Kids Yoga 5 - 8 Year Olds
May
9
Jun 27

Kids Yoga 5 - 8 Year Olds

  • Yoga Sivana

We are SO delighted to be bringing back to the Yoga Sivana Community our kids yoga program! Led by the gorgeous Ffion Petrie Jones, your little yogis are in for a treat!

Your children will develop body awareness, strength, balance, flexibility and coordination in a space that will nurture awareness and concentration and most importantly confidence in themselves.

And of course your children will naturally find a space that is relaxing and replenishing - some time out for them to simply BE.

Ffion is wonderfully generous and values fun and play, so through music, movement, games and stories, your children will develop a sense of themselves.

WHEN: Tuesdays starting  9th May - 27th June

TIME: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

AGES: 5 - 9

COST: $115 for the whole term
DROP IN: $20 per class

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* If you're child doesn't fit into the 5-9 age bracket, but would like to attend, please get in touch at info@yogasivana.com.au

 

Winter Solstice Workshop with Eliza Giles
Jun
23
6:30 pm18:30

Winter Solstice Workshop with Eliza Giles

We are incredibly excited to announce our first event experience with the incredible Eliza Giles, one of our new senior teachers and all round legend. This is one not to miss! 

This 90 minute yin inspired practice celebrates the Winter solstice as the natural connection point of yin and yang.

As the Yin force reaches its maximum ebb, we practice a traditional ritual of Sat Nam Rasayan, which provides a deep rejuvenation in true identity.

The Sat Nam Rasayan is a cleansing experience; on the day holding the most hours of darkness we use the practise to observe and move any stagnancy the months of winter harbour for us physically and mentally.

The energetic position of the solstice allows us to recognise deep stored emotions and underlying patterns that are not aligned with our growth.

From the cleansing of this limiting residue we create space to set new intentions that will grow and flourish with the power of the Sun as it is reborn in the new solar year.

The evening will include:

  • a beautiful ritual to celebrate the Winter Solstice
  • rejuvenating breath work,
  • revitalizing movement 
  • meditation with sacred sound and mantra to restore balance and cultivate vitality.

The evening will close with spiced chai to warm your bellies before you go.

When: Friday 23rd June

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $40

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Kids Yoga 7 - 11 Year Olds
Jul
18
Aug 29

Kids Yoga 7 - 11 Year Olds

Our kids yoga program was SO POPULAR it's making a comeback in term 3! Led by the gorgeous Ffion Petrie Jones, your little yogis are in for a treat!

Your children will develop body awareness, strength, balance, flexibility and coordination in a space that will nurture awareness and concentration and most importantly confidence in themselves.

And of course your children will naturally find a space that is relaxing and replenishing - some time out for them to simply BE.

Ffion is wonderfully generous and values fun and play, so through music, movement, games and stories, your children will develop a sense of themselves.

WHEN: Tuesdays starting 18th July - August 29th

            6 week course 

            ** please note no class on 22nd August           

TIME: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

AGES: 7-11 year

COST: $100 full course fee.

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Zen Warriors Mindfulness For 7 - 11 Year Olds
Aug
3
Aug 24

Zen Warriors Mindfulness For 7 - 11 Year Olds

Zen Warriors – Mindfulness for 7-11 year olds

Mindfulness is about learning to be fully present.

Our 4-week ‘Zen Warrior’ Mindfulness course will help children develop the skills they need to maintain a healthy, happy mind.

The Zen Warrior program will present the basics of mindfulness and meditation in an easy to understand and playful way.

Our warriors will learn:

● How to handle big emotions
● Improve their ability concentrate
● Explore their creativity
● Acts of kindness
● The power of the mind

Classes include simple meditations, fun activities and chats relevant to their feelings – all aimed at helping each child flourish naturally.

When: Thursdays 3rd - 24th August

Time: 4pm - 4:45pm

Cost: $80 per child

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Yoga & Meditation For High School Students
Aug
27
Sep 17

Yoga & Meditation For High School Students

This workshop series is designed specifically for high school students who want to learn powerful and effective tools they can use in their everyday lives to:

  • stay focused and calm under pressure
  • release tension and stiffness from study & sport
  • reduce anxiety & depression
  • connect with like minded peers

Please wear comfortable sport gear and bring a towel and a water bottle.

When: 4 x Sundays 5 - 6pm

Dates: August 27th - September 17th

Investment: $80

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Singing Bowl Workshop & Sound Bath with Lama Tendar
Jun
5
1:00 pm13:00

Singing Bowl Workshop & Sound Bath with Lama Tendar

We have the pleasure of bringing Lama Tendar, Tibetan Monk and Healer and the Dalai Lama's Chanting Master, back to our humble studio for the much anticipated Singing Bowl Workshop and SOUND BATH Group Healing.

