Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Kino Macgregor Weekend Workshops March 2019



Vairagya— Mindful Movement with Guest Teacher Next held on Fri, 29 Mar 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri 29 Mar 2019 - Sat 30 Mar 2019
Learn a new paradigm for your practice where less effort equals more results. Drop into the inner body and discover healing, quietness and wisdom. Start off with a meditation and end with a deep flow practice.

This class is the antidote to the goal-oriented mindset. Understand what it means to practice with non-attachment and be in a fully surrendered state. This class is an impartation of the most subtle teachings of yoga.

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Ashtanga Yoga | Technique and Alignment with Guest Teacher Sat, 30 Mar 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Kino for a technical and alignment driven practice along with a discussion about half primary series.

Although many poses in the Primary Series are also practiced in other yoga methodologies, and from the outside looking in, they may appear the same and even have the same name; many of these asanas actually have a unique approach when practiced in Ashtanga. Learn about the technique and alignment that is specific to the Ashtanga Yoga primary series and how this approach can help you move forward in your practice.

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Arm Balances for Everyone with Guest Teacher Sat, 30 Mar 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Break a sweat while learning to safely balance on your hands, have fun while challenging yourself and gain access to your own inner strength.

The magic of the arm balance is demystified and made approachable so that every practitioner who is not afraid to put in the work can feel the beauty of flight. When done correctly arm balances can build self-esteem, increase energy flow and heal old injuries.

Every student will leave with proven techniques to safely build the structural support necessary for stability in all strength based postures.

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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Led Class with Guest Teacher Sun, 31 Mar 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
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Fearless Backbends | A Workshop with Guest Teacher Sun, 31 Mar 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you enjoy a challenge but think you are too stiff to ever bend your back then this is the perfect class for you. By understanding how to work your body in a safe way you will learn what it takes to really bend over backwards with no fear. The secrets of deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and intensely fun stretches. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to limitless flows of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential for deep backbends with safety, support and enthusiasm.

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DEMYSTIFYING YOGA – A PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE 8 LIMB PATH OF YOGA with Asha Daniels Next held on Wed, 1 May 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed 1 May 2019 - Wed 5 Jun 2019
Demystifying Yoga Philosophy Course
A Practical Understanding of the 8 Limb Path of Yoga with Asha Daniels
 
Wednesday Evenings: May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and 5th June, 6:30pm - 8pm

$150 (Early Bird Price, before April 17) / $160 April 17 onwards
 
Yoga Philosophy presents an understanding of how to live in accordance with the essence of our true nature and become harmonious and peaceful within ourselves and the world around. The 8 Limb Path of Yoga is a structured and concise, step-by-step guide how to practically achieve this within the context of our modern-day lives.

Through this course you will discover how to develop awareness of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the Self and apply simple and effective techniques to bring harmony and balance to your life.

Delving into the understanding of the 8 Limb Path of Yoga will reveal to you the true essence of what Yoga is, its countless physical and mental benefits and teach you how you can use Yoga to enhance everyday living.

In attending this course you will:

  • Discover the full path of Yoga beyond the physical poses
  • Learn about the 8 Limbs of Yoga and how they can benefit you
  • Experience practical ways to follow the Path of Yoga
  • Develop personal tools to help you cultivate inner awareness and deal with the challenges of modern day living
  • You will find the course relevant whether you are new to Yoga or a long time practitioner.

*Each session will include an asana practice, short talk, practical application assignment and mediation.

*Please bring a notebook/pen and Yoga mat.

*No past Yoga experience required.

Course workbook optional (2$0)

 

*Please bring a notebook/pen and Yoga mat

*No past Yoga experience required.

About Asha Daniels:

Asha is a Hatha Yoga teacher from India. Trained in traditional and authentic Yoga and currently teaching at Yoga Village, Sydney.

Course Cost: $150 (before April 17) $160 (after April 17) 

The course runs every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks, 6:30pm - 8pm (May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and 5th June)

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Ayurvedic training for Yogis with Katie Manitsas with Guest Teacher Next held on Fri, 3 May 2019 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri 3 May 2019 - Sun 5 May 2019
An Ayurvedic training for yogis with Katie Manitsas
 
May 3rd - 5th, 2019
 
We will explore food, sadhana, lifestyle protocols, understanding the seasons, your own unique dharma and constitution and that of your families and friends. We will practice and investigate building an asana practice to work for your dosha as well as engaging with the role of ritual and developing bhakti through chanting. We will practice yoga asana (suitable for all levels), lectures, practical demonstrations, discussion and on the last day we will make a beautiful nature mandala ceremony together. Ayurveda is a great passion in Katie’s life and the teachings have given her true joy and harmony.

‘My lineage in terms of Ayurveda is with the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda under the direct mentorship of Maya Tiwari (Mother Maya) for many years. I have studied in the USA, India, UK and Australia. I’ve also completed panchakarma in both India and Sri Lanka. I’ve been applying and living these principles for many years both as a mother in terms of caring for my family and for self-care and this training is my own personal expression of how Ayurveda has served my practice and my life. The focus is on hands on application and conscious spiritual practice (Sadhana) rather than theory, although we will cover all the basics of Sanskirt terminology and understanding traditional scriptural advice.’ Katie Manitsas

 

Modules Include:

  • Yoga practices for all three doshas (we will practice together and learn about tailoring practice for individuals)
  • Making seasonal masalas (spice blends) or ayurvedic oil blends
  • The six seasons according to Ayurveda and links to Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) calendars and understanding of the Australian seasonal cycles.
  • Food as memory, ancestry and immunity (ojas)
  • Kitchen Sadhana and our food habits
  • Daily rituals and cleansing techniques for health (kriyas)
  • Chakras through the lens of ayurveda
  • Chanting and learning mantras for specific uses, developing your meditation practice
  • Peace mandala flower ritual


Schedule:
 

Friday 3 May: 8am - 5pm (with one hour lunch break)
Saturday 4 May: 10am - 6pm (with one hour lunch break)
Sunday 5 May: 8am - 4pm (with one hour lunch break)
 
 
 
Required Reading:
 
  • ‘The Path of Practice’ by Maya Tiwari
  • ‘Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook’ by Kate O’Donnell (www.everydayayurvedacookbook.com)
  • The books are not included in the training cost and must be purchased individually by each student. In addition a comprehensive workbook will be provided.
 
Homework

There will be some home practice assignments which will include cooking, journaling and meditation. The focus on this training is in sadhana based practice rather than academic study. There will be some suggested podcasts to listen to and the homework is designed to be seasonally appropriate so you can apply what you are learning in your everyday life.
 
Accreditation:

At the moment this training is not accredited but modules can be used towards CPD points with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. As a yoga teacher you would find this training offers lots of opportunities for you to integrate the teachings of Ayurveda into your work. A certificate of attendance will be issued to each student upon completion.

Pricing

  • Early Bird (pay before April 1) $950
  • Full Price (From April 2) $1100

The Teachers:

Katie Manitsas is an advanced level Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and a Wise Earth Ayurveda master teacher. She is also qualified in Kundalini Yoga and as a doula (childbirth support person) and holds the highest possible accreditations with both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. She has been teaching yoga for over 20 years.

Katie’s passion is in yogic philosophy and the seasonal practices of sadhana – bringing devotion and a sense of the sacred to everyday life, as well as compassion for animals and a deep reverence for nature. Katie is a published author of several books including ‘The Yoga of Birth’. She is the mother of four young boys and lives with her loud and busy family in Sydney’s Inner West.

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