YogaHara Blog

By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 28 January 2016

Janet Lowndes and I are 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.

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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.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 4 January 2016
I love that you love our Free Yoga in the Park each January. I have had heaps of questions these past couple of days as to when these sessions will be for 2016. This will be our 5th year of running these free sessions. It is just fun yoga for everyone.

As a YogaHara subscriber, this year I am giving you the heads up. Everyone else will need to check Facebook. 

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 4 January 2016
Here at YogaHara we are very excited to have our online booking system up and running for students.

It will allow you to create an online account so you can book and pay for your classes online. You can also check your own attendance record, see how many classes you have left, change or cancel yourself out of a class and rebook for another class.

By Gina Macauley on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

I read this beautiful poem from Danna Faulds in class last week. It is called 'Here' from her book 'One Soul'.


By Gina Macauley on Friday, 13 November 2015
I am very excited to be able to offer this wonderful Adrenal Healing workshop. 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”.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 2 November 2015

Join Janet Lowndes and Gina Macauley for a nourishing weekend of rejuvenating yoga and great food at The Continental House in Hepburn Springs. There will also be plenty of time to explore the surrounding spa area or have a massage.

A retreat is a wonderful way to deepen your Yoga practice and this retreat will be a great opportunity to explore the other joys of Yoga that are only just touched upon in a class environment. You will be able to immerse yourself in the beauty and energy of the environment and the practice.



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Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
By Stephen Cope

“Many of us ordinary folk have tasted these moments of "union" - on the ladder, in the pond, in the jungle, on the hospital bed. In the yogic view, it is in these moments that we know who we really are. We rest in our true nature and know beyond a doubt that everything is OK, and not just OK, but unutterably well. We know that there is nothing to accept and nothing to reject. Life just is as it is.”
-- Stephen Cope.

This is a re read. It is my favourite Stephen Cope book. And my first read of this book changed my life. When people ask me what 'yoga' book I would recommend, this is it.

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