Yogaveda Wellness Subscriber, Welcome to Yogaveda’s Early Summer Newsletter.
We have some positive practices to keep you calm and balanced as the busy season approaches and some lovely Christmas specials and great gift ideas.
Summer is here! As the year draws to a close with all its extra demands, the need to take care of ourselves becomes increasingly important to prevent that end of year burn-out.
Our focus in this newsletter will be on positive management of stress & anxiety to support your mind and body through this busy time of year.
As a gift to all our yoga students we are offering a special on the 10-Class Pass for December 2017 & January 2018. When you purchase a 10-Class Pass you will receive the 11th class free. $180 for 11 classes.
Grab one of our 100-Class Passes for the special rate of $1400 before they go up next year! That’s only $14 per class and you have 12 months to use it.
FIVE-WEEK ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm with Bill Rogers, starts Monday January 15 and runs until Monday February 12, 2018.
Get your New Year resolutions up and running with a 5-week Back-to-Basics Beginners course. Ideal for those new to yoga or those wanting to re-establish their yoga routine.
Special Introductory Offer of only $75 prepaid for the 5 sessions. Email us at email@example.com or call 0411 796 354 to book your spot!
SHIROHADA NERVOUS SYSTEM SOOTHER
Treat yourself, or someone you care for to a Shirodhara Treatment Package to quieten the mind and calm the nervous system. Warm oil infused with calming herbs is rhythmically applied as a slow steady stream across the forehead, inducing a state of deep relaxation. Special Price $55 (normally $65).
* Initial treatment is an additional $90 which includes 2 litres of Shiro oil, which is yours to keep.
* Recommended to have in conjunction with a Tension Tonic or Snehanana (Full Body Massage).
BOLLYWOOD IS BACK!
Bollywood Dance Classes with our great teacher Raji Kandiah (from the Temple of Fine Arts) returns to Yogaveda in February 2018.
A great way to get fit, have fun and enjoy the Bollywood moves!! Commences Sunday February 4 at 3pm - 4pm. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings!
Kids Yoga Classes with the lovely Lewanna Newman will be back Term 1, 2018.
The benefits of yoga for children is invaluable. It promotes positive self-esteem, a greater sense of wellbeing, happiness, confidence and inner peace.
Classes Tuesdays 3.45pm - 4.25pm for 4-9 year olds (parents welcome - additional $5 to join in).
Classes Thursdays 3.45pm - 4.25pm for 9-12 year olds.
Soothe your tired eyes and calm your mind with one of our blissful, scented eye pillows.
Combine with our custom made Vata or Pitta 50ml Spritzer to refresh and revive your senses.
Special price for both products - $30 (normally $36)
Valid for December 2017
EYE PILLOW & FACE MOISTURISER
Try our lovely nourishing Ayurvedic moisturiser blended from pure saffron, almond & pistachio oils and wild turmeric extracts. A lightly textured face cream that rehydrates and revitalises your skin.
Special price for the both – $32 (normally $40)
Valid for December 2017
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
Give the gift of health for Christmas. Yogaveda’s Gift Vouchers can be used for Yoga Classes, Ayurvedic Consultations & Treatments, or Yoga equipment and products from our shop.
BOLSTER & EYE PILLOW
Relax and unwind at the end of your day and recline over one of our hand-made bolsters in a lovely range of fabrics: colourful Indian cotton, Tapestry and Chinese satin.
Complete this relaxing package with a blissful eye pillow!
AYURVEDIC FACE CREAM & ROLL-ON SCENT
Freshen up with one of our custom-made Vata (Sweet Nurture) or Pitta (Calm & Cool) roll-on scents infused with essential oils.
Combine with our rich, luscious Swarnamukhi Ayurvedic face cream to deeply nourish your skin. This cream is enriched with saffron, lotus and skin restorative herbs.
FIND YOUR BALANCE
7 WAYS TO POSITIVELY MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY AT THIS BUSY TIME OF YEAR
1. SLOW DOWN
Instead of mindlessly rushing from one thing to the next and running on adrenaline, take time out each day to take care of yourself .
