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Power of the Five Elements with Mark Hoppe and Tahnee McCrossin
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Power of the Five Elements with Mark Hoppe and Tahnee McCrossin

Power of the Five Elements

Integrating Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Yin Yoga for Health and Stress Resistance

Experience this unique 3-hour intensive workshop with Five Element acupuncturist Mark Hoppe & Yin Yoga teacher Tahnee McCrossin.

A working knowledge of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine and one's own Constitutional Element allows a yoga practitioner to understand why they react in a certain way to stressors, be they on the mat or in their life. Integrating the ancient wisdom of Taoist Chinese Medicine with current mind-body research and the ancient practice of Taoist (Yin) Yoga, this workshop will help you to begin to understand the elemental types and how to manage stress and enhance your life through this wisdom.

Mark and Tahnee will lead you through a practical and experiential introduction to the Five Elements, exploring the invitation to transformation contained within each element, as well as supportive practices including diet/tonic herbs, lifestyle and, of course, yoga.

Mark Hoppe completed a 4-year degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002. Since 2005 he has focused on 5 Element Acupuncture, training with master practitioners in Australia, UK and USA. Mark is passionate about what he calls "dirty hands spirituality" - seeing the truth of who we are, both light and dark - and finding the invitation to growth in every block and challenge. He finds 5 Element Acupuncture to be an excellent tool in this regard.

Tahnee McCrossin has a deep passion for Taoist (Yin) Yoga, abdominal massage (chi ne tsang) and herbalism and integrates her direct experience working with and on the organs and the body's energetic and physical systems into her teaching. Tahnee studies Taoism and Yin Yoga with Mantak Chia and Paul Grilley respectively and Planetary Herbalism wiht Michael Tierra, and is the founder of Yoga for All. She is currently based in Byron Bay.

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Introduction to Vedic Chanting with Beverley McCulloch
May
27
12:30 PM12:30

Introduction to Vedic Chanting with Beverley McCulloch

Our voices can hold a key for our own health, healing, and well-being.  Chanting is one of the lesser known and used tools of Yoga, using sound in the form of mantra, helping to connect from our heart. It can help us 'find our voice' in life as well has hold many other benefits for healing.

Adhyayanam (Vedic Chanting) is a useful tool in quietening the mind and as a preparation for dhyana (meditation) but also can be a meditative process in itself.

What to expect in this introductory session:

  • The history of Vedic Chanting
  • What is mantra?
  • Benefits of chanting for focus, developing breath, bringing calm to body & mind and more.
  • Basic rules and techniques eg the primary notes, the importance of punctuation, timing, and strength of sound.
  • Learn simple mantras to introduce basic rules followed by one or two basic chants, taught in call and response format.
  • How to incorporate mantra into asana practice

(No experience is needed.)

To book, click here: https://www.trybooking.com/QARD

About the Teacher:

Beverly McCulloch: Yoga Therapist & Registered Yoga Teacher

Beverly is a full time Yoga Teacher and Therapist based in Taree and Old Bar on the Mid North Coast of NSW and is the founder of Healing Heart Yoga, a Yoga centre dedicated and committed to the tradition of Yoga as taught by Sri T Krishnamacharya –teaching Yoga as it best suits the changing needs of each individual person. She has an innate passion for living and sharing Yoga in its true essence for healing and general health and well-being, respecting the tradition of Yoga as a way of living life – extending beyond the yoga mat. 

Beverly first started practicing Yoga 20 years ago forming a love of Yoga which continues to grow and thrive. Having her own daily practice for around 10 years and a dedicated personal practice for the past 5 years, it is from this dedicated practice she has experienced the most transformation and growth. She has a particular passion for Vedic Chanting which forms part of her daily practice.

Studies include –

  • Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching
  • Certified Yoga teacher Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation (KHYF), Chennai, India
  • Yoga Therapy (KHYF) - teaching Yoga one to one for healing. 
  • Yoga Therapy studies with Svastha Yoga - Depression & Addictions.
  • Regular trips to India and Melbourne for ongoing studies of all aspects of Yoga (including Vedic Chanting)
  • Beverly is a registered Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia.
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Into the body of Emotion w/Gabriel Axel
Feb
18
12:30 PM12:30

Into the body of Emotion w/Gabriel Axel

Into the Body of Emotion: Expansion & Refinement

with Gabriel Axel

Emotions are the centre of gravity of our day-to-day experience. They influence the nervous system and our perceptions and judgments of self, body, and world. This workshop offers a much-deserved treatment of emotional experience in self-development, using movement and stillness. We will dive into techniques for activating expansive emotional states and leveraging them to uproot long-standing emotional blockages that give rise to restrictive thought patterns and somatic/bodily tensions. The result will be a foundational toolkit for emotional processing and balance in self-development.

