Happy Easter everybody. We are half way through the shutdown and doing well.

This will be a different Easter for some with some of us not being able to be with close family, grand kids y and friends. To help us keep the yoga practice going and  to help keep the kids amused and off the devices -here is a site you can find some ideas for kids yoga-stories and free downloadable resources. https://www.kidsyogastories.com/yoga-resources-for-teachers-and-parents/

There’s also a practice for you all to get us through the Easter period. Eat lots of chocolate and remember to focus on 3 things/people  to be grateful for in your life each day. After your practice -turn up the music and do a little dance.

Namaste -Stay well .

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Begin week two ‘staynation” with a Yoga Nidra and Meditation class online with Pragyadhara, 1st April,1pm

I hope this finds you all well and managing the changes we  have in our day to day lives in our unique bubbles. We all need to establish new routines and rituals to help us move through these times in a grounded, balanced and connected way, especially when your bubble  means you are isolated from your other whanau members.

Pragyadhara, who many of you know from her workshops at TYC,  is offering an online  complementary Yoga Nidra  Relaxation & Meditation practice- via Zoom .  This will help us to gain quality rest, for mind and body and assist us to  build resilience together. ‘Peace begins with a smile. ” mother Theresa.” 

This is the link to Pragyadhara’s email:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwHMZNXGKGsWBRfKlPRlhGgnVkC

These sessions will be over the next 4 weeks on a Wednesday at 1 – 1.30pm, beginning this Wednesday 1st April and then April 8th,15th and 22nd

Simply down load the Zoom app for free if you have not already and follow the invite below. Each week the invite will be posted out which has the meeting code.

Topic: Yoga Nidra Relax & Re-charge with Pragyadhara

Time: Apr 1, 2020 01:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/683690815

Meeting ID: 683 690 815

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“Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.” Zen Proverb

 

 

Yoga online -Some suggestions for sites that could assist your home practice

I have been in contact with Jay our wonderful web designer to see what may be possible for TYC to provide via our website for our members in Term 2 if we are not back in our centre. Meantime there are many sites online to help you get onto your mat and do a home practice and you may already have your favourites.  If not we have gathered up a few you might like to try. Or just do your version of The Sun Salutation series..it’s all good. https://www.yogajournal.com/videos/salute-the-sun

Apps to download:

https://www.downdogapp.com/web

https://www.pocketyoga.com/

Yoga for beginners app:–

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.workoutinc.yoga.beginners.free.workouts.studio&hl=en_US

https://www.google.com/search?q=19days+of+free+iyengar+yoga&rlz=1C1SQJL_enNZ875NZ875&oq=19days+of+free+iyengar&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j33.18668j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Kristin Borschart from Yoga Collective is doing some youtube classes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvVFduXyRxSiaBrts0EU4XQ/      This is an Astanga class and she will be doing a Yin soon.

Also for good Iyengar youtubes Lois Steinberg and Carrie Owerko

There are also MANY meditation sites to tap into one free one is https://chopracentermeditation.com/

Enjoy your practice and remember the most important pose Shavasana!

Namaste

 

 

 

 

 

 

To TYC yogi’s-5 ways your practice can help you through these challenging times!

We hope you are all managing to adjust to this new way of being and most importantly -that you are well. For many of us our usual daily routine has altered and the busi-ness has gone. What to do now? Especially if your ‘bubble’ is just you.

We all miss TYC and I miss seeing all my students and sharing that magical 1.5hrs per class with you, and the brief, but precious interactions we have before and after class. There are a myriad of online yoga  youtubes and apps to download to assist you with your practice, they can’t replace being at TYC, but for now they will have to suffice. I’ll send a list of possibilities in a separate post.

Meantime remember that beyond the many physical benefits of a getting onto your mat regularly (start with 10mins)into  also provides us with these little gems that translate into helping us live in this somewhat surreal and ever changing ‘now’.

1. Be OK with discomfort. There have been numerous times when I’ve thought I couldn’t hold a Warrior Pose for one more second, but then I relaxed and breathed and realized that the discomfort I was feeling wasn’t so intolerable after all. I got out of my mind and into my body and breath.

2. Knowing I’m stronger than I realize. You may not be able to do an arm balance (Bakasana) now, but when you hold a warrior poses or downward dog for one more breath each time you practice -you are building strength and stamina with every breath. Over time, our muscles get stronger, our breath becomes calmer and very soon all these poses become easier and that arm balance is within reach.

3. Emphasize the positive. A yoga practice can help shift our mind off  problems, anxieties and fears. It can help us to be very present and have a wee break from the situation that is going on outside.  This situation right now is not ideal but when we focus on the sensations of a pose and that next breath coming in and out-it can help us to better manage this current situation with a little more serenity.

4. Everything is temporary. Poses are temporary. Pain is temporary. Happiness is temporary. Life is temporary. Yoga has taught me that life keeps moving no matter what. And dwelling on how we wish things were different only inhibits us from enjoying the present moment.

5. Suffering is optional. While we may not be in control of the things that are happening around us, we do choose how we react to those things.

Chant AUM/OM it reminds us we are all one-even though right now there are physical limitations. Call/email your fellow students. Another beautiful chant is Om Mani Padme Hum.    https://www.yogapedia.com/2/8623/meditation/mantra/the-meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hum

1. Be OK with discomfort. There have been numerous times when I’ve thought I couldn’t hold a Warrior Pose for one more second, but then I relaxed and breathed and realized that the discomfort I was feeling wasn’t so intolerable after all. I got out of my mind and into my body and breath.

2. Knowing I’m stronger than I realize. You may not be able to do an arm balance (Bakasana) now, but when you hold a warrior poses or downward dog for one more breath each time you practice -you are building strength and stamina with every breath. Over time, our muscles get stronger, our breath becomes calmer and very soon all these poses become easier and that arm balance is within reach.

