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Beginners Yoga Course July 2018 now open

Beginners Yoga Course for July 2018 now open

Our MAY Beginners Yoga Course is FULL and CLOSED to new enrolments. We have opened the Beginners Yoga Course July 2018 which starts on Monday 2 July and runs until Sunday 12 August May 2018.

Our beginners course is 42 classes over 6 weeks. You can attend as many classes as you want for only $99. That is less than $2.50 a class!

For more information check out our beginners yoga page.


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Beginners Yoga Course starting 21 May 2018 now open

Beginners Yoga Course for May 2018 now open

Our APRIL Beginners Yoga Course is FULL and CLOSED to new enrolments.

We have opened the MAY Beginners Course which starts on Monday 21 May and runs until Sunday 1 July 2018.

Our beginners course is 48 classes over 6 weeks. You can attend as many classes as you want for only $99.

For more information check out our beginners yoga page here.


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KNOFF ‘Yoga for Holistic Healing A’ (YOGA THERAPY) Course 2018

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Mindfulness training for working with Children with Sarah Owen 6-7 October 2018

Mellow Kids - Natural Mindfulness for Children with Sarah Owen 6-7 October 2018

Join one of Australia’s leading Yin Yoga teachers, Sarah Owen for an insightful 2-day course for parents, teachers and carers: Mellow Kids – Natural Mindfulness for Children.

Children are naturally very mindful and have an in-built curiosity and interest in learning about the natural world. In this 12-hour course you will learn a variety of tools for using natural mindfulness with children to help them feel more grounded, connected, and mellowed out. This course is suitable for primary school teachers, kids’ yoga teachers, home educators, parents and carers – anyone who is interested in sharing the benefits of natural mindfulness with children aged 2-12 years old.

Mellow Kids uses a minimalist, nature-based approach to mindfulness, embracing children’s natural inquisitiveness and curiosity. The activities presented in this course may assist children to strengthen connection with each other and the Earth, as well as developing compassion and cooperation.

This course will include:

  • Utilising the breath as a tool for focus and relaxation
  • Body-based mindful movement exercises (yoga shapes an sequences)
  • Listening activities to develop focus and calm, including story-telling
  • Hands-on creative activities using natural materials.
  • Take your unique creation home with you!
  • A comprehensive course manual with activity descriptions for future reference Practices for parents and educators to stay cool, calm and collected

When: Saturday 6 October 2018, 10am–4.45pm & Sunday 7 October 2018, 9:45am–3:30pm
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: Early bird of $325 until 31 August 2018. $375 from 1 September 2018.

Mellow Kids - Natural Mindfulness for Children with Sarah Owen October 2018

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

Sarah Owen is a yoga teacher and qualified primary school teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with children, including teaching yoga and mindfulness in schools. Sarah continues to develop natural play-based curricula and teaching programs to educate her young son from home. She is the creator of Mellow Kids: Natural Mindfulness for Children. The Mellow Kids program utilises a minimalist and naturalist approach that embraces children’s creativity and uses natural materials for printing, sculpture and simple hands-on play, as well as creatively engaging with the breath, the body and the Earth.

Mellow Kids - Natural Mindfulness for Children with Sarah Owen October 2018

Please note that all payments are non-refundable. You must let us know at least 48 hours before any workshop or event takes place if you will not be able to attend and want to keep payment as credit at the studio. Credit notes can be used for future workshops, courses or classes.


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Beginners Yoga Course starting 9 April 2018 now open

Beginners Yoga Course for April now open

Our FEBRUARY Beginners Yoga Course is FULL and CLOSED to new enrolments.

We have opened the APRIL Beginners Course which starts on Monday 9 April and runs until Sunday 20 May 2018.

Our beginners course is 48 classes over 6 weeks. You can attend as many classes as you want for only $99.

For more information check out our beginners yoga page here.


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50-hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen Jan 2019

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2019

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: Sunday 6 January to Friday 11 January 2019 from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: Early bird of $1300 for full payments before 14 December 2018. Payment of $1450 from 15 December 2018. A payment plan option is available – you can select this option during online sign-up.

