|Sept/Oct newsletter 2013
by Andrew Mournehis
Namaste Dear Yogis and Yoginis,
Welcome to our 9th and 10th combined divine newsletter for 2013!!!
What a delight to return to Australia, welcomed by "inspiration everywhere" with budding flowers, birds chanting morning and evening prayers, and nature bursting in an explosion of colour, growth and movement.
After an extraordinary journey abroad for 7 weeks, i arrived back feeling refreshed, renewed and re-inspired by some wonderful experiences throughout Europe, and the teachings that were shared during the Yoga retreat in Spain in September. I had the great fortune of co-facilitating the Ayurveda yoga retreat with the wonderful Michael Joseph. Thank you to all the beautiful students that attended, you really made the week an ABSOLUTE JOY to teach, and a SPECIAL THANKS to the delightful, knowledgable and extremely funny Michael Joseph, for creating such a space of Lightness and Happiness for all, by imparting knowledge and wisdom with such passion, humour and grace. I personally have learned so much and am continuing along the Ayurveda path, incorporating the many gems shared in my life, with my beloved partner and with my students...it is so rewarding to share in this ancient "Wisdom of Life"...Ayurveda...Blessings
The Spain Yoga Retreat was such a huge success and the hosts and location were so BRILLIANT that i have already booked the space for Sept 2015...so if you are looking to head to Europe in a couple of years ...set the dates in place for first week in Sept 2015
”Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your Heart.” (Anon)
Creatively I have been reignited ...the art and beauty in Spain was truly awe-inspiring...Gaudi's work breathtaking!!!
I have many new and exciting projects and prospects brewing, simmering and in the making ...incorporating my many LOVES, Yoga, Dance , Movement, Story, Myth, Tantra, Astrology, Artistry, Poetry , Mysticism and all things Transpersonal...stay tuned for some amazing workshops upcoming later this year, in 2014...and Beyond !
SEE BELOW FOR UPCOMING OFFERINGS IN OCT AND NOV 2013
STH INDIA in DEC 2013/JAN2014
Only One Single left !!! Last GOLDEN ticket to the Motherland :)
Is it YOURS? :)))
Hope you can join us!!!
Check out side banner for full details on retreats
Just a note , the Bali Retreat
BALI "SOUL ASTROLOGY" YOGA RETREAT 31st Oct - 6th Nov 2013 has been Postponed!
Will keep you posted on dates for this wonderful retreat next year!
YOGA TOURS AND RETREATS FOR 2014
HEALESVILLE WEEKEND YOGA RETREAT 7-9 FEB 2014
KAKADU YOGA RETREAT JUNE 2014
CANADA YOGA TOUR SEPTEMBER 2014
Final Dates in Nov and Dec newsletters so stay tuned!!!
3 Day Early Morning Intensive
30th Oct- 1st Nov 2013
"The Colour Green"
The Heart of Yoga...Embracing the Healing Power within...
When: WEDNESDAY 30th Oct – FRIDAY 1st Nov 2013
The color green is the color of balance and harmony and is the great balancer of the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. Green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way. Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, it relates to the counselor, the good listener, the social worker. It loves to contribute to society. It is the charity worker, the good parent and the helpful neighbor. Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the color of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host. It is generous and loves to share, and is the color of prosperity and abundance,
Location: Breathing Space Yoga Studio, 217 Chapel St. Prahran
Investment: $100 Full/ $85 conc.
COME SHARE IN BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATIONAL YOGIC STORIES and PRACTICES FILLED WITH MESSAGES OF LOVE, HOPE, UNION, BALANCE AND REUNION
A Wonderful Opportunity to tap into the Healing Energies within and Let them GROW!!!
The First Step begins by registering today....
"The Colour Green
Green is the heart centre of the body.
Positive Effects of Green:
Rejuvenating: The color green revitalizes us when we are physically, mentally or emotionally exhausted.
Nurturing: Because of its link with the heart, green urges us to nurture ourselves and others. Green is also nurturing to us - another reason why it is the most predominant colour on earth.
