NEW YEAR RITUAL

2021 Yoga and Meditation Workshops

NEW YEAR RITUAL 2021

Properly say goodbye to 2020 and make way for the new year and all it brings… the session includes some yoga practice, short meditations, releasing the old, opening up to the new, and inviting and setting real and firm intentions for the year ahead.

Choose from the online or the in studio event:

Saturday January 30: on-line via zoom, 10am – 12.30pm

Sunday January 31: at Waverley Yoga Studio, 10am – 12.30pm

Fee $50

Note early-bird price $40, use code BYE2020 before Dec 30 2020.

BOOK HERE

‘Meditation Matters’ Meditation Workshop (Mordialloc)

This 3 hour workshop is for you if you are new to Meditation and also if you want some reliable tools to further your Meditation practice so as to find the peace and joy that is your natural state. It is a distillation of many years of practicing and teaching meditation, and from the content of my book ‘Yoga Off the Mat – Freedom in Everyday Life’. We explore practices to quiet the busy mind such as mindfulness, mantra, breathing, movement and much more. You can benefit from the practices right away, and you won’t regret attending this course.

Meditation Matters is a 3 hour workshop held on Fridays 10am – 1pm

LOCATION:
Currently this is an online Meditation workshop in your own space via zoom.

Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Your investment: $85 BOOK HERE

Fee includes your copy of my book ‘Yoga off the mat, freedom in everyday life’

‘I have so many techniques now and you have built my confidence up’ Sandra F

‘Would definitely recommend to others’ Pete H

‘That is the most relaxed I have EVER been’ Helen

‘Surprising to have that sense of connection, even though we were not in the same room’ Rosemary

‘I have learnt so much about myself and I am discovering the missing pieces to what makes me ‘ Tracey

Restorative Yoga workshop (WYS)

2 hours of blissful restorative yoga, something we all need!

Your investment: $40

Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Book with Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

‘Beautiful Breath’ workshop (3 hrs) (WYS)

Get back in touch with your natural breath, discover ways to enhance your breathing with asana and ways to enhance your asana with your breath, how to use breathing to counter stress, and assist relaxation and meditation and much more.

Fee of $85 includes a bonus copy of ‘Yoga off the Mat – Freedom in Everyday Life’

Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Book with Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

2021 Yoga Retreats

One day retreat

Want a little more? Join me for a one day retreat in Mordialloc to dive a little deeper into yoga and meditation and some yogi philosophy too.

LOCATION:
Mordialloc – my home studio address will be given on booking.

Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Your investment: $150  BOOK HERE

2021 For Yoga teachers:

Teaching Yoga for Seniors Workshop (6 hrs) ONLINE

Learn specific skills to address the issues facing the largest growing demographic of our population. Includes comprehensive notes, a chair yoga class and a mat class.

  • Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Fee $165 Book with the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Call Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

Teaching Yoga for Pregnancy Workshop (5.5 hrs) 

Learn skills and variations to safely guide women in their yoga practice throughout the different stages of pregnancy and how to use yoga to manage some common discomforts of pregnancy as well as the birth and beyond. Comprehensive notes and practical included.

  • Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Fee $165 Book with the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Call Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

Preparing for Advanced postures workshop (5.5 hrs)

What is an advanced posture? And how can you safely help your students along the path physically and mentally? Mainly practical, based on sound anatomy knowledge.

  • Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Fee $165 Book with the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Call Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

Teaching Restorative Yoga Workshop (5.5 hrs) (WYS)

We all need restorative yoga in our lives! Learn the conditions required to encourage deep restorative rest, which poses to offer and why, and how to provide complete propping in this practical workshop.

Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Fee $165 Book with the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Call Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

Teaching Mother and Baby Yoga Workshop (5.5 hrs) 

Learn the skills to safely help the mother with her post-partum body and an infant in the first year of life with Yoga, and how to provide a supportive and nurturing community in this special time of life. Comprehensive notes and practical included.

Watch out for 2021 dates soon

Fee $165 Book with the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Call Robert: 9833 4050 or email info@classicalyoga.com.au

2021-2022 Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Revive, Renew, Restore Yoga Retreat

Samahita Retreat Centre, Koh Samui, Thailand

PLEASE NOTE RETREAT CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 
Samahita Retreat Centre on Koh Samui
 

Let’s leave the rest of the world behind us and spend a week in sun-drenched Koh Samui renewing and reviving ourselves for the rest of the year! A perfect mid-year break to destress, recharge and bliss out. Sarasvati and Danni will lead you through vibrant and awakening Yoga in the morning, and a slow and rejuvenating practice in the late afternoon. These two experienced Yogis will also invite you to explore the ways that Yoga goes beyond the mat and reaches into our thoughts and feelings, our daily lives. And there will be plenty of time left to explore the activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches.

