Courses & Workshops

Opening the heart – a restorative workshop with Idit 

heart-chakra-colorsFriday June 5th, 2015
6:30-9 pm
$40 Bookings essential
“What a splendid way to move through the world, to bring our blessings to all that we touch. To honour, to bless, to welcome with the heart is never done in grand or monumental ways but in this moment, in the most immediate and intimate way.” / A path with heart / Jack Kornfield (p.112)
Using the breathing technique of Pranayama, Restorative postures and Meditation we will explore Opening the chambers of our Heart . We will develop awareness to the present moment and that which we carry in our heart. Suitable for all levels of experience. All props are available at the studio, however, if you have your own bolsters/blankets please bring them.
For bookings click here

The Yoga of Birth teacher training with Katie Manitsas

katie web-5Sat & Sun, June 27th & 28th, 2015
Early bird $325 (ends June 1st) / $365 full price
The Yoga of Birth is a comprehensive training weekend for yoga teachers, which offers the skills to teach pregnant women nurturing and informative pre-natal yoga classes. The weekend is practical in nature and we spend significant time considering the process and journey of pregnancy and labour and how this can best be supported as well as looking at suitable asana and class planning. for more info or to enrol click here

Mindfulness masterclass with Lauren Flaherty

laurenSaturday June 20th
Early bird $30 / on the day $35

Many of us operate on auto-pilot, we are constantly leaning forward to move onto the next thing or are stuck in the past unwilling to experience the moment that we are currently in now leaving us are depressed, anxious and stressed.
Many people are discovering the vast benefits of a mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention to the things that we normally would not even notice. Through the practice of mindfulness we become aware of our present moment experience as it arises, non-judgementally and with compassion. Yin yoga gives us the opportunity to train our minds and practice mindfulness. As we focus our attention to the breath within each pose, our concentration deepens and our thoughts are able to subside. The practice marries meditation and asana and challenges us to sit inside the discomfort that arises and observe our responses and reactions as we develop the qualities of surrender and patience. Through mindfulness meditation, yin yoga and yoga nidra, this 2.5 hour master class will develop some core skills and practices that can be applied both on and off the mat. For bookings click here

8 week Mindfulness Meditation course with Marissa Nolan

yoga-meditationCommencing June 25th, 2015
Every Thursday for 8 weeks from 6-7:30pm
$240 / booking essential

With well over 1000 scientific studies worldwide on meditation and mindfulness, the benefits are clear, but meditation is more than just its outcomes. It brings you into direct connection with the beauty of life in its full catastrophe. This course is a fusion of traditional practices, modern scientific knowledge, combined with beauty and inspiration. You will be introduced to two styles of meditation, mindfulness to bring peace and clarity to the mind, and creative inquiry to bring insight and understanding. This course aims to show you how meditation really can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
You will practice stress relief techniques that are easy, and practical enough to integrate straight away. Wether you are experiencing stress, intense emotions, times of transition, problematic thoughts, exhaustion, anxiety or just want to learn more about yourself, you will benefit greatly from this program.

In this course you will:
Experience simple yet powerful mindfulness practices
Release stress, anxiety and emotion
Learn how to integrate mindful living
Access acceptance and compassion
Understand the neuroscience of mindfulness & meditation
Feel a greater connection to yourself & life
Discover the founding principles of mindfulness
Learn tools to stay in the present moment

About Marissa:
Marissa is a professional highly trained Meditation and Yoga Teacher, Stress Relief Therapist and Counsellor.
As a therapist her intention is to empower you to understand yourself, and to support you to develop abilities to bravely face the highs and lows of life open heartedly. As a teacher her aim is to help you discover the techniques and practices that work and make sense to you, through sharing the benefits of Neurobiology, Psychology, Yoga and Buddhist Philosophy. While also providing group meditation experiences that are great fun, encourages connection and shows you how meditation can be beautiful, deeply enjoyable and genuinely beneficial. Her work is a true synthesis of authentic ancient practice and modern evidence based research. Where the wisdom of the ages and modern knowledge happily converge.
Marissa also takes time from her busy Sydney practice to commit three months each year to training therapists, health workers & teachers in Nepal & India therapeutic mindfulness, yoga and meditation, for trauma prevention and recovery. Her motivation is to help people, help themselves.


Please click here for more information about Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

*Please note that we do not offer any refunds. Payments in part or in full confirms your place and is therefore binding. In special circumstances if you are unable to attend the course for which you have booked we may consider a transfer or a credit note, at our discretion. Credit notes WILL NOT be offered after the date of the course that has lapsed. Sukha Mukha Yoga serves the right to change the location or the hours of the training if the need arises.