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Melbourne & Geelong Weekend of Workshops

With John Ogilvie, Byron Yoga Centre



Friday 24 October 6pm – 7.30pm 

Dynamic Flow Purna Yoga


With over 25 years teaching experience, John Ogilvie’s Purna Yoga classes combine the different styles of Iyengar and Ashtanga along with the energy principles of Aikido. 

Purna Yoga is alignment based classic hatha yoga and for this dynamic workshop John will flow through Level 3 asana, offering options for the less experienced and a few ‘ridiculous’ variations to challenge the advance practitioners! 


Pilates & Yoga Styles

Level 1, 151 Pakington Street, Geelong West

$30 register your place call 03 5223 3531 and pay cash on the day

Saturday 25 October  

Workshop 1: 11.30am-1pm Introduction to Purna Yoga (FULL)

Workshop 2: 1.30pm-3pm Inversions and backbends (ONLY 4 places left)

Workshop 3: 3.30pm-5pm Twist the spine and open those hips (Just Announced)


With the first two workshops almost booked out already, we are pleased to announce a third session with John Ogilvie. This workshop will focus on a whole variety of twists plus some deep hip openers. The perfect counter session to the backbends of the previous workshop. Participants will also be taken through some pranayama and meditation to complete and integrate the Purna Yoga experience.


There are only 24 spaces at each session so you can expect a focus on one-on-one adjustments and corrections. There are still a few places available in the Inversions and Backbends workshop, 1.30pm to 3pm but limited places so book now!


In the first workshop students will be taken through a Purna Yoga sequence. The focus is on alignment with intelligent sequencing and variations are given for different levels of practitioner.

The second session will progress from preparation handstand to experimenting with more challenging inversions. The workshop will then move onto the major backbends to fully awaken the spine. You’ll be challenged - and surprised at the outcome!

Nth Yoga 

316 Napier Street, Fitsroy

$35 for the session, $55 for the Inversions and backbends plus this Twists and Hips workshop or just $20 more if you have already booked at least one of the other workshops register you place northyogastudio@gmail.com, and call in to pay your cash deposit to secure your spot.



Purna Retreat Centre Open Day

Saturday 8 November from 9am to 6pm


Come and experience a huge variety of yoga classes, deepen your knowledge at the wellness workshops and be entertained while you enjoy delicious healthy food at the inaugural Open Day.Plus for kids over 5 years Circus Arts will be running circus skills workshops, so the kids can join the circus while you join the yoga sessions!
Purna Retreat Centre on Skinners Shoot Road is inviting friends, families, yogi’s and the curious to check out the blossoming eco haven on Saturday 8 November from 9am to 6pm.

The site now boasts three yoga spaces, accommodation, a mineral salt swimming pool plus a café and dining area with verandas looking out to the magical forest. The Open Day is to celebrate the completion of the major building venture and to showcase the Retreat Centre to the local community.

The program kicks off at 9am and features a broad range of sessions and activities throughout the site. You are invited to enjoy the free family friendly entertainment, with kid focused activities in the morning and local kirtan stars on the outdoor stage from noon. 

The Café will be serving brunch, lunch and snacks all day, offering a selection of fresh vegetarian delights, much of it organic and grown onsite. 
For those that wish to participate, two yoga studios will host workshops on philosophy, mediation, ayurveda and wellness topics while a third yoga space will be created under a huge marquee for the principle yoga sessions. 
You can choose to attend just one session for $8, to buy a three-session pass for $15 or a day-pass for $20. Capacity is limited, so arrive early for any session you particularly wish to attend.


The hot tickets are expected to be John Ogilvie’s dynamic Level 3 Purna Yoga class and Swami Pujan’s meditation and philosophy sessions, not to mention a smorgasbord of classes offered by Byron Yoga’s most experienced teachers.

The Circus Arts Byron Bay workshops for kids over 5 years have been timed so that you can attend the main yoga sessions while your kids are also having fun and learning skill, and for just $8 for a one hour 15 minute circus skills session.
Come and visit the Byron Yoga Centre 
information stand and find out more about the enticing ventures of the Purna Retreat Centre. There’s a full calendar of Wellness Retreats, Yoga Immersions, Teacher Trainings and Specialty Courses, plus a timetable of public yoga classes, schedule of workshops and opening hours of the yogi friendly café.
Come for a look; stay for the yoga – please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing suitable for yoga. Kids must be supervised at all times.
We look forward to showing you the slice of yogi paradise that is the Purna Retreat Centre.


Rainbow Kids Yoga Intensive 3-Day Teacher Training September 26-28th, 2014

For more information Click Here.


Neurogenic YogaTM Daylong Workshop

With Jennica Mills

Cost: $180 including lunch or $170 without lunch

Neurogenic YogaTM is a revolutionary technique in trauma healing and stress reduction. Daylong workshops include an introduction to self-induced therapeutic shaking and its history and origin in Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Tension and Trauma Releasing ExercisesTM (TRETM). Participants experience 2 Neurogenic YogaTM classes including yoga asana, pranayama and tension release.

Neurogenic Yoga is an integrative method combining yoga asana and pranayama with the body’s natural, therapeutic shaking response. This shaking is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma or unconscious muscle contraction, in order to restore the body to wholeness.


  • Sunday 30 November 2014, 9.30am to 4.30pm 

What is included:

  • Vegetarian lunch with the $180 option or no lunch for $170

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing for movement and sitting
  • If needed your own meditation cushion (note: there will be bolsters in the studio)


  • Purna Retreat Centre, 50 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay


Other Venue:

  • Sydney Workshop Sunday 23 November
  • The Yoga Room, St Ives  


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