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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal August - September 2016

Australian Yoga Journal is dedicated to encouraging the beginner, as well as challenging the expert, in the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. A beautiful magazine covering in-depth content on yoga, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel and lifestyle.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Contact Media
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4 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
mindful musings

MY OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION to mindfulness came around six years ago when I completed my first ten-day silent meditation course at a Buddhist ashram in Thailand. I remember one of the facilitators telling us about a man who had been wandering around the grounds, acting strangely and stealing. One of the monks had gone to the host and said, ‘Be careful of that man. He’s not very mindful.’ This was where my understanding of mindfulness began, and since then, after completing another silent meditation retreat, 2 teacher trainings and countless workshops and classes on yoga and meditation, the meaning of mindfulness for me has developed, expanded and evolved. Mindfulness has also become quite a buzzword during this time. People are using the practice to succeed in their work and improve their relationships.…

3 min.
meet the yogis

Duncan Peak Practicing for nearly two decades, Duncan has trained in most major styles of yoga and is the founder Power Living. A teacher’s teacher, he has graduated more than 1000 yoga teachers and authored the book, Modern Yoga. He helped start YogaAid, a charity that has raised more than one million dollars for people in need. Duncan teaches internationally and inspires thousands of people to live selflessly. Nicole Walsh Nicole offers a progressive approach to Vinyasa Flow Yoga through her vibrant studio, InYoga, in Sydney. She infuses traditional yoga practices with asana, pranayama, music and meditation, with some fun and play thrown in. Nicole inspires her students to create balance and life choices that are realistic and sustainable. Simon Borg-Olivier Simon is a co-director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s longest running and most…

1 min.
talk to us

Instagram Keep hash tagging #AYJinspo to be featured on our instagram feed! We love when you share your snaps of enjoying the latest issue. @bellaandbhakti gets cosy with her smoothie bowl and our yummy, winter issue. Congrats for winning a one-year subscription @bellaandbhakti. Contact us to claim your prize. @yogapatch is loving her new @yogipeaceclub mat and was excited to share. Facebook Ahimsa We received a comment on our Facebook page about our last edition and wanted to share with our lovely readers. Julie Clark said, Absolutely love the cover. Just beautiful. A chicken recipe in AYJ not so much. Ahimsa! I had to look twice to believe it. Thanks so much Julie. Glad you loved the cover. We did too! I did feel divided when publishing that recipe. I love Kathryn Budig and that she is encouraging healthier…

2 min.
what’s on

Power Living Advanced Yin Retreat Sri Lanka August 15-22 Dive into yogic studies that will directly impact your yin practice. This retreat is open to those wanting to teach yin yoga, acquire a better understanding of the meridans, delve deep into the study of the body or simply expand their practice. www.powerliving.com.au/events The Science Behind Yoga Practice Sydney July 15-17 Delve deeper into the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. This weekend workshop with Arti Daryanani will help you to embrace these teachings, and integrate them into your daily yoga, meditation and relaxation practice, or classes.www.iyta.org.au My Health Yin Teacher Training Gold Coast Starts August 14 This-100 hour course includes yin asana, sequencing, pranayama, mantras, meridian therapy, anatomy and physiology, healing practices & philosophy. A great addition for current level 1 or 2 students or…

1 min.
yogis unite

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations declared June 21 as the International day of yoga. This year, the occasion was celebrated all over the world, with massive gatherings of yogis practicing together. The Indian Prime Minister, Nerandra Modi, was in full support of the event, delivering a speech then practicing with over 30,000 local and international guests in Chandigarh. Indians congregated in the wee hours to secure their space and enthusiastically moved through a series of simple postures to celebrate a day dedicated to this traditional practice that has become so widely loved. In Australia, thousands grouped at the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, joined by some of the nation’s most renowned yogis for asana, meditation, music and panel discussions to unite in a worldwide celebration of yoga.…

1 min.
spaces we adore

SKYLAB SYDNEY Skylab is an unexpected aerial yoga studio set in a grungy building in Sydney’s Surry Hills. An easy walk from Central Station, when you’ve found your way to the building (aptly located next to an Indian takeaway joint), you key in the code to be buzzed in. As you enter the building you’ll be forgiven for being a little on edge as you trudge up the concrete stairs, observing the graffiti clad walls. But once you’ve found your way to the studio on the fourth floor you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised by this elegant, brightly lit space with polished floorboards and city views. Skylab offers a variety of aerial classes – from Restorative to Airflow. www.sky-lab.com COMO RESORTS PERTH Como Hotels and Resorts has just opened a new Shambala Urban…