The workshop will consist of lecture, guided instruction, light asana/movement, seated introspection, discussion, and a backdrop of supportive live instrumentals. Suitable for all levels. Practitioners are invited to bring a mat, cushion, and pen and paper for note-taking as desired.

Gabriel Axel, M.Sc., E-RYT-500, is PhD candidate, neuroscientist, educator, musician, and author of a forthcoming book on neuroscience and yoga. gabrielaxel.com

Yoga For All Hunter
18th Feb
12.30-2.30pm
Tix $40

To book click:   https://www.trybooking.com/OPBZ 

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Cat Yoga with Lyssa, Mavis, Daisy + Betsy
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Cat Yoga with Lyssa, Mavis, Daisy + Betsy

It's time for cats on mats! For the first time in Newcastle, Lyssa will be brining cat yoga to Yoga for All Bolton. Assisted by her three 'girls,' Mavis, Daisy + Betsy, we'll be practicing a half-flow, half-yin 90 min yoga class. We'll also be tuning into the healing vibration of a cat's purr and presence in the yoga room. Cats' healing vibrations are especially effective when they lie on the part of you that is hurting. Cats were first domesticated by Egyptians and were welcomed into temples and homes, where they were consider sacred. We are welcoming them into our studio to tap into the healing power of cat yoga. Open your mind + body to the healing energy of PURR-FECT YOGA.

You are welcome to bring your own cat, or you can cuddle with ours!! 

By donation, all proceeds to the Hunter Animal Rescue organisation. To reserve your spot, please click here: http://www.trybooking.com/JZIW. Donations received in cash on the day.

 

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Anatomy for Yoga - The Hip Flexors + Quads with Tahnee
Jan
17
12:30 PM12:30

Anatomy for Yoga - The Hip Flexors + Quads with Tahnee

Join Tahnee for a three-hour masterclass on all things hip flexors and quads!! We'll journey into our thighs and hips and learn how they function in our lives and in our practice, adapting our asana to our unique bodies. 

We will focus on the illiopsoas, sartorius, quadriceps (vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medius, rectus femoris).

This is the second workshop in the Anatomy for Yoga series with Tahnee. 

Investment: $40

Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/JZJF

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Yoga, Vibrational Sound & The Heart
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga, Vibrational Sound & The Heart

 

You are invited to join Tamara & Matt through this fusion of restorative yoga and vibrational sound. Tamara will guide you through gentle, restorative postures while receiving the meditative and healing effects of sounds. Matt will explore the sounds and vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and other instruments that will guide us into a deep meditation.

Yoga and sound are a powerful blend that deeply relaxes the body, allows our minds to quiet and  surrender into the Heart. …resting in deep stillness and bliss!

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket

Investment: $40

This event is being held at Yoga For All HUNTER - 159 Hunter Street Newcastle

To book head to: http://www.trybooking.com/JSTL

For further information: info@yogaforall.com.au 

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AcroYoga Workshop - Intermediate
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

AcroYoga Workshop - Intermediate

Are you ready to progress your AcroYoga practice to the next level?

This 2 hour workshop will introduce and break down transitions into and out of peak poses. It will teach you to base, fly and spot the fundamental movements and build into dynamic AcroYoga sequences to get your AcroYoga practice from single static poses into fun and free flowing movement.
Open to all levels (some Acroyoga experience recommended - eg Front Bird)
Bring a smile, your mat, a sense of adventure, be ready to get inverted (go upside down) and have loads of fun!

No partner required but bring a friend anyway.
Investment: $40

To book your spot: http://www.trybooking.com/JUHA  
For further information: info@yogaforall.com.au

About Matt:
Matt has just returned from his Level 2 AcroYoga Teacher Training in Mexico and is eager to share his new skills. He is passionate about building connection and community through divine play.

