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Yin Yoga Weekend – Early bird discount finishes tomorrow 31 August

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

Sarah Owen’s Yin Yoga Weekend is fast approaching and we have a few places left. If you are interested to attend, the early bird price of $120 finishes tomorrow night – Thursday 31 August.

Click here to find out more or enrol.

The weekend comprises of the following three sessions.

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: Early bird of $120 until 31 August 2017, $140 from 1 September 2017 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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August 2017 – “The Lion’s Gateway”

August 2017 the Lions Gateway

How are you going? There has been a multitude of energetic shifts on many levels these past weeks, which has meant intense or challenging times for many, as everything seems up for review. Don’t be surprised if something, or everything in your life seems to be in flux now. You are not alone. It does mean that things can be intense and/ or overwhelming.

If you are expanding your awareness to include broader dimensions, every year on 8 August, there is a cosmic energetic alignment that takes place called “the Lions Gateway”. The Lions Gate is when Earth aligns with the Galactic Center, (27 degrees Sagittarius) and the star Sirius, opening a cosmic portal between the physical and spiritual realms.

Increased waves of light and codes of awakened consciousness are streaming onto the planet now, through the Sun and directly from Spirit. This increased light, and accelerated ascension energy is causing huge life altering changes to unfold in one way or another for just about everyone now.

Whatever you are undertaking to learn, master or do differently right now, will leave an imprint that will set the tone for this 9-year creation cycle that started this year. Make each choice a conscious choice. Make it count for your self.

Big things like relationships, career changes, life purpose, health, home, travel, soul work, letting go of material things (and a few other themes too) are highlighted now.

Everything is up for review, and the big question being put forward is, “Does it serve your authentic truth? Does it support you to evolve into the best and highest version of your true self?”

Ultimately, these changes we are each going through serve to align us more fully with our authentic self. And if you’ve been exploring or practising yoga or other avenues on personal development for a while now, you will have an understanding of how this work (on aligning with your true authentic self) has a direct bearing on your HEALTH and well-being. The bigger the gap, the more you split your self energetically, and the more tension there is within and without, the body suffers more stress. So it’s something fundamental well worth paying attention to.

It is important to be gentle with your self during this time of transition, as I’m sure you already know that change isn’t always easy. It can be daunting not knowing what is going on or what is going to happen, and what is next for you, specially when things seem to be crumbling and falling apart on both an individual and collective scale.

Your steady meditative practise will be supportive of you during this time. And our collective body of work at CYS always seeks to support your transition and personal development in this regard.

Feel free to reach out, and stay connected.

In wellness

Monica – Founder/ Director, Canberra Yoga Space

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KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Survey

KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Survey

This 5-minute survey is vital for you to read and complete if –

  • You are interested in attending the KNOFF Yoga 200-hour teacher training this Jan 2018, or
  • You have been looking for a high-standard yoga teacher training to attend in the near future, or
  • You are keen to explore yoga more in depth, attending primarily for personal development not so much for teaching certification

As you may already be aware, in discussions with James Bryan and Nicky Knoff (KNOFF Yoga), we are bringing KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training to Canberra Yoga Space this January 2018. We feel very privileged and honoured to be able to offer this premium-grade teacher training to Canberra, and we are now on the final stages of refining the best format to roll-out this world-class training to you.

This survey is to find out which format works best for you, as we will be going for the option that works best for the majority.

The deadline for completing this survey is next Sunday 27 August 2017.

Why this survey?

For those who attended the three-day KNOFF Yoga Master Classes with James Bryan last 14-16 July 2017, you had an experience not only of the extensive knowledge, but also of how demanding the weekend immersion can be on both one’s energy and physical body. The weekend was an empowering and brilliant experience which has barely scratched the surface, and the 200-hour KNOFF Teacher Training will be delivering more!

It is crucial for us to consider the best time-frame and format to deliver this 200-hour teacher training, so as to allow you to receive the most benefit from the course in a manner that is feasible and digestible.

For instance, if you are looking to be able to teach yoga in the quickest time possible and get the certification under your belt, you may prefer Option 1 – four weeks in January 2018. This option is very compact and intense. However, we understand that this period in January may be the only time you can take off work and other commitments, and dedicate time to finish and complete the entire course in one go. Just know that this option may be more demanding on the entire body; and offers less time in between segments to allow you to absorb and assimilate information gradually.

