Amy and Simon Virtual Yogafusion

100% online after last class today

Due to the updated regulations on physical distancing and the evolving global situation we have made the heart breaking decision to close our studio after the 4pm yin class today.


Physical Distancing NOT Social Distancing


We will continue to provide you with the connection and calm we are all in need of via our online platform. Broadcasting from the studio every morning and evening just book online and we’ll send you the link to join the online classroom.

You can LIVESTREAM Karen’s Yin class at 4pm today for FREE to see what it’s all about. Just use the link below.

You will be able to use your current passes and memberships to join our online classes. We understand this is a time of financial hardship for many so will also be offering discounted and donation based options as well as expiry date extensions.

For those on direct debit and unlimited memberships you will have access to all livestream classes as well as recorded classes for you to practice at your leisure. These membership prices will be reduced to help make this sustainable for us all.

We will continue to support our amazing staff and incredible community and know we will get through this together.

Please continue to support small local businesses however you can. This is the real yoga. This is what we have been practicing for.

LIVESTREAM 4pm YIN YOGA

With love and deep gratitude,

Amy, Simon & the yogafusion team

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Arm Balance and Inversion workshop returns!

Returning 29th of March – Back due to popular demand!

Previous attendance not necessary as we will be exploring a new flow and different ways of being upside down…

In this fun, all levels workshop we will learn the fundamentals of balancing on your hands, bringing in the power of play and how it is the creation of possibility.

Breaking down poses that dare to flip perspective upside down and inside out both physically and mentally, learning the fundamental basics as well as valuable tools.

We will start with a 40 minute flow and core work to build stability and strength the work through the postures, supporting each other to trust and be open.

All the elements together will help to build a safe and playful journey to flight, giving you the Confidence to Soar.Join Workshop Now$35 for two hours of inversion fun

10% discount for Dedicated Yogis and Concession memberships

yoga handstand

Yoga handstand

Arm Balance and Inversion workshop

Would you like the CONFIDENCE TO SOAR?!

Join Shylie for this fun, all levels workshop! You will learn the fundamentals of balancing on your arms and hands, bringing in the power of play and how it is the creation of possibility.

Breaking down poses that dare to flip perspective upside down and inside out both physically and mentally, learning the fundamental basics as well as valuable tools.

We will start with a 40 minute flow and core work to build stability and strength the work through the postures, supporting each other to trust and be open.

All the elements together will help to build a safe and playful journey to flight, giving you the confidence to soar.

Just $35 for two hours of upside-down fun!
10% discount for concession and 12 month members.

Sign Up

Spaces limited, please book to secure your place!

Handstand Prep

Shylie - Yin and Reiki workshop

Yin & Reiki Evening

Join Shylie for an immersion of all the things we love:

YOGA • HEALING • BUBBLES • CHOCOLATE

Friday February 14th 6 – 8pm

Includes:

  • A nourishing Yin practice
  • Reiki healing
  • Glass of sparkling wine or kombucha
  • Chocolate treats
  • $40 if booked before 31st of Jan
  • $45 for February bookings

10% discount for Dedicated Yogis and Concession memberships

BOOK NOW

Traditonal Tantric Hatha Yoga Masterclass Series

Tantra is the science of energy management. Join Sophie for three classes, over three weeks at the end of September, to explore these energies and their connection to the universe, the purpose of life and how the connection to others can be understood in a new dimension.

The ancient lineage of Tantra Hatha Yoga based practice is used as a tool to still the mind, control energy within the body and cultivate the remembrance of the higher Self – allowing us to live masterfully, evolving, thriving, and serving the greater good with the embodied drive and passion of authentic purpose.

In this three week block of masterclasses we will journey through the stages of Hatha yoga:

  • Moon
  • Sun
  • Fire

Within each class there will be asana (posture), pranayama (breath control) and meditation.


Masterclass One – 15th Sept

Moon (Chitta/ Mind): Calm, ground and stabilize.

