Events

NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

 

YOGA NAP

Supported Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

In a culture focused around doing more, achieving more and being constantly busy, it is crucial to slow down in order to give a chance to our body and mind to rest and restore. This 2-hour workshop is an excellent opportunity to do just that.

We will start with a supported restorative yoga practice to deeply relax the body, rest the mind and soothe the nervous system. You will be completely supported by the props and the body’s natural healing abilities are brought to the fore.

We will follow with Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, a deep relaxation technique that leads you through the layers of your being: physical, mental, emotional, and energetic. It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 4 hours of regular sleep.

It is a powerful guided meditation to help us let go of stress and anxiety, to release the roots of long-held tensions, and tune into our inner wisdom. As we rest in Savasana (Corpse pose), Yoga Nidra brings us to a place of calm and clarity within where we experience profound inner peace and stillness through complete relaxation.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable, loose clothing
  • An eye-pillow (optional)

Tell a friend who needs this.

 

DATE and TIME

Sunday 18th November  3-5pm

 

VENUE

Xtend Barre Hawthorn Studio

Level 1/823 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne

 

BOOKING (limited spaces)

$35  via Mind Body app: Click here to book.

 

 

THE ART OF MINDFUL LIVING

Is your mind constantly chattering? Do you lack concentration and focus? Do you feel like you are always running after something? Would you like to slow down, be more present and engaged in your daily life?

 

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.- Jon Kabat-Zinn.

 

In this 2-hour workshop, we will experiment with various practices of mindfulness such as mindful breathing, mindful walking and mindful eating. We will also explore mindful stillness with a yin yoga practice to help you develop and refine your awareness of sensations, thoughts and emotions, as well as how to not let them take control over you.

The aim of this workshop is for you to walk away with easily actionable tips and techniques to incorporate mindfulness in your daily life, so that you can feel more present, enjoy everyday moments and cope better with challenges.

Come learn about the power of the present moment in an interactive way, and let mindfulness transform the way you go through life. Mindfulness is a wonderful tool to have to feel calmer and happier in all aspects of your life.

DATE and TIME

Sunday 25th November  3-5pm @Xtend Barre Hawthorn

 

VENUE

Xtend Barre Hawthorn Studio

Level 1/823 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne

 

BOOKING (limited spaces)

$35  via Mind Body app: Click here to book.

 

 

CANDLELIGHT YIN YOGA

An intimate, profound, meditative and relaxing practice with floor-based and passive held poses to relax the deep tissues of the body and help the mind to let go and be present.

We will use candles only on that night to help us go within, balance our emotions and soothe our mind.

DATE and TIME

Wednesday 14th November  7.30-8.30pm @Xtend Barre Hawthorn

 

VENUE

Xtend Barre Hawthorn Studio

Level 1/823 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne

 

BOOKING (limited spaces)

$29  via Mind Body app or call (03) 9819 0970.

 

YIN YOGA CLASSES 

Come on a contemplative journey to deeply relax your body, calm your mind, inspire your soul, and access your inner wisdom.

Yin Yoga is a gentle and slow-paced form of yoga with floor-based and longer held postures. It is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary elements. Yin Yoga targets deep connective tissue such as fascia, ligaments, bones and joints. A Yin Yoga practice helps you release physical tension and tightness, as well as diffuse stagnant energy and harmonise chi flow in the body.

We cultivate mind awareness and find peace in stillness by weaving through breath and Mindfulness techniques to make the class a deeply nurturing and meditative practice.

It is a practice suitable for beginners and an excellent complement to a yang practice targeting muscles.

Small-group size for personalised attention and support.

 

IN THIS CLASS, YOU WILL:
  • Leave feeling relaxed, at ease and rejuvenated
  • Learn the principles of a Yin Yoga practice
  • Develop skills to listen better to the wisdom of your body
  • Create space and experience a greater range of movement through the joints
  • Learn relaxation and breathing techniques that may stay with you for life
  • Experience the peace of stillness
  • See and experience yourself differently
  • Sleep better, have more energy, feel stronger and more flexible
  • Deepen your inner journey with this meditative practice
DATE and TIME

Wednesdays  7.30-8.30pm

Sundays 3.00-4.00pm

VENUE

Xtend Barre Hawthorn Studio

Level 1/823 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne

 

BOOKING (limited spaces)

Xtend Barre Hawthorn Studio and via Mind Body app

 

INTRO CLASS Free (booking essential)

 

Looking forward to seeing you there! Come with a friend!

