Practising yoga develops intuition. We listen to our bodies and learn to trust in the intelligence of our inner voice. The practices invite us to be present in each moment in a fresh new way. We grow to be more open, and invite a willingness to ‘adapt, adjust and accommodate’. Discovering more about ourselves and our bodies, we instinctively tune into our natural resources. Life isn’t always predictable, but yoga provides the means for us to maintain equilibrium, and to trust our inner strength and wisdom. The practices cultivate a deep sense of contentment, wellbeing and fulfilment that we can draw on during our daily activities.
Meditation 101 – Saturday 13 May 10:45am-12:45pm, $29/$25 concession
Develop clarity and improve concentration as you experience the many benefits of this age-old practice. Regular practice helps us cope with stress, improve health, unlock creativity and more! Find out what meditation is, how it works, and how it can become an enjoyable daily experience. This session is suitable for new students and seasoned meditators wishing to review the basics.
Chanting with Shanthi and Marie at Sandringham – Sunday 21 May 3:00-4:30pm, $10/$15 families
Enjoyed for thousands of years in many cultures around the world, chanting relaxes and energises the body, quiets the mind, opens the heart, lifts the spirit and connects people of all backgrounds. Everyone is welcome and no chanting or yoga experience is required. Please liaise with me for the address of Shanthi’s home studio.
Slow Asana – Monday 5 June 6:00-7:30pm, $22/$19 or use your class card
Consciously feel into your entire being. Explore the senses in a leisurely way. ‘Be’ and ‘Do’ slowly! This hatha yoga class invites your body, breath and mind to slow down during all aspects of the primary Integral Yoga sequence and to appreciate the effect of each movement emanating from the milieu of your inner stillness.
Sanskrit Hatha – Saturday 24 June 9:00-10:30am, $22/$19 or use your class card
Refine the Sanskrit pronunciation of each practice in the basic Integral Yoga hatha class. Focused repetition of the Sanskrit terms helps build a peaceful vibration throughout every layer of your being and promotes a clear contrast to the backdrop of silence from which all sounds emerge.
Future Diary Date – Saturday 14 October 9:15am-5:00pm
Expressions of interest are welcome regarding the annual Retreat Day in St Kilda Road.
I am grateful to Shanthi and Eileen for teaching the hatha yoga classes during my absence. Thank you to all students who supported them with their regular attendance and assisted with packing up after class.
Jivana Jarrod Vains is aligning his passion for yoga and spiritual life as a vocation, and has launched a new venture involving energy healing, cosmic abundance and numerology. Further information is available at www.multidimensionalhealth.com.au or phone Jivana on 0417 301919.
Inner City Accommodation
A long term Integral Yoga teacher currently working in Sydney is being transferred to Melbourne at the end of June. She seeks to rent an inner city studio or one bedroom apartment, short or long term, or a share situation. Please let me know if you have any suggestions in this regard.
Please contact me if you require further details regarding any of the items detailed above. Advance bookings are always appreciated. May the entire universe be filled with peace and joy, love and light!