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Kick your ASana – A Yoga Course to advance your Practice

Have you been observing your yoga practice over time and feel that some poses (asana) don’t quite feel right? Or are you an experienced Yogin ready to take your postures to the next level? Do you want to learn ways to find a balance of both strength and grace in your poses – even those you thought were unattainable?

Starting March 6th Go Yoga will be running a special 90 minute “Kicking your Asana” workshop series at 6pm.

The workshops are fun and encourage growth in each individual’s asana practice on a personal level. Week 1 (March 6th) will focus on breaking down Sun Salutation A and B, we will be springing back and doing push-up with ease and grace! We will also establish a firm base of support so the spine can be relaxed, light and free through the practice of standing poses. Week 2 (March 20) will overcome fear and find steadiness and joy through Inversion practice. Week 3 (March 27) will explore where locked in tension and resistance lies with forward bends, twists and binds. Week 4 (April 3) will give you the tools needed to spend more time in the air (and less with your face on the floor!) in both arm and foot balances. Finally, week 5 (April 10) will explore backbends to exhilarate, bring vitality and ward off the effects of ageing and the downward plunge of the spine.

GO YOGA only run a few advanced courses per year, and as student numbers are strictly limited to maximise individual care and attention, they usually book out fast. Students can book into all five workshops prior to Feb 28th at the “early bird” rate of $125. Alternatively, they may pick and choose any session(s) for $30/session if paid before Feb 28th. Cost on or after Feb 28th is $150 for the full course or $35 per session. *Money will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to Tuesday Feb 27th, absolutely no refunds after this date.

 

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Go Yoga Jivamukti Yoga Basics Course

Are you new to Yoga? Never even heard of Jivamukti? The best introduction is a comprehensive course specifically for beginners.  By signing up to a course, you are giving yourself the gift of a dedicated Yoga practice.  This regular class time, together with “Om work” that you receive each week during the course to practice Yoga at home, will open you up to see and feel subtle changes within your body. Your body will grow stronger and move with more freedom and grace, your energy levels will increase and your temperament will even, giving you more clarity and peace.

A Jivamukti Yoga Basics course is also for you if you’ve been attending classes for a little while and are wanting to learn more about the poses and physical alignment, breath awareness, meditation and yoga philosophy.

The course runs for 4 weeks every Tuesday at 6pm beginning Feb 6th and each class is 90 minutes in length, slightly longer than a regular class. Cost is $100 for the full course of $30/class if attending only 1-3 classes.  Pre-registration is now open as these courses usually book out fast. *Student numbers are strictly limited to maximise individual care and attention.*Money will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to Tuesday Jan 30, absolutely no refunds after this date.

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Jivamukti Yoga New Year 2018 Celebration and Mini-Retreat

What a massive year 2017 has been! With everything that’s happened socially and politically, I think most of us are just crying out for a fun ol’ time in good company, or Satsang, to use the Yoga term. So instead of “Intention Setting” for the new year in this mini-retreat, we are going to dial the seriousness back a notch and just celebrate what is and give thanks to each other, to all we have done and to what we have right now! After all, what we are doing now determines what happens next – the law of Karma teaches us that 🙂

Coincidently, this month’s Jivamukti focus is “A Gathering of Tribes”. My beloved teacher, David Life, explains that “Satsang is often defined as the company of like-minded people in pursuit of the truth.” He says that when we experience the support and community of good association and freedom from bad company, we experience freedom from a life of misconception on a level of mental disorder. We can free ourselves from the pursuit of sensory entertainment to avoid the gathering sadness within us. So in this mini-retreat we will further dissect what satsang is and what it means to us Yogins in this modern age – how we can purposefully come together in satsang to strengthen and broaden our minds so that ultimately we will be able to see clearly and perceive the divinity of all beings. You don’t have to study with a guru in a cave or embark on a pilgrimage to a holy place, the Jivamukti yoga satsang is alive here in Adelaide and you are all invited to practice yoga, meditation, study and most importantly, to get inspired together!

As always, this full day mini-retreat will include a massive, dynamic Jivamukti Yoga masterclass, practicals, pranayama, scripture study, chanting, a gentle hatha and yoga nidra session and a full vegan lunch.

The early bird cost is still only $120 if paid prior to Sunday Jan 7th 2018. Price increases after this date to $140. The delicious vegan buffet lunch is included in the price! 🧘‍♀️🕉️🎇 Plus I’ve also got a special treat for the Yoga students after our End of Year Celebration this year. It’s movie time – The Jivamukti Movie “What Is Real” will be shown afterwards!This documents the story of my teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life and how Jivamukti Yoga was born. There will even be choc-tops (aka Salted Caramel Coco-Bliss vegan ice creams) too! 🎆🧘‍♂️

Just message Go Yoga or Jacqueline Teusner for registration details to secure your place.

