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Our Weekend workshops are like mini-retreats and are a great way to relax, enjoy and immerse yourself with a particular modality or topic of interest! Check in with this page regularly to see what new events are coming up and feel free to submit requests.

Events & Workshops

Food Energetics - Macrobiotic Nutrition & Eating according to the 5 Elements

Saturday, 30th January 2021 : 2pm to 4pm

Price $99

Join us for a fantastic workshop with Kimberly to add another layer to your Yin Yoga or Japanese Yoga practice by understanding the power of food in balancing meridians, organs & health.

Kimberly Ashton is a Holistic Wellness Coach, TCM Food Therapist, Macrobiotic counsellor and Yin Yoga Teacher. She spent 18 years living in Asia where she co-founded China’s first health food store, kitchen classroom, and cafe. She is the author of Healthy Smoothies- TCM inspired recipes, and Chinese Superfoods- a theory & recipe book to support your Qi and Energy. She is also the founder of a digital learning platform- Qi Food Therapy.

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Join us for a fantastic workshop with Kimberly to add another layer to your Yin Yoga or Japanese Yoga practice by understanding the power of food in balancing meridians, organs & health.

Kimberly Ashton is a Holistic Wellness Coach, TCM Food Therapist, Macrobiotic counsellor and Yin Yoga Teacher. She spent 18 years living in Asia where she co-founded China’s first health food store, kitchen classroom, and cafe. She is the author of Healthy Smoothies- TCM inspired recipes, and Chinese Superfoods- a theory & recipe book to support your Qi and Energy. She is also the founder of a digital learning platform- Qi Food Therapy.

In these seasonal workshops we blend the 5 Elements from Chinese medicine, Food Therapy and the Energetics of food to:

  • Connect with natural & functional foods
  • Understand how to select ingredients for your elements, conditions & constitution
  • Apply knowledge of the 5 Elements, cycles of mood, emotions & seasonal eating for summer (or late summer/autumn/winter/spring)
  • Cover seasonal cooking, cycles & the energetic alchemy of food preparation
  • Create a relationship with nourishing foods, meridians & organ health
  • Become more body-aware about potential detrimental foods & your 5 elements
  • Cultivate health by “balancing life energies”

Please bring a pen & notebook.

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Summer Yin Yoga Immersion with Alexi Pallprat

Sunday 14th February 2021: 4pm to 5.30pm

Price: $89 incl. WheatbagsLove Lavender Eye Pillow valued at $25!

Fancy a Valentine’s gift for yourself or someone special?

Enjoy a deeply nourishing yin yoga immersion of 90 minutes with Alexi Pallprat from The International Yoga Teacher’s Association. This workshop will focus on the energetic pathways in the body that correspond with the Heart & Small Intestine which in Eastern Medicine (TCM) corresponds with the energy of Summer!

  • Includes free WheatBags Love Lavender Eye Pillow valued at $25

Places are strictly limited, so be quick to ensure your spot!

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Fancy a Valentine’s gift for yourself or someone special?

Enjoy a deeply nourishing yin yoga immersion of 90 minutes with Alexi Pallprat from The International Yoga Teacher’s Association. This workshop will focus on the energetic pathways in the body that correspond with the Heart & Small Intestine which in Eastern Medicine (TCM) corresponds with the energy of Summer!

Each season brings about new changes in our lives as well as in nature. The summer season represents the part of the cycle where everything ripens. The heat of fire can purify or burn away old habits creating new intentions for passions, liveliness and joyful living.

In this Yin Yoga class we will stimulate the Heart and Small intestine meridians, which both relate to circulation and digestion as well as any inflammation in the body or excess heat. We will practice a combination of backbends, forward bends, twists and wrist/forearm stretches. In our minds and heart space we’ll invite the practice of loving kindness to invoke feelings of joy & peaceful.

In a Yin Yoga practice we draw upon energetic principles outlined in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The poses we practice will stimulate the meridian lines that run through the body making it a practice of self-acupressure.

In summertime the connection is with the Heart/Small intestine meridian pair and the Fire Element. Fire energizes but also consumes, so it’s crucial to keep energy in balance. This expansive energy of Fire encourages us to embrace living life to its fullest.

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Mini Retreat - Restorative Yoga with Katie Brown

Saturday, 20th March 2021 : 2.30pm to 4.30pm

$109 (incl. Soothing Lavender eye pillow from Wheatbags Love valued at $25!)

Take some time out for YOU with this nourishing two-hour restorative yoga mini retreat.

You will enjoy slow flow yoga movements to gently release muscles and joints followed by nurturing restorative yoga poses – unravelling muscular tension, calming the mind and nourishing the spirit. And finishing with a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.

