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Mar 26th

Online Timetable

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We’re getting online classes up and running to keep our community connected and help us all to weather these extreme conditions with your feet on the ground and your heart steady.

7:00AM Monday  Balanced Flow Yoga with Liz 

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https://zoom.us/j/633172384?pwd=SGVad0hVQWhoMTl3UDB3YURodEhuUT09

10:00AM Tuesday Gentle Yoga with Donna Nolan

Email donna@yogaandhealing.com.au for the meeting details

6:00 PM Tuesday Sports Recovery Yoga with Ana 

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Meeting ID: 927 6879 2220

Password: 015255

7:00AM Wednesday Balanced Flow Yoga with Liz 

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11:00am Wednesday Yoga Therapy Class with Liz 

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Meeting ID: 483 368 283

Password: 234443

 

7:30pm Wednesday Peaceful Yin Yoga with Leah

Email leahsizeland@gmail.com for the meeting details

7:00AM Friday  Balanced Flow Yoga with Liz 

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Mar 23rd

Changes to our Yoga classes with Covid-19

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As of Monday 23rd March, we are no longer operating face to face classes at Yoga Essentia until further notice.

Read about our online schedule and changes to how we plan to support you and maintain the valuable place of our yoga classes in your life here.

 

 

 

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Mar 23rd

Our regular classes are online!
How to join a Class

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With the government directive to close all non essential services, sporting venues and clubs, we regret that we can no longer offer our community any face to face classes for the foreseeable future. There will be no yoga classes at the Warriewood Surf Club for the foreseeable future. The good news is that we have our classes online.

The shift to online connection is something that our society is doing its best to adjust to quite suddenly, and we are certainly in the first phase of response. In the upcoming weeks, we look forward to updating and expanding our online classes and workshops and helping to keep you calm, healthy and vibrant during this unprecedented phase of our lives.

To join our classes online, all you need to do is set up your computer, phone or Ipad and log into the class from the comfort of your own home.

Here’s how

You’ll need your yoga gear, your device and wifi connection.

Set up your mat, candles and lighting, blanket and eyebag ( or any other props you’d like to use) just as you normally would when you come to class.

Dial in.

The platform that we are currently using is Zoom. You’ll find this week’s class schedule here.

You simply click on the meeting link and it will take you into the virtual class room.

We will spend the first few minutes getting everyone set up and any questions can be asked.

Have your camera on so that we can meet via our virtual classroom.

Then we run the class as per usual and we’ll be able to see and communicate with each other, more or less as usual.

It’s simple. We all get to practice together but from our own homes and build our practice habits at home!

Class Prices

The cost for the classes will be as usual for the present.

3x classes $45 ( new students)

10x classes $220

If you have an existing class card, we will write down who is in the class and then have this marked off your card.

For those paying casually, please deposit the money into the Yoga Essentia bank account.

Details are below.

Account Name Yoga Essentia

BSB 112 879

Account Number 455020391

We’ll have a simpler online way of organising payments for the near future.

Please let your teachers know which classes you intend to join online this week. We will offer these class regularly ONLINE and potentially offer further classes and some free workshops for you too.

We look forward to sharing our classes and keeping our community strong, connected and benefiting from our yoga practices in the upcoming weeks. We will be uploading the links to all our scheduled classes every week.

Stay connected via email, phone and Facebook.

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Mar 19th

Classes this week at Yoga Essentia

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Our timetable is running as usual with one omission.

Fran has elected to take a break from teaching face to face classes while the risk of spreading CV-19 is present in community interactions.

There will be no Monday morning 10am Iyengar classes this week or next.

Our other teachers are taking precautions to minimise risks, with mat cleaning, hand sanitiser available, alcohol wipes, and beautiful WhaleSong mats available for purchase at each class for a discounted rate of $60.

 

Read more about our response to Covid-19, with some advice for how to keep living in a calm and healthy way through these turbulent times.

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Mar 18th

Our response to the COVID-19 issue

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At Yoga Essentia our first motivation is to support and protect our community’s wellbeing, so that we can contribute positively to our bodies, our thoughts and actions.

