Workshops

The Yoga Space Workshops

The Yoga Space holds regular workshops presented by experienced yoga teachers who are all experts in their respective fields.

Workshops are a wonderful way to get more out of your practice, by deepening your understanding of the philosophies and techniques that comprise your yoga practice.


Spring Equinox: Retreat & Renew

Sept 24 12:30-3:30pm Carine
Spring Equinox: Retreat & Renew
Sunday 24 September 2017
12.30 – 3.30pm
Open to all levels

This deeply nourishing immersion is an opportunity to take a sacred pause as we welcome in the seasonal shift from winter to spring over the Spring Equinox weekend.

Spring is the balance point between the darkness and the light, the half way point between the waning darkness of winter and the emerging fullness of summer. This mini retreat will guide you through a sequence of restorative postures that helps to bring about an inner balance by softening and releasing physical and mental tensions, whilst recharging our energy reserves for the season of renewal ahead.

The afternoon will gently flow through 2.5 hrs of opening meditation, restorative yoga postures and a closing Yoga Nidra to further deepen into stillness and relaxation. Gentle yoga postures are supported and tailored using bolsters, blankets and props to facilitate a gentle opening of the body and quietening of the mind. The slower movements and extended postures (up to 15 minutes) create space for a deeper inward experience of the posture and an arising awareness of the breath and physical sensations.

Allowing ourselves to deepen into physical and mental stillness during this time of seasonal transition, offers us the opportunity to reflect on our winter’s inner visioning and ignites a renewed sense of clarity and refreshed energy as we begin planting and watering our seed intentions over the forthcoming season.

There will also be an opportunity to connect and chat together over a nourishing cup of chai & bliss ball after our practice. We look forward to honouring this auspicious time with you.

Cost: $45

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Movement to Stillness - A Weekend of Yoga with Jean Byrne

Sept 22 - Sept 24 (Long Weekend) Dunsborough

Join Jean Byrne, PhD for a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga, workshops, pranayama and philosophy to deepen your practice.  Contact Yoga South West to book: http://www.yogasouthwest.com.au

Jean is a Senior Yoga Australia teacher and Authorised Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (Level 2). She spent many years studying with Pattabhi and Sharath Jois in Mysore, India and has been teaching yoga for twenty years.

Her classes integrate teaching beyond the asana and facilitate a deeper understanding of how to work with the mind in yoga asana. Bookings limited for this weekend workshop.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE :

FRIDAY 22nd Sept
5:30pm-6:30pm : Finding Stillness in Movement
Join Jean for a slow flow vinyasa practice in which we gently move from stillness into movement, returning to stillness again. This slow flow class is an opportunity to connect with the breath as the anchor for our yoga practice. All levels welcome.

6:30pm-7:00pm : Light Dinner and Tea

7pm-8pm : Yoga Philosophy: Sadhana & Samskaras
Join Jean for an exploration of how yoga can help us become unstuck, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. Through an understanding of the practice of yoga (sadhana) and a setting of intentions, we can create new mental and emotional patterns in order to live more freely.

SATURDAY 23rd Sept
9:30am-11:30am : Ashtanga – The Fundamentals
This class introduces you to the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga and takes you on a journey through the primary series making stops along the way to examine correct technique, breathing and the gatekeepers of the Primary Series.

3-5pm : Backbending Bliss
For many of us backbending is not at all blissful! Yet there are many preparations and postures linked together intelligently that can allow us to experience the freedom that back bending brings. Using props, flow and adjustments Jean will help you explore a variety of yoga backbends safely, with take how tips on how to safely deepen your backhanding practice. ALL levels are welcome.

SUNDAY 24th Sept
6am : Mysore
Join Jean for a traditional Mysore practice. Jean has been teaching the Mysore program at The Yoga Space West Perth for 12 years, since her teacher Sri K Pattabhi Join gave her his blessing and encouragement to start a Mysore program. Some understanding of the Ashtanga System is required for this workshop.

8:00am : Light breakfast and tea

9:30am – 11:30am : Settle in Stillness
Our weekend will close with a deep and nourishing practice of stillness. Slow Flow, meditation, pranayama, yin postures and an encouragement to sink deep into the breath. ALL levels welcome.

COST :

Full Weekend Workshop : 5 sessions, dinner and breakfast – $200

Single Session : $45
(Friday 5:30pm single session includes dinner and Sunday 6am session includes breakfast).

**Friday evening 7pm Yoga Philosophy will be by donation for Food Bank. Donations are appreciated in the form of Non perishables or a cash donation so we can buy some.

Enquiries and Bookings : nat@yogasouthwest.com.au

We hope you can join us for a magical weekend!

Namaste

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Spring School Holidays: Parent & Child Yoga Workshop

Sept 28

This workshop is designed to be a special bonding experience between children ages 7 – 12 and their Mother/Father/Guardian, to come and practice yoga together.

