WEEKLY CASUAL CLASS TIMES
updated 29th April 2013
mon 10am-11.30 general yoga
mon 7pm-8.30 " "
tues 7pm-8.30 " "
fri 10am-11.30 " "
$18.00 FULL TIME WORK
$15.00 PART TIME WORK
$ 10.00 STUDENT
click on 'meditation' and 'stress and benefits' on the 'welcome'page for lots of info on stress and how meditation can help .
0437688586 TXT any time
ALL classes are pre - posat natal safe
ALL classes are ok for beginners
I have almost 30 yrs experience ....
you will be in safe hands:)
PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEW CLASS CHANGES......
When in doubt txt me 0437 688 586 :)
FAR INFRARED SAUNA
I'm delighted to say my sauna arrived last wed....(giving thanks for abundant and loving brothers) .
I've been in it daily and my pain from a recent injury has subsided dramatically ....
My blood pressure is at an all time low...its usually high..!
.... this is extremely exciting ....
I urge you all to research yr illness and far infrared saunas...
IVE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH AND BELIEVE THEY R TOTALLY SAFE... I WANT U TO FEEL AS CONFIDENT AS I AM.
taking bookings now
25.00 per session for regular students
35.00 for non regulars
50.00 for private plus sauna( a combo private class tailored to yr needs is a fast track to health )
I specialize in hatha yoga therapy, pilates therapy, body sculpt and meditation.
email me now for further info and to book
SEE 1 MIN VIDEOs INRTODUCING THE FEATURES AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE SAUNAS
Every yoga class begins with 30 mins beginners meditation, and gentle de-stress breath work. no need to book.
If meditation seems impossible or is a mystery to you, you might like to have one private to discover the joy of stillness.
Private classes are extremely beneficial.....
Having a class TAILORED to meet your individual needs will make you FITTER and HAPPIER faster..... A combination of Yoga / Pilate’s / Pranayam (controlled breath) and meditation is the very best way to get super fit and happy, with out sustaining soft tissue injuries.... If you are stuck at home with small children.... Or you may simply prefer to have a private class since it is PRIVATE... What ever the reason....you WILL benefit dramatically.... Depending on your needs... I can Taylor a 1\2hr or a full 2hrs or more according to your budget.... You may not want to pay for a private...which is usually $100.00 per class....in this case you can invite a couple of girlfriends to join you..or perhaps even your hubby.... PRIVATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE..... During the week and weekends according to my availability....... email me now to discuss your personal and confidential needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
*...BUSH WALKING BLISS...." 'MEDITATION in MOTION' 2013
watch this space for next event.... if you on face book you will automatically get invited to all events....
It is my pleasurable intent to share with you my bush walking, "EARTHING" , meditation lifestyle..
I spend most weekends exploring local bush tracks.. Id love you to join me .
Sun (To Be Announced) 2PM - 5PM ish. (weather permitting).
PAY BY DONATION :)
byo water and nibbles.
An easy longish 6.5 kilometer walk on a big gravel track.
prams ok .
From Maroondah Dam to DONNELLYS WIER and back...
Once at the
Maroondah dam we'll do a 10 min beginners Pranayam (intention breath) session.. no experience needed.
This will quiet yr mind and alter your frequencie from one of "static" ( too much thought ) to "grounded" (slow or no thought ).
You wont want to chat after that..... u'll be happy just looking, breathing, walking and most importantly HEALING .
We'll pass through
.cool lush rain forest .
.dry native bush.
.see the native gums recovery after the 2009 fires. .
.a great walk for photographers.
Once half way we will stop by the gorgeous Donelly's weir to collect pristine mountain water to drink if u like , followed by a 30 min meditation.
Whilst meditating we will lay or sit in the shade beneath ancient trees, in lush grass.
We will be on big cotton sheets that keep us from disturbing the tiny micro communties beneath us and also serve in keeping us GROUNDED aka EARTHED , in the electromagnetic sence.
( RUBBER yoga matts, and PLASTIC mats of any kind DISSCONECT US FROM MOTHER EARTH..google "EARTHING"
No meditation experience needed...
we will meet at my yoga studio at around 1.50 pm and car pool to the dam at 2.10...which is a 4 min drive..
This isnt a difficult 'GO HARD' walk.. '
its also not a chatty gossip session....
It's about finding 'MEDITATION IN MOTION' via "Pranayam"... "intentional LOVING breath"
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as ...libby mitchell...
I post ALL events there .
03 5962 2073
0437 688 586
txt any time -
i don't pick up for health reasons..
for vitally important info on the dangers of yr mob phone and wifi etc see video link on top of welcome page .
click on MEDITATION PAGE....or EMAIL ME FOR meditation queries email@example.com MY INTENTION IS TO TEACH THE BUSIEST , CRAZIEST PEOPLE TO MEDITATE. The meditation teachings are based on DR CAROLINE LEAFS work . Dr Leaf wrote "WHO SWITCHED OFF MY BRAIN"....she believes that approx 87% of illness is caused by negative thoughts. The workshops are also based on the teachings of "PATANJALIS YOGA SUTRAS"...... Several thousand years ago PATANJALI wrote a body of knowledge which is made up of 198 sutras, or threads, or phrases....with which the yoga practioner lives by..... The fundamental idea is that our minds are out of control. Most of us multi task all day. Dr Caroline Leaf believes we have over 30,000 thoughts per day. In order to meditate we must first slow our mind and our physiology, this is done with Pranayama, controlled breath, and various meditation techniques. (All 5 technuques described in detail down the page) Continued controlled breathing will change the bodies delicate physiology, thus calming and quieting the mind ..eventually the mind becomes familiar and almost addicted to the bliss of not thinking...thus, 'THE ABSENCE OF ORDINARY THOUGHT' IS 'CLASSICAL HATHA STILL MIND MEDITATION '.