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Absolutely loving Yin Yoga and the new compassionate language I am learning, definitely a life changing experience – Tej

 

Loved my yin yoga session tonight. Feeling more flexible and enlightened and thankful. Thank you Nadege. – Frances

 

Had my first yin yoga experience tonight, was fabulous. Great was to relax after a busy day & week, ready for the weekend. -Rebecca

 

YOGA CLASSES 

Come practise with me at The Retreat Yoga, 184 Through Road in Camberwell

Thursday 11am: Gentle Hatha Yoga 

This is a slow and adaptive class offering support for those with movement restrictions due to pregnancy, age, injury or illness. An individualised and modified approach using props and tailored to your needs in order to help reduce pain, release tension and improve overall movement. Using gentle therapeutic exercises (including strength, balance and stretching), breath awareness and restorative poses, This class will support you in bringing forth the body’s natural healing abilities and finding peace and balance to body and mind.  {chairs available if getting to and from the floor is a concern}

Sunday 8am: Slow Flow

For all levels. A slow vinyasa flow with longer holds to experience each posture in more depth. Longer often equals stronger.  Vinyasa yoga synchronises our movement with our breath, so each pose flows gracefully into the next. Vinyasa yoga builds strength, stability, balance and flexibility both on the mat and in our lives off the mat. It helps us to relieve stress and tension, connect, be present and find calm with the added benefits of toning and strengthening the body. In short, you feel amazing! (smiling throughout class is a pre-requisite!)

Sunday 9.30 am: Flow
For all levels. A vinyasa flow with continuous movement where we build to every movement being attached to a single breath.
Vinyasa yoga synchronises our movement with our breath, so each pose flows gracefully into the next. Vinyasa yoga builds strength, stability, balance and flexibility both on the mat and in our lives off the mat. It helps us to relieve stress and tension, connect, be present and find calm with the added benefits of toning and strengthening the body. In short, you feel amazing! (smiling throughout class is a pre-requisite!)

Intro offer: 2 weeks unlimited $25

 

YOGA AT INSTINCT HEALTH

 

Come practise with me at Instinct Health, 1207 Toorak Rd, Camberwell 3124, a wonderful physio clinic with a lovely team of knowledgeable physios and PT.

Wednesdays 6.30am Hatha Yoga

Yoga is a great tool for improving flexibility, facilitating core strength and not just standing on your head or wrapping yourself up like a ball (although if that’s your goal, we’re here to work with you to achieve it). Yoga is a great way to clear your mind, empty your thoughts and work on mindfulness.

At Instinct Health, we practice Purna yoga. Purna translates into “complete” from transcript and you will be guided through a practice that encompasses your entire body. This style of yoga is suitable for all experience types, from beginners to advanced yoga participants. Our Yoga classes run for 60 minutes and during the practice you will have the opportunity to improve flexibility, practice mindfulness and improve body awareness and postural alignment.

Intro offer: Unlimited yoga for 28 days for $28

 

FREE NEW MOON REIKI HEALING

I am sending reiki healing every month, on the day  after the new moon between 8.30-9pm AEST (Melbourne, Australia time) for loving support and guidance.

A new moon is a new cycle and symbolises new beginnings. It is the perfect time to set your intentions, new goals and create your vision for the cycle ahead. It is a time to focus your awareness and energy on positive and loving intentions, to raise your vibrations and manifest what you desire.

At the time of the session, you don’t have to do anything special except relax and receive the peaceful energy. If you are not available at the same time, it’s fine, just imagine receiving the healing when you open the email or before going to bed for my US friends.

If you would like to join, sign up to my newsletter in the sidebar, as I send reiki to everyone on the list. You will then receive an email with what came up during the session. As a bonus when you sign up, you will also receive my free eBook The Mindful Week Journal.

If you would like personalised healing, distance reiki treatments are available.

Contact me nanou[at]theboxofhappiness[dot]com

 

 

BENDIGO YOGA FESTIVAL 24-25 FEBRUARY 2018

Come and join me at the lovely Bendigo Yoga Festival on the 24th February for a Yin Yoga class taking you on a journey home to Self through Late Summer, as we create balance and stability, while preparing to transition from a season to the next. Come and nourish your body, mind and soul.

There is such a great variety of yoga styles, meditation, pranayama, chanting, Qi Gong, yoga massage, talks and more!

Use the code YOGANOW to receive $10 off your weekend pass.

See you there!

 

 

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