Christmas – New Year Holiday 2021/2022


This year’s Christmas / New Year’s break will be four weeks, from Monday 20th December 2021 until Sunday 16th January 2022.


The last Yoga classes in 2021 are on Thursday 16/12/2021.

All Yoga classes resume on Monday 17th January 2022.

I wish You a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year !!

Merry Christmas 2021

Affirmations – Advent Calendar

On the 1st of December I started with a 21 days meditation/manifestation challenge, initiated by a meditation group in Germany. Two weeks ago I suggested in a couple yoga classes (so not all of you in the classes know about this). Repeat a different positive affirmation or mantra every day as an Advent Calendar starting on the 1st of December until Christmas. If you were busy or didn’t know about it from me….. do it now or as a family game at Christmas or New Year’s Eve: everyone states a positive affirmation. You can come up with your own or there are many in the books by Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, etc. for example.

If you like New Year’s resolutions start at the 1st of January.

You can start for yourself anytime…. and know that many around the world are doing the same. The gist is, when you practice or do something for a minimum of 21 days every day (if you miss one you start again at day one) it becomes a habit.

Here are some examples I created for you as a motivation and inspiration. When you repeat an affirmation often it becomes a Mantra.

New Time for Thursday Senior’s Yoga class

Standing Spinal Twist. Maria 2007.

As of Thursday 2nd December 2021, the Seniors Yoga class held on a Thursday afternoon, will change to a morning time 10am – 11am.

Two weekly Senior’s Yoga classes at the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights. :

  • Wednesday 9am – 10am
  • Thursday 10am – 11am
View for Sun Salutations during recent holiday. Hervey Bay November 2021.

two weeks pre-Summer Holiday

I will be on holidays from Sunday 14th November until Sunday 28th November 2021.

I will be on a pre-Summer Holiday for the last two weeks of November 2021

The Yoga classes will resume on Monday 29/11/21 (online) and Tuesday 30/11/21 at the Scout Halls. We will have three weeks of Yoga classes before the Christmas break, with the last classes being on Thursday 17/12/21.

New price for 10 class yoga pass

Spring is here September 2021
As of Monday 4th October 2021 I will do a slight price increase for the 10 class yoga passes.

  • 10 x hatha yoga class $130.00
  • 10 x Senior’s class $90.00

The other prices remain the same:

Cost Hatha yoga classes 

  • first trial class: free
  • drop-in class $15.00
  • 5-class pass (valid for 2 months) $70.00
  • 10-class pass (valid for 4 months) $130.00

Cost for Senior Classes 

  • first class: free
  • single class  $10.00
  • 10-class-pass  $90.00

July 2021 Yoga Classes Info

Even though the recent snap Lockdown has been lifted for Ipswich, Brisbane and the surrounding areas. Some restrictions are still in place. Therefore I decided to offer the Yoga classes online only for the coming two weeks.

in-person Yoga classes at the Scout Halls will resume on Tuesday 20th of July 2021.

I know Zoom or online classes is not for everyone, nonetheless it has proofed to be very good for those who like to practice in the comfort of their own home and still join a group class. If you would like to join online, these are the days and times:

  • Monday 10am Hatha Yoga class
  • Tuesday 9am  Hatha Yoga class, 
  • Tuesday 6pm  Hatha Yoga class,  
  • Wednesday 9am  Seniors Yoga class,  
  • Wednesday 5pm  Hatha Yoga class,  
  • Thursday 4:30pm Seniors Yoga class,  
  • Thursday 7pm  Hatha Yoga class

Please send me a message, if you would like to join and receive the details to access any of the above classes via Zoom.

Be well and stay sane.

See you later in July healthy and well.

Christmas Star, Winter Bloom, July 2021

8 weeks Meditation Course

A next 8 – weeks – meditation – course is starting soon. Monday 10th of May 2021, 5pm – 6pm, for eight consecutive weeks. The Topic of the course is on the Chakras.

