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A new timetable commences on Monday, June 3rd!
Winter Timetable Commencing June 3rd until December 2019
$19 casual classes /$15 concession
$80 per month = 2 classes per week excludes beginners courses Tuesday and Saturday
$50 per month = 4 consecutive Tuesday OR Saturday beginners’ class
$59 one month of yoga = NEW STUDENTS ONLY, INTRODUCTION OFFER
Is it time to reassess the basics of your yoga foundation postures? Yes, then book in a 45-minute $45 private class with Sue
But for now, the Wednesday 9:30 am has been stopped due to no students coming (sad face here) So Wednesday still has the 8 am to 9:15 am class
Decisions needed to be made, I am so sorry.
New prices and class cards. Those who are already on the OLD cards can remain on them. But the $100 won’t be offered to newcomers.
Meditation Sunday’s 4 – 5 pm Donation only
This will be a booking only. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class limit is 10
Start date is SUNDAY JUNE 9TH 2019
You say goodbye and I say hello
Its fare thee well to our Wednesday night teacher Shae.
Shae is teacher number 6 who has become pregnant on the Wednesday watch. True story
We now have Georgia Carter with us
Georgia will teach Fridays 6 am, Wednesday 5 pm and 6.15pm
Come June though the 5 pm Wednesday will also be gone! Again Sorreeee.
INDIA INDIA INDIA
There are still 2 more places available for the epic October 2019 India Retreat
I have to close the deal off by no later than June 30th so that our internal flights can be booked. So, time is ripe for you to say yes yes yes to this delightful event.
MOONDYNE RETREAT IN SEPTEMBER
Bookings and deposits are now being taken for this little bit of awesomeness. Email to book.
Meditation as Medicine
Meditation is a method of eliciting the relaxation response and it CAN be remarkably straightforward: get comfortable, relax your muscles, repeat a focus word, phrase or mantra and passively disregard everyday thoughts that inevitably arise, returning to your repetition each time you are distracted. This may sound rather familiar to those who practice meditation, and indeed this is no coincidence.
Research demonstrated that meditation is accompanied by striking physiological changes, including sharp drops in heart rate, respiratory rate, and metabolic rate. Recent studies have supported that long-term practitioners of meditation can even incite permanent changes in cardiac function and neuroplasticity, actually altering the structure and function of the heart and brain.
Time and time again, meditation is proving to be one of the most direct and powerful ways to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, clinically counteracting the effects of stress on both body and mind. (Learn more at our Sunday donation based classes commencing June 30th.
But what if meditation isn’t for you? There is never any single method that works for everyone, and it may well be that sitting with your monkey-mind is stressful in itself. In her ground-breaking book Mind over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin offers an alternative way to elicit the relaxation response: “radical self-care.” Nowadays, it’s almost impossible for us to ignore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle; nutritious food, workout routines and fistfuls of supplements are the stars of most social media feeds. A weekend away with your loved one or maybe a weekend Yoga Retreat with YB.
In order to counter the repetitive triggering of the stress response, we need to get radical. Self-care extends way beyond gym visits, veggies and vitamins, what about, spending time doing what you love and surrounding yourself with healthy social interactions and a sense of connection are all vital components of good health.
Although lifestyle factors clearly play a big part in stress, the frustrating truth is that we are often exposed to stressors we can’t or aren’t ready to change. If this sounds familiar, it is absolutely essential that you prioritize activities that induce the relaxation response, as means of offsetting the stresses in your life and decreasing their impact on your health.
It’s not only meditation that shuts off the stress response; engaging in creative expression, yoga, breathing techniques, reading, massage, walking in nature, listening to music, cooking, taking a bath, playing with pets, spending time with your spiritual community, laughter and even sexual release have a profound impact on the nervous system, encouraging the body toward the state of rest it requires for self-repair and self-healing. Pranayama (breath work) is one of the most proven significant ways to help reduce stress
Countering Stress with Self-Care
Although it can sometimes feel like we have no control over our body’s reaction to stress, there is clearly an abundance of healthy ways to counterbalance the toll of life’s stresses on our bodies. We hold the power to heal ourselves from such a wide array of suffering, and the key is making time to harness this potential.
Countering stress with self-care is as important for the body as getting enough sleep, and even just 20 minutes a day can make a noticeable difference to your health. Regardless of how you do it, prioritize engaging in activities that elicit the relaxation response and you will undoubtedly feel the difference. In a world of ever-increasing stresses and strains, it really is vital that we listen to the body’s whispers before it breaks down, that we prioritize our health before it’s too late.
The raffle was drawn by our beautiful Chrissie on Tuesday 30/4/19
The winners are:
30% discount on the Moondyne Retreat September
Frazer restaurant voucher (no relation, she has an S I don’t lol)
10 class card pass for YB. Claire tells me that this day for her was amazing so many goodliness came her way. Yaaay
Thank you to all that entered and there was a LOT of entries!
Teacher Training at YB studio
We will be hosting a Teacher training event in June for Amanda Koh from Singapore on Anatomy of the spine. If you are already a teacher this is another string in your bow and an excellent learning experience.
The dates will be:
Friday, June 28th
Saturday, June 29th
Sunday, June 30th, all days from 11:30 until 5 pm.
October we will host a teacher training in Chair Yoga
The dates will be Friday 4/10, from 6 pm until 9 pm, Saturday 5/10 from 11.30 am until 6 pm and Sunday 6/10 from 11.30 until 6 pm.
If you would like further details on those it is on the FB of YB or contact me and I can connect you with the teachers that are holding the Teacher Trainings.
From me to you so much love and gratitude
Please be happy safe and well
Love Sue and the Team at YB studio