In Springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. ~ Emma Racine deFleur
Spring has sprung!
Well, it's that beautiful time of the year. Spring. My favourite season. During this last week of classes our focus has been on Spring and the beautiful and glorious time of year it is; a time for new hope, of re birth and renewal. Tapping into that feeling of freshness, and allowing space to be open to change; a feeling that something new could be just around the corner. Enjoying being witness to the fruit trees blossoming, spring bulbs blooming - bright and fresh. Finding ourselves feeling a little more hopeful....... a little more joyous........new ideas bubbling under the surface........ and everywhere we look there is new growth and transformation. And as one student shared in class, experiencing a sense of lifted spirits, noticing more shared smiles from our neighbours and the people we pass in the streets, enjoying some much appreciated warmth and sunshine.
Beautiful orchids gifted to me from a dear student for my birthday.
I'm looking forward to the warmer weather and sharing lots more yoga with you all in term 4. In this newsletter you will find all the details for the final term for 2019- wow that sounds weird, a section for some of the readings and poetry I have shared during classes and a link to a cool little video that explains nicely, a subject you have heard me discuss in class; interoception.
ALSO BOLSTERS: I am taking orders for you to own your own bolsters so here is a link to a yoga business in Melbourne called Stretch Now where I am able to buy yoga props at a discounted price. Many of you have voiced your interest in purchasing your own to use in class and at home. There are lots of beautiful colours and fabrics available and they are all eco friendly and organic cotton. I recommend the oval shape rather than the round, so that is where the link will take you. Feel free to take a look around the site and let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else you would like to order. You can of course order your own and have it delivered to your home but it will be full retail price plus aprox. $12 delivery. I am able to pass on a discount to you and I encourage you to take advantage of this offer now as I am not sure when I may be able to do it again. So once you have chosen which colour bolster you would like please email me here with your order. Please have your order to me by Thursday 3rd Oct. Payment can be added to your enrolment or seperate- up to you. Please remember to use your name as a reference.
Prices: oval - plain organic cotton $55, oval - printed or chambray $60.
The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. ~ Harriet Anne Jacobs
I'm teaching a 10 week Term 4. (details below). I hope you can join us. During the warmer months the classes tend to be busier so please book now to secure your spot.
Early bird discount until Saturday 28th September!
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Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
And as mentioned above, please click here to watch a cool little video called "What is Interoception?"
"Interoception is our capacity to witness and feel the environment inside ourselves, from muscular tension to the beat of our heart , from the rhythm of the breath to the relative fullness of our stomach; from the soft, calm of relaxation and laughter, to the tense rigidity of fear and anxiety. Since inner sensations can often not be separated from emotion, interoception is a key concept in holistic mind-body practices and is an important indicator of self-awareness and well-being."
- Embodied Philosophy.
Until I see you again on the mat,
take some time to breathe and connect,
maybe practice some interoception,
and embrace some sunshine!
Thoughts and Readings:
May the actions that we take toward the good,
toward understanding ourselves,
toward being more peaceful,
be of benefit to all beings everywhere.
~ Sharon Salzberg
WALK SLOWLY - Danna Faulds
from her book Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga
It only takes a reminder to breathe,
a moment to be still, and just like that,
something in me settles, softens,
makes space for imperfection.
The harsh voice of judgment drops
to a whisper and I remember again
that life isn’t a relay race;
that we will all cross the finish line; that waking up to life is what we were born for.
As many times as I forget, catch myself charging forward without even knowing where I’m going, that many times I can make the choice to stop, to breathe, and be,
and walk slowly into the mystery.
There is peace within me today.
I trust that I am exactly where I am meant to be.
I remember the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in myself & others.
I use the gifts that I have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to me.
I am content with myself just the way I am.
This knowledge lives deep in my bones.
I allow my soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.
“Yoga helps us find slower, fewer, but deeper breaths.
Less overall muscle tension but more specific muscle engagement. Less diffuse mental energy but more laser-like concentration. Less wanting, more acceptance; less doing more being. Yoga practice is largely about balance. Rather than making yoga your time out, use your practice to prepare yourself for the world out there.
Yoga brings the body into stressful positions, challenges the muscles to hold longer, to stretch deeper. We create situations of tension. And then we learn to soften into that discomfort, to find stillness at the centre of a self-imposed vortex. The ability to maintain equanimity in a yoga pose is ..…directly related to the ability to maintain sanity in a high-speed, low-connection culture.”
- Liz Huntly
Let Me Grow So Quiet
Let me grow so quiet inside that I hear the private conversations of crows
as they fly by my window.
Let me be so open that I see with different eyes
this world born fresh again at dawn.
I wish to take none of this for granted--not the miracle it is to breathe,
nor the wonder that I can choose between truth and a fearful view of life.
May wisdom and insight guide me on my way today.
~ Danna Faulds - Prayers to the Infinite
Term 4, 2019
(note - no classes cup day)
9.30 - 10.45 am (Albion)
6.30 - 7.45 pm (Footscray)
Oct 8 to Dec 17 (no class cup day 5/11)
9.30 - 10.45 am (Point Cook)
6.30 - 7.45 pm (Albion)
Oct 10 to Dec 12
8.30 - 10 am (Albion)
10.15 - 11.30 am (Albion)
Oct 12 to Dec 14
Term 3 classes finish on Saturday, September 21st. Term 4 starts on Tuesday, October 8th.
Term 4 Cost - 10 weeks
By the Term:
*Early Bird & Super Special Rate? Book and pay by Saturday, September 28th.
1 class per week
$150 *Early Bird & Concession/ Full $160
(*$15/ $16 per class)
2 classes per week
Super Special $280
($14 per class)
By the Class:
Drop in Casual - $20
Account Details for Payment:
BSB - 033 161
ACC - 276 578
Please include your name as a reference code and email me when you make your payment.