International Yoga Day

Thursday 21st June is International Yoga Day!

We will be celebrating with a day of peace, gratitude & community. Please join us for free, donation based yoga with proceeds to beyondblue. There will be free bliss balls and chai after every class.

Please Note: the 6pm & 730pm classes will be merged to a 630pm class. Spaces limited, please only book if you can definitely make the session!

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Yoga Philosophy 101 w/ Sue – 26th May

Join Sue on Saturday 26th May to explore the philosophical and ethical principles of yoga both on and off the mat.

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In this 2.5 hour workshop we will look deeper in to the 8 Limbs of Yoga with specific emphasis on the Yamas and Niyamas. Through discussion, movement and meditation you will learn about these ethical principles which form an integral part of the yogic way of life according to Patanjali. When we practice yoga on the mat we learn to be aware, calm and mindful. However the idea of yoga practice is to carry this state of being away with us in to our daily lives so we can have a deeper impact on our own lives as well as the lives of those around us. Adapting these ethical principles in to your life can be the foundation for living more skilfully, authentically and peacefully.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in delving deeper in to the science of yoga both on and off the mat.

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Please note that while there will be some movement, there will not be a formal physical practice, so it is recommended that you take a class prior to the workshop should you need it.

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Barkan Level II/III Training – 4th Nov 2018

Ready to take your yoga practice to the next level and connect with the a larger, global yoga community? We’ve got you covered! International yoga teacher and trainer Jimmy Barkan is bringing his Level II/III teacher training to yogafusion. This training is available to practitioners who have had a regular practice for at least 6 months, and will also certify 200 hour teachers to teach the Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa Flow. It’s a fantastic opportunity for advanced students to take their practice to the next level under the guidance of a truly inspiring yogi!

Jimmy Barkan yogafusion Yoga Teacher Training Adelaide

Teaching yoga teachers is something we can not take for granted. It is a responsibility that can not be taken lightly. There are too many teacher training programs out today led by instructors with limited experience. This is what sets The Barkan Method apart. Jimmy has been practicing since 1980, started his own style of Hot Yoga called The Barkan Method back in 2002 and began his very own teacher training program after 22 years of teaching! Jimmy Barkan has lead over 30 Level I and over 25 Level II/III teacher trainings with well over 1500 graduates who are now teaching all across the world. There are Barkan Method teachers and studios in: Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Thailand, Hungary, Vienna, Switzerland, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, South America, Costa Rica and of course the United States!

Come and discover what thousands already know – that The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga Teacher Training prepares you to be the best teacher you can be!

Ready to sign up? Secure your space now

($500 Deposit)

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Any questions? Download the information packet or Ask us!

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.

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.

Pratyahara – the fifth yogic limb

Pratyahara is the fifth limb in Patanjali’s yoga and it means the withdrawal of the senses. It is seen as an inner quest and a form of internalising by ‘freeing the  senses from the thraldom of the objects of desire’ (Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar) with the purpose of quietening the mind so much that it is able to perform intense, unbroken concentration. Without these “distractions” of the senses, the mind has the ability to reach the next limb and continue on the yogic path. Continue reading