Events

Yin Zone: The Art of Letting Go
MAY APRIL 27TH, 3.30-5.30PM
Fee: $40 ($35 concession). Limited to 10 spots
Teacher: Lou Rubie

 

This month’s yin zone is about the art of letting go.

In the yogic life ‘Letting Go’ is called Aparigraha (non -possessiveness).

In life, when we experience the completeness of being loved, the pleasure from a delicious meal, the joy of a beautiful piece of music or recognition for some great work, it is easy and natural to want to hold onto these moments and never let them go. We find ourselves seeking the same pleasures and demanding the same fulfilment from experiences or people again and again. 

But life is constantly and continuously changing and our attempts to grasp and keep circumstances the same ultimately result in stress, frustration and tension.

Our Yin practice is the perfect opportunity to practice letting go; physically, mentally and emotionally.  In Yin poses, we need to let go of our muscles, let go of our concept of perfect alignment, let go of the desire to move and fidget, let go of our desire to control and in doing so we experience the delicious rewards on the physical, mental and emotions levels.

As the proverb says: ‘A bird cannot hold its perch and fly.’

Join Lou Rubie for this 2 hour Yin Zone session.

Meet Lou

Lou has a BSc in Psychology and has been practicing yoga for 20 or so years. “I have a passion for yoga, meditation, psychology and philosophy; my studies will never be complete.” Lou has trained with the Byron Yoga Centre in Purna/Hatha yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga, Sarah Powers Insight Yoga (yin and meditation) and Maria Kirsten (Remedial Yoga) and the journey continues. Lou is English born but has now spent half of her life in England and half in Australia. She has 2 teenagers who are the light of her life, she loves nature, laughter and sharing a positive energy with all beings.

Book your spot on the mat here.
Limited spots. Bookings essential
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Ashtanga Workshop

 

SUNDAY June 3RD, 2-4PM
Fee: $35 ($30 concession)
Teacher: Mardi Bell

 

Love your Ashtanga Yoga practice, but don’t know the entire Primary Sequence? Join Mardi Bell (senior Ashtanga teacher) and be guided through the full sequence of asanas from standing to seated to finishing in this led class. Each posture will be taught to you with instruction of correct alignment and modifications.

This class is open to newbies to Ashtanga and long time veterans of the practice. Learn the correct sequence, breathing technique (pranayama), gaze (dristi) and lock (bandha). The Ashtanga system is dynamic, and synchronises the breath with movement to produce an internal heat, which is designed to purify your body, mind and spirit.

In the words of K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s founding father, “Practice and all is coming!”

Meet Mardi

Mardi gained her teacher accreditation in 1992 and has continued her studies in different Yoga traditions both in Australia and internationally with many yoga masters. She has taught world-wide, gaining her teaching experience in Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions in New Zealand, Bali, Nepal, India and Bhutan. On the first Sunday of each month, Mardi leads a two hour Ashtanga Workshop in the tradition of her teacher, Pattabhi Jois.

Book your spot on the mat here.
Limited spots. Bookings essential
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Girls Night In: Mums & Daughters Yoga
FRIDAY JUNE 15TH, 4.00PM – 4.45PM
Fee: $20 per mum and daughter (limited to 7 mums and their daughter aged 5+ years)
Teacher: Kathryn Stoneman

 

Would you love a night off with your favourite girl? To connect one-on-one? To catch up after a busy week?

If yes, then our special Mums & Daughters Yoga is just the thing for you both!

We will be:

* connecting and learning some fun yoga poses and routines
* taking time to calm and chill out
* finishing with a special activity

Who is it for: Mums, Auntie’s, Grand Mums, God Mums and their special girls who are 5+ years. All levels of experience is welcome.

Meet Kathryn

Kathryn is a professional trained kids’ yoga teacher who has taught yoga and mindfulness to hundreds of children across the Central Coast. She is filled with joy everyday because of the positive changes her classes have already made in children and their families here in our community. Kathrun established Bearfoot Yoga in 2016 after recognising a great need for a non-competitive wellness program, which would benefit the whole child – physically, mentally and emotionally. This led her to discovering her passion, which is delivering the highest quality kid’s yoga and mindfulness classes that will have a lasting impact on children’s lives. She looks forward to welcoming your Yoga Bear to the Bearfoot Yoga family

Book your spot on the mat here.
Limited spots. Bookings essential
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Family Yoga Sessions
SATURDAY JUNE 16TH, 2.00PM – 3.00PM and SUNDAY JUNE 24TH, 11.00AM – 12.00PM
Fee: $25 per family (limited to 4 families with children aged 3+ years)
Teacher: Kathryn Stoneman

 

<

This will be a fun, interactive yoga session for families to come together!

We will be moving our bodies into some great partner yoga poses, enjoying a mindful family activity and of course finishing off we a calming relaxation the whole family will enjoy!

