New Product Release: Yoga for Beginners Complete Set

Jivamukti Yoga Teacher - Sarah Trestrail

Check out this new release – the complete set of 7 beginners hatha yoga classes. The style is gentle and easy for beginners, and is from the Jivamukti Yoga school in New York, US. These classes are the most popular of our products, and now you can purchase them as a set at a discount price.

Well known for her ability to explain postures and yoga concepts in a clear, fun and simple way, Jivamukti teacher Sarah Trestrail has designed a series of classes that will give you a clear understanding and experience of the fundamental yoga postures.

This class is a Hatha Yoga class suitable to anyone new to yoga, and will have you ready to confidently step into a yoga class in no time!

Each class has a theme and focus posture. All classes in this program provide a whole-body gentle work-out. The body moves in rhythm with the breath as you move in and out of each posture. This is perfect for an absolute beginner, or for someone recently introduced to yoga looking for a proper introduction to the most common yoga postures and concepts.

Class 1 – a complete-body practice with some twists, forward bends and balancing postures, finishing with a relaxation section and short meditation.introduces you to Mountain Pose and the first of the standing yoga postures.
Class 2 – a complete well-rounded practice with twists, forward bends, balancing postures, and practical yoga philosophy.
Class 3 – a holistic practice for the body, mind and spirit, building on postures learned from the previous classes and introducing you to more variations.
Class 4 – introduces you to the poses of Warrior 1 and 2.
Class 5 – focuses on Triangle Pose and Shoulder-Bridge Pose – a gentle back bend.
Class 6 – works on your core strength, introducing you to Chair Pose and Boat Pose.
Class 7 – integrates the fundamental postures learned from the previous classes in a flowing Vinyasa class. It rejuvenates the body with a complete mind-body practice, and guided deep relaxation commonly referred to as Savasana.

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Not sure where to start as a beginner to yoga?

When I started practising yoga it was with no background as to what it was all about and what was involved. My first introduction to yoga was in a class where my partner had invited me to. It was full of strange terms and even more strange exercises.

Initially I found it hard to understand as it was so foreign to what I had experienced until then. It took me several months to be comfortable with the postures. I wondered at the time whether there was a more effective way to learn about yoga.

When we started to get material together for one of the things I had on my to-do list was get several of Australia’s best yoga teachers to record their best beginners yoga program. This would be a series of classes that took an absolute beginners – with no experience of yoga at all – to being comfortable with attending a beginners level yoga class at their local yoga studio.

We were blessed with two such programs:

Free Yoga ClassVinyasa Hatha Beginners series by Mark O’Brien – purchase complete series of 6 classes or any of the individual classes; and

Free Yoga ClassHatha Yoga (Jivamukti Style) Beginners series by Sarah Trestrail – purchase the complete set of 7 classes or any of the individual classes.

Both of these set of classes are perfect for anyone with no experience of yoga and a low level of fitness.

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New Product Release: Postnatal Yoga Program Complete Set

Experienced Postnatal Yoga Teacher - Ana Davis

We have just released the complete set of 8 Post Natal Classes are your supportive companions. You get the complete set of 8 classes for the price of 7 classes!

Created by renowned Byron Bay teacher Ana Davis – she brings her highly-in-demand skill & expertise to you, wherever you are. No previous yoga experience required.

Classes comprise of 3 parts which you can mix-n-match between classes for the yoga workout you really need in the time you have available. Get a complete workout in under 30 minutes! It’s really easy!

Use these yoga classes as dedicated time to nurture yourself. Your health and wellbeing is crucial to the health and wellbeing of your baby (and family). Assist your body and mind to rejuvenate after the birth.

Each yoga class has three parts:
(1) Centering
(2) Routine
(3) Relaxation.

You can choose to only do the routine and relaxation from any of the classes (each class has a theme or focus area) or just the centering and routine – all depends on how much time you have. The best bit is you can get a well-rounded workout in 30-40 minutes.

Special note: It is generally safe for you to commence practising yoga 6 weeks after giving birth. This will of course depend on your personal circumstances. We strongly recommend that you consult your medical practitioner before commencing yoga to ensure you are ready.

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New Product Release: 20-Minute Yoga Complete Set

Vinyasa Hatha Yoga Teacher - Jane Thomas

Check out this new release – the complete set of 7 easy-to-do 20-minute classes. These classes are the most popular of our products, and now you can purchase them as a set at a discount price.

