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Festival Program

Saturday 23rd March

8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Yoga Space 1
Yoga Space 1
Dance Flow
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Dance flow (Lydia Schoenhals)
8:30 am - 9:30 am

I am happy to introduce a new style of body movement, which can enrich your joy of body movement. Dance flow Yoga is a seamless blend of vinyasa flow yoga and elements of dance. This style of yoga evolved out of my experience as a yoga teacher and my love to dance. Yoga postures and dance techniques intertwine to create a format that focuses on the space between the body shapes and the feeling of freedom one may experience when muscle memory and intuition take over. My vision for Dance flow Yoga is to create a safe space for like-minded bodies and souls to flow and express themselves. A space where each individual feels comfortable expressing themselves in their unique and wonderful ways. A place of acceptance and nurture, as well as a whole lot of fun and funkiness.

Yoga's Saucy Secrets
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alignment & Story Telling (Amy McDonald)
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Alignment & Story Telling Amy McDonald

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A balance of Prana and Apana (Jai Inder)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Vitality - A balance of Prana and Apana, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Jai Inder.

Accessible Yoga
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kathryn McGoldrick (YogaHara)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Yoga for everyone. Accessible yoga aims to ensure all abilities can participate in he wonderful practice of yoga. ‘If you can breath, you can do yoga’. Do let the fancy instagram photos convince you that yoga is only for the fit and flexible. Yoga is for every body. This class may include seated, standing and lying options depending on your ability.

Emotions of Yoga
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Deb Vawdrey
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Lunar Flow
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Natalie Jenkins (Swan Yoga Bliss)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prana Vinyasa Moon Flow Yoga

Natural Healing Yoga
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Karyn Wickes
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Natural Healing Yoga

Yoga Space 2
Yoga Space 2
Barre Breathe
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nerida
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breathe is all the elements that you love from Barre -toning, sculpting and lengthening your body, with an added emphasis on yoga and vinyasa flows. Joining breath awareness and movement supports total body alignment and strengthens practices of mindfulness- offering space from the business of our life to let ourselves become completely present to really connect with our breath and enjoy gorgeous flows.

Gong, Sound & Mediation
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Paul & Jan
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Gong, Sound and Guided Mediation with Paul & Jan

Hatha Flow
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
for strength & peace (Lydia Schoenhals)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Breathe, relax and enjoy.“ This Hatha flow session starts with a chakra mudra meditation followed by sunsalutations with the mantras that go along with them. The core of the practice are sequences that are a strengthening blend of balancing Asanas, Inversions and hip openings standing and on the floor. The final relaxation is accompanied with grounding vibrations of a soul soothing sound bowl.

iRest Yoga Nidra
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Gina Macauley (YogaHara)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Yoga Nidra is a beautiful practice of deep relaxation and meditation. This session will introduce iRest® Yoga Nidra which is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living. "When practiced regularly - a little and often - iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.” After a brief discussion you will be led through a 40 minute practice. You will need to be warm and supported so a blanket or two would be a great idea

Slow & gentle Hatha.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rest & Renew with Lynette Jordan.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rest & Renew, breath-centred, slow and gentle Hatha. With Lynette Jordan. During classes Lyn’s focus is on making sure that everyone feels comfortable in their own skin. She feels that it’s more important for participants to listen to their own body and do what feels good and right for them. Working with the breath is emphasised and the movement of the body is contained within the movement of the breath. Classes are restful and nurturing; rejuvenating the body, replenishing energy and calming the mind. Beginning with a meditation to quieten and calm the mind and bring peace from the busy-ness of day-to-day life the practice moves into gentle postures combined with breath-work to create inner peace and harmony.

Holistic Gentle Yoga
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gentle yoga for Women (Gwynn Stewart)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Holistic gentle yoga for women - Gwynn Stewart

Yoga Space 3
Yoga Space 3
Dynamic Hatha
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mary Rollo
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Dynamic Hatha with Mary Rollo A Dynamic Hatha flow yoga class involves more vigorous movement than the other Hatha classes and is designed to work up a sweat by moving with the breath to detoxify the body and centre the mind.

