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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal January 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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in this issue

2 min.
happy holidays

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. You’re probably pinching yourself and wondering where the time has gone. I know I am! Christmas is an interesting time of year. For some, it brings beautiful chaos – a time for connecting with those we love and reflecting on the fortune of our abundance. For others it can be a deeply sad or lonely time; a reminder of things lost or the strangeness of our sometimes over-indulgence. For me, it’s a hodgepodge of this and more. I feel incredibly lucky for the people and blessings in my life. And, at the same, time I grapple with all the usual stuff, and feel sadness for those who aren’t so fortunate. If we are to use our yoga at this time of year, perhaps the best…

1 min.
talk to us

Instagram Connect with us on Instagram to be featured! Keep those hash tags coming #AYJinspo @maschac finds some stillness @wisemumma enjoys our latest issue with a mug of matcha @camelrock.yoga enjoys a delicious morning practice Email Hi Jess, I’ve just opened my first ever copy of AYJ, (issue 55) read your column and was moved to email you. As a passionate vegan, I am embarrassingly ignorant of the yogic values of which you speak. I’ve always just looked at yoga as a zen sort of fitness regime for body and a little bit for the mind and spirit. It really sounds like a whole lot more than that and something I’m keen to learn more about. You can smile in the knowledge that you have opened someone’s eyes today:) Thank you. Simon Thanks Simon. It always makes my day to get positive…

3 min.
what’s on

Panacea Festival Benalla Victoria March 3-5, 2017 A hippie yoga festival with a twist. This event is a space for bringing together the yoga community for awesome tunes, fresh air, yoga, meditation, art, colour and happy vibes. www.panaceafestival.com.au Moving into meditation Melbourne December 11, 2016 Be guided into stillness by Good Vibes teacher Lucienne Shanti in this two-hour Mellow Flow and meditation class. This is the perfect antidote to busy city life, exploring the concept of stillness while developing a stronger connection with self. www.goodvibesyoga.com.au Flow Festival Serpentine WA December 16-18, 2016 Celebrate summer solstice at WA’s annual yoga and music festival. Enjoy three days of yoga, dance, healing arts, world-class live music and more, all in a pristine natural setting. www.flowfestival.com.au InTouch Yoga intensive teacher training Byron Bay January 2-27, 2017 This full-time one-month teacher training with Flo Fenton allows…

2 min.
ayurveda

AYURVEDIC BLISS IN CANGGU, BALI Situated 15 minutes from Canggu in idyllic rainforest surrounds, Sukhavati is the ultimate luxurious destination for Ayurvedic healing. For not much more than a weekend away in Sydney, you can indulge in a personalised program and be treated like royalty. You can opt for a villa with your own private pool and majestic outdoor bathroom set amid lush outdoor gardens. Wake up early for a morning yoga class with a Balinese instructor and enjoy a delicious healthy breakfast delivered to your private balcony lounge. After a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, a program is tailored to suit your needs, including traditional Ayurvedic treatments, healthy meals and advice about how to continue living an Ayurvedic lifestyle. The treatments are phenomenal and the pace of the schedule at…

4 min.
in the community

Regardless of your beliefs or traditions, this time of year brings not only a few extra kilos (if you’re lucky) and a diminishing bank balance, but a gentle reminder to contemplate what really matters. How fortunate we are to indulge in holiday celebrations and connect with family and friends. The joy of giving gently hums in our psyche as we spoil the ones we love with goodness. And, as yogis, we’re always aiming to find ways to take our practice off the mat and give back. There seems no better time to acknowledge some of the beautiful happenings in the Australian yoga community. We salute the beautiful teachers putting their hearts into sharing the benefits of yoga with those who need it most. DONATION-BASED STUDIOS ARE ON THE RISE We love seeing…

1 min.
om collective

Listening to Om Collective’s new album, A Collection of Mr Kite’s Open Mind, is a truly transcendental experience. This acoustic, folky psychedelic music is a magical accompaniment to the spiritual journey of yoga and meditation. The single Luce de Dieu culminated during producer Tim Ferson’s vipassana-inspired retreat. “I had the place to myself for a few weeks so I unhooked the phones and internet. I set up a yoga mat, which I slept on, under a sadhu cloth that I grew fond of while sleeping with the sadhus on the ghats of the Ganga in Rishikesh. It was the end of a cold winter, so sleeping went for about five hours a night; the other 19 hours of the day were divided between two activities which I had sanctioned: meditation and…