Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events 2017-09-14T17:33:39+00:00

Canberra: Join John Ogilvie’s Purna Yoga Workshops at Flow Yoga Canberra

Saturday 18 November 9.30am – 2pm

Session 1: 9.30-11am Introduction to Purna Yoga, dynamic 90 min sequence

Session 2: 12.30-2pm – Explore arm-balances and inversions, fun for all levels

$50 for each session or $90 for both

John Ogilvie is heading back to Canberra due to popular demand! His sessions at the Summer Ends Festival were a highlight of the event and having made a connection to many students, he is keen to strengthen the bonds.

Session 1: 9.30-11am Introduction to Purna Yoga, dynamic 90 min sequence

In the first session John will take participants through a dynamic 90 minute Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years. John has done substantial research on the chakras and their connection to our endocrine system. This sequence has been designed to balance the chakras, addressing hormonal imbalances, opening the heart and leaving you feeling energised and joyful!

Session 2: 12.30-2pm – Explore arm-balances, inversions and more …fun for all levels

The second session will be a workshop that progresses from basic arm balances to experimenting with more challenging poses. The sequence will include some backbending and move onto the major inversions and give students confidence to explore their potential. Variations will be given for all levels – but you’ll be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun!

Flow Yoga Canberra, at Nishi (Mezzanine, level H second floor), 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra 2601

$50 for each session or $90 for both, book now

 


Previous Workshops

Below is a sample of previous workshops…

 

Melbourne Masterclass

With John Ogilvie, $35

At the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne

This dynamic masterclass is designed for intermediate practitioners. John will offer variations for all levels and will flow through a Purna Yoga sequence of poses designed to challenge and inspire! The session is ideal for yoga teachers and anyone thinking of joining the Level 2 part-time Melbourne training.

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The Byron Yoga Centre Level 2 Melbourne part time yoga teacher training starts on 11 November and runs for 6 weekends over 6 months. This masterclass is a chance to connect with John Ogilvie and experience the Purna style of yoga. The Level 2 training is open to anyone with a Yoga Alliance recognised Level 1 (non-Byron Yoga Centre graduates will need to complete a short online conversion course).

The dynamic masterclass will progress through a strong standing sequence and on to playing with more challenging poses including some arm balances and backbends before the cool down segment. Variations and modifications will be given for varying levels, but this masterclass is not suitable for beginners.

John will include short pranayama and meditation practices while also weaving in some of his philosophic insights on the yamas and nyamas, offering practical advice for seeking a more authentic and rewarding lifestyle.

John developed Purna Yoga over 30 years, creating a style of classical alignment focused hatha yoga with intelligent sequencing, influenced by his experience of both Ashtanga and Iyengar. Purna, meaning integrated or complete, represents the holistic approach to yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre – integrating the physical postures with philosophy, meditation and pranayama.

This is the accessible and comprehensive style that is taught on Byron Yoga Centre teacher training courses. For more information on the Level 2 Melbourne part time yoga teacher training click here.

Book your place for the Melbourne Masterclass Saturday 9 September 5.30pm-7pm $35 – BOOK HERE

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne Level 1, 110 – 112 Argyle St, Fitzroy, 3065

If you have any questions on the Melbourne part time teacher training or the Byron Bay residential intensives do email admin@byronyoga.com or call us on 02 6685 8327


Hobart Masterclass Saturday 13 May 5.30pm-7pm (postponed from Sat 1 April)

With John Ogilvie –

Intermediate class – Ideal for those thinking about joining the Level 2 yoga teacher training

This dynamic masterclass is for intermediate to advanced practitioners and yoga teachers. John will flow through a Purna Yoga sequence of Level 2 and Level 3 poses. You will be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun and joy!

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The Byron Yoga Centre Level 2 Hobart part time yoga teacher training starts on 20 June with a 6 day residential course in Byron Bay followed by 3 weekends of sessions in Hobart. This is a chance to connect with John and experience the Purna style of yoga.

The dynamic masterclass will progress through a strong standing sequence and on to playing with more challenging poses including some arm balances and backbends before the cool down segment. Variations and modifications will be given for varying levels, but this masterclass is not suitable for beginners.

John will include short pranayama and meditation practices while also weaving in some of his philosophic insights on the yamas and nyamas, offering practical advice for seeking a more authentic and rewarding lifestyle.