Dependable, agreeable and diplomatic: The color green helps us to see situations clearly from all sides."
excerpt from Colour psychology to empower and Inspire you
I have always viewed Yoga as a path of Self-discovery and Healing, and I have gained so much through tapping into the vast expansiveness in the Hub of the Heart
....a place where we have 108 vital pathways and "Rivers of Life" (Nadis) pooling into and out of... as such, it is an integral centre of Healing, Health, Personal Growth and Spiritual Unfoldment
Yoga teaches us many things, amongst the most valuable are how to work with the dis-eases, challenges, and obstacles on our path. The Healing and Growth comes from Within.
When we can see the Heart centre as a 12 petalled lotus flower, with 3 petals opening and unfolding for each of the 4 levels of our Consciousness, we discover the extraordinary potency that lies within the power of our Hearts and radiates with the colour Green
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WEAR THE COLOUR GREEN TO THIS INTENSIVE
Each Morning will practice both Dynamic and Restorative Yoga Asana, Various Beneficial and Healing Pranayama, Ancient Mudras and Kriyas that enliven and bring balance and harmony to the Heart, Tantric Philosophies and Esoteric teachings on the Power of the Colour GREEN. Classes will be accompanied by Inspiring Music, Poetry, Prose, Creative Visualisations and Meditations, Svadhyaya (Deep Personal Self Enquiry) and practical teachings toward creating more balance, health and healing within oneself.
This Intensive will be crucial for all those of you wishing to bring health, happiness, joy and healing into your lives, and really living from the HEART!!!
I will be bringing in some Valuable AYURVEDIC Gems on how to Balance and Heal oneself Emotionally
Come give this offering to your HEART AND SOUL!!!
PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT IF YOU HAVE ONE, A JOURNAL AND A PEN. All else will be provided including useful practical and informative handouts.
Please Note: Numbers are limited, and places fill fast, so early expressions of interest are advised.
News for NEXT Month for November:
Weekend Yoga Workshop
with Andrew Mournehis
THEME: The ART of YOGA
"MOVEMENT, POETRY, DANCE, SONG and ART in MOTION"
with Andrew Mournehis
Sat 9th and Sun 10th November 2013
SATURDAY and SUNDAY AFTERNOON YOGA WORKSHOP
Time: 1pm-5pm Saturday (20 min tea-break) &
1030am-3pm Sunday (30min Lunch Break)
"The role of the artist is always to deepen the mystery" Francis Bacon
$100 for the Saturday ("Creative Awakening of the Spirit" )
$125 for the Sunday ("Spiritual Artistry in Motion")
$200/ $180 conc. for whole weekend
Where: Breathing Space Yoga Studio, Upstairs Suite 6, 217 Chapel St Prahran *(above Chapel St Bazaar btw High St & Greville St)
I am increasingly inspired by the artistry of yoga as a play of Movement, Voice, Expression, Storytelling, Symbolism, Mythology and Metaphor. Having come from a dance and choreographic background, I simply love and adore the freedom of expression...the grace of movement and dance...and the weaving of Yogic practices, Divine mudras( gestures) and asanas to create a storyboard, back drop and art Instillation in Motion.
I am currently in the process of integrating over 18 years of dance, yoga, movement, and art therapy into a holistic medium of healing and self expression. This Weekend workshop will explore the Ancient Art of Yoga and the ways in which it can aid us in living fully expressed, creative, joyful, abundant and Conscious lives.
I will be incorporating many aspects of yoga, art therapy, transpersonal, therapeutic activities and avenues for exploring our creative expression. It will provide a greater understanding as to how to work and play with our creative energy, balancing and calming our emotions, refining our artistic skills, heightening our Intuition, and Living to our Highest CREATIVE Potential.
