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New 6 week dynamic yoga courses starting on Thurs 26 September, Level 1 @ 6:30pm, Level 2 @ 7:30pm

Looking for a way to improve your health, and reduce your stress levels…. tired of the treadmill, or injured from Bootcamp …

Yoga Foundation Courses start Thurs 26 Sep

Level 1 – Foundation, 6:30-7:30pm

Perfect for beginners, and those coming back to yoga after a break !

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:
• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice
• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease
• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility
• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement
• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.
On completing the course you will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Level 2 – Intermediate, 7:30-8:30pm

Take it to the next level !

Deepen your practice with 6 challenging themes, emphasising core strength, arm balancing, detoxing, breathwork, upper & lower body strength & flexibility:

• moving from the core – creating core stability in your yoga poses
• strengthening and opening the upper body – free your shoulders and upper back
• strengthening and opening the lower body – open your hips and release your quads and hamstrings
• yoga with a twist – releasing and detoxing through twisting
• learning to fly – arm balances
• vinyasa (flow) and pranayama (breathwork)

Bookings and advanced payment for these courses are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made via email, in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.
For more information contact me on 0424 459 696, or via the website contact form.

Hope to see you on the mat soon !
Chris

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course 6:30-7:30,
6 Week Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga Course 7:30-8:30
Thurs 26 Sep – Thurs 31 Oct, $75

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road & Rochford Street, Erskineville

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Chris is back in Sydney and teaching at Yoga on Rochford, starting 7:30pm Monday 9 September

Chris is back in Sydney and teaching at Yoga on Rochford

Its great to be back !

Many thanks and blessings to Sarah and Nikki for their wonderful classes over the last 3 months.

After 3 months of teaching and intense practice in Berlin, I am very excited to be back in Sydney, and look forward to sharing my latest insights with you on the mat.

“Now the practice of yoga begins (Atha yoga anushasanam).” Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, 1.1

Yoga is in the here and now. The practice of yoga begins from the present moment, no matter the current state of your mind or physical body. Your mind may be calm, or may be busy and full of thoughts. Your body may be healthy, or you may be feeling weak and unprepared. Do not judge yourself, yoga is always ready for you !!

The best time to (re-)start your yoga practice is now !

Have you perhaps taken a break from your practice, and finding it difficult to get back into a regular practice. The secret to a regular practice is to create and grow a nourishing practice, one that challenges you to move out of your comfort zone, but at the same time, is safe and energising for your body and mind. Why not break the winter spell and focus on the upcoming spring ? … join me for a dynamic, energising class in Erskineville Monday 9 September at 7:30pm… what better way to start the week, the time for yoga is here and now !!!

Namaste
Chris

“There is no power greater than right action in the present moment.”
Vasistha

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New 6 week dynamic yoga courses starting on Thurs 4 Apr, Level 1 @ 6:30pm, Level 2 @ 7:30pm

Looking for a way to improve your health, and reduce your stress levels…. tired of the treadmill, or injured from Bootcamp …

Yoga foundation courses flyer

Level 1 – Foundation, 6:30-7:30pm

Perfect for beginners, and those coming back to yoga after a break !

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:
• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice
• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease
• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility
• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement
• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.
On completing the course you will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Level 2 – Intermediate, 7:30-8:30pm

Take it to the next level !

Deepen your practice with 6 challenging themes, emphasising core strength, arm balancing, detoxing, breathwork, upper & lower body strength & flexibility:

• moving from the core – creating core stability in your yoga poses
• strengthening and opening the upper body – free your shoulders and upper back
• strengthening and opening the lower body – open your hips and release your quads and hamstrings
• yoga with a twist – releasing and detoxing through twisting
• learning to fly – arm balances
• vinyasa (flow) and pranayama (breathwork)

Bookings and advanced payment for these courses are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made via email, in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.
For more information contact me on 0424 459 696, or via the website contact form.

Hope to see you on the mat soon !
Chris

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course 6:30-7:30,
6 Week Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga Course 7:30-8:30
Thurs 4 Apr – Thurs 16 May*, $75

* No class on 25 April (Anzac day)

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road & Rochford Street, Erskineville

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New 6 week dynamic yoga courses starting on Thurs 21 Feb, Level 1 @ 6:30pm, Level 2 @ 7:30pm

Looking for a way to improve your health, and reduce your stress levels…. tired of the treadmill, or injured from Bootcamp …

Dynamic Yoga CoursesLevel 1 – Foundation, 6:30-7:30pm

Perfect for beginners, and those coming back to yoga after a break !