Self-care practices can include things like spending time in nature and connecting to the natural world around us on a regular basis. The experience of being in nature is calming and soothing to the mind and nervous system.
2. ESTABLISHING & MAINTAINING A REGULAR DAILY ROUTINE
Implementing regularity with mealtimes, along with waking & sleeping times, will have a calming effect on your whole being. Establish a regular wind-down time at night and reduce excess mental stimulation by avoiding electronic devices at least an hour before sleeping.
3. REGULAR YOGA AND RELAXATION
Tailor your Yoga practice to the way you feel. If you are tired and frazzled slow yourself down with a more restorative session. The practice of slower and supportive stretching allows the mind and body the space to relax deeply and let go of stress and tension. Yogaveda offers two restorative sessions per week: Thursday’s Relax & Restore Class at 5.30pm with Nikki and Sunday’s Gentle Hatha/Yin at 5pm with Jasmine.
4. REGULAR ABHYANAGA – FULL BODY SELF-MASSGE
Ayurveda recommends regular full body, self-massage (Abhyanga) with warm nourishing oils. This massage is deeply pacifying to the nervous system and promotes restful sleep.
Black Seed Sesame Oil is the favoured oil because of its amazing properties; it deeply penetrates the fine channels of the body to soften and loosen toxins from the tissues.
This is an important self-care practice as the application of heat and oil is grounding and balancing to the mind and body, reducing stress and anxiety.
5. AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS TO MANAGE STRESS AND ANXIETY
Yogaveda offers a variety of calming and nurturing treatments to ease stress and tension. A popular treatment, Snehana (full-body massage) literally means to nurture, love, express kindness and compassion, qualities that are missing in our world today. Snehana has a profoundly calming effect on the mind and is deeply relaxing to the body.
6. NOURISHING FOODS AND MINDFUL EATING
Mealtimes deserve your full attention so relax, focus and enjoy your food. No multi-tasking while eating such as, eating on the run, watching TV, reading or working on the computer etc.
If you are feeling stressed and anxious, favour warm, easy to digest foods as your digestion will be compromised at this time. Avoid cold, raw, chilled food and drinks.
7. HERBAL STRESS SUPPORT
Chyawanprash or ‘Happy Jam’ is an rejuvenative formula that contains 47 herbs and medicinal fruits. The synergy of the herbs in this formulation produce a powerful anti-stress adaptogenic effect on the mind and body. This immune boosting tonic is an effective product to manage stress and fatigue conditions.
Brahmi – A powerful brain food used in Ayurveda for mental exhaustion, to enhance memory and prevent stress.
Shankapushpi – A rejuvenative tonic for the mind and nervous system. It is uplifting yet promotes tranquillity in the mind and helps manage anxiety and fear.
Vacha – A major herb for the mind that ancient Yogis and Seers used to sharpen memory and enhance awareness. Vacha promotes circulation to the brain and is beneficial when feeling burnt-out.
Jatamansi – An Ayurvedic herb known for its ability to reduce stress, improve cognitive function and sleep. It is a natural brain and memory tonic which has calming and peaceful properties to facilitate sound sleep.
Ashwagandha – This herb is well known as Indian Ginseng because of its rejuvenating properties. This herb is beneficial for reducing stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression, insomnia and improving concentration.
All these herbs are available from Yogaveda.
CHRISTMAS CLASS TIMETABLE
Check out our Christmas Class Timetable. We are open every day except Christmas Day so take some time out for YOU and come to Yoga!
EARLY MORNING CLASSES
Now on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6am - 7.15am. Energise your mind and body in these early morning sessions... a positive way to start your day! Beginners welcome!
SATURDAY NEW CLASS TIMES
New line up for Saturdays:
8.30am Mindful Flow with Mira Rao
10.00am Beginners/General with Nikki Leaf
11.30am Women’s & Pregnancy with Nikki Leaf