No mud, no lotus - the art of transforming suffering - Yoga Workshop Bungendore

Sun 22nd May 9-11.30am (AEDT)

This workshop is inspired by the book “No Mud, No Lotus - The Art of Transforming Suffering,” Thich Nhat Hanh.

Just without mud, there can be no lotus flower, without suffering, there can be no happiness.

Everyone would prefer happiness over suffering. Naturally we avoid suffering, pain, heartache, heartbreak, but unless we're able to face our suffering, we can't be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.

"When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less."

We have the seeds within for the potential of love, understanding, compassion and insight, as well as the seeds for anger, hate and greed. While we can't avoid all the sufferings in life, we can suffer much less by not watering the seeds of suffering.

In this workshop, we explore ways to transform suffering into happiness.

Includes movement, breathing practices, meditation, a scrumptious morning tea and relaxation. 2.5 hours $40

Please note, this workshop is held at Bungendore School or Arts. The first 1.5 hours will be streamed live as an option for those wanting to join online $25, please email me for this option - [email protected]

For more information, email or call Christina on 0414 385 051

Yoga & Cooking Retreat - Monga

Sun 5th June 9am-1.00pm

Do you love yoga? Love great food? Then this retreat is for you!
Dressings and condiments ... recipes John is often asked for. We thought we would do a retreat on them!

Enjoy a nourishing yoga practice, followed by a cooking demonstration, pranayama (breathing techniques), hands-on session in the kitchen, deep relaxation and to top it off, the eating of scrumptious dishes made throughout the day.

Limited to 8 people. Held at our home, in Monga, 14kms out of Braidwood.

Take home a recipe booklet and some lovely treats.

For more information call Christina on 0414 385 051

The Power of Integrity - Yoga Retreat Bungendore

Sunday 19th June 9-11.30am

When we think of the word integrity, a lot can come to mind - morals, ethics, values, honesty, character, the list goes on.

The word however, is actually derived from Latin, integritas, meaning wholeness.

When we feel “whole” our head (thoughts), heart (emotions) and hands (actions) are unified.

Now that is powerful! And that is what this workshop is about. The power of Integrity.

What it means, how it helps us, why we compromise it and how we can incorporate this quality to awaken the experience wholeness.

Join me for a morning of movement, breathing practices, meditation, a scrumptious morning tea and relaxation. 2.5 hours $40

Please note, this workshop is held at Bungendore School or Arts. The first 1.5 hours will be streamed live as an option for those wanting to join online $25, please email me for this option - [email protected]

Or, for more information call Christina on 0414 385 051

Winter Solstice - Yoga Retreat Braidwood

Tuesday 21st June 5.30-8pm

Time to rejuvenate, restore and replenish your whole being.
W I N T E R = N U R T U R E
In yoga, and in astrology, the sun symbolizes the soul. The word “solstice,” in Latin, means sun standing still, so in a sense, we could say the soul stands still on the solstice.
Winter solstice has long been recognized as the first day of winter and is the shortest and darkest day of the year. While the winter season represents the Yin qualities of slowness, reflection, and receptivity, this solstice is the shortest day of the year and marks the cyclical return to sunlight.
Join me in this unique workshop to acknowledge the external and tune into the internal.
Includes movement, breathing practices, candle light meditation, yoga nidra and dinner. $45
Bookings essential as numbers are limited.
Held at BRAG - Braidwood Regional Arts Group Briadwood
For more information call Christina on 0414 385 051

Upcoming Dates -

Bungendore Workshop - Sunday 24th July 9-11.30am