Welcome to Evolve Yoga
Yoga by Candlelight - 'Summer Light'
Unravel the body – Quieten the mind – Reconnect with self
Tuesday 17 December 7.30pm to 9pm
Deepdene Park hall (opposite Goodlife Gym)
By donation – Bookings Essential
As an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the festive season, Sharon will guide you through a Summer-inspired yoga practice comprising postures, breath work and a guided relaxation.
The aim of our gentle practice is to balance the heart and small intestine energy lines in the body – the dominant organs during the summer months. When the heart-small intestine energy is balanced we feel warm, nourished, an inner sense of joy and an openness to all of life’s offerings.
So take some time for yourself this festive season to slow down, catch your breath and cultivate a deep sense of relaxation and well being, while helping a wonderful Melbourne charity – Father Bob Maguire Foundation www.fatherbobsfoundation.com.au
If you would like to join us, please contact Sharon by email or phone or write your name down on the list at class. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Planning is underway for our January classes. They will hopefully be held at Deepdene Park (our original venue) – we are awaiting confirmation from Council.
At this stage, the classes will be held on Wednesdays in January beginning Wednesday 8 January through to Wednesday 29 January. Two classes will be held – 9.15am General and 10.30am Gentle/ Beginners. No bookings required $15.00 per casual class or one ‘click’ of your 10 class pass.
Kids Holiday Classes
Two Kids Holiday Yoga classes (for children aged 5 to 11 years) will also be held on Wednesday 15 January and Wednesday 22 January from 1pm to 2.30pm. Bookings are essential - $20.00 per child per class. Please contact Sharon if your child/ren are interested in joining us!
Evolve Yoga provides a nurturing haven where all levels of yoga experience and motivation for practice are catered for in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Evolve Yoga conducts yoga classes in the Hatha Vinyasa tradition, incorporating asana (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), and dhyana (meditation) in a simple and accessible manner.
Term 4 Spring Yoga - 2013
It is time now to develop a rhythm and routine that helps you transition into Spring by gradually lightening up physically, mentally and emotionally while remaining grounded and stable. What follows is a few simple principles which you can weave into your daily routine to help you weather this seasonal transition smoothly and emerge feeling transformed and ready for Spring!
- Showing up regularly on your yoga mat ensures your body will get what it needs for a gentle, gradual movement away from winter heaviness and sluggishness, and your mind will wake up from the fog of winter habits. Build inner heat (tapas) and sweep away the winter blues by doing strong standing poses (eg Warrior poses), all kinds of Sun Salutations, backbends and inversions, which pump oxygen and energy (prana) throughout your body.
- Support and sustain your inner heat (tapas) by concentrating on your breath. Creating a smooth, rhythmic breath while performing poses, particularly Sun Salutations, is key for maintaining concentration and ensuring energy spreads heat equally through your body.
- Begin to eat light, easy to digest foods. Avoid dairy products, iced or cold food or drinks, and fried or oily foods – especially in the morning and at dinner. Drink lots of water with squeeze of lemon – makes it easier for the body to absorb and a great detox for the liver. Drink Chamomile Tea in the evening – it’s beneficial to your digestive and circulatory systems and helps expectorate excess mucus.
- Spring is a time for renewal and transformation, so create a connection to this natural process. An easy starting place is with Sun Salutations, which were traditionally practiced while silently repeating a prayer to the Sun. Or create a candle-lighting ritual as a reminder of the increasing light of Spring. Anything that gives you time and space to appreciate the seasonal changes going on around you will fill you with inspiration and energy.
Term 4 2013 - We are temporarily located at the Balwyn Scout Hall, Balwyn Park, Whitehorse Road.
Our Deepdene studio is located in the gorgeously green Deepdene Park perfectly suited for a Summer practice.
All classes run with the school term.
Horrie Watson Pavillion
(Behind Deepdene Tennis Courts)
Deepdene Park, opposite GoodLife Gym
Corner Parkside Road and Whitehorse Road, Deepdene
No bookings are required and beginners are welcome!