Wednesday Night Beginners Course

Starts tonight – with Akhila Hughes. This 4-week on-going course will put you on a path to strengthen your body, align your posture and relax your whole being. Suitable for every body – complete beginners, those who have some yoga experience, those new to Iyengar Yoga and those who want a refresher. Log In and Enrol online or contact us....

September Practice Week

Practice Week with Sue-ellen Kohler

Monday > Friday 25/09/2017 – 29/09/2017 6:00 am – 8:00 am

This is a valuable opportunity to help develop your yoga practice. It is so important to act on your commitment to practice yoga, on your mat, for yourself. The decision to practice is the easy part, you know how great you feel when you practice… so what’s stopping you?

Weekend Introductory Course

Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 3 September, 10 – 11.30 with Akhila Hughes.   This is a two class introductory course covering foundation asanas, or poses, to introduce you to the basics of practicing yoga.   This is a great way to check out our school and ride the yoga wave.    Log in or create a student profile....

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Easter Retreat Mulloon Creek Natural Farms

Mulloon Creek Easter 2016 RETREAT with Sue-ellen Kohler Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 25/03/2016 – 28/03/2016 You are invited to join Sue-ellen for a healthy long weekend of yoga and delicious food to restore and reenergise your system. Set in the beautiful bushland of Mulloon Creek Natural Farms this will be an affordable and unique opportunity to deepen your yoga practice in a supportive and peaceful environment. Mulloon Creek Natural Farm is near Bungendore, a little less than three hours from Sydney. Once again we are very lucky to have Tama Carey cooking. I am very keen for as many Black Lotus students as possible to have the opportunity to experience practicing yoga in a retreat environment and the retreat is priced accordingly. There are a few accommodation options onsite and is paid separately. The price is $390 – food and yoga included.  To enrol: please pay the deposit of $100 to secure your place.  Email Sue-ellen: to discuss the accommodation options available. Please contact Sue-ellen directly (info@blacklotus.com.au) to add your name....

New Year Yoga….

Five early mornings are up this week with Sue-ellen and new courses are starting or have just started.  Now is the time to get back into your yoga practice and start the year with positive energy and action.

ART FOR REFUGEES – a fundraiser exhibition, in support of the Syrian refugee crisis with artworks donated by leading Australian contemporary artists. Event date: Sunday 8th November 2015 2015, 3–6pm

Black Lotus Studios presents ART FOR REFUGEES – a fundraiser exhibition, in support of the Syrian refugee crisis with artworks donated by leading Australian contemporary artists Event date: Sunday 8th November 2015 2015, 3–6pm Where: Black Lotus Studios, 1st Floor, corner of Gladstone & Wilford Streets, Enmore View the Art @ https://www.facebook.com/events/883033601784279/ https://instagram.com/artforrefugees/ https://twitter.com/ArtForRefugees Artists include: Lisa Andrew, Hany Armanious, Lynne Barwick, Mishka Borowski, Carla Cescon, Melissa Coote, Linda Dement, Sarah Goffman, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Elise Harmsen, Anna-Wili Highfield, Adrian Hobbs, Anna John, Melanie Khava, Derek Kreckler, Lindy Lee, Fiona MacDonald, Fleur MacDonald, Prue Murphy, Tomislav Nikolic, Raquel Ormella, Luke Parker, Sue Pedley, Elizabeth Pulie, Marisa Purcell, Paul Saint, Nicholas Samartis, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Catriona Stanton, Nick Strike, and Justene Williams. More artists to be announced soon. 100% of sales from the fundraiser will be donated to: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Please see the attached information sheet for more details, or visit their website: www.unhcr.org What you can do:  Spread the word about the fundraiser through your networks.  Come along to the exhibition on Sunday 8th November 2015 and purchase an artwork. If nothing takes your fancy, you will still be able to make a donation to the UNHCR.  If you can’t make it to the event, any works that don’t sell on the day will be available afterwards, for a period, online. See our event page on Facebook for more info.  If you are interested in volunteering some time, to help photograph, catalogue or hang the works, or to help us on the day, we would love to hear from you. Contact: Black...

A retreat is finally on offer….

Sue-ellen Kohler is running a weekend yoga retreat on the long weekend in October 2-5.  It will be held at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms in Bungendore near Canberra.  For details and to enrol please email Sue-ellen at info@blacklotus.com.au.

What is a yoga class at Black Lotus like?

You will be introduced to the basic asanas (poses or postures). This includes standing, sitting and twisting poses with preparation for back bending and inverted poses. Generally more active poses at the beginning and then winding down to quieter asanas at the end. Each asana and group of asanas has a different effect on the body and mind. The basic postures taught to beginners build strength and muscle tone where needed and improve flexibility, stability and generally balance the ‘system’ as needed. Practicing yoga can reduce tiredness and soothe the nerves, calming the mind to help concentration and our ability to ‘think clearly’. Iyengar yoga is well known for its use of ‘props’ to help achieve deeper access into an asana. Props used in a class may include sticky mats, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs, weights or wall ropes. Props allow students to practice asanas and pranayamas (breathing patterns) with effectiveness, ease, stability and safety, providing support for the body while allowing the mind to relax and open up to the effects of the...