Events

An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
SATURDAY JUNE 20TH, 11.00 – 2.00PM
Teacher: Dhyan Mantra
Fee: $30 (limited to 10 students)

 

An intimate workshop with beginners and newcomers in mind to experience the power of awareness through Kundalini Yoga in a safe and sacred space at The Collective.

During your time with Dhyan, you will uncoil, explore and practice the fundamentals including:

* breath work
* movement
* mantra and chanting
* restoration via the healing sounds of the gong
* meditation

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things” – Yogi Bhajan

Meet Dhyan

Dhyan has practiced yoga for over 10 years and she is a KRI Certified Teacher and dedicated student of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She received her training through Suraj Kaur Khalsa and the team at RA MA DA SA Australia where she continues to receive mentorship from her trainers on this lifelong path of deep learning and self inquiry. Dhyan serves to hold space for community where they can access and practice the ancient and traditional practice of Kundalini Yoga which engages all four aspects of yoga with pranayama, asana, meditation and mantra/sound. Regular practice of Kundalini Yoga provides you with life skills to build a strong self awareness and enable you to work through limiting beliefs so that you can live a heart led, happy and healthy life. Dhyan is a devoted mother and lover and she lives alongside her passion for food as a commercial food photographer. She is also host to a yoga inspired bookclub and in her spare time you can find her walking in the sun or swimming in the ocean.

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

She The Change Nights Terrigal
FRIDAY JULY 26TH, 7.30PM – 10.00PM
Teacher: Leah Davies
Fee: $10

 


“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Phillip Pullman

We’re very excited to be hosting the next She The Change Nights at our humble space! Come rug up on and join us on a winters night at The Yoga Collective Terrigal for a warm heart + friendship, as we share stories of substance, laughs and connection. Four local women, including studio owner Leah Davies, will share inspiring stories that will compel you to live your best lives; strong, vulnerable, compassionate, generous, resilient, expanding, adventurous and on purpose. As always, guest speakers will have a strong social justice emphasis, underlined by themes that will inspire us to create a more just and ethical world.

Chai and treats included. Spots are limited!
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Awakening: Vedic Chant, Sonic Immersion and Kirtan
SATURDAY JULY 27TH, 6.00PM – 7.30PM
With: Mata Kali, Siddhi Shakti, Niranjanaya and Sada Shiva
Fee: $30

 

A divine evening of heart opening, joy, and connection. Expand into greater connection to the self through mantra – guided call and response chanting, and exploration of cosmic vibrations, guided meditation, and an expansive sonic immersion.

• Connect to the inner stillness
• Enter into the creation of sound vibrations through music and mantra, expand your energy and awareness, and raise your vibration in a conscious energetic upgrade.
• Joyous, fun, interactive, and open to all levels of experience.

Meet Mata Kali

Mata Kali has been a provider of complimentary health for around 20 years. She facilitates regular meditations for the emergency services and the wider community. Mata Kali is a consciousness therapist who has studied remedial therapies, mantra, meditation, coaching, sound treatment and brain functions. She is driven to assist, support and uplift all who desire change and who are passionate about igniting their spirit in the cosmic game of life.

Meet Siddhi Shakti

Siddhi Shakti Loves helping others experience more of their inner awesomeness. She’s worked with individuals and groups, including senior business people, to lift their vibe, alleviating stress, to thrive in a more positive mindset and place of enhanced personal energy and empowerment. She shares techniques for transforming energy through the use of simple but powerful practices…guided meditation, sound healing, energy healing, toning and mantra, and for those with an interest, supercharging mantra practices through refinement of Sanskrit pronunciation, to connect more directly with the power of the essence of sacred sound.
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

July Yin Zone: The New Moon & Seed of Intention
SUNDAY JULY 28TH, 3.00PM – 5.00PM
Teacher: Polly Wilson
Fee: $40 (limited to 10 students)

 

Many ancient cultures have come together to celebrate and recognise the powerful influence the Moon has over the cycles of every living thing on our planet – include us humans! The New Moon falls on July 31st this year, and will be a dark supermoon – the moon will be at it’s closest to earth and will have an even greater pull on the earths oceans. Since we are also made up of predominantly water this moon may also effect our energy. The new moon is a magical time for self-reflection, contemplation and slowing down. It’s the perfect time to set new intentions and prepare for new beginnings before moving into the next cycle. During this 2 hour Yin Zone, we will bring an element of ritual to the practice as you take time for yourself and reconnect with your deepest desires through meditation, grounding pranayama (breath work), intention setting and a small amount of journaling, Yin Yoga poses focused on ‘Apanic energy’ (downward moving energy), and of course a delicious long Savasana to finish.

