YogaHara Blog

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 11 July 2016
This term we will be practicing Bhramari Pranayama or humming bee breath. It is a beautifully nourishing breathing practice that is terrific for the sinuses. And I don't know about you, but my sinuses need as much support as I can give them during the winter.

By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 19 May 2016

I recently had the pleasure of seeing David Whyte speak on the subject of 'Asking the beautiful question'. He encouraged us to be a shade braver and at the end he thanked everyone for spending a Saturday morning sitting in the dark listening to him, but from where I sat, there was only light. I love so many of this poems, this is just one of my favourites.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 18 May 2016

iRest® Yoga Nidra is a beautiful practice of deep relaxation and meditation. How can it be both, I hear you ask? Come along and find out.

iRest provides you with the tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships, and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life.

iRest nourishes noble qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving kindness towards yourself and others, and supports you to resolve issues such as insomnia, anxiety, fear and depression.

By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 15 May 2016

Learn and experience a simple, yet profound series of Yoga practices (Kriya) aimed at overcoming stress induced tiredness and burnout, or adrenal overload.

How many of us at some time or another have experienced that debilitating feeling of deep, deep tiredness, that we often describe as ‘burn-out’? For many, relentless, hectic, lifestyles have lead to over-stimulation and chronic hyper-arousal, resulting in an over-taxing of what can be termed the “adrenal systems”.

Check out this excellent little movie about how stress affects your brain. The Adrenal Healing sequence is a complete practice of exercise and meditation. 

By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 21 February 2016
This is such a simple and delicious dish, and a great way to use up the abundant summer veggies from your garden (read zucchini and tomatoes).

By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 28 January 2016

I am very excited to again be leading this retreat in tropical Far North Queensland for the 4th year in a row. The Sanctuary Retreat Centre, set on 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest, overlooks the Coral Sea at Mission Beach and has its own secluded beach. A gorgeous place and time to escape the Victorian winter and a chance to rejuvenate your heart and mind. 

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 18 January 2016

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 Wednesday, 6 January 2016
I always love having Leigh visit. His wisdom and knowledge is comprehensive and his capacity to share it is abundant.

This 2 hour workshop will be a joy. I did a personal practice day with Leigh late last year and part of it was focused on body sensing. I can highly recommend it. I am so looking forward to attending this workshop myself.

But what is it...

By Gina Macauley on Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Last year we raised over $3,000 for local charities. Awesome effort. Thank you to everyone - the people who came and made donations and to everyone who comes to regular paid classes who enable us to offer this terrific program.

Check out all these places I delivered money to last year!


By Gina Macauley on Tuesday, 5 January 2016
We are really excited to offer a few new classes in 2016 such as Yin, Restorative and Intermediate. There are also a couple of timetable changes to some regular classes.



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The Original Body
Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers
By John Stirk

“True nature awakens when we acknowledge that it has no agenda and is responsive to our attention. Realisation is involuntary, but benefits from sensitive recognition.”
-- John Stirk.

I am thoroughly enjoying this book, recommended to me by my teacher and mentor Leigh Blashki. It is not just for yoga teachers, but for anyone interested in the journey to Yoga via the body and asana.

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Mission Beach 'Sanctuary' Yoga Retreat 2016
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