If you are in no rush to complete a teacher training course within a specific period of time, or if you will have trouble getting four solid weeks off work (away from kids or work commitments) in Jan 2018, then Option 2 may be more suitable for you. This still blocks off a big chunk of time in January — two weeks in January, one week in April, and the last week in June 2018.

Please let us know which option works best for you by completing the contact form below. The deadline for survey submissions is next Sunday 27 August 2017.

Two Survey Options

OPTION 1 – KNOFF Teacher Training offered in one chunk

This option is a 1 month intensive – four weeks, 8 hours per day in January 2018
Discovery Segment – 2-6 January 2018 (5 days, 8 hours per day)
Foundation Segment – 15 January – 3 February 2018 (16 days, 8 hours per day PLUS 2 x 2 day breaks included)

PLEASE NOTE: Sarah Owen’s Yin Yoga 50-Hour Teacher Training falls between the Discovery segment and the Foundation segment, it runs from 8-13 January. Sarah’s Yin Yoga teacher training is complementary, and I (Monica) would personally recommend doing both.

OPTION 2 – (KNOFF Teacher Training offered in three segments)

This option is staggered – 2 weeks in January, 1 week in April, and 1 week in June 2018.
Segment 1 – Discovery Segment (2-6 January 2018 – 5 days, 8 hours per day)
Segment 2 – Foundation Part 1 – (15-21 January 2018 – 7 days, 8 hours per day)
Segment 3 – Foundation Part 2 – Monday to Good Friday (26-30 March 2018 – 5 days, 8 hours per day)
Segment 4 – Foundation Part 3 – Queens Birthday June long weekend, Friday to Tuesday. Monday 11 June is a public holiday (8-12 June 2018 – 5 days) broken up as follows:

  • Friday 8 June – 7:30-11:45am + 1:30-5:45pm (8.5 hours)
  • Saturday 9 June – 12pm-3pm (3 hours)
  • Sunday 10 June – 12pm-5pm (5 hours)
  • Monday 11 June – 7:30am-12pm + 1:00-5:30pm (9 hours)
  • Tuesday 12 June – 7:30am-11:30am + 1:30-4pm (6.5 hours)

PLEASE NOTE: Sarah Owen’s Yin Yoga 50-Hour Teacher Training falls between the Discovery segment and the Foundation segment, it runs from 8-13 January. Sarah’s Yin Yoga teacher training is complementary, and I (Monica) would personally recommend doing both.

SURVEY

Important to note about Yoga Teacher Training:

Most people may think that teacher training courses are only for those who wish to teach yoga. When in fact, it is not. The potential for personal growth and transformation a course such as this (KNOFF Teacher Training) offers, is relevant to anyone interested in evolving into the best and highest version of themselves, whether or not you intend to use the experience to teach thereafter. If you are a practitioner of yoga, and you wish to further explore your journey not only in asana, but more importantly in spirituality, consciousness and self-mastery – this course is a highly potent experience, which is relevant to you.

For teachers – if you are a yoga teacher certified in your 200-hour TT, that last course you did was the beginning of the journey ahead of you. You will find that advanced experienced teachers have done at least 2-3 teacher training courses, after their first teacher training.  Sadly, the industry is plagued with a predominance of sub-standard teacher-training and the watering down of centuries-old techniques that make-up the foundations of true yoga practise.

If you feel you need further training, and you wish to learn from advanced yoga practitioner-teachers who have not only mastered their own craft, but have also trained extensively with the yoga masters in India now deceased (B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri Pattabhi Jois,  and Desikachar), this is your opportunity to get that one solid course under your belt.

Thank you for your input. We value your time, and ensuring this course works as best for you and your requirements as much as possible.

Namaste
Monica Anderson
Founder-Director, Canberra Yoga Space

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Kids Yoga Holiday Classes Term 3 2017

Kids Yoga Holiday Classes - Yoga for Children

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 2 to 6
Friday 29 September, 10am-11am – BOOK HERE FOR 29 SEPTEMBER

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


FAQS

Can I attend with my child?

