The Nine Gates – 2 December 2017

There are Nine Gates of the Body, through which everything enters from food and air to diseases and sense information. When we close these Nine Gates through Yoga practice, a Tenth Gate opens and we perceive the world in a very different way.

Join us for this workshop where we will explore the practice of Pratyahara, so often neglected in modern Yoga, yet vital for evolving beyond a certain point. We will investigate a variety of […]

The Union of Sun and Moon – 4 November 2017

Yoga texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Yajnavalkya have many esoteric references to celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and stars, and to subtle human physiology such as chakras, nadis and prana.

In this event we will demystify the “Cosmic Body” through practical exploration of movement, breath, sound and meditation, and begin to understand these references as pointers to developing real relationship (intimacy) with our own body, […]

Pop-Up Yoga and Meditation Classes – Saturday 4th November 2017

Continuing our series of irregular Saturday morning classes, we have two offerings on Saturday 4th November to help you start the weekend the way you want it to continue.

From 9.30 to 10.30am, Kelly will guide you through an easy hour of breath-led Yoga posture practice, opening out and unwinding your body and breath with simple movement. From 11am to 12 noon, Scott will lead you through a sequence of lying, sitting and walking meditations that […]

A Kick Up The Asana – 12 August 2017

Do you find yourself running out of ideas for teaching Asana (postures) in classes? Are you looking up what other teachers are doing when you’d rather be creating your own sequences, tapping your inner creativity?

In this short workshop we’ll look at how we can work with the models of Asana sequencing given by Krishnamacharya to create sequences that are safe, interesting and beneficial to our students. We will take a look at how we can […]

Yoga Beyond Exercise

“I love yoga! It’s just not exercise, it’s the body mind stabiliser I need,” a student said to me today when we finished our class.

I smiled at her peaceful face and asked her to explain a little more:

“In the last five years my business has grown enormously and although that’s fantastic. I’ve been travelling and working long hours, then coming home to my family with commitments there too.”

She went on to tell me that only […]

Getting Back to the Mat

There are a million reasons why our beloved Yoga practice can grind to a halt, usually arising from some variation of how busy our everyday lives can be.

If you’re finding it difficult to get back onto the mat, here are a few ideas that can help you get your practice going and keep it regular:

  1. Grow Your Tree from the Roots Up—Just as a strong tree starts from a tiny seed, a strong habit of practising […]

Success and Failure

There is no failure in Yoga.

We were chatting about this in the workshop yesterday, and if you think there’s a possibility to “succeed” at anything in Yoga, or conversely to “fail” then you really don’t understand what Yoga is all about. And this isn’t some bland soapbox-spiritual new-age way to excuse yourself and bypass the real work to be done. It’s a simple, basic fact.

You see, Yoga is about experiencing reality as it arises. Yoga […]

What is the Future of Yoga?

We live in a time when “everyone knows what Yoga is” but one thing is for sure, there’s a lot out there that’s being called Yoga that isn’t. The media profile for Yoga suggests a focus on exercise, gymnastics/contortionism and attaining perfection. Social media and Yoga magazines bombard us with these images of perfect bodies in perfect postures. Junior teachers straight out of the most basic training with little background in Yoga present as if they […]

The Journey is Never Over

Huuuuuge congratulations and thank you to the graduates of our 2014-15 Yoga Journey course who had their final training days with Kelly last weekend. They were an awesome bunch and gained some renown for their love of (and excellence in) chanting.

A hard act to follow, but every course is great in its own way and we’re sure to meet another fascinating group of teachers when we start the next Yoga […]