COVID-19 Update – Studio Closure

Dearest Students,
As most of you would have heard Scott Morrison has announced all gyms are to close 12pm tomorrow. So given that we will be closing after Patsys class tomorrow, Monday March 23rd.
This is truly a strange time and we hope you are all navigating this with peace and compassion; may you all be well
We will aim to share some yoga with you by some means during closure. Please feel free to contact us anytime. Biggest love to you all, Namaste
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COVID-19 Update

Dearest PLSY Students
Given the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in right now, we need to be extra vigilant with our approach to hygiene in the studio. If choosing to use our props in class, please be sure that mats and blocks are cleaned thoroughly both before and after class with the antibacterial wipes or spray provided. If using a bolster we ask that you bring a towel or sarong from home to cover over the bolster. Take the opportunity to wash your hands before and after class in the sink at the front of the studio. We will also be keeping 1.5 distance between mats
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you be free of suffering
May you be filled with loving kindness
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Namaste

Saturday Morning Yoga with Barbie – new block

Saturday Morning Yoga with Barbie starts again this week 21st March – 9th May 2020
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Details are:
21st March, 28th March, 4th April
11th April – Easter Saturday – No Class
18th April – Emma taking class (was SALT Festival which has been cancelled)
25th April, 2nd May, 9th May
Each class during the first 3-week block will commence with a Pilates core sequence – core resilience, then incorporating some of Leslie Kaminoff’s teachings – including nonlinear asana flow warrior sequence – strength and stability. Following this there will be some gentle inversions – supporting the immune system. Classes will finish with a mindfulness practise from the teachings of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn – compassion and calm. Ending with Savasana – restoration.
If you are unable to attend classes – maybe incorporate some of this practise into your own home practise
Barbie

COVID19 Update

To our students attending the Port Lincoln School of Yoga
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We are committed to following the guidelines as currently outlined by SA Health to manage the Corona Virus .
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We want to assure you that we are implementing positive actions to help keep a safe and calm yoga class environment 
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We are:
Providing antibacterial surface wipes and hand sanitisers located at the desk as you enter the yoga studio
Increasing cleaning and wiping of surfaces in the studio, including door knobs etc
Providing disposable paper cups for our herbal tea
Continuing to provide yoga classes to help calm your nervous system and wellbeing
Monitoring the situation as it unfolds
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some things we respectfully ask your assistance with –
A gentle reminder to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap – or use a hand sanitiser .
Wash your hands before and after class with the provided hand sanitiser / or under the tap located in the sink at the front of the yoga room.
If you are feeling unwell please reconsider attending class
Clean your mat thoroughly after your class with the anti bacterial wipes.
Bring your own mats and props if possible
Avoid using the eye pillows
Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
Monitor our website and social media sites for updates on classes
Be kind, look out for each other and show compassion during this time.
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Teachers – Port Lincoln School of Yoga

Have you seen our updated timetable…

Have you seen our updated timetable…we have some new classes and some welcomed changes…

Our new classes are Wednesday 9.30am with Saraid, Thursday 10am with Emma and Friday 6.15am will now be with Jamie and run for an hour!

Barbie will run her Saturday class 9am in blocks, with her next block starting March 21st.

We hope to see you on the mat soon.

Namaste

A wonderful read from Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Another wonderful read from one of our favourite teachers Dr Kausthub Deskichar. Well worth the read, especially during these times when Mother Earth needs our love & support more than ever. Namaste
Greetings from the Viniyoga® family worldwide.
Namaste my dear friends.
Consider this situation for a moment. Imagine you have a boil in your belly region. You attend to it and try to pacify it, by applying some cooling oil or cream. A few weeks later imagine a skin rash erupting on your arms. You start using some anti-itch creams and take some anti-histamines. Another fortnight later appears some ulcers in your mouth, which you try to counter with antacids recommended by the local pharmacy. Some days later you experience a burning sensation in the eyes and it turns red. You visit your local eye doctor, who recommends you to use some eye drops. And life goes on and on like that, eventually resulting in a heart attack.
None of these are isolated events that are meant to be viewed as mutually exclusive. Rather they are all connected and a traditional Ayurvedic doctor would say that there is a systemic aggravation of Pitta. The doctor would strongly recommend that we reconsider the way we live our life, and change our diet and lifestyle.
In the same vein, Mother earth is going through this crisis now. Be it the fires in Australia, the virus in China, the hurricane in the Philippines or any other global event that has occurred in the recent past, or is occurring now, or will occur in the future, are all interconnected. Mother earth is giving us a warning that she is pissed off with our way of life and that we need to start making dramatic changes. Not just some of us, but all of us. As we are all connected not only to each other, but also to Earth.
So rather than watch the news and get shocked and think we have nothing to do, we need to wake up and start doing something. Not just something mild, but something dramatic.
So please reconsider your diet and start consuming more plant-based foods. Even with plant-based foods consume what is naturally grown. Try and consume as much local food as possible. Even better grow your own vegetables.
Change your lifestyle. Walk to places nearby rather than drive. Buy fewer products, especially those that don’t disintegrate ecologically into nature. Try buying used goods and reuse them. Drastically reduce the use of plastic and if possible avoid using it. Share food, share rides to work and share time with family and friends without digital interferences. Consume less. Because what we need for healthy living is actually way less than what we desire. We need to step away from the gluttonous consumption patterns and relook at what is needed.
Please consider these and anything else that will reduce the agitation of mother earth. We have looted her enough of her resources. It is now time to give back to her with care and affection. This is even greater Yoga than to just practice some Asana or Pranayama without care or concern for this world.
Namaste. May we all be blessed infinitely by our creators, teachers and wellwishers.
Dr. Kausthub Desikachar
Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation – KHYF
The Viniyoga® Tradition

School is back….new timetable – new classes

School is back…
Did you see our new timetable….We have some great new classes starting term which may just suit your schedule with school holidays being over…
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Wednesday 9.30am with Saraid – we are so over the moon to have Saraid teaching with us. Welcome 
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Thursday 10am with Emma 
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Plus…we have Jamie teaching Friday 6.15am, this class is now an hour so giving you a bit more time to get ready for work or school in the morning. 
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Plus we have many other class options to suit…
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Namaste