Gentle Flow
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Yoga Yourself Happy - Raelene
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Gentle Flow, Yoga for All with Raelene

Vasudeva Kriya Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Divinity in Yoga with Rajendra
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vasudeva Kriya Yoga is Kriya, Pranayama and Mantra combined into a Single Formula. The founder of the Vasudeva Kriya Yoga, Shri. Rajendra Yenkannamoole hails from a small village Yenkannamoole located in the border of Karnataka and Kerala in South India. He has Master degrees in Chemical Engineering as well as Business Administration. He began his yoga practice at the tender age of 10 years under the guidance of Sri Yogeeshwar in Bangalore. Under the guidance of his Guru Paramahansa Swami Maheshwaranandji, Rajendra further enhanced his understanding of Yoga. Rajendra started teaching yoga in Melbourne in 2004 at the behest of Swami Ramaswarupanandaji. Rajendra believes that the acquired knowledge has to be passed onto others for the benefit of the society. With this in view, he has been conducting yoga classes in various locations in Melbourne. On a regular basis he also conducts yoga classes and seminars in various schools and villages across India. As a rehabilitation program he also conducts classes in Bangalore prison. Hundreds of people who have attended the classes have benefitted physically, mentally, intellectually and spiritually and have noticed a significant improvement in their day-day lives. Vasudeva Kriya Yoga classes have been designed to accommodate any aspirant irrespective of their age, gender, physical ability and religion.

YogaHara -Donna Attewell
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
YogaHara -Donna Attewell
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Shiva's Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flowing movement with Deb.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Shiva's Dance. Yoga is a dance of transformation, letting go and regeneration. Moment to moment together we will explore of stability & freedom in the body, mind & spirit through carefully aligned asana (poses), breath work and flowing movement. with Deb

Yin Yoga
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Yin Yoga with Kate
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Nourishing long holds supporting you too open up the meridians in the body, to release energetic blockages and unconsciously held tension. A slow unwinding to that allows you to find your edge with gentleness and ease…opening up to create space within the body heart and mind, which allows you to move through your world with a little more love and kindness for yourself and others. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for longer periods of time. Yin is a great class for beginners, as postures can be held from 45 seconds to two minutes. Yin can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace. The classes are relaxed, as you're supposed to let gravity do most of the work.

Kirtan with Paul & Jan
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live Kirtan with Paul & Jan
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kirtan with Paul & Jan

Workshops + Meditation
Workshops + Meditation
Gentle Daily Detox
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Essential Oils with Anastasia
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Pranayama for trauma
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Release trauma & anxiety with Deb Vawdrey
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pranayama to release trauma, anxiety and stress with Deb Vawdrey

The Magic of Mindfulness
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nina Hakamies (YogaHara)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop style class offers some practical tips and tools to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life, and guides you towards inner silence and wisdom where all the magic of your health and happiness starts.

Crystal Chakra Meditation
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cleansing Meditation with Raym & Chicchan
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grounding for clarity and calm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kehry Frank
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Grounding for clarity and calm mediation and introspection.

Saturday 23rd March

Sunday 24th March

8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Yoga Space 1
Yoga Space 1
Classic Hatha Yoga class
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Niveen
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Experience a classically balanced hatha yoga class designed to strengthen, stretch, tone and balance the body while calming the mind and preparing the senses for meditation practice Hatha Yoga technically encompasses all of the physical yoga styles, the asana practice. The word Hatha can translate to “ha” the sun and “tha” the moon, two opposing energies coming together to balance as one and that is what you can expect from a Hatha Yoga class; a balance of two energies merging into one, a practice balanced in strength and softness, leaving you feeling complete. A Hatha class is a nourishing slower paced practice. The poses are held for multiple deep breaths and the teacher gives detailed alignment cues giving you and your body the opportunity to truly get to know each pose. Now don’t be fooled, this slower paced practice can still be a physically challenging practice therefore making it perfect for the seasoned yogi or the absolute beginner.

