Satsang - Friday 30  September - please RSVP
Gong Meditation - Saturday 10 September - please contact Melanie Gilchrist
Active Parks Month - FREE yoga classes in September

Asana of the month - The Crow (Kakasana)

Prema's Yoga News No. 16  02/09/16


Spring is here!! New Month, new Season, new Moon.
We are just back from another beautiful Yoga & Meditation weekend at Gunnebah Retreat. I will add some photos at the end of this Newsletter.

All class times as normal.
We have a Satsang on Friday 30th September. 
Active park month, daily free yoga and general fitness classes in local parks, organised and sponsored by the Ipswich City Council. 

With the new Season and warm days I intend to write more on the website and blog posts, coming out of hibernation.

I wish you a relaxing weekend and look forward to see you soon on the yoga mat.

You can also check my Yoga Facebook page Hatha Yoga Ipswich for updates, gratitude posts (via Instagram @mariaprema), inspirational readings, as well as my blog-posts on my website (the new ones are listed on the right-hand-side "featured posts").

 Prema Maria

Phone: 0423 477 725

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Satsang, Friday 30 September 2016

It's been a while since we had a Satsang. One coming up this months don't miss it. Friday 30/09/16 we have a Friday hatha yoga class, followed by Satsang (Meditation and Kirtan).

 At the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

5pm – 6:30pm  Hatha Yoga Class (breathing exercises, sun salutation, 12 basic postures, guided final relaxation)

6:50pm – 8:30pm Satsang (silent meditation, uplifting Sanskrit chants, an inspiring reading)

The cost is $15  or  one tick on your class pass.

 In between the two sessions we have a cup of tea and something sweet.
If 5pm is too early for you, you can just come for the Satsang, please arrive for 6:30pm. Or only do the Hatha Yoga class.
If you know you will join one or both of the classes for sure, please let me know. Otherwise you can always just show up, no booking necessary.
Looking forward to a good start into the weekend.

Saturday 10 September 2016

with Leith James

 At the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

 Time: 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Session Starts 6.00pm SHARP
Due to the nature of the sound meditation no admittance will be accepted after 6.00pm

Prices $25 pp (Secure bookings online today as places fill up fast limited availability)
For Bookings
$30 pp at the door

What To Bring • Comfortable clothes (a friend?) • Bolsters, yoga mats and or blankets and pillows • No children under 15 years old • Smiles Many walk away with a natural buzz that lasts for several hours.

Any questions? Please contact: 

Active Parks Month 

All through September daily free fitness and yoga classes in local parks around the Ipswich Area.

Give yourself a challenge: try something new this month. If you live in the Ipswich Area, no excuse to stay on the couch. These classes are FREE. Something for everyone.

I teach the yoga class on a
Sunday morning 10am - 11am in Richardson Park, Goodna.
See you there.


Current Yoga Classes

Cameron Park Scout Hall,
Easton Street, Booval 

Tuesday, 6pm – 7:30pm

Raceview Scout Hall,
32 Taylor Street
Eastern Heights 

Tuesday, 9am – 10:30am
Thursday, 5pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, 7pm – 8:30pm

Seniors Yoga class 
Wednesday, 9am – 10am


PCYC Ipswich
Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8pm


The Crow - Kakasana


The crow is a balancing posture which strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists. 

Mental Benefits

  • Improves mental equilibrium and sense of calm
  • Improves concentration


The crow begins by coming to a squatting position on your feet.

  • Place your hands on the floor in front of your feet with the palms down, fingers spread comfortably apart. Be sure the hands are at least shoulder width or a little farther apart. Sometimes turning the finger tips very slightly towards each other with fingers slightly bent can be helpful.
  • Bend your elbows and place your knees on the upper part of your arms above the elbows. The location of the knees varies from person to person depending on your body proportion and what is comfortable. Generally, the closer the knees are to the armpits the harder the crow posture is.
  • Look at the floor about 1 metre in front of your hands. This is very important. Keeping your concentration in front of your hands will prevent you from falling forward and crashing to the floor nose first. Some people like to place a pillow on the floor just in case they lose their balance.
  • Slightly shift your weight forward over your hands until your feet come gradually off the floor. Do not hop into position. When both feet are off the floor comfortably, touch the big toes together. Always keep looking at the floor in front of your hands while holding this position.
  • In the beginning the crow posture can be somewhat painful for the wrists for some people. To make it easier, try shifting the weight forward until you feel some pressure on the wrists, and then practice lifting first one foot and then the other off the ground until the wrists build up sufficient strength to lift both feet off the ground together.
  • In the beginning, hold the posture for 10 seconds, gradually working up to 1 minute or more.
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