For those of you who have one of Lama Tendar's gorgeous bowls, please do bring it along so you can learn more about Traditional Tibetan Singing Bowls and how to play them.

Following the workshop, Lama Tendar will lead us through a Group Healing SOUND BATH. Using his bowls and of course his voice in traditional Tibetan prayers, this is a sound healing that resonates. 

If you have a keen interest to learn about SINGING BOWLS and SOUND HEALING and wish to purchase an authentic SINGING BOWL of Tibetan tradition then don't miss out on this one off event with Lama Tendar, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and Healer, at Yoga Sivana. Places are limited . Booking essential.

DATE : MONDAY 5th JUNE

TIME: 1-5pm

COST: $120 ($110 concession) all proceeds go directly to the Tibetan Children's Fund.

There will be an array of authentic Tibetan singing bowls available for purchase on the day and each bowl will be personally blessed by Lama Tendar with each purchase.

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Teaching Trauma Informed Yoga
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

Teaching Trauma Informed Yoga

In the four hour workshop we will explore the science of trauma response, the methodology of trauma informed yoga and its practical application.

 

The workshop will include:

  • Experiential component - we will begin with an hour long trauma informed vinyasa class.
  • Trauma and its symptoms - we will explore the way trauma shows up in the body, its long term mental and physical impacts and the nature of PTSD.
  • Physiology of trauma response - we will go behind the symptoms of trauma and examine the ways the brain responds to the original trauma, the lasting effects of the freeze response and the role of the Vagus nerve.
  • How movement heals trauma - we will consider the way in which yoga and movement based therapies support healing.
  • Trauma informed yoga - we will learn the principles behind creating a yoga practice that is safe for survivors and conducive to their empowerment. We will discuss the practical reality of each aspect of the practice using real life examples from my work.

This workshop is suitable for experienced teachers, yoga teacher trainees and other practitioners who are using movement therapies in their work with trauma survivors.

About Karen:

Karen is a trauma informed yoga teacher working joyfully in Melbourne. Her interest in yoga as tool for healing and integrating trauma was born of her own practice that was instrumental to transforming her experience of childhood trauma.

Karen works with survivors of trauma individually and groups, in the justice system and rape crisis centres. She has presented on the topic and runs teacher workshops Australia wide.

In a continuous search for ways to better serve her clients Karen is currently completing a masters of counselling and considering the role of cultivating pleasure in post trauma thriving.

To learn more and connect with Karen go to www.karenspitz.com  

Date & Time: Sunday 4th June - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Investment: $95

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Trauma Informed Yoga - Master Class
Jun
1
7:45 pm19:45

Trauma Informed Yoga - Master Class

This 75 minute Master Class is an experiential trauma informed yoga class with Karen Spitz, MA International Law, yoga teacher, Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainer.

Trauma Informed Yoga is a way of teaching yoga that places the survivor of trauma at the centre of the practice. It seeks to do so through mindfulness to the physiology of trauma and its impact on mental and physical health.

Trauma informed yoga is designed to create a non-threatening, safe space for participants to come back to their bodies.

Participants are supported in making choices about how and when they move their bodies, tools are given to strengthen present moment awareness and to re-establish internal rhythms disrupted by trauma. 

Date & Time: Thursday 1st June - 7:45pm-9pm

Investment: $30

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Women's Way
May
12
6:30 pm18:30

Women's Way

This 1.5 Hour Workshop is a sacred space to come home to yourself, to slow down, unwind and connect deeply to the feminine wisdom of your body and soul.

As a woman, we are empowered when we create space to be nurtured, fluid, receptive, and deeply connected to ourselves.

Each class offers a nourishing, sensual and gentle practice of yoga, movement, breath work, deep relaxation, meditation and sacred wisdom where we celebrate and share the beauty and power of being a woman.

By attending Women's Way, you can expect to:

  • Feel more beautiful and radiant from within
  • Move through life with more ease and flow
  • Connect with other women in a sacred space
  • Experience more pleasure and joy in life
  • Empower your creative inspiration and intuition 

Date & Time: Friday 28th April - 6:30pm - 8pm

Investment: $40

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Zen Warriors - Mindfulness for 5 - 8 year olds
May
11
Jun 1

Zen Warriors - Mindfulness for 5 - 8 year olds

  • Yoga Sivana

Mindfulness is about learning to be fully present. Our 4-week ‘Zen Warrior’ Mindfulness course will help children develop the skills they need to maintain a healthy, happy mind. The Zen Warrior program will present the basics of mindfulness and meditation in an easy to understand and playful way.  

Our warriors will learn:

●How to handle big emotions

●Improve their ability concentrate

●Explore their creativity

●Acts of kindness

●The power of the mind

Classes include simple meditations, fun activities and chats relevant to their feelings – all aimed at helping each child flourish naturally.

