Spring Soul Revival 
Yoga Retreat September 5 - 7, 2014
Come join Lara from Sukha Yoga for a weekend immersion of Yoga and Meditation as we align with the season of Spring and revitalise our body and soul for the approaching warmer months of the year. Spring calls for detoxification, shedding the heaviness of Winter and creating new rituals and inspiration to reinvigorate us for the final months of 2014. Throughout the course of this weekend away Lara will guide you through deepening your Yoga practice amongst the backdrop of peaceful Margaret River. We will immerse ourselves with pranayama, meditation, mantra and asana which will aim to shift you into a lighter state of being. Deeply nourishing and wholesome meals will be provided to assist our body’s innate natural ability to cleanse and detoxify. 
Weekend outline
Friday 5  
4:00pm - Arrival time from 4:00pm onwards. Settle in, enjoy a wonder of the property or curl up with a book and tea.
6:00pm - Evening practice of Yoga and Meditation which will welcome you to your practice and intentions for the weekend.
7:45pm - Dinner is served 
Saturday 6
7:30am - Morning meditation and practice to align your body with the rhythm of the day. 
9:00am - Breakfast is served 
11:00am - Discussion and Asana. Here we will set up to create confidence when turning our world upside down on the mat and move towards discovering our true and balanced centre. We will draw from Yoga Philosophy, stories, mudra and meditation to immerse ourselves in the lila, the divine playfulness that our practice can be. 
1:30pm - Lunch is served. After lunch there will be free time to explore the property, or head to the beach for a refreshing quick dip, visit town or simply enjoy the afternoon doing not much at all with a book, a couch and a blanket : )
5:00pm - Evening practice. Discussion and gentle asana. The lesson will be geared towards restorative and meditative movement 
7:00pm - Dinner is served
Sunday 7
7:30am - Morning meditation and practice to seal the practice of the weekend. 
9:00am - Breakfast is served.
You are free to slowly make your way home after our morning meal. 
The Practice 
The Yoga will be lead by Lara Dwyer. Lara will lead you through inspired, creative and innovative Vinyasa Yoga sequencing which will lead your deeper into your practice and love for Yoga. This is a weekend to immerse yourself in the teachings of Yoga as you will be challenged and supported in growing your practice. Lara holds qualifications of +500 hour RYT in Vinyasa Yoga from Laughing Lotus, NYC and will have just returned from an intensive inversion training course at LLNYC and will be looking forward to sharing the knowledge and teachings with you. Lara has trained with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga, who is widely accountable for making Restorative Yoga so accessible to practice worldwide.
Location and Accommodation

The retreat will be held at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River. This peaceful rural property is situated on 7 acres of natural bush land. Along with extensive gardens to appreciate there is a Yoga studio, which overlooks magnificent views of the tranquil surrounds. Accommodation is very comfortable, the main cottage sleeps nine arranged in twin cubicles for privacy and four beds (bunk bed setting) within the house. 

Meals
Our meals will be vegetarian, largely organic and locally sourced by the fantastic Eddie and Val from Guilt Free Foodie. Sprouted granola, rainbow coloured breakfasts and delicious curries are amongst the delicious and highly nutritious offerings to fuel and restore you. Additionally we will provide snacks and smoothies for extra sustenance between meals. Please inform us of any allergies or intolerances so we can accommodate your needs.
Pricing

To attend the full retreat inclusive of all meals, two nights accommodation and Yoga is $495 per person. A deposit of $100 is required on booking with the balance of $395 due by August 22, 2014. Places are limited so please contact Lara at lara@sukhayogaaustralia.com.au to book your place.

Spring Soul Revival 

Yoga Retreat September 5 - 7, 2014

Come join Lara from Sukha Yoga for a weekend immersion of Yoga and Meditation as we align with the season of Spring and revitalise our body and soul for the approaching warmer months of the year. Spring calls for detoxification, shedding the heaviness of Winter and creating new rituals and inspiration to reinvigorate us for the final months of 2014. Throughout the course of this weekend away Lara will guide you through deepening your Yoga practice amongst the backdrop of peaceful Margaret River. We will immerse ourselves with pranayama, meditation, mantra and asana which will aim to shift you into a lighter state of being. Deeply nourishing and wholesome meals will be provided to assist our body’s innate natural ability to cleanse and detoxify. 

