As you all know I am passionate about getting rid of chemicals in our homes to foster a healthier way of living. Carrie Gentles from Anula Healing and I are holding another workshop on Sunday 27 May 10am-12noon. We will show you how to switch three beauty products containing chemicals and other nasties, and switch them for three all natural, cost effective products containing pure Young Living Essential Oils. Everyone welcome to join us - it's a lot of fun.
To learn and study the art of yoga, a little discipline and consistency is necessary. We value these qualities highly as teachers and yoga practitioners ourselves. Ultimately, the more we get on the mat to practice, the greater the rewards to our physical and mental health and to the way we move in the world. Having a regular practice allows us to take time out of our busy lives to observe, to notice and be present. Consistently coming onto the mat over time allows us to experience our patterns and habits.
Led Practice is a perfect environment to observe ourselves. We all practice together - a teacher or Level 2 student calls and leads each asana and we all follow. We adjust the asanas to our individual capacity by shortening the timings or taking support with equipment. It's a gateway to home practice and a magnificent way to start your weekend!
Home Practice Workshop
Ultimately, we encourage our students to practise at home. This keeps a rhythm and situates your yoga practice as part of your life. It gives it a priority amongst all the other demands and noise in your life and brings harmony and balance.
The Home Practice Workshop takes place on Saturday 3 August 1.00-4.00pm.Join me! Bookings in class.
I can't quite believe it's the start of another new term! The positive side of arriving at the start of term, is that it does give us the opportunity to embark upon the study and practice of yoga with fresh eyes. Yoga is not a short term endeavour. It is a path of self study and ultimately, transformation. This is a big undertaking, but we can break it down into bite size pieces, one term at a time.
Join Steph, Fiona, Sharon and myself as we tread the path of yoga again this term. Small steps may mean we learn how to walk a little more comfortably, how to align the body with more ease in Trikonasana. For some it may mean more range of movement for their golf swing, or maybe even to sit quietly and be present for a few minutes each day.
What will the practice of Yoga teach you this term?
We have one more week of holidays before Term 3 starts on 22 July. There is a class tomorrow MONDAY 15 JULY AT 9.30AM based around restorative yoga.
There is also Led Practice on SATURDAY 21 JULY AT 7.00AM.
All students are welcome to attend and we would love to see you on the mat to prepare for the term ahead. Online bookings are open and we hope you will join Steph, Fiona Sharon and myself again this term to continue to study and practice yoga together.
'Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.'
Although it's great to take a break, two weeks without practising Yoga is quite a long time. Once Yoga has seeped into your muscles, bones and psyche, it becomes part of your life. Although it is often tough to make time for ourselves, to have a regular yoga practice is essential on so many levels.
Firstly, it is the mother of all self care options. Yes, it's hard work. Yes, you may have to get up early to practice. Yes, you may have to take time out of your home and work life to come to class each week. But there is no denying the feeling of being grounded, energised and ready to go back to the busy lives we have, at the end of a class or a practice. The world is the same, but there is a shift in the way we see the world. Our perspective changes
Yoga gives us a fit and healthy body. However, it's the effect on our mind that is most interesting. There is a lot of talk about mindfulness at the moment but yoga was around long before mindfulness became a concept. Yoga teaches us to be in the present, to observe ourselves and ultimately the behaviour of the mind, which is usually pretty crazy for most of us. It is an opportunity to show up and learn about ourselves. If you want to change your life (or even the world), change yourself first and others around you will start to change. Yoga is a great tool for this. When students start to practice regularly, when they show up to class each week and practice a little at home, they often make healthier choices about food, time management or any number of issues. I'm not claiming you can change the world, or morph into another person, that would be really crazy. But we can sit with ourselves and really notice what's going on when we practice. When we invest time in this way, we will see the changes within us. Small ones that may go unnoticed initially, but keep coming to class or getting on the mat at home, and you will see the shift at some point in time. That's what keeps us all practising yoga, no matter what our age, ability or circumstances. Yoga presents us with possibilities to change, to let go of the past and enter a new space in our lives.
So what are you waiting for? Get on your mat or get to a class in the holiday break.
Tuesday 9 July 6-7.30pm: General casual class with Tricia
Wednesday 10 July 9.30-11.00am: General/Gentle casual with Sharon
Monday 15 July 9.30-11.00am: General casual with Tricia
Saturday 20 July 7.00-8.30am: Led Practice with Sharon and Fiona - all levels welcome.
These classes are open to all students.
Thank you for another term of yoga and for being part of our yoga community. Please keep up the hard work and come along to the following classes in the holiday break to keep up your practice. Practising Yoga regularly is a great way to keep away colds, flus and viruses.
|Saturday 6 July 7.00-8.30am||Led Practice with Tricia|
|Sunday 7 July 9.30-11.00am||
Relax and Restore with Tricia - Short meditation and yoga for the immune system
|Tuesday 9 July 6.00-7.30pm||
Restorative Class with Tricia
|Wednesday 10 July 9.30-11.00am||
Gentle class with Sharon
|Monday 15 July 9.30-11.00am||
Restorative Class with Tricia
|Saturday 20 July 7.00-8.30am||
Led Practice with Sharon and Fiona
Most of us are not great at self care. In our busy lives self care is not a luxury, it's ESSENTIAL! Research shows that we cannot perform at our best when we are tired and stressed. A well structured restorative sequence can reset your nervous system and change your perspective completely.
Please join me for the final Relax and Restore class of term 2 on Sunday at 9.30am. We will sit quietly for 10mins to create a space and steadiness conducive to learning. We will then move to a sequence for the immune system. This sequence is deeply relaxing and will help to keep away flus and colds. This is a handy sequence for all yoga practitioners and I encourage you to come along. The class is suitable for all levels and the cost is $23, unless you have paid for the 5 sessions at the start of term.
See you Sunday, Namaste