Dance of Life – Yoga and Healing

Find us on the premises of St Marks Church, 250 George Street, Fitzroy. The Dance of Life is a long established yoga school and healing centre in the heart of Fitzroy, just north of Melbourne’s CBD. We are committed to spiritual, emotional and physical health, happiness and peace of mind. Our philosophy is simply to open the mind and heart to the Infinite in each and everyone. Yoga and dance classes for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced are held 7 days/week. We also offer mums and bubs classes and pregnancy/ prenatal yoga instruction. Click here for our timetable and more information about the teachers at Dance of Life. Practitioners from diverse backgrounds such as shiatsumassage, arts therapy, kinesiology, dance movement therapy, body mind centering come together under one roof to work holistically towards your health.

 

Regular Yoga Workshops

Contact Nina if you’re interested in attending, or if you have specific workshop topics you’d like see addressed.
You can find and join the Facebook group here.

Sat, June 3rd 1:15pm: One-Legged Balances

We’ll look into the obstacles to being comfortable on one foot – bandhas, alignment and heaps of opportunities to topple and crash!

Contact Nina for details, to register and pay – cost is $30. Registration is essential as places are limited. Please book in!

Time: 1:15pm
Location: Dance of Life, Fitzroy
All practitioners, all experiences welcome

Feel free to join the Facebook event.

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Contact Nina if you’re interested in attending, or if you have specific workshop topics you’d like see addressed.

You can find and join the Facebook group here.

 

Sat, July 1st 1:15pm: Lunge for the Psoas

One sided hip openers for strength, flexibility and balance.

Certainly not everybody’s favourite: lunges. Especially if you’re suffering from a tight or weak psoas. So here’s to having some fun with the pain and restriction that usually means we lose our yoga in our practice, start screwing up our faces and fall over.
We’ll be looking primarily at lunges, but also other one-sided, ‘front-back’, hip openers and how to strengthen and lengthen the psoas.

Contact Nina for details, to register and pay – cost is $30. Registration is essential as places are limited. Please book in!

Time: 1:15pm
Location: Dance of Life, Fitzroy
All practitioners, all experiences welcome

Feel free to join the Facebook event.

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June 9 & 16: Dr Rakesh Pandey

Doctor Rakesh Pandey, renown international Yogi from Varanasi India will be with us in June. He is speaking and demonstrating at Yogafest Sommers over Queens birthday weekend. He is also at Dance of Life Friday 9 and 16 June 7 – 8.30pm for talk and demonstration.

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Prenatal Yoga

The Bellyamas Prenatal Yoga courses run regularly, they are designed to support you during pregnancy, physically as well as emotionally. It is a weekly space to strengthen and nurturing your body and focus on your pregnancy. You will learn useful breathing techniques that women have employed for generations in assisting natural birth by staying centred, calm and strong. The body is going through vast inner and outer changes whilst growing a little human being and it is therefore important to nurture yourself with lots of love and tenderness.

Upcoming Course Dates: 6-Week Course 6th of May to 17th of June (no class 10th of June)

Saturdays from 9.30 to 10.45 am

Investment $107 (or $97 concession) bookings are essential

Teacher Fee Klauser

To make your booking please visit http://www.bellyamasyoga.com.au/prenatal/, choose your location and follow the book now buttons. 0414 343 566 or bellyamasyoga@gmail.com

 

Yoga Therapy with Bryan

When: By appointment only
Offered by: Bryan Rogers. Contact Bryan Rogers on +61 429 413 049 or bryan@innocentgenerous.com.au for an appointment
Where: Private sessions for people at the DOL studio and from his home in West Heidelberg.
Cost: $50 per session.

Most of our current health problems are caused by stress and wrong lifestyle or attitudinal habits. Yoga Therapy endeavours to get to the root of these issues by relaxation, breath work, simple structured exercises, herbs, diet, meditation, sound and lifestyle changes that you can implement for yourself with help from Bryan.
Yoga Therapy can help with physical problems associated with the back, shoulders, neck, hips and knees. It is also useful in depression and anxiety.

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Community Class every last Sunday of the Month 3-4.30pm with Annie

This class is designed for everyone. In order to make yoga accessible, this class is offered on a plastic note donation basis (suggested). In line with the philosophy of accessibility and inclusivity, all levels are welcome. Whether it is your very first time doing yoga or you have been practicing for 30 years. The class caters to all needs and levels, with lots of options so everyone feels comfortable to either move slowly (or not at all) or to push themselves and explore the more challenging aspects of yoga. Followed by chai and chat.

 

Queer and Trans inclusive Yoga Class with Anu

This is a weekly, by donation, all-inclusive class for the LGBTIQA+ community and their friends. Everyone is welcome to join this class, including absolute beginners. There may be options to go stronger if you have more experience and wish to do this. Classes include movement and breath, breathing exercises, concentration, mindfulness and guided relaxation and meditation. For further information and to find out class days and times, please visit www.facebook.com/qtiyoga. To keep up to date, like and follow the Facebook page and subscribe to events: www.facebook.com/qtiyoga/events. Please contact Anu at qtiyoga@gmail.com with any questions.

Mum’s and Bubs yoga!

We still have some spots left so contact Ingrid if you are keen to trial a class: ingridepjolley@hotmail.com  or 0433 891 775

Thursdays – 2-3pm (chai and snacks 3-4pm) $18 to trial a class at any time.

 

Double Dip at DOL

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are double dip days!

Come to…

…Wednesdays 5:15pm and the 7:30pm class is free

… Thursdays 6:30am  and the 5:30pm class is free

…Fridays  7:30am and the 10am class is free

 

Yogafest Retreat Somers – Queens Birthday Weekend June 9-12

Join us for a weekend full of yoga, masterclasses, workshops, philosophy discussions, meditation, fresh sea air, walks in nature, healthy vegetarian food, chanting and more, right on the stunning beach at Somers, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Yogafest Retreat Somers is one of Australia’s longest running events of its kind, held biannually right on the edge of the sea.

Each event brings together some of Melbourne’s most committed and experienced teachers (all present or past teachers at Dance of Life). Yogafest Retreat and is run purely by volunteers with all money raised going directly to the charitable humanitarian work of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma).

We cater for students and enthusiasts of all levels, whether you are new to yoga and meditation or are a seasoned practitioner. We would love you to join us next June! Secure your spot now. 

More info Yogafestretreat.com 

 

Kirtan

Kirtan dates as follows:

13 May

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Donations go, as usual, to Amma’s charities.