Weekend outline

Friday 5  

4:00pm - Arrival time from 4:00pm onwards. Settle in, enjoy a wonder of the property or curl up with a book and tea.

6:00pm - Evening practice of Yoga and Meditation which will welcome you to your practice and intentions for the weekend.

7:45pm - Dinner is served 

Saturday 6

7:30am - Morning meditation and practice to align your body with the rhythm of the day. 

9:00am - Breakfast is served 

11:00am - Discussion and Asana. Here we will set up to create confidence when turning our world upside down on the mat and move towards discovering our true and balanced centre. We will draw from Yoga Philosophy, stories, mudra and meditation to immerse ourselves in the lila, the divine playfulness that our practice can be. 

1:30pm - Lunch is served. After lunch there will be free time to explore the property, or head to the beach for a refreshing quick dip, visit town or simply enjoy the afternoon doing not much at all with a book, a couch and a blanket : )

5:00pm - Evening practice. Discussion and gentle asana. The lesson will be geared towards restorative and meditative movement 

7:00pm - Dinner is served

Sunday 7

7:30am - Morning meditation and practice to seal the practice of the weekend. 

9:00am - Breakfast is served.

You are free to slowly make your way home after our morning meal. 

The Practice 

The Yoga will be lead by Lara Dwyer. Lara will lead you through inspired, creative and innovative Vinyasa Yoga sequencing which will lead your deeper into your practice and love for Yoga. This is a weekend to immerse yourself in the teachings of Yoga as you will be challenged and supported in growing your practice. Lara holds qualifications of +500 hour RYT in Vinyasa Yoga from Laughing Lotus, NYC and will have just returned from an intensive inversion training course at LLNYC and will be looking forward to sharing the knowledge and teachings with you. Lara has trained with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga, who is widely accountable for making Restorative Yoga so accessible to practice worldwide.

Location and Accommodation


The retreat will be held at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River. This peaceful rural property is situated on 7 acres of natural bush land. Along with extensive gardens to appreciate there is a Yoga studio, which overlooks magnificent views of the tranquil surrounds. Accommodation is very comfortable, the main cottage sleeps nine arranged in twin cubicles for privacy and four beds (bunk bed setting) within the house. 

Meals
Our meals will be vegetarian, largely organic and locally sourced by the fantastic Eddie and Val from Guilt Free Foodie. Sprouted granola, rainbow coloured breakfasts and delicious curries are amongst the delicious and highly nutritious offerings to fuel and restore you. Additionally we will provide snacks and smoothies for extra sustenance between meals. Please inform us of any allergies or intolerances so we can accommodate your needs.

Pricing

To attend the full retreat inclusive of all meals, two nights accommodation and Yoga is $495 per person. A deposit of $100 is required on booking with the balance of $395 due by August 22, 2014. Places are limited so please contact Lara at lara@sukhayogaaustralia.com.au to book your place.

» Lotus Flow with Lara Dwyer

Well hi there! 

I have been featured on local blog Burn and Learn. Melinda and Naomi do a great job providing information on what is moving and shaking in the health and wellness realm in Western Australia. 

Click on the link and happy reading!

Lara

Prop up your shiny thing and play

Hello Yogi’s

I have recently started filming some 30 minute online Yoga videos for a company called efit30. So far I have three available online which are free to use so you can squeeze 30 minutes of practice in with me, whenever you like. Just prop your shiny device up against a wall or block, roll out your mat and away you go. Simple. Here is the link to the latest one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_rxY9xqec&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL16B9CA85AEAD9AFB

Have fun! 

Lara x 

Sunday 11 August Candlelight Slow Jam

Namaste Family!

Come and wind down your weekend and set up your week right with Slow Jam Candlelight Yoga on a Sunday night. Smooth tunes, steady moves and all the offerings from our community gathering will go towards strengthening another local community.

