Chris also runs yoga based workshops and meditation courses in various locations in Melbourne and interstate.
I AM YOGA CLASSES:
Yoga classes are a tremendous way to release tension and fatigue, to improve your health and to enhance your enjoyment of life. Authentic yoga enhances awareness and allows old patterns of contraction and emotional reactivity to fall away.
We are all unique and so poses and other practices need to be customised to suit individual needs. The classes are based on the understanding that postures should be performed so that there is a balance between effort and rest, tension and relaxation, strength and flexibility. To achieve this balance for each person requires individual adaptation of the poses and here an experienced teacher is very helpful.
We emphasise linking the breath with movement in the poses. One reason for this is that attention to the breath calms the mind and helps to promote the relaxed alertness necessary for a complete experience of Yoga. Conscious breathing in the poses enhances the energetic and physical purification effects of the poses. Yogic breathing facilitates a profound beneficial shift in the functioning of our nervous and endocrine systems.
Classes last an hour and fifteen minutes.
I Am Yoga Classes offer:
Class Term Dates and Fees:
You can join after the start of term by individual arrangement and only pay for the remainder of the term.
First lesson can be on a trial basis. Fee for initial trial class if not signing up for the term: $20.
You can attend any of the three classes and switch between them as convenient.
Casual class attendance is not permitted except in exceptional circumstances. Once enrolled you can attend additional classes, ie, two or three per week on a regular or occasional basis for an extra $10 per class.
Sahaj Samadhi Meditation:
Chris teaches Sahaj Samadhi meditation (also known as the Art of Meditation course). Meditation is the art of non-doing. Sahaj Samadhi Meditation allows the conscious mind to settle deeply into itself. When the mind settles down, it lets go of tension and stress, and rests in the present moment. The body/mind is able to restore it's natural state of balance and harmony. Better health and a wonderful sense of wellbeing become apparent.
Our inner nature of peace and joy becomes accessible easily through this simple and effortless technique. You will receive an individual mantra which is used in a uniquely subtle way. It is quite distinct from techniques where a mantra is repeated continuously.
Sahaj Samadhi meditation courses consist of 3 sessions on a Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday during the day. Please go to the Website for details of the next course and to register.
Cost is $250 full fee, $150 concession and $50 repeaters. The course fee includes a 2.5 hour group follow up session shortly after the course and unlimited phone, email or personal mentoring as required. Once you've learnt, you can repeat the course for $50.
The Art of Living Happiness Program:
This unique workshop features the powerful Sudarshan Kriya breathing practice. Sudarshan Kriya harmonises the rhythms of body and mind with the rhythm of Being. Negative emotional patterns are dissolved, the whole body/mind complex is energised and relaxed and an incredible sense of wellbeing unfolds.
Published research suggests the practice is a powerful therapy for stress, depression, anxiety and low energy states. It has been found to boost immunity, lower blood cortisol (the "stress hormone") levels, improve anti-oxidant status and improve brain functioning.
For anyone wanting to experience the essence of yoga this is a great place to start. The course also includes light yoga postures, meditation, and practical wisdom which is a great aid to expanding mental and emotional freedom and clarity.
Please send an email to register your interest in the next course taught by Chris. The course is also taught by other teachers in other areas of Melbourne - see Website.
Cost is $350 general and $250 concession (Health Care Card holders). Free weekly follow up programs are available on Saturday afternoons at Oakleigh and other locations.
For more information see Website
Sri Sri Yoga Course:
Go to www.artofliving.org.au/melbourne for more details
Sri Sri Yoga is a discipline that is both gentle and powerful at the same time. It combines and integrates key aspects of yogic practices for uniting body, breath and mind in awareness. In Sri Sri Yoga, the wisdom and techniques of yoga are brought to you in a very joyful and thorough manner.
A combination of gentle and vigorous series of asanas is taught for the well-being of the body and mind; and an equal emphasis is placed on techniques for further nurturing the mind and spirit.
This brings you back to your natural Self thereby nurturing all your inherent positive qualities. The Sri Sri Yoga course provide you with the essential tools for a healthier, happier, and harmonious life. The course consists of five classes on weeknights and weekend mornings, each lasting two to two and half hours. The course is a tremendous experience and many participants report profound positive shifts in their awareness, attitude to life, energy levels, health and general wellbeing. The course fee is $150 or $100 concession (ft students and pensioners).