Parents are welcome to participate in the session. Parents are welcome to either sit at the back of the room if you feel like allowing your child space to explore on their own, or you can join in and participate. If you feel your child is comfortable and mature enough to be dropped off, that is fine as well. The child will probably need to be atleast 4 yeas of age if you are considering dropping him/her off. 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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Knoff Yoga Teacher Training at CYS

We had an amazing time with James Bryan from Knoff Yoga last weekend (14-16 July). It was a privilege to explore yoga poses and spirituality with someone who has mastered their craft and studied alongside two of the yoga masters, Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. lyengar. I found the experience challenging, creative, fun and truly inspiring. Read what some of the other participants had to say —

“Thank you so much for inviting James to Canberra! I really enjoyed the weekend, I found it interesting, challenging and fun! I’d be keen for more workshops with Knoff yoga and I hope James (and Nicky) would come back to your lovely studio.” – Elaine

“I would like to say thank you for organising a workshop with James. It was very beneficial for me. I learned some new poses and I felt great after our practise. I pay a lot of attention to the physical practise because of my issues. I was surprised with myself during yoga class with James, how strong and flexible I became just doing my routine. Most importantly, I had no pain. ” – Elena

“Just wanted to send a personal note to thank you for inviting James Bryan to the studio for the masterclass this past weekend. My partner and I got so much out of it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I remember your initial email (about the workshop) which mentioned the huge opportunity this presented, in particular, learning from someone who’s actually studied and learnt from the yoga masters. Since then, it’s stuck with me and at the same time, it has planted a seed within me to consider this opportunity and whether or not I might become a yoga teacher. To be honest, I never really thought I would be a teacher. But more and more, it’s something that has started to excite me and would love to share with and help others.” – Fiona

“Firstly I wanted to say thank you so much for inviting James to the studio, he was a fantastic and inspiring teacher and I can’t wait to see him here again.” – Claire

KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training at CYS

We are very pleased to announce that CYS will be offering Knoff Yoga Teacher Training (James Bryan/Nicky Knoff) in early 2018. This is the 200-Hour Teacher Training Course, which will cover both the Discovery Course, and the Foundation Course. This is premium quality teacher training, second to none in the world. An intensive and transformative experience, this course requires 8 hours a day in the total period of a month — and hence, we are currently mapping out the best format and length of time to introduce this course. We will be consulting you (the student community) shortly – as we wish to make this amazing training available and feasible for as many people as possible. So stay tuned.

Important to note:

Most people may think that teacher training courses are only for those who wish to teach yoga. When in fact, it is not. The potential for personal growth and transformation a course such as this (Knoff Teacher Training) offers, is relevant to anyone interested in evolving into the best and highest version of themselves, whether or not you intend to use the experience to teach thereafter. If you are a practitioner of yoga, and you wish to further explore your journey not only in asana, but more importantly in spirituality, consciousness and self-mastery – this course is a highly potent experience, which is relevant to you.

For teachers – if you are a yoga teacher certified in your 200-hour TT, that last course you did was the beginning of the journey ahead of you. You will find that advanced experienced teachers have done at least 2-3 teacher training courses, after their first teacher training.  Sadly, the industry is plagued with a predominance of sub-standard teacher-training. If you feel you need further training, and you wish to learn from advanced yoga practitioner-teachers who have not only mastered their own craft, but have also trained extensively with the yoga masters in India (now deceased), this is your opportunity to get that one solid course under your belt.

What you need to do

If you are interested in this course, send us an email expressing your interest. Depending on our survey, the whole of part of the course will be delivered commencing January 2018.  Stay posted for updates via our newsletter.

A glimpse into Knoff Teacher Training


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What is Iyengar Yoga? How can you access the benefits?

Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course

In the first quarter of 2017, we were delighted to welcomed a new teacher to the studio – Jacqui Simmonds. Jacqui is a Certified Level 1 and 2 Iyengar yoga instructor – a style of yoga which I love, and one which can really assist your wider practice.

Here at CYS, we are predominantly vinyasa (flow) focused. I have been looking for a permanent lyengar teacher to join us for quite a while now, as I know from personal experience how beneficial this style of yoga can be. And now, thanks to Jacqui, we are able to offer Iyengar as part of our weekly timetable.

What is Iyengar yoga?

