We have released two yoga nidra style videos on our Facebook page. We will be releasing more, but please pop over to Facebook for a dose of relaxation or meditation.
Our weekly Restorative Hatha Yoga class started last night. This class runs most Sundays from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. It includes physical yoga asanas, breathing yoga, and sleep yoga (Yoga Nidra). The group is small so we are able to tailor the content to your specific needs.
We offer discounts for teachers, students, and those affected by cancer.
Come and join us, for one session or several. Please contact us for more information or visit the Event Brite page to book.
In thinking about adding years to our lives, the Book of Life reminds us of the perhaps greater importance of adding life to our years through becoming more childlike and natural. Mindfully noticing and appreciating things around us brings many benefits:
"We should be aiming to lead lives that feel long because we have managed to imbue them with the right sort of open-hearted appreciation and unsnobbish receptivity, the kind that five-year-olds know naturally how to bring to bear. We need to pause and look at one another’s faces, study the evening sky, wonder at the eddies and colours of the river and dare to ask the kind of questions that open our souls. We don’t need to add years; we need to densify the time we have left by ensuring that every day is lived consciously – and we can do this via a manoeuvre as simple as it is momentous: by starting to notice all that we have as yet only seen."
We are very excited to tell you about our special Easter gift - perhaps for you or someone you know. Please spread the news! Our gift is for anyone who has, or had, cancer (childhood or adult), their close family members, and the professionals who give so much to heal others. If you have been affected by cancer, or know someone who is affected by cancer, please contact us. Nobody will miss out for financial reasons and people are invited to discuss their situation in confidence. For example, the going rate for most private yoga sessions in Auckland is around $100. If you are affected by cancer the rate could be between $10-$50 for a private one-on-one session. The type of help that we can provide includes:
Depending on the situation, options include a small group class, one-on-one sessions, walking in nature, or via skype. Please email Shanti to discuss.
Research published by Johns Hopkins University, shows that gentle yoga builds strength, better joint health, energy, balance and flexibility, all of which are important to people affected by arthritis and for older people in general.
Johns Hopkins Arthritis ran a large clinical trial and it found that:
"In our study we provide critical new evidence showing that in people with arthritis who are sedentary, yoga appears to be safe, feasible, and enjoyable for people with both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and that it results in important physical and mental health benefits for people who practice it regularly."
People with health issues may need talk to their doctor before beginning yoga training, however, the evidence is that gentle, beginner level yoga training over several weeks can make a big difference to quality of life.
Yoga Wabi Sabi is a family of registered yoga teachers. We can design a programme suitable for you or your group. We can come to you for group lessons. We also have private lessons available at various locations or at our studio.
Come along to our fermentation workshop, where Shanti and Madhuri will show you how to make milk kefir and a selection of delicious, healthy fermented vegetables. You will go home with a genuine Kefirko kefir fermenting jar, 2-3 different types of vegetable ferments (for example, sauerkraut, pickles or carrots/daikon mix), recipes, and our contact details for any questions. We will have fun doing something healthy and interesting.
Please note that spots are limited.
Yoga is good for everyone. And for everyone there is a form of yoga that will work for them.
School is the perfect place for yoga with recent research showing that yoga works better than detention, it helps calm students and teaches them real skills to deal with stress, and it helps them to cope with trauma.
Schools need yoga. Yoga helps students and it provides a better, calmer environment for everyone.
Yoga can be done anywhere. One of our favourite things is yoga at a beautiful beach or in a forest. It lifts the spirits and provides a more meaningful experience. According to the Yoga Journal, benefits include better connection to our roots, the replenishment of depleted energy, and the reduction of stress hormones. The next time you feel tired or stressed, why not go outside and try a few minutes of yoga or meditation? Or join us on our next outdoor yoga event.
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