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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal November - December 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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in this issue

2 min.
loving the eco vibes and vegan goodness

AS A YOGI, a yoga teacher, an ethically curious person and a health nut, I’ve spent a lot of my life pondering why we eat meat and if we should. Many yogis are very passionate vegans, as eating meat doesn’t exactly honour the principals of non-violence (ahimsa). We could get into lengthy discussions about the philosophy of violence but it’s simple: as yogis, the ethics of what we eat is something we have at least thought about. And that leads to wonderings of the environment as a whole, and how we can take the beautiful philosophies that we learn in yoga and use them to create a better world. And that is a big part of what I would love to achieve here. To motivate people to think not just…

1 min.
talk to us

Instagram Connect with us on Instagram to be featured! Keep those hash tags coming #AYJinspo @laurahumphreysyoga snaps these teacher trainers getting wild @dianalaioz is loving her new Lulu bra @acro_calisthenics making some serious shapes CONGRATS @laurahumphreysyoga for winning a one-year subscription! Connect with us to claim your prize. Email Why do you promote meat eating again? A vegetarian diet is so good for us humans and the animals and the environment, so why not encourage people to try it out? Be an inspiration to others — “be the change you want to see in the world”. Why not? Please reconsider the values promoted by this magazine. You can encourage lots of people into more humane and compassionate living. Worth trying, I’d say. Namaste, Maria Thanks Maria. You’re going to love this issue! Check out our amazing vegan recipes and…

2 min.
what’s on

In Yoga Bali Retreat Bali November 21-27 Join Nicole Walsh and Rod Galbraith, founders of InYoga, for this beautiful and intimate retreat in Seminyak. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation, delicious, healthy meals and rejuvenation in a lush private villa. Shiva Rea Immersion Sunshine Coast October 19-20 Coming to Australia as part of the Wanderlust tour, U.S. yoga superstar and creator of Prana Vinyasa Shiva Rea will guide students through the Evolution of Vinyasa – The Power of Movement Meditation. Shiva offers a wealth of knowledge from 25 years of teaching, research in India and global travels. Tickets available via the wanderlust website. IYTA Open Day Sydney October 22 Join the IYTA faculty and find out more about becoming a yoga teacher, or deepening your personal practice with Australia’s longest running yoga teacher training organisation. Wanderlust Sunshine Coast…

1 min.
spaces we love

AN ECO-FRIENDLY FAIRYLAND FOR YOGIS Walking into Desa Seni, Canguu’s quirky village yoga resort, is like stepping into a childhood fantasy where fairies are real and miracles happen – eco-friendly, nature-loving yogic miracles, of course. This little pocket of paradise is truly magical. Freshly picked flowers line the paths during the day and colourful lanterns light the walkways in the evening. And then, there’s the yoga! Some world-renowned teachers guide students through daily classes as well as teacher training in the beautiful outdoor shalas and you can choose from up to seven classes a day (if you don’t stay on site you can also drop in for a class). The accommodation is inviting and unique en, with e antique wood homes that have been imported from Indonesian islands, restored and refurbished.…

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in the community

YOGA COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF A GREAT MASTER Influential yoga teacher TKV Desikachar passed away on August 8th in Chennai, aged 78. TKV Desikachar was the son and student of T. Krishnamacharya, the man widely recognised as “the father of modern yoga” and guru to BKS Iyengar and K Pattabhi Jois. Desikachar founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in 1976 to honour and continue his father’s teachings. INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF YOGA 2017 brings an exciting year of celebration, marking 50 years since the introduction of yoga to Australia. Roma Blair founded the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) in 1967, driven by a desire to offer membership and teacher training that welcomed all lines of yoga. To celebrate this 50-year anniversary, IYTA is hosting a conference on October 20-22,…

4 min.
celebrating the ocean

Save the Mermaids Plastic marine debris affects at least 267 species worldwide including sea turtles, whales, dolphins, marine birds and, of course, the mermaids! Californian organisation Save the Mermaids aims to educate the community and inspire positive action to make a change. And it’s catching on in Australia too, with many mermaids joining the tribe. The ambassadors for Save the Mermaid is a group of global ocean lovers who inspire change through hosting beach cleanups, zero waste events and fundraisers. Check out @Plasticfreemermaid, co-founder of the organisation, Byron Bay local and yoga teacher Kate Nelson who’s spreading the word in Australia. YOGA and Freediving in Bali Fancy a little free diving on the side of your yoga? Fusion Freediving and Yoga have got you covered. Founded by passionate free divers and yogis,…