To those unfamiliar with it, Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga named after and developed by B.K.S Iyengar – a yoga spiritualist and guru, considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. Based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga and the teachings of Patanjalis’ classical Yoga Sutra, Iyengar emphasises postural detail, precision and alignment.

Unlike other Hatha styles which take a more experiential approach to the asanas, encouraging you to follow the teacher and find your way into your comfortable seat, Iyengar by contrast is much more focused on getting the physical alignment right for your body — with any errors or misalignments actively corrected.

Another feature of Iyengar is that the poses are typically held for longer. Instead of moving swiftly from one to the next as you would in vinyasa, Iyengar requires you to maintain a pose long enough to understand and refine it. In addition, props such as belts, blocks and blankets are used to assist with enhancing alignment, customising to your anatomy, and minimising injury and strain.

My experience with Iyengar

In my first five years of being introduced to and training regularly in yoga, I practiced five days a week. Monday and Wednesday was dynamic Vinyasa Hatha, Tuesday and Thursday was Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, and Friday was Iyengar yoga.

I loved the vibrant flow of Vinyasa Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, but what really solidified the stability in my practice, refined my alignment and opened my body to its full extension was Iyengar. It also prepared and gave me the strength and confidence to move into inversions such as head stands, fore-arm balance, and shoulder stands. I didn’t feel rushed, and my body felt prepared getting into the pose.

Overall what I discovered was that when practiced together, vinyasa and Iyengar can be extremely complementary. After doing an Iyengar class, you will feel the new magnified capacity in your physical body at your next Vinyasa class.

Vinyasa happens at a certain pace and is great for meditative practice, but there is very little time for refining alignment. Iyengar, by contrast, gives you time to work on your poses, and therefore enables you to progress faster in vinyasa.

Weekly Iyengar classes

If you’re keen to explore the wonderful balance and support offered by Iyengar and to experience for yourself how it can complement vinyasa and other styles of practice, I encourage you to branch out and practise with Jacqui through these two avenues:

DROP-IN IYENGAR CLASS – Fridays 6:15-7:30AM – open to all. Sign up through the timetable here.

COURSE – Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course; starts Wednesday 27 September from 7:45-9PM. Click here to read more and ENROL. Places limited.

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Iyengar Yoga 6-week Course starting 5 July 2017

Iyengar Yoga Course 5 July 2017

We have opened up enrolments to our next Iyengar Yoga 6-week course starting from Wednesday 5 July taught by our Iynegar yoga teacher, Jacqui Simmonds. Jacqui is a Certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

To those unfamiliar with it, Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga named after and developed by B.K.S Iyengar – a yoga spiritualist and guru, considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. Based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga and the teachings of Patanjalis’ classical Yoga Sutra, Iyengar emphasises postural detail, precision and alignment.

Unlike other Hatha styles which take a more experiential approach to the asanas, encouraging you to follow the teacher and find your way into your comfortable seat, Iyengar by contrast is much more focused on getting the physical alignment right for your body — with any errors or misalignments actively corrected.

Another feature of Iyengar is that the poses are typically held for longer. Instead of moving swiftly from one to the next as you would in vinyasa, Iyengar requires you to maintain a pose long enough to understand and refine it.

In addition, props such as belts, blocks and blankets are used to assist with enhancing alignment, customising to your anatomy, and minimising injury and strain.

This is style of yoga which can really assist your wider practice – it complements vinyasa hatha yoga.

Course details

When: Wednesday 5 July to 9 August 2017
Times: Wednesdays 7:45-9pm
Cost: $99 for 6 weeks

Iyengar Yoga Course 5 July 2017

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‘Arc of Ascent’ Kirtan Weekend with David Stringer 4-5 November 2017

Arc of Ascent Kirtan Weekend with David Stringer 4-5 November 2017

As part of his Australian tour, renowned international artist Dave Stringer and band together with special guest Dearbhla Kelly can coming to SOULution Yoga in Braddon. There are four sessions.