My intention is to teach my students how to meditate and to be meditative through out their busy days..... For those students with meditation experience it will be an opportunity to immerse into the absolute BLISS of stillness, and to explore scientifically proven techniques and ideas.....In a full day workshop we can all learn from each others feed back. Sometimes becoming 'still', physically and mentally can give rise to sad or even traumatic memories. Thus I honor those students who need privacy, and who's experience is traumatic..... In the event your experience is traumatic I am able to refer you onto local healers /therapists /herbalists / doctors. During the first half of the day we will prepare the body/mind for deep meditation by doing a very gentle breathing (pranayama)and slow hatha yoga. To the novice this can be described as very gentle stretching with a focus on the breath....I will teach my students to go much deeper into each posture / stretch . Whilst in each posture , breathing and learning the importance of 'pratyahara'...('withdrawal of the senses':only focusing on yr breathing, sensations and sound ).... thus allowing each posture to be a 'MOVING MEDITATION .....with a great deal of emphasis on staying connected to the breath . THE OUTCOME of THE WORKSHOP.....: each student will leave the workshop having meditated or been meditative most of the day. A new understanding will arise of the beauty of BREATH and STILLNESS. In the hope that the student will revisit that blissful state any time of day...when cooking dinner and meeting our children's and husbands / wives needs. You will be able to find a quiet space in your minds and hearts simply by focusing on the simple breathing / meditation skills. Meditation is a vital component to achieving HAPPINESS,HEALTH ,SUCCESS AND LONGEVITY.....Yet statistics show that 34% of people who sit down to meditate find a distraction...and do not meditate. I believe we need to integrate a meditative state of mind into our daily routine.....using ANCIENT and MODERN BREATHING SKILLS, MANTRA / PRAYER/ AFFIRMATION, and CREATIVE VISUALIZATION.... Our Day..... 11.30 .....We will spend the first 30 mins breathing and listening...and observing the sensations of the body. PRANAYAMA...or controlled breath and meditation cds will settle our nervous systems and help us let go or surrender...thus preparing the mind / body for the day.
*12.00-2.00 HATHA YOGA Did you ever feel so blissful in a stretch that you didn't want to come out of it...? In this part of the class the student will have the opportunity to linger in each posture. Acknowledging the individuals physical limitations. I will encourage the student to reach a comfortable level of the stretch, then focus on the breath, then heart beat, allowing the mind to let go within the posture. This is what I call MOVING MEDITATION.... the outcome a longer softer body, with a calm , clear mind.....bliss.
2pm....LUNCH....we will break for lunch......its best if every one brings their own light lunch.......i dont have a mirco wave but u r welcome to heat food on the stove top....
*2pm-4pm...MEDITATION.... MEDITATION IS THE ABSENCE OF ORDINARY THOUGHT.... Now we will meditate...or at least attempt to eliminate ORDINARY THOUGHT...... In order to eliminate ordinary thought we we will explore 5 valuable and popular meditation techniques ......
1**PRANAYAMA..... (controlled breathing) I personally believe that BREATH WORK (PPRANAYAMA) is the KEY to DE-STRESSING / MEDITATION and healing a damaged PHYSIOLOGY. Whether it be physical damage or emotional damage. For more info on Pranayama click on 'what we offer' then click on 'pranayama' and 'stress'....
2**LISTENING....really listening is a great distraction from ordinary thought. re train yr mind t listen not think..its fun and extremely useful...listeneing to the silence the trees is a great skill to have, yet as we are all great multitaskers we usually do more than just listen....having made the commitant to learn to really listen, my relationship with my teenager has benefited tremendoulsy.....
3**SENSATION...aka pratyahara...(aka vipassana) ..by focusing on the subtle sensastions of the body , most importantly your breathing the mind becomes distracted from ordinary thought...
4**AFFIRMATION....aka...T.M. (trancendental meditation) We will explore the valuable techniques in affirmation meditation to help re-programme yr mind...or to just simply distract it....
5**CREATIVE VISUALIZATION......is a beautiful way to distract our minds from ordinary thought....we will explore many creative visualization techniques..... Ultimately , the student will learn the magic of STILL MIND MEDITATION....or..CLASSICAL HATHA MEDTATION.
I have formerly studied 'CLASSICAL HATHA MEDITATION' and 'THE YOGA SUTRAS' with JANI BAKER @ THE AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA in 2001. Click on 'what we offer' then 'stress' for more info on creating positive affirmations, (re-booting your brain.) Most of the students that come to YARRA VALLEY YOGA SCHOOL are attempting to minimise and deal with stress.....I believe that most of us don't have the discipline to 'SIT' or MEDITATE for an hour a day, thus learning to be meditative throughout the day is extremely valuable....once the student learns the value of being MEDITATIVE, They will then be more likely to find the time to 'SIT' ....(The term 'SIT' is a common term for a meditating.....whether u are sitting up or laying down)
Many yoga students take yoga classes originating from around the world with strange and wonderful names....this can be confusing.....click on YOGA STYLES (top of this page) for a brief traditional summary of the styles of YOGA that are available @ YARRA VALLEY YOGA SCHOOL