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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal January 2019

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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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
yoga teacher training

BEING A YOGA TEACHER is a solemn responsibility. A teacher guides the student along the often strange and winding path of understanding. They may shepherd many students along similar paths at the same time, noticing one and all. They build the individual physically, emotionally and spiritually, while building their classes into tight-knit groups, sometimes even warm and loving families. It is, as everyone in this magazine would agree, one of the world’s most rewarding and fulfilling vocations, personally and professionally. And as every qualified yoga teacher on the planet, bar none, would agree, their yoga teacher training was a profoundly enlightening and joyful experience personally. If yoga teacher training is on your bucket list, turn to page 67 for everything Yoga TT. And it’s that time of year we exchange gifts based on…

3 min.
what’s on

2018 House of Bliss Chanting Festival Mullumbimby (Byron Bay Shire) 8 December Now in its sixth year, the annual Chant Fest is a gathering of bhakti musicians playing soul-full sounds for 10 hours straight. With delicious food and drinks served throughout, the event showcases some of the country’s most inspiring kirtan artists in a celebration of yogic devotion. Patrick Beach is Back Byron Bay 13-16 December Patrick Beach and Carling Harps take you on a flying journey that explores the ins and outs of inversions in our practice. This training is great for yoga teachers, but also suitable for curious yogis (an advanced practice is not required) and will give you the tools needed to go upside down and share it with your students. Byron Yoga’s New Year’s Retreat Byron Bay 28 December…

1 min.
very vegan in beautiful berry

Vegan yogis you’re in for a treat. Back 2 Earth is a quirky animal sanctuary come health retreat located south of Sydney and perfect for a weekend getaway. Living by the philosophies of veganism, the farm offers stays in cute cabins immersed in Berry’s hinterland just a few minutes drive from the trendy town’s centre. You’ll wake up to peaceful, rolling hills – the sounds of nature cooing in the background, and feast on delectable raw vegan treats. Plus you can join in on the animal feeding and connect with the furry friends who have been rescued or rehomed and offered a new, lovely life. Back 2 Earth offers unique retreats where you can pick and choose from the smorgasbord of offerings – from psychology to raw food workshops, massage…

4 min.
no chaturangas at church

You read right. The 900 properties owned by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney as well as commercial assets leased from the church across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and South Coast are aiming to ban the practice of yoga on their premises, along with same sex marriage ceremonies and traditional indigenous rituals. Apparently, the practice of yoga may lead Christians to worship other gods, and therefore any practices that go beyond the postures (such as meditation, chanting and other Hindu traditions) will be banned due to their inconsistency with Anglican values. The proposal to ban these practices was put forward by the Religious Freedom Reference Group, chaired by Bishop Michael Stead, who says, “The principle is simple – churches should not be compelled to use their property for purposes…

1 min.
app: yoga nidra using teachable online courses

Mona Anand has been developing and teaching restorative yoga and yoga nidra for the past 15 years and is a Yoga Master in the ISHTA lineage. You can now join her for this simple but comprehensive yoga nidra course that’s easily accessed via your device. You’ll have access to a number of asana and nidra practices – from ‘bed asana’ to ‘yoga nidra to lift your spirits’, ‘family yoga nidra’ and more. And unlike many other online yoga nidra recordings, instructions are comprehensive and clear, making this course suitable for yogis of all levels and allowing practitioners to completely relax into the experience of this peaceful practice. $10/month Released on the third anniversary of the passing of Jo Mall-Kahn, ‘The First Ray’ EP is the initial offering of her future…

5 min.
full moon rising

WHEN I LIVED IN THE US IN 1980, I was introduced to shamanic journeying. I loved this practice, which taught me how to receive my own spiritual guidance by travelling outside of time and space to meet with helping and compassionate spirits. Using the ancient power of ceremony, shamans move beyond ordinary thinking into unseen realms, which are filled with great beauty and spiritual healing energies that can empower our lives. In these realms, shamans can see disharmonious energy patterns that need to be rebalanced in order to improve the health of people and the planet Ram Dass . And meditates it is also in through his RV ceremony beside that shamans receive guidance on how to restore harmonious energies—from the natural world, helping . spirits, and their own inner wisdom. In…