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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)

*** PLEASE CLICK ON THE ‘ENROL’ BUTTON BELOW FOR FULL ITINERARY/ DETAILS.***

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

HOW DO THE FOUR SESSIONS WORK?

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.

ABOUT PAUL FRECHTLING

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

TUESDAY EVENINGS AFTER-HOURS – 7:30PM  DYNAMIC + INVERSIONS CLASS WITH MONICA

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.

Namaste

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!

Namaste
CYS Team


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Kids Yoga & Relaxation Courses with Suzanna Thell

yoga-gardenSuzanna Thell is running two yoga course for kids in Term 1 2016. Please note that these are not CYS courses (you will not find them on the CYS timetable), so please contact Suzanna directly on 0410 135 604 or suzanna@yogagarden.com.au for more information or to book.

Toddlers & Preschool Kids – Tuesdays 12:30-1:15
Share your love of yoga with your child/grandchild in a fun interactive class where you can stretch your bodies, as well as your imaginations!

Primary School Kids – Thursdays 4:00-5:00
Give your child a great foundation in life with the benefits of yoga:

  • concentration & mindful awareness
  • flexibility, balance & co-ordination
  • self confidence & resilience
  • relaxation & inner stillness
  • FUN and connection

Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
When: From the first week in February 2016
For more information: Visit www.yogagarden.com.au. To book contact Suznna Thell on 0410 135 604 or suzanna@yogagarden.com.au.


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Yin Yoga for Self-Transformation Weekend with Sarah Owen

Yin Yoga for Self-Transformation with Sarah Owen 30 Sept to 1 Oct 2016

Explore and experience the multi-faceted aspects of Yin Yoga with Australia’s leading Yin Yoga teacher Sarah Owen for a truly transformative weekend.

Yin Yoga for Self-Transformation with Sarah Owen 30 September to 1 October 2016When: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: $140 for all three sessions

** The course is fully booked **

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

Session 2: Yoga for Self Transformation – Saturday 1 October from 10:15am-12:45pm
During this transformative session, you will explore the mindful integration of physical movements with conscious breath and clear attention. Through regular daily practice, the body becomes stronger yet leaner, and the mind more focussed with steady, calm intention. This sessions integrates Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.

Session 3: Yin Yoga for Cultivating Peace of Mind – Saturday 1 October from 1:30-4pm
This deeply introspective yin yoga session 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.


Sarah Owen - Yin Yoga Teacher AustraliaABOUT SARAH OWEN

Sarah is the leading Yin Yoga teacher in Australia having trained with Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade. Sarah leads yin yoga teacher trainings and workshops in Australia as well as ongoing mentoring for yoga teachers. She is the co-ordinator for the Sarah Powers Insight Yoga Institute Teacher Training Programs in Australia.

Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2006, and specialises in Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, and Meditation. Her classes can be found at numerous well-known yoga studios in Sydney.


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Opening to Wonder: Dynamic Yoga Immersion Workshop with Mark O’Brien

Opening to Wonder - Dynamic Yoga Immersion with Mark O’Brien 21-22 May 2016

Ignite your creativity and curiosity on your true spiritual path. Suitable for teachers and students.

Opening to Wonder: Dynamic Yoga Immersion Workshops with Mark O’BrienWhen: Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May 2016.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $45 per sessions.

Session 1: Full Monty Vinyasa Flow for Autumn – Saturday 21 May 1:30-3:30pm
This grounding Autumnal yoga practice will integrate many wider aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda with a gentle but intense Vinyasa flow, seasonal pranayama and visualisation to leave you balanced, calm and alive. Expect creative sequences, low, slow, rhythmic movements and to be challenged in unexpected ways to discipline and calm your mind! Mark’s teaching is lively, sometimes irreverent, carefully sequenced and suited to any level of ability and experience.

Session 2: Opening to Wonder… Embrace the not-knowing – Sunday 9:30am-12noon
When we understand that there are things that we do not understand, it makes life beautiful and exciting, full of wonders to explore, full of opportunity for new understanding and personal growth. Wonder comes at the beginning of the spiritual journey; the journey to find real truth and solve the mystery of life. If yet another sun salute makes you feel like it’s “Groundhog Day” this session will show you simple ways to awaken your enthusiasm and curiosity as a core value on your spiritual path. Expect Asana, Breathing practices, relaxation and a good dose of fun.

Session 3: The art of Yoga sequencing for truly compelling classes – Sunday 1-3:30pm
This workshop will teach you to develop safe, effective, creative classes for all levels of student, and help you integrate broader Yoga principles and insights beyond functional asana… and it will save you masses of time planning brilliant classes! Suitable for teachers and students. You’ll leave with a kit bag of useful principles to adapt to any class situation and some tried and tested class plans. This is an interactive workshop including lecture, small group experiments and some yoga practice.

