"Yoga" comes from the Sanskrit word "yug" which means to unite, uniting our individual self with that which gave rise to it - the Divine. And the practices of yoga and meditation are the means for this.

Events Calendar  2018

 

 

Month

Events

 January

 

 

17th     Children's Holiday Yoga Class   Wednesday    2.00 - 3.30pm   $28.00

 

 

We are running a special children's holiday yoga class for  5 - 9 year olds.  The class will incorporate yoga postures, creativity, singing, music and movement, meditation, deep relaxation and a lot of fun!       BOOK HERE   or contact us direct.   If booking in online, please use your child's name.

 

 

 

 

20th     Come to Dinner,     Saturday,    7.00pm      

 

Our first dinner night will be held at  Siriphen Thai restaurant, 325 Bay Street, Brighton, right near the station.    This is delicious Thai food and everyone, family and friends are  welcome.   Please contact us if you are coming.

 

 

 

 February

 

17th     Ayurvedic Lecture with Dr. Mahesh Kalra,    Saturday,   2.00 - 5.00pm    $80.00    Part 1  

 

Come and learn about yourself and find out why you are the way you are at present, through Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical system.  In this fascinating workshop you will learn about tongue and pulse diagnosis and about your body type (dosha) and its characteristics and you will be able to find some answers to your current state of health.   Dr. Mahesh will explain the underlying principles of Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurveda in general, the 5 elements and 3 body types as well as how this knowledge benefits your relationships and  your daily life.    Reiki Master, Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Mahesh has over 24 years experience.         BOOK HERE  or contact us.

 

 

24th      Mini  Yoga  Spa  Retreat,      Saturday,    2.00 - 4.45pm      $95.00 

 ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT!

This afternoon will start with a  gentle yoga class finishing with  deep relaxation. Then the pampering will begin!   Sit back in a comfortable chair with a Wellbeing tea and healthy snack and immerse your feet in a warm foot bath whilst we prepare your personalised aromatherapy treatments.  Your choice of essential oils from our range will be carefully blended into the salts, scrubs and lotion we will be using.   During the pampering session you will be offered an exfoliating salt scrub for your feet and calves, a luxurious hand and arm massage and a soothing head massage.    Our Mini Spa will leave you relaxed and glowing.   Finally we will give you a complimentary gift to take home. 

 

These retreats fill quickly and numbers are limited, so book early.

Before you come:   Put on your yoga gear, you’ll be bending and stretching, and please let us know if you have food intolerances.     BOOK HERE   or contact us.

 

  March

 

3rd     Sacred Sound Immersion Workshop,  Saturday  2.00 - 4.00pm   $50.00


Join Fiona from Theia Sound Healing for an afternoon of mindful movement, sacred sound and deep relaxation to open and clear your energy pathways and retune your system.  Gentle yoga, qigong, breath work and meditation will be accompanied by the angelic sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls and the ancient vibrations of the Gong.  Sacred sound will help activate your energy centres and awaken higher states of awareness.   This workshop also includes an extended lying down sound healing session.   No previous yoga or Qigong experience necessary.    BOOK HERE   or contact us.

 

  

 

17th   Open Heart Mini Meditation Retreat     Saturday,     2.00 - 4.30pm    $65.00 

 

This retreat will start with a deep relaxation and breathing practice, then a gentle  yoga class, followed by meditation working with a rose quartz crystal to focus on our heart.  Rose quartz energy is soft, producing a gentleness from without and from within the user, bringing peace and calmness.  It helps us to attune to our heart and the love there and brings a willingness to share our heart more.   If you want to spend some time in silence, quietening  your mind and be able to relate to yourself and others in a more loving way,  this retreat is for you.   There will be time for questions and discussion at the end.    Beginners are welcome, the workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, just come as you are.       BOOK HERE   or contact us. 

  

 

   April

 

22nd     Let's go for a walk!     Sunday 

 

We will leave the yoga centre around 10.00am car pooling, and head over to Albert Park Lake.  The walk around it is  about 5km long, so this will be an easy walk.    After that we will head to a nearby cafe to enjoy some more time together.

 

If you would like to join us, please contact us direct.   Bring the usual water, sun hat, sun screen etc.   Everyone welcome, it's a lovely way to get to know other students.

 

   May

 

12th    Sacred Sound Immersion Workshop,  Saturday  2.00 - 4.00pm   $50.00


Join Fiona from Theia Sound Healing for an afternoon of mindful movement, sacred sound and deep relaxation to open and clear your energy pathways and retune your system.  Gentle yoga, qigong, breath work and meditation will be accompanied by the angelic sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls and the ancient vibrations of the Gong.  Sacred sound will help activate your energy centres and awaken higher states of awareness.   This workshop also includes an extended lying down sound healing session.   No previous yoga or Qigong experience necessary.    BOOK HERE   or contact us.

