“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why” Mark Twain
Before setting any goals for the New Year be sure to align with your highest purpose – what really matters most to you, brings your soul to life and most deeply fulfils you – to ignite your passion and set you on course for genuinely making 2014 your best year yet!
Join Dave Beaumont – NLP Practitioner and Transformational Coach – for an evening of insight, inspiration and the key steps to connecting with and embracing your life’s true purpose.
When: Friday 6the December 2013 from 6.30pm – 8pm
Where: Moksha Yoga, 437A Centre Road, Bentleigh
Bookings are essential and places are limited. To secure your spot please contact us on 03-9557-5885 or via email at email@example.com
Happy month to you all and welcome to the first day of summer and the last month of the year! Congratulations to those who have finished another 30 day challenge with us throughout the month of November, so awesome to see so many of you dedicate time every day for your practice….we look forward to sharing another 30 day challenge throughout the month of January to kick start the New Year and start the year as you mean to go on.
This month we will look at the concept of Synchronicity. For those of you who receive our Moksha Yoga Facebook posts, you would have noticed that lately, I have been reading a lot about Ritam Bhara Pragya. It is a concept in Yoga relating to our true intention that becomes the foundation of any choice, decision, or act; this may be verbal or otherwise. Yoga Philosophy is something I love, partly because for me these ancient teachings have just a significant place in our growth and development today as they did thousands of years ago! What these teachings suggest is that it is essential to know and understand where our intention is truly coming from. When our intention comes from a much deeper, more meaningful place, our intention becomes ever more powerful and it is only then that we start to see life as a series of synchronistic experiences. What does this really mean? Synchronicity is the concept that everything is interconnected and interrelated and not separate including the way in which you experience our inner and outer worlds! As a result, we become more aligned with our true purpose and the essential meaning of why we are born, and if you are reading this it means that you too have a significant purpose that is unique to you and only you! Martha Graham expresses this unique gift to the world quite beautifully:-
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
Some people use the terminology of synchronicity as good luck, chance encounters or even coincidences. The word coincidence in fact comes from the mathematical meaning ‘to coincide’ where two right angles perfectly meet with one another, is there then any basis for coincidence being nothing short of perfect alignment, in that moment specifically at that time?
So are you in alignment with your true purpose and how can you align with that more deeply? This has been the theme in my classes over the last few weeks and will continue to be our Sankalpa towards the end of the year. Moksha will be hosting a complimentary event on the 6th December from 6.30-8pm as a way to support you to pave the way for your true purpose; we look forward to sharing this amazing night with you. I believe there are only a few spots available, so call us on (03) 9557-5885 if you are yet to book your place or to simply find out more.
Thank you to all our amazing students who practice with us every day each week, who share their stories, their lives, their hopes and dreams, without you Moksha would not be possible. Thank you to all our amazing Teachers at Moksha who, every week, share their love and passion for with you all and to our Lecturers, who spend so much of their time giving all our YTT’s nothing short of the best in Yoga education and training. All the team at Moksha hope you all have an amazing festive season with your loved ones and we look forward to continuing to support you in all things Yoga, health and wellness in 2014.
With love and Namaste
Emma Palmer, E-RYT-500
Principal Teacher/Director of Studies
“Inflammation Masterclass” – a reflective blog on the Managing Inflammation with Nutrition & Yoga Masterclass, October 2013
The Inflammation master class for me was the first in its kind. It was an opportunity to present on a subject with an amount of time that would allow both the participants and myself an opportunity to really get into the ins and outs of the inflammatory process, along with its successful treatment and management.
The aim of the class was to offer the notion that inflammation is in fact a systemic or ‘global’ condition that affects the whole body, even though it can only present in a small localised fashion, such as it would in say osteoarthritis.
We began the first half of the class with an overview of what inflammation is along with the chemicals and triggers that drive it. This overview also included some time getting in touch with the reasons why our immune system needs the inflammatory process so much for the continuation of life.
We followed the process through to being able to know the difference between what would be considered the type of inflammation that occurs when you stub your toe through the spectrum to the type of inflammation that occurs in your body on a day to day basis in response to dietary triggers, something called low-grade chronic inflammation. A lot of the time it is hard for people to be able to identify that this low-grade chronic inflammation is happening so consistently. After all with our lifestyle it could just be that we are either tired or not eating as well we would like rather than a degenerative process eating away at our bodies. This concept and how much chronic disease it causes is still being discovered. It is agreed already at this early stage of the process that it could change the way modern medicine treats chronic illness from rheumatoid arthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to cardiovascular disease.
