What's Happening in November, December and January

November

Women's Series Workshops - Yoga for Menopause 

Saturday 30 November 1.00-4.00pm

This is an important workshop for all women nearing, in the middle of or post this transition.  Hormones change, and the way we practise needs to accommodate the body's response to change. This workshop is essential for women to maintain their yoga practice and find balance and a positive attitude during this time and especially for the years afterwards.  The cost is $45 and includes notes and sequences.

December

Relax and Restore Class

Sun 1 December 9.30-11.00am

This is the final Restorative class for 2010.  I encourage all students to come along and take some time out from the busy, crazy pre-Christmas hype and spend some time on the mat to ground and centre, re-energising and cruise through til Christmas.  This class is not open to make ups.  Casual rate $23.

Yoga Room Christmas Gathering

Friday 6 December 5.00-8.00pm

To celebrate another year of Yoga and to meet and chat to other students, join Steph, Fiona, Sharon and myself for nibbles and refreshments.  The gathering will be at my home and you are welcome to come for a short time or for the duration.  I will provide some food and nonalcoholic refreshments.  You are free to bring whatever you who like to drink plus your wonderful Self.  If you would like to bring a plate of something small to eat, that would also be welcome but not necessary.

The Yoga Room will close on Saturday 21 December after Led Practice and reopen for casual classes on Thursday 2 January.

January 2020

The New Year is an opportunity to start over again and to renew your focus and commitment to what is important in your life.  Make 2020 your 'Year of Yoga' and join us for the following classes to kickstart your commitment.

Thursday 2 Jan 9.30-11.00am Casual Class with Steph
Tuesday 7 Jan 6.00-7.30pm Casual Class with Steph
Thursday 9 Jan 9.30-11.00am Casual Class with Steph
Tuesday 14 Jan 6.00-7.30pm Casual Class with Steph
Thursday 16 Jan 9.30-11.00am Casual Class with Steph
Tuesday 21 Jan 6.00-7.30pm Casual Class with Steph

 

All classes are suitable for all levels and all students are encouraged to attend.

Bookings for Casual classes can paid in class on the day or on line at https://orangeyogaroom.com.au.  Use Tuesday 5.15pm and Thursday 9.30am Casual Class booking buttons.

January Intensive - Find your Centre

Wednesday pm 22 January to Saturday am 25 January

The Intensive format gives us the time to develop and refine our yoga practice and to experience the effects of steady, consistent progression over these four days.  It is a time to reflect on our practice and contemplate how it's possible to be present in a world that is consistently drawing us away from our centre and away from a sense of peace and stillness.  We will incorporate basic Meditation, Mindfulness  and restful, or Restorative Yoga, to help silence the mind and find our centre.  Asana and Pranayama are also 'of meditation' if practised with mindfulness and observation.  From this space of clarity we will set our goals for 2020 in a short workshop that walks you through the steps needed to create relevant and achievable goals and to be accountable to pursue them.

 Wed 22 January 5.45-7.30pm Restorative/Pranayama/Meditation
Thursday 23 Jan

6.30-8.00am and

5.45-7.30pm

Asana

Restorative/Pranayama

Friday 24 January

6.30-8.00am and 

5.45-7.30pm

Asana

Restorative/Pranayama

Saturday 25 January 8.30-10.30am Asana/Meditation
Saturday 25 January 11.30-1.00pm Workshop - Setting Goals for 2020
 

Further details on the flyer.  Bookings for Intensive to be paid in class or via direct deposit.

Term 1 2020 Bookings and Price Rise

I will open bookings for Term 1 2020 on Monday 9 December.  Due to escalating overheads, the price of classes will rise slightly next year.  A term of 10 classes (1 class per week) will be $190, a term of 10 classes (2 classes per week) will be $335, a casual class will be $24 and a casual student or pensioner $20.  However, if you pay for your term classes by 31 December, you will receive the current prices.  Prices for Led Practice will remain the same.  If you enrol for two classes per week, you are welcome to attend Led Practice for free.  Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to having you all in class again next year.

 

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We're Back in the Studio - Observing NSW Health Regulations in Class

We are back face to face in class but are observing strict hygiene regulations as set out by NSW Heath.  This enables us to keep everyone safe and to stay open.  

All students need to confirm they have read the information below and agree to keep the guidelines, before they come to class.

Conditions of Entry for all Students/Visitors to the room:

Please bring as much of your own equipment to class as possible.  At the very least everyone will need their own mat and a towel or large cloth, like a sarong, to put over the soft equipment, especially blankets and bolsters.  If possible bring a belt, block, bolster and blanket, as well as your mat.  There will be some equipment for use but safer if all students bring what they can from home.

