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Dec 19th

Happy Xmas!
Wishing you a heartfelt, peaceful New Year.
Our Summer timetable is here.

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Our teachers and classes at Warriewood Surf Club will take a break over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Summer Yoga Intensive: Reconnecting to your Inner Heart 

Donna’s Summer Yoga Intensive morning classes commence on the 2nd January running through every morning to Sunday 6th from 7-8am.      

This is a unique & annual opportunity to embody and recognise the value of connection and awareness between breath body and mind, as a way of taking care of ourselves, those close to us, and the subtle relationship with our nervous system and nature which is so important to de-stressing and wellbeing. Everyone can do Donna’s profound yet gentle classes, even beginners, so contact her on 0408783187 / donna@yogaandhealing.com.au if you feel this Intensive is for you. You’re welcome to attend some if not all of the 5 days, but booking is essential.

During the week of 2-6th January, we will not be holding our scheduled evening or morning classes, as we encourage all of you staying local to start the year with Donna’s Summer Morning Yoga Intensive.

 

January Timetable

 January 7-13th

Monday 6pm  A Balanced Practice ( 1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

Wednesday 9:30am  Ageless Yoga(  1-2) with Liz

Wednesday 11am  Beginners Ageless Yoga ( 1) with Liz

Friday 7-8am  A Balanced Practice (1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

 January 14-20th

Monday 6pm  A Balanced Practice ( 1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

Tuesday 10am   Gentle Yoga (1-2) with Donna

Wednesday 9:30am  Ageless Yoga(  1-2) with Liz

Wednesday 11am  Beginners Ageless Yoga ( 1) with Liz

Wednesday 7:30pm  Yin Yoga with Leah

Thursday 7:15pm  A Balanced Practice ( 2-3) Vinyasa with Liz

Friday 7-8am  A Balanced Practice (1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

 January 21-27th  

Monday 6am Mysore Style Astanga with Debbie

Monday 10am  Iyengar Yoga (2)  with Franziska

Monday 6pm  A Balanced Practice ( 1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

Tuesday 10am   Gentle Yoga (1-2) with Donna

Tuesday 6pm Sports Recovery Class (1-2) with Liz

Wednesday 6am Mysore Style Astanga with Debbie

Wednesday 9:30am  Ageless Yoga(  1-2) with Liz

Wednesday  11am  Beginners Ageless Yoga ( 1) with Liz

Wednesday 7:30pm  Yin Yoga with Leah

Thursday 9:30am  Seasonal Hatha with Katie

Thursday 7:15pm  A Balanced Practice ( 2-3) Vinyasa with Liz

Friday 7-8am  A Balanced Practice (1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

 

We have new Class Levels- to help you to find the right class for you.

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 familiar with yoga postures and experience at practising yoga and experience with listening to their own needs,  breath control and posture modifications within a group class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 3rd

New Mysore Style Sunrise Classes

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Sunrise Yoga with Debbie Gilligan
Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30am
This is an Ashtanga style class.
Arrive between 6 and 6.30am to start your practice, practice space closes at 7.30am.
No prior knowledge of yoga is required.
 You will be instructed individually and taught 1 posture at a time in a specific sequence, empowering you to remember the postures and work at your own pace.
 Your practice will build one step at a time as your body unfolds and you are ready for the next posture according to your individual requirements.
 The practice emphasises movement with breath, this creates heat in the body which ignites the bodies natural ability to detoxify on a mental, physical and emotional level.
 Over time, through regular practice you will experience benefits such as strength, flexibility and a sharp mind.
Your body will have fewer aches an pains as well as improved circulation/immunity and a calm nervous system, all resulting in improved quality of life.
‘Do your practice and all is coming – Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji)’
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Aug 5th

Spring Backbends and Seasonal Ayurveda Workshop

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A Spring Backbend Workshop delivered with Ayurvedic seasonal wisdom

10-1pm Sunday November 11th at Therapy Works

Join Liz Bennett as we awaken our bodies into the joyful expression of Spring.

We’ll explore the anatomical safety  and technique pointers to really help you bring deeper strength and purpose to your back-bending postures, for all levels of experience.

Our daily life, the  cold of winter, too long sitting at a desk.. shake it all off and open your shoulders, spine and your heart with us!

A juicy 1.5 hour practice to lift and open- backbends are our favourites!

We’ll serve a delicious Ayurvedic snack and gather after our practice to discuss Ayurvedic elements and constitutional assessment, share Spring Ayurvedic lifestyle principles for each body type/constitution and provide you with some recipes and shopping lists to take home for your new, more balanced relationship to nourishment in awareness of nature.

$90 per person.Bookings essential: liz@yogaessentia.com.au  or call 0405543263

Workshop held at Therapy Works, 367 Barrenjoey Road Newport Beach.

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Jun 8th

Winter Workshop: Ayurveda and Arm Balances

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Enjoy a fun, nurturing and strengthening Winter yoga event with us.

 

Learn techniques and variation of arm balance and discover how these poses benefit body and mind.
Practical anatomy learnings to progress safely.

 

1.5 hour Yoga class
Ayurvedic afternoon tea.
Liz and Debbie share seasonal Ayurvedic wisdom and nutritional science for strong digestion and healthy body tissues.
Enhance your energy this winter from your home, your kitchen and your mat.

 

$95/ bookings essential liz@yogaessentia.com.au 0405543263

 

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Jun 7th

Long Weekend Classes

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Our yoga classes will be running as usual this Monday.

Iyengar Yoga at the special time of 9:15am with Franziska.

Physio Flow 6pm with Liz

Wishing you all a lovely, deeply restful long weekend.

