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By Gina Macauley on Monday, 18 August 2014
Are you interested in a private iRest Dyad session with Leigh Blashki? Leigh will be in Bendigo on September 27th to teach his 'Cleanse, Balance and Heal' workshop and has offered a couple of private session while he is here.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On our Yoga Days at Atisha Centre, we always have the most fantastic food. Sometimes, when the committee cooks for us, there is this fantastic sweet potato curry. And even though we have been trying for years to get the recipe, people are busy and it just hasn't happened yet. However my mum, who always comes along to the Yoga Days, has been playing around trying to replicate the recipe and this is what she has come up with. It is not quite the original, but just as excellent (maybe a little bit more).

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

I am very happy to say that for term 3 2014 our Community Yoga recipient is the Kalianna School.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

As always, I am excited to welcome Leigh Blashki back to Bendigo to teach a NEW workshop.

By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 10 July 2014

If you come along to my regular group yoga classes you will already know how passionate I am about you being safe in your practice.

Thanks to my peers for the wonderful photo that shows that we are all different.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 30 June 2014

I was so incredibly honoured and excited today to head into The OTIS Foundation's office in Bath Lane with the bag of money from our Sunday Community Yoga classes.

We raised a total of $767.60.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 2 June 2014

Here is a terrific video (only 3.5 minutes) from Leslie Kaminoff explaining how emotions, pain and breath work together and why yoga is more effective at dealing with them than any other form of movement.

By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 29 May 2014

Love it or hate it, it is hard to avoid in lot of yoga classes. Of course, that never means we have to do it, but for those who are interested in having a go, there are some very important guidelines to practicing it that are sorely missed in the instruction ‘drop into chaturanga’!

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By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 29 May 2014

I love sweet potatoes and I love carrots. So why not combine them in a soup. This is delicious and perfect for winter.

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By Gina Macauley on Friday, 9 May 2014

The next iRest Yoga Nidra course is coming up on Wednesday evenings. Numbers are limited.


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His Life and Teachings
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How to Meditate
A practical Guide to Making Friends with your Mind
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By Brian Leaf


Secrets of Your Cells
Discovering your body's inner intelligence 

By Sondra Barrett PhD


Buddha's Brain
The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

By Rick Hanson PhD

Yoga Nidra
A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation
and Healing

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Reason For Hope
A Spiritual Journey

By Jane Goodall
  The Great Work of your Life
A Guide for the Journey to your True Calling

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Crossing the Unknown Sea
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