The second half of the class brought in the herbs, nutritional and dietary aspects for the management and treatment of inflammation. The focus was once again directed towards the body as a whole and how to downgrade the inflammatory process through a multi-faceted approach that saw the inflammatory process being regulated through the nervous system, the digestive system right through to the joints. Explaining the role of why yoga and meditation down regulated the inflammatory process was also an interesting way of seeing how your practice can play such a big role in things.
I can remember thinking during this particular aspect of the class how lucky I was to have attendees who really managed to grasp the concepts being presented in such a way that allowed us to not only take away the details about what to do when, but also take away the bigger picture concept about what holistic treatment is about and why it works.
The highlight of the class for me was certainly our discussion about the role of gluten in inflammation. Explaining the concepts of leaky gut and the causative nature of gluten in this process and the shock of the participants when I explained the recent research extending the concept to that of leaky brain really gave me the feeling that we had all been a part of something that had helped bring a different perspective to a process we have all heard about but generally know seldom anything about.
Without the participants in this class and the opportunity afforded me from the great people at Moksha this would not have been possible and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have been involved in such fun day.
Stay tuned for details of the next master class being held at Moksha Yoga in January on detoxification, this will be popular and I am already looking forward to delving into a subject that I have such a rich success with in my clinic.
We welcome you to join us on Saturday 30th November in supporting our Yoga Teacher Trainees whilst they undertake their practical exams. We will be running complimentary Yoga classes in 30 minute blocks from 8am – 4.15pm.
If you would like to attend one or more of these classes (or all of them if you wish), please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us this Friday, 15th November 2013 from 6pm – 9pm for a follow-up evening to our popular Intensive “The Dark Side of the Mood – Yoga for Anxiety and Depression: A Therapeutic Approach with Jedda Davis”
Due to the success of our previous DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD intensive, we will be running a follow-up evening for both new and returning students. Come again if you have previously joined us – OR sign up for your first experience if you missed out last time! Once again this will be a three-hour workshop, designed with a specific focus on managing symptoms of depression and anxiety; where we will come together to explore a variety of ways that mental wellbeing can be rebalanced through a regular yoga practice.
Jedda Davis is a teacher at Moksha Yoga and knows the path of depression well. She suffered intermittent bouts of severe depression for many years before exploring the path of yoga more deeply. In yoga she found respite, and discovered a feeling of wellness and connectedness that was undeniably due to the intricate effects of this ancient practice.
Jedda is excited to share her experiences with you in a workshop format. She will present specifically tailored asana, (physical postures) pranayama, (breathing practices), guided meditation and relaxation techniques to encourage a feeling of wellbeing that permeates both body and mind. This workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees to develop the awareness of specific yogic tools that may provide support when depression and anxiety symptoms arise. There will be opportunities for sharing and discussion within a safe and nurturing space, as well as the option to simply listen and practice.
Come along to energise your body, calm your mind, and uplift your spirit; and to learn how a yoga practice can empower you to move through and beyond the challenges of anxiety and depression. Our aim is for you to leave this workshop feeling empowered to manage life in a way that inspires and guides you to your highest purpose, and to a life of fulfilment.
All levels of yoga experience are welcome to attend, including beginners.
When: Friday 15th November 2013, 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $80 per person, registration and payment required at point of booking. (FREE to Moksha Members or 5 classes on existing Block Passes)
We will also be donating 10% from all bookings received to Beyond Blue.
To register for this Intensive please download the following form and return your completed form either via email to email@example.com or directly to our studio - RH Form – Moksha Yoga Intensive
“The Dark Side of the Mood” A Reflective blog on the Intensive Yoga session for Anxiety and Depression, at Moksha Yoga, October 2013
Twenty nine students found their positions on mats in the Moksha studio on the evening of Friday 18th October, with a purpose to their practice that moved beyond their usual breathing, stretching, twisting, bending, and strengthening.
Upon coming together in a circle it was soon revealed that despite variations in individual circumstance, all were more or less there for similar reasons:
- To develop yogic skills or tools, for oneself or for a loved one to use when things get tough; at times when stress attempts to get the better of us, when the challenges of life seem to come all at once – or when mental balance is simply hard to find.