“Thank you for a great sequencing workshop, it has made me feel like I am on the right path with my class sequencing and also given me loads of inspiration for further training in teaching and learning advanced postures” – Ingrid


Mark O'brien - Qi Health and Yoga Manly SydneyAbout 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.

Opening to Wonder: Dynamic Yoga Immersion Workshops with Mark O’Brien


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CYS Holiday Schedule & Timetable

Below is the studio schedule for Christmas 2015 holidays:

  • Studio is CLOSED from Monday 21/12/15 to Sunday 10/1/16
  • Studio is OPEN on a REDUCED TIMETABLE from Monday 11/1/16 to Monday 25/1/16
  • Studio is CLOSED on Tuesday 26/1/16 for Australia Day
  • Studio is back to full schedule from Wednesday 27/1/16 – business as usual!
  • Term 1 courses start from Monday 1 February 2016 – click here to check out our courses.

Click on our online timetable to check our schedule and sign up for classes – KINDLY NOTE (!!!) our online timetable is always current, ie  You can scroll forward to the date you are interested in and sign-up to the relevant class. As it is a “live feed”, the timetable will show NO CLASSES during the dates the studio is CLOSED.

Here are the classes that are on during the reduced timetable in January.

Reduced-Timetable-Jan2016

 

Have a safe festive season!

Namaste


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What is a Gong Bath? Join Sabine Toh this weekend Fri and Sat, 11-12 December

What is a Gong Bath? Join Sabine Toh this weekend Fri and Sat, 11-12 December

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 your 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.

To experience these benefits, we are privileged to have internationally accredited Kundalini Yoga teacher Sabine Toh visit Canberra Yoga Space for two workshops on Friday and Saturday 11-12 December 2015. Place limited. To book or for more information.


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Timetable update – Ramone Bisset teaching Thursday 19/11 @ 12noon

Timetable update - Ramone Bisset teaching Thursday 19/11 at 12noon
Fresh from her Nepal trip, Ramone Bisset is covering Muriel’s Thursday 12noon Vinyasa Hatha class on 19 November 2015. Join her for an energetic yoga class suitable for beginners to experienced yogis.

Check out our timetable for more information.


Ramone is also running a yoga retreat at Kangaroo Valley – Yogi Spring Clean Kangaroo Valley! – next weekend 27-29 November. Click here for more information.


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Refresh and Revive – Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh

Refresh and Revive - Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh

Finish the school term and this hectic time of year by getting centered, clear and refreshed. Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Join internationally accredited Kundalini Yoga teacher, Sabine Toh in this immersion Gong Bath energetic cleanse and practise held over two sessions. Enrol in one or both of the following sessions.

SESSION 1: Gong Bath and Healing Practice, Friday 11 December, 7:30-9PM

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.

SESSION 2: Kundalini Practice – Balance and Refresh Your Nervous System, Saturday 12 December 1:30-3:30PM

In this 2 hour workshop you will balance your nervous system, mind and body, plus align the major chakra centres to clear the way for your highest potential. You will use breath, movement and meditation be in touch with your full potential. And from here experience deep insights into what you need to manifest from your heart and soul level, and how to create and keep on track with this well after the practise was enjoyed.

Enjoy the deep energetic cleanse through the Gong Bath. And experience renewed vitality, self-healing, clarity and natural deep overall well-being.

You will receive handouts to the practice and meditation for further home practise so you can continue to empower and find clarity in yourself well after this experience.

COST: Early bird of $50 for both sessions, or $30 for one session until Friday 3 December. From Saturday 4 December, $60 for both sessions or $35 for one session.

Refresh and Revive - Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh

ABOUT SABINE TOH
Refresh and Revive : Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine TohSabine has been a yogi since her early 20’s, has a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Immunology and Biochemistry, and is an Internationally accredited Kundalini Yoga teacher. She lives with her three teenage children in Adelaide, South Australia, originally from Germany.

Passionate about seeing people realising their incredible inherent divinity, Sabine teaches with passion, joy and at the same time relates to students how things work, the basic science and incredible benefits behind postures, breath work and kundalini yoga practise. Her classes are all about you honouring your unique inner divinity, and flowing with that, from where you are right now. Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. This awakening into consciousness contributes to the collective consciousness and potential to transform life for the better for everyone on this planet – and Sabine is passionate about supporting this. Absolute beginners always warmly encouraged and welcome.

For more information about kundalini yoga, you can visit Sabine’s website.

Refresh and Revive - Gong Bath and Cleansing Weekend Practise with Sabine Toh


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