Restorative Movement Workshop
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Restorative Movement Workshop

For desk-bound, tradies, sports/gym lovers and anyone who likes to explore new ways of moving.

A meditative dynamic flow practice, based on Yoga Synergy and QiGong principles with Jorge Invernon. This workshop will help you create more freedom in your body, encourage blood circulation whilst gently releasing the spine, back and hips without overstraining or stretching, also massage internal organs (with movement) and build your internal energy.

About the facilitator:

Jorge Invernon is the founder of MoveMe Flow – inspired by practices and techniques that help restore vitality & mobility to the body.

Jorge has been practicing for a few years, he is a tradie and a sports person but the repetitive high impact nature of his work and activities left him feeling burned out and with physical imbalances that led him to chronic injures by his 30s. He had to pause and re-think how he was living his life. He found yoga, bodywork and other somatic disciplines which helped him restore his body, opening him more to feeling, flow, strength and energy. A much more sustainable way to live. There’s no need to burn the candle on both ends.

My Journey

From burn out & injury back to health.

I was a painter/decorator by trade before starting my yoga & massage therapy practices. I had a successful business with a busy work schedule, topped by my innate passion for sports – playing competitive soccer, mountain biking, surfing ,gym, boxing, etc… all very good but all high intensity for my body.  I was obliviously working myself physically and mentally into the ground. 

The ‘work hard, play hard’ lifestyle led me to develop chronic pain, with a neck injury that started in my late 30s i flared while surfing. In my journey back to health i met an amazing osteopath who opened my eyes to all the imbalances I was creating for myself: tight chest, hips, and back  and an out-of-balance digestive system from poor diet were some of the main culprits.

It was time to do things differently, and I knew I needed to start ‘moving’ rather than ‘pushing’, ‘restoring’ instead of ‘depleting’ – and I found my love for yoga, bodyworks massage, meditation and somatic movement.

Unlike the main yoga styles I tried in the past, Yoga Synergy had the Traditional Hatha Yoga and physiotherapy background – a yoga practice for the modern body, working with alignment, nerve lengthing and extending postures, stimulating the digestive system, moving from the core without over-breathing, tensing or over-stretching (which can often happen may lead to injuries). Yoga Synergy is a safe practice that helps yourestore movement in your spine and body, connecting to your core - your centre of power.

I also trained in Qi Gong with Master Yang Mian ofCalligraphy Health. Qi Gong focuses on moving fluidly from the energeticcore (dantian), building and moving our internal energy to create a sense of groundedness and deep flow state. (more on chi gong in under offerings)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED

$35 PER PERSON

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4 Week Beginner's Course - Vinyasa Yoga Foundations Level 1
Sep
2
7:15 PM19:15

4 Week Beginner's Course - Vinyasa Yoga Foundations Level 1

Our Vinyasa Foundations Level 1 & Level 2 Courses are designed specifically for students who are new to yoga and for experienced students who are looking to refine their practice.  Learn the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga in an open and supportive environment, with the opportunity to ask questions at each stage.  With a focus on slow, steady progressive learning, once the course is complete, you will feel confident to attend any and all Open Level Vinyasa yoga classes at Love Yoga.

Foundations Level 1

  • An introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga.

  • Asana (posture) fundamentals, breaking down key poses.

  • How to approach postures (asana) safely as a beginner.

  • An intelligent and functional approach to engaging in postural alignment; understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ associated with specific alignment cues and their variables.

  • How to move smoothly and fluidly in between postures (asana); ‘flow’

  • How to modify the practice to suit your needs, whilst participating in group and mixed level classes

  • How we use the breath to focus the mind and cultivate calm whilst moving the body with awareness.

  • Simple relaxation and meditation tools and techniques

  • Build confidence and skills so that you feel comfortable attending mixed level (open) Vinyasa yoga classes

COURSE COST: $85

Includes:

  • Beginners Manual with basic vinyasa sequence for at home practice/study

  • Taught by Senior Teacher

  • 4 week course

  • UNLIMITED drop-in classes during course

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The Power of Dreams
Aug
4
1:30 PM13:30

The Power of Dreams

In this 2.5 hr workshop learn the art and science of lucid dreaming as a method of deep self exploration, accelerated learning and creativity.

  • Deal with limiting beliefs.

  • Meet and integrate repressed aspects of self.

  • Harness and explore your hidden creativity and wisdom towards life goals.

  • Learn techniques to improve sleep quality and how to fall asleep if unable to go back to sleep.

So why bother to lucid dream and become aware of dreams?

It's a question I regularly answer in work shops.

So here's my top 6!1. Improve memory.

  • The act of remembering your dreams is one of the greatest memory enhancing systems you could ever use.

2. Improve neuroplasticity.

  • When we do things that are impossible in the waking state we activate new neural pathways thereby improving our capacity to learn new skills and break old habitual patterns

3. Pure enjoyment.

  • Have fun! Do all that you have dreamed of doing! Fly. Visit far away lands. Travel out into the universe. The sky's the limit!

4. Create a healthy relationship with the subconscious mind.

  • When we write down our dreams we extend our hand to our subconscious and begin a deeper relationship with it where we are willing to hear what it has to say.

5. Overcome PTSD and chronic nightmares.

  • Many journal articles and publications are beginning to verify the power of lucid dreaming as a tool to consciously face past traumas and fears with dramatic results. Often showing more promise then conventional therapies.

6. Skill consolidation and practice.

  • Studies show that when we actively participate in a skill once lucid that the same parts of our brain responsible for that skills turn on. This has been demonstrated on a lesser level with visualisation. The difference is lucid dreaming offers a three dimensional full HD experience of the same skill or experience.

About the facilitator:

Ben is a yoga and meditation teacher with a passionate belief in the self discovery and self transformative power of breath work, meditation, lucid dream and dream practices.

He has been involved in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga for over 20 years and is a qualified Yoga Teacher with strong influences from Tibetan Buddhism.

Ben has previous training as a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Registered Nurse in subacute mental health dealing in depth with addiction, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

He offers workshops focused on dream and lucid dreaming along with meditation and breath work for stress reduction, improved mental health and self exploration.

Ben's mission is to make meditation, breath work and lucid dream practices accessible to all walks of life, all ages and all schedules.

If he's not teaching he will be found surfing on the south coast of Sydney, Australia or travelling the world.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED

$49 PER PERSON

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