3. Emphasize the positive. A yoga practice can help shift our mind off  problems, anxieties and fears. It can help us to be very present and have a wee break from the situation that is going on outside.  This situation right now is not ideal but when we focus on the sensations of a pose and that next breath coming in and out-it can help us to better manage this current situation with a little more serenity.

4. Everything is temporary. Poses are temporary. Pain is temporary. Happiness is temporary. Life is temporary. Yoga has taught me that life keeps moving no matter what. And dwelling on how we wish things were different only inhibits us from enjoying the present moment.

5. Suffering is optional. While we may not be in control of the things that are happening around us, we do choose how we react to those things.

1. Be OK with discomfort. There have been numerous times when I’ve thought I couldn’t hold a Warrior Pose for one more second, but then I relaxed and breathed and realized that the discomfort I was feeling wasn’t so intolerable after all. I got out of my mind and into my body and breath.

2. Knowing I’m stronger than I realize. You may not be able to do an arm balance (Bakasana) now, but when you hold a warrior poses or downward dog for one more breath each time you practice -you are building strength and stamina with every breath. Over time, our muscles get stronger, our breath becomes calmer and very soon all these poses become easier and that arm balance is within reach.

3. Emphasize the positive. A yoga practice can help shift our mind off  problems, anxieties and fears. It can help us to be very present and have a wee break from the situation that is going on outside.  This situation right now is not ideal but when we focus on the sensations of a pose and that next breath coming in and out-it can help us to better manage this current situation with a little more serenity.

4. Everything is temporary. Poses are temporary. Pain is temporary. Happiness is temporary. Life is temporary. Yoga has taught me that life keeps moving no matter what. And dwelling on how we wish things were different only inhibits us from enjoying the present moment.

5. Suffering is optional. While we may not be in control of the things that are happening around us, we do choose how we react to those things.

“There is no difference in souls, only the ideas about ourselves that we wear.” B.K.S. Iyengar

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar

Namaste from Sue and TYC committee

ALL CLASSES AT TYC ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM 23/3/2020

Regrettably, because of COVID-19 pandemic committee has decided to close TYC from Monday 23rd March. We want our members, casuals and staff to be safe and healthy and believe this is in everyone’s best interest for now.  We will keep in touch via email as the situation evolves, but if you are not a registered member and not on the database–then please check the posts on our website www.taurangayoga.org.nz

If you registered as a TYC member after 1st of March and would like to discuss a refund with us, please call Sue on 0223503891

Namaste: TYC committee 22.3.2020

This is a good time to develop your home practice!

 

 

 

 

 

ALL CLASSES AT TYC ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM 23/3/2020

Regrettably, because of COVID-19 pandemic committee has decided to close TYC from Monday 23rd March. We want our members, casuals and staff to be safe and healthy and believe this is in everyone’s best interest for now.  We will keep in touch via email as the situation evolves, but if you are not a registered member and not on the database–then please check the posts on our website www.taurangayoga.org.nz

If you registered as a TYC member after 1st of March and would like to discuss a refund with us, please call Sue on 0223503891

Namaste: TYC committee 22.3.2020

This is a good time to develop your home practice!

 

 

 

 

 

ALL CLASSES AT TYC ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM 23/3/2020

Regrettably, because of COVID-19 pandemic committee has decided to close TYC from Monday 23rd March. We want our members, casuals and staff to be safe and healthy and believe this is in everyone’s best interest for now.  We will keep in touch via email as the situation evolves, but if you are not a registered member and not on the database–then please check the posts on our website www.taurangayoga.org.nz

If you registered as a TYC member after 1st of March and like to discuss a refund with us, please call Sue on 0223503891

Namaste: TYC committee 22.3.2020

This is a good time to develop your home practice!

 

 

 

 

 

TYC’s Annual General Meeting is being held on Wednesday 11th March @ 7:15pm

The Annual General Meeting of TYC members is your opportunity to come along and hear from the current committee about TYC’s operational and financial performance during the 2019 year.  Please put this date and a couple of hours aside to come along.

Would you like to become a TYC committee member and contribute towards TYC’s management ?  The committee meets once per month for a couple of hours. .

Please note: Curly’s 7.15 pm class will be canceled on the 11th March.

Refreshments and nibbles will be served .

Next Yin yoga workshop -7th March to 3:15pm

1 to 3.15pm & Cost: $35

  A yin practice is suitable for beginners and for those who have practiced for many years. It allows us time to feel each asana (pose) while gently exploring and deepening into it with awareness in and on every breath.

The fascia tissue (deep layers of connective tissue) can store our poor alignment habits and these eventually lead to imbalances that can cause ongoing pain.

To register please email: fureys@kinect.co.nz: or call 0223503891 if you have questions

Please pay online to Acc no: 38-9004-0840024 00 or Pay on the day

 

Agenda items for TYC Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 11th March, 2020

AGM order of business:

  • Chairs Welcome: Annemiek McGregor
  • Apologies: Tabitha Gwynne
  • Minutes of previous Society’s AGM –Matters arising: Tabitha Gwynne
  • Correspondence in/out: Tabitha Gwynne
  • Chairman’s report on the business of the society for 2019: Annemiek McGregor
  • Financial Performance Report & auditors review 2019: Tracy Hale/Sue Furey
  • Election of officers and committee: Annemiek McGregor
  • Nominations for returning and new TYC  Committee members: Annemiek McGregor
  • Executive Council-Election of new member Curly West. Annemiek Mcgregor
  • General Business:
  • Motions to be considered

Refreshments & nibbles served