In order to fully integrate yoga in to your life and to feel a genuine difference in your life yoga really needs to be practiced regularly, i.e. more than twice a week. For this reason this course will take place over three weeks, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with some home practice to take with you for homework. In this way, by the time you have completed the course you will have complete confidence to attend our regular group classes.
Each week we will run through a beginners sequence and will have a special focus on one of the below listed topics. Your teacher will offer appropriate variations depending on your mobility and strength, as well as accommodating any injuries or issues you may be having within the practice.
About Nadia Stinga Rihani
Nadia is honoured to be a Level 2 Authorised Ashtanga teacher, and was given her blessing to teach this method by Sharath Jois in 2014 after practicing yoga since 1999 and the Ashtanga method for ten years. Yoga has had a profound impact of Nadia's life and has carried her through the extreme highs and lows over the years, providing a sense of stability and grounding, including through pregnancy the the birth of her and Gabriels daughter, Indhira. Now practicing Advanced A from the Ashtanga Series, Nadia shares her experience in the traditional Mysore Style classes as taught to her through her teacher, Sharath Jois.
Nadia first found the yoga mat whilst studying at university and really felt changed by the practice when she began daily practice in her first job after completing her studies.
After living in the USA, Italy and Portugal Nadia returned home and discovered the Ashtanga method which she found life changing. She completed her teacher training and apprenticeship in 2009 and after many years of study Nadia left her corporate career to focus on teaching. In 2011 founded Yoga Village with the intention of creating an authentic and traditional space in which students could practice and teachers could facilitate their learnings.
Since 2010 Nadia has travelled to India each year for intensive self study and practice, from which she sources inspiration for her teaching and life.
Nadia is extremely grateful to be walking on this path and to be able to share the joy and pain of a sincere yoga practice with her students.
Dates & Times
The course runs for 3 Weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:15pm, for one hour, February 5th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 19th, 21st.
Price: $160 (before January 5th), or $170 (after Jan 5th)
Members Price: $80*
(*The members price is available for Three and Six Months members who have current passes that are not on hold)
Places are Limited!
Tibetan Sound Healing, Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra
Tibetan Sound Healing
with Phoebe Joel
6.30-8.30pm, Friday, 8th February
$50 pre-sale / $60 after 1st Feb
Soak in the serene sounds, deep vibrations, and healing energy of Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls as we move through a series of deeply relaxing restorative yoga asana.
This workshop is focused on releasing deep layers of tension stored in the physical and energetic body. We will utilise a combination of restorative and gentle yoga poses in conjunction with sound healing to allow the mind and body to rejuvenate and return to a calmer, clearer state. This session is particularly effective for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness or for those who simply want to deeply relax.
The workshop will close with a Yoga Nidra designed to open up the deeper phases of the mind as you experience an expanded state of consciousness.
This session is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress.
*No prior yoga experience is required*
People with chronic conditions should contact Tibetan Sound Healing prior to the session.
Please note that This workshop may run slightly over time
Phoebe Joel is a leading international expert in Tibetan Sound Healing, an ancient healing modality that utilises the deep vibrations and soothing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls. She is the only person in Australia who has been initiated into the Atma Buti sound healing lineage under master teacher Suren Shrestha. Phoebe is also an accomplished yoga instructor specialising in yin, restorative and therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. She has studied under the world's most eminent living masters including Yogirajas Alan & Sarah Finger of ISHTA Yoga, Leslie Kaminoff and Sarah Powers.
In this course we will teach you the beginning of the sequence so that you are ready to join the Mysore class. . You will also learn the fundamentals of this strong and transformative practice, including breath, bandha and drishti.
Meeting on Saturday and Sunday to memorise the sequence and get comfortable with the idea of a regular self practice. It is recommended that you also attend the regular Mysore class at least 3 times on the week following the course so that you can quickly put what you have learned in to practice
This course will meet twice, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February from 10:30am - 12:30pm.
$150 - Includes a 7 Day Pass to start Monday 11 February
Members Only Price: $50*
(*Applies to current Three and Six Month Memberships only and your membership will not be placed on hold during the course)
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