Presentation by Felicity Molloy 

Chakras in yoga work

This session incorporates presentation notes and interactive practices to draw out anatomical features of fascia and energetic explanations of chakras. Together, we explore a deeper intimacy with yoga alignment and practice motivation. By the end of the session the student will be able to recognise fascia anatomy in light of yoga chakras, develop yoga practice that incorporates the feeling of chakras at work and explore instructional methods for energetic feeling when practicing and teaching yoga.

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Experiential workshop with Ali Hale Tilley 

Pairs & partners

This workshop offers Hauora  participants interesting and easy-to-follow sequences. Pairwork invites you to work collaboratively with your yoga buddy, moving safely into postures, while exploring a comfortable range of movement within each pose. The oxytocin buzz, a natural neurotransmitter from nonsexual body contact, will leave you feeling uplifted and engaged. This workshop shows you that by mirroring postural symmetry with another person, your alignment and proprioceptive awareness is enhanced.

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Experiential workshop with Chaitanya Deva

Ego: The great death for more life!

Explore the concepts of the ego. What is ego? How does ego develop? What is the function of ego? Where is the line between self-care, the guiding voice of a true self and the deceptive mind masquerading as a spiritual ego? In this session, discover what belief patterns you have chosen to take on and how they form your ego structure and sense of self. Learn tools to break through to the impartial witness, true awareness and towards freedom in life.

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Presentation from Jeanette Ida

Role of the bandhas in stabilising the pelvis and spine, with yoga applications

A workshop taking a deeper dive into the bandhas, including an anatomical look at the stabilising role of the bandhas on the pelvis and spine. The practical component is made relevant through asana and pranayama. Attendees will learn about the anatomy of pelvis/lumbar-sacral region/cervical spine, explore practical applications of bandhas through asana and pranayama and link anatomy with functional movement to appreciate the complexity of the bandhas in relation to chakras, energetic awareness and trauma.

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Experiential workshop with Sàraseva Sawyer

Freeing the inner voice

Self-expression can be affected by so many things including numerous conditioned responses and expectations from within ourselves and from those around us. Yoga asana and meditation practices help clarify perceptions of our true self and can be enhanced by voicework and chants, which carry a positive vibrational harmony through the whole being. For centuries, yogis have practiced devotional chanting as a means of harmonizing the whole self. Combined with modern science and simple practices that can be woven into every aspect of our lives, these ancient principles can be brought into even the busiest of lifestyles – empowering us to live in a way that is true to ourselves. 

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Experiential workshop with Daneil Peter Cunningham and Mark James Hamilton

Para Shakti Flow

Para Shakti Flow is a daily mat practice developed by Mark James Hamilton and Daneil P Cunningham. Informed by their combined forty-eight years of studio experience, the practice is rooted in the modality of hatha yoga —aligning breath, posture and awareness through flow. Uniquely, the practice integrates aspects of bharata natyam (South Indian temple dance), kalaripayattu (Kerala’s ancient martial art) and Tai chi chen. Para Shakti Flow (or The practice) is dynamic and meditative. It especially nurtures a creative engagement with the surrounding space and can readily be practiced outdoors. There are six phases to the practice, each using precise actions to initiate energetic changes: pranama – embrace the Earth through namaskar (salutations); pranayama – develop ekagrata (one pointed focus); kriya – activate kundalini (life force); payattu – awaken shakti (inner power); nada – resonate your chakra (energy centres); nritta – embody Nataraja (Siva as Lord of the Dance).

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Presentation from Aaron Marshall 

Yoga: Panacea or risk of injury?

In this session, we will cover common injuries, what causes them, how exercise/yoga can be used in conjunction with conservative management, what to be aware of when working alongside a treatment plan and when to send someone on to a clinician. A self proclaimed “yoga-novice” with over 20 years of experience in the Health and Health & Fitness sectors, Aaron will guide you through muscle, joint and ligament injuries, what the common mechanisms are that can cause these, and how these can relate to yoga. With the growing body of research supporting exercise and movement strategies as rehab for a large portion of musculoskeletal pain and injury, the session will also cover the possible and likely role that yoga, and you as the instructor, can play in this journey for your clients. Fair warning, Aaron takes an evidence based approach to rehabilitation, so come along if you are interested in growing your understanding, challenging some of your biases and learning how important “staying in your lane” can be to ensure a good outcome for your students/clients.

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Experiential workshop with Swami Karma Karuna

Yoga and the art and science of gratitude

The science on gratitude is out and it is good for us at every level; enhanced well-being, deeper relationships, improved optimism, more release of the feel-good hormones, increased happiness, stronger self-control, better physical and mental health, an overall better life and more. With these amazing benefits, gratitude should be a requirement. However, it can sometimes be difficult to experience in the hustle and bustle of life and a world full of challenges like a pandemic and global warming. Thus, like anything in life that we want to become good at, we need to practice it. The yogic tools merged with gratitude practices give us a powerful way to walk in the world with more attention on the silver linings of life. Learn about the science behind gratitude, how and why it supports our health and well-being, why it can sometimes be difficult to practice and explore tools to cultivate this important quality. Leave with inspiration on how to set up gratitude habits. Bring a pen and paper for a gratitude exercise, experience a gratitude meditation and some heart opening yoga practices.

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Asana Class with Tilak Raj 

Self-discovery

Yoga is a method for  finding freedom in yourself, something that you may not have thought ever existed. This session will be presented as contrary to what is seen on social media. Yoga is not supposed to be pretty. Yoga is supposed to be intangible. Yoga is supposed to be you. Yoga Is supposed to be timeless and boundless. Yoga is what you experience, rather than what yoga – the practice looks like. There are moments when we fall and look tragic. In this session, embrace the imperfection in you through yoga and know that you are working towards something that no-one but you can see.  

Please bring to this session, two blocks and one strap for each individual, and feel free to bring any other prop(s) for your practice.

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