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:
• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice
• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease
• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility
• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement
• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.
On completing the course you will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Level 2 – Intermediate, 7:30-8:30pm

Take it to the next level !

Deepen your practice with 6 challenging themes, emphasising core strength, arm balancing, detoxing, breathwork, upper & lower body strength & flexibility:

• moving from the core – creating core stability in your yoga poses
• strengthening and opening the upper body – free your shoulders and upper back
• strengthening and opening the lower body – open your hips and release your quads and hamstrings
• yoga with a twist – releasing and detoxing through twisting
• learning to fly – arm balances
• vinyasa (flow) and pranayama (breathwork)

Bookings and advanced payment for these courses are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made via email, in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.
For more information contact me on 0424 459 696, or via the website contact form.

Hope to see you on the mat soon !
Chris

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course 6:30-7:30,
6 Week Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga Course 7:30-8:30
Thurs 21 Feb – Thurs 28 Mar, $75

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road and Rochford Street, Erskineville

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New 6 week dynamic yoga courses starting on Thurs 10 Jan, Level 1 @ 6:30pm, Level 2 @ 7:30pm

Looking for a way to improve your health, and reduce your stress levels…. tired of the treadmill, or injured from Bootcamp …

dynamic yoga courses

Level 1 – Foundation, 6:30-7:30pm

Perfect for beginners, and those coming back to yoga after a break !

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:
• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice
• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease
• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility
• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement
• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.
On completing the course you will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Level 2 – Intermediate, 7:30-8:30pm

Take it to the next level !

Deepen your practice with 6 challenging themes, emphasising core strength, arm balancing, detoxing, breathwork, upper & lower body strength & flexibility:

• moving from the core – creating core stability in your yoga poses
• strengthening and opening the upper body – free your shoulders and upper back
• strengthening and opening the lower body – open your hips and release your quads and hamstrings
• yoga with a twist – releasing and detoxing through twisting
• learning to fly – arm balances
• vinyasa (flow) and pranayama (breathwork)

Bookings and advanced payment for these courses are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made via email, in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.
For more information contact me on 0424 459 696, or via the website contact form.

Hope to see you on the mat soon !
Chris

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course 6:30-7:30,
6 Week Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga Course 7:30-8:30
Thurs 10 Jan – Thurs 14 Feb, $75

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road and Rochford Street, Erskineville

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Last 6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course for 2012, starting 7pm Thursday 8 Nov, only $75

Yoga Foundation Course Flyer

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:

• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice

• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease

• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility

• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement

• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.

On completing the course you will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Bookings and advanced payment for this course are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made via email, in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.

For more information contact Chris via the website contact form or on 0424 459 696.

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course

7pm-8pm, Thurs 8 Nov – Thurs 13 Dec, $75

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road and Rochford Street, Erskineville

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Long Weekend Class this Saturday 9am with Dynamic Vinyasa Flow @ Erskineville Village Church…. … no class on Monday, wishing you all a wonderful long weekend

Long Weekend Class this Saturday 9am with Dynamic Vinyasa Flow @ Erskineville Village Church….

… no class on Monday, wishing you all a wonderful long weekend

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6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course, starting 7pm Thursday 27 Sep, only $75

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:

• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice

• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease

• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility

• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement

• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.

On completing the course you will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Bookings and advanced payment for this course are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made via email, in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.

For more information contact Chris via the website contact form or on 0424 459 696.

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course

7pm-8pm, Thurs 27 Sep – Thurs 1 Nov, $75

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road and Rochford Street, Erskineville

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Free class, winter timetable, exciting new teachers

Dear yogis

I will be leaving this Sunday for Berlin where I will be teaching over the European summer and attending various yoga workshops and a yoga retreat. I can’t wait to share these yoga teachings with you on my return to Sydney mid September.

From 1 July to 15 September we will be running a reduced Winter timetable. I am very excited to announce that two fabulous, experienced teachers will be covering the 7:30pm Monday class in Erskineville whilst I am away. Sarah de Graff will cover for the next three weeks – see her bio below – and Doug Whittaker will cover for the remaining period on his return from his European yoga teaching tour.

