Yoga & Meditation Classes at Empire Bay Hall

Thunderbolt Pose

Lotus Flower

Practice barefoot.

Empire Bay Hall

Earth Yantra - A Visual Meditation

Positive. Inspiring. Motivating - Yoga & Meditation.

- Class times on Mondays at Empire Bay Hall: 

8.15 am - Gentle Yoga.

9.30 am - Hatha Yoga. 

6 pm - Hatha Yoga.

Casuals $15  *Only a couple of spots in the morning classes. 

Buy a pass or pay for classes in advance to ensure your place in class.

5 class pass $75

10 class pass $150

Flexible book & pay for 1 to 4 classes in advance $15 per class.

Let me know your coming along  Send me an Email

Or text Julie 0438228372

 

My classes

We practice Hatha, Flow, Yin & Restorative Yoga.

The classes gradually change with the seasons, a cold day and we will be moving and flowing practicing more heating, standing postures. A hot day will find us laying down and practicing more cooling, calming yin and restorative yoga.
Usually we manage to fit in a bit of everything! A gentle flow to warm up, then strengthening Hatha. Yin for flexibility and Restorative Yoga to deeply relax.
The classes are small and friendly.
Happy to answer any questions.

Bird Song - Natural Swimming Pool

Bird Song Veggie garden

Bird Song - Fruit Garden

Bird Song - Women's Circle - Invitation to my place

Christmas nature wrapping workshop.

No yoga asana, the word yoga means connection. Connection to your community, to other women, to nature.......

First & Third Tuesday of the month.

9.30 - 11.30 am

Over the last 20 years I have been creating my own sanctuary - a secret garden in suburbia with more than 50 fruit trees. Home to birds, bees & water dragons. Now it is time to share it.
Wander the garden, share a pot of tea or two. Each week there will be a 30 minute workshop on healthy living.
Bookings needed through my website or send me a text. 

30 minute workshops:

October 4th workshop. How to use the moon cycles to create and plan a beautiful life.

October 18th workshop. Learn how to make essential oil blends for the mind and spirit and practice Marma Therapy or yogic massage of specific energy points on the face and hands

November 1st workshop. Coping with stress naturally. TFT. Yogic Breathing. Herbs and more.

November 15th workshop. Sound Healing with singing bowls and chants from around the world.

December 6th workshop. Sandra will be teaching us how to wrap Christmas presents using things found in nature and my garden. Paperbark, ginger leaves, berries. They are beautiful.

Bring a friend. Let me know your coming along. Send me an Email

Or text/phone Julie 0438228372 

Donations to WWF

 

"The learning circle is a mechanism for organizing and honoring the collective wisdom of a group."

Wikipedia

Small changes over time are lasting

Practice & time = Strength and flexibility

Turn to the East and wish yourself a lovely day

Follow your heart

The gift of yoga is the wisdom of it's teachings

Donations for Bird Song Women's Circle appreciated and transferred to WWF

Help protect the tree's, koala, the swift parrot and many other plants, birds, animals and insects.

$300 has been donated so far. 

Thank You❤

Empire Bay Yoga pays a monthly donation to The Smith Family to support a teenager through school. 

My classes are adapted from Gentle to Advanced.

Beautiful Bouddi

Balanced & Whole

The aim of yoga is to improve and enhance the quality and beauty of life.

Holistic Health - Yogic Healing

Providing for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs. 
Understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health.
 
200 hrs Byron Yoga - Hatha.
 
100 hrs My Health Yoga - Yin.
 
50 hrs Rainbow Kids Yoga.
 

Rewind Yoga for Breast Cancer Certificate.

Ayurvedic Herbology Diploma.

Diploma of Medical Herbalism. 

Diploma Food Therapy.

Thought Field Therapy.

NEW *Certificate of Moonology 

Radiographer.

 

 

November Newsletter

This is the Christmas Newsletter!