The benefits of our family yoga session include:

• Connecting with one another
• Increasing family health and well being
• Learning calming and relaxation techniques you can use at home together

Meet Kathryn

Kathryn is a professional trained kids’ yoga teacher who has taught yoga and mindfulness to hundreds of children across the Central Coast. She is filled with joy everyday because of the positive changes her classes have already made in children and their families here in our community. Kathrun established Bearfoot Yoga in 2016 after recognising a great need for a non-competitive wellness program, which would benefit the whole child – physically, mentally and emotionally. This led her to discovering her passion, which is delivering the highest quality kid’s yoga and mindfulness classes that will have a lasting impact on children’s lives. She looks forward to welcoming your Yoga Bear to the Bearfoot Yoga family

Book your spot on the mat here.
Limited spots. Bookings essential
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

YinYasa Masterclass
JUNE 17TH, 11.00am
– 1.00PM
Fee: $40. Limited to 10 spots
Teacher: Anna Martin

 

What is YinYasa?

Yinyasa is a hybrid of Yang (active yoga) with Yin (passive yoga). It always begins with 4 to 5 yin (passive) yoga postures to open the doors of the body, to create flexibility, mindfulness and softness, and to release the connective tissues and remove blockages to our internal energy. We will then engage in Yang (active) asana practice for 90 mins to build strength, warmth and flow with fundamental yoga postures while relieving stress and tension by connecting breath with mindful movement. Anna will take you on a journey through the connective tissues to the active muscles in this 2 hour masterclass. You will discover a freedom of movement whilst maintaining anatomical integrity in your asana practice.

This masterclass is suitable for all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome!

Meet Anna

After being inspired by the amazing physical benefits of practicing yoga, Anna decided to take a leap of faith and travel to Thailand for a month of total immersion into all things Yoga through her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) with AllYoga Thailand. She wanted a deeper understanding of Yoga beyond the physical asanas. Anna received so much more during her training and she can only describe it as a gift. Since her first training, she has gone on to complete two 300 hour Advanced Teacher Trainings, one in Fluid Vinyasa and the other in YinYasa. She has completed a 50 hour YTT in Yin and has assisted 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training. With regular pranayama and meditation practice, Anna has experienced a level of wellbeing and connection she never thought possible and she wants everyone to feel the same way. Anna studied a Bachelors Degree in Human Movement (anatomy, physiology, biomechanics). Her teaching has a strong base in anatomical and physiological alignment and adjustment. She is fascinated by the miracle that is the human body. Anna wants to share her passion for yoga and living with everyone. When you don’t see her in the studio on her mat, you will find her playing with inversions or out on her surfboard riding the natural energy of Mother Nature.

Book your spot on the mat here.
Limited spots. Bookings essential
Namaste & Aums

 

 


 

Yin Zone: Winter
JUNE 24TH, 3.00-5.00PM
Fee: $40 ($35 concession). Limited to 10 spots
Teacher: Suzi Cutcliffe

 

Winter is truly the season of yin. Coming into greater stillness, it is cooler, offering us that time for reflection and for introspection. With the greater stillness of winter however, can come the risk of stagnation, and poor immune health. Yin is the perfect antidote. Yin uses stillness, surrendering into each pose, allowing the body to release and melt within.

Our yin practice is then able to go deep, getting into the connective tissue, the bones, ligaments, joints and tendons, supporting the energy flowing though our the entire body, treating those spaces that may have become stuck and stagnant. In our Yin practice we flush out, rehydrate and help to support our bodies, minds and spirits in health through these colder months.

In this Winter Yin Zone, we will focus on the kidney and urinary bladder meridians and the element of water. Perfect for this time of year where our focus is on restoring the flow of energy and hydration.

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” – Albert Camus.

Join Suzi Cutcliffe for this 2 hour Yin Zone session.

Meet Suzi

As well as loving yoga, Suzi is a Mental Health Nurse, a mum of two beautiful kids, an avid gardener and a surfer. In her daily work, she sees the detrimental effects of lifestyle choices, life events and everyday stress on people mentally, emotionally and physically. Teaching yoga offers an empowering opportunity to expand on ways to help people strengthen, heal and grow. Suzi has practised yoga over the last 20 years and trained with Tara Fitzgibbon Byron Yoga Centre and Sarah Powers Insight Yoga and Mysan Sidbo from The Sanctuary. Teaching is such a privilege, one that Suzi is grateful for every day. She looks forward to sharing this powerfully healing practice with you at our monthly Yin workshop held the last Sunday of the month.

Book your spot on the mat here.
Limited spots. Bookings essential
Namaste & Aums

 

 

Yoga for Connection, Community & Contribution
Sign up to our monthly newsletter to receive updates on our classes, workshops and events.