Spring yoga classes start next week
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Dear Yogis,
I hope everyone has stayed safe in the horrible Adelaide weather that I’ve been hearing about!
Meanwhile, I’ve been studying hard for the past 2 weeks in far north Brisbane - no phone or internet connection and the studio even has it's own long drop toilet!  This yoga course (as part of a Level 2 500 hour training) is on the topic of Yoga Therapy, the therapeutic application of yoga to restore balance and health in an individual by working with their unique constitution.  Whilst this is certainly not an area that I’ll ever be an expert in, it is invaluable to have a basic understanding on how to create a made to measure yoga sequence to assist with someone's health or recovery.  The module that I have just studied focuses on shoulder, spine and hip anatomy – all the things I need work on, so I’m looking forward to adding some of these things to my own practice!  I have a “unique” double scoliosis of the spine and poor posture from standing whilst typing on a computer all day so there’s a lot to work with :) .  As always, I am available for private or small group yoga classes (in your own home/office) and can design a yoga sequence to best suit your needs.
I hope everyone that attended the September Tennis Ball Myofascial Release workshops enjoyed themselves – I would love to hear any feedback if you did attend.  I have just planned a new sequence for the next workshop scheduled for  November 2nd and I tested out on my fellow yoga teacher colleagues last night – they all had a ball (sorry about the pun).  We’ve been spending a lot of time practicing yoga, but also many hours sitting on the floor in lectures – self massage is such a valuable skill in these situations!  I’ll have basic notes for you, bring a pen if you want to draw pictures or make your own notes to remember what we did when you get home.  The September workshops both booked out so make sure you register for the November workshop early to avoid disappointment.
The last beginner’s yoga course for the year starts Monday 10th October.  The whole 10 week course can be booked as separate modules (4 week Intro to Yoga and 6 week Yoga for Beginners).  The Intro course gives you a solid foundation of posture alignment for those that have never stepped on a yoga mat before, I’ll also explain other fundamentals such as breath, bandhas and drishti over the 4 weeks.  The Yoga for Beginner’s 6 week course that follows adds on 1-2 postures each week to the standing sequence learnt in the first Intro course.  If you have any friends that you think may benefit from learning yoga, please share this event with them.
My last bit of news is that the regular Wednesday night Level 1 Yoga classes recommence on 5th October (next week!).  The Wednesday night classes are suitable for all levels and we focus on a set theme that changes every 6 weeks.  This coming 6 week block focuses on shoulder mobility and spine (including backbends, very important as so many people have a slouched posture from sitting all day which can lead to aches and pains and disc problems) – there will be lots of options and modifications with props if required.  I’ll also offer an alternative sun salute series for those with shoulder issues and can’t bear weight.  Please note that week 5 (2nd November) will be the tennis ball class and all Wednesday night students are welcome to attend using their normal class passes – please pre-register so I can hold a place for you.
One last bit of excitement for those of you who have read this far!  There are only 12 weeks of yoga classes left for the year!  As a special offer, purchase a 10 week pass before Wednesday and you can attend all remaining Wednesday night classes for the year.  Or, for any current or past students that would prefer to repeat any part of the Beginner’s course (Monday nights at Wayville) I can offer you $15 discount off any of the Beginner's class pass.  Please email me for the discount codes.  All courses and classes are available to book (I’m trying a new booking system) – please register online even if you prefer to pay cash, EFT transfer or credit card on the night so I can confirm your place.  If you can't make a Monday class, you can make it up by attending a Wednesday class and vice versa.

Enjoy the long weekend, stay safe and dry and I hope to bring some Queensland sunshine with me when I return,
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