We have 7 weeks to Christmas

Our last class is 19th December returning on 9th January

Our Christmas gathering is on December 6th the last Bird Song gathering of the year. Sandra will be teaching us how to wrap beautiful Christmas gifts with things found in nature and my garden.

Let me know your coming along.

There will be a cheese and fruit platter to share and Herbal teas 9.30 – 11.30 am

 

7 weeks is perfect because it gives us the opportunity to spend a week focusing on each of the 7 chakra.

 

What are the chakra and how are they connected to yoga?

 

Described as wheels of light, they are the interconnection of body, mind and spirit.

The science of Yoga & Ayurveda – the science of life begins with teaching us how to understand our health patterns through the elements of EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR & SPACE. That’s the first 5 chakra. Earth is Base Chakra. Water is Sacral Chakra. Fire is Solar plexus Chakra. Air is the Heart Chakra and Space is the Throat Chakra

The last 2 chakra we focus less on the physical body and focus more on the mind and spirit.

More meditation and less yoga asana.

Third Eye Chakra & Crown Chakra – Wisdom and light,

 

The chakra are described as radiant points of power which also affect our physical bodies as well as mind and spirit.

YOGA ASANA KEEP YOU AWARE OF YOUR BODY AND GROUNDED.

The asana correspond to the different elements and chakra.

The earth element and base chakra is the first chakra we focus on, the asana strengthen the feet and up into the lower back while the meditations strengthen your mind. 

Our first week begins with the first Chakra (Earth) and when we move up to the higher chakra we still practice yoga asana and breathing to keep us balanced.

Five minutes of sitting in silence is highly beneficial, but an hour of sitting in silence may drive you crazy! Unless you have spent time strengthening your spine and strengthening and calming your mind. Silence is the 5th Chakra (space) and there is a lot of preparation and practice before you can sit silently and find calm and peace for an hour....5 to 10 minutes is all we would ever pactice in class.  

Most of us never open our chakra  and may never want too, it takes intense sustained spiritual practice. But we can still use the system to create health and well-being.

How do you know which yoga postures to practice for each chakra?

There are many books with this information in. But the names of the postures help you.

Nothing is more stable and strong and connected to the Earth than “The Mountain” asana

The tree is another Earth posture – challenging your balance and stability on one leg.

It’s very common-sense.

We begin with a focus on your breath, your feet and legs, your hips and lower spine. This is the Base Chakra and each week we gradually move up the body and spine.

Each chakra has wonderful inspiring teachings, their own hand gestures known as Mudra, their own colour, their own wisdom teachings, their own yantra, musical notes, breathing exercises, crystals, marma or massage points.

It sounds complex but it is very simple once you understand the energy. If you are wanting to practice a class for the solar plexus chakra  knowing the energy is fire, what could be more obvious than a gentle sun salutation and a candle meditation? 

IF THIS SOUNDS “AIRY FAIRY” IT IS NOT. ONCE UNDERSTOOD, IT IS COMMON SENSE.

You can easily pinpoint a physical symptom to a chakra imbalance. Lower back issues is the area of the base chakra the asana strengthen your lower back and the meditations help you relax your body.

Feeling teary and emotional. The water element. The yoga is beautiful, flowing routines, try the moon flow. And the teachings for this chakra remind you to learn to forgive and encourage you to add more joy to your life by doing more simple things that make you happy.

If you have had/have a chest problem or even recovered from breast cancer, you know that’s the area of your heart and heart chakra. The yoga asana are flowing and work through your chest and arms improving lymphatic drainage and the teachings encourage you to love and look after your body.

 

Health will always change but you know the code, the corresponding area, the chakras and can change your yoga and meditation practice accordingly.

As you become more balanced, healthier in body and mind you experience life differently.

Over time yoga will become a spiritual practice.

Gradually life itself will become a spiritual practice.

I try to share this with you in class.

 

Wishing you peace

And joy

This Christmas

Namaste Julie