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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal May - June 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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4 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
embracing the feminine

WITH MOTHER’S DAY around the corner, it seems an apt time to be celebrating all things Shakti … the divine feminine. We all embody elements of both feminine and masculine, and as we begin to move into Mother Nature’s more nurturing seasons, there’s no better time to celebrate this force within and around us all. A month ago I left the comfort of home, and the domestically blissful daily grind with my sister and 10-month-old nephew, to venture to Bali and fill up my yoga cup with studies and Bali Spirit Fest (more on that in the next edition). This contrast to my regular routine allowed me to witness, through a Bali-inspired lens, just how much I’ve dedicated myself to the nurturing of others recently. This very inherent desire to mother…

2 min.
talk to us

Have you visited our website lately? We share some of our favourite articles from the magazine, as well as other fun and inspiring reads — including updates on the AYJ team’s adventures through the Australian yoga world and beyond. Head to to stay connected. Connect with us on email or social media! Email Send us an email with your thoughts on the latest issue, or general musings about yoga. We love your feedback and contribution to improving our content and sharing all the latest yogic wisdom. Send your emails to Instagram Make sure you’re following us@yogajournalaustralia. We share daily yogic inspiration, shots of you enjoying the latest edition and behind-the-scenes snippets. Hash tag #AYJinspo to be featured on the page. @wellspring loved finding an article by her friend in our special love issue. Our editor…

2 min.
what’s on

Annie Carpenter at Body Mind Life Sydney June 1-3 The Moving through the Koshas: Practices for Transformation series will take place over an immersive three days of asana, pranayama and deep release with globally recognised ‘teacher of teachers’, Annie Carpenter. Annie is a self-confessed anatomy geek and dedicated student of evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy. Baptiste Yoga teacher training Melbourne May 30-June 13 A first in Australia, the Baptiste Institute is bringing their 200-hour training program to Melbourne. This is an extraordinary opportunity for students to deepen their yoga practice and expand the benefits into all areas of life. Learn about the Baptiste method at or see Facebook Events (Baptiste 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Australia for details (including Australian facilitators). Yin Yoga teacher training with Terrafirma Yoga Byron Bay April 23+30, May 21+28, June…

2 min.
spaces we love

VEGAN HIGH TEA AT THE RADISSON Sweet-toothed yogis rejoice! The Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney is the first five-star hotel in the city to offer a 100% vegan high tea. The indulgent spread of finger food includes curry puffs, asparagus and hummus sandwiches, roasted pumpkin scones (with vegan cream and jam, of course), rich chocolate cupcakes with beetroot icing, banana caramel cheesecake and more delectable treats. After some serious vegan indulgence, if you fancy a night in the city, the Radisson Blu is one of Sydney’s most eco-friendly accommodation options, offering an in-room wellness regime so you can keep your yoga practice while travelling in style. ROAM BALI While visiting Ubud for the recent Bali Spirit Fest, we stumbled upon Roam – an experimental co-living and co-working community for digital nomads, travellers, and…

2 min.
mindful movements

Mindful in May The Mindful in May (MIM) global mindfulness challenge encourages participants to meditate for ten minutes each day throughout May while raising funds to build clean water projects in the developing world. So far, more than 20,000 people from 35 countries have taken part in previous challenges, raising more than half a million dollars. Created by psychiatrist and mindfulness meditation expert Dr Elise Bialylew, the online program teaches participants how to meditate through a daily program including audio guided meditation and video interviews with experts in wellbeing and mindfulness. What a perfect opportunity to begin a regular meditation practice, or motivate an existing one while contributing to a cause. We’re all for that! FROM PADDOCK TO POOCH When Diana Scott, founder of Frontier Pets, felt disheartened with commercially produced dog…

1 min.
the latest media

Cultivating spiritual intelligence with Elena Brower If you’re still buzzing from this inspiring yogi’s recent visit to Australia, then you’ll be pleased to learn you can still soak up some of her goodness by signing up to her week-long series of meditations. Download the series along with the visual guide and be guided deeply into your practice. $72. Use code: yjau for 20% off. Spilt Milk Yoga New Zealander and long time meditator Cathryn Monro is the author of Spilt Milk Yoga, an honest companion for mothers — easy to read and tired-eye friendly. This guide is especially for mothers who want to experience the happiness, peace and purpose in every moment, allowing this presence to guide them into deeper connection with themselves and their children. $24.99 and Speak Conscious music pioneer…