Upcoming Events, Courses & Workshops...


Introduction to Yoga Course (6 weeks)

Thursdays 2 November – 7 December

5pm - 6pm

Teacher: Juliette McConachy

$110 for 6 weekly classes

Please book your place here

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A 6 week Introductory course with Juliette, for you to begin your exploration of Yoga in our tranquil, soul-nourishing garden haven. 

This course is designed for those coming to Yoga for the first time - and yep, we've all been new at some stage, indeed we're all still new ALL the time! So no worries there - you'll be welcomed with a big smile and open heart. 

In this course, we look at central aspects of alignment, the basic Yoga postures, and some of the core, less tangible aspects of the practice - including the joy of it!! 

Juliette will meet and assist you exactly where you are - old injuries, tightness, worries, & all. This is Yoga for the real people! And damn, it's heart-nourishing!

This course is designed to allow you to begin to understand what this Yoga thing's all about; and to feel a much greater sense of confidence and ease as you join in casual classes.

Class numbers are capped to 12 students, to allow space for individual attention, and for any questions that might arise.

Facilitated by: Juliette McConachy

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About Juliette:

You can read more about Juliette here.

How to Book:

Please book your place here - please book early, as these courses often book out.

You can email ally@santoshayoga.com.au, or call Ally on 0416 564 808 if you have any questions. 

Course cost is $110 for the 6 weekly classes.

Please note, regular class passes are not valid for course attendance.

Make-up Policy: You may make-up up to one class per course in a casual class up to two weeks after the end of your series, or in the following Intro to Yoga series.

If you'd prefer not to book online, you can pay cash or eftpos at the studio ahead of time & ask the teacher there to book you in to the course.

We look forward to welcoming you!

HUGE THANKYOU to our beloved yogini & talented artist Annabelle Kirkpatrick, for her beautiful artwork that she's generously allowed us to send out into the ether for this course. You can see more of her work on Instagram @annaspellkirkmagic, or www.annaspellkirkmagic.com (website is a work in progress). - Prints are available for purchase. ♥



Introduction to Meditation Course (6 weeks)

Wednesdays 25 October - 29 November

11.30am - 12.30pm (Hurrah weekday daytime class!)

Teacher: Susie Garden

$110 for 6 weekly classes

Please book your place here

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A 6 week course with Susie to introduce you to the practice of Meditation. 

Have you been wanting to find out what this meditation and mindfulness thing is about? This is a 6 week course with Susie to introduce you to these practices, and the profound effect they can have on your day to day life.

We explore simple, yet potent, approaches - so that you can do a small amount each day, and feel for yourself the noticeable shifts in your personal perceptions and experiences, as you go about life.

You will be introduced to the techniques and experience of several styles and aspects of meditation:

We explore fundamentals, like using props to find a comfortable seat, as well as looking at aspects such as sankalpa (intention), and practicing dedications.

You will also understand some of the basic scientific underpinnings of meditation - how and why it works in the brain - and it's incredible!

Susie is a qualified, highly experienced and passionate meditation teacher, and loves sharing these life-changing practices with you.

Facilitated by: Susie Garden

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About Susie: You can read more about Susie here.

How to Book:

Please book your place here - please book early, as these courses often book out.

You can email ally@santoshayoga.com.au or call 0416 564 808 if you have any questions. 

Course cost is $110 for the 6 weekly classes.

Please note, regular class passes are not valid for course attendance.

Make-up Policy: You may make-up up to one class per course in the following Intro to Meditation series. Please be aware that this series will most likely run at a different time, so please ensure you can make each class in the series, before booking in. 

If you'd prefer not to book online, you can pay cash or eftpos at the studio ahead of time & ask the teacher there to book you in to the course.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Artwork: Thankyou to the incredible Jess Novak for sharing her beautiful artwork! The full awesomeness of this hand-drawn beauty can be seen on our Instagram page - or just head to Jess's pages, and see them all! 

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Big love Jess, thankyou :)



Yoga for You 

- Yoga for you in the studio

- Free childcare in the garden.

Tuesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm  (runs in blocks during school terms only)

1st block (7 weeks):  24 October - 5 December

2nd block (10 weeks): 23 January - 27 March

$175 (7 week block) $250 (10 week block) (book for one or both blocks)

Care Team: 

- Yoga Teacher: Jen Mason

- Child Carers: Michelle Ericksen, Sharon Crawford & Veronika Engeman

Bookings Required. Please book your place here.


Yoga With Childcare - you inside; loved littlies in the garden!