The 7 main Chakra

Chakra means ‘wheel’. Chakras are energy vortices, or intersections where two or more nadis (sanskrit word) meet. Everyplace the 72,000 nadis of the astral body intersect, there is a chakra. There are an uncounted number of chakras in the body.

The chakras are the mechanisms by which the prana (lifeforce) is able to permeate the physical body from the astral body, and basically then, it is the prana that keeps the physical body alive.

Within the astral body are 7 main chakras associated with kundalini awakening. They are located within the astral body in locations that correspond with the spine in the physical body, and at the junctions where the ida and pingala, and various other nadis, meet.

These main chakras are called:

  1. Muladhara – located near the base of the spine in the perineal space for men, at the back and top of the cervix for women; sacral plexus
  2. Swadhishthana – located at the level of the uro-genital systems; prostatic plexus
  3. Manipura – located at the area of the navel; solar plexus
  4. Anahata – located at the level of the heart; cardiac plexus
  5. Vishuddha – located in the throat region near the thyroid and adam’s apple; laryngeal plexus
  6. Ajna – located in the space between the eyebrows; cavernous plexus
  7. Sahasrara – located at the top of the head; pineal gland

In the first week of the course, we cover the basics and overall meaning of the Chakra. Then every week we cover, talk and meditate on one Chakra from 1 to 7. So if, you miss a week, each week is it’s own lesson.

Cost & Registration:

The upfront payment for the whole 8 weeks is $110.-, or you can pay each week $15.-.

If you have yoga class pass, you can use it of the meditation course as well.

The course is taking place at our home in Silkstone, and is limited to six participants. You need to book for the whole course, or for each week, if space is available.

Please send me an email: hathayogaipswich@gmail.com or phone/text 0423 477 725. Thank You !! Looking forward to diving into this important topic of the Yoga theory and help you with a meditation practice. It will improve my own as well. 🙂 Namaste, Maria Prema ❤

This week March 29 – April 1st, only online Yoga via Zoom

Due to the current lockdown and restrictions in the greater Brisbane Area. All our Yoga classes this week March 29 – April 1, 2021 are only online via Zoom. (NO in-person Yoga classes at the Scout Halls)

These are the days & times for the online Yoga classes via Zoom, all the online classes are for 1 hour:

  • Tuesday 30/3  9am Hatha Yoga class
  • Tuesday 30/3  6pm Hatha Yoga class
  • Wednesday 31/3  9am Senior’s Yoga class
  • Wednesday 31/3  5pm Hatha Yoga class
  • Thursday 1/4  6am Hatha Yoga class (this will be the last early bird online class for a while, approaching the cooler Season and darker mornings)

I said last week we’ll have No Yoga classes on Thursday 1/4 afternoon/evening before Good Friday and the Easter weekend. But since many Easter weekend plans might change, plus there is the possibility that the lockdown will be extended. If you let me know by 4pm on Thursday 1st of April . I’ll be online to teach:

  • Thursday 1/4   5pm Seniors Yoga Class
  • Thursday 1/4  7pm Hatha Yoga Class

Please feel free to join on Zoom for the first time ever. Let me know if you are interested, and I email you the log in details, it’s fairly easy.


Hopefully we can resume the Yoga classes at the Scout Halls, per our weekly schedule, as of Tuesday 6th April 2021.


Stay safe, healthy and be well.

Maria

New Yoga Class starting Wednesday 10th March 2021

New Hatha Yoga Class starting on Wednesday 10th of March 2021.

5pm – 6:30pm

at the Silkstone Scout Hall, 14 Cambridge Street, Silkstone 4304.

 Cost  

  • first trial class: free
  • drop-in class $15.00
  • 5-class pass (valid for 2 months) $70.00
  • 10-class pass (valid for 4 months) $120.00
Silkstone Scout Hall, 14 Cambridge Street, Silkstone 4304.