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2019

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

Sarah Owen is the leading Yin Yoga teacher in Australia. Sarah 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 2019

Please note that all payments are non-refundable. You must let us know at least 48 hours before any workshop or event takes place if you will not be able to attend and want to keep payment as credit at the studio. Credit notes can be used for future workshops, courses or classes.


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Meditation course starts Fri 9 Feb – avail of early bird discount

Meditation 10-Week Course

Meditation Course starts Friday 9 February, 6:30-7:30pm

Here at Canberra Yoga Space we finish the busy week in the best way we know how. Our meditation course is an excellent was to re-energising the body, clearing stress, letting go of accumulated tension, calming and stilling the busy mind, finding space within.

Until Thursday 8 February, you can sign-up and receive a 10% early bird discount.

Sign up for our meditation course on Fridays 6.30-7.30pm for one of the best ways to unwind and recharge.

The classes develop your ability to let go and find stillness over our 10 week course term.

Benefits of meditation

  • Activating, easy movements that help energise your body and transition you from your busy day into the practice session
  • Flowing, mindful movements to help release tension from body and mind
  • Deep relaxation that gives your body’s natural repair system time to restore balance
  • Sitting practice gradually developed over the 10 weeks to ensure you are comfortable, properly guided and supported to experience stillness and silence

You will be surprised how effectively your practice develops over the course. You will enjoy how refreshed you feel after each class!

“I really enjoyed the meditation classes, Angela has a lovely relaxed way of making you feel special and as though what you are doing is ‘just right’, (even when I was probably quite uncoordinated and ditzy). I went with a friend and we really learnt a lot and had fun while we practiced. We both looked forward to the classes at the end of each (frantic) week and the meditation really helped me relax and focus better. I still practice regularly and would definitely sign up again.”  — Laura Angus

This term’s classes will be lead by Angela Baker.

Click here for more information and to enrol.

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Studio Christmas Party Wednesday 13 December 5:30pm to 7pm

We would like to invite you to join us for some festive chai and light nibbles on Wednesday 13 December from 5:30-7pm at Bharat International (Indian Restaurant), which is across the street from the studio underneath Elite Physique.

Bharat International is a new family-owned restaurant which has lots of yummy authentic Indian food. They serve very generous portions and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cost is $5 which includes free chai and light nibbles.

You are also welcome to order dinner when you get there.

Sign-up here.

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Christmas 2017 – $75 Unlimited Yoga Deal

As a special gift to you, we’re offering a red hot Christmas deal of $75 UNLIMITED Yoga – enjoy 40+ classes over 4 weeks. The offer is for the modified timetable period – Monday 18 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018.

Our Christmas special unlimited yoga period is designed to offer you continuity of practice which is key to personal transformation. The classes running during this period are well-rounded and are designed to meet your need for rejuvenation and recalibration before the new year.

** Classes are appropriate for all levels of practise, and your teachers will be offering variations for each pose to make practise as accessible as possible.

 

***Buy your unlimited Xmas pass here.***

 

MODIFIED TIMETABLE (PDF)

For ease of reference, here’s a PDF of the holiday schedule. Feel free to print off and use on the go. Kindly note, we’re closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan. In addition, classes may be subject to change, so please always double check our live online timetable.

 

Take Advantage of TWO Yoga Intensive Programs (INCLUDED)

INCLUDED in your$75 Unlimited Pass, are two Yoga Intensive Programs. Yoga intensives are a progressive series of consecutive classes designed to optimise mind-body awareness and wellbeing. If you have purchased our special $75 Unlimited Pass, or if you’re on direct debit, you have full access to the following two intensive programmes:

 

Niki De Domenico Core Yoga IntensiveNiki De Domenico 4-Day Core Yoga Intensive
27-30 December (12:00-1:00pm)

Core Yoga helps build awareness, strength and stamina in our core—physically, mentally and emotionally. Physically we need a strong yet subtle core for almost every pose, and off the mat, for stability and for longevity. But don’t equate Core Yoga with a flat belly or six-pack abs—while these are worthy fitness goals for some. Core Yoga has so much more to offer then toning up the abs!

