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JANUARY 2021

 
 

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ACCOUNT DETAILS:
SunYoga
BSB - 733 161
ACC - 661 318
Please include your name as a reference code and email me when you make your payment.

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The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we can not be in touch with life
. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
 

 

Hello dear SunYogis. 

I hope you have all had some much needed time with loved ones and family and enjoyed the festive season. Happy 2021!

Last years first newsletter started with....  "Well, what a year it has been."  I had just completed my first year as the new owner of SunYoga and was embarking on my second.  Well I think 2020 gave us a bigger year in so many ways.  But let's not go there. Let's not continue to complain or to tell the same stories. Let's release and forgive 2020 and make way for a more fulfilling year to come. A great way to do that is to focus on what you are grateful for rather than what has not gone the way you had planned and hoped. In fact finding finding gratitude in the in the latter can be majorly transformational and liberating. Also, all heart felt gratitude is good for your immunity!

I'd like to give a great big thank you to all of my fabulous students for their support while I worked my way through taking SunYoga classes online. It was definitely a learning curve!  And through that process I was able to share my classes with new students, including friends and family from afar who previously could not attend my classes. With that in mind I am keeping one class online. Thursdays at 9:30am.
 
So.… here we are …. 2021
And we are returning to in person classes!! YAY!!! 

Term 1 is a short term and I decided after such a big year, some singing gigs finally starting to happen, continuing with some study through out December & January and needing to have a little break to fill my own cup, I would not stretch it out to 10 weeks. So it is an 8 week term starting Thursday 4th February.  Please note terms starts on a Thursday not a Tuesday as normal. All classes will be in person except the Thursday morning class as mentioned above.

As our first time back after 9 months, pleases note the changes due to COVID regulations being in place in line with the recommendations of the Victorian Health Department. This will be revisited in February prior to the start of classes. 
  • Class numbers will be limited and preference will be given to 2019-2020 students over new registrations if the classes fill.  
  • You will need to BYO mat. And any props you may need such as blocks, straps and blankets or maybe a cushion to sit on. Please contact me if you would like to buy a mat. I have a few standard mats available for $20 or can order thicker 6mm mats for $35.
  • All students will need to sign in using venue CR codes or a manual sign in if you don't have a smart phone. 
  • Please do not attend your class if you are unwell or showing any flue like symptoms. 
  • Arrive in time to move into the main room with limited numbers passing through the entrance halls at each venue. As of today, masks are not required indoors where social distancing is possible. 
  • Hand sanitiser will be available. 
  • The second Saturday class will remain at the new time of 10:30am to allow time for cleaning between classes. 
If classes do fill, I may look at adding some extra time slots but this may not be possible. Pay as you go casual attendance is only if space is available. Casual attendance available for online class. And of course please advise if you are unable to attend your chosen class/classes.  

I hope you can join us, & please reach out if you have any questions. 

Enrol Now!


Term 1 details

I am so looking forward to seeing you IN class and on Zoom. .

Namaste,
Lisa 
 

Thoughts & Readings!


Photo by Simon Rae on Unsplash

 
"We make the fact that we have healing to do, mean that something is wrong with us. This is odd because it means that we have judged that where we are is wrong. the healing of things creates universal expansion. this means if you are in the process of healing, nothing is wrong with you. It means you are alive." 
~ Teal Swan.
 
 

“Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to  experience the truth of who you are. The practice of yoga is the practice of meditation - or inner listening - in the poses and meditations, as well as all day long. It’s a matter of listening inwardly for guidance all the time, and then daring enough and trusting enough to do as you are prompted to do……”  
 - Erich Schiffmann
 


“Throw off the bonds of your conditioning and fear and celebrate the wonder of being here. Experience this moment as it is, connected by breath and essence to the whole. You couldn’t be separate if you tried.

Live this day as if the earth exhales blessings in your direction, as if trees speak their deepest secrets in your ear, as if bird songs can lift you outside your ordinary state of mind and bring you into truth.

Be the creative juice flowing through the universe. Be compassion in action and wholeness in motion. Be silence and stillness, the ocean of love so palpable that not one cell of you disputes the truth that you are that.”

Danna Faulds
 

This following reading was inspired by listening to Deepak Chopra talking about awareness of our awareness. I found this particular writing by Leo Carver on the Chopra.com website. 

"The concept of self-awareness is often talked about as if you’re already aware of what awareness is. While the actual definition of the term may be easy to understand intellectually, you have to live it to make it work.

Self-awareness is more than just being self-conscious. These are not interchangeable terms. Self-awareness is being aware of your own presence, inside and out. Self-consciousness tends to lend itself toward self-judgment and assessment, all too often based on someone else’s perceptions. Self-consciousness doesn’t necessarily have to be negative, but it does not often lead to self-acceptance.

Self-awareness leads to acceptance as well as a deeper understanding of yourself. While self-consciousness is analyzing, self-awareness is witnessing. Higher self-awareness is possible once you cultivate an attitude of love, acceptance, and appreciation for yourself. This is not easy to do, but well worth the effort."

Ref: chopra.com -roadmap to higher awareness. - Leo Carver 

 

                                    
                                              Photo by Laura Olsen on Unsplash
 

Breath of Life - Danna Faulds

I breathe in All That Is-

Awareness expanding

to take everything in,

as if my heart beats

the world into being.

From the unnamed vastness beneath the 

mind, I breathe my way to wholeness and healing.

Inhalation. Exhalation.

Each Breath a "yes,"

and a letting go, a journey, and a coming home.

 

 

Term 1, 2021



Term 1, 2021

8 weeks

Thursdays
9.30 - 10.45 am (ONLINE)
6.30 - 7.45 pm (Albion)
Feb 4 - March 25 
 
Saturdays
8.30 - 10 am (Albion)
10.15 - 11.30 am (Albion)
Feb 6 - March 27 

Tuesdays
9.30 - 10.45 am (Albion)
6.30 - 7.45 pm (Footscray)
Feb 9 - March 30 


 

 

Term 1 classes start Thurs, February 4th. 

Term 1 Cost - 8 weeks


By the Term:


1 class per week
$136 full /$160 Conc.
($17/ $15.5 per class)

2 classes per week
SPECIAL!  $230 /$210 Conc.
($14.5/ $13 per class)

UNLIMITED OPTION
$312 full
/ $280 Conc.
($13 or less/ $11.7 per class)

 

By the Class:


Casual - $20
Only when space available - Please book with Lisa.

ACCOUNT DETAILS:
SunYoga
BSB - 733 161
ACC - 661 318
Please include your name as a reference code and email me when you make your payment.


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