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21ST FEBRUARY – 13TH MARCH 2019
6.00AM – 7.30AM
From February 21st to March 13th we are going to be running the next potent 21 day course at The Yoga Shack to dissolve patterns that are bringing about suffering, finding freedom from the things that expend our energy in the wrong directions. 21 days of yoga therapy to dismantle negative patterns at the three levels: physical, physiological and psychological. The daily commitment is very small - 1.5 hrs per day for 21 days. 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 will 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; targeting the dissolution of any intake or behaviour that has become an addiction ie something that induces stress at the thought of living without but living with, only cultivates more suffering.
With the support of a group but the privacy of individual self-inquiry, through 21 days of Dissolving Patterns, we’re going to have a good look at the patterns that hold us in grooves that continuously produce the same results of suffering again and again and again. Together as well as individually we will build the courage to acknowledge what’s really there, accept and in doing so, be liberated from those weaknesses as we do the work to move out of them.
Working on the three levels of physical (body), physiological (breath) and psychological (mind) utilising the tools of yoga in a specific and at times individualised way, we’ll build the fortitude to make different choices and the clarity to see the right choices.
Each student will receive their own specific practice prescribed for their own individual needs, this practice will be explored at home in the days leading into the 21 day program, as well as on our home practice days – which will be two days of every seven. The other 5 days will be spent here, together in group practice – learning the breath techniques that will, with time and practice, progress you to a place of strong self-governance; in physical practice – to comfortably explore the full potential of your own amazing body; and in study – of the philosophies that enable us to understand ‘what is mind’. With this knowledge, with our ability to see what is the behaviour of mind, we can start to see with something much deeper. It is this something deeper, that we will begin to give vision to once again. Each day, small tasks will be given, designed to be undertaken through the course of your daily life – gratitude practices, breath exercises, observations of harmless patterns, reflection exercises, implementations of movement and many more.
The course will commence at 6:00 am on February 21st, each weekday we will be together at The Yoga Shack for just a short 1.5hrs and each weekend day will be your day of self-determination in your home environment – days where you will explore the practice that you’ve be given and begin to implement these tools in your daily life. Our final morning together will be Wednesday 13th of March.
A deposit of $65 is required to secure your place as numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 participants only, this is to ensure maximum attention to the needs of you as an individual. You are of course very welcome to pay the whole amount up front to reaffirm your commitment to the changes you are determining to make, or you can finalise the balance by February 16th at the latest. Once full balance is paid, we will make a time for your individual consult – the sooner you have paid in full, the sooner you can begin to explore your specific practice at home.
We know deeply the capacity of the human spirit for immense change and we have the deepest determination right there with you.
If you have any queries or concerns, no matter how big or small – PLEASE have no hesitation, just write and we will respond.
Places are strictly limited.
‘LIVING HORMONIOUSLY’ One-Day Women's Retreat
GYMEA SPA, UKI, NSW
TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
9.00AM – 3.00PM
Join Lissie Turner (Yoga Therapist) and Tahlia Mynott (Holistic Nutritionist) in this beautiful sanctuary, just 5mins from Uki, 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 in-between. Utilising this framework, we'll move through practices of yoga, focused breath-work, bodywork, sharing circles, nutrition and tools of deep relaxation.
Give yourself resounding permission to step out of the regular hustle and bustle of weekdays to a day instead filled with nurturing and nourishment, that will not just benefit you but all those that gain nourishment and support from you. The day will comprise of yoga, talks, Ayurvedic food, magnesium pool dips and the magnificent, powerful presence of Wollumbin. All components throughout the day will be based around our journey as woman, the celebration of this incredible female form, the continuing reclaimation of feminine power in way that's grounded and sustainable and how being women, in this lifetime, directs our spiritual growth. Remember that when you give yourself permission, you empower others to give themselves permission also.
For more information about this event and other women’s events, please visit our sister site Living Hormoniously.
Include: beautiful Ayurvedic lunch, magnesium pool, chai, afternoon tea and all retreat elements.
About Gymea Eco Retreat Centre and Healing Spa A sustainable/eco retreat venue and healing spa positioned at the base of majestic Wollumbin/Mt Warning in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. Our property and facilities provide a rejuvenative and re-energising environment that supports retreats of transformation including health, spiritual, yoga, meditation and energetic retreats.
ZEN THAI SHIATSU MASSAGE TRAINING – 4 DAY COURSE
7TH – 11TH MARCH 2019 $450
AT THE YOGA SHACK
Announcing our 2019 Level 1 Zenthai Shiatsu training at The Yoga Shack. Join the almighty Shane and his experienced, handsome comrade Dingo in this 4 day offering of ancient knowledge through a joyful integration of bodywork principles, tools and techniques of traditional Thai Massage, Shiatsu and Osteopathy. A deep conversation spanning 4 decades by our great teacher Gwyn Williams brings to floor this powerful, respectful fluid dance that is Zenthai Shiatsu.
This 4-Day Training will give you knowledge of one complete sequence to take away with you and share with existing clients or allow you the skills to begin this wonderful journey of bodywork. Certifications provided to all students with successful completion.
Taking place March 7 to 10. Cost: $450. Teachers: super excited and inspired!
Places are strictly limited.
Fundamentals of Yoga
18TH, 19TH, 21st AND 22nd MARCH
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.
Places are strictly limited.
STORIES FROM THE SISTERHOOD
In the tradition of Indigenous culture this is the sharing of story from one woman to many. From our elders, to teens, to those struggling, to those succeeding. This is a sacred time to come together and learn from the greatest experts of all - each other. Come connect, be part of the continuation of a powerful tradition.
Shacked: Yoga for Surfers
6.00PM – 7.30PM
As random and as unpredictable as the swell itself, these workshops for surfers rise with the offshore winds! Focusing on the physical component of the body required for strength and endurance in the water, as well as flexibility for graceful and efficient top to bottom turning. These workshops also take in the all important mental focus required to ride the waves that are at the edge of our fullest potential, enabling a peaceful, respectful and connected experience with Sister Sea.
Yoga Shack Kids
A very exciting workshop soon to be announced for ages 4 & 5. Stay tuned!