Events & Workshops

The Bhagavad Gita: On Life and Living It Well


The Bhagavad Gita has been studied and praised for thousands of years for its clarity, insight and wealth of spiritual knowledge. It not only contains the foundation for the system of yoga, it is the guidebook for living a meaningful, joyful life and facing death fearlessly.

Join us for this four part series and discover what it actually means to live a joyful and successful life.

Week 1: Finding Your True Self
Week 2: The Power of Self-Control
Week 3: Overcoming Fear (change, challenges, life obstacles)
Week 4: Leading a Successful Life

Program includes mantra and kirtan meditation along delicious vegan meal.

When: 5.30pm to 8.00pm 16th February to 8th March
Location: Nightcliff Community Hall, 18 Bauhinia St Nightcliff
Cost: By donation

The Art of Stretching Hips & Upper Body


Experience two fabulous hours of stretch therapy, focusing on techniques to improve mobility & release tension from the shoulders, wrists, neck, back and hips!

Stretch therapy is a safe and effective method for restoring ease into your daily movement. This workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to improve their range of motion in the upper body. Partner exercises will be included as these significantly improve tension release. The workshop will conclude with a deep relaxation to assist the body and mind with repatterning your increased movement capabilities.

Presented by Carmel Taylor, alignment based yoga teacher and a senior stretch therapist and practitioner in the Stretch Therapy system. Carmel’s style is fun, approachable and relevant. she is passionate about sharing this information to help you feel better in your body.

Terms and Conditions:
Participants can withdraw up to one week prior and receive a full refund.
Cancellations received less than one week prior to the event will receive a refund less $15 administration fee.
Workshops can be transferred to another person at no additional cost.
If in the event a workshop is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund.
An exercise safety form will need to be completed upon arrival.

Sunday 23rd February | 10am to 12pm
Snap Fitness Winnellie
$49 per person

Community Dinner & Kirtan


Feel Recharged & Rejuvenated!
Meditation. Music. Kirtan. Community. Vegan Food.

Enjoy a blissful night of mantras and meditation plus a delicious vegan meal made with love.

Feel free to come the whole night or just drop in for any of the sessions. The evening will flow as follows:

6.00pm Hatha Yoga with Ben ($12)
7.30pm Delicious Vegan Meal (by donation)
8.00pm Soothing Kirtan Meditation (free)

Kirtan, the singing or chanting of sacred mantras, or Transcendental Sound, is an easy yet sublime method of yoga meditation that has been practiced since time immemorial. An enchanting evening of timeless mantras intertwined with spirited melodies awaits as you relax. Come together with your like-minded community to soothe mind and heart in the comforting embrace of spiritual sounds.

Everyone is welcome to attend!
Wednesday 26th February
Lyons Community Centre, 25 Damabila Dr Lyons

Rest & Restore – Restorative Yoga & Meditation


The speed at which we all seem to live our lives these days – rushing to and fro with jobs and family commitments – leaves many of us chronically tired and stressed with very few opportunities to recharge our batteries.

This is where Restorative Yoga comes in. It is a deeply relaxing practice – there is no striving to achieve the perfect pose, no ‘working the edge’. It is simply an opportunity for deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

If you’ve been to even one regular yoga asana class then you will find the poses familiar. Your teacher Kalindi will guide you into each asana where you will be deeply supported by yoga props.

The session will include:

restorative yoga asanas

breathwork

yoga nidra

kirtan meditation for holistic nourishment of body, mind and soul

Finish with delicious bliss balls and homemade chai!

Limited to a maximum of 15 participants, book now to secure your spot!

2pm to 4pm Saturday 7th March
Casuarina Library Meeting Room
Bookings essential
$20-$25 per person**
**Eventbrite bookings fees are on top of entry fee.

Spirit of Kirtan Celebration


Join us for a night of heartwarming kirtan meditation to celebrate the glorious beginnings of the kirtan movement. Hear wonderful spiritual insights, meet like-minded people and enjoy an absolutely delicious vegetarian feast!

On one of the most festive days in the yoga calendar, we celebrate the appearance of the wonderful transcendental personality, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is Over 500 years ago, Sri Chaitanya along with Sri Nityananda, appeared and freely spread the chanting of the holy names of the Supreme throughout all of India. This kirtan tradition is now sweeping the globe and hundreds of thousands of people of all cultures are falling in love with it.

Sri Chaitanya glorified Kirtan as; “The prime benediction for humanity because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon, it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss and enables us to taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.”

Kirtan nourishes the deepest needs of the soul. Come and immerse yourself in the spiritual love that kirtan brings to our lives. There is no cost for this event but we would appreciate a donation for the scrumptious vegetarian buffet.

Everyone is welcome to come along to this relaxed and uplifting evening, hope to see you there!

Sunday 15th March | 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Nightcliff Community Centre
Free, donations welcome

Learn to Meditate Workshop


It’s time to learn to meditate and start reaping the benefits of this amazing ancient wellness practice!

Discover how you can use spare moments for pieces of joy, introspection and inner calm with meditation.

No sitting for hours on end in silence. No clearing the mind of all thoughts. Just potent, effective 15min mantra & mindfulness meditations you can easily integrate into your personal life.

A time tested and globally recognised process, meditation has been proven to enhance your life in many ways, such as:

– Naturally reduce your experience of stress
– Increased mental focus and productivity
– Improve your ability to make better life decisions
– Increase your overall sense of confidence
– Improve your ability to be self-disciplined
– Develop positive personality traits, such as compassion, forgiveness and inner peace

Even if you have difficulty staying motivated, once you’ve learned these simple yet effective techniques, you’ll be looking forward to your daily practice of meditation! Consistency is what makes progress rather than perfection.

Including face-to-face time with your experienced, friendly meditation mentors and 21 days of online support, you’ll establish a firm foundation for adding this timeless practice to your life in a way that is sustainable for your unique situation.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners to advanced practitioners, and consists of guided meditations, yoga wisdom, kirtan and Q & A time.

 

Held at Casuarina Library Meeting Room
Saturday 28th March | 1pm to 4pm
Run by donation or $20 with meditation kit including guide, CD (with digital download), incense and meditation beads (japa mala)

Kirtan & Curry Night – Palmerston


The perfect end to the week! Experience complete rest and relaxation as we take you on the kirtan journey.

Dinner will also be included. A delicious and nourishing vegan curry made with love by our conscious cooks.

What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is a dynamic meditation that incorporates the chanting of ancient, powerful mantras with beautiful sacred music. Kirtan is a spiritual journey, a form of bhakti yoga — the yoga of devotion, that allows you to wash away all cares and worries. It is a joyous practice that will leave you feeling relaxed and uplifted.

Friday 3rd April | 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Gray Community Hall, Essington Ave Palmerston
Dinner is by donation

Full Moon Meditation Cirlce


Under the enchanting full moon, be guided to a place of deep relaxation and inner peace. Experience complete rest for your mind and heart with pranayama (breathwork), mindfulness and beautiful kirtan (chanting).

Tea and treats served out at the end of the session.

Wednesday 8th April 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Lyons Community Centre
Free, donations welcome