July 2016

Peace for All Humanity

Yoga means union, and it is that state when your life of action and thought are in harmony with the very source of your being. When the word yoga is mentioned many people think of physical postures for relaxing, stretching and strengthening the body. This is one aspect of the art of yoga. The hatha poses were primarily designed to facilitate the authentic practice of yoga, namely, the understanding and mastery over the mind, so yoga can be described as the science of the mind. It is an honour to share the teachings of Integral Yoga and a privilege to impart the wisdom of its founder Swami Satchidananda. His broad, encompassing vision was based on mutual understanding among men and women of all backgrounds, toward the experience of peace for all humanity.

 

Be the Light! – Saturday 9 July 9:00-10:30am, $22/$19 concession or use your class card

You are an essential component of the sacred eco-biological system that makes up all of life. You are a light connected to the whole cosmos and your brilliant spirit helps the universe shine even brighter. Awaken the consciousness that is the essence of your existence during this profound hatha yoga class, specifically designed to unveil the radiant light of your inner self. We will harmonise our hatha yoga practice with verses honouring the faiths and traditions represented on the Integral Yoga yantra. Please contact me for further details.

Guru Purnima Chant in Sandringham – Celebrate 50 Years of Integral Yoga

Sunday 24 July 2:30-4:00pm, $10 or $15 for familiesthat ‘Truth is One, Paths are Many’. The birthright of every individual is to real

Integral Yoga teaches ise the spiritual unity behind all the diversities in the entire creation, and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. We will chant mantras from the Integral Yoga kirtan. Chanting calms the nerves, purifies the emotions, heals the body and opens the heart. No chanting or yoga experience is required. Family and friends are especially welcome. This special event will be held at Shanthi’s home studio in Sandringham. Please liaise with me for bookings or directions.

Meditation Insights

Saturdays 6 and 13 August 10:30am-12:30pm

Early Bird by 6 July – 2 classes $45/$40 concession

Standard – 2 classes $50/$45 concession, Single Class – $30/$25 concession

Is your mind where you want it to be? If not, it’s time to train it! Discover what meditation is, how it works and how it can become an enjoyable daily experience. Meditation is increasingly being recognised by the western medical establishment as a major component in health and wellness. Regular practice helps us cope with stress, improve health, unlock creativity and more!  These classes are suitable for new students and seasoned meditators wishing to enhance their practice. To develop a clear understanding and to derive the maximum benefits you are encouraged to book for both sessions, however you may attend either class on a casual basis. Please discuss any specific requests with me so the classes can be tailored to meet your needs.

The Golden Present – Winter Group Meditation

Saturday 27 August 10:30-11:00am, $5

Live in the golden present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. In our daily lives we may experience a vast array of conflicting thoughts and emotions that keep us separate from the natural joyful state of expressing and experiencing our true self. Being fully aware in the present moment helps us to live fully in peace, joy, love and bliss. This meditation will explore deep insights and profound ways to reduce stress, to uncover awareness of the true self and to celebrate that awareness at all times, in all places, under all circumstances. Everyone is welcome and no meditation experience is necessary. If you require further information, please let me know.

Slow Down! Retreat Day with Marie and Shanthi in St Kilda Road

Saturday 15 October 9:30am-5:00pm, Early bird $90/85 concession by 17 September

Standard $100/$95 concession, Half-day $60/$55 concession

Sometimes slowing down is the most precious gift we can give ourselves. Slow down and be! This retreat is designed for all ages and levels of experience. To derive the maximum benefits you are encouraged to attend for the whole day, although bookings may be accepted for the morning or afternoon only. A nourishing hot lunch is included, catering to all dietary requests. Space is limited and bookings are essential. A deposit of $50 is required to confirm your commitment and secure a place. Please contact me if you have any questions, requests or suggestions regarding this relaxing day at my home.

Federal Election

The hall will be used as a polling centre on Saturday 2 July and no hatha yoga classes can be held.

May the entire universe be filled with peace and joy, love and light!

Om…Marie

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