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Spring Term 2017

Release the Day – Wednesdays 6:30pm.

This one’s for newcomers, and those with some yoga experience.  A class to release the physical stress of the day, regain balance and perspective. Refocus the mind to enjoy a relaxed evening. Simple vinyasa and breathing. 

Mindful Movement and Meditation 7:35pm

For those with experience. A class that requires the ability to focus strongly and practice with intention.  May include pranayama and chanting. Includes 15 minutes of guided meditation. 

Let’s talk about your needs 0409 473 162.
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Liv Mitchell

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


Winter Remedies

Nature kindly provides plenty of nutritional medicine for cold and flu season. The overproduction of mucous occurs not just with colds, but through improper diet and food combinations. Many people who suffer sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis can dramatically reduce unnecessary mucous production through a smarter diet.


Warm and spiced winter foods help to open the airways, for example. A plain vegie broth made from winter staples and greens (spinach, kale, silverbeet, rainbow chard, beetroot beet-top leaves, and in particular, cauliflower and celery, makes ideal sipping to help clear mucous. Citrus fruit is a great mucous liquidator, so pick a plump winter grapefruit for breakfast, and squeeze winter’s lemons and limes into drinking water.

On those weary days, when you feel like staying put and bundling yourself into a woolly jumper and bed socks, try this excellent restorative tea from food-for-healing expert, Sam Gowing. You can feel it hugging you from the inside after every sip.

Sam Gowing's Restorative Beet-Top Tea

Sam Gowing’s Restorative Beet-Top Tea

Restorative Tea


1 bunch of beet tops (the leafy, red-stalked end of beetroot)

2 stalks lemongrass

1 large piece of ginger

Handful Vietnamese mint leaves

Kaffir lime leaves (crunched)


Blanch the washed leaves and stems for 5 minutes in boiling water. Add lemongrass, minced ginger and mint leaves. Reduce heat, simmer gently for 30 minutes. Strain and sip as a restoring tea.

Liv Mitchell

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


Spring into Yoga!

I’ve done hard-bodied yoga with a humourless teacher and gently coo-ing classes with a sweet despairing one, flowing postures with an Earth Mother and cocooned myself in the comforting routine and community of one tradition. If you’ve lapsed over winter and are keen to get your mat rolling with a new class this Spring, here are some shopping tips… read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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