Events

Yin Zone: Exploring Emotions through the 5 Element Theory
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 3.00PM – 5.00PM
Teacher: Polly Wilson
Fee: $40

 

Emotions are the language of needs and under every emotion there is a need that is not being met.
In this month’s Yin Zone, we will touch on all 5 Elements and their corresponding emotions with some self-inquiry of the need that is not being met, or the belief that underlies the imbalance. Yin Yoga focuses on The 5 Element Theory and how the elements can move the Qi through the body. Qi is sometimes defined as Energy – yet it is much more than that. Qi is the force that makes up and binds all things in this universe – it is in the air that we breathe, the conversations we hear, the stimulus and environment we consume, and the food that we eat. When Qi is moving freely we have this free flow of energy in the body and the 5 elements are said to be in balance. However due to lifestyle choices, thoughts, trauma, beliefs, imbalances can occur in the 5 elements of Wood, Water, Fire, Earth and Metal and their corresponding meridian lines which can manifest in an imbalance of emotions and physical ailments.

Wood – Liver & Gallbladder Meridian – Anger, Irritability, Frustration, (Yang imbalances) Depression, Apathy (Yin imbalance)
Water – Kidney & Urinary Bladder Meridians – Fear, insecurity, weak will
Fire – Heart & Small Intestine meridians – Agitation, too much excitement, insomnia
Earth – Stomach & Spleen Meridians – Worry, Overthinking, Pensiveness
Metal – Lung & large Intestine meridians – Sadness, Grief, Depression, Letting Go, Control

This practice will include, meditation, pranayama, yin yoga poses and deep self-inquiry.

Meet Polly

Like many, what started out as a purely physical practice with time I started to notice the shifts that were occurring as a part of this re-discovery of body, breath and mind. Yoga has brought me back to myself with a new sense of freedom and peace I didn’t know possible, and helped me to heal from chronic anxiety. Through my experience I am passionate about creating a nurturing space for others to heal and discover more about their own true nature. I do this by combining my personal experience with my various trainings in Yoga, Counselling and Embodiment practices to hold a non-judgemental and empowering space without any dogma or fancy tricks. I find Yoga to be the most impactful when it is meditative, fluid, slow and breath-centred. I am dedicated to my own continual practice as well as professional development and and have over 1000 hours of teacher training including 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training from the Byron Yoga Centre, 80 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, 220 hours of Yoga Therapy training with Adore Yoga and 200 hour Women’s Self Care Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Kuser and Women’s Yoga Therapist, Uma Dinsmore Tuli. Yep, I’m pretty much obsessed with learning all things Yoga!
 

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

 

 


 

A Slow Revolution
SUNDAY OCTOBER 13TH, 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

 

 


 

Awakening: Vedic Chant, Sonic Immersion and Kirtan
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH, 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

 

 


 

Coaching Workshop” Who You’re Being Creates Your Reality
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20TH, 2.30PM – 5.30PM
Teacher: Louise Walker
Fee: $65

 

Are you ready to set yourself free from unhelpful thinking patterns and habits?
Are you ready to learn about yourself, and ‘How you DO you’ in an entirely new way? Have you been waiting for a chance to take a look to open to The Potential of You?

Join Louise Walker, Developmental NLP (Neuro Lingusitic Programming) coach and yoga teacher, for this insightful coaching workshop to look at who you’re BEING on the inside, and HOW this is creating your current reality on the outside.

During this three hour coaching workshop, you will:

* Learn what you are unconsciously choosing in your Life that doesn’t work for you and why, AND how you can change these unconscious thought patterns to live a happier, more on purpose life
* Understand your four personal powers: WHAT they are and HOW to use them for a more empowered and peaceful existence
* Be able to step up and access Personal Responsibility – This learning will CHANGE your experience of how you show up for Life and the results you get
* Learn how to be the Creator of your own Reality – Taking your power back and designing how YOU want you life to look

This workshop uses simple yet powerful tools to take away and use in your day-to-day life. These tools will to help you change your thinking and your approach to everyday challenges. The exercises are specifically designed to complete individually as well as in pairs for experiential learning, and there will be opportunities to share (if you wish to) and learn from others’ experiences.

Louise has worked as a developmental one-to-one coach for many years and knows barriers such as limited time, money and fears can make this kind of crucial self-development work feel unavailable for some. This is why she has designed this group coaching workshop to spread this important transformational work to those who are ready for change. The facilitation and content you will receive in this workshop will awaken and empower you to step out of your story and into your true potential.

“I was blessed to attend this workshop. This was my first time I’ve attended an event like this and as I imagined, I wasn’t disappointed. Louise is an amazing, nurturing, caring lady with a beautiful soul. I felt very safe and relaxed. Louise was quick to guide me in a more positive way of thinking along with easy to use tools for a more happy, healthy way of thinking along with handling day-to-day issues that arise. I’ve walked away inspired and equipped with information to help function in a healthier way!” – Kerry Pemberton.
 

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

 

 


 

Community Clothes Swap
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD, 2.00PM – 3.30PM
Bring: Your clean, loved and well cared for clothes to swap (on hangers preferably!)
Fee: FREE

 

Bring to the studio your valued but no longer used clothing to swap with another yogi. Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing are all acceptable, even shoes, as long as they have been recently washed and are in good condition for exchange.
Decluttering your wardrobe and making room for new treasures at the beginning of a new season is a long practiced tradition in many cultures around the world. Let’s consume less and share more, together.

Any clothing items not exchanged will be donated to charity.

Tea and good conversation will be provided!
 

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

 

 


 

Learn to Yoga Workshop
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17TH, 2.30PM – 5.00PM
Teacher: Leah Davies
Fee: $45

 

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f 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

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

 

 


 

Yoga of Sound
SUNDAY DECEMBER 1ST, 3.00PM – 4.30PM
Teacher: 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

 

 

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