 

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May 16th

Seasonal Asana Ayurveda and Anatomy Workshops 2018

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Introducing  short continuing education courses for yoga teachers and practitioners,  bringing together asana, relevant functional anatomy and Ayurveda to help up level your year-round health and deepen your practice.

Ayurvedic techniques and rituals are often surprisingly simple yet profound.

Understand the principles behind them and a deeper awareness of nature is tapped into. 

Adhering to suitable practices around nutrition lifestyle and yoga can really make a huge difference to your vitality and smooth out the road bumps of life.

What’s more, Ayurveda can be woven into our yoga practice and yoga teaching to enhance the benefits of the practice and awaken shifts in awareness, triggering positive changes in our lifestyle  habits and relationship with ourselves.

 

Workshop 1

Autumn:Inversions 

May 19th 1:30-5pm 

with Liz Bennett and Valli Simpson

BOOK NOW ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT FOR THIS SATURDAY


Workshop 2 

Winter:Arm Balances 

June 23rd 1:30-5pm

with Debbie Gilligan and Liz Bennett

 

Workshop 3 

Summer:Living from your Heart- Backbends and Heart Openers

November 11th 10am – 1pm

with  Liz Bennett

 

Workshop 4  

Spring:Healthy Hips, Strong Core and Legs

TBC
with Katie Dutton and Liz Bennett

 

$90 each. Book 2 of these workshops for $160.

Or email liz@yogaessentia.com.au/ 0405543263

 

What to expect

Introduction and Embodied Anatomy Class

Techniques, benefits and physiology of seasonal asana for health and wellbeing. Anatomy learnings for deepening your practice/ teaching safely and effectively.
Practice
1.5 hour Yoga class

Ayurveda and Yogic Living Talk

Discussion with Ayurvedic afternoon tea- Ayurvedic wisdom, rituals and recipes for the season.
Ways to enhance life from your home, your kitchen and your mat.

Namaste and Metta

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Apr 26th

Seasonal Ayurveda and Yogasana Workshop
Autumn to Winter
Inversions
Saturday 19th May 1:30-5:30pm

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Discover the benefits of seasonal postures and ayurvedic routines for health and wellbeing.
Learn how inversions can help your physiology, improve digestion and immunity and calm your state of mind for better sleep.

1:30 – 2:15pm
Learn about the physiological effects of shoulder stand, headstand and viparita karani.
Learn how and why inverted postures can help your breathing, digestion and immunity and state of mind.
Learn how to practice shoulder stand for a sound night’s sleep.

2:15 – 3:45pm
1.5 hour Yoga class.

Let senior teachers Liz and Valli guide you through a flowing vinyasa sequence to prepare your for new possibilities in your inversion practice.
Increase your understanding, strength and balance through an exploration of the anatomical principles which make your inversions safer and more effective.
With strong foundations in alignment and breath you will progress with confidence from supported toward unsupported postures including shoulder stand and headstand.

Suitable for all levels of experience with inversion poses.

3:45 – 5pm
Share an Ayurvedic afternoon tea

Discussion: Self-care for Autumn- Winter
Simple and seasonal Ayurvedic routines and recipes that enhance life from your home, your kitchen and your mat.
Learn specific daily and nightly practices for the seasons through the Yogic and Ayurvedic traditions.
After identifying your ayurvedic body-mind constitution, you will learn:
Morning and evening self-care specific to your constitution
Daily habits for better digestion, sleep, physical and mental wellbeing

5 – 5:30pm
We will complete our workshop with yoga nidra for deep weekend relaxation.

Therapy Works: Upstairs @ 367 Barrenjoey Rd Newport
$95 Includes an Ayurvedic afternoon tea, workshop handouts and recipes.

Bookings essential.

Liz Bennett 0405 543253 : liz@yogaessentia.com.au
Valli Simpson 0417 400612 : valli@eastviewyoga.com.au

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Apr 24th

ANZAC DAY

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Drop in for practice on Anzac Day at 9:30 – 10:15am.

This is the only class to be held at Yoga Essentia tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Mar 28th

A Balanced Practice Yoga Teacher Training
Introduction and free yoga class
Sunday May 20th 9-10:30am

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Do you want to teach yoga? Is this the year for a life changing training?

Take your next step and join “Teaching a Balanced Practice” 350 hour Yoga Teacher training,
delivered by Physiotherapist and Senior Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist, Liz Bennett and Senior Teacher, YogaBellingen director, Amelia Disspain.

Our weekend intensive modules are based at Therapy Works from July 2018 – January 2019
with a 2 week Bali Immersion in September.
Accredited with Yoga Australia as a Level 1 350 hour yoga teacher training.
The weekend intensives can be attended as stand alone trainings for those doing the course to deeper their personal practice.
The Bali Immersion can also be attended as a 150 hour training.

Not sure how to make it happen? We’ll do our best to make the course flexible to your needs.

Come along to an information session and free yoga class at 9am on Sunday May 20th at Therapy Works
Upstairs at 367 Barrenjoey Road Newport Beach.

Email liz@yogaessentia or book with Therapy Works reception on 99995544.
Download your course outline PDF.

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Mar 28th

Easter Holiday Classes

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Wishing you a mellow, relaxing Easter.
It’s a great time to stay home and enjoy the beautiful beaches and local environments we have around us everyday but don’t always have time to be energetically within.
If the sunrise and sunsets are anything as beautiful as they have been this week, then we are in for a treat.

We have a reduced timetable over Easter.

Our Sunrise Class will run as usual on Good Friday morning at the easy time of 7:00 – 8:00 am.
Easter Monday Vinyasa Flow with Liz will be on at 6:00 – 7:10 pm

There will be no Hatha Flow class on Thursday evening at 5:30pm.
There will be no Iyengar class on Monday morning at 10am or Dynamic Vinyasa yoga Monday evening at 7:30pm.

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