All classes are on across the Easter Weekend as per the normal timetable
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Bundjalung land upon which we live and work. We pay respect to their Elders, both past and present.
The Yoga Shack is home to an immense love and passion for yoga, land and environment, we aim to maintain equal respect for all human beings as manifestations from the same source. Yoga here is a tool for healing as well as for building on existing strengths, to enable the individual to be at their fullest potential. At The Yoga Shack everyone is embraced. Each and every student valued for their own journey, personal experience, their heart, creativity, smiles and energy. The physical practice of yoga is carried on the deeply established foundation of high quality breathing and at all times students are encouraged to explore comfort and steadiness. There's a strong and respectful sense of community within The Yoga Shack sanga, this is not just about breathing, bending and stretching this about belonging; a sacred space to drop deep, to release, to receive, to transform and to be free.
WHAT WE DO
Yoga Therapy prescribes specific practices to individuals, based on present problems. It is a pro-active, complementary modality that puts health and wellbeing back in the hands of the individual by utilising the tools of yoga - body movement, breath techniques, sound and visualisations specifically tailored for each student. Yoga Therapy can be used to support any existing problem, as well as any other modality. The first session in clinic consists of a thorough one-hour consultation and the prescription of your very first practice. Yoga Therapy is a self-determined modality of wellness and progression of health, Lissie will provide the tools, you will bring yourself out of problems.
Zen Thai Shiatsu Massage
With 15-years of study and practice in bodywork: acupuncture, shiatsu, feng shui, zen thai shiatsu as well as his role as a highly studied, lauded and loved yoga teacher, Shane’s massage technique and his beautiful disposition forms a remarkable way of moving prana whilst facilitating a deep state of relaxation.
Having completed his foundational Zen Thai Shiatsu studies with the acclaimed and joyous Gwynn Williams, Shane is also a level one Zen Thai Shiatsu trainer, holding 4 day Level I trainings in the glorious setting of The Yoga Shack.
Classes - General and Private
With Shane and Lissie
General classes are available to anyone in a good state of overall health. If this applies to your current physical and physiological situation, then general classes are an excellent way to deepen your knowledge of yoga for your home practice, as well as form vital and rich connections with other people in this wonderfully supportive community. If you are currently experiencing injury or an illness, we request that you see Lissie for Cikitsa practice (yoga therapy) in order to individualise your practice, using the tools of yoga to come out of problems.
Private classes are available for individuals or for groups - having a hen’s party here in the Byron Shire? Then a class for the bride-to-be and all her hens is the most wonderful way to prepare for such an important commitment.
Virya Mantra Retreat
10th – 18th May 2019 – Nusa Lembongan, Bali
Physical Movement, breath technique, meditation, workshops, philosophy, language-learning, cooking class, manta ray adventure and snorkelling on the magnificent reef of the Coral Triangle
some of our Upcoming PROGRAMS & Retreats
Yoga in the Context of Life: Ahimsa + Pranayama Workshop
5th May 2019
2:00 - 5:00PM
An ongoing series to extend the knowledge of yoga out beyond the tools themselves, to bring the sanga (community) together in a greater role of support and socialisation and to deepen our understanding of all elements of yoga. Each event we examine a different topic and then look at it in the context of life! We’ll look at obstacles, real life examples, share stories and inquiries, all from the basis of the texts of yoga. In this upcoming event we will be looking at the concept of ahimsa (non-harm) and how we perhaps might apply it in our daily lives, how it relates to ourselves and to others.
Gwyn Williams - The Art of Focused Intention
May 24th 2019
4:00 - 6:00pm
So happy to have Gwyn Williams come and spend some time at The Yoga Shack in May! Gwyn will be offering a class 'Embodying the practice of Zenthai: the Art of Focused Intention'. A playful and seamless flow through yoga, movement and connection. If you’ve never spent time with this joyfully embodied yogi, treat yourself to this very special gift. Limited space so jump on board asap if interested.
Living Hormoniously – 4 Week Course
June 9th - 30th 2019
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Join Lissie Turner (Yoga Therapist) and Tahlia Mynott (Holistic Nutritionist) for this celebration and exploration of the ever-changing and life-long journey of our hormones; from the exuberance of puberty to the time of the wise-woman of menopause and everything inbetween. Utilising this 4-week framework, we'll move through practices of yoga, focused breathwork, bodywork, sharing circles, nutrition and tools of deep relaxation, relevant to each phase.
Fundamentals of Yoga
6.00am – 7.30am
The Fundamentals Program is a soft but thorough beginning into the infinite project of Yoga - physical postures, the role of the breath and it's purpose for the mind.
It is also aimed at filling some of the gaps for those with an established practice who have perhaps felt pieces of this simple but complete puzzle, are missing in their understanding or experience with yoga.
Dissolving Patterns 21-Day Program
October 2019 Dates TBA
21 days of yoga therapy to dismantle negative patterns at the three levels: physical, physiological and psychological. The program includes an initial 1.5 hour one-to-one consult, 1 hour and 15 minutes of daily practice of yoga asana (physical movement) and breath work specific to breaking negative patterns at all levels of the constitution, plus the introduction each day of a topic to begin to identify, embrace, accept and progress. Each day you receive further wisdom to your inbox to explore and are encouraged to initiate into your own daily routines. Whilst there will be a large focus at the body level to the effects of drugs, alcohol and toxic dietary patterns the program is designed to target ANY form of existing negative pattern
Yoga Shack Kids
New dates for term 2 TBA soon
Offered during school holiday periods, these workshops are a super fun introduction to the concept of yoga as a means to keep our bodies healthy, for celebration of ourselves as unique individuals and acceptance of the ever-moving stream of life-experiences. These workshops remind children of what is already within; courage, kindness, FUN and creativity.