In this time of uncertainty, the situation is changing daily.

On a personal level, we want to encourage you to make choices based in those steady inner messages that your yoga and meditation have helped you to be present to.

While we need to be responsible and follow the recommendations of the WHO  and NSW HEALTH and keep ourselves informed each day about the COVID-19 virus, remember that you must also maintain your own personal medicine, your own individualised approach to remaining healthy.

Only you know how to keep that part of your day to day experience optimised to see and feel and respond to these confusing times as best you can.

Maintaining your physical and mental health will help you to be clear minded enough to choose how you adapt to this crisis as it unfolds for us personally.

Maintain your Dinacharya  – this is the Ayurvedic term for your daily healthy routines .

Do not lose your healthy habits, your rituals, or your sleep.

Keep up the activities that nurture your mental and physical stability.

Ayurveda and western medicine both tell us that maintaining our circadian rhythms and routines are important for the homeostasis and vitality of our bodies.

A healthy body houses a calmer mind.

Fresh air and fresh food are vitally important. Consider how, if you do need to isolate, you will maintain access to healthy foods.

Rather than stocking up on canned food,  freeze some slow cooked meals and use the fragrant herbs and greens from your garden for bio-available anti-bacterials and vitamins.

Make or purchase bone stocks and broths, to which you can add noodles and fresh vegetables.

Don’t overuse alcohol, especially if its an avoidant or relaxant for you. You have better tools to pull out of your lifetime of experience to make today and tomorrow ok.

Vitamin C and Zinc are important for your immunity and available through fresh and supplementary sources.

The government confirmed today that the local organic markets will stay open for the time being.

If you’re concerned about going to markets for organic food, order online.

Exercise boosts your immunity.

If you choose to avoid the gym, go to a park or open your windows and do an online class at the same time each day as you would be attending a group class.

Deep breathing boosts your immunity.

Today and each day, take some longer exhalations. Your pranayama, however simple or complex, will help to counter the anxious breath holding that’s happening all around us.

Going to bed a little earlier will boost your immunity.

We’re a sleep starved society. This is the time to be disciplined and self caring when it comes to your bed time.

Social connection boosts your immunity.

Keep talking with friends and family about life and how you feel, but make an effort not to gossip or catastrophise.

Don’t take on that challenging extra job, task, relationship drama.. steer clear of unnecessary emotional challenges that will have you lying awake at night.

Steadiness is so important for your nervous system, and doing as many things with the intention to remain calm and nurturing to you and your close ones will help protect you from the furore of social media, the shock stories, the mathematics of how CV-19 will spread and anything else that could send us all into monkey mindedness.

More than ever, a balanced mind-body approach is important for us all.

 

“ Today I will do my meditation so that I can be more in touch with the underlying truth of what I am. And I will try through the day to listen to the voice of Truth within, rather than to the voices of fear and panic in my head.”
Jeff Kober

The teachers at Yoga Essentia are remaining informed of the developing situation and the recommendations from the Government, Department of Health and the World Health Organisation, but today our doors remain open.

We will continue to conduct our group classes this week  at Warriewood Surf Club with the following new conditions in place from Monday 16th March to protect your health:

•surfaces such as door handles bathrooms, and tabletops are being cleaned daily and disinfected.

•mats will be cleaned after each class with an antobacterial, 60% alcohol wipe.

• we will be providing locally, ethically produced Whalesong Mats  for purchase at a discounted price of $60 and encourage you to purchase and bring your own mat to class, and use it for your own home practice should we need to shift to an online class platform for a while.

•we will be increasing ventilation of the studio during and after classes and ask students to maintain a space of at least a metre between mats

•we will suspend the use of props and minimise hands on adjustments at this time

•we encourage hand washing and good hygiene practices for our staff and students

•please bring a hand towel to class to ensure that with any contact your skin is protected, and also to dry your hands after you wash

 

We’re all becoming quickly aware of why we should do our part to take care of our community.

Please do not come to class this week if you:

-have recently returned from overseas

-have flu like symptoms

-have sick family member

-If you have come into contact with a suspected coronavirus case

We are assessing the situation daily, our teachers are communicating with and supporting each other and we’re doing our best to maintain a safe and positive environment for all our students and staff members.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns.

