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Term 4 2017
Inspirit Health & Yoga
 
 Turning inwards amongst the chaos - Finding a 'Retreat' inside or outside.

What is it that we are all looking for, craving and desiring in our day to day life? Many of us would say 'to slow down', 'turn inwards' and experience some 'peace and stillness'.

With so many extreme events happening around us and our constant exposure and knowledge of them, it is sometime challenging to find inner calm and be positive about our life. Do we shield ourselves from the many catastrophic world events? Retreat inside ourselves for self preservation? How do we manage to affect change or assistance when we often feel impotent within the limits of our capacity. Aside from whats happening outside ourselves, coping with daily life can feel overwhelming, raising children, working, finances, family, health, being busy and feeling stretched. We want to make sense of our lives and remember what makes us whole and healthy.

In this current time most of us are searching for 'quiet' within our lives. We want to feel connect to others, that we are contributing to humanity and the greater good, that we have the tools to reconnect with a deeper sense of self. 

We can find the things that help to 'bring us back to ourselves', help us 'remember who we are', knowing that if we are positive, generous and living the life we imagined then our relationship to the world begins to shift. 

Giving yourself time away from 'ordinary' life is vital to connect and be still. Out of this space we gain clarity to experience self actualisation, becoming more fulfilled and positive about life and the world. Lets invite ourselves to feel the beauty of life existence.

 

Do you have a few spare minutes! Im wanting to extend my online presence and would love for you to like my Facebook page and add to my google review to help search results. Links below. In gratitude and with many thanks.

Term 4 2017 Classes Start Tuesday 3rd October - 8th December
 
Moggill classes Start Tuesday 3rd October

Free Stretch-Tone-Bend & Balance 
Starts Wednesday 4th Oct - 29th Nov 9.30-10.30am


Free West End Weekend Wake up Yoga classes
Orleigh park Saturday 7th Oct -  11th Nov 9.30-10.30am

NEW
Free Lunchtime City Yoga

Wednesdays 12.15-1.15pm 11th Oct-15th Nov. Cathedral Square City
 
Moggill
Moggill Anglican Church 3407 Moggill rd
 
General Class
Mon 9.30 - 11am
(Haydie's house)

Beginners Class                           
Tues  5:45 - 6:45pm

General Class
Tues 7-8.30pm - Back on
 
Beginners/General Class
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:15pm

Mature Class
Fridays 9-10am
(Haydie's house)
 
Stretch- Tone - Bend & Balance
Active Parks Program
9.30am - 10.30am Wednesdays
Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie from 4th Oct - 29th Nov
Meet near play equipment, bring an exercise mat, sun protection & water. 

West End Weekend Wake up Yoga
Active Parks Program
9.30am-10.30am Saturdays
Orleigh Park West End, End of Montague rd, 50 metres left onto Orleigh st, under fig trees in the park. From 7th Oct-11th Nov


Contact Haydie
0415 834 659


 

 
Up and coming 


Stradbroke Island Yoga, Nourishment & Wellbeing Retreat 
20th-23rd October 2017  - 2 spaces left!

4 Days of Rest, Recuperation and Nourishment on beautiful Stradbroke Island. Enjoy time for your self, experiencing the beauty of the surrounds, whilst reconnecting to a more balanced and peaceful you.
The Retreat includes daily/twice daily yoga, pranayama, relaxation, meditation, walks, swimming, pilates, all meals, accommodation and more…
A nurturing journey of connecting inwards and taking time out from everyday life.
  More Information 

Restoring Wellbeing Day Retreat
Sunday 3rd December 9am-3pm


Pamper yourself with this nourishing and relaxing 6 hour retreat.
The day includes 2 hours of a Restorative Yoga session, Pranayama and Meditation, 1 hour of Treatments and a sumptuous lunch. Held in a lovely heritage cottage in rural Moggill. Cost for the day $250.

More information
 
End of Year Yoga Intensive 4th - 8th December
2 hours of yoga each day for 5 days including pranayama. 
5 days of exploration and deepening our yoga asana practice, letting things open up and meeting what arises. This intensive is an opportunity to bring freedom to the body and mind. 
Will be daily either 5.30am-7.30am or 7-9pm depending on group, Registrar your interest here

"Thank you Haydie, this was such a wonderful experience - restful, energising and inspiring all at the same time, if that's possible! The food was amazing, the yoga was fantastic, the location was beautiful and I can't wait to come back next year!" - Jane
 
Enquiries & Bookings



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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness really is a current buzz word, which is fabulous because it can only be beneficial with the practice of it. What does the word mean and what is it?

Mindfulness - definition

1. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. Without practice, what normal happens is that, our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, we become engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. This can make us feel anxious and overwhelmed.

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

When we’re mindful, we reduce stress, gain insight and awareness through observing our own mind, and increase our attention to others’ well-being.

 

"Mindfulness practice gives us a time in our lives when we can suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness—to ourselves and others."

Mindful techniques include;

  • Mediation 
  • Breath practice - Pranayama
  • Yoga
  • Prayer and chanting
  • Walking in nature
  • Attending daily tasks with intention and awareness



 Mostly adapted and edited from
https://www.mindful.org/what-is-mindfulness/

Health Matters

Smoothies and Juices for spring cleansing
A great time to start adding some liquid meals to your diet
  • Alkalising Juice - Cucumber, green apple, lemon, celery.
  • Refreshing juice - Green apple, kale, spinach, lemon, lime, mint, celery
  • Cleansing juice - Carrot, pear, tumeric, ginger
  • Detox juice - Beetroot, carrot, celery, lemon, kale
 
  • Green smoothie - Coconut water, banana, berries, kale, spinach, powered grass i.e. spirulina, what or barley, coconut or flaxseed oil
  • Protein smoothie - Coconut water, banana, blueberries, yoghurt, almond meal, avocado, coconut oil, spinach, spirulina
  • Cooling and cleansing smoothie - Coconut water, mint, lime, cucumber
  • Rich smoothie - Almond milk, raw cacao powder, avocado, almond meal, dates
 

For more information or to book a naturopathic consultation click here

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Banana and Chocolate muffins - Dairy and gluten free

Oozing chocolate and moist banana, a bit of a sweet hit, yum!

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup Almond meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 4 masshed banans
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped chocolate
  • vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Almond milk if needed
 
Method
  • Mix beaten eggs, sugar, banana and vanilla
  • Add melted coconut oil
  • Mix in almond meal, coconut flour and baking powder
  • Add dates and chocolate
  • Pour in almond milk as needed ( mixture can thicken due to coconut flour) to a medium consistency
  • Mix carefully and spoon into mini or large greased muffin trays
  • Bake approx 15-20 mins on 160
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