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Saturday, April 21
 

8:00am

Fear to Freedom - Gwyn Williams - Gwyn Williams
The yearning for freedom and the limitations from fear are found in the entire human condition. One of the most common characteristics of humanhood is fear .
Whilst  we get good at managing fear we are not so steady on becoming free from fear. This session is based on widening your perspective to develop a new relationship with fear , become conscious of all the fear based tendencies held in our posture and the choices we make each day . You will be invited to courageously release the Protective mechanisms we hold in the backs of our bodies ( bladder meridian ) and other little corners of our psyche and physicality to invite a new paradigm based around fluidity and freedom .

Is it possible to be free of fear ?

Discussion 10% , asana / movement Practice 50% , partner work including therapy 40 %

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Gwyn Williams

Founder, Zen Thai Shiatsu
Gwyn began his journey into the healing arts as an eager martial arts student in his mid teens. Following this passion of life force energy led him to slowly swap roles from fighter to a healer slowly but surely. Fifteen years later ,Zen shiatsu and oriental medicine appeared in his... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cavanbah - Ocean - Movement 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

8:00am

Purna Yoga - Flow Masterclass for all levels - John Ogilvie

In this session John Ogilvie will take participants through a dynamic Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years. You will progress through a gentle warm up into a strengthening standing sequence and on to playing with more challenging poses before the cool down segment.

John has done substantial research on the chakras and their connection to our endocrine system. This sequence has been designed to balance the chakras, addressing hormonal imbalances, opening the heart and leaving you feeling energised and joyful!



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John Ogilvie

Purna Yoga, Byron Yoga Centre
A Purna Yoga flow masterclass for all levels in this session John Ogilvie will take participants through a dynamic Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years. You will progress through a gentle warm up into a strengthening standing... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cavanbah - Main Space 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

8:00am

Unlocking your Neck, Shoulders & Upper Back - Beth Borowsky
Do you walk around with habitual tightness and tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back?
Gift yourself as you explore how to create freedom and strength in your shoulders, neck and upper back. By using a focused breath and specific Forrest Yoga poses, you will safely learn to unlock these habitual tension spots by strengthening and lengthening the muscles around these joints to create space and ease of movement. Bringing intelligence to these areas will help you to walk through your life with grace, freedom and a greater sense of spaciousness.
A workshop not to be missed!
 
Props: block and a strap


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Beth Borowsky

Just Breathe Yoga
Beth is an inspirational yoga teacher whose classes are intelligently sequenced to ensure that you move at a slower pace, giving time for your muscles to heat, energy to build & an opportunity to delve deeper within, both physically & emotionally, and so discover the true medicine... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cavanbah - Sky - Yoga 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

10:00am

Ashtanga yoga for the curious - Dena Kingsberg
Ashtanga is a traditional method of yoga taught as a set sequence of asanas  synchronizing the movement of the body with breath.
Designed  to open, align and detoxify the body and nervous system, developing greater physical strength, flexibility and mental clarity.
This class will be directed at those with some yoga experience

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Dena Kingsberg

Ashtanga Yoga
About Dena, Dena Kingsberg has been studying and practicing traditional ashtanga yoga for over 30 years. She remains inspired and deeply committed to the vast healing potential of this life changing practice. As one of Sri K.Pattabhi Jois's most devoted and long-term students, she... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Elements of Byron Resort - Belongil 144 Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

10:00am

Intro to Acro Yoga - Zoe Braithwaite
“You can get to know a person better thru an hour of play than in a year of conversation” , Plato stated, because thru play, we drop our inhibitions and connect to each other on an equal playing field. We learn to trust and feel safe with each other from early on, establishing a foundation for supportive and successful relationships.

This year, at the Byron Spirit Festival we are inviting you to come play in the world of Acroyoga .
Acroyoga is a functional movement practice where by we learn how to work together in challenging and playful ways.
Utilising partner and group exercises the focus on body alignment, core strength and balance brings about strength, stamina and flexibility, inspiring the mind and body to create personal change and improvement.
Thai Massage and therapeutic flying balances the active and dynamic aspects of the practice with nurturing therapy and establishes a pathway for rejuvenation and injury prevention. The group/team atmosphere adds an extremely fun and social element and attracts a community of adventure seekers that understand playing keeps us young at heart.
No experience or partner necessary

Continue to develop and build your practice and acro community at THE ACROLife PLAYSPACE in the MarketPlace Area of the Festival  

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Zoe Braithwaite

Director, Acro Yoga
The only thing teacher Zoe enjoys more than facing her fear and achieving things she never thought possible, is celebrating and supporting other people doing the same…. Awakening a feeling of vitality and provoking a resonance in the heart, Zoe Braithwaite is a very unique teacher... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Cavanbah - Sky - Yoga 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

1:00pm

Masterclass: Asana is Hatha Yoga — The Non-Dual Tantra (Mark Whitwell) - Mark Whitwell
This workshop is an opportunity to work with one of the most experienced yoga teachers in the world. Asana is Hatha yoga and Hatha yoga is tantra, the non-dual practice of participation in reality. What does this mean? “Ha-tha” equals “strength receiving,” and this simple principle has profound implications for our yoga, our health, and our intimacy with life. The question is, how do we make sure our asana is actually Hatha yoga? Mark explores this, revealing how life is a nurturing force for us all.

