I was first introduced to The Yoga of Stillness, Esoteric Yoga, nearly ten years ago by some friends who were practitioners of this modality. Over the years I had already explored many styles of yoga and had been teaching yoga myself for nearly seven.
This class is a 12 minute simple and gentle yoga/exercise session accessible to all. In the event of existing injury and/or medical condition, please take into consideration any recommendation from your primary care physician and be discerning if the physical movements and exercises offered here are appropriate for you. Listen to your body, enjoy and let yourself be guided what your body feels.
6 – 10 January 2020
7am– 8am | Monday – Friday | with Donna Nolan (nee Gianniotis)
Join Donna for 5 morning classes that will support you in your reconnection with your body and being leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace the year ahead. Donna’s classes are deeply supportive and include stretching, strengthening, breathing and meditation. This intensive is open to the complete beginner to the more experienced student. The word ‘intensive’ here simply means 5 classes in 5 days.
These classes will include
- Body Awareness meditation
- Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises
- Gentle breathing
- Deep connection with your body
Your investment $100.
Yoga Essentia, Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club.
For bookings or enquiries contact Donna at email@example.com or call 0408 783187
Let’s face it, for many of us who live a city life, it is hectic. Sydney is a fast-paced city and there is what seems to be an endless array of things to be done, people to see, places to get to. The feeling that ‘there is much to do’ can leave us feeling overwhelmed, tired and tense in our bodies. We can often feel this is our ‘normal’ and part and parcel of life, but really, is this normal and do we have to feel this way, or could there be another way?
Reconnecting to your inner-heart
2nd – 6th January 2019 | 7 – 8am | Warriewood Northern Beaches
This intensive is a self-honouring start to your New Year which offers you the gift of resetting and developing a new foundation from which you can move forward into 2019.
Over these 5 morning classes we will explore how to reconnect to the body and to your being. It is through this connection that we come to know our inner-heart, a place that resides within each one of us. It is through a deep honouring of the body that the being that resides within the body can then express outwardly from the inner-heart.
This is a free 17 minute simple yoga class which starts lying on your side and moves to finishing on your back – our gift to you.
Offer yourself the gift of reconnecting with you with this short session of gentle movements for your body.
To fully enjoy and to get the most benefit from this class, prepare how you set yourself up by lying on your side on a mat or carpeted floor, have support for underneath your head, a blanket if it is cold. Take a few minutes to connect to your body and your breath before commencing this audio.
How many of us subscribe to the philosophy of ‘no pain – no gain’ and apply it to various aspects of our lives?
Yet when we truly practice yoga, we learn to develop a relationship with our body, where we listen to what it is telling us and respond and move in a way that is deeply honouring. After all, yoga means union and how can we be in union if there is not a true respect for the body.
This means no pushing, no hardness, no pain.
With this, there is much to actually gain.
What we have discovered is that there is a way of living where life flows freely, where there is space, ease, joy and a strong sense of connection with the world around us. When we are in this groove and can feel this lovely flow, this is a sure indication that we are living from our essence. When things feel hard, stuck or complicated, this is also a sure indication that we are NOT living from our essence and that we have disconnected from ourselves.
So what is our essence?
Our essence is found in that inner-most part of us which when we deeply connect to our body, offers us those beautiful innate qualities that we then naturally express in and from. These qualities as an example may be sweetness, purity, grace, playfulness, tenderness… and the list goes on.
This is a simple body awareness meditation that is accessible to all people. This meditation can be done in a lying down position and offers you the opportunity to deeply rest and reconnect with your body. This meditation helps to develop conscious presence – that is having the mind with the body.
Read more about meditation and download further free Meditations.
A common thing that we hear from our clients after a yoga class or an esoteric healing session, is how amazing they feel or how they feel like they have “returned home”.
This sense of deep well being, simplicity and joy experienced and expressed by our clients is a feeling that naturally derives as they re-connect back to themselves and their body.
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About Donna Nolan
Donna Nolan has a love of supporting people to reconnect with their body through yoga, meditation, massage and the Esoteric Therapies. With over 17 years experience as a practitioner, she is dedicated to true health and wellbeing.
About Alexandra Plane
As a complementary health practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor Alexandra Plane is known for her gentle nature, love for people and deep integrity. Alexandra’s love and dedication is towards bringing deep care back into people’s life and the community.