DATE: Tuesday August 14th
Can't make Tuesdays at 4pm? No problem. We also have a prenatal yoga class on Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am. Alternatively you are free to attend our regular yoga classes (with prenatal options). Just give us a call on 4227 1997 to discuss the best class for you.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Join Doula, Deb Young for this engaging 6 week course in yoga, birth skills & the low down on everything from safe yoga for pregnancy, yoga to keep fit, how to address pregnancy aches and pains through to strategies for a confident birth experience. Classes are just 1 hour long and come with a complimentary online program for extra support and practice.
WEEK 1: Breathe it out, Let it go.
Whether you’re physically tired from the first trimester, struggling with energy levels in your third trimester, or just trying to keep it all together with to-do lists, running the house and maybe already looking after kids, in this lesson we look at ways to use the breath as a tool to let go of physical & emotional tension.
we’ll be using the breath as a tool to let go of physical & emotional tension during pregnancy and in labour.
WEEK 2: Better than Panadol
Tired and achey hips are a total pain in pregnancy! On one hand - everything is loosening up (which is great right!), but on the other hand your body often tries to compensate by trying to keep it all together - so hip and glute tension can be a real issue. In this lesson we look at how to protect the S.I.Joint from pregnancy discomfort, release the lower back muscles that might also be suffering, and use poses to both strengthen and release the glutes. Seriously better than panadol for tired and achey hips.
WEEK 3: Mind Over Mantra: Good Pain Healthy Pain
If you love a strong physical practice - than today will be a little shot of pregnancy espresso for you! We’re gonna work with postures that encourage you to focus your mind, and tap into the awesome strong feminine power that you have within you to birth with confidence. There are two ways to cope with pain of labour - on one hand you can train your mind to be strong and your body to have stamina (that’s today’s lesson), and on the other hand you can practice ways to surrender and let go (we cover that in other weeks).
WEEK 4: Move Sway. Go with the Flow.
It’s easy to say ‘Go with the flow’, but a little more challenging to practise. This week we learn ways to confidently invite all the new experiences and sensations to wash over you. Replace struggle and resistance with relaxation and surrender. Whether it’s allowing the ‘no so helpful advice’ to wash over you without taking it on, or allowing the sensations of birth to get build without resistance, in the this practice we’ll explore physical ways to connect with the rhythms of labour as well as mindset techniques to just go with the flow.
WEEK 5: Open, Trusting & Aware
It’s a quest that many women want to know - how do I get my baby in a good position for birth? In this lesson we will practice a sequence to help move your baby down into the pelvis. If your baby is breech we will show you ways to help give your baby room to turn instead of bring them further down. As well as showing you the things you CAN do to help - we’ll also tap into ways that you can visualise your body being more open, trusting and aware.
WEEK 6: Yoga Mamma Sanctuary: Taking Time Out & Honouring this Pregnancy
Today is all about honouring your pregnancy & taking time out for yourself. If you feel rushed, tired, or at all stressed - you will LOVE this practice.
We start with some delicious sitting postures to help you connect your body & breath and awaken the side body to create space. Then move into a wonderful restorative practice to help you connect with ultimate rest - this is great practice for tired mummas who feel like energising without doing too much!
AMY IPPOLITI - YOGAGLO
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2 DAY HANDS ON ASSISTS INTENSIVE FOR YOGA TEACHERS
THURSDAY AUGUST 23 - FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH
9.30 AM - 5.30 PM
A skillful hands-on adjustment in a yoga class can be transformational and life changing for your students. At the same time, an inadequate adjustment is more detrimental than no adjustment at all. Learn how to give masterful hands-on assists that are both educational and empowering for your students and discover the art of service and attention through refining and practicing your therapeutic touch under Amy’s watchful eye.
This workshop is designed to provide you with skills in a wide variety of manual assists in order to add depth and sophistication to your teachings. Come explore adjustments for a full spectrum of poses in a delicious exchange of loving hands that will radically expand your teaching repertoire.
STUDENT WORKSHOPS AUG 24-26
UNLEASH YOUR BREATH - PRANAYAMA + MEDITATION WORKSHOP
In this subtle and powerful evening, dive into both active and restorative poses that specifically help you open your breathing and pranayama (breathing) practice. Experience the peace and euphoria that comes from bringing more mobility to the primary and accessory muscles of your respiratory system. Class will conclude with classic pranayama practice, said to be the gateway to meditation. Perfect whether you've been wanting to establish a pranayama practice or you simply want to hit the pause button, recharge, and renew.
FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH
6.30 PM - 9.00 PM
PSOAS UNLEASHED WORKSHOP
The Psoas muscle is a big deal in yoga - it connects your legs to your spine! A portal to deep flexibility, power, and grace in your practice, this is one muscle you’ll want to get to know well in order to sustain a long term practice and gain more freedom in your body as you age. After an enthusiastic anatomical overview of the psoas, Amy will help you align your psoas effectively in a variety of her favorite psoas-opening poses. You will walk away feeling taller, lighter, stronger and feel like anything is possible.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH
9.30 AM - 12 NOON
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE - HIP, HAMSTRING + LOWER BACK WORKSHOP
Breathe new life into your lower body with a delicious spectrum of hamstring, hip, and lower back poses modified for therapeutic relief and benefit. Perfect if you want more freedom and ease in your lower body so you can shine more brightly. Walk away feeling free, uplifted, and ready to be unstoppable!
SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH
1.00 PM - 3.30 PM
UPSIDE DOWN FLYING MACHINE - INVERSION WORKSHOP
We often over rely on force in Inversions and arm balances rather than using architectural smarts and proper specific warm up to get into them smoothly. Learn to approach these poses with ease, grace, and power. You will learn tricks to kick up to the wall, balance without the wall, open your shoulders, boost your confidence to get air borne, and connect to your playful spirit. By exploring the science and psychology of arm-balances and inversions you will get past the mind blocks that stop you and instead equip you for any challenge life brings in the future.
SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH
10 AM - 12.30 PM
VEGETARIAN WHOLEFOODS FEAST
To wrap up our weekend workshop series with Amy Ippoliti we'll be celebrating with a wholefoods vegetarian feast at the studio. If you are attending any of the workshops over the weekend - we'd love to share lunch with you to wrap things up.
SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM
SOUL OF GERRINGONG
Join the co-founders of Younga Yoga Studio - Deb & Russ for a beautiful weekend of yoga, meditation, relaxation & wholefoods all on the doorstep of the quiet sleepy coastal town of Gerringong.
Book your space now before we are sold out.
Due to the intimate size of this venue - spaces are strictly limited. To discuss what room type is best for you or to have us email you more information - phone Caiti at the studio on 4227 1997.
JOIN DEB & RUSS FOR THE "SOUL OF GERRINGONG" YOGA RETREAT
ARE YOU DESPERATE TO RELAX?
We all lead busy lives - but sometimes with work stress, constant family commitments, running a house & taking care of others - it's easy to let self care habits fall away and before you know it - the stress levels have crept up, you're constantly saying YES, and feel like one week is running into the next without ANY respite.
LET US HELP YOU RESET, RELAX & NURTURE YOUR SOUL
The word "yoga" means 'to yoke' or 'union'. Often when we get busy, stressed, and operate in a fight and flight response we lose the connection or union with the things that matter most.
- our health
- our relationships
- self care
As experienced yogis - running a business, raising a family, busy with everyday life - we get it. And we also know what it's like to use the tools of yoga to push the reset button.
THIS WEEKEND WE'LL TAKE YOU ON A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY FOR YOUR SOUL
Often people are scared to join a retreat experience if they don't know anyone, don't practice regularly, or feel on some level that a retreat would be TOO HARD.
Also quite commonly - students that have been practicing yoga for a long time, fall into a pattern of practicing at the same level, getting bored or complacent.
Going on retreat is an opportunity for personal transformation, reflection, contemplation and time away from the regular grind.
We'll share daily yoga sequences (with lots of options so that you can enjoy the retreat no matter how beginner or experienced you are), nourishing pranayama (breathing) to quieten and slow the mind, all in an idyllic setting.
We are just minutes from stunning beach vistas, sea air in the quiet coastal town of Gerringong.