Both you and your little one, as blissed as can be, with the freedom to check on them if you need. That's right - Yoga on sweet soul :)

Oh Yes, drink it in :)

A sweet, sacred hour of You time, to melt into blessed communion with your body, breath and Heart. All the while, knowing your little one is absorbed in nature craft, or playing with the others, in the loving care of two to three members of the Santosha community (all with certified bluecard child safety checks). This is a time for you to drink in the sweet nectar of being alone - oh the bliss! - while sharing the experience with other parents enjoying the same thing. And hey, you can even sneak a peek through the glass doors to your little one having a ball in the garden - they'll be in view throughout the class :)  Although we encourage you to take the time for yourself, of course you can nip out for your child, should the important need arise.

Children are welcomed between the ages of five months and five years (inclusive). We provide rugs, crafty things & toys; and we encourage you to take a nature forage wander with your child each week, & bring along things fallen in the environment for nature-based craft that they can take home; and/or their favourite play thing of the week, for them to enjoy with the other kids while you Yoga.  

To allow us to organise for there to be a minimum of two carers present for the kids at all times, and at least one carer per six children for each session, this class is offered in blocks that run with the length of each school term. (Please note though that due to classes beginning in October, this first block is a shorter one of 7 weeks.) 

No partial attendance is possible, however if you can't make one or more classes during the block, you're welcome to make missed classes up in any of our casual classes on the timetable, any time within 12 months of the date of pass purchase. 

Class cost:

7 weeks: $175
10 weeks: $250
Passes include your attendance in all classes of the 7 week block (24 Oct - 5 Dec 2017), or the 10 week block (23 Jan - 27 Mar 2018), and care for one child for each of the classes in the block booked. 
Depending on class numbers, it may be possible to arrange care for extra children, at a rate of $10 per extra child per class. Please email ally@santoshayoga.com.au to enquire.

In the event of rain, children will be cared for in quiet activities in Chapter IV cafe upstairs. We ask that you send your child's favourite quiet time activities with them if the skies look ominous, to assist us in being as unintrusive as possible for the generous Chapter IV staff and their customers. If you'd like to enjoy one of their fabulous beverages after class too, even better!

Questions?
Please feel free to call Ally on 0416 564 808 for a chat, or email ally@santoshayoga.com.au. 

To Book:  Click here to book for the 7 week block starting 24 October 2017. 16 places only. 

Bookings for the 10 week block starting in 23 January 2018 will open 24 October 2017, via the Book a Class button on the website.



Qi Gong in the Garden

Sundays 10am - 11am

17th September, & every Sunday after that.

Teacher: Callum Bell

Regular class passes all valid - see Classes page for price options.

No bookings required, but you can book your place here to be sure.

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Barefoot in a circle - feet to earth. 

Softly glowing Sunday mornings in Spring :)

Join Callum for the gentle subtleties of this beautiful complementary practice in the Santosha garden.

Qi Gong is all about softness and awareness. ‘Less is more’ has never been more applicable. Mixed in with the more traditional Qi Gong forms, is plenty of sitting, standing and moving meditation; body awareness and alignment; partner exercises; gentle flexibility and strength movements; and, of course, a healthy dose of fun.

Qi Gong is perfect for people of all physical capabilities, and is a wonderful complementary practice for injury and illness recovery.

Everyone is welcome.  

Teacher: Callum Bell

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You can read more about Callum here

Cost/bookings: Regular class passes are valid for this class - book online as normal (press Book a Class at top of webpage), or just show up & pay casually.

Questions?

- Please contact Ally with any questions: 0416 564 808 / ally@santoshayoga.com.au

To Book:

No bookings required, but you can book your place here to be sure.



Chai Nights

1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month

7pm - 8pm, or 9pm (your choice whether to stay after 8pm)

Facilitator: Zen Spokes

$15

All welcome. No bookings needed.

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These Chai Nights are held on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month from 7pm til 8pm. Hosted by Zen, who if you come to the studio, you probably know and love.

There will be his own almond milk chai (non-caffienated) served, followed by a sharing circle, and by gentle meditation and Yadaki (didgeridoo) Sound Immersion....... Then from 8pm onwards, open chats if you'd like to stay a little longer. Zen's intention is to create a regular evening of open enquiry into the nature of self, with laughter, thought and sharing. The evening is $15, please come and share your experience, wisdom and joy with us.

Facilitated by:  Zen Spokes 

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Zen is there to ensure conversation remains open minded and constructive. This event is open to all, no bookings needed. Zen teaches restorative yoga class (Deep Relax) from 4:30pm till 6:30pm before Chai Nights - if you'd like to come to class, bookings are essential - book your class place Here. Info about class below.

