Yoga asanas, deep peace meditation, japa yoga, kirtan (chanting meditation), mindfulness, Indian head massage, vegetarian cooking demo, yoga philosophy and an amazing vegetarian lunch….
In the spirit of generosity and friendship The Australian School of Meditation & Yoga (ASMY) invites you to experience the wonderful benefits of a yoga lifestyle at their beautiful centre conveniently located in West End.
This exciting open day begins at 8.30am with a nice gentle easy yoga asana class for a lovely warm up and all over stretch followed by a general asana class. The general class is suitable for all levels as easy options are given for those who are relatively new to yoga or just want to make it an easier more relaxed class.
As a way to experience a taste of everything on offer at ASMY, live kirtan will be played during each class and there will be a nice long kirtan session at the end of each class. Every yoga asana class will include yoga breath, sivasana, japa (bead meditation) and Gauranga breathing meditation.
Their very popular deep peace class is straight after the asana classes, in this class you simply lie down and they will guide you through a 45 minute bliss session which will transport you to a place of pure relaxation of body, mind and heart. This part of the days program is definitely not to be missed. It is a lovely way to relax even deeper after a yoga asana class.
ASMY takes a holistic approach to yoga. Yoga isn’t just an exercise system, it is far more, so they will also be exploring the deep and profound spiritual philosophy of yoga with an inspiring talk “Beyond the Mat”. They will also touch on a healthy vegetarian diet, by demonstrating a simple dish on the day that you may want to add to your weekly menu.
Socialise, hang out with like minded people and make new friends over a delicious vegan lunch served outside in the lovely warm, spring weather (fingers crossed that it won’t rain).
After lunch participants will pair up for an Indian Head Massage Workshop where everyone gets a chance to give and receive. Don’t think you can relax anymore? Think again! You’ll be feeling absolutely euphoric by the time you’ve had that amazing head massage.
Yoga Alignment is a very important part of yoga asanas, so we’ll be teaching you how to do the poses properly in the correct alignment. There will be a number of yoga teachers on hand to help you help you to get into the correct position, deepen the pose, and get more benefits from your asana practice.
The day will finish off with Chai tea and a heartfelt kirtan to increase that inner-peace, satisfaction and joy that you’ll already be experiencing after such a spiritually uplifting day.
An amazing array of delicious cakes and sweet treats will be sold after the program to help with fundraising efforts which allow ASMY to offer all our meditation, relaxation and kirtan sessions by donation.
ASMY’s philosophy and approach to the teaching of yoga is a very holistic and integrated one. ASMY offers all kinds of yoga asana classes and courses from hatha yoga to bhakti yoga. This holistic approach reflects the extensive background of their teachers. ASMY’s purpose is to pass on the various yoga/meditation practices to help individuals move toward the transcendent (i.e., to achieve their optimum physical, mental, spiritual well-being).