"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one" Stella Adler
This workshop will be perfect for yoga practitioners wishing to refine their art of practice and exploring the creative artistry within Yoga, those wishing to become more creative in any of their art forms and fields, those wishing to become more inspired in their practice and finds ways of "unleashing their creative spirit", expand their State of Consciousness, allowing their creative essence to thrive and be fully expressed in the world, transform on a Deep Soul Level, embrace ritual and Living the Sanctity of Divinity.
This workshop will be perfect for teachers, healers , artists and anyone in the creative and healing arts.
PLEASE BYO JOURNAL, WRITING UTENSILS and YOGA MAT (if u have one). ALL OTHER YOGA PROPS, HANDOUTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED!
Note: Numbers are limited, and places fill fast, so early expressions of interest are advised.
Jamie Catto Australian Tour
WORKSHOP OCT AND NOV 2013
I also wanted to let you know about an inspiring Australian tour of Jamie Catto of the films and music "1 Giant Leap" and formerly of the band "Faithless")
He is now a TED talker and travels the world injecting rocket fuel in peoples projects.
Be that your current work or something you want to bring into the world.
This is like a creativity incubator - a wildly unique opportunity.
He is a wonderful man (with 2 Grammy nominations)
who is now dedicating his time to uplifting the planet by assisting us to step further into our creative and authentic selves and accepting the madness that is with in us.
Film screenings - Community Dance Event - masterclass info on the poster below.
Take 1 giant leap and give yourself an opportunity to really help your creative life fly!!!
PLEASE NOTE I WILL BE ATTENDING JAMIES WORKSHOP IN SYDNEY JUST PRIOR TO MY "ART OF YOGA 2 DAY WORKSHOP" above
So I WILL be coming back with an enormous amount of "CREATIVE JUICES" flowing and a river of Creative Shakti to share :))) Hope you can attend!
Private Tarot readings:
You visit me at my home: $100
Out Calls/At Studio or at your home $125
Please Call Andrew on 0418121468 to make a bookings
Having read Tarot for over 16 Years, I find it one of the most insightful means of personal discovery outside of yoga and deep transpersonal work.
“Divination is the quest to understand more about the past, present, and future. In other words, Tarot readings are an attempt to understand ourselves better and discover how we might live better in the future.” ― Theresa Francis-Cheung: What the Cards Reveal About You and Your Future
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Yoga class schedule 2013
As of 1st October 2013
Monday Evenings 530pm -7pm @ CPA 20th Floor/ 28 Freshwater Place Southbank
Tuesday Mornings 930am-11am @ The Yoga Lab, 490 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Tuesday Evenings 630pm-8pm @ The Breathing Space, 217 Chapel St. Prahran
Sunday Evenings 5pm-630pm @ Fitness First
BREATHING SPACE STUDIO, 217 Chapel St. Prahran
Tuesday Evenings 6.30pm-8.00pm with Andrew Mournehis
OPEN GENERAL Yoga Class
This class will be exploring Beautiful Heart Centred themes in our asana practice using Universal Principals of Alignment, secondary refinement loops, and practices imbued with many of the Tantric Philosophical teachings weaved into our Yoga practice through the Divine Dance of Shiva Shakti Tantra. There will be Divinely inspired readings and sharing, bringing in Breath and Chakra Awareness, Mantra, Poetry and Divine inspirations into our asana yoga practice.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Prices as of July 1st 2013:
All classes 1.5 hrs $22 Full /$20 conc.
$200/$180 10 class pass [valid 3mths]
YOGA LAB 490 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Come on down and start your mornings afresh
Tuesday mornings 930am-11am
FB Page: theyogalab - melbourne
Huge thanks again to the Beautiful (Pregnant) Ling and Margie Joy, at Breathing Space, Sandie at the Yoga Lab, Chris and Angela at CPA, and Susan at FF for covering my yoga classes whilst i was away for these 7 weeks. I know the students were all held with Love and Divinegrace.
TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELLING SESSION AVAILABLE:
Private 1 on 1 Session:
Prices as of 1st July 2013
$125 full 1 hr session
Much Love and Light to you All,
Hope you can join us on one or more of our AMAZING ADVENTURES in 2013/2014!!!