Through fun partner poses and traditional yoga asana, this workshop offers an opportunity to be completely present with each other.

No previous yoga experience required.

Cost: $30
Price includes one Mother/Father/Guardian and child

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Prana of Food with Chandrika Gibson

Sep 30 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join Naturopath, Yoga Therapist & Senior Yoga teacher Chandrika Gibson for a informative workshop to help you integrate more plant based foods into your diet. Chandrika will bust many diet myths and suggests ways in which nutrition can heal and help the body. This is great for those wishing to try out vegetarianism or those looking for motivation to make some changes to their diets. Chandrika will also provide some great and simple recipes!

Cost: $45

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Finding Finesse with Stephen Byrne

Oct 1 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join Yoga Space Teacher and Teacher Trainee Mentor Stephen Byrne (Yoga Australia, Level 2) for a workshop examining the depth of some common and some less common postures. We will look at the variety of alignment principles and how these may affect the posture and practitioner. Also exploring activation of the mula bandha (root lock) & uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock) to support your practice.

A workshop for any yogi and yoga teachers wanting to develop their repertoire of alignment/activation cues for teaching.

All levels welcome.

Cost: $45

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Deep Rest Weekend Retreat - Perth

Oct 6- 8

Join Jean Byrne + Amy Cleghorn for a weekend to rest deeply.

*Option for day retreat on the Saturday 9-6:30pm*

 

This retreat is intended to support you to live your life fully, but with energy for what matters most to you. Too often we keep on pushing ourselves in life, always busy, until at some point our body tells us to stop. If you have found yourself in this space, sick often, with adrenal fatigue, tired, low on energy – then this retreat is for you. If you are glorifying busy, but in your heart know your current path is not sustainable, then be sure to take this weekend to reset and move forwards connected to your breath.

 

This weekend retreat is for anyone who wishes to take the time to slow down, to breathe, be present, eat nourishing food and sink into practice. Sessions will be dedicated to yin yoga, gentle slow flow vinyasa, restorative

Accommodation:

Held at the serene and rustic Sivananda Ashram in Beaconsfield. Just 20 minutes from Perth city this ashram attracts visitors devoted to spiritual life.

 

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Yoga for Menopause with Chandrika Gibson

Oct 21 1-3pm Carine

Join experienced yoga teacher, certified yoga therapist and naturopath Chandrika Gibson for a workshop focused on adapting yoga to nourish women during menopause. Our yoga practices can be adapted to suit the shifts in mind and body that occur during peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause. We will explore the physiological and
psychological changes that typically occur, and share stories of individual journeys. Taking some space to reflect on this significant phase of transition allows us to honour our growing wisdom, and refresh our connection to our yoga practices. Participants will leave with practical tips on adapting practice, and using yogic lifestyle to support hormonal wellbeing.

Cost: $45

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FREE Talk: What is Yoga and Why Practice?

Sat Nov 18th 3-4:30pm

Join us for this talk on Yoga Practice, Psychology and Philosophy with Jean Byrne PhD and Rob Schutze Clinical Psychologist. There will be ample time for questions on the nature of yoga and meditation practice and how and why Yoga works. This is a MUST attend session with Perth’s only Authorised Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teachers, Researchers and Senior Yoga Australia teachers. FREE All welcome! Stay for chai and snacks after.

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Give Gratitude Immersion

Nov 19 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Maylands

Join Katie Carter in this special workshop on cultivating gratitude.

Paying gratitude is a radical approach to sustained, lived, equilibrium. Instead of focusing on what we don’t have we are encouraged to honour all that is right here now in our lives. Often just by doing this we begin to tap into the subtle layers of all that is in and around us. It can bring us into greater contact with the simplicity of the changing seasons, the people around us and the unique life we have. Come together as a group and we will nut through ways to approach paying gratitude and build a plan to purposefully pay gratitude for an entire month. Learn how to draw gratitude into your regular yoga practice and seal it off with a yin session.

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West Perth Open Weekend: Free Classes ALL weekend!

November 17-19th

13 years ago Jean and Rob opened the doors of Yoga Space West Perth after travelling the world studying and teaching Yoga and Meditation. The Yoga Space is a place for everybody and anybody that wishes to breathe, move, meditate, learn and delve deep into yoga. We would love you to try the variety of classes we have on offer and come and meet the founders of Yoga Space – Jean & Rob. Together they will be giving a talk on the Saturday about Yoga (3pm FREE ALL welcome). There are lots of classes on offer with fabulous teachers, so we hope you can come along!

FREE parking on Murray Street on Saturday and ample free parking everywhere on Sunday. Special classes with Saam and Stephen and all our usual offerings – Ashtanga Led, Yin, Advanced Vinyasa and Mysore (please know the sequence if you try Mysore). We would love to welcome you, or welcome you back!

Book via the timetable, or just show up.

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See upcoming workshops and book through the MindBody link below.


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Maylands
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Carine
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