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6wk Mindfulness & Relaxation Course

I absolutely love running this 6-wk Mindfulness and Relaxation Course. People respond so positively when they’re keen to move forward and take charge. Are you one of them; tired of feeling wrung-out and wired all the time?

Learn to:

  • identify stress & dissolve it

    Peace: It's all in your mind...

    Peace: It’s all in your mind…

  • break the stress habit
  • stop mental churning
  • develop resilience for Life’s curve balls
  • create appropriate responses to challenges
  • deep relaxation, for health’s sake

3 main causes of Stress

1. your DNA

2. External influence

3. Internal influence

When you know the origin of your stress, you can begin to dissolve it.

3 true ways to Relax

Find out how, by joining us on a Mindfulness journey. Bring peace, presence and relaxation to daily life.

Here is what past participants say:

 ”The course helps you not only to relax, but provides clarity of mind and shows how to undo the negative programming of the mind built up over a lifetime.”

Richard, academic

”This  course was a wonderful introduction to mindfulness & relaxation techniques. Within the first week I was already catching myself rushing or stressing when it was just not necessary, but an obvious habit.  I now feel more equipped to handle the every day ups & downs with calmness and clarity.”

Julia, Osteopath

BOOK NOW: Lisa 0409 473 162 or

When: Wednesdays, from 30 July

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30pm

Where: Alma Rd Community Centre

Cost: 220





Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.


Exciting News: NIB Health Fund Offers Yoga Rebates

NEW button - greenWell, that is good news. NIB has decided to join the ranks and now offers rebates for students of yoga teachers who register with the fund. Yoga Australia has been working very hard to ensure you get the benefits you deserve for taking such good care of yourself.

Here is the current list. Is your health fund on it?

If not, why not give them a call? Look how many funds now realise that people who care about their long-term health are worth supporting.

Health Funds Offering Rebates for Yoga – April 2013



Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.


Grounding Practice

lawn bowls

This is not Denise; but she looks like she could be!

Denise is a straight shooter: down-to-earth, a great sense of humour. When she told me she’d been anointed Bowls Club Champion, I knew she would bring as much focus to her bowls as she does to her yoga practice. Her secret weapon? Grounding practice. With yoga on her side – her opposition doesn’t stand a chance.

We spend so much time in our heads that we lose our connection to Mother Earth.  When grounded, we stand taller, which brings a physical sense of strength and foundation, emotional reassurance that we can cope, and mental clarity as we stand above confusion to take in the overview. We’re less easily swayed by the changeability of the day.  Try it.

Stand up.  Close your eyes.

Bend your knees a little.  Feel the weight of your body pool into your ankles and feet. Notice how the weight is distributed – more to the front, sides or heels? Find centre.

Gently straighten your knees, keeping your mind in your feet, grounded.

With shoulders and arms perfectly relaxed, lift tall through the very tip of your head.

Notice all the space in between.  And how you breath more easily, more openly.

Ah; that’s better.


Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.

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