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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.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
My new favourite drink of the summer: Iced Peach Green Tea. And it is S U P E R easy to make.

By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 25 January 2015

Janet Lowndes and I are very excited to again be leading this retreat in tropical Far North Queensland. 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 Friday, 23 January 2015

This week's reading from Albert Einstein.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 14 January 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 Monday, 12 January 2015

We had some fantastic Yoga in the Park last week with 25 people coming along on Tuesday night and 18 on Thursday morning. I love practicing outside. It is a completely different practice. Fresh, new and enlivens you in a way that being indoors can't.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 15 December 2014

Thank you everyone for such a fabulous year. It has been a big year for all of us at YogaHara welcoming new teachers and adding new classes. The biggest change was taking over sole use of the gorgeous space, enabling us to really make it a Yoga Studio.



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