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 ❤

January 2021, Yoga resumes Tuesday 12/01/21

Happy New Year 2021 !! I hope you had a good, relaxing Christmas Break. The Yoga classes resume on Tuesday 12th of January 2021.

We start the new year slow with 5 Yoga classes per week. These classes are at the Scout Hall in Cameron Park and Raceview Scout Hall. Same as at the end of last year, all classes can be joined online via Zoom from the comfort of your home and own yoga space.

Cameron Park, Scout Hall, Easton Street, Booval

The Hall has been renovated, new paint and ceiling. Come check it out for yourself.

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm–7:30pm (90 minutes Hatha Yoga class) (no class on 26/1/21 Australia Day public holiday)

Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

  • Tuesdays, 9:00am – 10:30am (90 minutes Hatha Yoga class) (no class on 26/1/21 Australia Day public holiday)
  • Thursdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm  Seniors yoga class 
  • This class time will change on February 4th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm (90 minutes Hatha Yoga class)
  • This class will only be 3 more times, January 14th, 21st, 28th. As of February 2021 the Raceview Scout Hall is no longer available for the later time yoga class. At first we will most likely change it to a Zoom only class 7pm – 8pm, and later in February/March I look for another time/venue, or even a weekly meditation class instead.

Any Yoga class passes issued as far back as late 2019, are valid to use up in 2021.

I look forward to welcome you back to the Yoga classes at the Scout Halls and/or online.

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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Four more weeks of Yoga in 2020

My spot for morning Sun Salutation on our recent holiday, overlooking Shark Bay, Evans Head, NSW. November 2020

Let’s finish 2020 with some good Yoga practice.

Online and in-person Yoga classes from Monday 23rd November until 17th December 2020:

  • Monday 10am – 11am Zoom online only
  • Tuesday 9am – 10:30am, at the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights or join online
  • Tuesday 6pm – 7pm Zoom online only
  • Wednesday 9am -10am Seniors Yoga class, at the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights or join online
  • Wednesday 4pm -5pm Zoom online only
  • Thursday 6am -7am early bird session Zoom online only
  • Thursday 5pm – 6pm Seniors Yoga class, at the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights or join online
  • Thursday 6:30pm – 8pm , at the Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights or join online

Cost  

  • first trial class: free
  • drop-in class $15.00
  • 5-class pass $70.00
  • 10-class pass $120.00

Cost for Senior Classes 

  • first class: free
  • single class  $10.00
  • 10-class-pass  $80.00

Please contact me by email, phone or text, if you have any questions. Or would like to join any of the above Yoga classes, online or at the Scout Hall. Even if it’s your first try at Yoga ever, or the first time in a looooong time.

I look forward to seeing you all before the end of 2020. Maria Prema

Maria Steiner (Prema), February 2020, Photo Session in Cameron Park, Booval with Amanda Rossow.

Update in-person and online Yoga classes


Not long until our in-person Yoga classes return to the Scout Halls. The following dates, are when each individual class resumes:

Tuesday 14 July, 9:00am – 10:30am, Hatha Yoga Class at Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights.

Tuesday 4 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Hatha Yoga Class at Scout Hall in Cameron Park, Easton Street, Booval.

Wednesday 5 August 9:00am – 10:00am, Senior’s Yoga Class at Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights.

Thursday 6 August, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Senior’s Yoga Class at Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights.

Thursday 6 August, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Hatha Yoga Class at Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights.

You find the updated information also on the Class Info Page: https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/classes-cost/ Please let me know, if you have any questions. Looking forward to welcome you back on the Yoga mat soon. Maria Prema

Maria Steiner, February 2020.

Even once the in-person Yoga classes resume, you can join all of the above classes online via Zoom as well.

Plus for Zoom only, you can join the following Hatha Yoga classes online, time in Brisbane, Australia:

  • Monday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (early bird session)
my Altar with Banksia, June 2020

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

Yoga & Meditation Weekend, 16th – 18th August 2019.

Only a few more weeks until our Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Coolum Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, at the Luther Heights Youth Camp.

We still have spaces available in our small, focused group. If you feel inspired and called to immerse yourself into a weekend of traditional Hatha Yoga and Meditation, don’t hesitate to contact me for detailed information and to book.

email: hathayogaipswich@gmail.com

phone or text: 0423 477 725

Yoga & Meditation Weekend Retreat
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th of August 2019
at Luther Heights Youth Camp, in Coolum Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

  • Experience, learn & practice traditional Hatha – Yoga, Meditation, Rituals and Kirtan (Mantra chanting).
  • Simple, basic, clean accommodation and amenities.
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals, that might inspire to try new recipes at home.
  • Spectacular ocean views, observing the sunrise.
  • Walks along the beach, or buswalk at Mount Coolum. If we are lucky we spot some migrating whales in the distance.
  • Release – Relax – Recharge.
  • Letting go of the Winter blues, to be ready for Spring.

