Yoga Classes are best viewed on a laptop, ipad etc.
My classes have evolved over the last 7 years of teaching, learning and studying. They are far more than an exercise class and are based on the teachings and wisdom passed down over thousands of years, joining together Yoga and Ayurveda.
Teaching the whole practice in a modern, feminine way.
The Yoga & Ayurveda Course evolved from my wish to share this knowledge.
The asana or exercises are a small part of yoga; however we really need the asana in our modern world. Most of us sit in chairs for long periods of time and do not get enough natural exercise. Our backs and bodies become weak and stiff.
The asana or physical exercises take us out of our thoughts and into the present moment, as our focus is shifted to the position and the feelings they create in our body.
Then we become aware of our breath and move into reality, the real world.
When I first started practicing at home, I used to think of this as the "yoga zone."
I can find a bit of peace and joy, not dependent on what is happening in my life.
I practice my own classes; I know which one I need. Sometimes it is difficult to practice without guidance especially if something has happened in my life and my mind is busy and stuck in a negative thought pattern.
Explore the classes.. If you have yoga experience, don't dismiss the slow and careful Earth Classes. If they are too easy, question this. Why do you need them to be hard? Stay and breathe. Don't give in to your mind and ego; listen to the heart of you. It's whispering, be still and learn my love. Feel your breath as nourishment, feel your legs so strong..
Our sedentary life begins in school, as little children, sitting for long periods of time, five days a week, usually on a chair. Learning to compete, to be top of the class. But we always fail at something. There is only one top spot. No wonder we don't feel special, unique, why we look up to others. Why we don't take control of our own lives.
16 Online classes are all free to practice.
The classes begin with learning careful alignment and have been planned to gradually take you deeper into yoga. From the physical to the emotional and spiritual. The asana will make your body stronger and healthier but it is the wisdom lectures that will change your life.
Yoga & Ayurveda are your guide to well-being. I wish for you to thrive and to understand how important you are in weaving the world back to health.
"Well-being has been defined as the combination of feeling good and functioning well; the experience of positive emotions such as happiness and contentment as well as the development of one’s potential, having some control over one’s life, having a sense of purpose, and experiencing positive relationships. It is a sustainable condition that allows the individual or population to develop and thrive."
From chair yoga & meditation to Intermediate/advanced yoga classes.
I highly recommend face to face classes with a yoga teacher before practicing any online classes.
*Never do anything that hurts, never push into a posture. BE GENTLE.
Practice to your bodies capabilities and it will gradually grow stronger, more flexible & healthier.
Otherwise practice the classes below until you feel strong and comfortable (at ease) in the asana and ready to learn more. This may take 10 years....or 3 classes!
Don't forget to practice Yoga Nidra and the restorative class Relax. Relax..Relax...
Explore the meditations.
Learn how to engage the muscles in your pelvic floor all the way up to your neck as you practice the standing asana.
These 3 Bandha or energy seals strengthen your core & anyone with a back or neck problem can benefit so much from learning when and how to use them.
This 5 minute video is a very gentle introduction on what they are, where they are and how to gently engage them.
In my online yoga classes you will learn how and when to use Bandha as you practice asana.
They intensify with pranayama or breathing exercises such as Samana Vayu.
Spend time learning Samana Vayu or nourishing breath in my online class
Full of Energy - Yoga for a Strong Core
This is a 15 minute Gentle Chair yoga sequence that is the beginning of The Rewind Yoga for Breast Cancer Class.
BUT it is a sequence for ANYONE who is tired, exhausted, suffering from any illness or spends too many hours sitting in an office chair
Yoga is not specific for one illness, it is not about illness at all.
It encourages energy and health.
It brings about a feeling of well being no matter what you are going through in your life.
I hope you enjoy it and find moments of peace and joy.
For specific guidance through the yoga classes join my Yoga & Ayurveda Course
For example some of my classes are specific for lymphatic drainage and the immune system and finish with meditation for calm and peace.