SESSION 1: Kirtan Concert with Dave Stringer. Saturday 4 Nov 7-9pm

SESSION 2: The Roar of Joy Yoga Class. Dynamic asana (yoga class) with Dearbhla Kelly, practised to live music with Dave Stringer & Band. Sunday 5 Nov 10-11:30am

SESSION 3: Workshop. “Mantras and Molecules” with Dave Stringer & Dearbhla Kelly. Sunday 5 Nov 12:30-3:30pm

SESSION 4: Kirtan Concert with Dave Stringer – Radiance Sutra Jam. Sunday 5 Nov 6:30-8:30pm

Please note: this event was to be held at Canberra Yoga Space, however due to the volume of attendees for this event, it was necessary to move it to a larger venue at SOULution Yoga studio in Braddon.

When: Saturday 4-5 November 2017
Where: SOULution Yoga, 68 & 69/30 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612

Arc of Ascent Kirtan Weekend with David Stringer 4-5 November 2017

ABOUT DAVE STRINGER

Dave Stringer is a Grammy-nominated producer, singer, composer and innovative modern Kirtan artist, profiled in publications all over the world. Stringer’s sound connects the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sensibility of American Gospel and the ringing harmonies of Appalachia.

Initially trained as a visual artist, filmmaker and jazz musician, Stringer’s focus shifted significantly after video editing work brought him to an ashram in India in 1990. It has also been informed by a subsequent period of service teaching meditation to prison inmates, and expanded by his interest and research in neuroscience.

An articulate and engaging public speaker, Stringer probes the dilemmas of the spirit with a wry and unorthodox sense of humor. His work intends to create a modern and participatory theatrical experience out of the venerable traditions of kirtan and yoga, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all.

ABOUT DEARBHLA KELLY

Born and raised in Ireland, Dearbhla Kelly is a Los Angeles-based writer and yoga teacher. She began her academic training in Amsterdam and received degrees in philosophy in Dublin and Chicago. She is particularly skillful at marrying the more esoteric teachings of yoga with modern scientific insights and the practicalities of everyday life. Dearbhla teaches yoga, philosophy and neuroscience workshops in the USA, Europe and Australia.


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Kids Yoga Holiday Classes July 2017

Kids Yoga Holiday Classes - Yoga for Children 7 and 14 July 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 2 to 6
Friday 7 July, 10am-11am – BOOK HERE FOR 7 JULY

Friday 14 July, 10am-11am – BOOK HERE FOR 14 JULY

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


FAQS

Can I attend with my child?

Parents are welcome to participate in the session. Parents are welcome to either sit at the back of the room if you feel like allowing your child space to explore on their own, or you can join in and participate. If you feel your child is comfortable and mature enough to be dropped off, that is fine as well. The child will probably need to be atleast 4 yeas of age if you are considering dropping him/her off. 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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Next Restorative Yoga Course starts 24 May 2017

Mid-week Restorative Yoga CourseReconnect with the body’ natural reservoir to renew itself. This restorative yoga course allows you to experience the deeper and more fundamental aspects of mindfulness and yoga practise. Allowing you space to pause and pave an opportunity to come home to one’s self. Each session proposes a PAUSE in a predominantly routine-based over-stimulated reality. The opportunity to catch-up with yourself and restore your sense of self, balance and equilibrium to a more optimal level.

This practise is accessible to all levels of ability – Ideal for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Please let Monica know if you are pregnant, as modifications will need to be introduced for some poses.

While a Restorative Yoga practice is ideal for times when we feel depleted or recovering from illness, reserving one restorative practice a week is essential to re-establish self-awareness, and build up stores of energy in you that can prevent conditions of DEPLETION, and pave the way towards SUSTAINABLE HEALTH.

This practise introduces a responsive practise, incorporating elements of both Yang (a more active practise), and introducing your energy and body to a predominantly restorative practise (Yin). This allows you to experience a sense of balance – providing you tools you can use for yourself in order to be responsive to your ever changing needs – the opportunity to warm up, build internal heat, and clear energy pathways (Yang) when you feel dormant or deflated, complemented by the experience of a more receptive or restful practise that allows the body to gain energy (and tap into the body’s natural capacity to renew itself) without using energy (Yin).

The next 6-week restorative yoga course is open for enrolments and starts on Wednesday 24 May and runs till 28 June 2017.

PRICE: Early bird $99, full price $120
TIME: Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45pm
VENUE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street in Phillip, Woden ACT 2607

**Places are limited to a maximum of 18 participants, so book your place now.

Restorative Yoga Canberra


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