Candlelight Slow Jam 

Sunday 11 August

St Mary’s Church Hall

9 Ridge Street South Perth

6:00pm to 7:15pm

$15 per Yogi with all of the event takings donated to local charity Esther Foundation. The Esther Foundation provides intensive support, education and empowers Young Women who have been subjected to abuse or life controlling struggles. Many of the residential premises for girls in need are based around South Perth. For more information on this inspiring charity see http://www.estherfoundation.org.au/

 

Thank you for showing up during these recent darker and rainy nights. Practicing together allows us to shine a little brighter! Looking forward to seeing you on the mat soon! 

 

Love Lara x

Raghunath coming to Perth


One of my teachers from New York City is coming to Perth. Raghunath Cappo teaches a very dynamic uplifting practice where he threads inversions, hindu mythology storytelling and bhakti (via singing chants and harmonium playing) throughout the class. He has studied and practiced Yoga for 23 years and has previously spent 6 years studying at an ashram as a monk in India. Prior to his Yoga experience he was in a hardcore punk group. The band is reuniting and touring Australia and while he is in Perth we thought it would be a nice opportunity to share his teachings with you all. Raghunath teaches classes and workshops in New York City, Los Angeles and regularly leads pilgrimages to India. Raghunath is a captivating story teller and he has a gift for sharing the teachings of Yoga, making them accessible and understandable for modern day living. The workshop will be held at 
 
St Mary’s Church Hall
9 Ridge Street South Perth
Tuesday 9 July 2013
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$35 per person if paid before July 5 - the cost will be $40 following this. Money can be deposited into my bank account. Details are
Lara Dwyer - Westpac Account
BSB 736-081
Acc No 556 - 386
Please use your surname as a reference for the transaction and I will issue you a receipt if you email me at lara@sukhayogaaustralia.com.auand inform me of your payment. 
 
I know this is late notice and the timing of it being on a Tuesday is a little obscure however, the opportunity to practice with him is a privilege and I hope you are able to create a little space in your day and come join us. More information of him can be found here. 
 
 
I look forward to hopefully seeing you there!
 
CELEBRATE SPRING WITH YOGA IN THE ORCHARD
Every Tuesday for the month of September 12:30 to 1:00pm in the Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre
BYO mat or towel
Gold coin donation is appreciated to raise funds for charity Yoga Gives Back www.yogagivesback.org
Everybody welcome
Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Class 
CELEBRATE SPRING WITH YOGA IN THE ORCHARD
Every Tuesday for the month of September 12:30 to 1:00pm in the Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre
BYO mat or towel
Gold coin donation is appreciated to raise funds for charity Yoga Gives Back www.yogagivesback.org
Everybody welcome
Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Class 
START YOUR WEEKEND RIGHT WITH YOGA ON FRIDAY NIGHT
21 September 2012
South Perth Baptist Church Hall (taking you back to the Blue Light Disco days, except the 30cm rule will be between mats, not the snowball*)
2 Lawler Street South Perth
7:00pm to 8:30pm
$20 per ticket with $5 of your ticket sale going towards the charity Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help alleviate poverty in India.
There will be music to shake your asana to and raw snacks will be provided after class.
Space is limited so nab your ticket to reserve your mat space!

Payment can be made in cash or via direct deposit 
Lara Dwyer - Westpac Account
BSB 736 081
Acc No 556 386


*snowball was the slow dance segment, remember?
START YOUR WEEKEND RIGHT WITH YOGA ON FRIDAY NIGHT
21 September 2012
South Perth Baptist Church Hall (taking you back to the Blue Light Disco days, except the 30cm rule will be between mats, not the snowball*)
2 Lawler Street South Perth
7:00pm to 8:30pm
$20 per ticket with $5 of your ticket sale going towards the charity Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help alleviate poverty in India.
There will be music to shake your asana to and raw snacks will be provided after class.
Space is limited so nab your ticket to reserve your mat space!

