I trust you have all found some time to relax and refresh over the Christmas and New Year period. For those of you who attended the extra classes after the official end of term it won’t have been such a long summer break this year. Hopefully everyone has made at least a ‘little’ attempt at some home yoga practice?!
From January 1st I spent 15 days in Cairns at an intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course with Nicky Knoff. It was a tough gig that did have me questioning my sanity at times (why am I spending my holiday break doing THIS!!). We started the day at 5.30am with 4 hours of asana, pranayama & meditation. The afternoons consisted of 2 hours philosophy or anatomy plus 2 hours of teaching methodology. With several exams spread throughout the weeks the evenings were spent studying before early nights. I’m very happy to say I passed the course and am sure that all of what I learnt will not only deepen my own practice but also improve my teaching.
Classes at the Mud Hut will commence on TUESDAY 27th January (that’s NEXT WEEK!!!) It will be a 9 week term (8 weeks for Monday's classes). See 'FEES' tab for new pricing.
I suggest that if you haven’t done ANY(or hardly any) yoga in the break now would be a good time to start doing a few Sun Salutations or some of the other suggested sequences I gave out at the end of term.
The class time table remains unchanged at this stage. I am planning to run a Beginners Course on a Thursday @ 6.30pm – 8.00pm. This will commence in the third week of term (to allow time to advertise) – that will be Thursday 12th - depending on the level of interest. So if you know anyone who is, or may be, interested please mention this to them.
An interesting conversation I had recently: Someone mentioned to me that they would like to begin yoga classes with me. They have never done yoga before. When I told them that I would be running a beginners course early in the year the response was: ‘But I don’t want to be a beginner!!’
It left me a little puzzled…we have to begin from where we are and then progress from that point. Sadly, I don’t really expect this person to begin a yoga practice, with me or anyone else, unless they have a dramatic shift in their thinking…which probably won’t happen unless they begin yoga in the first place!
Funny things human beings…
The really exciting new development for this year is the introduction of:
KIDS YOGA (5-8 year olds)
With Loretta McIntosh & Jenni Rathjen
WEDNESDAY 11th February 4.30pm – 5.15pm (45 minute class)
$70 for a 7 week term
$105 for 2 siblings
Please spread the word – the more the merrier.
If this age group runs successfully we plan to extend to other age groups in the future so please feel free to ring and register interest even if your children aren’t in this age group – that will help in our future planning.
I’m really looking forward to another exciting year of yoga at the Mud Hut and to seeing all your smiling faces next week. Remember the new ‘class pass’ for if you know you’ll have to miss more than 2 or 3 classes – might be a good option for some.
Let me know if your plans have changed for this term: either a day / time change or if you're not going to make it to yoga this term - it's always good to keep in touch.