We are excited to have Simon Borg-Olivier visit our studio on the weekend of 23-25 October 2015.
If you are keen to attend what will be an amazing weekend of yoga, the early bird special of $250 – instead of $295 – finishes on this Friday 28 August.
Also there are only a handful of spots remaining, so book today!
On December 11 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 each year to be the International Day of Yoga.
Yoga, a 6,000+ year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India (Bharat), aims to transform the body and the mind.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by the 15th and current Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein 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 within yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
In suggesting June 21, which is the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere (Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere), as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi had said that the date is the shortest (longest) day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere (Northern Hemisphere) and has special significance in many parts of the world.
To celebrate, this momumentus day, we invite you to come and join us for a FREE community day of yoga and kirtan. What’s on —
* [4:00-5:30PM] Kirtan music led by Mouli MacKenzie and lovely Dru Yoga teachers/musicians. Music through kirtan is a wonderful way to connect and get-together (satsang). A good opportunity for some bhakti and nada yoga.
ABOUT WINTER SOLSTICE
The equinox (March 20/21, September 20/21 every year – Spring and Autumn) and solstice (June 20/21, December 20/21 every year – Summer and Winter) are naturally occurring seasonal cycles whose energies you can tune into as you deepen your spiritual consciousness. It’s about connecting your soul in sacred ceremony with Mother Nature, the cosmos and the greater universe as you go through your own life transitions.
Winter solstice is the darkest day of the year. We have the least amount of light because the sun is at its lowest point over the Equator.
This is a time of physical and spiritual hibernation. This means contemplation, reflection, quietude and ‘going within’.
You are beckoned to reflect and go within. It is a time of deep inner quietude and pause. At this time you can think about your life and do some planning, as this is the stage before creation and birthing.
Canberra Yoga Space welcomes Kenton Turner.
If you are looking for a dynamic flowing Vinyasa Hatha yoga class, with a good balance of mindfulness, challenge, relaxation and fun – join Kenton Turner for early morning 6:15am Thursdays, and Fridays at 12:15-1:15pm. Book through our timetable today.
“My style of teaching is considerate and inclusive of peoples different levels of energy and fitness. I provide options for progressive movement through each asana (pose). I ensure all participants are practicing at a level they feel safe, secure and accomplished in. I encourage people to progress when I can see they are ready.” – Kenton Turner
Read more about Kenton and how he can assist you in your health and fitness goals here.
(Tomorrow) THURS 30 April 7:30PM – INVERSIONS CLASS with Monica Anderson
If you interested in a gradual introduction to inversions, or if you are interested to explore or refine your safe transition, execution and transition in and out of inversions – join us in this 75-minute class tomorrow evening (7:30-8:45PM).
The first 30 minutes of class will be utilised to warm up the body in preparation for the gradual progression into several variations of these inversions. Inversions to be explored are – handstand, shoulder stand, head stand and wheel pose.
You will not be expected to come into the full free-standing version of the pose unless(1) the instructor finds that you are ready to do so, and (2) you feel ready to do so.
Please note, there will be several variations (levels) to each pose – each variation will (1) establish the stability and confidence in your foundation, and (2) give you clear gradual feedback as to which variation your body is ready for. Practice at your own pace and level of comfort. Your instructor, Monica Anderson, will guide you through each variation.
This class gives you the opportunity to refine and explore these poses outside of what is usually limited time at your usual yoga class.
This class will still be a well-rounded practise — the guided practise will allow you to warm up and cool down at the beginning and end of class.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Back by popular demand – CYS welcomes back, Barbara Jackson this May 2015.
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 May 2015 from 1pm to 3pm.
Where: Level 1, 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: Early bird of $30 till Sunday 24 May, $35 from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 May, $40 at the door.
What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats and some yoga blankets are provided. You are welcome to bring a pillow and extra blanket for comfort.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Between now and Sunday 17 May 2015 – Avail 10% OFF for 10 and 20-class Passes.
Treat a mother you know to some revitalising time on the mat. Or even better, spend some quality time together in a yoga class.
Buy a 10 or 20 Class Yoga Pass on or before Mother’s Day and get 10% off. Share the benefits of yoga – buy a pass and she can use it too. Just let us know the mother’s name who you are sharing your pass with, so we can link it up for both of you to use.
Ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners, this 75-minute practise invests 20 minutes in a fluid-moving vinyasa (Yang), followed by a 55 minute restorative practise (Yin). This allows the body to receive a balanced practise – providing the opportunity to warm up, build internal heat, and clear energy pathways (Yang), complemented thereafter by a more passive practise that allows the body to gain energy (and tap into the body’s natural capacity to renew itself) without using energy (Yin).
Tap into the body’ natural reservoir to renew itself. Explore this balanced practise over a 10-week program.
While a Restorative Yoga practice is ideal for times when we feel depleted or recovering from illness, reserving one restorative practice a week can build up stores of energy in you that can prevent conditions of DEPLETION, and pave the way towards SUSTAINABLE HEALTH.
Open to all levels and abilities.
PRICE: $165 for 10 classes.
TIME: Wednesdays, 7:30pm-8:45pm. Term 2 course starts on Wednesday 29 April.
VENUE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street in Phillip, Woden.
**Places are limited to a maximum of 17 participants, so book your place now. Click here to enrol.
Please note the following CYS schedule change.
Kylie Blacksell’s Tuesday morning “Gentle Yoga and Relaxation Yoga Class” has moved from 10-11am to 12:30-1:30pm on a Tuesday.
This class is ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners. And has also been designed to be ideal for individuals undergoing cancer/ cancer recovery; recovery from illness, stress or depression.
ANZAC DAY SPECIAL EVENT — AcroYoga Workshop with Josef Ishar, 25 APRIL
Join Josef Ishar for an amazing AcroYoga Workshop.
What is ACROYoga?
Yoga combines partner acrobatics cultivates communication, trust connecting, and provides a space for laughter, exhilarating joy, and profound relaxation with others, within and without.
Everybody has the capability to do AcroYoga. Practicing with care, welcoming to explore the degree of confidence in our bodies, minds and souls, and each other, as a community.
Come by yourself, bring friends and (acroyoga-) partners to make it a lovely, playful yogic practice.
WHEN: Saturday 25 April 2015, 1:00pm-3:30pm.
VENUE: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street in Phillip, Woden.
ABOUT JOSEF ISHAR
Josef started Iyengar Yoga Teacher training in Cologne, Germany in 2005 and finished in 2009.
Josef is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Introductory Level 1, and currently holding an Introductory Level 2 Certificate, having trained at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune India.
“For me Yoga is a science which starts with simple actions. These simple actions have noticeable effects on one’s mind & body. This knowledge has been developed by teachers ahead of our time, and passed on from teacher to student. Iyengar yoga provides detailed knowledge on how to physically align the body for the optimal benefit and wellbeing of the student.” — Josef