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
07 3149 3511
6 Wongabel st Kenmore 4069

In The Lead Up To Birth

In the lead up to the birth (17 weeks to go) my focus is narrowing down onto the best options available in labour. I am asking all of my mother friends to share their experiences about what happened for them, what they found helped and/or hindered their experience. I have also been pointed in the direction of Calmbirth, where mothers are all educated in the birth and never have any need of drugs during the process. All of this research is what I share with my students and apply myself.

The one consistent thing all of them have said is that staying present and surrendering to the moment was the thing that helped them most.

This is a fundamental principle of yoga. It is one of the Niyamas of Pattanjali’s yoga sutras- Ishvarapranidhana- surrender to god. Whether you believe in god is irrelevant, the point is to surrender. The process of letting go is one of the most powerful things we can do, as it reminds us that at a greater level, we aren’t in control of things and we never were. Nor do we need to be.

Often in the course of some yoga classes this principle can go astray, and it is easy to forget in an attempt to attain a posture that the real reason yoga is so beneficial for us is that it brings us back to the present moment. 

When we achieve yoga we become one with our bodies and the world. We let go of any fears and ideas we have about being and allow ourselves to just be.

This is why pregnancy yoga has been so beneficial, because never before have I felt so at the mercy of ‘advice’ , ideas and judgements by other people and society at large. The notion of glowing didn’t really help when I got chloasma.  Having a chinese mother who keeps telling me about how she didn’t show until she was seven months doesn’t really grate either.

I feel grateful to have the opportunity to share my experience and lesson learnt with other women going through a similar process. And if it wasn’t for yoga I suspect I would probably have killed something by now, most likely my husband.

Shared by our beautiful Laura who takes our Urban Pregnancy classes Tuesdays @ 6pm and Saturdays @ 9.30am