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4-WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE WITH VIRGINIA
Nov
11
to Dec 2

4-WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE WITH VIRGINIA

Our 4-Week Yoga for Beginners Course starts Nov 11, Wedneday nights at 5:30 pm. This course is an awesome opportunity for you to start your yoga journey on the right foot! Covering the basics of yoga (inlcuding breathing and alignment for poses) over four weeks allows you to dive deeper into the practice, ensuring that you start your yoga journey prepped and ready to tackle group classes or even start your own home practice. Great for those brand new to yoga or those feeling a little unsure about their practice. Virginia will break down the poses for you, show you how to stay safe and make your intro to yoga lots of fun!! The investment for this 4-week program is $80. BOOK ONLINE: http://www.trybooking.com/167868

Week 1 Nov 11
Week 2 Nov 18
Week 3 Nov 25
Week 4 Dec 2

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Design your own Yin Yoga home practice with Tahnee
May
10
12:00 PM12:00

Design your own Yin Yoga home practice with Tahnee

This three-hour workshop breaks down the main archetypes of the yin yoga poses that target the hips and pelvis and will show you how to choose the poses that work best for your body and put them together in a sequence. 

You will leave the class armed with your own personalised yin yoga sequence to practice at home. For yoga teachers, you will understand the different poses to offer your students and see how to modify poses for your classes. 

Investment: $65 Register here

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Acro Yoga with Matt & Zoe
May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Acro Yoga with Matt & Zoe

 

The only thing certified Acroyoga and AcroYoga-Fit trainers Matt Worley and Zoe Braithwaite enjoy more than facing their own fear and achieving things they never thought possible, is celebrating and supporting other people overcome fear and achieve things they never thought possible….

 

Combining principles of acrobatics, yoga and weight training this new style of fitness is a full body workout, which involves having a whole lot of fun at the same time! 

 

Group and partner exercises, conditioning drills, games and acro balances are progressively worked thru to build skills in core strength, flexibility, balance, trust, team work,  structural alignment and co -ordination.

 

We learn that with the support of others we are able to open and strengthen far more deeply than just in the presence of ourselves.

 

With over 20 years’ experience in yoga, bodywork and performance, Zoe has worked with David Guetta, Medicine for the People, Sydney/ Byron Spirit Festival and Mind, Body Spirit Festival. .

Matt loves connecting people and building community thru the divine play of acroyoga and has done so at workshops and festivals within Australia and retreats here & overseas.

 

No previous experience or Acro partner necessary

Investment: $65 - to book click here.

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Happy Hips = Happy Peeps
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Happy Hips = Happy Peeps

Join Virginia Slevin for a 2 hour deep hip yin yoga masterclass and find stillness and space in an ever increasing fast paced world.

The masterclass will cover:

*physical benefits e.g improved mobility and flexibility
*emotional benefits e.g release of stuck energy, negative feelings and pent up emotions
* and most importantly, for 2 full hours of yummy yin!

$45 - to book click here

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Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Personal Empowerment Workshop with Saanvi

Personal Empowerment by Learning and Experiencing Self-Healing Techniques & Tools with Saanvi

Personal empowerment and self-healing is easy, peaceful, entertaining, and amazingly simple with these tools, as taught by energetic & spiritual healer and psychic Saanvi. 

Saanvi will teach you how to maintain your energy levels at a very high level of motivation , to enjoy and embrace a loving life and to discover your best potential. This workshop is based on very practical and simple approaches. You will learn:

  • What is energy?
  • How to perceive energy.
  • How to manage energy.
  • How to play with energy. 
  • How to stay stabilised and balanced by monitoring our energy. 
  • How to enjoy good energy. 
  • How to practice and embody pure light energy. 

All these topics will be experienced and supported through the unconditional love of Saanvi. Please feel free to come with personal questions or requests.

Saanvi is a spiritual healer and teacher who has been practicing for more than 35 years. She is French native. 

Please bring: A bottle of water, casual happy clothes, some fruit to snack on. 

For bookings please phone Saanvi on 0412 498 597 or email info@yogaforall.com.au

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Discover Natural Solutions for Healthy Living with doTERRA oils
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Discover Natural Solutions for Healthy Living with doTERRA oils

An all ages welcome free event in perfect timing for winter. Come along to discover how to replace the medicine and prescription drugs in your home and replace them with essential oils that don't just address the syptoms of illness but the root cause. 
Learn how to replace your medicine cabinet with all natural doTERRA certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils, they work with the body systems cheaply and without side effects.

Includes a free essential oil for everyone who attends! 

To book please click here.

