“The World exists to set us free”
Placing ourselves in a ‘tight spot’ through whatever we choose to do can always bring both joy and tension. A yoga posture, a meditation practice, a nutritional plan or a large project we take on in life, may place a certain pressure upon ourselves.
We discipline ourselves to produce an outcome that we perceive will be beneficial for us and for others. This is called “eustress” (good stress) and it achieves, creates, and establishes something new. Walking intentionally in small incremental steps towards our goal…this is yoga.
Yoga is a discipline and philosophy that encourages us to see beyond our limitations, beyond our suffering, and to experience joy and freedom. Even when we are in a tight spot, choose to view it wisely through the yogic understanding, “the world exists to set us free”.
Sattvic Nutritional 21 day plan and Home Fresh Organics
Sattvic foods are fresh, organic and purify the body and mind. Those of you who are following the 21 day sattvic cleanse need to know about Home Fresh Organics. Organic Fruit and vegetable Boxes are delivered straight to your door.
I have been ordering online their organic boxes for over 5 years for very reasonable rates, and most importantly they are reliable and have excellent customer service.
The owners and I are photographed above on the studio veranda. If you go to their facebook page, you may win a full day retreat here at Brookfield Retreat. WIN a RETREAT for you or a friend. Enter here to win: https://www.facebook.com/homefreshorganics
School Holiday Classes: ARE ON!
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-11.00am 30/6-10/7.
Casual visit $20 (teenagers also welcomed). Come along!
Teacher Trainers welcome to attend as part of teaching hours.
Meditation TEACHER TRAINING for spiritual development:
A Meditation teacher training course that changes lives (so we have kindly been told).
For those who wish to teach, or something just completely for you….
Develop wisdom and insight on the path to freedom.
A liberated mind is such an asset to our community giving the benefits of generosity, selflessness, and an openness of heart.
Teachers register with ATMA upon completion.
BOOKINGS at YIMI: http://www.yimi.com.au/courses/100hr-meditation-teacher-training/
Ayurvedic Massage and Yoga Therapy course starting soon:
Ayurvedic massage is based on ancient wisdom about the mind-body-energy connection and affects all levels of the mind, soul and senses. Traditional Ayurvedic massage is a full body massage that heals from head to toe, with a focus on marma points – classical healing pressure points that can alter the organic function and structural condition of the body. The use of marma therapy and the transfer of prana between therapist and client are essential to the healing process.
Deep seated vata, pitta, kapha imbalances can be addressed, with emotionally hindrances and pranic blockages cleared. This nourishes the tissues and entire system at a cellular level. With Ayurvedic principles largely based on prevention, rather than cure, the intention is to encourage vitality, health and longevity.
This is part of a one or two year yoga therapy course, but may be undertaken on its own for 8 weeks. BOOKINGS at YIMI: http://www.yimi.com.au/courses/ayurveda-courses/ayurvedic-massage/
Towards a Gentler Heart Retreat
This retreat will look at the many mental, emotional physical and spiritual ways we can create a gentler way of being. Finding our blind spots on a physical and emotional level can be immensely helpful, and the practices we will use are proven to work through the passage of time.
We will practice compassion through yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, sound, written word, and a sacred Ayurvedic fire cleansing ritual. With power of yogic intention (sankalpa) will create an unshakable inner strength within ourselves and a gentler heart.
Please join us to make the scared fire ritual a powerful one.
Sunday 27th July 2014:
9:30am-12:30pm Join us for Asana and Pranayama Practice
1:30pm-4:30pm Join us for Meditation: Sitting, walking, eating meditation, and fire ritual.
Grass Roots Yoga by donation: NEW LOCATION this Saturday
8.00-9.00am Saturday NEW WEST END LOCATION:
Boundary St Markets on the Village Green.
Your Teacher: Nichola MacNeil, qualified mental health nurse.
7.30am-8.30am Sunday at Northey Street Farmers Markets has been CANCELLED due to the semi- markets closure.
We are looking for alternative locations. If you need CORPORATE YOGA, we have teachers who would be willing to donate their time through grassroots yoga. Please email for more information.
With Grass Roots donations, we hope to be able to raise $50,000 in one year for CAPS, Community Action for Prevention of Suicide, http://www.caps.org.au/
Wishing you freedom,