Beat The Heat

Happy New Year from Yoga Yamabushi, community Yoga in Camberwell, Melbourne.  We have already had some scorching hot days with more to come and there is no better way to sustain yourself through this time than with some grounding Yoga.  When the things around us can seem all over the place, effecting our moods and emotions having a regular Yoga practice can help keep everything in check.  Sign up to a class this term and start 2018 with a positive, calm, centred space in your life.  Something that you can fall back on when things go awry or can support you when life is racing ahead.

I have 2 new class starting this term. 

Thursdays mornings 6am – 7am starting at the beginning of term February 8.  This will be a Prelude revision class so best for those who have had at least some experience of the preludes.  As the class only goes for an hour it will be less talk and more action, getting you moving through the prelude.

Monday Evenings 7 – 8.30pm starting February 26 and running for 4 classes, excluding Labour Day, this term for $50.  This is a back to basics class and great for new students and those who want to refresh the basics.  Next term it will run as a weekly class.

This is in addition to our regular classes.  Below is this year’s timetable


Monday mornings 9.15am– 10.45am – Prelude class

Monday evenings 7pm – 8.30pm – starting Feb 26

Tuesday mornings 6am – 7am – Led practice

Thursday mornings 6am – 7am – Prelude class

Thursday evenings 7pm – 8.30pm – Prelude Introduction

Friday mornings 9.15am – 10.45am – Prelude class





2018 is an exciting year for the Shadow Yoga community as Emma Balnaves, director of Shadow Yoga is making a documentary about the true potential of the yogic path.  She says of the film:

‘The film will be called  “Agniyogana” which is literally translated as “yoking the fire”. The title refers to strengthening one’s fire through the action of yoking it to increase the quality of one’s inner light. It is the fire that transmutes, transforms and destroys to create the new.’ See the webpage for more details

If you would like to support the making of this film Shadow Yoga studios around the world are running workshops to raise funds for post-production.  Yoga Moves in Balaclava, Melbourne is holding a morning of practice, discussion and refreshments in support of the Agniyogana Film, all are welcome. Donation is $50.  For more information contact Louise Goodvach.


Other exciting news is that Sundernath (Shandor Remete) the founder of Shadow Yoga and Nṛtta Sādhanā and an initiate of the Goraksha Sampradaya of the Kanpatha Yogis is teaching a workshop open to all in Melbourne April 27th – 29th at the Abbotsford Convent.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the leading practitioners of Hatha Yoga, a true master of the art.  For more information and bookings contact Louise Goodvach of Yoga Moves.

And don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram - @yogayamabushi and Facbook - Rebecca Odgers, for news and inspiration. 


See you in class!

Rebecca Odgers