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.

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

Christmas Break 2020

The Christmas Break for the Yoga Classes will be three weeks, from Monday 21th of December 2020 until Monday 11th of January 2021.

Even over the Holiday Season take some time out for yourself to go into stillness, take some deep breaths, calm down, meditate. Spend quiet moments in nature to ground yourself and recharge.

All the Yoga classes resume on Tuesday 12th of January 2021, as follows:

Cameron Park, Scout Hall, Easton Street, Booval

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm–7:30pm (90 minutes Hatha Yoga class)

Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

  • Tuesdays, 9:00am – 10:30am (90 minutes Hatha Yoga class)
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm (90 minutes Hatha Yoga class

These days and times are our classes for January 2021 (except Tuesday 26/1/21 Australia Day – public holiday).

If you can’t make it to the Scout Halls, you can join any of these classes online via Zoom. One thing we take with us from 2020 into 2021… is Zoom Yoga.

As of February there will be a change to the Thursday classes. I will give you the details, closer to the date.

Plus I will most likely offer a few additional Yoga days & times. Extra Zoom classes, and possibly a weekly meditation class. However we’ll start the New Year slow and steady.

Poinciana tree at Raceview Scout Hall, December 2020.

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Compliments for online Yoga classes

Over the last three months we had many, daily and weekly online Yoga classes via Zoom. I know joining online is not possible for everyone.

In case you need some motivation and encouragement do give the online Yoga classes a try during this Queensland Winter, then please read some heartfelt feedback I received lately:

Gerbera in our Garden, June 2020.

Hi Maria,

I just wanted to thank you for continuing with yoga during the Covid 19 lockdown. Before the lockdown I would not have considered online but now I am a convert. It is so convenient. There is no travelling involved, I log on to the computer and become part of the online class. Following you through the class is easy as your instructions are clear and seeing you is like you are in my lounge room.

So thank you again,

Tina

Hi Maria

Just a short note to thank you for the on-line yoga classes during this time of isolation. Something to look forward to and keep me in practice.

Really appreciate the classes on these cold mornings when it would be easy to ‘give it a miss’. Miss the company but on-line has a lot going for it.

June

Maria is a wonderful & warm-hearted yoga teacher. Her yoga class has a good structure with pranayama breathing, exercise for each level and at the end of the class a peaceful, relaxing shavasa. She has follower all over the world, I join her online from switzerland. During the Covid19 Lockdown, her yoga class online was really precious and helpful to me. If you‘re looking for a healthy and good doing yoga class, you‘re in right hands there with Maria. OM 🙏🏻🕉🧘🏻‍♀️ Léticia

Next door neighbour’s beautiful roses, July 2020.

Early Bird 6am Yoga class

Starting on Thursday morning 6th of February 2020 we’ll have a new yoga class at 6am – 7am.

At the Scout Hall in Cameron Park, Easton Street, Booval.

This class will run through the months of February and March. Then we’ll decide, if and how long it will continue, as the days get shorter. Maybe into April and May, before Winter.

In any case, if you are interested in this early morning yoga class, please join as much as possible. The interest has been good, for an early morning yoga class. Now you just need to show up and roll out your mat.

The cost for the class is $15, or a tick on your class pass.

60 minutes hatha yoga class. We will practice the Sun Salutation, basic yoga postures & stretches, and a short final relaxation. To get you ready for a joyful, motivated start into the new day.

See you soon early birds. Thank you!!

Kookaburra on our back veranda in June 2017.

Yoga classes for the remainder of 2019

Besides being a busy time of the year with Christmas and end of 2019 approaching fast, we are all affected by the current bush fires in our wider area and all over Australia. The smoke haze, bad & dry air, the lack of rain puts extra stress on all of us and our bodies.

So it’s even more important to practice some yoga, meditation, conscious relaxation and deep breathing. Even a class or two over the next few weeks is helpful.

Below is the current timetable until Friday 20th of December 2019.

Cameron Park, Scout Hall, Easton Street, Booval:

Tuesday, 6:00pm–7:30pm (last class 17/11/19)

Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights:

Tuesday, 9am – 10:30am (last class 17/11/19)

Thursday, 6:30pm – 8pm (last class 19/12/19)

Senior Yoga classes at the Raceview Scout Hall, Eastern Heights:

Wednesday, 9am – 10am (last class 18/12/19)

Thursday, 5pm – 6pm (last class 19/12/19)

See Website for details: https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/classes-cost/

Friday Hatha Yoga Classes and Satsang Meditation, at our home in Silkstone:

Friday 22nd of November and Friday 20th of December 2019

See Website for details: https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/satsang/

Frangipiani thriving in drought conditions.
Despite the drought and lack of rain, our Frangipiani is thriving. November 2019