Hello! Welcome to our final Yamala Yoga Monthly Newsletter for 2018!
Where has this year gone (do we say that every year??!!), it really has just flown past! This newsletter will give you some sustainable Christmas present ideas for the people in your life that you LOVE and also run through a short reflection exercise to wrap up the year and hopefully give you some insight into your goals for 2019. Enjoy!
✽ General Yoga at the Paddington Annexe, Paddington. Our classic Yamala Yoga style class with plenty of flows, deep stretches and meditation suitable for everyone (including beginners, children and advanced yogis!). Casual Classes are $15 or $100 for a 10 Class Pass. There are 2 weeks left for this term. Our last class will be on Sunday 16th December.
- Tuesday evenings @ 6:15-7pm
- Sunday afternoons @ 4:15-5pm
***Please note that due to the arrival of Meg’s little babe at the start of 2019, there will be NO general yoga for Term 1, 2019. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you currently have available classes on your 10-class pass, we will extend the expiry date 10 weeks to account for the reduced classes early next year. We anticipate that Meg will be back to teaching again for Term 2, 2019 (23rd April). ***
✽ Mums & Bubs Yoga at Lanham Park, Grange (opposite the Grange Library on Sellheim St): Our favourite time of the week, yoga with beautiful mums and their gorgeous bubs. Suitable for all mums (or dad’s!!) 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! There are 3 classes left for the year. Our last class will be on 19th December.
- Wednesday @ 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
Giving the Best Gift of All, This Christmas!
At Yamala Yoga, we really do love Christmas! Spending quality time with friends and family, fun christmas decorations, boppy christmas music and eating lots of delicious food! Heaven! The only thing we don’t like about Christmas is the huge emphasis on buying lots of stuff. It’s too much stress, bad news for our wallets, and terrible for the planet. So we’ve put together a little list of ideas to help cut out the crap and really bring you back to making smart choices that support small businesses and the planet this year.
- Secret Santa: The simplest, and funnest way to dramatically reduce how many gifts you buy is to incorporate a secret santa into your family. We’ve been doing in our family for at least 10 years and it’s brilliant! Honestly, getting one really well thought out gift is much better than loads of crappy, unthoughtful ones.
- DIY: You can make lots of amazing things for the people in your life that they will actually use. Think body scrubs, candles, beeswax wraps, fruit cake, bath bombs, granola…the list is endless and totally only limited by your imagination! If you’ve got kids, get them involved. Honestly, the best gift is a special drawing or card made by a child with love!
- Reusables: Think zero waste this year and give reusable straws, cups, cutlery, hankies, shopping bags, lunch boxes, water bottles, wax wraps and produce bags. There’s no better way to look after the planet and your loved ones.
- Experiences: Lets face it, most people have too much ‘stuff’ anyway, so why not give an experience instead? Movie tickets, a voucher for a fancy restaurant, tickets to a show, cooking class vouchers, float centre vouchers, tickets to a gardening workshop….there are so many options!
Something a little extra….
Reflection on the year that’s been
With the end of the year descending upon us so quickly, why not use this time to reflect on the year that’s been. A great way to gain a little perspective, feel grateful for what you’ve got and most importantly allow you to learn and grow from the experiences that you’ve had. Why not try this little reflection exercise with your family and think about all the wonderful things that have happened this year, how you have grown, and what you might want to achieve next year.
- Describe 2018 in 3 words
- What was your happiest moment?
- What did you enjoy doing the most?
- What new skills did you learn?
- What qualities/habits did you strengthen?
- What new things did you discover about yourself?
- What got you out of your comfort zone?
- Did any negative events happen? How did you overcome them?
- What and who are you most thankful for?
- How have I been spending the year (family, work, giving back, personal growth, personal health, career, love)?
- Envision your life in 1, 3, 5 & 10 years from now. Visualise your future and the kind of person you want to be.
- Think about what you want to achieve in 2019 – set mini goals to reach these., and an action plan to get started.
Why not write it down and keep it somewhere safe. Do the same next year and see much you have achieved over the year!
We have been so blown away by all the support from you this year. Our goal and reason for starting Yamala Yoga has always been to make yoga accessible to everyone in the community. And we have well and truly delivered. Without a doubt the most rewarding and exciting part of our week has been watching you turn up and give yourself space and time to practice yoga in this crazy rollercoaster of life.
Enjoy the break with your families and friends. Remember to take time out for you during this busy period. We will see you back on the mat in 2019.
Namaste. Meg & Hilary.
❝We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”- Winston S. Churchill.