A new year is the time for setting goals and making our dreams a reality. Is your New Year resolution to increase your time on the mat? Or maybe you've had a break and want to get reacquainted with the benefits of a regular practice and start meditating? January is the perfect time for a fresh start, therefore, to help get you motivated, we’re offering a kick-start special and a workshop from Matt of the Melbourne Meditation Centre, introducing you to meditation and the many different styles. Here’s what’s happening at Elevate.
Learn how to meditate
Too busy to meditate?
Can’t turn off your brain?
Curious about mindfulness but don’t know where to begin?
If you’ve always wanted to meditate but felt it just wasn’t possible for you, this workshop will get you started with user-friendly approaches that don’t require you to sit still or stop thinking.
Simple and practical, it will introduce you to a range proven strategies for reducing stress and anxiety, settling an overactive or overwhelmed mind, and finding a sense of peace, whenever and wherever you are.


When: 12-3pm Sunday 9th February  

Cost: $99

Kick Start Special
If you’re looking for an exciting new challenge this decade, how about committing to a regular yoga practice? Your mind and body will love you for it. We promise!

For a limited time, we’re offering
1 month of unlimited classes for $129.

Conditions: Valid for 1 month. No suspensions. Non-transferable and no refunds.

5 reasons to take up yoga this year...
·     Reap the health benefits (there are too many to list)
·     Increase flexibility and core strength
·     Improve posture
·     Enhance focus and mood
·     Make new friends and join a community of like-minded people
Become a member for $35 per week for unlimited classes, or $135 per month. See website for terms and conditions.

Choose your Sankalpa
How many times have you heard (or perhaps will hear) the teacher asking you to set your sankalpa during a class?

Sankalpa is a short phrase or sentence, clearly and concisely expressed to yourself, using the same wording each time, to bring about a positive change in your life. Your sankalpa remains private to you and is not something you need to share with others.

5 tips on how to choose a sankalpa:

1. Possibly to reform a habit
2. Improve the quality of life / living
3. Creating changes/ in our personality
4. Realising what you want to achieve in life
5. The sankalpa can also be visualised

You use the same words each time and the mind nurtures the sankalpa at a deep level, like a seed that is planted, to bring about positive change in your life.
Homemade Chai Tea
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 bags of black tea (preferably Darjeeling)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Using a mallet, lightly crush the spices. Add 6 cups of water; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover pan and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Add milk and sugar. Bring tea just to simmer over high heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. Strain chai into teapot and serve hot.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat this spring!

Namaste.

Hilary and the Elevate Yoga team
Corner of Beach and Balcombe Road, Black Rock.
T: (03) 9005 3664