The weather is absolutely perfect at the moment for enjoy a vigorous dynamic vinyasa yoga class. We have two heaters to keep you warm during the class. Just remember to bring along an extra layer for the relaxing Shavasana at the end of class.

FREE Winter Warmer yoga class this Thursday 7pm,  Erskineville

As a thank you to all the lovely yogis who have been coming to yoga in Erskineville, there is a FREE winter warmer yoga glass this Thursday.  Feel free to bring friends and loved ones to this free class which is guaranteed to shake off the winter blues !

Where: Yoga On Rochford, Erskineville Village Anglican Church, cnr Erskineville Rd & Rochford St, Erskineville
When: 7-8pm

NEW Yogawallah CD – 60 Minute Vinyasa Class: Riding the wave of the breath

Finding it difficult to make it to class, or perhaps you would like to start a home practice… this professionally produced Audio CD contained a balanced, vigorous yet calming yoga practice, with clear instructions to enable you to practice without the need for a visual guide.

The CD is only $12 and is available at the Free Thursday class, and also at the 9am Saturday class in Erskineville. There will also be some copies for sale at the Monday classes.

Please drop me a line via the website contact form if you would like to purchase a copy.

Yoga on Rochford, Winter Timetable 1 July to 15 September: Mondays 7:30pm with the highly talented Sarah de Graff

Sarah did her first training at Samadhi Yoga, with Katie Manitsas, and is a Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. She has also trained in Pranayama Yoga Therapy.  Sarah teaches Jivamukti yoga, and Vinyasa but also loves the practices that balance a dynamic practice or dynamic life. She has taught Yoga Nidra the past four years and is a passionate believer in it’s benefits. She teaches yoga to groups of adults with Autism and a spectrum of psychiatric challenges. She believes that yoga is available to everyone if they want it, regardless of physical or other limitation.
Sarah’s teaching is a form of activism, a way to facilitate peoples experience to expand, to fill out their body, breath, mind, emotions and spirit and in becoming really present and alive, also becoming awake! She believes the practice of yoga is something that informs all of life, from working to playing, doing the dishes and making lunch.

Website

Check out the yogawallah website with more information on all of my classes in Sydney. Aside from my classes at Yoga on Rochford in Erskineville, I also teach at several locations in the inner west of Sydney … just visit the online timetable with information on all my classes. I have made a few updates over the summer break and will (slowly!) add content over the coming months including information on yoga poses, photos and also my favorite links and yoga accessories, so stay tuned.

Looking for a yoga mat, check out the Yoga Shop.

Facebook

I like you, so why not like me ! Like http://www.facebook.com/pages/yogawallah/330978471505 on Facebook my facebook page to keep up to date with yogawallah’s latest developments. Become part of the yogawallah community, feel free to make yoga related posts … anything from beautiful yoga images, quotes or articles, to questions to Chris.

Free audio podcast

If you would like to practice between classes, why not download my audio yoga podcast: FREE 20 minute Express Vinyasa Class.

… and finally don’t worry about being spammed, emails will be few and far between.

Namaste
Chris
“Through friendliness, kindness and compassion, strength comes”
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras III.24

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6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course, starting 7pm Thursday 3 May, only $75

Develop a safe, balanced yoga practice with emphasis on alignment, core awareness, breathing & relaxation techniques:

• Safety – create a safe, sustainable practice

• Balance – create a balance between stability and mobility, effort and ease

• Alignment – understand alignment in key yoga postures improving strength and flexibility

• Core awareness – learn to initiate postures from the core creating power and freedom of movement

• Breathing & relaxation techniques – lower stress, increase energy and improve sleep

Understand the basic principles of vinyasa yoga and Sun & Moon Salutations. Discover the fundamentals of standing postures, balances, twists, forward bends, backbends, hip & shoulder openers and inversions.

All students who complete the course will receive a handy “Home Practice Guide” covering a 30-minute practice, with descriptions of all key poses.

Bookings and advanced payment for this course are essential as places are limited. Bookings can also be made in person at Yoga on Rochford or over the phone with payment by bank transfer.

For more information call Chris on 0424 459 696.

6 Week Foundation Vinyasa Yoga Course

7pm-8pm, Thurs 3 May – Thurs 7 Jun, $75

@ Erskineville Village Anglican Church
Cnr Erskineville Road and Rochford Street, Erskineville

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