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The Significance of the Opening Mantra

The opening mantra marks the beginning of each Yoga practice. It is a new start to what will be a different journey each time we move through our asanas. As at New Year we take stock, recognising where we are at in this given moment. We let go of the past, anticipating the path ahead… Read more »

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X-MAS Get Together

Maya Vegetarian Indian Restaurant serves delicious food, it has great ambience, and no pre-ordered menu is needed. We’ll just turn up, and have lots of fun. PLEASE COME, and bring your friends and family. Saturday 3 December at 5pm 470 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills (a bit east of Crown Street) RSVP by 1 December

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How to make meditation a daily habit

The varied benefits of meditation have been well documented, from scientific research through to personal accounts across the world, there’s no denying that meditation is a healthy habit to get into. However, with our busy schedules and constant demands on our time from work, family, partners, and social media, finding the time to switch off… Read more »

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The Brilliance of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Sequence

There are many different ways to sequence a yoga practice. In Ashtanga Vinyasa we rely on an ancient system, a pre-set and time-tested sequence of postures, which has proven to work in miraculous ways again and again. Its’ beautifully calming, cleansing and strengthening effects quickly become apparent as soon as one delves into the practice…. Read more »

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Am I too old for Yoga?

Am I too old for Yoga? Whether you’re recently retired or a few decades into your golden years, you may be looking for a new pastime to keep yourself active and your days full. As some activities might become harder to take on as you age, it’s not unusual to question your ability to join… Read more »

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Share the Love

Share the Love Walking down the street in my favourite suburb, I watched a young father pushing a pram. Soon he lifted his baby out of it, as she wasn’t settling, and comforted her. She got lots of cuddles and kisses, and it was apparent how much he loved and adored her. The young father… Read more »

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What is Yoga – Being Connected

What is Yoga – Being Connected In the endeavour to be part of the full life that surrounds us, staying ‘connected’, and up to date with the latest trends, living the ‘Zeitgeist’ – which literally means ‘the spirit of the age’ – there is so much on offer and so much to do. We find… Read more »

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How has Yoga changed over the past 30 years?

How has Yoga changed over the past 30 years? From a mention in an ancient text to the widely popular practice we know today, Yoga has grown and developed an unimaginable amount over the past five thousand years. However, it was not until the twentieth century that the western world began to participate in and… Read more »

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30 Years of North Sydney Yoga!

In 1997, plans for the future really weren’t on my mind at all. A comfortable part-time office job working with lovely people, allowed me to pursue my passion with all my focus and energy – Yoga. Back then at Yoga Moves, Eileen Hall gradually introduced me to the Ashtanga Yoga second series, and I still… Read more »