When: Thursdays 11th May - 1st June

Time: 4pm - 4:45pm

Cost: $80 per child

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the felt sense
Apr
1
1:00 pm13:00

the felt sense

the felt sense is a unique offering by Em Cruickshank that incorporates restorative yin yoga, meditation and breath work with the healing touch of massage.

 

During this workshop you will drop from your head into your heart and let go of the thinking mind. This will allow you to finally come home into the feeling space.

The felt sense is a safe space that will leave you feeling spacious, relaxed and connect to who you really are.

It's the ultimate experience of being, rather than doing.

You will leave inspired to feel into your life, with tools to use in your everyday, assisting you to return to that centred space - the felt space.

Monica Andersson, Yoga Sivana's talented massage therapist, will be joining Em, treating you to a gorgeous express head, foot or hand massage - a further exploration into the felt sense.

Date & Time Saturday 1st April 2017 - 1-4pm

Investment: $70

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Trekking To Restore Sight - Fundraising Class
Feb
27
9:15 am09:15

Trekking To Restore Sight - Fundraising Class

We are so  proud to have  O U R  V E R Y  O W N  T E A M walking the Coastal Trek this year - led by the wonderful Dagmar and joined by 3 of our students. 

G O  G I R L S!!

Join us on  S U N D A Y 26TH F E B R U A R Y at 5:15pm for a one hour HATHA class led by DAGMAR.This class is B Y  D O N A T I O N - help our team help the Fred Hollows Foundation and restore sight for millions of people less fortunate than us!

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Theta Healing Meditation 6 Week Course
Feb
9
Mar 16

Theta Healing Meditation 6 Week Course

We are delighted to be collaborating with Dr Sara Winchester to bring to Yoga Sivana our first 6 week course , exploring the practice and benefits of Theta Meditation.

What is Theta Meditation:

There are five main frequency brain waves: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma. These brain waves are in constant motion, the brain produces consistent waves at all frequencies.

When you are in Theta meditation the low frequency theta waves in your brain can help creativity, strong emotional connections as well as lower stress and anxiety and create a healing effect. 

In this course you will meet once a week over 6 weeks, where you will both practice & discuss Theta meditation techniques.You will also receive an audio of the guided meditation to support your home practice. There are ONLY LIMITED SPACES with Dr Sara in this series. 

TIME: 7:45pm-9pm
DATES: WEDNESDAYS FROM FEB 8TH - MAR 16TH
COST: $400 EARLY BIRD (ends Jan 18th 2017) $500 thereafter

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200 HR Teacher Training Info Session
Jan
28
10:30 am10:30

200 HR Teacher Training Info Session

Join Cora Geroux, Lyndsey Benn and the 2017 200 HR Teaching Faculty for an in depth hatha yoga experience and group discussion. 

We'll start with a 75 minute practice co-taught by Cora and Lyndsey which will include asana, pranayama & meditation. 

After which we'll sit in a circle yogi style, have some yummy food and talk all things Yoga Teacher Training!

It's the perfect time to come meet the 2017 Faculty, ask all your questions, and check out the vibe of the studio. 

Complimentary Of Course! We can't wait to meet you - please register online to save your spot.

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DEEP REST
Jan
23
7:30 am07:30

DEEP REST

  • Yoga Sivana

 

In a culture of busy, DEEP REST is an opportunity to slow down, restore, and rebalance your over stimulated nervous system. When your nervous system is chronically over aroused, your body-mind is in survival mode, which leave you feeling disconnected, drained and anxious.

During this 2 HR DEEP REST practice you will be guided through a restorative yin yoga sequence, followed by therapeutic yoga nidra session, specifically designed to support the parasympathetic or rest & digest function of the nervous system.

This simple shift activates the body’s natural healing mechanism which can facilitate deep healing on a physical, mental and emotional level. A well balanced nervous system has a positive impact on your intimate relationships, immunity and digestion – all of which have been supported by scientific research.

This DEEP REST practice will leave you feeling nourished, grounded and at peace.

The last 3 DEEP REST workshops in Sydney booked out weeks in advance - please book ASAP to save your spot. 

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BALANCING HEAVEN & EARTH
Dec
11
4:30 am04:30

BALANCING HEAVEN & EARTH

  • Yoga Sivana

Insight Yoga uses slow mindful vinyasa sequences alongside deeply restorative yin yoga poses, balancing the yin (Earth/stable) and yang (Heaven/dynamic) qualities in the body, resulting in a balanced feeling of relaxation with vibrancy.

The practice is slow and mindful, allowing each person to work at their own pace. You will be guided through mindfulness meditation methods to open the heart and increase feelings of calm and well-being, deeply unwinding inner tensions and clearing the mind to allow for more clarity of attention.

