Christmas Break  2017  
Retreat Info September 2018
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Asana of the month -   the sphinx

Prema's Yoga News No. 25

Tuesday 12/12/17

Dear All,
I hope with the beginning of the school holidays, things might be a bit calmer for you. 
Maybe you are already relaxing on a beach, in a hammock, at home or off on an adventeruous travel.
Enjoying your own tradition of the Advent- and Christmas-Season.

Please keep following my Yoga Facebok page Hatha Yoga Ipswich for updates, photos, shared links.
Or follow my gratitude and moon reading posts on Instagram @mariaprema 
As well as my blog-posts and website for updates.

Thank you !!
Be well and happy

Prema Maria

Phone: 0423 477 725


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Christmas / New Year's Break

This week we have the last Yoga Classes of 2017, last class is on Thursday 14/12/17. 

All the Yoga Classes will resume in the New Year on Tuesday 9/1/18.

I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Namaste (from my heart to your heart)


View from Mount Coolum, January 2014.

In September 2018, we will have a Yoga & Meditation Retreat Weekend again. This time at a new location/facilities in Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

It's the weekend from 7/9 - 9/9/18

About ten days ago, I did send a separate email with detailed information about the Yoga Retreat. If you didn't receive it, and would like to receive details, please let me know. Thank you !!

Back in early October this year, I was interviewed over the phone by a journalist from SBS Radio for the German speaking program. It's fifteen minutes, I talk about the benefits of yoga to calm the mind and help find inner peace. The whole interview is in my first language Swiss-german.

If you are looking for a driving school instructor, please support my husband Ian in his new career.

After 28 years at Steggles, Ian had the chance to start working with our next doors neighbours, who own and run the Discount Driving School in Ipswich. He teaches now young and not so young people to drive, or upgrade from automatic to manual.

 For bookings and questions, you can contact Lesa through the website or Facebook page. 
Or phone Ian directly.

Thank YOU !!

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

Madagascar Palm (Pachypodium Lamerei) in our front garden. December 2017

PCYC Ipswich
Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8pm

Sunrise walk at Coolum Beach, November 2016.

YOGA Retreat Weekend
September 2018, Friday 7/9 - Sunday 9/9/18



The Sphinx

Sphinx pose is an easier variation of the Cobra pose.

Benefits: Sphinx opens the chest and strengthens the core body. Same as the cobra, it aligns the spine and invigorates the kidneys and nervous system.



  • Lie on your belly, with the forearms flat on the floor or ground, elbows under the shoulders, chin down, feet & legs together.
  •  Press the forearms down into the mat and inhale and lift the head and chest off of the ground, keeping the neck in line with the spine.

  • Pull up the knee caps, squeeze the thighs and buttocks, engage mula bandha, and press the pubic bone down into the mat.
  • Keep the elbows close to your sides and use the arms to lift you up even higher. Drop the shoulders down and back and press the chest forward. 
  • Breathe and hold for 2-6 breaths.
  • To release: exhale and slowly lower the chest and head back down to the mat. Turn the head to one side, make a pillow with your hands or slide the arms alongside your body and rest.
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