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The Connected Yogi: Explore and experience your magical fascia with Yin Yoga
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

The Connected Yogi: Explore and experience your magical fascia with Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga Workshop

Join health educator and Yin yoga teacher Mason Taylor and Yoga for All founder Tahnee McCrossin for a three-hour Yin Yoga immersion into the fascinating world of fascia. Learn how fascia affects your yoga practice, your health and mobility ad emotions, and experience your fascia in action in long-held Yin poses.

In this workshop you will explore and experience your own fascia as a dynamic, living tissue. You will feel into what it is and why it’s important, its incredible function in the living system of your body and learn how to nourish and fortify your fascia for longevity, flexibility and vitality.

  • What is fascia and why does it matter?
  • What is the fascial network and how do we connect to it for physical and emotional release?
  • How, as yogis, do we become more aware of our fascia?
  • Tensegrity and why our bodies are more like sailboats than lighthouses

How to bring fascial release into your practice (or classes if you are a teacher) 

Get to know your fascia for greater physical and emotional freedom and let us help you move towards living your best, most vibrant life ever!

Mason Taylor:
Mason is a Yin yoga teacher, health educator, professional speaker, writer, and health activist who inspires people to consciously create the body and personal culture of their dreams through holistic living, element-based nutrition and reconnection to Nature. 

Tahnee McCrossin:

Tahnee is the founder of Yoga for All, a fascia, anatomy and health nerd, writer and Yin yoga teacher (trained by Yin Yoga pioneers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers). Tahnee draws from the ancient teachings of the East and balances them with the best of modern Western science. She inspires physical, mental and emotional transformation in her students by sharing these teachings in public classes, workshops and retreats.

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Jam Sangha

It's on again - yoga chats and good times in a high-vibing atmosphere with extra-large Post-It notes and cuppas (still BYO mug!). This month's focus is meditation and energetics. Join us if you wish. (FYI, a sangha is a community, Yoga Jam has evolved into Jam Sangha, ha!) This is a free event.

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

Stretch Therapy Workshop 1

Please note that this is a two-part workshop, the first session held on March 8 from 3 - 5 pm and the second on March 15 from 3 - 5 pm. 
Investment: $55

Stretching allows you to release muscular tension, manage injury and allay common aches and pains associated with age, exercise or too much time at a computer! Over two weekend sessions you will learn about your own patterns of tension and how to change them, with the possibility of gaining deeper insight into yourself. Your body will feel looser, your range of movement and sleep habits will improve, and you will feel more relaxed. You will take away with you knowledge that if practised will improve your quality of life. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. 

For more information please email info@yogaforall.com.au

TONI RASTOVICH

Working as a physical therapist and devoting 20 years to the practise of Yoga ,surfing and a love of music .I have combined the art of stretch ,breath,dance and funk to teach a rythmic style called Yoga Dance .

Toni is a Remedial Massage and Skin Therapist who has worked in Studios across Australia and more recently Owned and Operated Skin & Tonik in Newcastle.

Through her interaction with her clients and their response to her style of therapies and musical choices she began to develop her yoga practise to modern music ,including elements of Pilates ,Belly dancing and Tri Yoga practise.

More recently Toni has become a qualified Stretch Therapy teacher under the Guidance of
Kit Laughlin .
ST is a comprehensive system of stretching,fascial remodelling,strengthening and neural
re-patterning and relaxation.
Strength ,Stretch and Mobility classes are run over a 8 to 12 week course .

QUALIFICATIONS
Cert IV Massage -AIMT 2004
Level 1 Thai Massage- 100 hrs Changmai Thailand -1999
Yoga Teacher Training -India 1999
Stretch Therapy Teacher Training -Australia 2014

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Get Unstuck - 3 Hour Yin Workshop
Mar
1
12:30 PM12:30

Get Unstuck - 3 Hour Yin Workshop

The first one is completely booked out, so we're running it twice! Join Tahnee for a juicy 3-hour Yin Yoga workshop focusing on deep release of the myofascia of the pelvis and lower back. We will use long-held yin yoga poses and manual therapies to release tension that results in lower back pain and stiffness, and discuss the energetic and emotional implications of a 'sticky' SI joint and tension in the lower back. This workshop will be awesome for anyone who suffers from lower back pain (obviously!) and those of us who spend too much time sitting or standing. Come play!

Cost is $45, bookings essential. $10 deposit required to secure your spot. Please email info@yogaforall.com.au to book. Please note you will need to bring two tennis balls with you!!

