Archive for 2013

Kundalini Yoga Spring Clean Workshop with Patty Kikos

Kundalini Yoga Teacher - Patty Kikos

Join Patty Kikos for a Kundalini yoga workshop that will help you shift your perspective, boost your nervous system and renew your spirit for spring on Friday 20 September from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at Jivamukti Yoga Sydney, Newtown NSW.

Together, you will experience a beautiful sequence that will cleanse & rejuvenate the liver meridian and help you release the heavy emotions you no longer wish to carry. The practice is done at your own pace and with your eyes closed which makes it open to all levels and personality types.

Past workshops have sold out so bookings are essential in securing your place and avoiding disappointment. Visit Patty’s website for more information and to book.

Kundalini Yoga Spring Clean Workshop with Patty Kikos


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Chakra Balance Course with Patty Kikos

Kundalini Yoga Teacher - Patty Kikos

Join Patty Kikos for a 8-week Chakra balance course starting on Thursday 22 August from 6.00pm – 7.30pm in Bronte, Sydney NSW.

In this Spring-focused 8-week chakra balance course, Patty focuses on increasng the energy of your vital organs so that you feel stable, abundant, sensual, free, spontaneous, creative, confident, loving, expressive, intuitive and inspired.

During the spring months, Patty’s course will gently and lovingly energise each vital organ so that you have the physical energy and mental clarity to appreciate and enjoy the longer days.

The last courses both sold out so bookings are essential in securing your place and avoiding disappointment. Visit Patty’s website for more information and to book.

Chakra Balance Course with Patty Kikos


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The benefits of regular meditation

I recently came across an interesting article on meditation in the Art of Healing magazine.

The article highlighted two recent studies that found significant benefits in practising meditation.

1. A new imaging study found that people with no prior meditation experience showed changes in particular brain mechanisms when they participated in a four-day mindfulness meditation program. In particular there was a marked decrease in the presence of anxiety after meditation.

2. A new study published in the Journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that the practice of meditation keeps people healthy. The study involved a group of 201 people suffering from coronary heart disease. They had a choice between a health education class or take a course in transcendental meditation. Over a five year period, researchers followed up with both groups and found that those who took the meditation class had a 48 per cent reduction in their symptoms and overall risk of heart attack, stroke and death.


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Teacher Training Courses 2013-14 with Simon Low

Yin Yoga Teacher - Simon Low

Join Simon Low and select Yoga Academy teachers for a range of exciting yoga teacher training workshops located in the UK and Thailand.

Visit Simon Low’s website to see the complete schedule of upcoming teacher training workshops.

1. The Yoga Academy Teacher Training Course (BWY Accreditation, Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification)

Simon Low’s next 2-year course at his residential venue Commonwork Farm near Sevenoaks in Kent begins on 15 November 2013.

Visit the Yoga Academy website for more information and to book.

2. Yin and Yang Yoga – Teacher Training and Study Immersion

Samahita Retreat on Koh Samui, Thailand, is the venue for The Yoga Academy’s Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training and Study Immersion, with Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification, now running for the fourth consecutive year. Founded and led by Simon Low, one of Europe’s most renowned yoga teachers, The Yoga Academy is considered by many to be the most highly respected yoga teacher training school in the UK providing in-depth education in the full spectrum of yogic studies.

Visit the Yoga Academy website for more information and to book.

3. Yoga Alliance 500-Hour Teacher Training – Upgrade Course and Study Immersions

Held at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samul Thailand from 18-25 January 2014.

Visit Samahita Retreat’s website for more information and to book.

4. Ongoing Training for Teachers

Simon’s annual ongoing Training for Teachers weekend at our homely training venue Commonwork Farm in Kent, UK from 22-24 November 2013.

Visit the Yoga Academy website for more information and to book.

Yoga Teacher Training 2013-14 with Yoga Teacher Simon Low
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Yoga Retreats and Study Immersions in Thailand 2014

Yin Yoga Teacher - Simon Low

Join Simon Low and select Yoga Academy teachers in 2014 for your choice of yoga holiday, lake retreat or teacher training. All events are based in Thailand.

4–11 January 2014: Yoga Holiday at Samahita Retreat
11–18 January 2014: Lake Retreat, Khao Sok National Park
18–25 January 2014: 500-Hour Teacher Training Module and Study Immersion
8 February – 8 March 2014: 200-Hour Teacher Training and Study Immersion

Visit Simon Low’s website for more information and to book.

Yoga Retreats and Study Immersions in Thailand with Expect Yoga Teacher Simon Low
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What Yoga Can Do for You

We came across this article recently in the Sydney Morning Herald on the topic of “What Yoga can do for you” and thought it may be of interest.

The study was led by Dr Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, an associate professor with the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas and the findings were presented to the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology held in New Orleans in 2011.

The study focused on 49 patients with the heart rhythm disorder who had no physical limitations and no prior experience with yoga. Their episodes of irregular heartbeat were measured for a six-month period by researchers at the hospital.

The report said that “it appears yoga has a significant impact on helping to regulate patients’ heartbeat and improves the overall quality of life”. The report also cautioned “that larger studies are needed to bear out the findings of his study, and that patients should continue with standard medical therapy.”

For anyone who has practiced yoga regularly these conclusions will not be at all surprising!

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