Introduction to Essentials Oils

Introduction to Essentail Oils

You are invited to join us for an essential oil infused evening.

Join Candice, yogi & essential oil educator as she guides you through a short meditation followed by an essential oil education workshop.

Monday 26th of August, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn how doTERRA essential oils can support you physically, emotionally & spiritually.

Just $5 for an hour long session.

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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

Peak Performance Course Courage

Peak Performance Course with Andrew

1 Month Coaching Program:
IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

What you are familiar with will not take you where you want to go – Draw upon proven techniques to achieve your goals, both personal and professional, as well as attain new levels of performance and success. 

This cutting-edge training program is built around the latest brain research related to peak performance, resilience, focus & “flow”. This program was developed in a joint collaboration between Neuroscientists at the University Southern California (USC) San Diego, The USC Centre for Mindfulness and the US Olympic Team.

Who is this course for?

Peak Performance Course Balanced
Anyone who sets big goals, faces consistent challenges and wants to stretch themselves towards excellence.This program is open to members of the general public, but specially designed for leaders, athletes, coaches, musicians, dancers, students, busy professionals, business owners or parents.

What you will gain:

  • Develop greater focus and concentration
  • Tap into the power of “flow states”
  • Practice responding wisely to stress
  • Develop resilience by learning how to be with emotionally difficult or physically painful experiences
  • Leverage personal strengths and stretching your personal edges without giving up or burning out
  • Recognize & shift from critical to compassionate self talk
  • Process and learn from inevitable mistakes and failures

Meet your coach:

Andrew is a qualified mPEAK (mindful Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge) Coach trained at USC San Diego. He uses these techniques to be at his best in his work as a Specialist Anaesthetist. Andrew teaches this course to Doctors in Training to enhance their ability to perform in the demanding field of medical training. That is how he knows this program works. It is really a way to become elite at whatever you wish to work at.

What is the investment?

4 sessions over 4 weeks:
Every Sunday in May 12pm – 3.15pm
If you miss a session you will have access to a recorded catch up class

$450 full price
$400 yogafusion members
$360 concession & ‘dedicated yogi’ members
$100 reimbursement on course completion
– donate to your charity of choice, use as credit towards yogafusion classes or spend it how you please!

How to stay physically and mentally healthy over summer

Summertime in Australia can be a magnificent time – beach holidays, joyous barbeques, crimson sunsets late in the evenings; an all round wonderful time of year. But with the stress of Christmas, the tensions of seeing family and the general busyness we can forego our most important asset we have – our wellbeing.

We’ve gathered our inspirational teachers together and asked them to give us a peek into their summer lives and how they managed to stay healthy – both physically and mentally – during this time.

Here’s how our staff love to stay healthy physically over summer:

This is the season to simply slow down, absorb the sun and enjoy nature’s bounty. adelaide summer activitiesSpend time outdoors – mother nature has a lot to offer us! Teresa

My home brewed kombucha is my personal life saver. Amy R

To keep healthy during this time of year, I love walking in the sunshine. Charlton

With the heat of the day it can be easier to stay indoors and get complacent about exercise. I like to walk early in the morning before the heat of the day, yoga (goes without saying) and paddle boarding. Being active releases endorphins the feel good hormones so you actually feel physically fitter and more energised. Staying hydrated is a big one over the summer. Nothing more refreshing than ice cold water with mint, cucumber and lemon which is a great antioxidant. Sue

Exercise early in the morning, make use of the warmer evenings for spending more beach yoga adelaidetime outside to relax, reconnect and to have fun. Eat lots of cooling foods such as watermelon, cucumber, mint, fennel, coriander, rose and aloe. Reducing the amount of alcohol you drink is also a great idea as it heats your blood and is rather dehydrating. Amy L

Here’s how our staff love to stay mentally healthy over summer:

Relax and breathe! Take time to slow down and enjoy not just every day, but each and every moment. Teresa

To keep my mind calm and stable during periods of stress and to balance out the highs and lows, I always turn to meditation. Charlton

Meditation, meditation and meditation! And it doesn’t necessarily have to be sitting. Meditation is simply single pointed focus so being mindful of each task can help keep that “monkey mind” at bay and as a result, reduce stress.

‘I won’t lie that a nice drop of red wine or a cool gin and tonic with a favorite magazine or good book gives me mental space.’ Sue

To keep as mentally healthy as possible, I like to get outdoors, preferably barefoot, adelaide summerheading to the beach, picnic in a park or a bush walk. Amy R

The main thing that I normally recommend is: do something small once each day.

This is a guideline that I live by for both my physical and mental wellbeing. We often get caught up in the idea of being active meaning that you have to do a workout for 90 minutes or meditation requiring us to sit perfectly still for half an hour.

While these are good too, time is precious and often fleeting – especially at this time of year. So we often need to practice the little things when we can. Wake up in the morning and doing a few rounds of Sun Salutes is just as valid as practicing a 75 minute class of hot yoga or going for a walk around the block will be enough to get some energy moving through your body.

If things seem to be getting too much (which they so often do), take just five minutes for yourself and do nothing but be still. You can sit in a chair, stand overlooking your backyard or just take the time to fully appreciate that morning cup of coffee, rather than drinking it as fast as you can and then rushing to get on with your day.

Sometimes we surprise ourselves and these few minutes encourage us to then do a little more and then… a little more again. Other times it’s enough and we can then move on, but those few moments will echo through the rest of our day. Simon

Yoga has been scientifically proven to be advantageous for your physical and mental health. We’re beginner friendly and very supportive. Try a class today.

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

What Does Yoga Actually Mean?

Yoga is an all encompassing term which is derived from the Sanskrit word, yuj, which translates in its most simplistic form to yoke. However, the translation isn’t that straight forward and it can mean to bind, union, attach and communion or a culmination of all these words.

With such multifaceted semantics, yoga can also be interpreted as connection, contact, method, application, addition, combination and performance.

On first glance, yoga may appear as a series of stretches and postures but it’s a traditional method of practise, principles and philosophy that aims to bind or yoke the individual together with a higher being or existence.

Another way of looking at the definition of yuj is ‘to direct and concentrate one’s attention on, to use and apply’,Light on Yoga, page 19.

Yoga is both a state and a means to attaining it. Despite the differing styles and ways of practise, there is a common underpinning thread of belief that we, as people, are greater than just a body and mind. Continue reading