Techniques involve twists, forward folds and building exhalation.
Ideal if:

  • You have a busy lifestyle or busy mind.
  • You have trouble sleeping or digesting.
  • You feel ungrounded or unsettled.
  • You wish to improve concentration and meditation.

Masterclass Two – 22nd Sept

Sun (Prana/ Energy) : enliven and sensitise.

Techniques involve backbends, laterals, namaskars and building inhalation. Use of bandhas and breath retention.
Ideal if:

  • You feel stagnant, sad or depressed.
  • You feel depleted, low energy, poor circulation and low immunity.
  • You already feel mentally and physically grounded and calm.

Masterclass Three – 29th Sept

Fire: to access the heart of Yoga.

Techniques involve all asana categories including inversions and extensions. Tantric techniques including pranayama, bandha, mantra and meditation.
Ideal if:

  • You feel balanced and grounded.
  • You wish to begin awakening to a higher awareness and to find a deeper connection with the pure essence of your being- the divinity within.

Investment

  • $100 for the full 3 week course
  • Early Bird Discount – just $90, if signed up before the 31st of August<strong<31st of=”” august<=”” strong=””></strong<31st>
  • 10% discount for Dedicated Yogis and 12 Month memberships

Introducing New Yin Yoga Classes

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This class will be a restorative class that targets the connective tissues, ligaments and joints in the body. Practiced in a moderate room 23 degrees where postures (mostly floor based) are held for longer and integrates mindfulness, making this a deep nourishing meditative practice. This practice focuses on releasing fascia and aims to correct postural imbalances created by tight fascia and can be your link to developing a meditation practice.

Practicing Yin Yoga is not only important to balance out the strong power based yoga you are accustomed to at yogafusion but also practicing Yin accesses the deep stale energy stored in the body that over time has become stagnant due to immobile joints. You will be guided by Amy (fully qualified and certified in Yin Yoga through Power Living Australia) to focus deep into your body and feel the different type of sensations of connective tissue stretching.  This practice is also great for people who have injuries and want to be careful but still stay connected to a physical asana practice.

Bolsters and straps provided. Please bring your own blanket for savasana (if required) and dress a little warmer than you do for your usual hot yoga classes. Spaces are limited to 25 only so bookings are highly encouraged so you don’t miss out.

We look forward to stretching with you.

 

What is Fascia?

Fascia is connective tissue; think of it like a Spiderman suit that sits beneath the skin and wraps/intertwines around all your muscles and organs in the whole body.

Mudras

A mudra is a Hindu or Buddhist gesture or attitude that is devotional and emotional in prayer mudra adelaidenature, almost like symbolically saying to the Universe, ‘here, I’m declaring this to you’.

Mudras link pranic flow to the greater Universal energy, they expand chakras and can awaken Kundalini.

They are said to alter your mood and perception, bring about deep awarenesss and unite the layers of the physical, mental and emotional body together. They can be used in conjunction with asana, meditation and pranayama and even in classic Indian dance moves. There are five groups of mudras: hasta (hands), mana (head), kaya (postural), bandha (lock), adhara (perineal). The more commonly practised being hasta or hand mudras. Continue reading

Asana – the third limb of yoga

Asana is the third limb in Pantajali’s yogic system and a limb that you be familiar with as it encompasses the postures we perform in class. The word yoga adelaideasana, however, can almost translate to seat or a method of sitting. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines asana as ‘to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed’. Continue reading

From the Inside: a beginner’s experience

One of our beloved yogafusioners, Karina Natt, has been brave enough to share her experiences of becoming a student of hot yoga with us. Karina has been coming to the studio since 3 December 2013 and has never looked back!

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Letting go

I began with yogafusion during a personally and professionally emotional time and I was also suffering physically with a painful hip issue, so it was an interesting way to begin. Continue reading

Get to Know Your yogafusion – Sally Martin

Meet the instructor – Sally Martin (Sagittarius – the archer)

 

When did your yoga journey start? And why did you start?

