Yin Yoga Summer Newsletter

Hello Yin Yogis! This is the time of year when I schedule next year, which is a little bit stressful and a little bit exciting all at the same time. So, I’m taking the opportunity to share the details of my final events of 2015 and to give you a preview of some of the highlights of 2016!   Class Schedule Changes: I have been with Ohana Yoga for over four years and I’ve watched this beautiful yoga community grow and then outgrow its cosy space in Albert Park.  So, Ohana is moving to Bay St in Port Melbourne.  The […]

Want more Yin workshops or training? Here’s what’s on for Spring!

As the brilliant dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said, “Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” In Melbourne spring, the weather can be all over the place and I feel my own internal barometric pressure rising and falling like crazy!  One minute I’m wildly enthusiastic.  The next I’m flat.  One day I move fluidly and joyfully through my yoga practice, and the next everything feels like effort and struggle.  If the way we move does reflect our inner state, then maybe the way we move can also […]

Melbourne’s First 50 Hr Yin TT Immersion

Over the Easter Holiday in April, I partnered with Le Yoga Daylesford to host Melbourne’s first 50-hour Yin TT Immersion.  We spent five glorious autumn days in Daylesford practicing Yin Yoga and studying the principles behind the practice.  Each morning began with Yin Yoga and meditation, followed by a Q&A about the morning practice.  The rest of the day was divided between lecture on the anatomy and philosophy of Yin and learning practical tools for teaching Yin. In lectures we discussed how Yin Yoga influences fascia, mobilises the spine, enhances proprioception, activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and balances Qi flow in the major meridians. […]

What’s in store for 2015?

2015 is already off to a big start! In January, I led a “Yin and the Chakras” retreat in Daylesford which included dynamic movement, deep stillness, chanting, and meditation to enhance understanding of the chakras and coordinate the flow of energy along the spine. On our last day we flew like Dragons over sacred ground… If you missed out, join us for retreats in Winter: Yin and the Taoist Five Elements (Aug 14-16) and Spring: Yin and the Chakras (Nov 20-22) in tranquil Daylesford.  Contact Adrian Thia at Lè Yoga Daylesford for information and bookings. In January I also had the […]

Rise and Shine: Spring Yin Yoga Retreat in Daylesford 21-23 November

Winter is a time to turn inward – gathering energy and insight. But in Spring, we emerge and create anew!  To bring anything meaningful to fruition, we need to channel and direct our energy. Working with the chakra system is a way to source energy from within so that we can move through the world with greater clarity, integrity, and purpose.  That’s why my final Yin Yoga retreat of the year will focus on studying and activating the chakras through yoga, meditation, and time in nature.  Join me at Le Yoga Daylesford 21-23 November. Enjoy Daylesford in the bloom of spring and treat yourself to rejuvenating […]

Yoga from the Yinside Out

What I love about Yin Yoga is that it allows us to consider teaching yoga from the inside (yinside) out. Through postures, we investigate our most deeply held beliefs, shedding what holds us back and making space for new perspectives. Thank you to Kula Yoga for hosting the August Level One Yin training in Melbourne and to all those who attended and contributed. If you missed out on this training (and that makes you sad) book for my upcoming Level One in October at Grass Roots Yoga in St Kilda.  Or, if you’re in Western Australia, join me October 3-5 for my first […]

What can we learn about Italian family dinner from Chinese Five Element Theory?

Growing up in an Italian family, the dinner table was the centre of all things. We laughed, argued, and bonded over meals- digesting the days events and connecting with one another. Viewed through the lens of Chinese Five Element Theory, this Italian way of life makes perfect sense.  The Spleen/Stomach network governs assimilation and digestion on all levels – whether it’s food or ideas – and supports the harmonious distribution of energy to support the community of the body.  The Spleen network is associated with the Earth element and Earth types are great at nourishing others and maintaining harmony like […]

A Winter Weekend in Daylesford

Today I came home to find my bathroom window sitting in my bathtub.  Also, the wind now whipping through the bathroom had picked up the toilet paper roll and toilet-papered the bathroom.  Terrific.  Need an escape from the winter blues?  Picture Yin Yoga, warm mineral baths, and open fires in Daylesford.  Click on the flyer above for details and contact Adrian Thia at Le Yoga Daylesford for bookings.  It’s an intimate Yin retreat for 10 only so book early to avoid disappointment.

Yin Retreat in Glorious Daylesford

Greetings! I’m just back from an inspiring Yin/Yang training with Sarah Powers.  Over eight days, we studied Yin and Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.  I have some wonderful new methods and perspectives to share and this upcoming Yin Retreat in Daylesford is an opportunity to learn more about how yoga influences both the physical and energetic body and how you can incorporate mindfulness into both your Yin and Yang yoga practices. Click on the flyer above for more details and visit the Le Yoga Daylesford website for more information and bookings.  Contact retreat coordinator and Le Yoga owner Adrian with […]