Hello! It’s that time again….welcome to our May edition of our monthly newsletter.
Our general yoga classes have returned to Paddington, have you been back yet?! What a perfect way to wind down after work as the weather cools and the sky darkens earlier. Every Tuesday night at 6:15pm you’ll find Meg guiding you through a magical flow!
Mums & Bubs class is now on twice a week! Every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am outside the Grange Library you can bring your little yogi and enjoy a flow in the sunshine. We always stay for coffee and chats afterwards. And remember….no matter what the weather is doing, we will always be there. So if it’s super wet, we still meet for coffee to get our monkeys out of the house and bring about some sanity to the day!
We can’t wait to see more of your beautiful smiling faces in our classes soon.
✽ General Yoga at the Paddington Annexe, Paddington: Our classic Yamala Yoga style class with plenty of flows, deep stretches and meditation suitable for everyone! Casual Classes are $15 or $100 for a 10 Class Pass. These classes run in conjunction with the QLD school term. Term 2 dates are from Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June.
- Tuesday @ 6:15pm – 7:00pm
✽ Outdoor Mums & Bubs Yoga at the Grange Library: Our favourite time of the week, yoga with beautiful mums and their gorgeous bubs. Suitable for all mums (or dad’s, grandparents, pregnant women, aunties, etc.!!) and children aged 0-5. The class is only $5 and we even have an onsite babysitter (Meg on Wednesday & Hil on Friday) to watch your kiddies, or they can get involved in the stretches too! Followed by coffee and chats at the cafe next to the library. Bliss!
- Wednesday @ 9:30am – 10:15am
- Friday @ 9:30am – 10:15am
Just a reminder that unfortunately we don’t have eftpos facilities available at this time. So please remember to bring cash or do a bank transfer for your passes. Just ask us for bank details if you don’t have them already.
THIS MONTH’S TOP STORIES
Save your sanity and get outdoors today.
It’s no wonder we are all getting stressed and anxious in today’s society. We’re piling more on our plates than ever before, and placing so much extra pressure on ourselves. So how do we combat the stress and pressure we put on ourselves (and perhaps that others put on us too)?!
We get outside. Simple.
Turning to nature is such a simple and effective way to reconnect with what actually matters in life (what’s around us), and allows us to focus on the little things we may often miss when we rush around.
A simple action like taking your shoes off and feeling the grass under your feet is an amazing way to reconnect to nature and bring ourselves back into our bodies (instead of thinking of the future or getting stuck in the past). Allow yourself to close your eyes- and just breath. Even just for 5 minutes. You wont regret integrating this into your day!
You could try lying on your back and gazing up at the clouds. Or step outside at night and gaze at the moon and stars. What a magical way to end the day! Notice the birds chirping in the trees, or the butterflies whizzing past. How special and magical is nature!!!!
Why not head out into your own backyard and do some gardening? Maybe you want to start a veggie garden, or grow some herbs? There are some easy varieties that grow well in pots if you’re short on space.
Living here in Brisbane means we are surrounded by so many wonderful little pockets of nature. Perhaps your family would enjoy a picnic in the Roma Street Parklands this weekend, or even just a walk to your local dog park with your fur baby? Why not go for a walk up Mt Cootha and soak up the exceptional views of our gorgeous city? Or head to the beach for a swim or walk along the beach.
If you have a bit more time to spend reconnecting with nature, why not go camping with family or friends? It’s no secret that we LOVE camping here at Yamala Yoga….and while we know it may not seem like the ideal holiday/weekend away for everyone, we can assure you there are some amazing trips out there on our doorstep you can enjoy this weekend! Nothing beats that night time star gaze as you sit with friends and chat. There is something so magical about disconnecting from technology (tv, phones, ipads etc) to reconnect with family and friends.
With mother’s day coming up and so many ideas to get you off technology and out enjoying what Queensland has to offer. Treat your mum to a little adventure outdoors, maybe a picnic? Or a swim at the beach? A little hike? Whatever you like to do, we promise you’ll all enjoy it!
Happy Mother’s Day to all our Yamala Yoga Mother’s out there! We think you’re all pretty amazing!
Something a little extra….
By helping others, you are helping yourself
We are a team…the whole human race! But we are still our own people, doing our own things. Sometimes life gets a little tricky, complicated perhaps, and you might need a helping hand…but it’s difficult to ask others for help. Perhaps you don’t know what kind of help you need, or you feel that by asking for help you have failed, or were wrong about something, or not good enough. But you know what? It actually takes great strength to know when you need a helping hand.
Asking for help when you need it takes courage, but equally BEING the help giver takes guts. However it can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.
So, how can you be more helpful? Well, it’s a simple as being mindful of the people around you and what you can personally do to help make their life a little bit easier. These 4 steps will help you open up to opportunities to be more helpful to those around you:
- Be there
Friends, family, work colleagues, neighbours…if you listen when they are talking to you, you will be able to identify times when they will need a helping hand. Just being there for them is often a great help in inself.
- Keep it simple
You don’t need ridiculous, grand gestures to be helpful! Opening the car door for someone whose arms are full is a very helpful thing to do, and it takes no effort. Just think about situations you might have liked a helping hand and try to reciprocate.
As we know, people don’t often like asking for help (for a number of reasons), so rather than waiting for someone to ask for your help….why don’t you ask them HOW you can help instead?
- Take time
We are all busy people, so we don’t have a lot of ‘spare time’ to help others. But by taking 20 minutes out of your day to walk your neighbour’s dog while they are away, or 1 hour to bake & deliver some fresh cookies to a friend – you will feel so good knowing that you have helped someone you care about (and they will feel absolutely blessed to know that you thought about them and wanted to help in some way!).
Being helpful is great for those you’re helping (obviously!), but it’s also fantastic for you. You’ll feel so good knowing that you’ve helped a friend out. And the more we all help each other, the better this world will be! We just all need to be a little bit helpful 🙂
“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”- Unknown