 

 

 

13th    Indigenous Guided Walk with Lionel Lauch    Sunday, 9.30 - 12.00pm

 

Join us this Mother's Day for a guided walk at Baldrys Crossing in Main Ridge.  Lionel will educate everyone in his easy going manner on bush-tucker, medicines and share knowledge of Indigenous culture.  Enjoy a didgeridoo led meditation surrounded by this ancient landscape.  

 

We will be leaving the yoga centre around 8.00am, and car pooling or alternatively we can meet at the Baldry's Crossing picnic area on Baldry's Road, Main Ridge.   Please bring waterproof jacket, water etc. a picnic lunch, and something to sit on for the meditation.  There are no public toilets in the National Park.   The cost is $25.00, and if you are interested in coming please pay direct by booking yourselves in via this link, and let us know if you want to car pool.    https://secure.netbookings.com.au/tourism/inquirytour.exe?id=2097&SD=28%2F02%2F2018

 

After the walk we will go into Flinders for a coffee.    Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

19th    Mini  Yoga  Spa  Retreat,     Saturday,     2.00 - 4.45pm      $95.00   

                                     ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT!

        

This afternoon will start with a  gentle yoga class finishing with  deep relaxation. Then the pampering will begin!   Sit back in a comfortable chair with a Wellbeing tea and healthy snack and immerse your feet in a warm foot bath whilst we prepare your personalised aromatherapy treatments.  Your choice of essential oils from our range will be carefully blended into the salts, scrubs and lotion we will be using.   During the pampering session you will be offered an exfoliating salt scrub for your feet and calves, a luxurious hand and arm massage and a soothing head massage.    Our Mini Spa will leave you relaxed and glowing.   Finally we will give you a complimentary gift to take home. 

 

These retreats fill quickly and numbers are limited, so book early.

Before you come:   Put on your yoga gear, you’ll be bending and stretching, and please let us know if you have food intolerances.     BOOK HERE   or contact us.

 

   June

 

2nd     Mini Meditation Retreat,     Saturday,      2.00 - 4.30pm     $65.00  

 

This workshop will start with  deep relaxation and breathing practice, then a slow, gentle yoga class, followed by meditation and possibly chanting, all guided throughout.  This afternoon will allow you to slow down, spend some time in silence, quietening your mind and be able to experience some peace from within.     There will be time for philosophy and discussion at the end. 

 

Take some time out for you.   This is the perfect way to re-connect with yourself and experience wellbeing and peace from within.    Beginners are welcome, the workshop is suitable for all levels of experience., just come as you are.    BOOK HERE  or contact us direct.  

 

 

 

 

16th     Ayurvedic Lecture with Dr. Mahesh Kalra,    Saturday,   2.00 - 5.00pm    $80.00    Part 2  

 

This afternoon will build on the first workshop in March but it is ok to come to if you couldn't attend the first one.  Come and learn  about yourself and find out why you are the way you are at present, through Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical system.  You will learn about tongue and pulse and tongue diagnosis and about your body type (dosha) and its characteristics and you will be able to find some answers to your current state of health.  Dr. Mahesh will explain the underlying principles of Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurveda in general, the 5 elements and 3 body types as well as how this knowledge will benefit you in your daily life.   Dr. Mahesh will also talk about the benefits of 3 traditional herbs: -  gotukola, brahmi and tumeric.

 

Reiki Master, Acupuncturist, Naturopath and Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Mahesh has over 24 years experience.         BOOK HERE     or contact us direct.   

 

 

20th     Solstice Pot Luck Luncheon,   Wednesday,      from 12.00pm.  

 

Come to lunch!   Celebrating the lengthening of the days and the return of light.    

 

Everyone brings a plate of healthy vegetarian food to share.  The food is sensational and the company warm and welcoming.   Please contact us if you would like to come.

 

   July

 

21st   Mini  Meditation Retreat    Saturday,    2.00 - 4.30pm     $65.00

 

An afternoon that starts with chanting and meditation, flows into a slow Hatha yoga  class and finishes with deep relaxation and some more meditation.   This afternoon with soothe your soul and allow you to experience the peace within.

 

There will be time for philosophy and discussion at the end.   You will leave feeling calm and uplifted.   Beginners welcome, this retreat is guided throughout.   

 

 BOOK HERE   or contact us direct.

 

 

 

 

 

29th    National Tree Day,   Giving Back    Sunday from 9.00am 

 

Each year we join a local group and help them to plant trees, it's often at Karkarook Park in Heatherton.  This is feel good work, with many cultures in our community coming together to help out. 

