Hello! Welcome to another monthly newsletter.
Easter always seems to come around so quickly, but to be honest we don’t mind one little bit! Hot cross buns are our weakness at Yamala Yoga! And while we find the treats of Easter time particularly yummy, we also find that these traditional holidays dotted throughout the year offer a great opportunity to reflect on the year so far and really gets us thinking about how we want the rest of the year to flow.
We’ve got some exciting news for our beautiful yogi tribe: Starting after Easter we are welcoming 2 more classes into our timetable! Yay! Those of you who have been patiently waiting for our general yoga classes to return to Paddington don’t have to wait anymore, as we will be back up and running with our Tuesday night class (no weekend classes at this stage due to lack of interest). And due to popular demand, we are excited to be offering a second mums & bubs yoga class on Friday mornings!
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-7pm (starting 23rd April)
✽ Mums & Bubs Yoga at Lanham Park, Grange (next to 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) 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 (starting 26th April)
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
Priorities and happiness
Life is busy. Gosh, we know it! You’re working long hours, taking short lunch breaks, rushing home to pick up the kids, racing to the gym, frantically preparing healthy meals for dinner and lunch, keeping the house clean & tidy, making sure the dog has it’s daily walk…we get it! You’re busy! Life is busy! But with this busy life, do you actually have time to enjoy each moment? Or enjoy any moment?
It’s time to prioritise happiness. YOUR happiness.
be living slow. Being mindful. Do life one day at a time.
Of course there is going to be things that you can’t give up, but try to get out of the ‘rush’ of day-to-day life, and take a moment each day to fill your cup. Prioritise your happiness each day.
Our top tips to reduce ‘busy’ and increase happiness:
1. Learn to say NO
It’s ok to say no to things that you don’t have time for, or that don’t bring you happiness.
2. Listen to your heart
It will tell you if something is aligned with your true self or not. Once you start really listening to your heart, you will make decisions that fill you with joy!
3. Let it go
Don’t panic if you don’t get everything done today! Learn to let it go and plan to do it another time.
4. Choose happiness
Whenever you have the choice, go with whatever makes you happy.
We suggest that you use this little break over Easter to sit and re-evaluate your daily happiness ‘non-negotiables’, and work out what actions you can take each day to fill your life with joy! Cut down on the rushing, let go of the need to be busy – stop glorifying busy! It’s WAY better to
Don’t worry about what others will think. Stay true to your goal of reducing busy and increasing happiness and you can’t go wrong! So, hop to it! Make living your best life your priority TODAY 🙂
Something a little extra….
Easter = Chocolate, but it doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to supermarket bought, sugar-laden chocolate bunnies! Here is a simple and delicious recipe for chocolate that is super easy to make but also really delicious (and healthy!!!).
This recipe comes from a lovely lady called Alice (https://aliceinhealthyland.net/) who has some amazing recipes and ideas on her blog for healthy living!
● 3 tbsp organic coconut oil
● 2 tbsp organic peanut butter
● 1 tsp Manuka honey ( or one serving of stevia powder)
● 2-3 tbsp cacao (depending on how rich you like it)
1. In a saucepan melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and Manuka honey.
2. Take off the heat and mix in the cacao powder.
3. Pour into little chocolate moulds and place in the freezer to set.
● Swap the Manuka honey for maple syrup or rice malt syrup
● Add 1-2 drops of essential oils like peppermint, wild orange or lavender
● Mix in 2 tbsp of Vanilla or Chocolate Protein
● Mix in muesli, nuts or blueberries
“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, and you don’t need an appointment”- Author Unknown