Welcome to the 4th annual Sunshine Coast YogaDay
2014 Dates TBA
The Sunshine Coast YogaDay offers classes and workshops with some of the Sunshine Coast’s most experienced teachers. All workshops at YogaDay are 45 minutes to enable participants the opportunity to experience many different styles and teachers on the day. Delicious & healthy vegetarian food and drinks are available.
For further information contact the organizer Jonathan Murphy: 0404 0505 01 email:
2013 Sunshine Coast YogaDay teachers and times were:
Energising Sun Salutes - 9.00 – 9.45am
I love feeling healthy on the inside and out. I have a passion for the human body and learning everything about it, how to move well and feel well. I am a constant student of Yoga and I feel my experiences on the mat and in front of my students along with my education in sports and exercise science is an awesome combination. I hope as a teacher to continue to share all I have learnt about the physical, mental and emotional health that can be gained from including Yoga in your life.
Sarah’s YogaDay class - Waking up your body with some breathing and sun salutes for the day. www.sarahsyogapage.com
Yoga NRG – 9.50 – 10.35am
Tammy is the Founder of Yoga NRG, the first Yoga School to launch Power Yoga Teacher Training in Queensland. She has over 19 years experience in the health industry, is a qualified Registered Nurse and has taught and trained globally with world class teachers in the Yoga & Mindfulness fields. Tammy has taught some of our countries elite athletes such as Layne Beachley and the Victorian Swimming Squad.
Tammy’s YogaDay class - This well rounded NRG flow will encourage you to Notice & Respond with Grace to however your Body is on the day. Enjoy a series of varied Sun Salutes along with postures that focus on hips, heart & hamstrings. Heart opening postures cultivates receptivity, a deeper breath & a healthy digestive system. Hamstring releases brings you closer to who you really are through the art of ‘letting go of doubt. Hip opening helps us to turn confusion into compassion by learning to stay, develop patience and simply wait and see what happens. This Mindfulness Based NRG class is the perfect morning energiser accessible to everyone & will help you connect to your inner PEACE POWER & PURPOSE. www.yogaenergy.com.au
Morning Tea 10.35 – 10.55am
Prana Flow 10.55 – 11.40am
Natasha’s Prana Flow classes are creative, dynamic and powerfull and often give you a totally new experience within your body. Her classes are challenging for all levels from beginers and beyond! Through her own personal yoga-journey, Tash has become deeply commited to offering yoga and its transformative powers out into the world. Natasha enjoys weaving her many passions of life (especially surfing and dance) into her classes and aspires to expose as many people as possible to experience yoga. Tash is a certified Childrens Yoga Teacher and enthusiastically delivers fun and creative yoga classes to children of all ages
Natasha’s YogaDay Class - I teach a practice, mostly Vinyasa, because I think most of us need this style – it’s medicinal… some days it’s active and fiery and then other days, you need to do less and be Slower. I try to weave a nourishing balance of Solar and lunar and take parts from the elements to create a deeply nourishing flow…… The Sunshine Coast Yoga Day class will incorporate some spiralling circular movements which can help liberate the natural flow of prana and cultivate our inner and outer strength. My classes are challenging for all levels from beginners and beyond. www.tashyoga.com
Vanessa Rudge – Being Yoga 11.45am – 12.30 pm
Vanessa Rudge, Being Yoga co-founder, has been living and breathing yoga since starting yoga in 1993 – it was love at first dog. Over her 16 year teaching career she has lead numerous retreats, intensives and teacher trainings which continue to evolve as she devotes herself to her own journey into wholeness. Her teaching arises as a way to share the sacred art of yoga with others often infused with lightness and humour. Her major influences are Shiva Rea and Twee Merrigan with their vibrantly alive vinyasa flow practice and more recently Noah Maze & Tara Judelle with their Anusara alignment and heart centred depth.
Vanessa’s YogaDay Workshop – Every now and then its nice to stop to smell the roses. This workshop breaks down key yoga postures using the Being Yoga alignment principles. Asana diagnostics can be helpful to reveal where you can go deeper or unblock kinked pipes to let energy/prana flow more freely through the body temple. This rich exploration is helpful in both injury prevention and safe preparation for stronger/deeper yoga poses you long to include in your practice. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. www.beingyoga.com.au
Lunch Break 12.30 – 1.30 pm
Soraya Saraswati & Terry Oldfield
Yoga Nidra – 1.30 – 2.15 pm
Soraya Saraswati & has taught Yoga Nidra & Meditation for the past 30 years. Soraya has spent time in Indian and Australian Ashrams living a yogic lifestyle while studying the ancient path of yoga through the Satyananda Yoga Ashrams. Her gentle voice and deep knowledge of this wonderfully rejuvenating practice offers a profoundly relaxing experience. As a very special treat Soraya will be joined by her husband acclaimed flautist Terry Oldfield extending the practice with his music to one of deep peace. www.sorayasaraswati.com
Yoga and the Chakras – Tyagapuri and Yamuna Maroochydore Yoga in daily life centre 2.20 – 3.05pm
Yoga in daily life hold Chakra workshops at their centre and emphasize the effects of Yoga practises on the chakras in our more Advanced classes. Tyagapuri has been a Yoga teacher of the System of Yoga in Daily Life since 1990 and has lived in India in the Ashram in Jadan. He also conducts workshops in Shankprakhsalan and the Hatha Yoga Kriyas. Yamuna been involved with Yoga in daily Life since 1999 when she met her Spiritual Master Swamiji (Swami Paramhans Maheshwarananda). She started the teacher training (2 year training) in Brisbane one year later. She has managed the Yoga in Daily Life centre over 10 years now. We are passionate to represent the Classical Kundalini System of Yoga in Daily Life. We believe Yoga is suitable for all ages, gender, races and for people of all walks of life and support a safe, step by step regular practise. www.yogaindailylife.org.au
3.05 – 3.25 pm Afternoon Tea
Stacey Elmes – Yoga palette
Yoga Therapy 3.25 – 4.10 pm
Stacey combines her eclectic mix of qualifications as a Level 2 Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Children’s Yoga Teacher, AcroYoga teacher and Personal Trainer, into the “Yoga Palette”. Drawing upon this vast tool box, Stacey finds a way to make yoga accessible to “every body”- regardless of age, size, ability- and passionately teaches students how to create their own masterpiece in life, using the ancient healing art of Yoga.
Stacey’s YogaDay Class – This Yoga Therapy inspired class will explore the healing aspects of Yoga. Through simple, yet effective movements and breathing techniques, we will practice consciously to bring ourselves into a state of balance and healing. www.yogapalette.com.au
Radha Bornstein – Ayurveda “Living in harmony with nature’s rhythms” 4.15 – 5.00pm
Radha is a clinical Ayurvedic Consultant, trained by Australasia’s most experienced Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Ajit. Over 5,000 years ago, the ancient Vedic sages perceived that humans were deeply inter-connected to the patterns of nature. They saw that to achieve true well-being every individual must learn to live in harmony with these rhythms. These wise seers tell us that by making subtle shifts in diet and lifestyle during different seasons, different stages of life and even different times of day we can find that vibrant harmony that gives life depth and joy.
Radha’s YogaDay workshop – In this workshop we will explore together these cycles and how to practically apply this ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in our modern world. www.earthsongayurveda.com