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Judith Grieve Inner Life Works, Counselling & Yoga

Contact & Location Information
Address Mackay QLD 4740
Servicing Areas Mackay, Queensland
Phone 0401036 662 a/h 4942 4171
Mobile 0401 036 662

A living yoga practice cultivates a world of peace in everyday life. There's something for everyone whether you seek a resilient heart, self awareness, wellbeing, a strong and flexible body and mind, or recover from illness. Studio - Mackay City Heart. Yoga Works and Mindfulness Program details below.

Judith Grieve - Yoga & Mindfulness




Yoga Works: Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life
Mindfulness: a path to emotional resilience (see below Yoga)

A path ... uniting body, heart and mind in serenity and strength.

Guiding you to go within ... TO BE MINDFUL, breath by breath, PATIENTLY, exploring body, heart &mind ... DEEPENING ACEPTANCE, letting go force ...OPENING THE HEART to self acceptance & compassion for all ... DEEPENING AWARENESS, surrendering unhelpful ways, FOSTERING grace & balance, posture & poise ... MOVING BODY & MIND, gently unravelling stress & tension ... STRENGTHENING, building endurance & openness ... CALMING, relaxing revitalising ... at peace.


Who Can Come To a Yoga Class?

Yoga classes are open to anyone. Classes are designed so you can practice gently or strongly, responsive to your ability, your needs and how you are feeling at all times. Some classes are more suited to beginners and it can be best to begin with these classes to enter into the practice with ease.

Come along with an openness, a playfulness and compassion for yourself and your body. I hope you'll enjoy this approach to yoga. With patience, the practice deepens awareness and aliveness, strength and stamina, clarity and calmness, wisdom and wellness, kindness and compassion.


What Happens During a Class?

All classes include a combination of:
* Asanas - physical postures for the body's strength & flexibility
* Pranayama - breathing practices for calming the mind
* Meditation - deepen insight, wisdom and compassion
* Relaxation - deep rest for the body
* Yoga for daily life - a dash of yoga philosophy for the heart and mind
* Health care - seasonal self care health tips


Winter Sessions

** Sessions resume 1st July 2015**

* Monday: 7.00am - Vinyassa Flow (60 min outdoors)

* Monday: 9.00am - Yoga Basics (60 min)

* Monday: 5.45pm - Vinyasa / Hatha (80 min)

* Tuesday: 4.15pm - Yoga Basics (60 min outdoors)

* Wednesday: 7.00am - Vinyassa Flow (60 min outdoors)

* Wednesday: 5.45pm - Mindfulness Meditation (50 min)

* Thursday: 5.45pm - Hatha Basics (80min)

* Fridays: 7am - Active / Moving Meditation (50min)

* Friday: 4.15pm - R & R Relax, Realign, Renew (60 min)

* Saturday: 8am - Easy Vinyasa (60min Outdoors) (Spring-Autumn)
* Saturday: 9am - Easy Vinyasa (60min Outdoors) (Winter)

* Sunday: 4.00pm - Walking Meditation (50-60min Outdoor - Gooseponds)

* Private Sessions (see further below)


Session Information

SESSION PASSES
New to Yoga Works: Any 2 sessions $25.

Daytime Yoga Sessions: 60min
12 sessions - $150; 6 sessions - $80; Casual - $15

Dusk Yoga Sessions: 80min
10 sessions - $150; 5 sessions - $80; Casual - $17

Special: 4 Week Pass
Unlimited sessions - cost effective - $100

Pay as you go. No direct debits. Concessions available.

LOCATION
Indoor: Studio 1a, Masonic Centre, 57 Wood St (beside cinema carpark)
Outdoor: Shaded, riverside deck, rear Bluewater Lagoon Aquatic Facility

WHAT TO BRING?
Yoga mat, 2 large towels, water, light comfortable clothes for ease.
In winter - warmer clothing, socks and warm cover.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Avoid eating 2 hours before a class. Ensure you are hydrated.
If you must eat, only have a very light snack.

CLASS ETIQUETTE
* Doors open 15mins before sessions start for you to settle in.
* If you are late, you are still welcome, please enter quietly.
* If it's your first class, please arrive 15 minutes early.
* Please remove and leave your shoes in the foyer.
* Please turn your mobile phone off or to 'silent'.
* Please sign in for each class.


