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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal May - June 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.

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Australia
Language:
English
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Contact Media
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In this issue

2 min.
celebrating shakti

IN HINDUISM, Shakti is the mother goddess, the universal principal of energy, power and creativity, representing divine femininity. The forces of Shakti are said to move through the entire universe, and manifest mostly through female embodiment, but its potential is also present in males. Shiva (male energy) and Shakti are one and the same, representing feminine and masculine consciousness. From Shiva comes the universe as a whole, and everything individually through the power of Shakti. Through the splitting of these two forces at the beginning of creation, the duality within our individual lives came into being, together with a strong force that is constantly striving to re-unite with its other half. When Shiva and Shakti come together, movement and creation arises. This issue is a true celebration of Shakti. With Mother’s…

1 min.
talk to us

Congratulations to @wabisabiwell for winning the $200 Divine Goddess gift voucher. We love seeing your #AYJinspo on Instagram! Instagram Our favourite moments from our Insta-fans! Hashtag #AYJinspo to be featured in your favourite pose. Kundalini yogi @harjiwanyoga finding inner peace @amylandry is excited to be back on home soil after a stint in India @marita.yoga knows that yogis who play together stay together facebook Our favourite comments from our followers! We shared a story from the US Yoga Journal via Facebook and our followers loved it! With more than 100 shares and 200 likes, we thought you might like a copy to peruse Head to page 68 for an inspiring story on why more Western doctors are prescribing yoga therapy. Connect and win Your contribution to our community is so valuable. Email us or connect on social media with your…

3 min.
what’s on

Australian Yoga Therapy Conference Sydney May 14-15 Australia’s premier yoga therapy event features Amy Weintraub, a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health and author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management. Learn from leading international and Australian yoga therapists all under the one roof. Limited to 180 participants. www.yogaaustralia.org.au Renewu Retreat Nelson Bay May 27-29 Join yoga teachers Cindra Banks and Carrie Chiasson for a weekend of DIY workshops designed to restore, refresh and renew. Learn how to make your own bodycare products, indulge in healthy treats and enjoy sunrise and sunset hikes, restorative yoga, meditation and conversation in beautiful Nelson Bay. www.aquaresort.com.au/renewu Lulu & Mischka Australian Tour March-May (see website for dates and locations) Kirtan duo Lulu and Mischka are performing at various events throughout Australia, from…

3 min.
check it out: new sydney spaces

DIVINE DISCO You’ve likely heard of The Future Sound of Yoga, Hip-Hop Yoga and Ballet Yoga. Now there’s a new yoga hybrid to add to the mix – Disco Yoga! Wha? You heard right yogis – it’s a thing now. Get your flares out (yes, they make yoga flares ... just ask Teeki) and join Melbourne’s latest sell-out event. Host Nickie Hanley fuses a 90-minute mixture of vinyasa, freestyle dancing and house music. Disco Yoga’s themed events range from Bollywood to Michael Jackson and the get-up is sparkles, spandex and glow sticks. Nickie is a long-time yoga lover and teacher, and a former professional dancer. The philosophy? To bring some sparkle into your practice! “Sometimes I feel like yoga can be very serious. Music adds a bit of lightness, so I…

1 min.
yoga in the park

Join the movement! Yoga In Your Park is a not-for-profit organisation founded in the US to promote connection to the natural environment through the practice of yoga. Simple yet profound, this gentle environmental activism is powerful in its message: Get back to nature, breathe, and become aware of your body and surroundings. Yogainyourpark.com IYTA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF YOGA IN AUSTRALIA Fifty years ago the founder of the International Yoga Teachers Association started the country’s first classes in a Sydney studio. To honour this momentous event, IYTA is hosting its international convention in 2017. President Mary-Louise Parkinson said guests will be attending from around the world. The conference “will draw together all yoga and is open to teachers and students from all lineages and all styles of yoga who will come together…

2 min.
media

Rainbow Warriors and the Golden Bow This fun yoga adventure is a child’s perfect introduction to the world of yoga and mindfulness. The book is the first in a series by yoga teacher and children’s development specialist Rainbow Pammy. Readers are introduced to children from all over the world who explore yoga poses in a fun and creative way. The story encourages kids to take their practice beyond the mat and into nature, and colourful illustrations tell a beautiful story. $19.95-$28.95 rainbowpammy.com HEARTFULNESS In parts of Asia, when you ask someone to point to their mind, they place a hand on their heart – illustrating the traditional connection between the two. In this insightful book, mindfulness author and teacher Dr Stephen McKenzie digs deeper into the meaning and practice of mindful meditation by…