Enjoy your Easter Holiday
Yoga at Empire Bay Hall
Wishing you health and happiness in 2018.
I have mats, blankets and other equipment to keep you safe.
Ducted air conditioning has recently been installed.
All my classes are carefully prepared and students have asked me to post and text the class focus for the week.
See below for details of the classes this week.
Gentle Yoga & Relaxation 8.15 - 9.15 am
Morning Yoga 9.30 - 10.30 am
Evening Yoga 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Gentle Yoga & Relaxation 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Morning Yoga 9.30 - 10.30 am
Cost of Classes:
Drop In Cost $17 Concessions $14
Buy a 10 class pass anytime
This pass expires after 10 weeks and can be used in any class.
Cost $130 Concessions $100
THIS WEEKS CLASS FOCUS:
Monday 26/3/18 8.15 am
Thursday 29/3/18 6 pm
The class physical focus is strength in the upper body, shoulders, hands and wrists. This month I have been teaching a little about Mudras or hand gestures for inner calm and strength and we are now learning how to use them in your yoga practice.
Hatha Yoga - beginners to advanced.
Monday 26/3/18 9.30 am & 6 pm
Balance Yang/strength/focus/stability with Yin/flexibility/relaxation/stillness. Learn how to use your foundations, hands & feet for example to take you deeper into your practice.
Friday 30/3/18 9.30 am
No class today, enjoy your Easter Long Weekend.
I am running an Evening Class on Easter Monday if you can make it. Finish the long weekend with this special class for relaxation and nurturing. This will be our first evening class after the clocks change. I will light all my colourful candles and then if you would like to stay an extra 15 minutes we will practice a sitting candle meditation.
This weeks mini workshops.
You are invited to stay for an extra 10 minutes 26/3/18 6 pm
A lovely sitting or lying down meditation to enhance your self- image.
Thursday Evening stay an extra 15 minutes and learn how to massage your feet. Learn how to relax and let go of stress as you sit and focus - meditation can be easy and enjoyable. I will bring in my oils for calm and relaxation. (Vata Oil)
Ph. Julie 0438 228 372. New students always welcome, no need to book.
Come along to any class that interests you.
*If you would like to learn a little more about me see - Yoga and Health
Certificate Byron Yoga 200 hrs (Traditional Hatha)
Certificate My Health Yoga 100 hrs (Yin)
Diploma Herbal Medicine
Diploma Ayurvedic Herbology
Diploma Food Therapy
Certificate Thought Field Therapy
Certificate Tissue Salts
I am also a Radiographer which helps me with positioning, safety and the anatomy and science of yoga.
Perfect for absolute beginners, students with injuries, students who want to learn the basics and enjoy a class that keeps the postures simple and accessible to everyone.
Let's start at the very beginning.
*Would you like to be
strong, flexible, calm, relaxed, healthy, happy and confident?
*Are you concerned yoga will be too difficult?
*Enrol for the gentle yoga and relaxation class. The best place for every person new to yoga to start.
*The class teaches you how to safely build a strong core, a flexible spine and how to use the breath to relax your body.
Yoga terminology is introduced as well as Pranayama or breathing exercises.
*No sitting postures, no kneeling, very gentle back bends.
STRONG FOUNDATIONS ON WHICH TO BUILD.
*This is a special class. I have been to many enjoyable and rewarding yoga classes but none start at the very beginning.
Be ready after 10 weeks to join a regular class with confidence. Or continue in this class. Some of my most experienced students come along to this class regularly. All the postures can be adapted, Some students sit in a chair, everyone can practise.
*You may begin the class anytime and pay as you go but this class is carefully structured to gradually introduce the important principles of yoga.
The General Class is suitable for beginners to experienced.
All classes have a focus and as a guideline we practice 50 minutes Traditional Hatha Yoga. Which will increase your health, fitness, strength and flexibility. Followed by 10 minutes relaxation, learning to relax the body and the mind.
