good vibrant energy for the rest of the day.

Explore the joy in practise with a naturally fun and vibrant teacher. Sign up through our timetable today.

See you on the mat!



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Join Niki De Domenico this afternoon at 2:45pm


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)


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


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.


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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Dynamic Practise for Strength and Inversions with Monica

Monica Anderson - Canberra Yoga Space


If you are looking for a generally strong, active-flowing yoga class that works on the whole body-mind-breath system, while progressively having the opportunity to learn how to safely get into and out of inversions over the course of a few weeks (ie Wheel Pose, Shoulder Stand, Hand Stand, Head Stand, etc) – then join Monica in this fluid-moving Vinyasa Hatha Class.

The class format offers mindfulness, strength-work, as well as that clear relaxed feeling coming out of Savasana at the end of class.

Sign-up today through our timetable.

Find out more about Monica.


CYS Team



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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!

CYS Team

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