Classes held at Empire Bay Hall

MONDAY CLASS TIMES AT EMPIRE BAY HALL:           

Gentle/Relax Yoga Class       8.15 - 9.15 am  

Morning Yoga Class               9.30 - 10.30 am 

Evening Yoga Class                6 - 7 pm

*Spaces available in the 9.30 - 10.30 am class only at the moment.

 

Class sizes at the Hall vary but the class number is capped at 12

Usually a few people are absent and the classes are small and friendly with between 6 and 9 students. Which is an ideal number, I believe and gives us plenty of space for social distancing.

BYO mat and blanket at the moment.

Please use your own hand sanitiser before coming into the Hall.

I have hand and yoga mat sanitiser and a spray for my blankets if you forget and need to borrow them.

For bookings please phone/text Julie 0438228372

 

For information on Private classes and classes for Yoga Retreats see Cost & Times

*New class/workshop in 2021

My garden

Yoga & Ayurveda

4 week Workshop & Yoga Class

Yoga is part of Ayurveda a holistic system of health and wellbeing.

As well as the physical exercises the asana, learn how to use this system of health for yourself and family.

Learn about food, herbs, spices, essential oils, self massage, crystals, colour, singing bowls and lifestyle changes.

Learn which types of yoga and meditation you need.

Collect herbs from my garden, try teas, make your own massage oil blend. (Included in cost)

30 minutes teaching Ayurveda.

30 minutes gentle yoga.

30 minutes meditation.

Workshops begin 3rd February at my house and garden. 9.30 - 11 am

Only 5 spaces - Deposit $50 to book your place.

Cost for 4 weeks is only $160

I am really looking forward to sharing my place and all that I have learn't and I am hoping to keep running these workshops throughout 2021

 

Certificate 200 Hours Byron Yoga - Hatha

Certificate 100 Hours My Health Yoga - Yin

Certificate 50 Hours -  Rainbow Kids Yoga

Diploma in Ayurvedic Herbology, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy.

Radiographer

 If you would like to learn a little more about me see - Yoga and Health

My Classes

My classes have been carefully planned. Not only will you learn how to practice yoga and meditation but you will gradually learn more about Ayurveda. Learn how to use this wonderful holistic system of Medicine to improve health and wellbeing. Yoga is not meant to be an exercise program, exercise programs don't touch your heart and mind, it is a wellness program. 

Add depth and detail to your practice, make it special with Mudras - Hand Positions, Marmas - Yoga Acupressure points, Essential Oils, Singing Bowls, Self Massage, Music, Chanting, Crystals and Colour.

The newsletters gradually teach you about healthy eating, herbs and spices.

Bird Song my online book has many delicious modern vegetarian recipes.

I want to share all of my knowledge of Ayurveda, if you are unable to come to class then subscribe to Heart to Heart my online yoga classes...make sure you have had lesson face to face with a teacher first. Some of the classes are very gentle, others are for intermediate students.

Be happy, healthy and wise.

 

Click here Online classes  for FREE Gentle Yoga Classes, Yoga Nidra & 10 minute meditations.

Bird Song is my online book. Bird Song

52 weeks to bring positive changes into your life.

It is a modern approach to Ayurveda with vegetarian recipes, meditations, herbal medicine and much more.

Class focus for October

October Newsletter

Yoga this month is focused on flexibility and calming the  mind. We will be practicing slow movements, Hatha postures and lots of lovely Yin for flexibility and letting go.

It took me a long time to be able to experience the benefits of this more subtle form of yoga but it was what I needed the most in my life. To slow down and give myself permission to rest. It is what most of us need, especially those with a Pitta or Vata constitution.

It is what makes yoga so special.

We practice mainly to become strong, but along the way, we learn to relax, we find peace.

We feel comfortable sitting in stillness and silence and enjoy it…..

We can step into this “feeling” when ever we need too.

It takes practice, willpower, inner strength and we learn these too…..

Cleansing & Letting Go Breath

We are now focusing on my favourite subtle energy. Apana Vayu, the exhale, to let go. As you breathe out slowly, you begin to feel tension leaving your body and mind. You relax and feel calmer.

I still remember the first time I was holding an asana for my hips and back. It was tough, I could feel the tension in my body and was waiting for the release...by putting my leg down! But as I breathed out slowly the release came in a different way a muscle in my leg relaxed and I was almost holding my big toe with no effort. It felt amazing and I am still slowly learning to do this through all of my body. I am flexible, I am strong. So are you.

If you feel you are not. Put in more effort, practice more often. Practice more Yin.

Feeding Our Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

Each of us can learn the art of nourishing happiness and love. Everything needs food to live, even love. If we don’t know how to nourish our love, it withers. When we feed and support our own happiness, we are nourishing our ability to love. That’s why to love means to learn the art of nourishing our own happiness.

The greatest gift we can give our family and friends is our own happiness.

Singing Bowls

As you know I have a love of singing bowls. The last class of this month I thought we would practice a lovely meditation with them. If you wish to play a bowl choose one of mine or bring in your own from home and we will move around the circle. As the bowl begins to quieten the next person joins in with their bowl. You may want to sit and listen only. I practiced this with a family group and it was a beautiful meditation to end our classes before Savasana. The vibration from the bowls is thought to balance, body, mind and spirit.

  • Remove blockages and toxins and stimulate circulation.
  • Purify & harmonize our emotions and feelings.
  • Strengthen the immune system and reduce stress.
  • Help recovery form illness, trauma and invasive medical treatment.
  • Change our pattern of behavoirs, habits and ways of thinking
  • Increase vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation

Mantra Meaning

One of my favourite yoga songs is Om Tare by Sacred Earth. I thought I would find out what it means and loved what I learnt. It can be heard as we move and flow in my Heart Flow and Moon Flow online classes.

OM TARE TU TARE SOHA

It is the mantra for Green Tara the most famous female Tibetan Buddha

 In paintings she stretches out her right foot to step down and help any one who calls out to her or recites her Mantra.

She is seen as one of the first emancipated women.

The story goes that she was a devoted girl who prayed for hours and made many offerings to Buddha. But when her other male practitioners noticed her capacity they told her this was all useless unless she would pray for the next incarnation in a male body as this was the only way to become enlightened.

Green Tara had a deep insight that female and male were only labels and vowed to work for the benefit of all in a women’s body.

Green Tara protects humans from the eight inner fears which are pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong view, attachment, miserliness and deluded doubts.

I am not a Buddhist but I love the thought of listening, singing  and sometimes practicing yoga to her mantra knowing what it means.

Imagining her will help me to become more aware of my negative emotions and thought patterns and find happiness and peace. I am not alone...if I need help I can call on my inner self or my heart in the form of Green Tara. You might prefer to call on God, Allah, The Earth or whoever you wish.

It sure feels nice to have her image and teachings in my mind.

Namaste Julie