Yogic Healing. These are special classes that integrate Ayurveda & Yoga, learn how to make your own oils for massage. Then learn how to practice the most beautiful and relaxing massage meditations
There is an Ancient System which is full of wisdom and is practiced and learn't in 7 stages.
The yoga classes, meditations and my book Bird Song take you slowly through a year of yoga, a year of learning what you need to be happy & fulfilled.
An ancient path for modern women
Free Yoga/Ayurveda Course
Or start my Yoga & Ayurveda Course and be guided through all Yoga Classes & Meditations.....Online Payments
Students who wish some guidance will also recieve special Zoom classes and workshops.
Let me know, your reasons for practicing and your health concerns, in a quick summary and I will send you the links to the appropriate classes.
Learn your own individual constitution or health patterns and how to become balanced and healthy with specific yoga classes, meditations, breathing exercises, herbal teas, gentle detox days, vegetarian diet. Marma Therapy which are Ayurvedic acupressure points and self massage using essential oils, crystals, colour, music and sound.
Cost for the whole course with guidance is $240
At 23 I gave up my well paid medical profession and travelled to Crete to teach English for a year...why?..Because I thought there had to be more to life. I felt I was escaping but I was learning what was missing in my life...our lives. I went back to Radiography, saved and headed to Australia. Bought a Kombi Van and travelled from Perth up and around the coast to Sydney. It was the connection with nature that was missing and then I started yoga finding another missing connection, being aware of my body and mind. I have learn't to live in soft time instead of hard times...more of the time! I'm still learning....I have just completed a moonology course with Yasmin Boland. Learning to use the Moon Cycles to help inspire to create a beautiful life and realise the effect this has on the world around us.
Every month I join Swami Saradananda's wonderful Satsang's for Yoga Teachers on Zoom, alot of her work on Mudra's, Pranayama, Chakra's and Cleansing practices has inspired my classes over the last 5 years and it is lovely to be able to listen to her wise teachings.
1 Hour Face to Face Zoom consultations or special yoga & meditation classes can be arranged any time throughout the course. Cost $120
*I recommend one every 2 months but it is very flexible and you may wish to receive email advise only.
This is my most important Hatha yoga class. It is the beginning of learning how to practice the yoga asana or position's.
I carefully show you how to adapt them all.
It is simple & gentle and yet it is powerful for building strength and flexibility. Most Hatha yoga classes focus on the Ha - the Yang, the strengthening postures. In this class the standing asana are all simple and held for about 5 breaths. The Warrior. The Mountain. The Tree. The Twist.
The second part of the class is the tha of Ha tha yoga - Restorative postures, laying down so your back is well supported and holding the asana for at least two and a half minutes, if you don't hold them you will not give your body the time, to open and become more flexible. Restorative yoga is not only wonderful for relaxing your mind but it is the simplest and easiest way to become more flexible...I am living proof.
I can move into the Yin holds easily now, even Lotus, because a lot of my home practice is restorative.
Be gentle, your body will learn to trust you, learn to relax, learn to let go and then the standing and yin asana become much easier. Give yourself time...5 - 15 years, or even better the rest of your life.......
Although this is a Gentle Class it is recommended you have face to face lessons with a teacher before practicing. The class is divided into 2 sections, the first is Yang yoga to strengthen your spine and body. The second section is equally important. Restorative asana for flexibility and relaxation. Postures are standing and laying down only.
Please support me in making these classes available and make a small donation.
04.03 | 08:03
Amazing news about your book Julie, am so excited to see Bird Song in print. Signed copy obviously! 🙏🏻💚
02.02 | 20:18
Thank you for your kindness in sharing. I'd love to participate in the online learning
05.12 | 19:45
Morning Julie, would you have a spot in today’s 9.30 for a casual? Josephine
18.10 | 03:57
Hi Julie 😊,
Can I please go on the waitlist for Monday 8.15am class ?