» 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 
New York, New York

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope this year is an exciting and fulfilling one for you. Whatever it is you intend to do this year, I hope you are able to carve out some time for your Yoga practice. Yoga helps us with strength and flexibility; and that’s not just reserved for physical benefits. These traits also benefit our mental health, encouraging us to be adaptable to change and the challenges that come with new beginnings. On the topic of new challenges, I’m sitting in Sydney International Airport almost ready to board my flight to New York City. I’m heading back to Laughing Lotus Yoga School to dive deeper into my Yoga with the 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training program. Eight glorious weeks learning from the outstanding teaching faculty of Laughing Lotus who inspired me to become a teacher in the beginning. I’m so excited to see friends, to walk the familiar streets, drink my body weight in GT’s Kombucha tea (fermented mushroom goodness) and to be a student again. I’ll be back in April, and will email a shout out to where my classes will be. Until then, i’ll be posting updates, so check back here every now and then for NYC filled Yogic adventures. 

Keep practicing your Yoga.

Love Lara. 



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