This mini-retreat is particularly good if you are:

  • dealing with sleep issues
  • feeling anxious or stressed taking exams or undergoing a major life change
  • a new parent
  • Experiencing menopausal symptoms recovering from injury or illness

Places are strictly limited, so be quick to secure your spot!

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Take some time out for YOU with this nourishing two-hour restorative yoga mini retreat.

You will enjoy slow flow yoga movements to gently release muscles and joints followed by nurturing restorative yoga poses – unravelling muscular tension, calming the mind and nourishing the spirit. And finishing with a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.

This mini-retreat is particularly good if you are:

  • dealing with sleep issues
  • feeling anxious or stressed taking exams or undergoing a major life change
  • a new parent
  • Experiencing menopausal symptoms
  • recovering from injury or illness

This class will be themed on easing into the energy of Autumn – with a focus on feeling grounded and centered.

For information on Restorative yoga, check our blog post.

Katie Brown is the Vice President of the IYTA – International Yoga Teachers’ Association and has been teaching Yoga for 20 years. She lectures on the IYTA’s Diploma of Yoga Teaching and has written and presents the IYTA’s Restorative Yoga Training. She is a qualified massage therapist and Yin Yoga teacher. Katie is the author of Mother Me: a mum’s guide to balance, wellbeing and harmony and has produced a series of DVDs, CDs and online yoga programs.

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Gong Sound Bath & Yoga Nidra (Guided meditation) - AUTUMN REST Experience

Sunday, 28th March 4pm to 6pm

$119 incl. WheatbagsLove Lavender Eye Pillow valued at $25!

This mini-retreat is not to be missed! Get ready for a profound experience!

Learn the simple, yet profound art of true deep state relaxation – rejuvenate with our Autumn Rest Gong Sound Healing & Guided meditation workshop.

This mini-retreat/workshop makes a wonderful gift for yourself or loved ones.

Places are strictly limited so be quick to secure your spot!

 

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This mini-retreat is not to be missed! Get ready for a profound experience!

Learn the simple, yet profound art of relaxation – deeply and truly resting with our Autumn Rest Gong Sound Healing & Guided meditation workshop.

This mini-retreat/workshop makes a wonderful gift for yourself or loved ones.

In our busy, sometimes frenetic lives, we can often forget to slow down, pause and relax.  This workshop is your invitation to slow down, take a deep breath and relax deeply.  Join Gala (yoga/meditation teacher and gong player) to honour this sacred time in the year when we transition from Summer to Autumn – right after autumnal equinox.

In ancient times the autumnal equinox was a period of gathering to celebrate the harvest, to enjoy the fruits planted in spring and tended to throughout summer.  It also marked a period of cooler, shorter days, and a time to prepare for the winter months by building immunity and nourishing oneself.  As the work of harvest slows, we transition towards a more introspective and quiet place – appropriate for our approach into Winter.

Gala will guide you through a short Restorative yoga practice – long held and supportive poses that place your body into positions which encourage true deep state relaxation.  We will use soothing breathing techniques while in these poses, then continue  with blissful Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep): guided meditation done laying down that brings us into a deeper state of Self awareness. Throughout the session you will hear various chimes to enhance the deep meditative state. Closing with around 20 – 25 minutes healing Gong and Chimes sound-bath to take in what you need and let go of what you do not.  Warm ceremonial cacao to open your heart will be served at the end.

Gala Nistor is Yoga and meditation teacher, gong player and Reiki Master/Teacher.  She studied yoga and meditation in Asia in traditional Indian Sivananda school and at present teaches Hatha yoga with Kundalini elements, Yin and Restorative Yoga.  Galina is an avid gong player and towards the end of her class she uses a 32” symphonic gong for final relaxation and meditation and some other instruments as well, such as  koshi chimes and crystal bowl.  

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Upcoming Events
Food Energetics - Macrobiotic Nutrition & Eating according to the 5 Elements
Saturday, 30th January 2021 : 2pm to 4pm
Price $99
Summer Yin Yoga Immersion with Alexi Pallprat
Sunday 14th February 2021: 4pm to 5.30pm
Price: $89 incl. WheatbagsLove Lavender Eye Pillow valued at $25!
Mini Retreat - Restorative Yoga with Katie Brown
Saturday, 20th March 2021 : 2.30pm to 4.30pm
$109 (incl. Soothing Lavender eye pillow from Wheatbags Love valued at $25!)
Gong Sound Bath & Yoga Nidra (Guided meditation) - AUTUMN REST Experience
Sunday, 28th March 4pm to 6pm
$119 incl. WheatbagsLove Lavender Eye Pillow valued at $25!

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