These classes are perfect for when you need some exercise, to pick-up your mood, increase your flexibility, loosen up some tension in your body, or just relax & rejuvenate. These varied set of classes led by beautiful teacher, Jane Thomas, is a brilliant set of classes to have on your iPod on-the-go!

Day Class 1 – Energising Sequence

Day Class 2 – Gentle Awakening

Day Class 3 – Centering

Day Class 4 – Balancing Sequence

Day Class 5 – Body Opening Sequence

Evening Class 1 – Calm & Centring

Evening Class 2 – Restorative

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New Product Release: Prenatal Yoga Program Complete Set

Experienced Prenatal Yoga Teacher - Ana Davis

We have just released the complete set of seven Prenatal Classes are your supportive companions. You get the complete set of 7 classes for the price of 6 classes!

Practice to any of these specially designed classes anytime & throughout the duration of your pregnancy. They cover the fundamentals of posture & breath-work, postures for birth-preparation, lateral stretches & hip-openers, energy-building, core & sacral stability for birth, plus 2 x restorative sessions for those tired days. Everything you need to support you in your pregnancy and beyond.

Created by renowned Byron Bay teacher Ana Davis – she brings her highly-in-demand skill & expertise to you, wherever you are. No previous yoga experience required.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is suitable for anyone in their second and third trimester. It is especially important that before commencing any yoga during your pregnancy please refer to the Pre-natal Introductory Audio for safety information.

For pregnancy: Check out Prenatal Yoga Program Complete Set (Classes 1 to 7). This is a complete program designed to support you in preparing for the birth of your child

For post-pregnancy recover: Check out Postnatal Yoga Program Complete Set (Classes 1 to 8) by experienced post natal yoga teacher Ana Davis. This set of classes will support you recover quickly and regain your strength. This period can be challenging, and these resources are designed to provide you with valuable emotional and mental stability.

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Discover a hidden gem in the Blue Mountains

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher - Paul Frechtling

After a trip to Europe & Scotland, my partner & I decided to move away from central Sydney in 2009 and explore living somewhere quieter & away from the buzz of the city. We decided to move to the Blue Mountains – an hour west of Sydney. Of course the interesting transition with moving from city to country was finding good yoga classes to replace the myriad of available intermediate classes we were so used to attending in Sydney.

Hence I began my search, and after trying out small short-term classes in community centres, I very soon realised that except for 2 exceptionally good Iyengar Yoga studios that capped the top and bottom end of the mountains, there was very little quality intermediate yoga in between. If they were available, there was hardly any marketing to indicate where they were & when classes were held. In true country-style, news travelled by word-of-mouth.

Being a teacher-practitioner who loves combining thorough Iyengar as well as strong Vinyasa in my weekly training, I was extremely pleased with the intensive & thorough attention to alignment the Iyengar training was providing, but was soon feeling quite desperate for a strong vinyasa class.

The first time I stepped into Paul Frechtling’s class, I knew I had stepped into the “real deal” as far as yoga classes are concerned. Classes in the Blue Mountains average 5-6 people in a class. Ten students in a class was a big class. Walking into Mid-Mountains (Lawson) Community Centre at 6pm on a Wednesday night, I was impressed to find 20-odd serious-looking yogis & yoginis getting ready for practice. What then ensued for 2 blissful hours was a mind-blowing 2 hours of the Primary Series (slightly modified Paul-Frechtling-style of course, as inevitably teachers do) with an inspiring room of yogis who could pretty much move effortlessly through every single “pretzel pose” imaginable! I was in yoga heaven, and from then on I was hooked! The next class I attended was in a small dance studio in an alley-way in Katoomba. I still remember Paul giving me directions and saying, “Just look for the pink door.” 🙂

Paul Frechtling teaches & runs retreats in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, as well as holding classes in Sydney CBD during the week. Paul has been practising Ashtanga Yoga for over 17 years & teaching for more than 14. He trained with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India, and is a certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He teaches with care and understanding to slowly cultivate deeper awareness and encourage a daily practice. To read more about Paul check out his bio page.

We have since then, moved from the Blue Mountains and are now permanently settled in Canberra. Whilst staying in the mountains, Paul Frechtling gladly decided to participate in Live Yoga Life, recording one of his legendary class. I still continue to enjoy practising to this 2-hour intermediate class.


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