- To use yoga therapeutically for the mind afflicted by depression or anxiety.
- To learn the skills that can be specifically supportive in both the prevention of mental illness, and the maintenance of mental wellness. To move beyond the Dark Side of the Mood and move forward into a state of equilibrium, balance and wellbeing, supported by the intricate and ancient practice of yoga.
“When you embrace the darkness, you are one step closer to the light.” (Amy Weintraub – Yoga for Depression).
With a deep inhalation to begin, and a personalised mantra identifying that which each individual would hope to welcome into their lives – energy filled the room. Deeply exhaling to let go, and shed that which each student no longer needed; shoulders dropped and tension began to visibly, near tangibly, fall away.
And this was just the beginning.
We shifted the physical and mental lethargy – the energetic stagnancy that depression can present, using vinyasa techniques that unify breath and movement together in an inseparable meditative motion.
We soothed our nervous systems with calming forward bends, gentle twists and soothing pranayama. We sat in meditation – and sat with ourselves, in our skin, in our unique experience – accepting the moment in all that it would present. Accepting that perhaps depressive or anxious thoughts may arise, but choosing to focus on the understanding that they too will eventually pass. That we need not identify ourselves with these feelings, with these experiences for that is all they are – transient feelings and experiences – we as divine beings, are far more.
Now the darkness only stays the night-time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
Its not always going to be this grey
All things must pass
All things must pass away
We shared stories, we listened, allowed tears to flow as needed, and shared our unified strength as yoga practitioners and ordinary human beings, who are not immune to the suffering that life will inevitably present.
We realised as a collective that we all have our challenges, we all have a story – and whether it was uttered aloud or not – we were brought together in a space that held us all as united, delicate and multi-faceted human beings whom should deny none of our traits; but embrace ourselves, accept, and allow ourselves to grow into our true expression.
The “Dark Side of the Mood” brought us together to explore how yoga can do just that – allow us to lift the veils that prevent us from seeing things as they really are, thus both seeing and appreciating ourselves – as we truly are.
Moksha Yoga Master Class – Managing Inflammation with Nutrition & Yoga with Philip Watkins, Sunday 27th October from 12pm – 5pm
Join us on Sunday 27th October from 12pm – 5pm for our Moksha Yoga Master Class – Managing Inflammation with Nutrition & Yoga with Philip Watkins.
The Inflammation Master Class is the first in a series at Moksha Yoga, taking a comprehensive look into how to manage this low-grade inflammation and more. Over the course of the class we will be covering the theory, latest research and measures you can take along with your regular yoga practice including the following:
- How inflammation affects your body
- The new concept of ‘Inflammaging’ and how you prevent this
- Yoga, Inflammation and its management
- Herbal and Nutritional Medicine for Inflammation
- Inflammation and the diet, how to remove and identify pro-inflammatory foods from the diet for long term health
- The role of Meditation, Mindfulness and Inflammation
Presented by Philip Watkins, Moksha’s resident Naturopath, this is a great opportunity to learn how to both help yourself, your students and those around you begin to take action towards staying healthy and free from the barricades that occur when inflammation and chronic, low grade pain takes hold.
This master class is suitable for Qualified Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher Trainees and general Yoga students who have an interest in this area. Places for our Master Classes tend to fill fairly quickly therefore registration and payment is required prior to course commencement to guarantee your place.
When: Sunday 27th October 2013 from 12pm – 5pm
Cost: $110 per person, registration and payment required at point of booking.
For further information on inflammation please click on the following link- Inflammation
For all enquiries and registrations please contact us on 9557-5885 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us this Friday, 30th August, for our Moksha Yoga Intensive with Emma Palmer, E-RYT-500 from 6pm – 9pm
Give yourself the gift of time to become fully immersed in your Yoga practice and explore all the many gifts that Yoga has to offer….
The Moksha Intensives consist of 3 hours of dedicated Yoga practice and are designed for students to deepen their existing practice. The Intensives include 1.5-2 hours of Asana practice integrated with Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy then moving into a deep Yoga Nidra or Savasana, followed by Chanting and completing with a 5-10 minute Meditation practice. Our Intensives are a deeply spiritual yet physically and mentally challenging experience and are open to all levels of yoga experience except absolute beginners.
