Yoga Beyond the Body


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2/61 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, NSW, 2519, Australia
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Friday, 30 Nov 2012 to Sunday, 2 Dec 2012
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Asana is just the tip of the Yoga iceberg; in this weekend workshop we’ll be delving deeper into yoga philosophy and meditation with 3 different but complimentary sessions from 3 different teachers.

You can choose to attend each session individually, but to get the most out of the weekend we highly recommend you come to all three parts; there is a discounted rate of $108 for booking the full weekend.

Yoga is like a pie; asana is the outer crust which you see, but no matter how good the crust is, without any filling it’s hollow, empty, and ultimately boring. Take this opportunity to get a taste of the spice and substance that makes yoga a complete, nurturing and liberating lifelong practice.

To book a space, or if you have any questions regarding the weekend, please email


Part 1: Religion, Philosophy, and Yoga

with Steven Hinchliffe

In this first part of the weekend we’ll be discussing the origins of yoga, it’s ultimate aim, and the simple but effective tools you can use to let go of the baggage of your past and fill every moment of your life with happiness, serenity, and love for all living things.

We’ll also look at yoga in the context of orthodox religions and other philosophies, and encourage you to discover, via your own individual path, the divine essence which is inside us all.

When: Friday November 30th 2012

Where: Vinyasa Yoga Fairy Meadow

Investment: $10

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm


Part 2: Ganesh, Remover of Obstacles

With Rachel Nokes

Ganesh is known as the “remover of obstacles”; he is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. During this playful workshop we will explore and reflect on our approach to life’s obstacles.

Through the tools of Yoga such as Asana, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation and Yantra we will find ways to shift our perception allowing inner wisdom, wealth and our essential nature to shine light into the darker places of our internal and external obstacles.

Rachel attended her first Yoga class in 1999 when living and working in London she began teaching yoga in 2007 following a healing journey to India. Rachel originally trained with Katie Matitius Director of Jivamukti Yoga in Sydney. Rachel was originally drawn to Yoga for the Asana practice; however as her practice and teaching have evolved, this has lead her to “Bhakti Yoga” the Yoga of devotion.

Rachel teaches creative Vinyasa sequences integrated with philosophy, joy,laughter, Pranayama and Meditation. Rachel’s classes have been described as inspiring healing journeys, nourishing body, mind & beyond!

When: Saturday December 1st 2012

Where: Vinyasa Yoga Fairy Meadow

Investment: $55

Time: 1pm to 4pm


Part 3: Yamas and Niyamas - Guidelines for Life

With Shaktini Steiner

In this part of the yoga weekend we look into the 5 yamas and 5 niyamas, the first two limbs of the yoga sage Pantanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. The yamas relate to others or the world, while the niyamas relate to ourselves.

For every yoga practitioner, the yamas and niyamas offer a wonderful insight that lets one understand yoga on a deeper level, and integrate yoga more into daily life.

The asana session will be a dynamic Hatha sequence – grounding and uplifting at the same time, plus some nurturing pranayama and meditation.

Shaktini was born in Basel, Switzerland; Yoga and dance have been a part of her life since early childhood.

She deepened her yoga practice by intensively studying various styles, including traditional Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Iyengar Yoga, as well as Pranayama and Meditation. In 2003 she moved to Byron Bay, where she completed the 9 month intensive teacher training at Yogarts. Since then she has taught in Australia, Switzerland, Bali, Germany and other places around the globe. After 8 years of living in Australia, she moved back to Switzerland in October 2010, where she lives with her partner near lake Lucerne. Her own words describe her best; “I love sharing yoga – with lightness, joy and from the heart – and it is delightful to bring smiles to people’s faces”.

When: Sunday December 2nd 2012

Where: Vinyasa Yoga Fairy Meadow

Investment: $55

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Included for $108

Cost includes all three sessions. If you'd like to book for 1 or 2 sessions only, costs are as follows:


Friday 30/11 $10

Saturday 1/12 $55

Sunday 2/12 $55