John developed Purna Yoga over 30 years, creating classical alignment focused hatha yoga with intelligent sequencing, combining his experience with the different styles of Ashtanga and Iyengar. Purna, meaning integrated or complete, represents the holistic approach to yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre – integrating the physical postures with philosophy, meditation and pranayama.ixl-studio

This is the accessible and comprehensive style that is taught on Byron Yoga Centre teacher training courses. For more information on the Level 2 Hobart part time yoga teacher training click here

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Studio located inside Sharkra Medi Spa

Level 2 Trafalgar Shopping Centre, 110 Collins Street, Hobart 7000


Adelaide – Purna Yoga Workshops

With John Ogilvie

Saturday 22 April

All Levels Masterclass 12 noon – 1.30pm

Arm Balance Workshop 2.30pm – 4pm

Ideal for those thinking about yoga teacher training (you could chat to John in the break if you have any questions about teacher trainings)

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Open to all levels, John will flow through a dynamic Purna Yoga sequence – offering modifications for the less experienced and challenging options for advanced practitioners. You will progress through a gentle warm up into a strengthening standing sequence and on to playing with more challenging poses before the cool down segment.

John’s classes are always fun and also insightful. His signature style is to weave in some of his philosophic insights on the yamas and niyamas, offering practical advice for seeking a more authentic and rewarding lifestyle.

Arm Balance Workshop 2.30pm – 4pm

In this rewarding workshop you will progress from basic arm balances to experimenting with more challenging variations including handstand. John will design the dynamic sequence to warm up the major muscles, build strength in the arms, shoulders and core and to then to move through preparations and on to arm balances and handstand. The sequence culminates in using restorative inversions to calm both the spine and the central nervous system.

Variations and modifications will be given for different levels and this sequence will encourage students to build strength and stamina of body, mind and spirit. You’ll be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun and joy!

If you are thinking of taking your yoga further with a Level 1 200 hour and / or your Level 2 300 hour (so gaining your 500 hour RYT certification), come and connect with John and ask about the part time teacher training with Byron Yoga Centre in Adelaide or email admin@byronyoga.com

$35 for one session or $60 for both

Adelaide Yoga Flow, 1 / 237-239 Unley Road, Malvern

To book for the workshops click here

For more information on the Level 1 and Level 2 Adelaide part time teacher training and retreats at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre click here


Purna Yoga Masterclass with John Ogilvie from Byron Yoga Centre

Melbourne Workshop

With John Ogilvie, founder of Byron Yoga Centre

Ideal for those thinking about yoga teacher training, open to all levels

Grab this opportunity to join John Ogilvie’s only Melbourne masterclass in 2017. Open to all levels, John will flow through a dynamic Purna Yoga sequence – offering options for advanced practitioners and modifications for the less experienced.

The Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 Melbourne part time yoga teacher training starts in May and this is a chance to connect with John and experience the Purna style of yoga.

You will progress through a gentle warm up into a strengthening standing sequence and on to playing with more challenging poses before the cool down segment. Variations will be given for all levels – but you’ll be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun and joy!038A9529

John will include short pranayama and meditation practices while also weaving in some of his philosophic insights on the yamas and niyamas, offering practical advice for seeking a more authentic and rewarding lifestyle.

John developed Purna Yoga over 30 years, creating classical alignment focused hatha yoga with intelligent sequencing, combining his experience with the different styles of Ashtanga and Iyengar. Purna, meaning integrated or complete, represents the holistic approach to yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre – integrating the physical postures with philosophy, meditation and pranayama.

This is the accessible and comprehensive style that is taught on Byron Yoga Centre teacher training courses. For more information on the Level 1 Melbourne part time yoga teacher training click here and to book for the workshop (book your place to ensure your space) click here

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne Level 1, 110 – 112 Argyle St, Fitzroy, 3065

If you have any questions on the Melbourne part time teacher training or the Byron Bay residential intensives do email admin@byronyoga.com or call us on 02 6685 8327


Toni Childs is back in the Bay!

Byron Bay Workshop 10am – 3pm

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, Toni Childs presents:

We Are The Event Horizon – Soul Evolved Life Force!!
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Toni’s workshop will include her acclaimed Because You’re Beautiful 90 minute yoga session, and daily practices to align with the unique resonate signature that we are.

This workshop will also focuses on alignment techniques that are aimed at building a strong enduring relationship to our beauty, our worthiness and our deservability.

Come and celebrate your magnificence with a special yoga and meditation experience.

Toni Childs, Emmy winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, installation artist, environmental activist, and yoga and mindfulness teacher, will lead another of her inspirational and transformative ‘Because You’re Beautiful’ workshops at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre on Friday 7 October.

“Each of us are beautiful, dynamic beings that are crying out to experience more self love, self appreciation, and self care. My practice is a way to blast the doors off the hinges to our personal cages of limitation, and engage in deepening our relationship with our ourselves.” Toni Childs

Starting at 10am, the 3 hour heart opening morning session will offer a unique yoga experience which combines improvisational dance, meditation, story-telling and singing plus a number of gentle stretches and Toni’s powerful daily practices. Toni will sing and bath you in loving resonance, including her Emmy-Award winning song Because You’re Beautiful, and smoothly transition from one section of the session.