Places for our Intensives tend to fill fairly quickly therefore registration and payment is required prior to course commencement to guarantee your place. To register your place or to find out more information, please contact us on 9557-5885 or via email at email@example.com.
When: Friday 30th August 2013, 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $80 per person, registration and payment required at point of booking.
(FREE to Moksha Members or 5 classes on existing Block Passes)
Happy Month to all of our wonderful Yogis and Yoginis!
Enrolments are now open for our Moksha Yoga Teacher Training Course (RYT200) October 2013 intake commencing 2nd October 2013. We will be holding an Information Evening on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 from 5pm – 6pm followed by a complimentary Yoga class with Emma Palmer, E-RYT-500 from 6pm – 7.15pm. If you have ever thought about taking your practice to the next level and becoming a Yoga Teacher this will be a great opportunity to find out more information. Please read below for further details.
Congratulations to our Yoga Teacher Trainees on their recent graduation. We had a fantastic night of celebrations at their graduation ceremony on Friday 26th July. We wish all of our graduates much success as they continue their Yoga journey as Yoga Alliance accredited RYT200 Yoga Teachers!
We hope that the space at Moksha continues to give you a place to retreat to, a hOMe away from hOMe, somewhere where you can let go and find peace and stillness within yourself.
To stay up to date on our courses, intensives, master classes and events, simply visit our timetable page on our website at www.mokshayoga.com.au.
As always, we look forward to seeing you on the mat again soon.
From the Moksha Team
“Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day”. Carol Krucoff
INSPIRATION OF THE MONTH
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well that leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” Buddha
FAMILY YOGA PASSES AVAILABLE @ MOKSHA
Don’t forget next time when you are purchasing your block of classes that Moksha Yoga offers our Yoga students the option of a family pass when purchasing any of our block passes. This is a great economical way of being able to practice Yoga together without having multiple passes between family members. Family passes apply to the Block of 5,10 & 20 for up to 4 family members per pass.
Please feel free to discuss this option with any of our Moksha Yoga Team members when you are next purchasing your block of classes. Please note that family passes are not available on memberships, intensives or courses.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at the studio on 9557-5885.
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity”. Hippocrates
MOKSHA YOGA INTENSIVE – FRIDAY 30th AUGUST, 6PM – 9PM
Our Moksha Yoga Intensives are designed to provide you with the space to give yourself the gift of time to become fully immersed in your Yoga practice and dedicate 3 hours to your mind, your body and your spirit and allow the true purpose of Yoga to become realised.
The Moksha Intensives consist of 3 hours or dedicated Yoga practice and are designed for students to deepen their existing practice and are open to all levels of yoga experience except absolute beginners.
The Intensives include 1.5-2 hours of Asana (physical postures) practice integrated with Pranayama (breathing practices) and Yoga Philosophy then moving into a deep Yoga Nidra or Savasana, followed by Chanting and completing with a 5-10 minuted Meditation practice. Our Intensives are a deeply spiritual yet physically and mentally challenging experience.
This Intensive will be taught by Emma Palmer (E-RYT-500) who is the Founder and Principal Teacher of both Moksha Yoga and the Moksha Academy of Yoga.
Places for our Intensives tend to fill fairly quickly therefore registration and payment is required at the point of booking in order to guarantee your place. To register your place or to find out more information, please contact us on 9557-5885 or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Friday 30th August 2013, 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $80 per person, FREE to Moksha students with current memberships, 5 classes on existing Block Passes and 10% off for all our Yoga Teacher Trainees and members of the Moksha Academy Alumni (RYT200 Graduates).
We look forward to sharing this profound and spiritually awakening experience with you.
PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES @ MOKSHA
Private Yoga classes are suitable for everyone, from beginners to advanced students or for those students with specific therapeutic needs. They are also a great way to begin a Yoga practice, return to your practice or advance your practice to the next level. The Private Yoga classes have been designed to work with you on a one on one basis and to provide you with individual tuition with a Yoga program to meet your individual needs based on your holistic Yoga requirements. Private classes can either enhance your existing practice, support you through rehabilitation from injury or surgery or simply support you with your asana alignment and practice as a whole at a time that fits in with your schedule.
