YogaHara Blog

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 25 May 2015

I had the honour and joy of seeing David Whyte, an Irish poet and philosopher, in Melbourne last Friday so I thought I would share one of my favourite David Whyte poems.


Start close in,
don't take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don't want to take.


By Gina Macauley on Monday, 11 May 2015
By Gina Macauley on Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Please enjoy this beautiful poem 'Peace is This Moment Without Judgment' from Dorothy Hunt.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 4 May 2015

Regular Restorative Yoga class are coming to YogaHara - Yay! 

Restorative Yoga is beautifully relaxing with supported postures designed to rejuvenate and nurture you.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 27 April 2015

I was recently approached by Breast Cancer Network Australia be a part of their Active and Well After Breast Cancer newsletter. They asked me 4 questions in relation to yoga and breast cancer.  

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 20 April 2015

These days of Mindful Yoga are a chance to really honour yourself. To look after yourself, to nurture yourself and to spend some time deeply relaxing and resting. Nourishing yourself in this way allows you to let go of any stored tension or emotional stress, filling yourself up with positive energy which can then be shared with those around you. 

By Gina Macauley on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Last weekend I attended the Yoga Australia conference in Sydney. I always love these conferences full of incredible teachers and speakers but just as much as that, I love the sangha, the community of inspiring yoga teachers who I get to catch up with and meet. This year was no different, in fact it was probably one of my favourites.

300 plus yoga teachers getting ready for Leslie Kaminoff's keynote address
By Gina Macauley on Monday, 23 March 2015

Introduction to what??

Have you ever wondered why some people can eat a certain 'healthy' food and others can't? Take capsicum for example. My body really does not like it and responds accordingly, but they are full of Vitamin C and are supposedly really good for you. The answer may lie in our Ayurvedic constitution.

Ayurveda means 'life-knowledge' and is a system of traditional medicine native to India, which uses a range of treatments such as yoga, massage, acupuncture and food to encourage health and wellbeing. Ayurveda believes that most illnesses come from not being able to digest food properly.

This introductory workshop will look at some of the common questions about Ayurveda and give a basic understanding of what you can do to support your health with food.

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By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 22 February 2015

Now in stock, the awesome Yummy In My Tummy Cook book by Sonja Shradha Devi.

By Gina Macauley on Saturday, 31 January 2015

The wonderful Paul Wooden will be back in Bendigo in March to lead an Early Morning Intensive and a 3 Day Retreat.


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Brave Heart
Lessons Learnt From Life 
By Brett and Hayley S. Kirk

"Once you let go of your insecurities and inhibitions and immerse yourself in the practice, yoga takes you on an extremely powerful journey. Yoga becomes so much more than just a physical process. It can help you mentally, emotionally and spiritually.”
-- Brett Kirk.


Recent Posts

Start Close In by David Whyte
You Are The Sky - Pema Chodron
Restorative Yoga
Active and Well After Breast Cancer
A U T U M N Mindful Yoga Day
2015 Yoga Australia Conference
Introduction to Ayurveda
Yummy In My Tummy Vegetarian Cookbook
Paul Wooden Early Morning Intensive and Retreat


Recent Reads

These are my most recent reads. For recommendations and book reviews visit the 'Read' page.

His Life and Teachings
By A. G. Mohan

How to Meditate
A practical Guide to Making Friends with your Mind
By Pema Chodron


Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi
My Humble Quest to Heal my Colitis, Calm my ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness

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

By Richard Miller PhD
Reason For Hope
A Spiritual Journey

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

by Stephen Cope
Crossing the Unknown Sea
Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

By David Whyte