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Mark Whitwell

Heart of Yoga
Mark Whitwell is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, "the teacher of the teachers," and his son T.K.V. Desikachar. After first meeting these two great teachers in 1973, Mark realized the importance... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cavanbah - Main Space Silent Disco 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

1:00pm

Yoga for the Doshas - Rachel Zinman
Join senior International teacher and author Rachel Zinman in a healing vinyasa sequence with specific benefits to the different ayurvedic constitutions. Learn about the ayurvedic types, Vata, Pitta and Kapha and what postures work to build immunity. This class will combine both dynamic and restorative postures to purify, strengthen and balance the nervous system and leave you feeling refreshed and nourished with effective tools to have a simple everyday practice. This class is open to all levels.



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Rachel Zinman

Ishta Yoga
Rachel Zinman is passionate about the deeper aspects of yoga and its ability to heal and inspire. She has spent the last 34 years practicing and teaching nationally and internationally since 1992. She's studied with some of the most influential teachers in the west immersing herself... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cavanbah - Ocean - Movement 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
 
Sunday, April 22
 

8:00am

Artistry of the Soul Yoga (Kathryn Riding) - Kathryn Riding
Kathryn’s yoga offers a weave of styles ranging from traditional yoga to contemporary yogic release techniques.

In this session we will work with, pranayama, asana, mudra and mantra. The focus of the session will be honouring the body and the breath with our full presence, listening deeply to our body wisdom and opening to grace.


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Kathryn Riding

Artistry of the Soul Yoga
Kathryn is a voice movement and yoga teacher with more than 30 years experience. She is a graduate of WAAPA and has taught at some of Australia’s finest training institutions including NIDA, WAPPA, QUT and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium.She is also a regular member of the faculty... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cavanbah - Sky - Yoga 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

8:00am

Flying Dragon Sleeping Swan - Beth Borowsky
Dragons are mythical creatures known for their ambition & willingness to take risks & overcome challenges. The Flying Dragon, created by Paul Grilley, has been expanded by Beth into a dynamic yin-yang yoga sequence that ignites your inner fire in a rhythmic, fluid & therapeutic way.

You’ll be guided slowly through this exquisite journey & build the energy to fly beyond your limitations with grace, strength & an inner belief that everything is possible…. & you’ll have fun!

Come fly with Beth and journey through this courageous flow.




Artists
avatar for Beth Borowsky

Beth Borowsky

Just Breathe Yoga
Beth is an inspirational yoga teacher whose classes are intelligently sequenced to ensure that you move at a slower pace, giving time for your muscles to heat, energy to build & an opportunity to delve deeper within, both physically & emotionally, and so discover the true medicine... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cavanbah - Ocean - Movement 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

8:00am

The Big Exhale ~ Gwyn Williams - Gwyn Williams
Are we too caught up in ' being someone or something ' to fully exhale? Are we too caught up in 'the prison of the past ' for fully allow the big breath out? Are we too consumed in 'getting somewhere ' that we forget to breathe fully?  
This is an invitation to utilise the simple and powerful tool of the breath and marry it with solo mindful movement and creative partner therapy to allow you to shed the old skin and dive into the depth and breadth of who you really are.
 Our inhale is completely dictated by the depth of our exhale...when we truly let go we can begin to embrace the potential a free and open canvas offers.

50 % asana / movement , 50 % partner work /therapeutic

Artists
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Gwyn Williams

Founder, Zen Thai Shiatsu
Gwyn began his journey into the healing arts as an eager martial arts student in his mid teens. Following this passion of life force energy led him to slowly swap roles from fighter to a healer slowly but surely. Fifteen years later ,Zen shiatsu and oriental medicine appeared in his... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cavanbah - Main Space 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

10:00am

Explore Inversion (Intermediate Level) - John Ogilvie
In this rewarding workshop you will experiment with inversion variations including handstand. John Ogilvie will begin with a dynamic sequence to warm up the major muscles, build strength in the arms, shoulders and core, moving through key through preparations and then onto inversions and handstand. The sequence culminates in using restorative inversions to calm both the spine and the central nervous system. John’s classes are always fun and also insightful. His signature style is to weave in some of his philosophic insights on the yamas and nyamas, offering practical advice for seeking a more authentic and rewarding lifestyle. 

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John Ogilvie

Purna Yoga, Byron Yoga Centre
A Purna Yoga flow masterclass for all levels in this session John Ogilvie will take participants through a dynamic Purna sequence, offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years. You will progress through a gentle warm up into a strengthening standing... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Cavanbah - Sky - Yoga 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia