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Love Your Hips With Yoga

At North Sydney Yoga we choose a practice focus each month to allow us to look at our yoga practice from a different perspective. It encourages a deepening of a particular aspect of our practice, and it keeps it fresh and alive. Of course it is also educational. The hips are a popular topic. Almost… Read more »

Yoga when travelling

Returning from Europe I had such a warm welcome back in Australia. In Europe there are very strict rules around dealing with the virus and sometimes the everyday movement of people on public transport. Especially in Germany, where the Germans are very good at policing people and sometimes just a little bit too perfect ;)… Read more »

Santosa - Contentment

Santosa – Contentment

In stark contrast with things like ‘Black Friday’ and the consumerism surrounding Christmas, Yoga teaches us the exact opposite – the cultivation of contentment. Yamas The first two out of the eight limbs of Yoga cover some moral and ethical codes. The first limb – called Yama – describes ways as to how to relate… Read more »

Christmas Get-Together

Let’s celebrate! Saturday 27th November 1pm Please bring a plate, something to drink, as well as good cheer! And if you wish, family & friends, too. RSVP Looking forward to seeing you all. The North Sydney Yoga Team

Pranayama Tuesday Morning 21 September

“The greatest struggle of the practice is getting out of bed! But when you finish your practice, you are rewarded with the energy and calm to help you flourish in your day. Thank you so much for guiding me on this journey” …. Anna-Louise   Dear students, Tuesday 21 September is a ‘Moonday’. The usual Mysore class… Read more »

navigating rough waters

Navigating Rough Waters by Jack Kornfield

Every morning when the Dalai Lama wakes up, he begins his morning practices with a prayer from Shantideva: “May I be a guard for those who need protection; a guide for those on the path; a boat, a raft, a bridge for those to cross the flood; may I be a lamp in the darkness;… Read more »

Sunday Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea on Sunday

Let’s have a cup of tea together, a morsel, and a chat – online of course. How is everybody going? You might like to share a little lockdown Yoga story, read a poem, tell a joke, share a recipe or simply listen to, and see everyone. No Yoga tights allowed – pretend you are going… Read more »

Unexpected Joys of Teaching Yoga Online

The Unexpected Joys of Teaching Yoga Online

Reflections During Lockdown As much as one feels detached from the students when teaching Yoga online, there are certainly hilarious, uplifting and sometimes heartwarming moments to experience, when watching everyone practice. One morning when K started her first sun-salutation, her newly acquired puppy Ella, found observing K moving around the floor at dog-height, was most… Read more »

Yoga during a COVID lockdown

We all know that Yoga is good for us. But in what way can Yoga be beneficial during the times of COVID, especially during a lockdown? Keep moving What comes to mind immediately is that an asana practice (postures) will keep our physical body mobile and strong. This is important when we stay at home… Read more »