Meet Polly

This amazing practice called Yoga helped to dig Polly out of the depths of a lifelong anxiety disorder, mild depression and low self worth. Yoga brought her back to herself with a new sense of freedom and peace she didn’t know possible. Polly is passionate about creating a nurturing space for others to heal and discover more about their own true nature. She is dedicated to her own continual practice as well as professional development and has a Certificate in Holistic Counselling (The Awakening Group), 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training from the Byron Yoga Centre, 30 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Jo Phee, 100 hour Embodied Mindfulness Teacher Training with Tina Nance, 30 hrs of Yoga Psychology online training with Ashley Turner and is currently studying Yoga Therapy with Adore Yoga. Polly is particularly interested in empowering women along their spiritual journey.
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Yoga of Sound
SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH, 11.00AM – 12.30PM
With: Siddhi Shakti
Fee: $30

 

Experience the profound internal connection possible through a guided yoga of sound (nāda yoga) playshop, There will be elements of toning, guided vocalisation of the sounds from the Indian classical scale, guided meditation, call and response mantra.

“I’ve found these sound based practices deeply transformational. They release endorphins, promote calming waves to soothe your nervous system, and generally lift your spirits. It’s a wonderful practice filled with sublime connection through sound, and uplifting, fun call and response mantra.”
Connect with your unique sound, develop your inner resonance, and open into more love through the sound and the silence behind and between the sounds and the great field that connects all life.

Open to all levels of experience. No singing or chant experience required.

Meet Siddhi Shakti

Siddhi Shakti Loves helping others experience more of their inner awesomeness. She’s worked with individuals and groups, including senior business people, to lift their vibe, alleviating stress, to thrive in a more positive mindset and place of enhanced personal energy and empowerment. She shares techniques for transforming energy through the use of simple but powerful practices…guided meditation, sound healing, energy healing, toning and mantra, and for those with an interest, supercharging mantra practices through refinement of Sanskrit pronunciation, to connect more directly with the power of the essence of sacred sound.
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

A Slow Revolution
SUNDAY AUGUST 11TH, 3.00PM – 4.30PM
Teacher: Mardi Bell
Fee: $30

 

A class with mindful purpose to restore and rejuvenate your wellbeing through the heart of yoga. Slow postures, gentle breathing, quiet reflection and guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra) with teacher Mardi Bell. This class is for EVERYbody – anyone ready for a slow unfolding of body, heart, mind and spirit.

Meet Mardi

Mardi gained her initial teaching accreditation in 1992 in Integral Yoga (Asana, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudra, Meditation,Kriya) and continued her studies and gained further teaching credentials in Jivamukti Yoga with David Life (New York), Mandala Flow with Shiva Rea (Bali) Anatomy of Hatha Yoga with Bimone Borg-Oliver Synergy Yoga (Sydney) Ashtanga Yoga Primary Sequence Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois (Mysor India) and further training workshops with Clive Sheridan Hatha Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation (Goa India & Sydney) Rodney Yea Hatha Yoga (Sydney), Shandor Remit Shadow Yoga (Melbourne & Sydney) Donna Farhi Vinyasa Yoga (Sydney & Auckland) Manjui Jois Ashtanga Yoga (Bali) David Swenson Ashtanga Yoga (Goa India), John Scott Ashtanga Yoga (Sydney),Twee Meridan Mandala Flow Yoga & Adjust, Assist, Enhance (Sydney)
Mardi has taught both nationally and internationally, gaining her teaching experience in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative style teaching in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Nepal, India and Bhutan. She hopes to create space for students to connect, listen and nourish their ‘whole’ selves in this moment, gaining the tools for acceptance, gratitude and humility.
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Learn to Yoga Workshop
SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH, 2.30PM – 5.00PM
Teacher: Leah Davies
Fee: $45

 

If you are brand newbie to yoga, or if it’s been some time between practices, or if you would like to go back to mastering the basics, this 2.5 hour workshop is for you.