Sally Martin Adelaide

I tried yoga when I was in my early twenties as a method of recovery from rowing training. Rowing is a physically demanding sport with large amounts of time spent completing

training volume. As with most endurance type activities you

feel tired, fatigued and have sore and tight muscles a lot of the time. I went along to a local community yoga class and could not believe how much relief I found for my lower back and how soundly I slept after the yoga session.

Describe your first class?

The first class I attended was held in a classroom at a local primary school. It was winter so we covered ourselves in a blanket for final savasana. I loved how my body felt at the end of class but I remember finding it slow and I struggled to be present. My “monkey mind” was nattering away the whole time, something that I am still working on. About eight years later I started practicing Bikram after reading an article about it in the paper, the heat and the physical challenge appealed to me.

What led you to decide to become a yoga instructor?

After practising Bikram fairly consistently for a few years I started to really enjoy the connection between movement and breath and grew to see and appreciate the benefits yoga brought to my life.  My husband, Chris, and I started at yogafusion a few years later and loved the style, mindfulness and instruction we received at the studio. Teaching others to appreciate yoga and to give back has motivated me to pursue teaching.

What do you find most rewarding about being a yoga instructor? And most challenging?

Although I am relatively new to teaching I have appreciated when students have come up after class and said they could identify with a quote or reading that I have shared. The most challenging thing has been to “get over myself” (fears, apprehensions, and nervousness) and stand up in front of a class to teach.

Describe where yoga has helped you overcome a challenge in life.

Yoga has helped me become more cantered and grateful. I love the way it makes me feel physically and the mental clarity it can help create. Yoga has also assisted me greatly through periods of my life when I was making transitions with life direction, relationships and my career. Through yoga I have learnt about the Yamas and Niyamas and continually try to apply this wisdom to life and my practise.

What else do you do in life, aside from yoga? Eg, job, hobbies, lifestyle, creative outlets

I love bike riding, swimming at the beach or lake, skiing and travelling. Occasionally, I will jump into a boat and go for a row. I am a high school teacher and teach health/physical education as well as looking after the girls’ sports program at my school.

 

What is your favourite yoga pose and why?

Currently my favourite posture is Dandayamana Dhanurasana, I had a few “aha” moments with this posture at teacher training. I love the way it opens the front of the body, lengthens the standing leg hamstring, requires balance, concentration and can be enhanced/ influenced by your breath.

 

 

What is the yoga pose that challenges you the most and why?

I find Parivrtta Trikonasana really challenging, I have only just started to connect and feel the foundations of this posture. The revolving and stacking my shoulders will take me some time but I’m looking forward to this journey.

 

What is your greatest fear?

Having, seeing and being near dirty feet! Maybe not an ideal fear for a yoga instructor!

 

Do you have any long term yoga goals?

To improve my Parivrtta Trikonasana, this is definitely going to take me a long time, which is fine – I have time. I also aim to teach with more intuition and fluidity.

 

Describe your lifestyle and eating habits:

I try to do some sort of exercise daily, usually I like to practise early in the day. I find it is a great way to get the day underway, you feel good, energised and ready to go. Chris and I try to eat things that are not processed or refined, we include lots of vegetables, fruit and nuts but delicious dark chocolate is a semi regular feature in my diet.

 

If you were a supermarket item, what would you be? Why?

A chocolate covered almond, mostly healthy with some yummy stuff thrown in.

 

If you could only instil one thing from yoga to your students, what would it be?

Practice Ahimsa (the first Yama); kindness to yourself and others.

 

What is your favourite thing in life? Besides yoga, of course!

Sharing a good meal with family or friends and being in water.

 

How would you cure world hunger if you had the chance?

Remove foreign debts and support local farmers to supply local communities.

 

Do you have a life strategy or a personal philosophy that rarely fails you?

Stop, breathe, go again!

 

Tell me something that not many people know about you?

I am a two time World Champion in rowing.

 

Stop, breathe, go again!

Don’t forget to read up about Simon here.