Come to one or both!

Questions?  Contact:  zenspokes@gmail.com

See you there!! 

Please share with friends :)




Deep Relax

Sundays 4.30-6.30pm - 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays each month.

Candlelit Restorative Yoga, gentle Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra (guided conscious sleep).

Teacher: Zen Spokes

$25 /$18 concession; Deep Relax 10 Class Pass: $220

Please book your place here.

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We all need to rest. Oh, how we all need to rest :) Sunday afternoons at Santosha have long been a time of beloved sweet surrender. Lay your troubles by the salt lamps & let the candlelight & your own beautiful stillness release your cells & let your heart feel again. 

Slow, supported and still.

These 2 hour classes are mostly Restorative Yoga, which involves lots of props and 'undoing', as we rest in supported poses from 2 -15 minutes - letting the nervous system deeply relax. This is a deeply nourishing practice. Gentle Yin poses (long-held deep stretch postures working with the connective tissues in the body) are sometimes also incorporated, & the practice ends with a Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a 10-30 minute guided conscious rest, ending with a period of silent stillness. 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is proven to give the body mind the same effect as 4 hours deep sleep. Zen often also offers a heartfelt didgeridoo sound healing in his restoratives - a nourishing gift for your cells to drink in :)

Healing and nurturing, these sessions are capped at 12 people to allow for personal attention, and the energetic space for you to deeply relax. Please see Class Descriptions on the Classes page for more information. Contact Ally if you have any questions.

Facilitated by:

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You can read more about Zen here

How to Book:

Bookings are vital - you can book here, or use the links below to purchase particular passes (please note a Deep Relax pass must be purchased before you book). 

2 hour session: $25 / $18 concession - pensioners & students. 

General Santosha class passes not valid for Deep Relax, but we offer two special discounted passes: 

- A Deep Relax 10 Class Pass for $220 (saves $30).

- Single Deep Relax class for only $20, for students who hold current 6 or 12 month unlimited passes at Santosha.

(To purchase a Santosha 6 month pass, you can go here; to purchase a 12 month pass, head here.)

If you have any questions, please email ally@santoshayoga.com.au or phone/text 0416 564 808.

We love sharing these deeply nourishing practices with you - look forward to seeing you :)



The MAMA Circle

Next circle:  15 October

1pm - 3pm

Facilitator: Caitlin Dyer

$30

Please book your place by emailing caitlin@motherdownunder.com

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Birth isn’t just about new babies, it is about new mothers too!

And the birth of a mother can be more intense than childbirth.

We tend to focus so much on the birth and on the baby, that we forget about the mother. 

But nurturing you, first as a pregnant woman and then as a new mother, is crucial to the wellbeing of your family.

Do you worry about how you will cope as a new mother? Are you feeling uneasy about life with a newborn? Anxious about lack of sleep? Perhaps you have emerged from the haze that is life with a newborn only to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself in early motherhood. And now, in amongst endless nappies and laundry, you are trying to find yourself. You feel ready to release the self-doubt, the judgement, the guilt, and ready to embrace self-compassion. But you aren't quite sure how to do that. Join us at The MAMA Circle. Connect with others in a welcoming, supporting, confidential space. Share your stories, your challenges, your triumphs.

The format of the monthly circles may vary but the intention is always to allow women to connect and share in a meaningful way. We will talk about pregnancy, birth, identity, relationships with ourselves, relationships with our partners, relationships with our friends, returning to work, staying home, nurturing your body, sex, deciding whether to add to your family. You will walk away from the circle feeling connected, emotionally lighter, and empowered by the collective energy of the group.

Depending on the energy and needs of the group, The MAMA Circle will involve different activities.

Held on the first Sunday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Contribution: $30.

Recommended for mothers of babies of all ages (including pregnant mamas), but we prefer to keep it mamas only, so please make arrangements for your little one to bond with a loved one.

If you are breastfeeding or simply prefer your baby to be close, there is a lovely cafe upstairs and a beautiful garden next to the studio that your loved one and baby are welcome to visit.

Facilitated by: Caitlin Dyer

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Caitlin is a hypnobirthing practitioner, a postpartum doula, and a passionate and supportive life coach for mothers. She aims to help pregnant women start their mothering journey in a positive manner, to help new mothers navigate those first crucial weeks, and to help mothers who are seeking to rediscover themselves. With degrees in Psychology, Nursing, Education, a certificate in Childbirth Education, a certificate in Postpartum Professional Services, and with unwavering enthusiasm and heart, Caitlin guides mothers who are looking first for a beautiful birth and then for balance. Caitlin believes that mothers are not simply mothers.  That when you give birth, you give birth to a baby and to a new you. And that with self-compassion, support, and community the new you can flourish.

