Hello, and welcome to our July edition of our monthly newsletter.
As the weather really cools, it’s hard to feel motivated to get out and get active. But on these gorgeous Brisbane winters days, joining us in the park for Mums & Bubs Yoga really is divine! A big warm welcome to all our new faces that have been joining us each week. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know.
Mums & Bubs classes run twice a week. Each Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am get bendy with us outside the Grange Library. Bring your little yogi and enjoy a flow in the sunshine. Remember this class is open to anyone (not just mummas!), so if you don’t have a little yogi (or your little yogi isn’t so little and is off at school or kindy) please note that you are always welcome to attend. We stay for coffee after, it’s a lovely way to mingle with other like minded individuals.
Unfortunately our general yoga classes on Tuesday nights haven’t been bringing the crowds. The cost of the room hire is just not longer manageable, so unfortunately we will not be going ahead with the Tuesday night classes. This is not forever, but at least until the end of the year. We can re-evaluate then and see what we would like to do. **If you have a recent 10 Class Pass with us for these classes, we will be in touch with you to arrange a refund. We are sorry for any inconvenience with the cancellation of this class.
We can’t wait to see more of your beautiful smiling faces in our classes soon.
✽ 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. 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
20 Easy Ways to Recharge Your Body & Soul
It’s that time of year where everyone is getting sick, run down, drained and over it. It’s chilly, the days are shorter, you don’t have any holidays coming up, you have non-stop demands, work is getting busier and busier…..the list goes on! This is why it is so important to carve out some time to recharge, rest and renew your body and soul NOW before you are forced to with a winter bug!
Here are our favourite ways to recharge when you’re feeling a bit ‘blah’:
- Stock up on lots of fresh fruits & veggies
- Drink plenty of water
- Impose a ‘phone ban’ one day a week
- Do some light exercise (think yoga, walking or stretching)
- Get some vitamin D
- Go to bed 1 hour earlier than normal
- Go without TV for a whole week
- Write down 3 things you are grateful for every night before bed
- Read a book or magazine
- Catch up with a friend for a coffee!
- Cook and enjoy your favourite meal
- Cut back on your alcohol intake
- Have a long, warm bath with Epsom salts
- Get creative with your favourite hobby (sewing, baking, woodwork, gardening…)
- Try some aromatherapy
- Avoid multitasking
- Start a journal
- Book a weekend away – even just one night!
- Cuddle your pet
- Go out for a lazy, long brunch.
Something a little extra….
Getting to know the ladies behind Yamala Yoga
With so many new faces joining us each week, we thought it was time for another get to know you! Enjoy.
When did you start teaching yoga, and why did you start Yamala Yoga? We started practicing yoga while at uni, we fell in love with how it made us feel. When the opportunity came to learn more about it by doing the Yoga Teacher Training we jumped at it! Initially we didn’t want to use it to teach, just to educate ourselves and to help deepen our own home practice. Pretty soon our passion overtook and we decided to take the plunge and start Yamala Yoga, at the back end of 2016. We have not regretted it since! Making yoga accessible to everyone in the community has been our number one goal. We think we’re on the right path 🙂
Favourite thing about running Yamala Yoga Meeting so many gorgeous souls each week!!!
Coffee order Flat white, or if we’re out and about and feeling like some sweetness a Cappuccino (such twins, ordering the same thing!!)
Is Yamala Yoga our only job? No, unfortunately we don’t run Yamala Yoga as a business to live off- we really just run it to ensure everyone around us has access to yoga and feels connected to a community. We each have jobs which we work in three days a week, as well as care and nurture for our gorgeous
little boys. Life gets hectic sometimes, but we love it 🙂
Best thing about being an identical twin? Always having your best friend close by. We’re lucky that we are so close, and feel very privileged to have been given a twin and best friend to grow up with! How cliche!
Best part about being a mum? Wow. How life changing is it! So magical, not much can prepare you for that overwhelming love hey? Watching our little boys grow up together has been super amazing so far….
What did you study at University? Meg studied Environmental Management, Sustainable Development. And completed a Masters in Education for Sustainability. What a smartie! You can see where her love and passion for the Environment and sustainable living has come from can’t you 🙂 Hil studied Applied Science and also has a Diploma in Secondary Education – this is why she is a natural yoga teacher!
We love what we do, sharing yoga with you is just one small part of our lives….but it’s certainly a part that we cherish and enjoy deeply!
Favourite way to spend the weekend? Chilling with family and friends, perhaps enjoying the sunshine at the beach or local park and just soaking in all life has to offer.
“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe