What’s Your Ayurvedic Body Type?

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Dr Khushdil Chokshi (left) teaches workshops on how to use Yoga, Ayurveda and other alternative therapies to promote a healthy and happy life. Book now for Dr Khushdil’s workshop at our Centre in December.

 

Ever wondered what your Ayurvedic body type (Dosha) is and how identifying it can help you live a happier and healthier life? Find out at this Yoga and Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop to be taught by Dr Khushdil Chokshi.

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Nicky Knoff Workshops Open To All – Book Now

Practitioners of all levels and yoga traditions are welcome to attend Nicky Knoff’s workshops in October at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne.

Practitioners of all levels and traditions are invited to Ashtanga Master Nicky Knoff’s workshops in October.

Nicky’s knowledge is distilled over 40 years of intense study and represents a bridge between Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – intelligent, anatomical alignment combined with linking internal energetic principles.

Nicky’s teaching focuses on showing students how to look, listen and feel by honouring their ‘inner wisdom’. 

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Nicky Knoff – Free Talk Friday Night

One of the world’s foremost yoga teachers, Nicky Knoff, is giving a free talk at our Centre this Friday. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from a vastly experienced senior teacher.

 

We are very pleased that Ashtangi Master Nicky Knoff from Brisbane will be at our Centre on Friday night, Friday 4 March, when she will be give a free talk about Knoff Yoga’s 5 Pillars of Practice.

Everyone is welcome and sure to benefit from hearing Nicky. We hope to see you there.

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Amanda Back Next Week

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Next week we welcome back Yoga Teacher Amanda Stead (pictured here teaching an Intro class) who has been away since May.

We are delighted to confirm that Yoga Teacher Amanda Stead is returning to our Centre next week in time for the next round of Intro courses – book now if you haven’t already.

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Extra David Swenson Workshop

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An additional workshop by Ashtangi David Swenson is being offered at The Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne next month, as the first workshop is full – book now.

We are very pleased to host long-time Ashtangi David Swenson at our Shala next month.

David’s first workshop is fully booked, but he is offering an extra workshop for those who missed out.

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Temporary Timetable Changes

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We have temporarily changed our timetable as one of our yoga teachers Amanda (pictured here teaching an Intro class) is unexpectedly away.

We have taken the very unusual step of cancelling some classes in the short term as one of our teachers – Amanda – is currently unable to teach due to an injury.

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Ayurveda Workshop This Weekend

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Co-founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne Greg Cooper remembers Pattabhi Jois and his use of Ayurvedic medicine in Mysore, and the link between Ayurveda and Yoga which until recently was inextricable.

The ancient practice of Ayurveda is typically translated as the ‘science of life ‘ or ‘knowledge’ and was once inseparable from yoga asana practice. Authentic Indian yoga masters were commonly also ayurvedic practitioners and l have a vivid memory of Pattabhi Jois sitting down with me on the sweat soaked floor of the old Shala in Mysore, prescribing an ayurvedic oil for my troubled right knee.

The smell of that concoction of herbs was so unique that just the thought of it takes me back to those special times and it was on one of those trips that I first met Kumar. He still resides a few doors down from the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore to this day, and we are so pleased he will be giving a workshop on Ayurveda at our Shala this weekend.

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Introduction To Ayurveda

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A statue of Sushruta Samhita in India, who wrote one of the founding texts of Ayurveda, an ancient, traditional Indian medicine dating back over 5,000 years. A workshop on Ayurveda is being offered at our Centre in May.

 

Restoring health and harmony is the main purpose of this Ayurveda workshop in May, which will be taught by B.N. Kumar – a physician with close links to the home of Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore since 2001.

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Nicky Knoff – Free Talk Friday Night

One of the world’s foremost yoga teachers, Nicky Knoff, is giving a free talk at our Centre this Friday. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from a vastly experienced senior teacher.

 

We are very pleased to be hosting Ashtangi Nicky Knoff at our Centre on Friday night, where she will be giving a free talk.

In today’s culture of ‘instant yoga teacher’, it will be refreshing to hear from a teacher with so much experience and knowledge.

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See Nicky Before She Moves To USA – Last Workshops

Nicky Knoff is teaching some of her final workshops in Australia now at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne, before she relocates to USA.

Senior Yogi Nicky Knoff is soon to move to the USA, meaning her current workshops at our Centre will be some of her last in Australia.

While the US yoga community will gain from this change, Australia will lose a much loved and respected yogi. Continue reading See Nicky Before She Moves To USA – Last Workshops