Dissability

Movement Is Medicine

Movement is Medicine
Well that’s what yoga is to most of us
Most of us discover yoga because we need to improve one or more aspects of our lives, be it flexibility, mindfulness, strength , relaxation.. just to name a few OR you were told by a health professional to do some yoga! For me it was a way to keep mobility in my spine from a near fatal car accident at 17. Yep a health professional for me!
I was told I would end up in a wheel chair by 40 if I didn’t keep myself mobile. Well my 40th just came and went and no sign of a wheel chair… Maybe 60?! Maybe Never!!
Well I had a little run in with another car…Actually they had a run into me and my mobility got somewhat immobile.
I have to say I’ve taken my mobility a little too much for granted of late.
So 2 months into rehabilitation I’ve been seeing an EP.. What’s an EP.. I asked the same question of my Chiro.
So an EP is an Exercise Physiologist….4 years uni, trained and specialised in  exercise intervention for those of us with a pre-existing conditions ( chronic pain, weight management, diabetes, hypertension just to name a few)  or  at risk of developing a musculoskeletal injury.
They believe in healing the body with exercise and  movement.
Sound familiar?
Not many forms of movement or exercise believe in healing in this manor or with such cohesion with Yoga
And  I’ve been fortunate enough to be  working with a great EP Matt from Vitruvian Movement.. I know some of you have had the pleasure.
After an initial consult where I get to discuss all things me, illnesses and anything hereditary, Matt took a holistic approach to my body and its healing. So healing I am and approaching my flexibility in a new way ….Turns out you can be too flexible!!
Matt has helped me to establish some new goals for me and my body post babies, car accident and for the future.
So Matt has kindly offered to extend his services to the Urban Yogi Community  and what he does isn’t for every one.. I can tell you I was a little hesitant myself but if you’ve suffered an injury or you know something just ain’t right in your self it might be worth checking what he does out.
And for those of you runners, triathletes and exercise junkies he’ll help you take it to a whole new level.
Ok what I did
I had 1 initial consultation with Matt Butterworth @ Vitruvian Fitness
Where we discussed
Medical and injury history
Training / movement history
Functional movement screen
Discussion of goals / objectives
And worked thru a functional movement screen
I then followed up with a personalised session a week later biased around my goals and the results on my initial functional movement screen
So flick him an email on matt@vitruvianfitness.com.au
Or call on 0449530018
Or go to www.vitruvianfitness.com.au   and suss it our for yourself.
Its till May 15th only and I know he has limited sessions
FYI Matt wanted me to put this in just so you know.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals recognised by Medicare and many Private Health Insurers.
Basically you can claim this!
Now I have a weekly session where we go over movements that reinforce my bodies needs adding in new exercises that move me incrementally closer to those initial goals (feel free to ask me in class what my goals are.. they’re not very yogic must say!).  Matt has also sent me home with a short daily program that not only compliments my yoga practice but supports areas in my yoga that I have taken to for granted.. Its way generous of him  ($195 generous) and I’m super thankful that I found his help
His mindful approach respects the body I live in and the way that I need to use it.
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With Intention

Intentions are a powerful thing. They exists and direct our lives whether we are consciously making them or just going along without them. When we are clear about our intent be it day-to-day, weekly, yearly, or even for our whole life, we can rely on our intuition and the efforts we put into our lives become clear, direct, and powerful!
Whether you intent to feel connected, practice yoga, meditate daily, or see the good in others, just watch what happens in your day when you begin with setting an intention. Intentions are a fantastic way in creating clarity and reaching your goals.
Setting intentions are a easy and powerful way to initiate the process of moving toward living your ideal life.

Setting daily intentions is a simple way to reflect, and discover yourself.
Setting daily intentions is a direct way to gain comfort and safety in your skin, and revitalize your wonder and excitement for life.

Today I intend to take 5 minutes for myself, sit queitly and just be!
And do it. Simple really?!

So remember your intentions. They can be about practicing yoga, meditation, being more centered, connected, helping others, or helping yourself. Set your intention in the morning so you can follow through with your actions throughout the day.
Today I intend to smile at everyone.. yes everyone!
Today I intend to find a cure for cancer!

Not matter how big or small your intention is, just try it and who knows you might just start to live the life you dreamed.