Classes are casual and friendly and students have a wide range of experience
This class is suitable for beginners and I always demonstrate the gentle variation of each posture first. If you have an injury or are an absolute beginner you may want to start in the gentle yoga class. If you are unsure which class will suit you give me a call.
STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE
Are guided from the beginners posture into more advanced asana's as they continue to deepen their practice.
"Yoga is the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy"
Yoga is a powerful learning tool to promote physical and mental well being.
To create balance yoga should be much more than an exercise class. I am including something interesting, connected to Ayurveda and emotional well being in every class.
I have spent many years studying and reading and I am bringing together all that I have learnt to create an enjoyable, interesting, relaxing and energising class.
*Explore Pranayama & Meditation, Prana & Chi.
*Explore essential oils and their effects on your mind.
*Learn about the Chakras and how to use the philosophy behind them to change your life along positive lines.
*Explore sound and music.
*Learn Abhyanga - self massage of the face, neck and hands. Including the use of Marma points which are Ayurvedic massage and acupressure points in the body.
*Learn how to adapt your practise to prevent depression and anxiety.
*Learn how to adapt your practice as the seasons change. For example as the weather becomes hotter it is best not to practice lots of heating postures but cooling , calming postures.
Workshops and more
- 5. Feb, 2018
The Healing Power of the Hands
Empire Bay Hall Cost $45 Thursday, March 22/3/18
Includes making your own essential oil massage blend in a 30 ml glass jar or take home pure sesame oil in a 250 ml glass bottle.
Learn how to blend essential oils to enhance the practice.
Yoga is not an exercise class. The physical exercises are practiced to open the energy channels in the body resulting in a healthy body, mind and spirit. Marma Therapy in yoga opens specific points in the body to improve health and wellbeing and enhances your practice. The hands are particularly important for relaxation, energy and healing.
It is a lovely way to practice Dharana the 6th limb of yoga, concentration or focus which leads us into deep meditation and is a simple and enjoyable practice you can bring into your life, at your desk in the office, on the train, sitting at home.
Learn your energy type by filling in a questionnaire. This may help you decide which oils to use or you may simply choose which appeal to you or smell nice.
- 8. Aug, 2017
I loved the course. It was very interesting and inspiring and has given me some wonderful ideas to bring into class, focusing on yoga and its benefits for the mind and emotional well being. I received a lovely email with my certificate.
" We are very happy and humbled to have been a part of your journey. You are an exceptional teacher and student and we know that you’ll continue to shine your light in the world with your wisdom and devotion to your Yoga path."
Reviews for my yoga & relaxation retreats in Patonga`
- 3. May, 2017
April Yoga Retreat Reviews 2017
Thanks Julie-such a rejuvenating time for me, the food, the environment and the yoga. I will be definitely telling my friends about this and I hope it continues as I'd love to come a few times a year. Namaste Clara
Thanks for a lovely retreat. Really relaxing - nice balance of yoga, nice food and space. Ready to tackle the world again. Om Shanti Sharon
A lovely and relaxing yoga retreat! Gorgeous location immersed in all the best of nature- the sea, the hills and peaceful quaint town;and all supported by the soothing yoga and meditation sessions. I'd love to come a few times a year. A couple of days felt like 10. The perfect mini-break. Thank you Julie and Dave for your hospitality. I look forward to seeing you next time, Tanya.
- 26. Feb, 2017
Thanks again for a relaxing mid week. Came home with great ideas, resolutions and reminders of the benefits of a calm and mindful life. Thanks to chef Dave and thank you both for inspiring me with your gorgeous food. Was so nice to meet you. Fond Regards Lynne
Dear Julie and Dave,
Thank you so much for this very special time. I felt soooo well looked after & nurtured which was priceless.
Many Thanks Alice
I immersed myself in the yoga retreat feeling grounded, balanced and calm and the location was so relaxing with a stunning view of the beach. The home cooked meals were heart warming and delicious and I came away a different person.