*Money will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to Sunday Jan 7th 2018, absolutely no refunds after this date.

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Beginner Vinyasa Series

If you’re new to Vinyasa Yoga and want to try a class, but you’re not sure if it’s for you, have a go at these classes for beginners. It’ll give you a taste of the strengthening, lengthening and calming effects of Vinyasa yoga. Even if you’re not new to vinyasa yoga, these classes provide a good opportunity to refine your skills through a more detailed exploration of the asanas and how they can flow together seamlessly by means of steady paced ujjayi breathing.

The sequence of asanas is set the same in every class, making it easier to stay focused on your breathing – which is important as every movement happens on an inhalation or an exhalation. Go with the flow, treat your body with kindness and you’ll love it.

 

The classes are only running 9th, 16th, 30th of January 2018 and are 75 minutes in length, slightly longer than a regular class. Only $25/class or $60 for all three in the series! *Student numbers are strictly limited to maximise individual care and attention.

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Jivamukti Yoga Intensive with Doug Whittaker

Advanced Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Teacher Training Mentor, Jivamukti Sydney studio director, world traveller and all-round stand up guy, Doug Whittaker is BACK in ADELAIDE!

Sharing his wealth of knowledge about The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and how Jivamukti Yoga compares to Hatha Yoga, you’ll leave this fun-filled day feeling inspired and uplifted!

Hatha Yoga was composed by Svatmarama sometime during the 15th century. A medieval yogic text covering posture, breathwork, energetic seals and deep listening, it has become the bedrock of many modern yoga practices and a reference source for any aspiring yogi. But what does Svatmarama mean to practice Hatha Yoga and what is Jivamukti Yoga in comparison to Hatha Yoga? Explore these questions and ideas with Doug in this full day Jivamukti Yoga intensive in South Australia’s home of Jivamukti Yoga – Go Yoga Adelaide!

The day will include Jivamukti masterclass and practical’s, meditation, pranayama, chanting, scripture study and of course a full vegan lunch!
The early bird cost of this full day mini-retreat is $120 if paid prior to Monday October 23rd 2017. Price increases after this date to $140. Full buffet-style vegan lunch is included in the price. *Money will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to Monday Oct 23rd 2017, absolutely no refunds after this date.

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Meet Ai

I’ve decided that our media-driven world needs to reshape the way society views the practice of Yoga and the people who practice it..it’s not just hot, young people performing crazy acrobatics! So I’m countering it by posting what real Yoga looks like with some true Yogins and Yoginis that hail right here in little old Adelaide. Each week I’m asking them the same questions so you all can get an insight as to why Yoga is for everyBODY!

Meet Ai

Ai started her practice just over a year ago here at Go Yoga and has really jumped right in. She attends all 3 beginners vinyasa classes almost every week and has just recently started up Spiritual Warrior classes for the disciplined practice they instill. Yet, discipline is not something she is lacking – although a busy mum to the sassy but adorable Minnie (3 years old), Ai is always the first to arrive to class and finds her peace in sukhasana pose while everyone else piles in. Over summer you’ll recognise her as the Frangipani Yogini, petite and exotic with the sweet smelling white flowers in her hair. Read about her Yoga story…

What drew you to begin practicing Yoga?

I was originally drawn to Yoga as I was looking for something to help me de stress and to seek relief from my busy everyday life, especially with my young toddler. I was also in need for inner peace at that time.

What is your favourite class and why do you keep a regular practice?

My current favourite class is the Beginners Vinyasa class, as I would like to learn the basic poses properly before I go onto the more advanced classes. I keep my regular practice to stay physically and mentally fit, and of course to be Happy!

Have the philosophies and/or practical practice of Yoga penetrated your daily life and if you, how?

The philosophy of yoga has taught me to (and continues to) stop comparing myself to others in a negative way, to love and accept myself and to be truly happy with who I am. I am now a much happier person and that means that I am also a kinder person to others as well. Ever since I started practicing yoga, I am much more active and I now have a strong desire to improve my yoga skills.

In your view is Yoga for everyBODY?

