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End of year Studio Celebration 2017 Beginners Foundation Courses January morning Intensive Restorative Yoga Private Prenatal Yoga Prenatal Yoga Workshops Kids Yoga for 3 - 5yrs

Our additional offerings include ....

Regular monthly Restorative Yoga sessions
Residential retreats
Pregnancy Yoga Workshops
Developing a home practice workshops
Visiting teacher workshops and trainings
Community gatherings to view films, share chanting, meditation, and other related gifts

You’ll find information about our upcoming offerings on this page. We hope to share these events with you ... Together we can grow our practice, grow ourselves and contribute heart-fully to our families, communities, and beyond. Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.

End of Year Studio Celebration image

Alchemy of Practice Intensive image

4 consecutive days of Early Morning Yoga
with Clare Raffety & Jo Hall
Monday Jan 8 - Thursday Jan 11
6:30 - 7:45am
Cost: $95
To register please click here

Begin your year with daily, dedicated, nourishing practice to discover or remember the alchemical power of yoga and kickstart or affirm a daily habit for 2018. Over these 4 sessions Clare and Jo will lead you through balanced and thorough sequences to deepen into every category of pose and every pathway of connection in you.We look forward to sharing this expansive offering!

Yoga for Kids Age 3 - 5 years image

Kids yoga empowers children, gives them opportunity to explore their body and emotions and what’s more gives them tools to move through those emotions.
Kids learn best through having fun so expect singing, dancing, connection and laughter all weaved through the poses, breathing exercises and relaxation that makes up a yoga class.  image
Teaching children from a young age to focus, honer and look after their bodies through stretching and strengthening, to connect to the breath and relax is an amazing gift to share, creating mindful and well adjusted beings. 

Parents are encouraged to join in and be apart of the experience, to create deeper bonds and connections as a family. 

Numbers are limited so please register here and join Mylou on a kids yoga journey.

 

5 Week Foundations of Yoga Practice Courses

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This course has been designed and refined over many years by Clare to offer the principles of yoga in a sequential way so that you experience the wonder, the potential, and the efficacy of the practice as it applies in your own life. It is appropriate for those new to yoga, those who are returning to practice after a break for whatever reason and those who have been consistently or intermittently practicing yoga and would like to refresh, ground, or deepen their understanding of the universal principles of the practice.

Thank you for checking out our offerings! Our next Beginners Course will start in February 2018. If you are interested in starting yoga with us please feel free to come along to our Foundation classes, or if you have some previous yoga experience and do not have any major therapeutic needs then come along to Foundation/Deepening. We will get dates up for 2018 as soon as we have the schedule confirmed.

Upcoming Courses:
Tuesdays 7 - 8:15 Feb 6, 13, 29, 27, March 6 with Dani
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:45am Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 with Jo
Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:30pm May 2, 9. 16, 23, 30 with Clare

imageCost: $95 (includes Foundations Course Booklet)

During this 5 week course we will .....
Learn alignment principles for healthy posture
Develop core strength and stability
Improve flexibility and balance
Experience mindfulness and its benefits
Enjoy deep relaxation
To register for our Beginners Courses Please click here

 

Course outline:
Session 1: Foundations
Session 2: Practice as a dynamic experience, a balance between strength and flexibility
Session 3: Principles for lower back, hips and legs
Session 4: Principles for neck, upper back, and shoulders
Session 5: Putting it all together and applying to life

 

Restorative Yoga

Relax, Renew, Recharge, Recalibrate

When do these sessions happen?

imageClare offers Restorative Yoga sessions once a month on a Friday evening. The sequences each month vary somewhat though always on offer is a well balanced practice with timings to invite your nervous system to this deep state of Restoration, Healing, and Rejuvenation. Bookings are essential and prepayment is requested to confirm your place. These sessions tend to book out very quickly once the new term’s dates are posted. Please find dates and link for online booking below. You will receive an automated email letting you know that your place has been reserved awaiting your payment for confirmation.

Next Restorative Yoga sessions:

Friday November 3: 5:30 - 6:45pm (Full, click to waitlist)
Friday November 24: 5:30 - 6:45pm (Full, click to waitlist)


Click here to register or to be added to the waiting list
Cost: $20 per session

What is Restorative Yoga?

imageRestorative yoga is a term we could use for yoga practice in general, as all our practices, when done with sensitivity to our present moment needs, restore our energy, our innate vitality, joy, and balance.

What has come to be known as ‘Restorative Yoga’, and the way we are using the term here, is to describe a practice that is less active than a general asana (posture) based class. It utilises equipment including, most commonly, bolsters and blankets, with some poses adding the resources of blocks, straps, sandbags, and chairs, to support the body enabling longer, relaxed holds in beneficial postures resulting in physiological effects. Restorative Yoga poses offered in our classes can be held anywhere from 2 to 15 minutes. At Yoga from the Heart our studio offers an abundance of bolsters, stacks of clean, good quality blankets, and additional equipment to meet any student’s needs for support and adaptation that may result from injury, restriction, or limitation. Comfort is emphasised and warmth, dim lighting, and a safe and supportive environment are part of the magic of a Restorative Yoga class.

Why practice Restorative Yoga?
imageOne of the most profound physiological effects of Restorative Yoga is its influence on the stress response. The stress response is profoundly detrimental to our health and well being. When it is chronic many symptoms can result including muscular pain and tension, digestive disorders, headaches, immune system compromise, sleep disturbance, anxiety, fatigue and more. It is interesting that the science of Ayurveda (a word meaning ‘science of life’ and describing the ‘medical’ approach deriving from the same roots as our yoga practice) digestive system health and balance is seen as being THE most important influence on health and that this is one of the first systems to become out of balance when we are experiencing stress.

