Upcoming Events

Chant Night 7pm Friday 27 March

$23.00

Friday 27 March 7:00 – 8:00pm @ 67 Hubert St 

With Rob
All welcome 

Join us for a night of chanting.  We aim to reverberate the sounds of peace, wellbeing and good cheer around the high ceilings of 67 Hubert St with guided mantras and meditation.

Bookings appreciated so we can get an idea of numbers.

Foundations of Meditation Course – Finding Happiness – starts 7 March

$90.00

Foundations of Meditation – Finding Happiness

Five weeks on Saturdays 11:00am – 12:15pm @ Hubert St – with Rob and Jude

Starts Saturday 7 March to 4 April 2020

What is it that we are moving towards through our meditation practice?  Can we rely on the peace and happiness we seek through meditation?

In this five week course you will:

  • Explore how our motivation/ intentions shape our meditation practice and our lives
  • Learn and practice some analytical meditation techniques aimed at developing our inner qualities and aspirations
  • Learn and practice the foundations of attentional balance meditation – sometimes called settling or mindfulness mediation, to calm the mind
  • Practice and discuss these techniques in a supportive environment aimed at empowering you to develop your own meditation practice
  • Discover how these meditations fit within a larger practice of calming the mind, cultivating the nurturing aspects of the heart and analysing our experiences.

This course is open to those new to meditation and to those with some experience, including those that have completed the Cultivating Emotional Balance course or Foundations of Meditation course previously.  There will be an emphasis on practice – the techniques take time for familiarity to be established and practicing in a group can be very supportive for the individual.

Each session will comprise of a short talk, one or two meditation practices and a short discussion.

 

Open Heart : Open Mind Workshop – Sun 23 February 10:30am-12:30pm

$40.00

Sun 23 February 10:30am-12:30 @ Hubert St with Jude

In this workshop we will practice a slow flow of yoga postures, suitable for all levels of practitioner that will focus on opening the physical heart space – loosening and strengthening around the chest, upper back, shoulders and neck.  The practice will centre around moving mindfully and skilfully so as to nurture the body.

As the body opens, it creates a conducive environment for the mind/ heart has space to open.  We will explore ways of bringing about positive mind states, based on research that shows how compassionate and loving kindness mind training could lead to significant reductions in depression, anxiety, self-criticism, and shame; and could increase feelings of social connection and positivity.

With this in mind we will conclude with a meditation to tap into the more subtle layers to warm the heart and expand the mind.

Yoga practice generally progresses from the coarse layers of our body/ lives to the subtle layers of the body/ mind.  Our lifestyle does influence our yoga practice and, as our awareness refines, we may notice our yoga practice informing and influencing our lifestyle.

On the topic of the health of supporting a healthy lifestyle, and our anatomical heart, Dani Jose (nutritionist) will give you some information on eating for heart health to take with you at the conclusion of the practice. Dani is available for consults for those interested in making changes to their diet.

Sound Bath with Clare, 28 February 6:45 pm

$25.00

Friday 28 February 6:45 – 7:45pm @ Hubert St – Sky above, Earth below, Peace within

Sound Bath is a meditative event, intentionally using sound to invite therapeutic, gentle rest.

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work  –  it means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart

This offering is dedicated to Peace Within and honouring our great teachers of peace and stillness.

Thailand Yoga Retreat – Deposit

$500.00

We are excited to announce:

Yoga Retreat 2020
Koh Samui, Thailand

15 – 19 Sept 2020
With Rob & Jude

A yoga retreat grounded in contemplative practices on a tropical island next to the beach.

Our morning yoga practice of asana, pranayama and meditation are intended to allow you to observe your mind, creating calmness, clarity, and attentional stability, whilst rejuvenating, strengthening and relaxing the body.

On most days the we will offer late afternoon yoga practice (before dinner) which will be more restful, relaxing and rejuvenating with an emphasis on maintaining mindfulness and creating openness and ease in the body.

The retreat is structured to allow you to experience the discipline and benefits of daily yoga practice.  There is also ample time to experience the Thai culture and lush natural environment of Koh Samui.

Our Thailand Yoga retreat is open to beginners or those with some yoga experience.

Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui

Venue
Our hosts at Samahita retreat have create a beautiful oasis built to support the practice and study of yoga.  Samahita Retreat opens to a beautiful, non-touristy beach. The tide moves with the moon on a daily and monthly basis, revealing a wider open beach or deeper swimming waters, highest at the end of the year and lowest in the middle.

The rooms are set back from the main beachfront facilities perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. Eco-friendly buildings make use of cross-ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and offer both mosquito screens and fans and air conditioning.


Room Options

Single Room – $2100 AUD pp

Semi-private Room – $1950 AUD pp – shared bathroom

Inclusions

  • Morning hatha yoga and meditation – 4 sessions
  • Early evening yin/ restorative yoga and yoga nidra practice – 3 sessions
  • Evening meditation – 4 sessions
  • 4 nights accomodation
  • Morning tea/ snack, brunch and dinner
  • Group return airport transfers
  • Massage at the Wellness Centre
  • Use of beach front pool and herbal steam room
  • Complimentary use of paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling trips in your spare time.

Exclusion

  • Airfares
  • Visas (6 months validity on passport required)
  • Additional room charges, food or drinks (outside of meals provided)
  • Adequate travel insurance to cover the duration of your stay (required)

Yin Yoga Master Class with Marina Boni

$40.00

Sun 14 March 3:00 to 5:00pm @ Hubert St

During this 2-hour yin yoga class you will have the opportunity to cultivate awareness of your inner world, by starting to observe your breath while in a posture and trying to remain still. 

What are the benefits of simply paying attention? 

By way of stillness of body and mind one is aware of what is happening right here and now. With this openness, noticing the breath, noticing the body and calming the mind a world of possibilities opens. Without running away, without trying to change, just being with what is. 

Meditation will also be part of the class.