The topic of the weekend retreat is based on the five points of Yoga, as taught by Swami Vishnu-Devananda:

  • 1) Proper Exercise (Asana) Proper exercise should be pleasant to the practitioner while beneficial to the body, mind and spiritual life.
  • 2) Proper Breathing (Pranayama) Proper breathing should be deep, slow and rhythmical. This increases vitality and mental clarity.
  • 3)Proper Relaxation (Savasana) By relaxing deeply all the muscles the Yogi can thoroughly rejuvenate his/her nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace.
  • 4)Proper Diet (Vegetarian) A lacto-vegetarian diet. This is an integral part of the Yogic lifestyle.
  • 5) Positive Thinking and Meditation(Dhyana) Here is the most important point of all, we become what we think. A positive outlook on life can be developed by learning and practicing the teachings of the philosophy of Vedanta. The mind will be brought under perfect control by regular practice of meditation.

During the weekend we practice these five points of yoga.

The retreat is suitable for beginners to learn about the basics of yoga and for more advanced yoga students to deepen their practice.

The cost for the weekend is $420.-
Included in this price are the complete yoga program, accommodation (Please bring your own linen) and vegetarian meals. A non-refundable deposit of $120 .- is required to reserve your space. The final payment is due one week before the Retreat.

Detailed information are on the website: https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/retreat/

or contact me directly via email and phone call.

email: hathayogaipswich@gmail.com

phone or text: 0423 477 725

I also have a pdf file (6 pages) with detailed information and photos.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

Prema Maria
OM OM OM

PS: Following some more photos from last year’s Retreat, September 2018.

  • Hatha Yoga with Maria Steiner

6 – weeks – meditation – course

I’m teaching a meditation course starting Monday the 13th of May 2019, from 5pm – 6pm for 6 consecutive weeks.

The cost for the whole 6 sessions upfront is $80.-, if you prefer you can pay and attend each session individually $15.-

The course is based to learn step-by-step the Japa Meditation practice (repeating a Mantra as a focal point). But each week, has also it’s own, individual lesson. So in case you can’t commit to 6 weeks ahead of time, you are most welcome to join for a couple of lessons.

This meditation class is taken at our home in Silkstone, and you need to book and confirm please.

What to expect from this meditation course:

Besides and as preparation for the Meditation, we’ll do light stretches, breathing techniques, concentration exercises and learn about the purpose of meditation.

It has been a while, since I offered a course like this. If you are interested, make some time to attend all six weeks or a few lessons.

https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/classes-cost/meditation-course/

new brochure 2019

Since a couple weeks I have new brochures available. Pick up your copy, next time you are in class. Plenty of extra ones for your friends, family and anyone you think would be interested in Yoga classes & Meditation to share with.

Thank You !!

Yoga Retreat August 2019

So far this year, about once a week someone or two came back to a yoga class, who hasn’t been in class for a while/years. It’s interesting; often when people miss for a long period, they are almost embarrassed to come back to a yoga class. There is no need to be embarrassed to return to the yoga class after a long absence.  As I hear this excuse a lot, if you wan’t to come back to class come back, no questions asked.


The next excuse I hear from people not coming to a yoga class is: “I’m not flexible”.  Well that’s the purpose of yoga to become flexible and allow movement to your own ability. Improve and moving to your own level. 


The same counts for the Yoga Retreat, you can be a complete beginner to attend the 
Yoga & Meditation Weekend in August, Friday 16/8 – Sunday 18/8/2019.

  • We will return to the same venue as last year, Luther Heights Youth Camp in Coolum Beach. The accommodation is very simple, bunk beds, dorm style. But since we occupy only a third or quarter of the beds available, we can spread out nicely. There are separated niches to share with your friends & family. You need to bring your own linen. 
  • Toilets, showers are basic & clean.
  • The vegetarian meals are delicious, and a good variety.
  • Even good coffee (a luxury, not following traditional yoga ashram rules).
  • So rather than a luxury yoga Retreat, this is more a traditional Yoga & Meditation Camp, as they used to be, when Yoga first arrived in the West. Or more like a Yoga Ashram in India, where the focus is on the practice of yoga, rather than a luxury bed & spa. (which is very nice, but has it’s price). 
  • This allows me, to keep the price below $450
  • The cost the for whole weekend is $420 (including the yoga program, accommodation and meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • We are surrounded by beautiful, peaceful nature, trees and grounds. Views over the ocean and towards Mount Coolum.
  • Spectacular sunrise, to start the day with Sun Salutations and Meditation.
  • Short walk to the beach and Point Arkwright lookout. 
  • A good location and opportunity to immerse into the practice of Yoga. Dust of the winter blues, getting ready for Spring.
  • My friend Amrita Kamala will mostly likely join us again, to play the harmonium.
  • As a new activity this year, we might have a camp fire on Saturday evening. The Camp has the facility for this, but of course this will be weather permitting only. If no fire restrictions.
  • For the Retreat Weekend to go ahead, I need a minimum of 15 -18 bookings. 
  • Please let me know by 31 March 2019, if you are seriously interested to attend the Yoga & Meditation weekend.
  • As by then I can cancel the venue without any extra charges, and of course I would refund your deposit as well. Fingers crossed, that will not be the case. 

Please contact me for any questions and bookings. I can also send you a detailed pdf file by email , or you find all the important details by following this link:

https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/retreat/

Looking forward to hearing and seeing you,

Prema Maria

Sunrise Meditation, Retreat September 2018.