Join us for Yoga Aid World Challenge – Warrandyte

I am really excited to be part of the Yoga Aid World Challenge this year. We are joining more than 20 countries around the world to help raise funds and awareness for local charities.

How can you get involved?

1. Join us at Bhava Yoga and Dance Centre for a special 2 hour yoga class lead by Gaye Boswell, Michelle Gregg-Rowan and Julianne Crawley. To attend, please register at  Warrandyte Event, select ‘Warrandyte’ under event and then select ‘I want to create or join a team” and enter ‘Team Name’ as Bhava Yoga. 

You can then donate towards the event and spread the word to inspire others to donate/get involved, if you wish.

2. Unable to attend the class but would like to show your support by donating to my chosen local charity, The Black Dog Institute, which provides programs and support in managing mental health issues. Donate to Black Dog Institute. 

3. To help spread the word and raise community awareness, ‘Like’ my Yoga Aid Community Facebook Page.


Date: 9th September 2012

Where: Bhava Yoga and Dance Centre, 5a West End Rd, Warrandyte

Time: 10:00am – 12 noon


Lets join together in the spirit of giving  – giving time by participating in the event as a challenger; giving money by fundraising; giving thoughts to raise our consciousness.

With love, gratitude and many OMs

Upcoming workshop….

When you actively use the breath as a tool to enter a deeper state of awareness in any postures, your asana practice will radically change. It will flow. It will be smooth. It will energise and it will also calm your entire being. (extract from ‘Asana Pranayama Mudra and Bandha by  Swami Satyananda Saraswati).

In this workshop, you will explore pranayama (yogic breathing) to deepen your yoga practice, nourish your body and quieten the mind.

Aspects to be covered include:

  • qualities of pranayama (dirgha and sukshma)
  • Importance of correct breathing patterns
  • correct breathing within postures
  • kumbhaka (breath retention)
  • breathing and the nervous system



  When: Saturday, 28th April 2012

  Where: Bhava Yoga & Dance Centre, Warrandyte

  Time: 2:00 – 4:30pm

  Cost: $30/$25 concession




Following the Breath by Thich Nhat Hanh

Breathing in, I calm my body.

Breathing out, I smile.

Dwelling in the present moment,

I know this is a wonderful moment!

Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in.

Breathing out, I know as the in-breath grows deep,

the out-breath grows slow.

Breathing in makes my calm.

Breathing out brings me ease.

With the in-breath, I smile.

With the out-breath, I release.

Breathing in, there is only the present moment.

Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment.

Places are limited.  Bookings essential on 0413 939 530

ZenThai Shiatsu Weekend workshop – July 23 & 24

Gwyn Williams is coming down from his beautiful Mt Ninderry healing retreat on the Sunshine coast to run these workshops. Gwyn has a background as an osteopath and has studied with masters in Thai Massage and Shiatsu and brought them together in his own unique blend. Areas covered will include the power of touch, lower back, shoulder & neck therapy, flying therapeutics & the dance of Zenthai Shiatsu. Saturday afternoon – 1pm-4:30pm ‘The Zen of touch’ and Sunday 11am-2:30pm ‘Spinal length/flying therapy. Investment: $100 for both workshops/$60 each. This is great value and highly recommended. Booking essential.

Contact Deb at Ganesha Yoga on (03) 9509 9456

Yoga Balance – to awaken and extend

I was fortunate today to attend my 3rd yoga balance workshop. It is an amazing combination of dynamic and partner yoga, acrobatics and thai yoga massage. Now that I feel more comfortable with being the ‘base’ (person on the floor) and the ‘flyer’ (the person doing the acrobatics) my body is more relaxed and receptive to the work. I could hear my spine adjust, ‘click’, ‘click’, ‘click’ as I was gently moved into a thoracic twist in a supported and inverted position. It feels amazing. The practice is done with ‘metta’ – loving kindness which fosters a wonderful connection with your partner.

If you want to have lots of fun and explore this for yourself, visit the link below for details.

Ganesha Yogashala