Join us for 8 days of tropical beaches, healing food and relaxed pace. Take some time out to recharge, and join Sarasvati and Danni for an immersive practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. For while a tropical getaway can be relaxing, yoga and meditation also lead us to a profound sense of ease. Yoga and meditation help us find our holdfasts, our roots to the universe that don’t so much nourish us as hold us steady and ground us against the tides and eddies of our ever-changing lives.

With a twice daily yoga and meditation practice, which you can take at your own pace and level, you will cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and calm, to carry back with you when the retreat has ended. And there is plenty of time left to explore the activities at Samahita, or simply soak in the sun on the serene Koh Samui beaches. A perfect mid-year break to find the innate stillness and serenity of your unchanging Self – and to simply chill.

Your stress-free Thailand Yoga Retreat includes:

  • 8 days and 7 nights accommodation at Samahita Retreat Koh Samui (rooms are set back from the main beachfront facilities, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation classes
  • Afternoon workshops (exploring other aspects that yoga offers)
  • Healthy gourmet vegetarian meals
  • Ground transfers to and from Koh Samui Airport
  • Night market at Fisherman’s Village Bophut
  • Temple walk
  • A boat and snorkelling trip
  • Relax in the herbal steam room or by the pool
  • On-site massage and wellness/beauty treatments available
A  Sample Day at the Retreat
 
7.30am Morning Yoga practice
9am Morning Meditation
10am Brunch buffet and free time for reading, relaxing, swimming, beach walking, kayaking, paddle boarding, wellness treatments, assimilating etc.
4pm Workshop
5pm Restorative/gentle asana – Shavasana – Meditation
6pm Dinner buffet
8pm Free time, quiet time after 9pm

Additional programming includes:

  • Solstice Fire Ceremony
  • Night market at Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
  • Temple Walk
  • Boat and Snorkelling Trip

You can extend your stay at either end of the Retreat by arrangement with Samahita.

 
Who is leading this retreat?
    • Sarasvati Dawson

       

      Diploma of Classical Yoga from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

      Sarasvati Sally Dawson has been practicing Yoga since 1996 and teaching Yoga and Meditation since she founded Waverley Yoga Studio in her lounge-room in suburban Melbourne in 2002. Before that she trained and worked a Medical Scientist for 20 years, earned a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and trained as Yoga teacher with the Australian College of Classical Yoga in 2001.

      She is a Senior Member of Yoga Australia, and member of Meditation Australia. She is involved in many aspects of the Yoga teacher-training program at ACCY, including teaching anatomy, asana and Yoga wisdom. Sarasvati has developed a number of post-graduate workshops for Yoga teachers, and also teaches a variety of workshops for ongoing students of Yoga and Meditation. As well as her ongoing classes, she has taught Yoga and Meditation in various settings, including the corporate sector and on many Yoga retreats with her teacher Swami Shantananda. Sarasvati is the author of ‘Yoga off the mat, freedom in everyday life’. Her passion is to help you to find the inner freedom that Yoga offers.

  • Danni Brown

     

    Diploma of Classical Yoga (2008) and Diploma of Meditation and Mindfulness (2016) from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2009), Certificate IV Small Business Management (2015)

    Danni grew up with Yoga as a part of her landscape, often discussing Yogic and Western philosophy with her mother, Swami Shantananda.  Around 2005 Danni developed an interest in the physical practice of Yoga and undertook her Yoga teacher training a few years later.  Danni has brought her experience from primary teaching to bear on her Yoga practice, bringing a professional understanding of curriculum and class design, and teaching methodology, into Yoga teaching and teacher training.

    Danni has joined her passion and love of teaching with her joy in Yoga.   Danni a part owner in Australian College of Classical Yoga and has been training Yoga teachers since 2014.  Additionally, Danni is part owner in Waverley Yoga Studio, and runs Yoga classes of varying styles, although her greatest love is Yoga classes that blend mindfulness with a slow and steady practice, allowing the mind to slow, the stress response of the body to recede, and providing a renewing and healing practice.

Accommodation and Fee Details

Shared open plan two-bedroom loft with shared bathroom AU$1975 per person Early Bird Special AU$1875 (expires 29 February 2020)

Semi Private room (Single) with a shared bathroom AU$2175 per person
Early Bird Special AU$2075 (expires 29 February 2020)

Private room (single) with own ensuite AU$2375 per person
Early Bird Special AU$2275 (expires 29 February 2020)

Private room (couple) with own ensuite AU$1975 per person
Early Bird Special AU$1825 (expires 29 February 2020)

Note: International air-fares NOT included

Secure your booking with a 50% deposit. The balance is due two months prior on 14th April 2020.

Download your Booking Form here
 
 
 
Our 2019 Samahita retreat group

 

 

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