Here are just a reasons why a Private Yoga Class may work for you:
• Individual program designed to meet your needs
• Over the years, private classes at Moksha have proven to be extremely effective for students who have been medically diagnosed with infertility, spinal injuries, pelvis instability, rectus diastasis, pregnancy, cardiovascular conditions, cancer, anxiety and/or depression, migraines, crohns disease, irritable bowel syndrome, lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis, stress and much more……….
• Supports you to continue your practice in a conscious way during the rehabilition process post injury
• Identify ways to increase your physcial stamina to advance your practice
• Supports you back into a regular practice after a short or long term break
• An individual program is great to incorporate into an existing Sports program
• Great for new students who may wish to attend a group class for the first time preparing you for what to expect and go through the basics
• Yoga is a great practice to add to your weight loss program to build strength, boost metabolism and encourage the body to function at optimal capacity through efficient organ function
• Regular Moksha students travelling interstate or overseas benefit from a prescirption of asana and pranayama to continue their practice whilst away from the Moksha Studio
• Help you reach your specific goals whether physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional
• We fit into your schedule so that you practice at a time that best suits your individual needs
To find out more about the Private Classes at Moksha or to make an appointment, please contact us on 9557-5885 or alternatively email us and we will contact you to determine a suitable time for you.
“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” Rachel Naomi Remen
INTRDOUCTION TO YOGA BEGINNERS COURSE
This course continues to be a much sought after Yoga Course, created specifically for students who have either never practiced before or it’s been while since their last practice as well as for students who would like to learn the Vinyasa style of Yoga. The Beginners Course is a great way to learn the practices of Yoga in an open and supportive environment with the opportunity of asking questions and modifying the practice/postures to suit individual needs and capabilities.
For those who have little or no Yoga experience we strongly recommend that you attend this course prior to your first class and we have found that students who commence their practice through the Moksha Beginners Course move into the public Vinyasa Classes with greater ease and are more prepared for the pace of a general level class.
This course covers the various aspects of Yoga commonly practiced in a public Vinyasa class including:-
• Bandha – the physical locks for musculoskeletal support and support of major joint complexes
• Pranayama – breathing practices adopted at the beginning, during and after a Vinyasa class to support the dominant nervous systems innervated throughout the different stages of the practice
• Asana – physical postures sequenced in a particular way (Vinyasa Krama) to maximize the health benefits to the muscles, joints and systems of the body including but not limited to digestive, immune, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, integumentary (skin), and reproductive systems
• Savasana – the last posture of the practice to aid relaxation and absorb the holistic benefits of the practice
To support you during the course and in your home practice, we also provide you with a copy of the Intro to Vinyasa Yoga Manual as well as offering you a complimentary yoga class to be used prior to the final session of the course to experience your practice in a public class.
The course runs for 1.25 hours over 5 consecutive weeks and dates are scheduled twice a month with courses held on Thursday evenings from 7.30-8.45pm OR Saturday mornings from 9.30-10.45am.
Places for this course fill fairly quickly therefore registration and payment is required prior to course commencement, contact us today on (03) 9557-5885 to book your place on our next course and start to see the changes Yoga can make in your life!
Our next Saturday Beginners Course will commence: Saturday 24th August 2013 (for 5 consecutive weeks), 9.30- 10.45am
Our next Thursday Beginners Course will commence: Thursday 1st August 2013 (for 5 consecutive weeks), 7.30 – 8.45pm
Cost: $145 per person, per course; or $165 per person, per course inclusive of Yoga Mat purchase (saving $10). Registration and payment is required at the point of booking.
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’ mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few”. Shunryu Suzuki
MEDITATION CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY EVENING
Tuesday Evening Meditation from 7.30-8.30pm and Friday Evening Meditation from 6pm – 7pm
Meditation is defined as ‘communion with the inner self’ so take time out of your hectic pace to meditate in an informal and supportive environment. Experience peace, stillness and clarity of mind as you release mental stress and physical tension. No matter what your experience, guided meditation will suit the beginner through to the experienced practitioner.
Benefits of Meditation
Everyone can meditate; we believe that if you can breathe you can meditate! The benefits of meditation are experienced at level of being and thereby increase physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Some of the many benefits of meditation may include:
• Increase the supply and transport of prana (life force)
• It can be used as a complementary therapy in conjunction with other treatments.
• Rebalances the left and right hemispheres of the brain which represent intellect and emotion respectively.