Stick Yoga
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Deb Vawdrey
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stick Yoga class with Deb Vawdrey

Vinyasa Flow
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Vinyasa Flow with Kate
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Move your body in different ways, in all directions, supporting the spine to move in the way it was designed, opening up the flexibility of the spine which ultimately opens up and allows for flexibility within the mind. Designed to support movement to breathe and release old patterns that may no longer serve you, connecting to your own heartfelt rhythm. Vinyasa means "to place in a special way" and in this case yoga postures. Vinyasa is the most athletic yoga style. Vinyasa was adapted from Ashtanga yoga in the 1980s. In Vinyasa classes, the movement is coordinated with your breath and movement to flow from one pose to another. Many types of yoga can also be considered Vinyasa flows such as Ashtanga, power yoga, and prana. Vinyasa styles can vary depending on the teacher, and there can be many different types of poses in different sequences.

Yoga for your type
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sarah Vanis
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A class that explores how Yoga can be designed to suit your individual needs. Join Sarah in an Ayurveda Yoga Class that shows you how to adapt Yoga to suit your body type. This class is accessible for all levels of abilities and teaches you how you can adapt your regular yoga class

Yin with Nidra Yoga
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Karyn Wickes
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Yin with Nidra Yoga

Yoga Space 2
Yoga Space 2
Sacred Ceremony
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Raym & Chicchan
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sacred Ceremony - align with the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. Raym and Chicchan

Yin Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am
With Mary Rollo
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Pranayama & meditation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Niveen
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Hatha yoga class in the morning to experience the full benefits of asana practice leading into meditation, or join in and learn some calming pranayama and concentration techniques before we explore a deep and invigorating morning meditation to calm the mind and awaken the senses.

Ashtanga Yoga
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Karina Reed
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In Sanskrit Ashtanga is translated as "Eight Limb path." Ashtanga yoga involves a very physically demanding sequence of postures, so this style of yoga is definitely not for the beginner. It takes an experienced yogi to really love it. Ashtanga starts with five sun salutation A's and five sun salutation B's and then moves into a series of standing and floor postures. In Mysore, India, people gather to practice this form of yoga together at their own pace—if you see Mysore-led Ashtanga, it's expected of you to know the series. Vinyasa yoga stems from Ashtanga as the flowing style linking breath to movement.

Flow Yoga
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renee
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sound Bath
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sound Way of Coming Home with Denise
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Soundbath, Crystal Signing bowl immersion and toning.

Yoga Space 3
Yoga Space 3
Vinyassa Flow
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Karina Reed
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Vinyasa (pronounced "vin-yah-sah") is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as "to place in a special way," referring—in hatha yoga—to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa teachers sequence their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, with the intention of linking breath to movement, and often play music to keep things lively. The intensity of the practice is similar to Ashtanga, but no two vinyasa classes are the same. If you hate routine and love to test your physical limits, vinyasa may be just your ticket.

Solar Flow
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Natalie Jenkins (Swan Yoga Bliss)
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The power of Bandhas
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kehry Frank
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The power of doing bandhas safely

Hatha Flow
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Stillness in Movement (Tim Hoogwerf)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

A movement-based Hatha style class that blends traditional yoga postures, flow movements and breath, with some pauses for added instruction and teacher demonstration. There will an emphasis on meditation through movement to find the stillness in movement and the flow in stillness.

Mantra & Mudra for Strength
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Strength on the Mat (Amy McDonald)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mantra and Mudra for Strength on the Mat with Amy McDonald

Gentle Core Yoga
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kehry Frank
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Gentle Core Yoga

Workshops + Talks
Workshops + Talks
Energy & vitality
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Essential Oils (Anastasia)
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Cleansing & protecting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cleanse yourself & your space. (Raym & Chicchan)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ayurveda & Wellness
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ayurveda & Everyday Wellness (Niveen)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

According to Ayurveda, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, anxiety, depression, weight gain or loss and any other ailment represent a state of imbalance in our natural elemental state, referred to as “vikruti”. When our state of imbalance accumulates and does not leave the body through the normal routes, the state of vikruti is heightened and can be observed through ill health and diseases. So, how can you defend against these imbalances? Ayurveda recommends a preventative approach to well-being to maintain an optimal level of balance leading to a healthy ‘agni’ (digestive and metabolic fire). Join us as we delve into an exploration of how to build a daily routine that is simple and effective.  An intro to ayurveda - The concept of dinacarya - Tips & techniques on how you can support your wellbeing using ayurveda on a daily basis

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