About Yoga Classes

In all classes you are guided to practice with care and respect for your body, avoiding force, pacing yourself. You will feel the body gently energised, the mind calming and tension sliding away.

BASICS / FOUNDATIONS: This class is for you if you're new, returning to yoga or recovering from illness. Classes provide a sound foundation in yoga's essentials. Enjoy the benefits!

HATHA BASICS: You are guided ... in yoga's essentials with options to deepen your practice. You will feel more supple, strong and relaxed and get a good night's sleep.

VINYASA FLOW: A flowing yoga practice, somewhat like a dance. A great way to end a day. The class is a little stronger. If you are beginning yoga, please be sure to pace yourself.

BACK / GENTLE: If you suffer with stiffness, discomfort, pain or you are recovering from illness this gentle floor and chair based session attends to your specific needs. Experience greater ease!

RESTORE, RELAX: Unwind and unravelling tension! Utilising your body's wisdom and various resting and releasing postures ... relax, rebalance, realign and rejuvenate body, heart and mind.

EASY VINYASA: A gently flowing outdoor practice responsive to how you are feeling. Closing with tending your individual needs. Enjoy this practice in nature and refresh for the weekend.

PRIVATE: Small Group / Individual: Sessions are available for those with difficulties or those who need or would like individualized care.


Private Sessions: Individual, Groups, Workplace

Private sessions are tailored to suit you if you:
* Have a specific health challenge
* Need a remedial program before joining group classes
* Prefer to practice alone and want a home program
* Have a small group of people who want to explore yoga
* Have a small group wanting to practise regularly together

Individual Sessions: Including notes 1hr - $70
Groups: By arrangement.

Uniting body, heart & mind
in serenity & strength.



Testimonials

"Thank you for the wonderful yoga experience. Your classes were a sanctuary, a joy and inspiration."
- Jessica. Mother & partner.

"I haven't felt this good in years. Thanks for changing my life."
- Kathy. Hairdresser.

"Life is full. This is my time. I can walk in tired, leave relaxed and energised."
- T. Mother, partner, employee.

"After the first class, my back began to feel better. I'd spent a fortune on different treatments. I'm now doing something about the problem myself."
- Anon, Tradesman.

"Friday's restorative class is an hour of bliss. After a work week I truly relax."
- Debbie, business owner.

"My body has strengthened, I'm more flexible and so much calmer."
- Karen, mother.

"I like the morning outdoor classes on the riverside deck, the nature setting is lovely."
- Debra, Professional.

"I use what I learn in classes in everyday life. It helps me stay calm and not react. I look at difficulties differently. I'm happier."
- J, Professional.

"It's the only time in the week I really have to myself and it's so important."
- Deb, mother, partner, business owner.

"I appreciate the unique style of yoga you share. I love the words you use, they get me thinking, make me more aware of where my mind is, where it takes me if I'm not aware. I feel so good when my body has released trapped energy I've held for years with all my might! It's a pleasure to do yoga with you."
- Petra, artist




Mindfulness, A path to emotional resilience

Cultivating presence, awareness deepens, hearts awaken.

Our emotional resilience can be sorely challenged depending on the nature and number of stressors we face at any time. If you find it difficult to navigate life's challenges you may benefit from furthering your inner life skills to cultivate emotional resilience.


Why try this program?

This 8 session program (optional 2 ext a sessions) supports and guides you to learn fundamental clear steps in the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a purposeful quality of relaxed attention on your experience, moment to moment without judgement. You will be cultivating a state of impartial, open, deeply interested attentiveness to your experience as it is, in the moment.

The practice enables you to let go focusing in unhelpful ways on the past, the future, desires, fears and expectations, returning to focus on being with 'what is' in the present. This does not mean you stop reflecting and learning from the past or stop planning for the future, rather it enables an increasingly rich "present moment" awareness of your life.


What will you learn?

You will learn how to cultivate a deep attention, deepening awareness of how your mind is perceiving, thinking creating, generating feelings and responses to your day to day experience. With practice, you are increasingly able to remain calm and less identified with perceptions, opinions, expectations, likes and dislikes and less reactive.

You are also able to choose to be less identified with unhelpful patterns of thinking and you will be freer to respond to your values, to life, with greater wisdom and compassion.


How will you benefit?