• Strengthens and supports the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems.
• Regulates blood pressure and stimulates blood circulation.
• Reduces muscular tension which may originate and be exacerbated by stress.
• Helps reduce symptoms of anxiety.
• Helps with the development of self-discipline.
• Increases energy levels
• Slows down the heart rate and respiration
For all enquiries regarding the Meditation Classes, please contact Patti Amenti directly on 0431 934 996. Each meditation class is $12 per person and payment is made through Patti on the day.
“Meditation gives us peace of mind without a tranquilizer. And unlike a tranquilizer, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart”. Sri Chinmoy
30 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE @ MOKSHA YOGA!
Looking for a new challenge? Join our 30 day Yoga challenge at Moksha commencing 1st September!!!
30 consecutive days of practice to support you in establishing a consistent practice to challenge the body as well as the mind and connect to the spiritual benefits that Yoga practice brings.
Registration and payment is required prior to the first day of the challenge and existing passes and memberships for participants will be suspended during the 30 days and extended at completion. If you miss a day you can make up your missed classes by attending 2 classes in 1 day.
When: Commencing 1st September 2013 and ending 30th September 2013
Cost: $120 per person
TEENAGE YOGA & MEDITATION COURSE – EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGHOUT EACH SCHOOL TERM, 4PM – 5PM
Limited places still available for Term 3
Moksha Yoga’s Teenage Yoga & Meditation courses are designed specifically for adolescents are a great way to support teenagers to build confidence and self esteem whilst managing the growing challenges and pressures of day to day life during this time of mental, physical and emotional development.
During this time, adolescents experience immense changes that affect the body’s biochemistry and physiology as well as concentration, mood, self esteem, confidence as well as how they relate to themselves and others.
These classes are fun, open and relaxed and all students are made to feel welcome and supported throughout each class.Teenage Yoga & Meditation classes can be a great addition to sports training to support flexibility as well as strength building as Yoga stretching postures are highly beneficial in correcting this imbalance and in strengthening muscles that are not used in strength training.
When: Every Wednesday during each School Term, 4pm – 5pm
Cost: $130 per person, registration and payment required at point of booking.
“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are”. Ani Pema Chodron
MUM’S & BUB’S YOGA CLASSES – COMMENCINGN TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER, 11AM – 12PM
This 5 week course is designed to help you rebalance your body after pregnancy, regain strength and flexibility and to deepen the existing bond you have with your baby in a relaxing environment and to provide you with an opportunity for you to meet other new Mums. Each class will cover postures for both you and/or your baby. The intention of this course is to focus on Yoga postures with an emphasis on strengthening your abdomen, pelvic floor and spinal column to relieve tension and tightness from the body that may have been experienced during pregnancy/labour. We will also go through postures for your baby that increase digestive function, reduce colic and to activate the babies nervous system in order to support your baby to relax. All of the classes include pranayama practices (breathing techniques), yoga nidra, (relaxation) guided visualisation and meditation.
This course will also give you the confidence to continue to work with Yoga practices that you have learnt in your own home and in your own time as and when you and your baby require them. There is no expectation for your baby to “behave” in a certain way during the course and if you need to feed or change your baby during the class, you are more than welcome to do so whenever you need to!
All you need to bring is yourself and your baby, a bottle of water and whatever you need to make you and your baby comfortable. We provide yoga mats, blankets and eye bags however if you have your own Yoga mat please feel free to bring it with you. This course is suitable for babies aged from 8 weeks to 9 months (or pre-crawling). Please ensure that your Health Care Practitioner has provided you with consent to begin exercising again post natally.
When: Every Tuesday 11am – 12pm
Commencing: Tuesday 3rd September 2013 – Tuesday 1st October 2013
Cost: $95 per block for mother and child, registration and payment required at point of booking.
“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead” Louisa May Alcott
CHILDREN’S YOGA CLASSES – EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGHOUT EACH SCHOOL TERM, 5PM – 5.45PM
Limited places still available for Term 3
Would you like to continue to build the confidence and imagination of your child in a safe and non-competitive environment?
Moksha Yoga is running Children’s Yoga Classes for those aged 5-11 years. The courses run for a full school term to coincide with your child’s routine.