 

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Jan 26th

Yoga Schedule for the week

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This Monday Franziska and Liz will both be away with their families so there will been Iyengar class at 10am or 6pm Balanced Practice Yoga. Wishing you a wonderful and joyful long weekend.

CLASSES THIS WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY 27TH JANUARY

Tuesday

10:00am Gentle Yoga with Donna  1-2

6:00pm Sports Recovery Yoga with Ana  1-2

 

Wednesday

9:30am   Ageless Yoga with Liz  1-2

11:00am   Beginners Yoga with Liz  1

7:30pm   Yin Yoga with Leah  1

 

 

Friday

7-8:00am   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz  1-3

 

Saturday

7-8am   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz

  • for WSLSC members only  1-3

 

Suitable for students new to yoga postures and new to movement with breath awareness

Suitable for beginners as well as students familiar with yoga postures and breath awareness

Suitable for students with experience at practicing yoga and listening to their own needs, breath control and posture modifications within a group class.

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Jan 22nd

Timetable for the Week from Monday 20 January

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We’re enjoying the blue skies again at the surf club this week. Stay mindful and move with more ease and grounded-ness- we still have lots of classes on offer!

Monday

6:00pm   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz

 

Tuesday

10:00am Gentle Yoga with Donna  1-2

6:00pm Sports Recovery Yoga with Ana  1-2

 

Wednesday

9:30am   Ageless Yoga with Liz  1-2

11:00am   Beginners Yoga with Liz  1

7:30pm   Yin Yoga with Leah  1

 

 

Friday

7-8:00am   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz  1-3

 

Saturday

7-8am   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz

  • for WSLSC members only  1-3

 

Suitable for students new to yoga postures and new to movement with breath awareness

Suitable for beginners as well as students familiar with yoga postures and breath awareness

Suitable for students with experience at practicing yoga and listening to their own needs, breath control and posture modifications within a group class.

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Jan 7th

Summer Class Schedule commences Monday 13th Jan 6pm

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Missing your regular classes?

We are back with an almost full timetable from Monday evening 13th January at 6pm.

 

6:00pm   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz

10:00am Gentle Yoga with Donna  1-2

6:00pm Sports Recovery Yoga with Anna  1-2

 

Wednesday

9:30am   Ageless Yoga with Liz  1-2

11:00am   Beginners Yoga with Liz  1

7:30pm   Yin Yoga with Leah  1

 

Thursday

9:30am   Mindful Hatha with Katie  1-2

 

Friday

7-8:00am   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz  1-3

 

Saturday

7-8am   Balanced Practice Flow with Liz

  • for WSLSC members only  1-3

 

1 Suitable for students new to yoga postures and new to movement with breath awareness

2 Suitable for beginners as well as students familiar with yoga postures and breath awareness

3 Suitable for students with experience at practicing yoga and listening to their own needs, breath control and posture modifications within a group class.

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Dec 11th

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TIMETABLE

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Our Spring/Summer Timetable runs until the 20th of December.

During the Christmas /New year period, Liz will be teaching some special 1.25 hour classes to help you keep your practice, and yourself, steady through this time where emotions, late nights, busy deadlines and hectic drivers can send our sense of wellbeing a little sideways!

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BalancedPractice Yoga with Liz 

 

Monday 23rd December 6 – 7:15 pm

Monday 30th December  6 – 7:15 pm

 

Friday 27th December 7 – 8:15 am

Friday 3rd January 7 – 8:15 am

 

Join us for yoga by the ocean… & maybe a swim or coffee at the cafe after class..

Happy and safe Xmas lovely beings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 25th

Yoga Class cancelled tonight- Monday 6pm

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Hello lovely yogis,

 

Due to an unfortunate double booking by the surf club and this stormy weather we do not have a location for the 6pm BalancedPractice class tonight.

 

Sports Recovery Yoga will be on as usual tomorrow at 6pm with Ana.

 

Apologies- this was out of our control!

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