How to Book:

To book, please email caitlin@motherdownunder.com

Contribution: $30.

Please note, regular class passes are not valid for event attendance.

For more information or any questions :

caitlin@motherdownunder.com   /   motherdownunder.com/mama-circle-join-womens-circle/

Look forward to circling with you :)




Cosmic Wo-Man // Ancient Sound

Saturday 7th October

6pm - 9pm

Facilitator: Sherridan Boyle

$48

Please book your space via the facebook event page - here

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Ceremony ~ Sacred Portal of Transformation // Wise Woman Awakening ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anchoring in The Ancient Codes  

These Immersions are always potent!  The Fire Energy is ON ~ like a mini sweat lodge  Smoking Ceremony to begin ~ cleansing outside to clear the way Medicine Drum Awakens ~ We open the Medicine Wheel and anchor in our bodies creating  a portal of Expansion We open this space internally and expand our being  ~ clear and Activate body channel with  Breath Yoni/ Womb Activation sequence~ to restore and clear the energetic flow Unlock the energetic an physical blocks held in memory of cells ~ Awaken our SOUND  Our Voice and Womb are deeply connected to Mamma Gaia This space allows the Ancient portal to Awaken Using Sound/Voice as Vibrational tool to clear, channel an Activate pure light ~  Unlocking and Activating our bodies allows the frequency to LIFT and transmute any density This is a collective clearing ~ we are calling for this freedom!

Ancient Sounds come through with ease when our Medicine Woman Awakens ~ this can be playful, raw and so freeing Star Woman songs come through with ease . . . . This Solstice turning point is where we expand even more now If you have done so much clearing, now is your time to really Anchor in your TRUE Essence 

If this is NEW for you, come with an open Heart, trusting the call. Bring your DRUM (if you have one) Rattles are potent (I have many) Medicine Drum Awakens ~ We open the Medicine Wheel and anchor in our bodies creating a portal of Expansion

~warm space /mats and pillows available ~ bring one blanket ~ water bottle ~ room will be warm, wear comfy loose clothing ~NO perfumes or strong deodorants Please!!

Note: This is not a women's sharing circle as such, however when it arises we allow that space to open. Often this opens gently at the end. 

Facilitated by: Sherridan Boyle 

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Sherridan is a passionate Visionary Shamanic Medicine Woman.  Guided with mastery and shamanic magic, Sherridan calls you to ACTIVATE and AWAKEN your ANCIENT SOUND. 

She opens and anchors the space for Medicine Women Awakening Immersions and retreats, and has facilitated immersions for over 15 years in SE QLD.  She Anchors a deeply grounded presence, calling you to AWAKEN and RECLAIM your power.

A background in Traditional Shamanic apprenticeship including Soul Retrieval and weaving in/out as a practical shaman in the mainstream medical system.  Sherridan Activates Light Codes through Sound and assists those ready to clear density and transform.  As a Shamanic Medicine Woman, she calls your Ancient Spirit Wisdom to come forth.

How to Book:

Please register online here:

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=302832

More information:

Sherridan Boyle 0431211934 sherridanboyle@hotmail.com 

Offering:  $48. 

Please note, regular class passes are not valid for event attendance.



Trauma Sensitive Yoga: 

10 week program for women  

&

10 week program for men

Current courses underway. Next courses TBA. Please contact Eddie to register your interest.

Facilitator: Edwina Kempe

$200 ($180 concession).  Payment plans available

Please book by contacting Eddie: edwinakempe@gmail.com / 0468 746 121

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Facilitated by TCTSY Facilitator & Social Worker, Edwina Kempe, this program is an empirically validated adjunctive treatment for people experiencing PTSD or complex trauma who are engaged in treatment or therapy. 

Spaces are limited to offer the practice in a small group.

No previous yoga experience necessary. 

Facilitated by: Edwina Kempe

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Eddie's nurturing classes and gentle way have always been popular at Santosha, we can't recommend her highly enough. A wonderful space to begin to re-inhabit the body and allow deep healing to occur.

How to Book:

Please register by contacting Eddie:

edwinakempe@gmail.com   /   0468 746 121

More information:

www.tctsyaustralia.com   /   www.edwinakempe.com

Investment:  $200 ($180 concession). Payment plans available.

Please note, regular class passes are not valid for course attendance.