 

In the studio, place your mat on one of the crosses marked out.  Centre of your mat goes over the cross

 

Stay on your mat unless you need to move. 

 

Visitors are not permitted to enter The Yoga Room if they:

are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);

have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious);

are waiting on the results of a test for COVID-19;

reside with anyone who is waiting on results of a test for COVID-19;

Have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days. 

Visitors who are not subject to any of the above conditions for exclusion must be willing and able to agree to the following requirements:

leave the site immediately if they become unwell, after notifying a staff member

 

at all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per NSW Health guidelines)

 

maintain good personal hand hygiene by washing their hands thoroughly and /or using hand sanitizer;

 

maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, and then disposing of tissues immediately;

 

provide The Yoga Room with their name and contact details and consent to The Yoga Room providing their name and contact details to the NSW Department of Health or any other third party government department, as required to enable contact tracing procedures.  You can do this by completing an enrolment questionnaire.

 

acknowledge that they may be asked to wait, or be refused entry in the event that the site has reached its total capacity under NSW Health social distancing requirements.

 
Thank you for your cooperation.  By observing these guidelines we will keep ourselves safe and keep our studio open.

Thank you for your consideration and for looking after each other.
  

We're Easing back to Face to Face Classes!!

We are finally coming back into the studio!  We have strict guidelines and I am asking students to bring as much equipment as possible to enable us to all keep safe.  Could you please bring your own mat.  If you have blocks, a belt and a blanket, please also bring them to class.  Please also bring a towel or a large piece of fabric to place over the soft equipment.  There is equipment at the Yoga Room for student use but it would be great if you could bring at least a mat.  Thanks for your cooperation and contact me if you have questions.

Below is the timetable for the weekend commencing Monday 22 June.  Please note we have added two classes in the studio this week:  Monday 6.00pm and Wednesdasy 9.30am.  We will continue to add more as weeks go by.

Timetable for Week 22 June

Monday 22 June

Monday 9.30-11.00am - General Level Online Zoom Class

Monday 6.00-7.30pm - Experienced and General Level Class Zoom and Studio Class


Tuesday 23 June

9.30-10.30am Yoga Basics Online and Zoom class suitable for beginners and general level

Wednesday 24 June

Wednesday 6.30-7.30am Dynamic Online Zoom Class - suitable for general and experienced.

Wednesday 9.30-11.00am - Gentle/General/Beginner Zoom and Studio Class.

Wednesday 6.00pm General Level Online Zoom Class.


Thursday 25 June

Thursday 9.30-11.00am - General Level Online Zoom Class which can be streamed from 2.00pm that day to practice that night.

Saturday 26 June

Saturday 7.15-8.30am - Led Practice Online Zoom - suitable for all students with basic knowledge of asanas.

Whether it's online or in the studio, please get your practice organised for the week, jump on your mat, and help keep our doors open.  We can't wait to see you all again!

Please note all students will need to comply with the Conditions of Entry set out below:

Guidelines for Entry to The Yoga Room

As The Yoga Room reopens, the safety of our students and teachers is paramount.  We have put measures in place to priories the health and wellbeing of all.

Conditions of Entry for all Visitors to the room:

Visitors are not permitted to enter The Yoga Room if they:

  • are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever); 
  • have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious);
  • are waiting on the results of a test for COVID-19;
  • reside with anyone who is waiting on results of a test for COVID-19; 
  • Have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

Visitors who are not subject to any of the above conditions for exclusion must be willing and able to agree to the following requirements:

  • leave the site immediately if they become unwell, after notifying a staff member;
  • at all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per NSW Health guidelines);
  •  maintain good personal hand hygiene by washing their hands thoroughly and /or using hand sanitizer;
  • maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, and then disposing of tissues immediately; 
  • provide The Yoga Room with their name and contact details and consent to The Yoga Room providing their name and contact details to the NSW Department of Health or any other third party government department, as required to enable contact tracing procedures; 
  • acknowledge that they may be asked to wait, or be refused entry in the event that the site has reached its total capacity under NSW Health social distancing requirements. 

Thank you for your cooperation and welcome back!

Classes on Monday 8 June

Hi yoga community,

A short post to let you know that classes continue as normal tomorrow Monday 8 June.  If you wish to attend the Monday 9.30am online class and you don't have a membership or haven't paid for the term, please a casual class on the website:  https://orangeyogaroom.com.au/collections/all/products/9-30am-monday-class.