There are well researched reflexes in the nervous system that can shift us out of the stress response (also known as fight, flight, or freeze) into the relaxation response (also known as rest and digest) and it is these reflexes and responses that Restorative Yoga awakens and strengthens. The effect is deep nourishment and healing of the body, quieting the mind and uplifting the spirits.

When we change our physical shape through these postures (whether in a more active, or a more passive yoga class) we change our state (the state of our mind and the inner flavour of our experience of life). We shape shift to state shift.

What is the flavour of Restorative Yoga classes with Clare?

image“I love to share Restorative Yoga with people and feel blessed to be able to do so. What I offer is an offering on of what I have learned, from my teachers, and from my own practice. I studied with Judith Lasater in 2005 in San Francisco and became certified with her as a Restorative Yoga Trainer as well as assisting her when she visited Australia a couple of years later, and hosting her in Hobart twice. Part of our training in San Francisco was with Roger Cole, an expert in the anatomy and physiology of sleep, rest, and Restorative Yoga. In 2013 I did iRest Yoga Nidra training with Richard Miller and now blend these principles with Restorative Yoga postures to create what I feel is truly a divine blend of practices that permeates all the koshas (layers or sheathes of the body described by yoga: the physical body, energy body, emotions, mind, and the body of ‘bliss’, that feeling of timeless, formless ‘be-ing’). Much of what is experienced is beyond that which words in their ‘usual’ usage can articulate and so I also weave in poetry and prose which to me touches and expresses what other ways of using language cannot. What continues to amaze me is that by being together and sharing these practices we all contribute to the deeply nurturing experience of these sessions. I am honoured to share the practice with you.”

imagePrivate Prenatal Yoga Sessions

with Dani Fox
(pictured here with Grace & Amelie, her twin 3 year old daughters still onboard)

These one-on-one sessions are offered with the fullest intention of supporting you to experience a more joy-filled pregnancy, gentle birth and confident transition into motherhood.

 

When: Sessions can be arranged at a mutually convenient time, and after-hours times are available.

Where: Sessions will be held at Yoga from the Heart with access to the clean, warm and fully equipped yoga studio.

Cost (includes printed materials and a DVD for home practice): $85 for 1 hour; $120 for 2 hours

What can you expect from your session?

Sessions can be individually tailored to meet you exactly where you are in this pregnancy.
Sessions might include one or more of these aspects of prenatal yoga, depending on your needs and desired outcomes of our time together:
image1. an active yoga practice focusing on alignment principles for healthy posture during pregnancy. If you already have an established yoga practice Dani can guide you to appropriate modifications (see Dani pictured here in a backbend only recommended if you have maintained a strong practice of postures prior to and throughout your pregnancy). If you are new to yoga practice Dani can guide you in a practice that is accessible, safe, and beneficial to you and your baby.


image2. deeply restorative practices to nurture and nourish you and your baby

3. discussion of common pregnancy conditions and yoga poses to ease these discomforts

4. inquiry into the hormonal physiology of pregnancy and childbirth and the role of the nervous system

5. practice of breathing and relaxation techniques as empowering tools to create calm and release fears

6. initial insights into how yoga can support mother and baby after birth

However your individual session is designed, the intention is always to support you to reconnect to your inner wisdom and open to experience the profound offering of Grace through pregnancy and birth. Each session is designed to reveal the joy, vitality and intelligence of body and heart.

These sessions are open to you at any stage of your pregnancy.
Attending earlier in your pregnancy will allow time to gain the benefits of an ongoing active and healthy yoga practice throughout each trimester.
Attending later in your pregnancy will instil confidence and prepare you for calm and gentle birthing.

For more information or to register in person, please contact:
Dani Fox
0416978543
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A Time to Align

This half-day workshop is offered with the fullest intention of supporting you to experience a more joy-filled pregnancy, gentle birth and confident transition into motherhood.
Reconnect to your inner wisdom and open to experience the profound offering of Grace through pregnancy and birth.

Workshops are on Sundays from 9am - 1pm the following dates:
Sunday 21 January, 2018

Cost: $85 (includes printed materials and a DVD for home practice)


These workshops are offered by Dani who shares her wealth of experience gained through practicing yoga throughout her pregnancies and teaching yoga for almost a decade. She is pictured here with her twin girls (now 3 years old) in utero.

imageYou can expect to:
• Learn alignment principles for healthy posture during pregnancy
• Discuss common pregnancy conditions and discover yoga poses to ease discomforts
• Inquire into the hormonal physiology of pregnancy and childbirth
• Experience the breath as an empowering tool to create calm and release fears
• Explore relaxation techniques for birthing
• Nurture and nourish mother and baby with deeply restorative practices
• Reveal the innate joy, vitality and intelligence of body and heart
• Gain some initial insights into how yoga can support mother and baby after birth

Here is what a past participant said about her experience ...

“I attended Dani’s prenatal yoga workshop when I was 16 weeks pregnant and found it to be a wonderfully informative, reassuring and special time for me and my baby. Dani created such a warm and caring environment for us. Having suffered from anxiety before and during my pregnancy I found the class really helped me to connect with and understand my body better which helped me to feel calm.”

The workshop is open to you at any stage of your pregnancy.
Attending earlier in your pregnancy will allow time to gain the benefits of an ongoing active and healthy yoga practice throughout each trimester.
Attending later in your pregnancy will instil confidence as you transition to motherhood and prepare you with techniques for the calm and gentle birth of your baby.

To register online, please click here.

For more information or to register in person, please contact:
Dani Fox
0416 978 543
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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