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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal February - March 2017

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.

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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Contact Media
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1 min.
embrace your inner beginner

I LOVE THE RITUALISTIC NATURE of this time of year, and the temptation of new beginnings. We’re soaking up the delicious Aussie sunshine, and the celebratory vibes continue as we welcome the start of 2017. Reflecting on the year just passed, perhaps we start to think about what we’d like for the year ahead. There’s so much promise as we visualise the long stretch before us. The New Year is the perfect time to start something. Maybe you’re flirting with the idea of deepening your practice, or even starting one! We’ve laid out all you need to know if you’re a curious beginner yogi, from breaking down the simplest poses (p79), to exploring the philosophies that our practice is borne from (What is yoga? – p38, and Now we begin our…

2 min.
talk to us

Instagram Connect with us on Instagram to be featured! Keep those hash tags coming #AYJinspo @yogaandsaltyhair Thanks for the acro yoga silly season share! CONGRATS Congrats for winning a one-year subscription! Email us to claim your prize. Facebook We share all the inspiring yoga quotes and articles, but one thing our Facebook fans loved more than anything this month was, drumroll please, Cat Yoga: The mewest exercise trend. That’s right! You’ve surely heard of cat yoga before. To see the cutest clip and understand the philosophies behind this quirky practice, check out our Facebook page. Email More for beginners I think the magazine is excellent and I look forward to reading it. It gives me lots of ideas and inspiration for planning my lessons. I would like to see more of the gentle postures for beginners. I think it…

2 min.
what’s on

Bali Spirit Festival Ubud March 19-26 Through the traditions of yoga, dance, healing and world music, the BaliSpirit Festival attracts more than 7000 people from all over the world every year for a one-week yogic celebration in the beautiful rice fields of Ubud. www.balispiritfestival.com Women’s Yoga Teacher Training Byron Bay March 22-31 Most yoga practitioners and teachers are women, so why do we continue to practice like men? This groundbreaking course provides a practical alternative, giving teachers the tools to create feel-good, feminine yoga classes appropriated for the needs of women at all stages in their lives. www.blissbabyyoga.com Summer’s end yoga festival Canberra March 18-19 Join the Canberra community as it celebrates the goodness of yoga. With more than 20 different presenters from the ACT and beyond, there will be something for everybody. www.seyf.com.au Sunshine Coast yoga day Currimundi January…

1 min.
spaces we love

RAY OF LIGHT YOGA Tucked away in the rainforests of Bulli, not far south of Sydney in Wollongong’s northern suburbs, is this uniquely beautiful space nestled between ocean and mountains. The studio offers a range of classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. Business owner Rachel Nokes is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant who has been practicing since the nineties and teaching for more than a decade. Classes are traditional and accessible, and the warm, inviting room is busy with regular, dedicated students who love being a part of this wholesome community. www.rayoflightyoga.com YOKE YOGA South Melbourne studio Yoke Yoga has just opened a beautiful new space in Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Especially designed to suit the stunning beach surroundings, the space offers two…

4 min.
2017 it’s a new year

Prana Vinyasa in Australia Drumroll please … Shiva Rea fans rejoice! If you’re loving the delicious flow that is Prana Vinyasa, you’ll be excited to hear that you now no longer need to travel all the way to the US to be trained in this beautiful, full-spectrum approach. The teacher training program is hosted by Australian Delamay Devi and special guests, and starts this February with modules held around Australia. Students can participate in individual modules or the entire 12-month immersion, giving you time to integrate, practice, study, embody and deepen your understanding of this evolutionary expression of vinyasa. In Prana Vinyasa, students are empowered to experience prana, the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence, as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. In this fluid and…

1 min.
the latest media

TEMPLE AT MIDNIGHT Described as infusing a Bob Dylan style with the lyrical philosophies of yoga, singer-songwriter and mantra superstar Miten (of Deva and Miten) toured with Fleetwood Mac and Lou Reed before moving to Indian mystic Osho’s ashram to devote his life to conscious music. The 11 songs featuring yoga-inspired lyrics and some mantras by Deva Premal, are imbued with positive messages and a gentle devotion of mother nature and humanity. The folky vocals and easy acoustic melodies provide the perfect soundtrack for your next yoga practice and are ideal for listeners who are fans of the likes of Paul Simon, the Beatles, and Harry Manx. Yogoji app This fun new app uses more than 400 super-sized yoga emojis and a sequencing notepad to help you quickly and easily plan and share…