Yoga for children is, most importantly, fun… but parents often notice other benefits! Yoga has been proven to improve concentration, sleeping patterns and self esteem as well as reducing symptoms of anxiety. Children’s Yoga is the perfect way to interweave play and physical activity whilst building confidence and self esteem.
Benefits of Children’s Yoga:
• Increased body awareness and physical control
• Actively promotes self awareness without self judgment
• Improved mental concentration
• Enhanced sense of competence and confidence
• Deep sense of inner harmony and peacefulness while having fun
Bookings are now open for Term 3 nd places are already filling so please contact us on 9557-5885 to ensure your child’s place.
When: Every Wednesday during school terms 5.00pm – 5.45pm
Cost: $130 per child, per term, registration and payment required at point of booking
“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent” Norman R Augustine
RYT200 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE INFORMATON EVENING – TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER, 5PM – 6PM
The Moksha Academy of Yoga (RYS200), RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training Course is Nationally Recognised and Internationally Accredited by Yoga Alliance we and offer a number of learning options and course streams for you to choose from?
Offering 4 intakes per year (January, April, July & October), our next intake for our Melbourne studio starts on the 2nd October 2013.
The Moksha Academy of Yoga is holding an Information Evening on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 from 5pm – 6pm followed by a complimentary Yoga class with Emma Palmer (E-RYT-500), Founder and Principal Teacher of Moksha Yoga and the Moksha Academy of Yoga.
If you feel that this course if for you, and have had a sense of pursing your passion for Yoga further, then we invite you to attend our Information Evening where we will be available to answer any questions you may have or we can provide you with further information.
To reserve your place at our Information Evening please email Brooke at email@example.com.
We look forward to sharing this journey of Yoga studies, personal growth and transformation with you.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not only in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” Marcel Proust
PRENATAL YOGA CLASSES AT MOKSHA YOGA
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga classes at Moksha will support you to experience a nurturing and restorative practice whilst preparing your changing body throughout your pregnancy and for the experience of childbirth.
This class places an emphasis on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing) techniques for pregnancy and labour, gentle stretching and strengthening of relevant muscle groups as well as incorporating relaxation techniques to assist you in the process of establishing healthy sleeping cycles, support digestion, strengthening the immune system as well as allowing the body to feel relaxed and renewed after each practice.
When: Commencing Saturday 24th August 2013 from 11am – 12pm for 5 consecutive weeks.
Cost: $95 per person, registration and payment required at point of booking.
Places for this course fill quickly therefore registration and payment is required prior to course commencement, contact us today on 03 9557 5885 to book your place on our next course.
RECOMMENDED PRACTITIONER – DAVE BEAUMONT, NLP PRACTITIONER AND TRANSFORMATIONAL COACH
At Moksha Yoga we love to support natural and holistic health practitioners in our community. These are practitioners that we have had first hand experience with and subsequently we are pleased to recommend them to you.
Last month we introduced NLP Practitioner and Transformational Coach – Dave Beaumont and would like to introduce him again for our new students.
Dave empowers his clients to breakthrough their mental barriers , emotional blockages and limiting beliefs so they are free to harness their full potential, embrace their true purpose and become all they can be in their lives. Utilising the most pivotal and powerful transformational coaching techniques, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Deep State Repatterning and peak mindset effective tools, Dave is devoted to you achieving maximum transformational value in minimal time.
Dave recently released a new 7 video development program – Free Yourself from the 7 Saboteurs of Success – enabling you to remove the brakes of inner resistance and the trappings of the egoic mind that may be constraining your freedom to fully embrace all you are truly capable of being. Complimentary access is available at www.elite-edge.com.au and you can learn more of Dave’s work at www.elite-edge/success-strategy-session/
Thank you to all our dedicated, committed and loving students, and your continual commitment to your practice. It is inspiring to us all. Thank you everyone for sharing this space with us….Namaste as always from the Moksha Yoga Team.
“Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer”. Barbara De Angelis
30 consecutive days of practice to support you in establishing a consistent practice to challenge the body as well as the mind and connect to the spiritual benefits that Yoga practice brings.
Registration and payment is required prior to the first day of the challenge and existing passes and memberships will be suspended during the 30 days and extended at completion. If you miss a day you can make up your missed classes by attending 2 classes in 1 day.
When: 30 Day Challenge starts 1st September 2013 and ends 30th September 2013.
Cost: $120 per person