Core Yoga improves posture, balance and breathing. It helps to reduce back pain and creates safer-movement patterns. Core Yoga can even help increase athletic performance (if that’s your thing!). A strong core not only strengthens your body but also your mental and emotional wellbeing. You are more resilient to life’s ups and downs when you live from your core, centred and calm.

Core Yoga is a slow, floor-based practise, where we focus on key muscles—abdominals, pelvic muscles, mid-and-lower back muscles and hip muscles—while maintaining breath and present-moment awareness. By practising this way, we can relax the mind, oxygenate and detoxify the body as well as heal and improve our wellbeing. Remember, if you sit, stand, walk or do nearly any kind of activity: you’re using your core!

If your core could use a tune up during the holiday season, then come along to our Core Yoga Intensive.

All levels welcome!

To reap the full benefits you need to sign up for and attend all 4 sessions in this intensive. Your $75 Unlimited pass or your direct debit pass makes you eligible to attend this intensive. Bookings are essential – reserve your spot online now.

 

Jon Smillie - Vinyasa IntensiveJon Smilie 5 Day Vinyasa Intensive
8-12 Jan (7:00-8:00am)

In this 5-day intensive, we’ll be working with Tapas (that burning fire within) in Abhyasa (practice that aims at achieving a tranquil state of mind) – i.e. a regular, focused practice with some intensity – to burn through Samskara (mental impressions) and set a new pattern that resonates with you for the new year.

What’s on offer is a dynamic, Hatha-based flow, progressing through many of the classic poses, and revisiting these poses on successive days to build depth, strength, and purpose. Clearing obstructions in the physical body, and recharging the energetic body, this fast-track period of practice will establish a new foundation to take you forward in the new year.

Who is this intensive appropriate for?
This intensive is ideal for competent beginners and regular practitioners. Poses will be straightforward – Jon will cue a steady flowing sequence, and invite you to take rests as needed to regulate your own intensity. Practise is accessible – you can just drop back in and re-join when you’re ready to go again. All levels of experience can be accommodated in these classes.

To reap the full benefits you need to sign up for and attend all 5 sessions in this intensive. Your $75 Unlimited pass or your direct debit pass makes you eligible to attend this intensive. Bookings are essential – reserve your spot online now.

 

***Buy your unlimited Xmas pass here.***

 

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Why Meditate? Come join us Fridays 6:30PM

Meditation 10-Week Course

Meditation 10-Week Course starts Friday 13 October, 6:30-7:30pm

Here at Canberra Yoga Space we finish the busy week in the best way we know how!

Re-energising the body, clearing stress, letting go of accumulated tension, calming and stilling the busy mind, finding space within.

Sign up for our meditation course on Fridays 6.30-7.30pm for one of the best ways to unwind and recharge.

The classes develop your ability to let go and find stillness over our 10 week course term.

Benefits of meditation

  • Activating, easy movements that help energise your body and transition you from your busy day into the practice session
  • Flowing, mindful movements to help release tension from body and mind
  • Deep relaxation that gives your body’s natural repair system time to restore balance
  • Sitting practice gradually developed over the 10 weeks to ensure you are comfortable, properly guided and supported to experience stillness and silence

You will be surprised how effectively your practice develops over the course. You will enjoy how refreshed you feel after each class!

“I really enjoyed the meditation classes, Angela has a lovely relaxed way of making you feel special and as though what you are doing is ‘just right’, (even when I was probably quite uncoordinated and ditzy). I went with a friend and we really learnt a lot and had fun while we practiced. We both looked forward to the classes at the end of each (frantic) week and the meditation really helped me relax and focus better. I still practice regularly and would definitely sign up again.”  — Laura Angus

This term’s classes will be lead by Angela Baker and Karen Ivkovic, Dru Yoga & Meditation

Click here for more information and to enrol.

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