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Yoga Garage December Newsletter Issue 17

December 2010

Welcome to this months newsletter,

Class Schedule Tues: 9.30am 6.30pm Wed: 4.00pm Yoga Kids Thurs: 6.00am Friday: 10.30pm Sat: 10.30am—12.00pm

I have just returned from the first Yoga Garage Retreat. 11 guests plus Lea and myself spent the weekend at Authenticity Spa Resort in Port Elliot. We had a wonderful time—immersed in yoga, laughter & relaxation. Sharing delicious vegetarian food and trying out the many herbal teas on offer. Not to forget the lushness of sitting in the hot spa whilst the rain fell on us—divine…… It was such a success that there will be a second retreat offered 25th—27th February next year Thanks to all that supported the 2010 Yoga Aid Challenge. We raised $217.00 which went towards the collective $1,014,702.00 raised for charity by yogis across the globe. A big thank you to Antonetta for teaching Saturday classes in my absence during the retreat and Donna Farhi Workshop.

Cost Casual class: $15 / $10 5 class pass: $60 10 class pass: $120

Christmas Timetable We will have a break from yoga classes over Christmas / New Year. This will give hall management a chance to resurface the floor (all nice for us when we return) The last yoga class for this year will be Thursday 23rd December Classes will resume on Tuesday 4th January 2011. Wishing you peace with loving kindness, Karen

Contact Karen Gunter

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year

0403 198964

Inside this issue: Latest news





Merry Christmas Yoga Life


As 2010 comes to a close, reflecting on the year that has been, I would like to extend gratitude to all of the “Yoga Garage Community” for your support.

yoga, not just for my own practice, but so that I can share it and meet the very different needs we all have.

I continue to learn more from you all than I am able to give. I find myself continually inspired to learn more about this practice of

Tammy the Christmas Dog

May you share love and laughter, peace and joy with those around you. Wishing you health and happiness over the holiday period and throughout 2011


Yoga shop Moving from the core




Forgotten Cookies

There is a new dedicated yoga store here in Adelaide (hooray)

beautiful mat bags and some lovely mala beads too.

Saturdays 10—3pm Sundays 12—5pm

Simi and Youngblood Roche of Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala have opened a shop which stocks Lululemon yoga clothing for men and women, jade yoga mats,

The shop is open weekends only

Suite 6, 1 Payneham Rd College Park

Opposite the Maid and Magpie Hotel—next to the fossil shop Parking on Baliol St

Ph (08) 7127 5481 Mobile 0413 114 904

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Yoga Garage December Newsletter

Moving From The Core

Last weekend I was fortunate to attend a workshop with international yoga teacher Donna Farhi. We explored our “inner fish” by initiating movements from our fluid body, embraced core to distal connectivity and discussed the importance of a “trellis of support” for our skeletal structure as well as our organs. Self supported sitting has nearly been eliminated in western society, when we are driving our cars we lean against support, on our lounge chairs, dining chairs and office chairs we often do the same. This can result in a lack of tone in the torso often leading to back, shoulder and neck pain and poor breathing habits as well as a lack of tone in the organs. Yoga practice will help us build muscular support as well as flexibility so that we can lay and sit and walk with ease. The most important thing I have taken from the workshop is this simple question…………. ”Does my yoga practice give me energy”? Our yoga practice should increase our energy not deplete it. Approach your practice with curiosity—inquire, do you feel energized and nourished after practice or depleted and exhausted? Sometimes we try too hard—maybe trying easier might be the key to a more energizing practice. Our work is to let go of the ego and practice without ambition or force, embracing a balance of work and ease, hard and soft.

Today see if you can

Don’t leave being behind - Don’t let doing take over

stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only

Recipe: Forgotten Cookies

those to whom you can give it easily, but also to those who need it so much

Mmmmm…. Okay this may not be the healthiest recipe, but I have included it this month as these tasty little morsels of yumminess are the perfect thing to have in the pantry for guests. They also make fabulous Christmas gifts wrapped in cellophane or even in a nice little bowl. I have been known to have a bit of a sweet tooth—as those who spent the weekend with me at the Port Elliot Retreat found out…………..

Ingredients: 2 egg whites, room temperature 120g castor sugar 120g walnuts, roughly chopped (hazelnuts are good too—toast nuts lightly first for extra flavor) 150g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract Method:

So not just for guests, come to think of it.

Thoroughly heat oven 180C must be completely up to temperature, not just warming


Line 2 trays with foil Whisk egg whites with a

pinch of salt until stiff and dry Gradually add sugar a little at a time to make a thick, glossy meringue Gently stir through choc, vanilla and nuts Spoon teaspoonfuls of mixture (no larger) spaced apart on lined trays Put in oven and immediately turn oven off Leave without disturbing overnight (= forgotten) In the morning, carefully peel from foil Makes about 30


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