 

Trees are by far the most cost effective technology we have for sequestering  carbon. The more trees we have, the better our chances of minimizing Climate Change and related issues like drought, famine, crop failures, storms, and floods. 


          Did you know that deforestation 

              puts more carbon into the atmosphere 

                  than all transportation combined?             (UNIFY newsletter) 

 

Children are very welcome.  A bar-b-que lunch is always provided, with vegetarians catered for.        

BOOK HERE   or  contact  us direct if you would like to come. 

 

  August

 

4th      Let's watch a film,      Saturday                                                  

 

 

Details closer to the time.  We always head off to a coffee shop afterwards.   Everyone welcome, a good chance to get to know other students outside of class.   Please contact us direct if you are coming.

 

 

 

 

 

11th     Sacred Sound Immersion Workshop,  Saturday  2.00 - 4.00pm   $50.00


Join Fiona from Theia Sound Healing for an afternoon of mindful movement, sacred sound and deep relaxation to open and clear your energy pathways and retune your system.  Gentle yoga, qigong, breath work and meditation will be accompanied by the angelic sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls and the ancient vibrations of the Gong.  Sacred sound will help activate your energy centres and awaken higher states of awareness.   This workshop also includes an extended lying down sound healing session.   No previous yoga or Qigong experience necessary.    BOOK HERE   or contact us.

 

 

 

18th     Mini  Yoga  Spa  Retreat,   Saturday,    2.00 - 4.45pm       $95.00    

 

This afternoon will start with a  gentle yoga class finishing with  deep relaxation. Then the pampering will begin!   Sit back in a comfortable chair with a Wellbeing tea and healthy snack and immerse your feet in a warm foot bath whilst we prepare your personalised aromatherapy treatments.  Your choice of essential oils from our range will be carefully blended into the salts, scrubs and lotion we will be using.   During the pampering session you will be offered an exfoliating salt scrub for your feet and calves, a luxurious hand and arm massage and a soothing head massage.    Our Mini Spa will leave you relaxed and glowing.   Finally we will give you a complimentary gift to take home. 

 

These retreats fill quickly and numbers are limited, so book early.

Before you come:   Put on your yoga gear, you’ll be bending and stretching, and please let us know if you have food intolerances.     BOOK HERE   or contact us. 

 

September

 

9th     Come for a hike with us,     Sunday 

 

We will leave the yoga centre around 10.00am and head out of Melbourne to one of the stunning walks in the countryside.  

 

Please bring water, sun hat, picnic lunch, sun screen etc.    We always drop in at a coffee shop on the way home, arriving back at the yoga centre in the late afternoon.  These walks are suitable for everyone and car pooling is available.    Details closer to the time.

 

 October

 

13th   Mini  Meditation Retreat    Saturday,    2.00 - 4.30pm     $65.00

 


An afternoon that starts with chanting and meditation, flows into a slow Hatha yoga  class and finishes with deep relaxation and more meditation.    Take some time out for yourself, it doesn't take long to relax and feel peaceful again.

 

There will be time for philosophy and discussion at the end.   You will leave feeling calm and uplifted.   Beginners welcome, this retreat is guided throughout.     BOOK HERE or contact us direct.

 

 

November

 

17th    Mini  Yoga  Spa  Retreat,     Saturday,     2.00 - 4.45pm    $95.00    

 

This afternoon will start with a  gentle yoga class finishing with  deep relaxation. Then the pampering will begin!   Sit back in a comfortable chair with a Wellbeing tea and healthy snack and immerse your feet in a warm foot bath whilst we prepare your personalised aromatherapy treatments.  Your choice of essential oils from our range will be carefully blended into the salts, scrubs and lotion we will be using.   During the pampering session you will be offered an exfoliating salt scrub for your feet and calves, a luxurious hand and arm massage and a soothing head massage.    Our Mini Spa will leave you relaxed and glowing.   Finally we will give you a complimentary gift to take home.    These retreats fill quickly and numbers are limited, so book early.

 

Before you come:   Put on your yoga gear, you’ll be bending and stretching, and please let us know if you have food intolerances.     BOOK HERE   or contact us.

 

 

21st      Come to Lunch,     Wednesday,      12.00pm  

 

Everyone brings a plate of healthy vegetarian food to share and a small gift for our Christmas tree (spending less than $10.00).   Family, friends, children welcome.  This is home cooked food and always delicious, and you will get to  know some of the other students.   A lovely afternoon, for bookings please call or email us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24th      Christmas Dinner Night,    Saturday   7.00pm

 

Details closer to the time.   A lovely way to finish off the year, enjoying good food and good company. 

 

 

 December

Nothing scheduled for December yet.