SAMPLE RETREAT PROGRAM:
Friday September 7th
3pm - 4.30pm: Arrive + relax
5pm - 7pm: Yoga
7pm - 8pm: Dinner
8pm - 9pm: Relax
Saturday September 8th
6am - 8.30am: Yoga
11.30am: Philosophy + Goal Setting
12.30pm: Lunch + Relax
6.30pm: Dinner & Relax
Sunday September 9th
6am - 8am: Yoga
8am - 9am: Closing
9am - 10am: Pack + Shower
10am: Checkout + Group Brunch Offsite12noon: Finish
Who are our retreats suitable for?
We always have a mixed bag of attendees, from beginners who are just finding their Yogi groove, to advanced Yogis who practice regularly. Many students assume they need to be super experienced to attend a retreat or a regular at the studio - but this isn't the case! We assure everyone that our retreats suit all levels of experience and are open to everyone. Please do let us know if you have had recent surgery before booking your place on the retreat.
- 2 nights luxury accommodation
- Delicious whole foods meals
- 5 x workshop style 2hr yoga / Meditation / Pranayama sessions.
- A progressive course format that will encourage you to take your practice deeper
- Travel arrangements to and from venue
- Travel Insurance
- Most rooms have private deck, kitchenette.
- All rooms include tea and coffee facilities, TV, air-conditioning.
- Private ensuite to each room
- Huge living area
Cancellations & Refund Policy:
Please note - to secure your spot on retreat you are required to pay a $300 non-refundable deposit.
Due to the significant upfront costs associated with planning a retreat like this, as part of your booking you agree to the following terms and conditions.
In case of cancellation for any reason, the following cancellation fees apply, depending on the date of cancellation:
If you cancel prior to 30th June 2018 you will forfeit your $300 non-refundable deposit if we are unable to fill your spot. Any additional payments that have already been made will be refunded to you within 14 days.
If you cancel between 1st July and 6th August 2018 you will forfeit your $300 non-refundable deposit + in the event we are unable to fill your spot be charged 50% of retreat cost for your selected room type.
If you cancel your booking after 7th August 2018 you will forgeit your $300 non-refundable deposit + in the event we are unable to fill your spot - be charged 100% of the retreat cost for your selected room.
Younga Yoga assumes no responsibility for you being unable to attend retreat due to illness, travel delays, change of work or other unforeseen events, therefore - you are strongly advised to get travel insurance to cover your costs in the unlikely event you are unable to attend the retreat.
200 hR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WOLLONGONG 2019
The co-founders of Younga Yoga Studio, Deb & Russ Young are thrilled to be offering 200HR Yoga Teacher Training starting August 2019.
We are currently taking expressions of interest. Applications for this training will open in July 2018.
We are currently finalising details on curriculum, pricing & the application process however as we expect this training to fill up quite quickly we encourage you to get in touch and formally register your interest so we can notify you personally when applications open in July 2018.
FORMAT + DATES + DETAILS
This teacher training will be a combination of 3 PARTS all of which are compulsory.
PART 1: Will be a 3 day residential immersion style retreat (fri/sat/sun) on the beautiful NSW South Coast.
PART 2: Will be 6 weekends (sat/sun) held at Younga Yoga Studio followed by a weekend free.
PART 3: Will consolidate your training and experience on an immersion style training with 8 nights in Ubud, Bali at a purpose built yoga retreat space.
Having completed numerous teacher trainings as students ourselves and been guest faculty on other trainings, we believe that this strikes a beautiful balance between being able to go deep in an immersion style setting without day to day distractions, whilst also offering the flexibility & ability to maintain a 'regular' job by completing most of the training on weekends.
3 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
Residential retreat on the beautiful South Coast of NSW.
Friday August 9th - Sunday August 11th
6 WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Weekend #1 Saturday August 17th - Sunday August 18th
Weekend #2 Saturday August 24th - Sunday August 25th
Weekend #3 Saturday August 31st - Sunday September 1st
Weekend #4 Saturday September 7th - Sunday September 8th
Weekend #5 Saturday September 14th - Sunday September 15th
Weekend #6 Saturday September 21st - Sunday September 22nd
You will then have the next weekend/week off training to spend time with family in school holidays / rest / prepare for our final residential retreat 12 days later.
8 NIGHT BALI IMMERSION STYLE RETREAT
Residential Immersion Style Retreat in Ubud, Bali.
Friday October 4th - Saturday October 12th [Week 2 of NSW School Holidays]
Please note - residential retreat dates are final - the 6 weekend workshop hours are currently being revised and are subject to minor changes.