Regular practice helps us wake up from automatic and habitual ways of thinking, reacting as well as unconscious fears. It is an effective way to get in touch with your wisdom and vitality for life, becoming present to the richness of each moment you are alive.

This program offers you inner life skills for going within, becoming 'present', enabling you to deepen self awareness. You will learn how to be with strong emotions and pain, without fear which can be barriers to being 'present'.

Deepening awareness of thoughts, you will cultivate consciousness, uncover insight, explore your values, find meaning, cultivate loving kindness -strengthening your skills and confidence for living.


Program Options

Enjoy coming together in a small group.
Cultivating insight and skills for life.

8wk Program Mindfulness a path to emotional resilience

Information

* Introductory Sessions - Held the week before the program begins
* 8 week program - Held 4 times / year
* 2 additional optional sessions

When: 5.45-8pm Tuesdays - 4 times / year on
Dates: Starting 10 Feb, 14 April, 14 July, 6 Oct
Winter: Starting Sunday 10am-12.15pm: 19 July
Options: Saturday program for your group
Fee: 8 Sessions $295. Notes & Workbook $25. Extra 2 Sessions $80.
Payment:Deposit $100. Payment Options.
Location:Suite 1A, Masonic Centre, 57 Wood St


Introductory Workplace Sessions

Workplaces cultivating mindfulness are happier workplaces.

* A tailored Introductory session
* 4, 6 or 8 week programs

Please call or email for further information.


Weekly Practice Sessions

Come together with others for practice and discussion over tea.

Information

* Guided Sessions - Seated or lying
* Walking Meditations - Indoor and outdoor
* Mindfulness in Motion - Moving meditation - The Body Reveals
(See more on Creative Arts Therapy on this website)

As people have different needs, the practice varies week to week. Come along and be yourself. With patience and persistence thee practice takes you on a journey of insight to your heart.

Information

When: 5.45pm Wednesdays (50 mins. Tea available)
When: 7.00am Fridays (50 mins. Tea available)

Active / Moving : 5.45 pm 1st Wednesday / month (50 mins)
Active / Moving: 7.00 am Fridays (50 mins)

Guided: 2nd & 4th Wednesday / month

Walking: 3rd Wednesday / month - Labyrinth option
Walking: 4pm Sundays - The Goose Walk (50-60mins) *

Donation: Assists local services & charities
Location: Suite Ia, Masonic Hall, 57 Wood St * Goose Walk: Meet at rear of North Mackay Bowls Club. You might like to wear a hat.

*** Please contact me before you first attend the weekly sessions and thereafter please send a brief sms if you are attending. ***

A promise of peace, breath by breath.



For more information about what may best suit your needs or to enrol - just call or email!



Testimonials

"I have learned mindfulness techniques before and your sessions have provided a depth which has enabled me to now use mindfulness more constructively. I appreciate your attentiveness and interest in people." Terry

"The program was very useful to help me re-evaluate my thinking and perceptions. It has given me tools to continue with into the future. A heartfelt thank you." Olivia, Teacher

"Every session was helpful, the information, the reflection, the discussion and the meditation practices and I use it in the classroom." Melissa, Teacher

"The program was excellent and very relevant to my needs. I found the various meditation practices very useful." K, Allied Health Worker

"I now accept myself." Sharon, Mother

"The program opened my eyes to how my mind functions. I have gained great insight into how my mind works and great tools for becoming more mindful in everyday life to find peace." anon

"Mindfulness has saved me. It was the best part of my recovery. I'm now working and life is on track. I continue the practice." anon

Others report: "As my practice develops and strengthens I experience deepen awareness, increasing personal insight, am less reactive, manage pain and stress, let go to more acceptance, have greater compassion for myself and others as well as feel generally more peaceful and happier."

May you be at peace.

QUALIFICATION DETAILS

  • Masters in Experiential & Creative Arts Therapy (Counselling) (MIECAT, Melbourne)
  • Post Grad Diploma in Experiential & Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT)
  • Neurolinguistic Programming / Neuro Semantics (Petersen Events)
  • Diploma of Oriental Therapies (Shiatsu) (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Yoga Teaching (Oki Yoga Dojo, Japan)
  • Diploma of Teaching (QIT, Brisbane)
  • Cert IV in Workplace Assessment & Training (MADEC, Mackay)
 

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