The group will then enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch from the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre kitchen. This is a chance to integrate the morning session and an opportunity to chat informally with Toni, Mik and others on the workshop.

After lunch the group will be invited to come together again for a sharing circle. Toni will also give some more information on ‘Where to Now’, offering participants insights into how they can continue their healing journey and how her longer workshops and retreats can facilitate this. You will have the chance to ask questions and gain guidance.

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has previously attended sessions with Toni to re-connect and for those who have yet to experience her incredible energy to participate in an intimate session.

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Toni Childs – Because You’re Beautiful

In 2008, Toni released the album Keep the Faith, and included the 2004 Emmy winning Because You’re Beautiful. For the next three years she toured regional Australia, “I noticed that men and women in the audience looked somewhat detached… it appeared to me that these women were losing their playfulness, sensuality, and most importantly, their power.”

Toni began inviting women to come onto the stage with her so she could sing to them personally and remind them of the truth – that their very essence is beauty! This produced an incredible amount of tears, and vulnerability!

Toni listened to her intuition and inner guidance to bring this transformational experience into the more intimate setting of a yoga environment.

www.becauseyourebeautiful.yoga   www.tonichilds.com


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Adelaide Workshop with John Ogilvie

Purna Yoga Workshops – 2 sessions, ideal for those thinking about yoga teacher training, open to all levels

Come to one or both: $35 for one, $55 for both

The part time Level 1 Adelaide yoga teacher training course starts 5 March and the Level 2 on 30 July. This is a chance to connect with John and experience the Purna style of yoga.

Adelaide Yoga Flow, 1 / 237-239 Unley Road, Malvern

Session 1:        1pm-2.30pm Purna Yoga Masterclass with a focus on alignment and cues for potential teacher trainers
Break:               2.30pm-3pm, tea provided
Session 2:        3pm-4.30pm  Explore shoulder-stand and head-stand with modifications and variations, fun for all levels
Break:               4.30-5pm  Informal chat with John Ogilvie about the part time teacher training in Adelaide, starts 5 March
Session 3:        5-6pm Philosophy seminar session on ‘The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga’ $10

In the first session John will take students through a dynamic sequence of Purna Yoga poses. Although the session is for all levels, John will design his commentary to demonstrate to potential teacher trainees how to construct a class offering variations for beginners through to the advanced.

In the break students will have the opportunity for an informal discussion with John about becoming a yoga teacher and ask questions about the part time courses starting in Adelaide in March.

In the second session of this workshop John will guide students into shoulder-stands and onto head-stands – the King and Queen of poses. Students will be offered variations and modifications so all levels can participate and explore their edge.

These incredibly therapeutic poses will be incorporated into a fun sequence. John has done substantial research on the chakras and their connection to our endocrine system.  The sequence balances the chakras, addressing hormonal imbalances, opening the heart and leaving you feeling energised and joyful!

Purna, meaning integrated or complete represents the holistic approach to yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre – integrating the physical postures with meditation, pranayama and philosophy.

Join John in the third session for the seminar talk on the eight limbs and how to integrate the yogic personal and social code of ethics – the Yamas and Niyamas – into daily life. Discover practical ways that will help you cope more effectively with life’s daily challenge and explore yoga beyond asana practice.

John will also include a discussion on personal meditation practices, how and why meditation can benefit your life. The session will be interactive and led with John’s unique charismatic delivery and humour.

$35 per session or $55 for both. 

Adelaide Workshop with John Ogilvie

Adelaide asana workshops sold out – but come join the philosophy session

The asana workshops at Yoga Flow in Adelaide are now full but by special request John Ogilvie has added on a philosophy session to discuss the ‘Living the 8 Limbs’ – a look at incorporating the yogic principles into daily life.

For those that are booked to come to the asana workshop this philosophy session from 4.45pm – 5.45pm will be free, for anyone else wishing to attend there is a fee of $10.

This interactive session with John Ogilvie, one of Australia’s most experienced teachers, will encompass a comprehensive conversation on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. The focus will be the 5 different Yamas and Niyamas exploring practical ways that will help people cope more effectively with life’s daily challenges.

This is a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the wider aspects of yoga, to consider how key yoga principles can help improve your life and to gain valuable insights.

$10

Purna Yoga Workshops – 3 sessions, all levels

Adelaide Yoga Flow, 1 / 237-239 Unley Road, Malvern

Session 1:   1pm-2.30pm Introduction to Purna Yoga, dynamic 90 min sequence (SOLD OUT)

Break:          2.30pm-3pm informal chat with John Ogilvie about teacher training

Session 2:   3pm-4.30pm – Explore arm-balances and inversions, fun for all levels (SOLD OUT)

The first session is an all levels introduction to the Purna Yoga style – classical alignment focused hatha yoga, developed by John Ogilvie over his 28 years experience with the different styles of Ashtanga and Iyengar. John will take participants through a dynamic 90 minute Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years.