Magic of Movement

Yoga is about moving with ease and practicing with the freedom.
It’s not just yoga that’s the magic, it’s about how you practice.
When you allow yourself the freedom to move your body how it feels good,
explore into all your parts, and to rest your mind on your breath, you get
really capable in your body, mind, and life.
Allow yourself to move how it feels good to move. Linger where it feels nice
to linger. Go to classes that make you feel good about yourself physically
and mentally. If it hurts, don’t do it. And most important, allow yourself
to have fun.

Okay so finally I have Direct Debit sorted! YAY!!
And I want to offer a special Direct Debit for February only!

Just $25 per week to keep yoga in your life.

It includes GST and gives you unlimited classes every week!

If your attending 2 or more classes a week it will more than pay for itself.
2 classes a week on a 10 pass class = $32 a week
1 month unlimited = $39.25 a week

Yep $25 a week to get your yoga on!

Just a few T &C’s .. Only a few I promise!
You have to have signed up before Feb 28th then it will normally be $30 a
week
You only need to sign up for 6 months
And It can be put on hold at any one time for a maximum of 1 month ..but
please give us 2 weeks notice so we can stop the payments.

That’s it !! $25 week direct debit for as much Yoga as you can imagine..

It won’t start till your current pass has expired fully.

All you need to do is email or call to confirm that you would like to
proceed and I will send thru the appropriate paper work .. Alternatively we
can organise it for you in studio at your next visit.

Yoga… we love it!!

Valentines day classes!
Don’t forget Valentines day is Friday and we want to share our love of
yoga… just bring a friend, loved one, aunt, brother even your neighbour,
just as long as they are new to Urban Yogi and your class is free .. We have
2 classes on Friday power 9.30am and 6pm.. So please join us this Valentines
day.

One last thing Urban Bambini is all geared up to bring yoga to our kiddies..
Commencing March 1st Saturdays @ 8.45 to 9.15am ages 7-11 with the gorgeous
Mary Ann..

Next time you on your mat take time to move freely and notice how body pain
cures, emotional stress dissolves, and what’s left is happy people with lots
of energy living out amazing, radiant lives.

New Beginnings Jan 2014

I hope you are having a great start to your New Year!!
It’s a time of massive goal setting and directed action. New big plans of health, quality relationships, and prosperity are set across the globe. All these ideas can be high pressure, high intensity, and a whole lot of stress. It can be a little crash and burn, ya know!!
The goals, you’ll blow past. Don’t worry about them. When you get really good at whatever your doing, you’ll begin to enjoy the process a whole lot more than worrying about a goal.

So to keep you on track for 2014 and feeling great we have some new additions to our timetable comencing February 3rd.

Our weekday 9.30am classes will include Tuesdays 9.30am Urban Align with Jasmine, Thursdays Urban Define with Michaela and Wednesdays 9.30am will change into Urban Power with Krissi!!
Fridays @ 6pm will finish the week with Urban Power.. great way to shake off the week and gear up for the weekend ahead!

Urban Mummie will move from Tuedays @10am to 10.45am
Urban Power on Tuesdays @7.15pm will change to Urban Define… a new addition to our Urban styles!!

We will be introducing our Golden Yogi’s program Thursday @ 10.45am.. Designed for those who are less mobile, recovering from major injury or surgery, manage a physical dissability or are just enjoying their golden years but want to stay active. Using a combination of Yoga therapy and chair yoga, our golden yogi classes will improve the quality of your life and lifestyle for now and the future.

We welcome back our Urban Pregnancy 4 Week Course commencing Monday Feb 3rd @ 7.15pm..Keeping our mothers to be fit and active throughout their preganacy whilst equiping them with active birth tools for that special day.. Partners will be welcome to attend in week 4 where we will equip them with ways to support and get involved.. Booking are essential!

Our first 6 Week Beginners Course for the year will commence Thursday Feb 6th @ 7.15pm.. Bookings are a must!!

Go ahead and have your goals, but don’t get too stuck there. Practice what you want to feel. Just make it feel fantastic… right??

With Kindness Always
The Urban Crew
Michaela, Bronwyn, Jasmine, Krissi, Laura, Mary Ann, Rebecca & Tony

www.urbanyogi.com.au info@urbanyogi.com.au
07 3149 3511
6 Wongabel st Kenmore 4069