Yoga, by definition, means union and during this workshop, you will learn the tools and understanding to build a strong foundation for connection to your body, mind and soul through asanas (physical postures), meditation and setting a sankalpa (an intention). You will learn:

• Warm ups to open the body
• Correct alignment in foundational yoga postures
• How and when to use props
• Breathing techniques (pranayama) to create heat and clear the mind
• How to sit in stillness and be
• And the 8 limbs of yoga (how to take your yoga off the mat)

We will combine what you have learnt into a 30 minute class. This is when your practice will truly integrate, and then close with a short Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation).

Join us for this friendly, fun and relaxed workshop, which will leave you feeling confident about attending yoga classes.

Wear comfortable clothing. No equipment is required – everything is provided at our studio.

Spots are limited to 12 people!

Meet Leah Davies

Leah is The Collective studio owner and teacher. She is a passionate yogi, human rights activist and storyteller. Drawing on the inspiration of sages, poets and freethinking minds, Leah’s classes are fuelled with purpose. Linking the physical body with the intellect, breath and spirit, Leah uses her skills in storytelling to create a class that takes her students’ practice off the mat and to empower positive change. She is an eternal student to the practice who has shared her love of yoga with men, women and children in Australia and London, as well as with refugee women as a way of healing. She found her spot on the mat more than 10 years ago and has been mentored by Mardi Bell, Mary-Lousie Parkinson, Joy Kunkanit, Ricardo Martin, Kat Clayton and Noelle Connolly in Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga. During Leah’s classes, all levels of experience are respected. You will be guided through the movement of postures, while linking the breath, the drishti (point of gaze) and the body’s bandhas (energy locks). Combining a flow of movement with relaxation, you will learn to better understand who you are and how you connect with the world.
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Freethinking Evenings: Aboriginal Country & Culture
SATURDAY AUGUST 24TH, 6.00 – 8.00PM
Storyteller: Local Aboriginal man, Tim Selwyn, from Girri Girra
Host: Leah Davies
Fee: $10 (TBC – All proceeds donated)
STORYTELLING | MUSIC | CHAI | DISCUSSION

 

Joan Didion once said that we tell ourselves stories in order to live. We too believe this to be true. Stories can soothe us, inspire us, frighten us, shock us and warm us. They are the currency we trade our feelings in. And most importantly, they bring us together. They create space to share experiences, learn from each other and leap into imagination, collectively. We think stories make the world a better place. This is what Freethinking Evenings are all about. Stories that inspire, challenge, and get us thinking in new ways.

TOPIC: ABORIGINAL COUNTRY & CULTURE

At The Collective, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Australia, and pay respect to all Elders – past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge our gaps in knowledge and understanding when it comes to Aboriginal life and way of being, and invite Tim Selwyn, a local Aboriginal man and founder of Girri Girra to our studio to share his wisdom on the world’s oldest living culture. The lore, language and connection to the land has sustained Aboriginal culture for 65,000 years. Tim and his people are dedicated to its continuation, by living it and sharing it.

Come gather at the studio for an evening of storytelling, music, chai and discussion on country and culture. Tim will share stories with personal, cultural and modern day relevance as a way of unpacking, debunking and educating on matters common to us all.

All proceeds will be donated (TBC)

**This event is brought to you by Freethinker Co.

Meet Tim

Tim honours the ancient lore of his people and the spirits of his ancestors through art and teaching. Few know the land upon which they grow like Tim and his people. Along with a network of experts in cultural dancing, singing, bush medicine and tucker, Girri Girra is committed to sharing this knowledge through firsthand experience, guiding people through this ancient country, its history and customs. An experience with Girri Girra provides an unique insight into the world’s oldest living culture.
 

Let us know if you will be joining us.
Namaste & Aums

 

 

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