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Autumn has certainly turned on some beautiful weather and we hope you're all enjoying this late blast of sun and warmth! We had perfect weather on the weekend and I think everyone is still abuzz after the weekend's beautiful retreat!  A huge thank you to Emma for all her work, Anna for holding down the fort in our absence, to all the ‘kitchen helpers’, to our hosts Veronica and Steve, and to the 19 ladies who contributed to such an amazing weekend! They say a change is as good as a holiday and a retreat brings the best of both!

We hope the space at Body Yoga  continues to give you a place to retreat to, somewhere you can let go and find peace and stillness within yourself,

Love Karen and the team at Body Yoga x

March Workshops and Events!
Labour Day Holiday!
No need to miss out on your yoga on the long weekend! We will be open on Saturday and Sunday as usual and on Monday for Karen's 8am Hatha Class, Mary's Iyengar Class at 9:30am and a blissful end to the long weekend with a 6:15pm Restorative Class with Anna!

Meditation

Our next Monthly (drop in) Meditation Class for the year will be held on:
Tuesday 28th March 8-9pm
Investment: $10 (FREE if you've attended any previous meditation workshops this year).
Everyone welcome! Includes relaxation and breathing  practices.



Body Yoga Retreat - A wonderful time had by all!!

Last weekend 21 excited (and maybe some a little apprehensive) ladies drove to Hepburn Springs for  a Body Yoga Retreat with myself  and Emma at the amazing venue ‘Continental House’  lovingly  owned and managed by Veronica and Steve. We arrived Friday afternoon with some taking the opportunity to look around Daylesford and even indulging in a little retail therapy, Go Girls!!  Our Retreat, the theme being ‘Finding the still point in our turning world’ officially started at 5:00pm with Emma taking a gentle yoga class. This was followed by a light  dinner supplied by Mr Black in Berwick (yummy), we then enjoyed a relaxing guided meditation with Emma before retiring to our beautiful rooms. Saturday saw us  up ‘bright eyed and bushy tailed’ at 7:00am for a short guided meditation with Emma, whilst I was in the  kitchen organising breakfast. For those who weren't off to enjoy either massages, bush walks or just relaxing joined Emma and I for a talk on ‘facing our fears’. A big thank you to all that not only came along but also shared their stories. We then enjoyed another wonderful Yoga session with Emma followed by lunch which was grown and prepared by local chef Gary from ‘Spade to Blade’ simply amazing ! After lunch  we had some free time,  again for massages, a Turkish Steam Bath (on the premises) or trips into town to visit The Convent Gallery, Lake House, Lavender Farm or just to spend some quiet time at the house. Late afternoon saw us back onto our mats for a late afternoon yoga session again with Emma followed by dinner and guided relaxation/meditation led by my good self.  Sunday morning saw us on our meditation cushions again while I led a short meditation followed by group discussion and then off to breakfast for all. It was then time to done our runners and head off for a guided bush walk led by owners Veronica and Steve. A HUGE thank you to these guys who went above and beyond to make sure our stay at ‘Continental House’ was comfortable and enjoyable. I then  led us through a gentle Hatha Yoga class with relaxation and deep breathing and it was then time to say goodbye to everyone before they headed home. A huge thank you to Emma for all her work, to all the ‘kitchen helpers’, to our hosts Veronica and Steve and to the 19 ladies who contributed to such an amazing weekend! As this venue was hugely popular we have been fortunate to be able to secure a date in October to go back for another Retreat so watch this space and check our website for more photos from this beautiful event! 
  A Couple of Your Favourite Retreat Recipes!
Lime and Passionfruit Balls

100g (1 cup) almond meal

80g (1/2 cup) cashews, soaked for 2-6 hrs or overnight, then rinsed.

135g (1 ½ cup) desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling

80ml (1/3 cup) maple syrup

Juice of 3 limes and zest of 1

Pulp of 2 passionfruit

Tiny pinch salt

Pop everything into blender , roll in extra coconut

Freeze or pop in fridge

Makes 24  


Turmeric Milk

1 cup water

1 cup milk

2-3 cardamom pods

2-3 slithers fresh ginger

1 good pinch ground turmeric

Boil all ingredients together and reduce back to one cup , strain and serve.