May our paths cross soon
Yoga Retreat destinations running in 2013/2014:
Bali Yoga Retreat
31st Oct - 6th Nov 2013
Has been Postponed!
Will keep you posted on dates for this wonderful retreat next year!
South India Yoga Tour
27th Dec 2013 - 14th Jan 2014
19 days/18 nights
"MYSTICAL WONDERS OF THE MOTHERLAND"
Come away to the Ancient Mystical Motherland of India. The Birthplace of Yoga, Transformational Wonders and Ancient Healing Art Forms.
A land filled with breathtaking beauty, stunning scenery and a Divinity imbued in the landscape, its people and the culture.
The Traditional greeting of "Namaste"
honours the Divine Essence...The Light within each one of us.
The tour begins at the Sivanada Yoga Ashram,
were we will stay and immerse ourselves in the spiritual community and practices
We will then make our way to stay by the breathtaking coastal cliffs and beaches of Varkala.
We will visit the Hugging Saint AMMA
at her ashram and receive Darshan
(Divine Blessing) and Prasad
(Blessed Offerings) on the 1st January 2014 to begin the New Year in a Truly
We then Board our very own fully catered houseboat
and tour the Backwaters of Kerala
3 days / 2nights.
We then rest and restore and practice yoga by the beach in Allepey
at the Ananda Beach Home/Cottages
Next we visit the Port town of Kochin
and not only do we stay in a Fort, but visit the many wonderful sites that Kochin has to offer through a guided tour, including a Kathakali Dance performance.
Our journey would not be complete without visiting the majestic and beautiful city of Mysore
where we will stay in a PALACE...yes a Palace!!! This city is the home of Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga, and we will have a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ranganathithu Bird Santuary, and the awe inspiring colours and fragrances of the city.
An overnight train (a must in India:)) takes us through Bangalore to Hampi,
where we stay in the STUNNING Hampi Boulders Resort. Extraordinary sightseeing, amazing ruins, and a setting you will NEVER FORGET...
Finally we make our way to Goa
where we will end our tour in 5 star luxury...a space to soothe away the days, rest, luxuriate, get massaged, and begin the integration for your return home....or your continued journey onwards should you choose to stay...
The Mystical Wonders will reveal themselves along the way...this is a journey not to be missed...a priceless experience your will treasure for a lifetime!!!
Please get in quick with your interest as there are very limited spaces for the Sth India Tour and it will be first in first served.
Only one Space left!!!
AU $3950 twin share*
(Limited Single supplement available upon request)
3 Step Payment
1:AU $1250 Deposit (non refundable) upon registration by 30th June 2013
2:AU $1250 2nd Payment (non refundable) by
30th August 2013
3: Balance Final Payment by
30th Oct 2013
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
ALL Accommodation on a twin sharing basis (limited single supplement available upon request)
Meals mentioned on itinerary* (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) *Please ask for full itinerary
Two nights on the AC houseboats inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner
Half day guided sightseeing in Kochi & MysoreTickets to an evening Kathakali dance performance in Kochi
Tickets to an evening Kathakali dance performance in Kochi
Excursion to Ranganathithu Bird Sanctuary
Full day guided sightseeing of Hampi
All AC 2-Tier Sleeper trains and transport
Air-conditioned tour transport with English speaking chauffeur from Bangalore to Mysore (Return)
Group arrival & departure transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Last night group closing dinner at a local family home with Traditional Cuisine
TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:
Any flights that may be required to be booked.
Individual arrival & departure transfers.
Entrance fees to some of the places visited on the itinerary
Tips and gratuities to all service providers & guides
Contact Andrew (follow link)
to book your space
YOGA TOURS AND RETREATS FOR 2014
WEEKEND YOGA RETREAT
7-9 FEB 2014
Final Dates Announced in Nov and Dec newsletters so stay tuned!!!
I am so excited about all the offerings and blessings this year has brought!
May the Divine Forces of the Universe bring us together soon!!!