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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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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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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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Slow Down to Spark Up – Restorative Workshop for the Mind and Body with Meg Berryman

Slow Down to Spark Up - Restorative Workshop for the Mind and Body with Meg Berryman

Join yoga teacher, mindfulness mentor and wellbeing coach Meg Berryman for a very special yoga workshop on Wednesday 7 October that will reconnect you with the innermost needs of your body and mind.

Explore postures, breath-work and meditation and rediscover your path to energy, wellbeing and balance.

Participants will leave feeling renewed, energised, calm and focused with their inner wellbeing wisdom awakened.

No prior yoga or meditation experience necessary.

When: Wednesday 7 October 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Where: Level 1, 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: $25.
What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing.

Slow Down to Spark Up - Restorative Workshop for the Mind and Body with Meg Berryman


About Meg Berryman

meg-berrymanMeg Berryman is a yoga teacher, mindfulness mentor and wellbeing coach who specialises in working with driven women who are ready to banish anxiety and exhaustion.

Her focus is not only sharing simple mindfulness and self compassion tools and techniques, but on empowering women to reconnect with what they intuitively know will work for their bodies and minds.

Having left a career in international public health, Meg now shares the wellbeing wisdom she has garnered from her own healing journey and explores the values of health, freedom and purpose via her website – www.beyondbeingwell.com.


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Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg-Olivier 23-25 October 2015

 Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg-Olivier 23-25 October 2015

Come and join Simon Borg-Olivier for five transformative yoga sessions introducing his Yoga Synergy style.

Over the course of the weekend, Simon will be presenting five sessions:
1. Yogic Secrets of Your Spine (Friday 23 Oct from 6:30pm-9:30pm).
2. Yogic Secrets of Your Legs (Saturday 24 Oct from 12noon-3pm).
3. Yogic Secrets of Your Arms (Saturday 24 Oct from 4pm-7pm).
4. Yogic Secrets of Your Breathing (Sunday 25 Oct from 9am-12noon.
5. Yogic Secrets of Meditation in Action (Sunday 25 Oct from 1pm-4pm).

When: 5 sessions (15 hours) from Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October 2015
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost:$295.

Places are strictly limited so enrol today!

 Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg-Olivier 23-25 October 2015


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Introduction to Jivamukti Yoga with Katie Manitsas 18 April 2015

Introduction to Jivamukti Yoga with Katie Manitsas 18 April 2015

In this two hour workshop, Katie Manitsas will introduce you to the fundamentals of Jivamukti Yoga. We will practice dynamic asana (but don’t worry all levels of experience are welcome!), discuss yogic scripture, meditate, breathe and chant.

Jivamukti Yoga provides a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. My aim is to not only train your body, but to educate your heart, your soul, and your mind. As you learn to move from asana to asana, we will discover together that your yoga practice makes a real impact on the way you live your life.

About Katie Manitsas

Katie Manitsas was the director of Jivamukti Yoga Sydney (formerly Samadhi Yoga) for many years, and now focuses on her young family, her passion for activism and her studies. Katie was the first certified Advanced Jivamukti Yoga teacher in Australia and has also studied extensively with the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda under the guidance of Mother Maya, as well as being a qualified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She completed training as a doula (birthing companion) in 2009. Simon Low from Triyoga was the teacher who encouraged Katie to begin teaching.

Katie is a writer for various publications and has had three books published ‘Spiritual Survival and the City’, ‘Yoga Off the Mat’ and ‘The Yoga of Birth’. Katie is the mother of three young boys and lives in Sydney’s Inner West.

When: Saturday 18 April 2015, 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost:Early bird of $40 until 15 April 2015. $45 from 16 April 2015.

Introduction to Jivamukti Yoga with Katie Manitsas 18 April 2015


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Ashtanga Beginners Level 2 Workshop Series with Kat Sadler

Ashtanga Beginners Level 2 Workshop Series with Kat Sadler 31 Jan to 28 Feb 2015

This is a series of 4 workshops. This course will cover important fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series (Yoga Chikitsa). Building on from the first course which covered the standing postures, this course will move through the first half of the seated sequence, focussing on forward bends, hip openers and twists, and introduce the finishing sequence, which includes a variety of inversions. Students will also be introduced to some basic pranayama techniques and learn how to move through the sequence in time with the traditional Sanskrit count.

At the end of the course, students will feel confident taking a half primary class or practising in a Mysore setting. As you will be learning a sequence of yoga postures, it is important that you attend each class in order.

When: Saturdays 31 January 1:30-3:30pm, 7 February 1:30-3:30pm, 14 February 1:30-3:30pm, 28 February 1:30-3:30pm. Note: No workshop on Saturday 21 February 2015
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost:$150 for the four session (8 hours).

Places are limited so enrol today!

Ashtanga Beginners Level 2 Workshop Series with Kat Sadler 31 Jan to 28 Feb 2015


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Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Paul Frechtling 10-12 April 2015

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Paul Frechtling 10-12 April 2015

Come and join one of Australia’s Senior Ashtanga Teachers, Paul Frechtling, in this Ashtanga Yoga weekend intensive. Comprised of four individual sessions over three days, this is a level and quality of training you would not want to miss. Take your Ashtanga practice to the next level.

When: Friday 10 April 7-9pm, Saturday 11 April 6:15-8:15am, Saturday 11 April 1-4pm, Sunday 12 April 6:30-8:30am
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: 1 session $35 (reduced from $45).
Any 2 sessions $70 (reduced from $80).
Any 3 sessions $95 (reduced from $105).
All 4 sessions $120 (reduced from $130).
Enrol: Place are limited. To select which sessions you are attending, either click on the enrol button below or on SIGN-UP button at the bottom of the page.

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend at Canberra Yoga Space with Paul Frechtling April 2015


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Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Workshop Series Oct-Nov 2014

Ashtanga Beginners Workshop Series

**PLACES LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS.

**ENROLLMENT CLOSING FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, at 12:00 MIDNIGHT.

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Workshop Series is series of 4 workshops with Kat Sadler to familiarise you with Ashtanga Yoga, and provide you confidence practising this style of yoga.

It will introduce you to the sequence, breath work and safe postural alignment in majority of the poses in the Primary Series. To gain the maximum benefit in practising Ashtanga Yoga, it is beneficial to work on the foundation and safe execution of each pose, understand vinyasa (breath synchronised with body movement), cultivate techniques in activating the bandhas, and understand the process towards cultivating a meditative practice. These elements will be covered over the course of the four Saturday workshops.

When: 4 consecutive Saturdays starting on 18 October 1:30-3:30pm, 25 October 1:30-3:30pm, 1 November 1:30-3:30pm and 8 November 1:30pm-3:30pm
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606
Cost: $150 for the four session (8 hours)

Ashtanga Beginners Workshop Series


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