Namaste, welcome back to classes for Term 1

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback with their preferences for going ahead with classes this term. Many people are keen to continue with face-to-face classes, so all classes will run except for the Thursday evening in Scarborough.

As usual all classes will be live streamed on zoom for those who can’t make it to classes and for those who like to do extra classes during the week.
With Omicron being in the community, the future is unpredictable, but we will keep you updated via newsletters, with information, as we receive it through the government and our venue providers.

Term 1 2022: Monday the 31st of January through to
Thursday the 7th of April (10 weeks).
Full term (10 weeks) $160  First class $19  Casual $22  Second class $10  Zoom term $130 Casual zoom $15
If you prefer to pay for a part-term, it’s $19 times the number of weeks
(e.g. 5 weeks is $95)
If you have paid for in-person classes you can do as many zoom classes as you like for no extra cost (make sure you give us your email address so you can go on the zoom list)

Masks and Vaccinations
The government has mandated double dose vaccination for yoga classes. You can either send your vaccine certificate to us via email or bring it to class (digital or paper copy is fine). We only need to see it once and if we know you, then no identification is required.
Masks are also currently mandated and that is likely to stay for some time. So please wear a mask to class.  The rules, however, do stipulate for strenuous exercise, masks are not required, so once you are on your mat, if you have discomfort or difficulty breathing, then pull your mask down from your nose if you want to. Ensure masks are on fully when exiting your mat.
If you need to drink you can remove your mask temporarily for that.

Looking ahead
We hope to keep the classes running, but in the event of outbreaks or us being close contacts, there is the possibility that we may close classes, even temporarily. If this happens classes will be run on zoom and audio yoga classes are free and easily available on the website. If you cannot access these, we are happy to credit missed classes.
We are waiting to receive more information regarding being a close contact and the guidelines around that. But for now, if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a covid positive case, then don’t come to class.

The usual covid guidelines

  • Sign-in on entry
  • Hand sanitise on entry
  • Practice social distancing – stand 1.5 metres apart where possible
  • Don’t come to class if feeling unwell

 Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle commented a few days ago on the world situation

“This moment that humanity is living through can be considered a door or a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the door is yours.
If you consume information 24 hours a day, with negative energy, constantly nervous, with pessimism, you will fall into this hole.
But if you take the opportunity to look at yourself, to rethink life and death, to take care of yourself and others, you will go through the door.
Take care of your home, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual home. When you take care of yourself, you take care of others at the same time.
Do not underestimate the spiritual dimension of this crisis. Adopt the perspective of an eagle that sees everything from above with a broader vision.
There is a social demand in this crisis, but also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. Without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and futility.
You are prepared to go through this crisis.
Grab your toolbox and use all the tools at your disposal. Learn to resist by the example of the Indian and African peoples: we have been and continue to be exterminated.
* But we never stopped singing, dancing, lighting fires and having joy.
Don’t feel guilty for feeling lucky in these difficult times. Being sad and without energy doesn’t help at all.
* Resilience is resilience through joy!
You have the right to be strong and positive. You have to maintain a beautiful, cheerful and bright posture.
This has nothing to do with alienation (ignorance of the world). It is a strategy of resistance.
When we walk in the door, we have a new view of the world because we have faced our fears and difficulties.
This is what you can do now:
– Serenity in the storm,
– Keep calm, meditate daily,
– Make a habit of encountering the sacred every day.
Demonstrate resilience through art, joy, trust and love. ”