Yoga is absolutely for EVERYONE! I am 38 years old and no matter how old you are or no matter how fit or unfit you are, you will find a happy place in every yoga posture. It’s never too late to start. My only regret with yoga is that I did not start much earlier. I am quite sure that I will be practicing yoga until the day my body gives up. Yoga has become that much of a part of my life and my joy.
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Meet Jan

I’ve decided that our media-driven world needs to reshape the way society views the practice of Yoga and the people who practice it..it’s not just hot, young people performing crazy acrobatics! So I’m countering it by posting what real Yoga looks like with some true Yogins and Yoginis that hail right here in little old Adelaide. Each week I’m asking them the same questions so you all can get an insight as to why Yoga is for everyBODY!

Meet Jan

Jan started practicing yoga with me in 2012 for flexibility, relaxation and meditation – she was a regular in my Jivamukti classes for many years. Nowadays she enjoys Beginners Vinyasa classes for breathing and to sustain her flexibility…when she isn’t on nanna duty to her pre-schooler grandkids that is! She is now an active 63 year-old, attends Yoga twice weekly and is a firm believer that all ages can practice yoga.
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Meet David

I’ve decided that our media-driven world needs to reshape the way society views the practice of Yoga and the people who practice it..it’s not just hot, young people performing crazy acrobatics! So I’m fighting it by posting what real Yoga looks like with some true Yogins and Yoginis that hail right here in little old Adelaide. Each week I’m asking them the same questions so you all can get an insight as to why Yoga is for everyBODY!

Meet David

Digger David started practicing yoga in his 50s – he is now 70yo and has amazing strength and flexibility, proving it’s never too late to begin a regular yoga practice! He believes all styles of yoga generate benefits, but his favourite classes are #hathayoga and #beginnervinyasa , which he attends twice weekly. He also believes the philosophies of yoga, the breathing and meditation all have positive impacts on his daily life. This humble guy is himself an ex-serviceman and generously donates most of his time now to #legacy , a charity supporting returned servicemen and their families.
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Chakra Balancing Mini Retreat

In Yogic tradition, the human body has seven energy centres, known as chakras, that affect us physically and emotionally. When these energy centres are healthy and open, so are we in both body and mind. Yet when they become blocked, as may occur through injury, distress or disconnection, we too are blocked from living our best.

Chakra balancing yoga is a full and absolute mind-body-spirit practice. At a time when many people feel disconnected from themselves and others, Chakra Yoga can help to heal the body and free the heart to feel a new sense of happiness, peace and completeness.

This mini-retreat will begin with an invigorating Jivamukti Open Yoga practice and meditation, then the chakras will be studied. The day will finish with a Chakra Balancing Yoga practice, where you will be guided through a series of yoga poses, affirmations and mantras that awaken and balance each of the chakras as taught to me by my teacher, Sharon Gannon.

The early bird cost of this full day mini-retreat is $120 if paid prior to Monday June 26th 2017. Price increases after this date to $140. Morning tea (including chakra smoothies!) and a full vegan lunch is included in the price. *Money will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to Monday June 26th 2017, absolutely no refunds after this date.

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Jivamukti Yoga Autumn Equinox Mini Retreat

When day and night are equal in both hemispheres we too can experience balance and integration when we connect to our inner selves. This equinox is a prime time to rebalance after the intensive work and activities of the Summer.
 
Autumn is a time when nature starts to pull its energy inwards. In this retreat we will honour this inward turning transition by practicing Yoga in a way that activates the energy of groundedness and inner awareness. Through specific asana and contemplation you will celebrate what you have intensively worked on over the Summer, in the warm growing months (your own personal harvest).
 
Autumn in particular is also associated with physical, emotional and spiritual transformation and is a time for letting go of the things that are not serving you. In celebrating your own personal harvest, it’s also worth considering what seeds haven’t grown or developed. This gives you an opportunity to release the past and move forward with clarity. Again using specific asana to encourage introspection, in this day retreat you will be able to reflect on fresh new ideas, concepts, proposals – new seeds you can sow over winters incubation.
 
The day will also include two Yoga practices – beginning with a dynamic Jivamukti Yoga class and ending with a Restorative Moon Days Yoga class – the latter allowing you to celebrate the Summer that has passed and reflect on new seeds of intentions for the winter. There will also be discussion of daily Ayurvedic rituals and practices to ease into the colder months.
 
The early bird cost of this full day mini-retreat is $120 if paid prior to Monday March 20th 2017. Price increases after this date to $140. Freshly ground coffee and tea, yummy nearly naughty snacks and a delicious warming vegan buffet lunch is included (as always) in the price!
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*Money will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to Monday March 20th 2017, absolutely no refunds after this date.
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