Class Etiquette....

We know things come up and there are days where you may be running late and sometimes parking can be an issue. We do ask that if you are running late could you please come into the studio as quietly and subtlety as possible?
Instead of taking your things to the front of the room leave them safely beside you and set yourself up in a position that will cause the least amount of disruption. We thank you for help and consideration in this matter. 
April Workshops and Events!
Family Yoga at The Park!
Come and move and groove with your kids this Autumn and enjoy a mix of yoga, games and
tons of fun! We’ll finish off with a fun scavenger hunt to enjoy the beautiful park!
  • Promotes kids/teens to calm themselves and feel happy
  • Provides the experience of balanced energy and builds the power of focus
  • Builds emotional awareness and resilience
  • Improves coordination and balance
  • Builds confidence and self esteem
  • Increases body awareness and self care

Bookings essential, click below:

Book online now!

For all inquiries phone Anna: 0402 072 677

What to bring: Towel or yoga mat per child and adult

Age: Suitable for all ages (Babies in pram welcome)

Date: Wednesday 5 th  April from 11am-12pm.

Venue: Wilson Botanic Park, Multi-Purpose Room (wet weather) or lawn overlooking lake,
accessed on path to ampitheatre (fine weather)

Cost: $10 per child (Adults & children under 12 months  Free)
Meditation Four Week Course!
*Last One Until July!!*

Over the 4 weeks we will explore different techniques to help access the power of stillness that comes through a meditative practice. People who practice meditation regularly experience reduced depression, fear and anxiety; a greater ability to relax and enjoy life; reduced experiences of insomnia and levels of stress; improved interpersonal relations; reduced chronic and acute pain and increased inner peace and wellbeing.
No prior experience of meditation is necessary just a desire to find peace in a crazy busy world.
Learn the foundations of Meditation to help you build a regular and successful home practice, step by step guidance with opportunities to ask questions in the company of students on a similar level. 


Date: Four consecutive Thursdays, 6th April – 27th April 7.45-8:45pm 


Investment: $90 for the four weeks
(Please note this includes free entry to all our monthly meditation/relaxation sessions held throughout the year).

Book online now!

Kids and Teens Yoga!

Term 2 Commences Thursday 20th April! 

These classes will introduce your kids and teens to yoga in a simple, structured, and uniquely effective program to help them calm themselves and feel happy. They will learn the basic postures and concepts of yoga in a fun and supportive environment. 

Kids class
Thurs 4.15-5pm
Age: Primary Years

Teens Class (11yo+)
Thursday 5-6pm

Pricing: $15 Trial class $143 – per 11 week school term

Book now  as class sizes are limited!

Book online now!

Autumn Yin Workshop
Come and join Rachel for two hours of yin goodness in April with a beautiful workshop to open the body and still the mind concluding with a deeply relaxing yoga nidra.

Date: Saturday 29 th  April from 1-3pm.

Investment: $50 
Easter Holidays!

If you're planning ahead for the Easter break we will be closed on Good Friday, open on Saturday and Sunday as usual and we'll have just the one class on Monday morning.

Guided Indigenous Walks

For those yogi’s who love the great outdoors and learning about Australia's history and culture, this may interest you....              

Walks down on the peninsula with Lionel Lauch, who is an indigenous man and takes people out into the bush there and teaches them about the bush food, bush medicine, about his culture and how they did things. He always does a didgeridoo meditation, he plays it for a while, then asks people to just sit quietly and listen to the sounds of nature. He only charges $20.00 per person and there is concession price. If anyone is  interested in this kind of thing, he is excellent. There is another walk on Sunday April 2, in the morning down near Cape Schanck. 

This is the link to his website:     https://www.livingculture.com.au/

Coming Soon!


Crystal Bowl Healing Night 

Coming up early May!

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