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Get Unstuck - 3 Hour Yin Yoga Workshop with Tahnee
Feb
22
12:30 PM12:30

Get Unstuck - 3 Hour Yin Yoga Workshop with Tahnee

SOLD OUT - We will be running this event again on March 1.

Join Tahnee for a juicy 3-hour Yin Yoga workshop focusing on deep release of the myofascia of the pelvis and lower back. We will use long-held yin yoga poses and manual therapies to release tension that results in lower back pain and stiffness, and discuss the energetic and emotional implications of a 'sticky' SI joint and tension in the lower back. This workshop will be awesome for anyone who suffers from lower back pain (obviously!) and those of us who spend too much time sitting or standing. Come play!

Cost is $45, bookings essential. $10 deposit required to secure your spot. Please email info@yogaforall.com.au to book. Please note you will need to bring two tennis balls with you!! 

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Dark Side of Yin
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Side of Yin

It's happening. Dark Side of the Moon, on vinyl, in the beautiful Yoga for All studio. Join Tahnee for a special 1 hr yin yoga class on Friday Feb 20, 7 - 8 pm. We'll be staying for long holds in hip poses, getting deep with the Floyd. By donation. Bookings essential. Please email info@yogaforall.com.au

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Hridaya Hatha Yoga Workshop
Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

Hridaya Hatha Yoga Workshop

The first Hridaya Yoga workshop has SOLD OUT, so due to popular demand, Tamara will be running a second workshop in February. Hridaya Hatha Yoga teaches the path of the Spiritual Heart, an invitation to live with an open heart... The Hridaya Hatha Yoga workshop includes:

  • Meditation techniques for the revelation of the Spiritual Heart
  • What is Hridaya Yoga?
  • What is the Spiritual Heart?
  • Hridaya Hatha Yoga Practice

With the beautiful Tamara Coughlan. Cost for three hours is just $45. To book, please email info@yogaforall.com.au

For more information:

Tamara Coughlan

facebook.com/yogaheartspace

0414250343

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Zenthai Shiatsu Partner Workshop Shine Your Light with Sonia Brown
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Zenthai Shiatsu Partner Workshop Shine Your Light with Sonia Brown

Celebrate Valentines Day with us at Yoga for All! Come and learn some zenthai shiatsu basics to share with your loved ones. The flavour of the event is the fire element, playful, joyful and light. 

The 3 hour workshop will include Zenthai Therapeutic flow with yoga asana and partner work, guided bodywork (you will both give and receive), a manual (so you can practise at home) and a sacred fire ritual by the ocean from 3pm with special guest Nikki from Wildcraft Australia. 

Their is also a chance to win a 1hr Zenthai Shiatsu session if you bring a friend. Although no partner is required. An additional chance to go in the draw is to attend the event without needing a car. Instead use public transport, bicycle or ride. Parking is available along the street with meter parking.

What to bring: 
- A yoga mat
- 1L water bottle
- a light lunch or snacks
- swimming attire
- an intention

Optional: bring something to place on the altar.

A sense of adventure is also highly recommended.

The Cost of the event is $45 per person

Please call Sonia on 0423309733 for bookings and enquiries.

Spaces are limited... 

A $15 deposit will secure your spot

Much Love and Light to you

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Hridaya Hatha Yoga Workshop
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Hridaya Hatha Yoga Workshop

Hridaya Yoga teaches the path of the Spiritual Heart, an invitation to live with an open heart... 

Hridaya Yoga workshop includes:

Meditation techniques for the revelation of the Spiritual Heart

What is Hridaya Yoga?

What is the Spiritual Heart?

Hridaya Hatha Yoga Practice

With the beautiful Tamara Coughlan. Cost for three hours is just $45. To book, please email info@yogaforall.com.au

For more information:

Tamara Coughlan

facebook/yogaheartspace.com

0414250343

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga for All Yoga Jam

No, not that kind of jam! This 'workshop' is an opportunity for us all to come together and jam out, talking about yoga, asking questions, sharing our experiences and our collective knowledge. It will be led, informally, by Tahnee and the Yoga for All teaching team, and we'll start with some intro to yoga philosophy, but will also let the discussion go where it wants to flow. This month we're exploring meditation and the final five limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, as outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. 

I know many of you are interested in yoga beyond the asana, so please feel free to come along and ask questions and get your yoga nerd on. Herbal teas are on the house. BYO mug. 

For more info, email info@yogaforall.com.au

 

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