The workshop will include yin yoga, vinyasa and meditation mingled with loving kindness, the 4 foundations of mindfulness and inward-drawn self-inquiry.

Sarah Owen is one of the first teachers to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience. She is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute. She has been mentored by Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade and is the coordinator for Sarah Powers' Insight Yoga Institute programs in Australia.

When: Saturday, November 5th. 12:30-3:30pm

Cost: $55 (members receive 10% off)

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Introduction To Nia - Movement Medicine
Dec
5
6:00 am06:00

Introduction To Nia - Movement Medicine

Curious about Nia? This is the workshop for you! You'll dance, move, laugh and shake, and put pleasure into your workout. This workshop is designed specifically for beginners. We will introduce basic concepts and principals of Nia and get moving. Inspired by the martial arts, dance arts & healing arts, Nia is a transformational movement & lifestyle practice anchored in body-centred awareness.

Blending music and movement with mindfulness, Nia promotes fusion fitness-dance, mental health, neuroplasticity, self-healing and balance. Best of all, Nia is FUN! Nia invites Joyful motion into every moment of life.

To learn more about Nia go to: www.niaaustralia.com.au/teacher/viktoria-dohandi

Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.

December 4th 2-4pm $45

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Sounds Of Silence - Hatha Yoga Sound Journey and Immersion into Peace
Nov
27
6:00 am06:00

Sounds Of Silence - Hatha Yoga Sound Journey and Immersion into Peace

"From silence comes all sound,From stillness comes all movement,And it is within this space of silence and stillness that we awaken to our true nature of being, so that every action is manifested from the space of peace." - Lucy

In this 2 hour workshop, you will be guided into an intuitive and peaceful Hatha Yoga flow with Lucy Proud, blended with sacred wisdom and meditation, followed by deep rest and the healing acoustic sounds of Simon Favorito to bring balance, stillness and inner awareness to the self. We will ground and integrate our journey with a nourishing tea to take this experience of peace out into our worlds. 

Guided by Lucy Proud; spiritual teacher, healer and yogi. Accompanied by Simon Favorito: food and wellbeing extraordinaire with a passion for live music.

About Lucy: Through yoga, meditation, energy healing, crystal healing, women's wisdom, magical ceremony and spiritual teaching, Lucy's offerings are rooted in the path of peace and awakening. She teaches Hatha Yoga from the northern Indian and Tibetan lineage, which weaves breath, movement, sound and meditation together with the philosophies and wisdoms of life and sacred living, in order to bring understanding and mastery of our physical and spiritual energies, cultivate balance and bring healing to the whole being. Her classes allow each person the space to enter into deep peace, awareness and presence of the authentic and magical soul self. Her philosophies are simple; be still, be true, be you. Inspired by nature and its flow of life, Lucy believes all health and wellbeing arises from our ability to connect with our true inner nature of intuition, knowing and creative flow, which in our natural state is Peace. 

About Simon Favorito: is a wholistic wellbeing coach and food alchemist with a life long passion for music and sound. Gifted guitarist along with other instruments, his ability to feel rhythm and sound will take you on a healing journey deep into the alchemy of your soul.

Saturday November 26th, 2 - 4pm | $45

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LAMA TENDAR
Nov
9
Nov 10

LAMA TENDAR


DETAILS ABOUT THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT COMING SOON. TO PRE-BOOK CONTACT EM AT emcruickshank76@gmail.com

Tendar was born in the Kham district, Eastern Tibet. He became a monk at the age of twelve at Dego Somdupling Monastery in the Mahayana tradition. In Lhasa Tendar studied at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery for seven years, learning the ancient art of Tibetan tantric chanting, prayer and meditation. Tendar later attended the Tenzin Gang Gyuto monastery and studied at the Gyuto Tantric University for a further 14 years. Here he qualified as a teacher of sacred Buddhist art.

In 2000 Tendar commenced traveling to various European countries as Chant Master with the Gyuto monks. Tendar came to Australia for the first time in 2001, traveling extensively with the Gyuto monks, chanting, making sand mandalas, butter sculptures and teaching deep meditation.

Returning to Australia in 2003, Tendar now resides in Melbourne, teaching meditation, Tibetan language, sacred art and chant. Tendar became an Australian citizen in June 2005. 

Tendar travels across Australia to teach meditation at various centres and retreats, performing blessings, sacred rituals and Buddhist ceremonies and also participating in community cultural programs.

  • Tuesday November 8th 1 Hour Private Healing - FULLY BOOKED
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  • Wednesday November 9th 9am - 12pm Sacred Sound Chakra Cleanse $70 - BOOK NOW
  • Wednesday November 9th 2pm - 5pm Sacred Sound Meditation & Dharma Talk $70 - BOOK NOW