Payment can be made in cash or via direct deposit 
Lara Dwyer - Westpac Account
BSB 736 081
Acc No 556 386


*snowball was the slow dance segment, remember?
Shake up your Asana

Namaste Family!

It has been a great 6 weeks since coming home from training and sharing the blessings from Laughing Lotus Yoga with you. Seeing all of your faces in class has been a real treat as we work up some heat in the hour to help melt away the winter chill. I am so inspired to teach right now, so I thought I would add a couple more classes to the schedule. Check out the timetable page for more details.

Look forward to seeing you on the mat a little more often!

Warm wishes,

Lara.






I’m Back in Town!

Namaste Family,

I’m back from New York City and am now a certified and registered 500 hour Yoga teacher!

I am so excited to share with all of you what I have learnt over the past two months from the divine Laughing Lotus NYC. The director of the school, Dana Flynn and her fabulous selection of teachers continued to inspire and challenge us to find our own unique teaching voice. I’m itching to get these teachings out there so come join me in class next week! Have a look at my timetable page for regular class times recommencing and also some complimentary classes I’ll be offering in store at lululemon, Perth City. 

I would like to offer pranams and gratitude to my teachers Dana Flynn, Sheri Celentano, Mary Dana Abott and Alison Cramer for generously sharing their wisdom and experience to our special bunch of 20 Yogi’s and Yogini’s. 

I look forward to seeing you on your mat soon.

Lara 

Namaste Family,A month in NYC goes by very quickly.I have been hanging out with some seriously awesome Yogi’s. Laughing Lotus Yoga Centre is a temple, situated three levels above 6th avenue, where creativity and individuality is embraced. Here in class you can detach from the chaos of the streets below however, the deafening noises of the fire trucks and short tempered taxi drivers remind us that we can never control what happens around us, only our reaction to it. I’ve spent hours looking at the world upside down (literally), chanted Sanskrit, sung Kirtan while attempting playing the Harmonium, cooked and pounded Ayurvedic spices and have been exposed to volumes of new music and inspirational literature. My teachers continue to generously offer their knowledge and experience to help stoke the fire within us, so then we can go on and share the ‘Art of Lotus Flow’ with our Yoga communities.New York Yoga teachers can be very creative with the way they share their Yoga. One example is ‘Breaktie Yoga’, which is an amalgamation of break dancing and Yoga. With my zealous attitude of trying anything new I gave it a go. We busted out some arm balances while we had some “phat beats” of Dre Dre and friends playing in the background. These opportunities really are humbling; how we can enter a new situation thinking we have a good understanding on what is being taught, and how quickly we can become a beginner again. The situation served as a reminder to approach each situation with the mind of a beginner,  then you can really absorb what is being offered.
All my love,

Lara 

Namaste Family,

A month in NYC goes by very quickly.

I have been hanging out with some seriously awesome Yogi’s. Laughing Lotus Yoga Centre is a temple, situated three levels above 6th avenue, where creativity and individuality is embraced. Here in class you can detach from the chaos of the streets below however, the deafening noises of the fire trucks and short tempered taxi drivers remind us that we can never control what happens around us, only our reaction to it. I’ve spent hours looking at the world upside down (literally), chanted Sanskrit, sung Kirtan while attempting playing the Harmonium, cooked and pounded Ayurvedic spices and have been exposed to volumes of new music and inspirational literature. My teachers continue to generously offer their knowledge and experience to help stoke the fire within us, so then we can go on and share the ‘Art of Lotus Flow’ with our Yoga communities.

New York Yoga teachers can be very creative with the way they share their Yoga. One example is ‘Breaktie Yoga’, which is an amalgamation of break dancing and Yoga. With my zealous attitude of trying anything new I gave it a go. We busted out some arm balances while we had some “phat beats” of Dre Dre and friends playing in the background. These opportunities really are humbling; how we can enter a new situation thinking we have a good understanding on what is being taught, and how quickly we can become a beginner again. The situation served as a reminder to approach each situation with the mind of a beginner,  then you can really absorb what is being offered.

All my love,
Lara 


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