I will be posting soon on how The Yoga Room will proceed with classes in the near future.  We will continue with online classes indefinitely at this stage, so please support our yoga school and book a casual class next week.  This will ensure we can keep our school functioning over the next 6 months.

See you on the mat!

Term 2 Online Classes - Jump on in!!

Hey there on this wet weekend!  Thanks for enrolling for Term 2 if you've already done so.  If not, it's not too late to join us on the mat for Online classes this term.  Below is the timetable and enrolment options.  If you missed this week, I will send you a link to stream your class at your convenience

You are also welcome to attend on a casual basis. 

Timetable

Mondays

9.30-11.00am - General Level Class online with Tricia

6.00-7.30pm - Experienced Level Class online with Tricia

Tuesdays

9.30-11.00am - Yoga Basics online with Tricia
(available for streaming 2.00pm-10.00pm same day)

Wednesdays

6.30-7.30am - Dynamic Class on line with Sharon
9.30-11.00am - Gentle Class on line with Sharon
6.00-7.30pm - General Class online with Fiona

Thursdays

9.30-11.00am - General Level Class with Tricia
(available for streaming 2.00pm-10.00pm same day)

Children's Yoga

Children's Yoga 3-7yrs with Fiona

(available for streaming - enquire for further details)

Saturdays

7.15-8.30am Led Practice

Levels of Experience

Yoga Basics

For students with no experience or a basic level of experience, ie less than 6 months

General Level

For students with a solid foundation in the practice of yoga who can alter timings and take support as required.

Experienced

For students who have a committed home practice and who have been practicing consistently for at least 2 years.

Bookings and Memberships

10 Class Pass $190

Includes 10 x classes and 10 complimentary Led Practice sessions
 

5 Weeks Unlimited Membership $150

Includes access to all classes, except children's, new content as it becomes available, Led Practice in the 5 week period and a Restorative Class to stream.

 

10 Weeks Unlimited Membership $290

Includes access to all classes, except children's, new content as it becomes available, Led Practice in the 10 week period and two Restorative Classes to stream.

 

Casual Class $20

Casual Led Practice $15

Children's Yoga $22 (not included in membership)

* Prices are per household.

COVID-19 Update

It is with much sadness that I inform our student body that The Yoga Room will close it's doors at midday today, in compliance with government direction.  Our school has delivered yoga classes, workshops, YogArt and Led Practice to our community for 22years now and I am extremely proud of our teachers and our students in their progression and learning along the yoga path.

I feel very strongly about continuing to offer yoga to students as it is through what we have learnt in our yoga practice that we are able to 'tread the path between caution and courage', as Fiona reminded me last Saturday.  I am unsure if we will reopen again but I am determined to continue to provide yoga classes to our valued students on line at this point in time.

I am offering Zoom classes as from this morning.  The Monday classes have been informed via email about procedures to join their regular class and I will be sending out emails to each class with information on how we will proceed on line.  This is taking time and energy to put together and I ask for your patience as I get our Zoom classes up and running.  The format won't be perfect but we are open online and still offering classes for the rest of term.  Please join me on the mat and practice your class in your home - maybe other family members might like to join you?

I will give further updates on our online options in the near future.  In the meantime, look out for the email and jump on Zoom for your regular class until term finishes.  

Love, light, blessings and good health to you and your family,

Yours in Yoga

Tricia

COVID-19 update on what precautions The Yoga Room is taking

Below is a copy of the email I sent out yesterday.  It appears some students did not receive it so I am posting again.

I am reviewing our classes due to the implications of Covid-19.  As valued students of The Yoga Room, we wish to maintain healthy guidelines as set out by the NSW Government.
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/covid-19-latest.aspx.  

In line with this advice, the following steps are to minimise unnecessary risk to students and teachers.  Things are moving fast but at this stage our school needs to observe the following:

  • Could all students wash and dry their hands in the bathroom before and after class.  There is also hand sanitiser on the table as you walk in the door.  
  • Disinfectant Spray is available to clean all mats after the class and the mats will be left out to dry thoroughly after each class.
  • You can also spray blocks.
  • NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR OWN YOGA EQUIPMENT.  There are some mats available at The Yoga Room.  If you have your own mat, belt and blocks, please bring them to class.  You can also purchase equipment from Iyogaprops.
  • No adjustments will be made to students in class.
  • Please spread out as much as possible
  • If you return from an overseas trip please don’t come to class for 14 days.

Times are uncertain and a yoga practice is invaluable to keep us calm and allow us to adapt to this unknown situation as it changes.  I will keep all students up to date as changes occur.

Keep practising to keep your immune system strong and I will see you on the mat.

Yours in Yoga
Tricia