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Kate is a senior Yoga teacher well-known and loved around Australia for her wisdom, humour, authenticity and groundedness, as well of course, for her depth of understanding, and her ability to create the space and experience for her students to explore their own innate understandings of Yoga and Life. She's renowned Australia-wide for good reason :)  Ally, Eddie, Ellen, Jaimee & Wendy all completed our initial Teacher Training with Kate and Dan Alder, and our gratitude to them is immense. 

Save the DatesKate Pell public workshop at Santosha 3-5th August 2018. ONLY 20 SPACES available! And only $275 ($242 concession) for the full weekend. Stay tuned - subscribe to our email newsletter above, keep an eye on our facebook page, or watch for the booking link & more details as they unfold here.

Kate is deeply loved - she is one of Australia's favourite senior teachers, who many of us completed our initial teacher training with. She is renowned for her depth of understanding and joyful wisdom - a very special weekend not to be missed. x

Kate is offering teacher training in Brisbane again in 2018, which Wendy is assisting on, and Dan is guest-teaching on. This is a wonderful, life-enhancing opportunity we encourage anyone who can to dive in for! The training is being held at Zen Space in Samford, a lovely studio. Chat with Wendy or contact Kate for more details.

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Jamie Denham is a valuable resource in Brisbane! Iyengar classes give a depth of understanding about the way the physical body is functioning in given asana (poses), and this of course feeds into the energetics of the pose. Jamie Denham is a passionate, humble teacher with an amazing depth of knowledge - we highly recommend him! This is also where Jaimee is currently studying her next 3 year Teacher Training, now in the Iyengar style Jamie teaches.

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Kate Bardzo recently turned Sattva Yoga in Samford into Zen Space - this is one of Wendy's other Yoga homes. It's a beautiful space in garden surroundings, with quality, heartfelt yoga. Combined with a swim at Cedar Creek = a beautiful day! Kate also runs Zen-Thai Shiatsu bodywork (massage) trainings - chat with Viv if you'd like to hear about them!

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Debby was involved with Santosha at its inception, and now runs Corporate Yoga Australia, providing your workplace with professional, accessible and enjoyable yoga for employees - helping to assist your organisation to be a group of calmer, more productive, and happier individuals. You can get in touch with her about Yoga at your workplace via the website.

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The governing body for yoga in Australia. There is much value to be experienced in looking for a teacher who is certified with Yoga Australia. Their standards are much more rigorous than both the international body, IYTA and the American body, Yoga Alliance. The website allows you to search for teachers near you.

www.yogaaustralia.org.au


Aah, Pema :) Pema Chodron is a grounded, light-hearted Buddhist nun with a great earthy way of guiding us in our human meanderings - especially the sticky bits!

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Mooji is a light-hearted but direct teacher of Advaita/non-dualism. His Jamaican-British accent & belly laugh make self-enquiry in satsang a pleasure. His teachings point us back continually to the central, powerful question of, Who is here that is watching? Mooji is a student of the late Papaji. Ally sat with him for 2 months in India, and found (and continues to find) following his simple pointings inward to be beautifully clear, & refreshingly free of 'fluff'. Highly recommend!

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Dhamma Rasmi is a beautiful centre in the Sunshine Coast hinterland offering 10 day silent retreats in Vipassana Meditation. This is a wonderful, of course at times challenging, experience. 10 full days committed sitting practice in a silent, inward-focused environment, allows for a deepening of the ability to let attention and experience begin to come together. This is a vital aspect of the practice of Yoga and Meditation, that lets the mind begin to open to the boundless beauty and intelligence of the Heart & of Life. You won't regret it :) Feel free to chat with Ally or Ellen if you're considering it and have wonderings.

rasmi.dhamma.org


Javier and Paula and their beautiful family offer courses in natural building (in collaboration with the Akapacha Multiversity community in Argentina, who come to Australia to share their incredible experience and knowledge of not just natural building, but effective paradigm-shifting social economy). Pura Vida also offer ecologically effective, edible landscaping design and maintenance services. In addition, you can chat with them about hosting a natural building course if you'd like an earth-built (eg cob, straw bale etc) structure on your property, and you have space for up to 40 people to camp and learn and build and journey together. These are incredible, heart-expansive experiences, which you would of course be free to be a part if you choose to. Ally can't recommend jumping into this 9 day journey enough, feel free to chat with her if you'd like to know more - or check out PuraVida Sus on facebook. These are the ideas and techniques we will be building the Santosha Earth community and retreat space with over the next ten years - we look forward to sharing it with you as it unfolds.

http://puravidasus.com.au/