In the break students will be offered herbal teas and have the opportunity for an informal discussion with John about becoming a yoga teacher.

In the second session this dynamic workshop will progress from basic arm balances to experimenting with more challenging poses. The sequence will move onto the major inversions and give students confidence to explore their potential. Variations will be given for all levels – but you’ll be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun and joy!


 Byron Yoga Centre in Sydney

We are excited to announce the dates for the next Level 1 Part Time Teacher Training in Sydney starting in November. To give yogis in Sydney a little taster of the Purna Yoga style we have arranged a series of workshops and masterclasses with John Ogilvie.

See below for dates, details and venues. More information, email us here

The Yoga Well – 40B Birmingham Street, Alexandria

Purna Yoga Masterclass – a 2 hour dynamic masterclass with John Ogilvie

$45 – pay 50% deposit to secure your space
more information, email us here

In this dynamic session John Ogilvie will take students through a Level 2/3 Purna Yoga sequence. The sequence will be designed to open the heart and balance the chakras.

Options will be given for those with less experience or for those working with injuries and limitations but the focus will be on working to your edge and experimenting with some more advanced asana.

John will include all the elements of Purna Yoga with a short meditation and pranayama practice to complement the asana sequence. He will thread key yogic principles and philosophy into the session to offer students a comprehensive masterclass and holistic learning experience – all delivered with his unique insight and humour.

Heart and Soul Yoga – Upstairs 3 Purley Place, Cronulla

Purna Yoga Workshops – 2 sessions, all levels, come to one or both

Session 1:     11am-12.30pm introduction to Purna Yoga
Break:           12.30-1pm informal discussion with John Ogilvie about yoga teacher training
Session 2:     1pm-2.30pm – arm-balances, inversions and backbends

$35 per session or $55 for both: more information, email us here

Session 1: pay 50% deposit to secure your space
Session 2: pay 50% deposit to secure your space

The first session is an all levels introduction to the Purna Yoga style – classical alignment focused hatha yoga, developed by John Ogilvie over his 28 years experience with the different styles of Ashtanga and Iyengar. John will take participants through a 90 minute Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years.

In the break students will be offered chai and teas and have the opportunity for an informal discussion with John about becoming a yoga teacher.

In the second session this dynamic workshop will progress from basic balances to experimenting with more challenging arm balances. The sequence will move onto the major inversions and backbends to fully awaken the spine. Variations will be given for all levels – but you’ll be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun and joy!

Bondi Pavilion, The Seagull Room – Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

Purna Yoga Workshop – Asana, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation

1.00-1.20pm warm up asana with Viv Speers (Yoga By The Sea)
1.20-2.30pm John Ogilvie all levels Purna Yoga asana
2.30-2.40pm break
2.40-3.30pm philosophy, pranayama and meditation
3.30-4.00pm walking the path of a yoga teacher

$55, pay 50% deposit to secure your space
more information, email us here

This three hour workshop will start with an 1.5 hour asana class. After a gentle warm up with Viv Speers, John Ogilvie will take students through a dynamic Purna Yoga sequence. Options will be given for all levels from advanced to the less experienced students and those working with injuries. The sequence will be designed to open the heart and balance the chakras.

After a short break John will present a session incorporating the other elements of Purna Yoga – philosophy, pranayama and meditation. The focus of this session will be a discussion on the 8 limbs philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga and this theme will be continued in the final segment. John will facilitate and interactive session looking at the path of the yoga teacher, how to walk the talk of yoga and how Byron Yoga Center can assist you in your yoga journey.

 

Yoga with Toni Childs

Byron Yoga Centre is excited to welcome acclaimed international singer and yoga teacher, Toni Childs, for a very special yoga class.

Toni will lead a 90 minute yin-inspired yoga and meditation class which includes live performances from her new album, ‘lt’s all a Beautiful Noise’, and Emmy awarding winning song ‘Because You’re Beautiful’ from her 2008 album release ‘Keep the Faith’.

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This unique yoga experience is a celebration of life. Combining movement, yoga, meditation and the ultimate sound bath of live singing from Toni to bring us into alignment with the beauty of who we are.

“Each of us are beautiful, dynamic beings that are crying out to experience more self love, self appreciation, and self care. My morning practice is a way to blast the doors off the hinges to our personal cages of limitation, and engage in deepening our relationship with our ourselves.” Toni Childs

This is an opportunity not to be missed! Limited spaces, book early! Only $25
Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. 50 Skinners Shoot Road (just past Arts Factory). Byron Bay