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FREE Yoga Classes – International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga 2016The second International Day of Yoga will be celebrated on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

As part of this day of unity and community, Canberra Yoga Space is offering two FREE community yoga classes on 21 June. They are both Vinyasa Hatha Classes (Moderate-to-Strong Intensity) at 6:15am to 7:15am and 7:30pm to 8:45pm.

PLEASE NOTE: It is essential that you sign-up for either class prior to attending as the studio has the capacity to accommodate 24 mats. Sign up here.

Background – International Day of Yoga

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India that can transform both body and mind. On 11 December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21st June as the International Day of Yoga.

The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21st June as International Day of Yoga by Honourable Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on 27 September 2014. During his address he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

Mr. Narendra Modi suggested the June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga. Mr. Narendra Modi had said that, “the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.”

Source: International Day of Yoga official website

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Kids Yoga Holiday Classes – July 2016

Kids Yoga Holiday Classes - Yoga for Children July 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

We are running for the following kids yoga holiday classes at the studio on Tue & Wed 5-6 July, and Tue & Wed 12-13 July.

3-5 year olds – 9:00am to 9:45am
5-8 year olds – 10:00am to 10:50am
8-11 year olds – 11:00am to 12noon

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



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.




*** Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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International Day of Yoga 21 June 2016 Canberra

International Day of Yoga 2016 in CanberraThe second International Day of Yoga will be celebrated on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

As part of this day of unity and community, Canberra Yoga Space is offering two FREE community yoga classes on 21 June – Vinyasa Hatha Classes (Moderate-to-Strong Intensity) at 6:15am and 7:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: It is essential that you sign-up for either class prior to attending as the studio has the capacity to accommodate 24 mats. Sign up here.

You may also be interested in attending events around Canberra organised by Yoga Australia in conjunction with the Indian High Commission – Find out more here.

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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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