LOWER BACK + HIPS WORKSHOP
Saturday 8th February | Margaret | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Claremont
Sunday 29th March | Margaret | 9:15am – 11:15am | Bibra Lake
Is lower back pain really getting you down? So many of us suffer from lower back tightness and stiffness that can leave us feeling sore, uncomfortable, irritable, depressed and limited in our movement.
This special 2-hour workshop will focus on massaging the often tense muscles in our hips and along the spine. Using tennis balls and soft, Gertie balls to create greater space, freedom and movement with more ease in the hip joints and the articulation of our spine.
The gentle pressure we place on our body naturally take us inwards, leading to deep states of healing rest and relaxation.
This practice is suitable for anyone, even total beginners, and will help you in the most gentle of ways.
*Members receive 10% off!
THE ROADMAP: TANTRA OF THE YOGA SUTRAS
Monday 17th February | Wendy Newton | 11:00am – 2.00pm | Claremont
In this workshop, Wendy will offer an overview of how the Yoga Sutras can be seen through a tantric lens. This lead-off workshop for our week long training on Living Yoga: Tantra and the Yoga Sutras, will highlight the structure of the four pads and how they function together as an ancient primer on tantra yoga. Wendy will use a creative blend of discussion and practice to help us see how the four padas create the metaphysical spiral “map” of the evolutionary process of yoga.
TANTRA COSMOLOGY: HOW WE COME TO BE
Monday 17th February | Peter Ferko | 2:30pm – 5.30pm | Claremont
This afternoon workshop is complementary to the morning workshop. Peter will describe the evolutionary process from the tantrik perspective, how the universe goes from nothing, before the Big Bang, to what we experience in our lives. Peter is a master at showing how it all relates to meditation, and the workshop will conclude with a meditation where you can begin to experience what was presented as theory.
THE GREAT CONFUSION: TANTRA AND MY SELF
Tuesday 18th February | Peter Ferko | 11:00am – 2.00pm | Claremont
Join Peter for this morning of deeper exploration into the wisdom of tantra to answer the question, “Who am I?” Through lecture and meditation practice, this workshop will delve into how tantra defines the components of the mind, and the impact this has on how we perceive life experiences.
Fee: $105EMBODYING THE YOGA SUTRAS: SAMADHI PADA PART 1
Tuesday 18th February | Wendy Newton | 2:30pm – 5.30pm | Claremont
Join Wendy for the first of two workshops dedicated to unpacking the wisdom in Samadhi Pada. Wendy will lead us through a discussion of Samadhi and the awareness of what it really means to work with the vritti, or reactions of the mind. This workshop will lay out how yoga defines meditation as an expansion of perception and circle back to the essential yogic question “Who am I?” as it appears in the Sutras.
EMBODYING THE YOGA SUTRAS: SAMADHI PADA PART 2
Wednesday 19th February | Wendy Newton | 11:00am – 2.00pm | Claremont
In this workshop, Wendy will offer some insights into how getting perspective on our mental and emotional patterning is essential to state of awareness that is called samadhi. She will lead us through discussion and practice that illuminate how the relationship between self and other and between inner practice and expectation of outcome are foundational to the experience of samadhi.
Wednesday 19th February | Peter Ferko | 2:30pm – 5.30pm | Claremont
On day three, Peter will look at what Tantra has to say about anahata chakraand the relationship of my self to others and to the circumstances of life. Join Peter to learn what it means to live your yoga in your relationships and how to maintain equanimity in life.
EMBODYING THE YOGA SUTRAS: SADHANA PADA
Thursday 20th February | Wendy Newton | 11:00am – 2.00pm | Claremont
In Sanskrit, the work Kriya means “actions.” In this workshop, Wendy will take us through how doing those actions on a consistent basis leads us toward the experience of samadhi, and away from the experience of suffering that is part of life. In this workshop we will look at the eight limbs as the foundation of yoga practice and how they lead us from our chronic state of disconnection toward a reconnection with spirit.
THE EIGHT LIMBS AND THE FULL SPECTRUM OF YOGA
Thursday 20th February | Peter Ferko | 2:30pm – 5.30pm | Claremont
Join Peter as he explains how Patanjali’s ashtanga — the eight limbs of yoga sadhana — creates the full spectrum of yoga practice. Rather than being a groovy form of exercise, Peter shows how to let your yoga transform into a practice of energy shifting, and use it to evolve from “suffering” to “perspective.”
EMBODYING THE YOGA SUTRAS: VIBHUTI PADA
Friday 21st February | Wendy Newton | 11:00am – 2.00pm | Claremont
This workshop will be an experiential exploration of Vibhuti Pada and the nature of the psychic transformations that happen in us through our practice, and how that is spiritual evolution in action.
ARTHAVATTVA SAMYAMA: LIFE AS THE EVOLUTIONARY FIELD
Friday 21st February | Peter Ferko | 2:30pm – 5.30pm | Claremont
Explore how to use your practice to live in alignment with the forces of the Universe through the practice of arthavattva samyama and to move into a more explicit exploration of life as the field for our spiritual learning.
THE BHAGAVAD GITA: HOW TO LIVE AN ALIGNED LIFE
Saturday 22nd February | Peter Ferko | 11:00am – 2.00pm | Claremont
Peter will lead us through a discussion and practice around Arjuna’s question in the Bhagavad Gita, “What is the description of a person of steady insight who remains in samadhi? How does a person of stable wisdom speak? How does she sit? How does she walk?”
EMBODYING THE YOGA SUTRAS: KAIVALYA PADA
Saturday 22nd February | Wendy Newton | 2:30pm – 5.30pm | Claremont
Wendy will explore with us what freedom really means as described in the full spiral of yoga. Kaivalya Pada takes us into a discussion about what it looks like when we align ourselves on a daily basis with who we are in experience in samadhi, and how this changes our karmic journey.
ANXIETY RELIEF WORKSHOP
Saturday 7th March | Jess W | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Claremont
Yoga can bring you comfort and peace. This workshop will give you the tools to calm anxiety. It’s so important to learn healthy ways to self-soothe. If you’ve had panic attacks before, the fear of it happening again can be as debilitating as an attack itself. Ongoing anxiety is exhausting. Yoga will help you feel so much better. But not all yoga postures are helpful to you if you’re feeling anxious. This workshop will show you exactly which yoga practices will make a huge positive difference to you. You will learn specifically what you can do at home helping you maintain a calm, relaxed and steady state for yourself.
*Members receive 10% off!
RADICAL WELLBEING WORKSHOP
Sunday 15th March | Nicola | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Claremont
“Health is not the absence of disease or infirmity but a state of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.” World Health Organisation. If you have health goals for this year or intentions to take care of yourself better, then this workshop will be perfect for you. Throughout the two hours we will explore the pillars of health, from sleep to nutrition to managing stress. We will look at specific asanas and breathing techniques to promote well-being and calm and tap into our own inner knowing and intuition when it comes to our health.
Viveka, is a Sanskrit term loosely translated to mean keen discernment. Cultivating viveka through our yoga practice, we are able to see the truth behind all the information on health we are bombarded with. This workshop is not intended to provide you with more well-being dogma or another diet to follow, but instead to instill in you a sense of understanding your own body and an ability to undertake your own personal plan for exceptional well-being. It will also include relaxing, gentle and restorative yoga and meditation.
*Members receive 10% off!