Classes

During January summer break Orietta Worthington will be offering classes at Russell Vale Community Hall. Regular classes for 2021 will resume from Monday 1st February.  We're waiting to hear if holiday renovations at Bulli will be completed by then and if not we may need to start at another venue. Also its possible that student numbers permitted for classes may be different by then too. Until Covid restrictions ease we're offering small live classes of only 8 students for Levels 1, 2 and 3.  

Classes for levels 2 and 3 will also available in Audio format. Once enrolled the Audio link will be emailed to you each week for your class. You can then do the class at a time that's convenient for you and as many times a week as you like.

Classes for 2020 will finish on Wednesday 2nd December

 

Classes for 2021

January Holiday Classes with Orietta Worthington at Russell Vale Community Hall, Keerong Ave Russell Vale. 

Mondays 5.30 - 7pm  4th, 11th &18th January

Tuesdays 10 -11.30am  5th, 12th & 19th January

Book in and pay for 3 classes $45 or come casually and pay per class $20. 

If coming to a live class, for your safety you will need to provide your own mat, cushion/stool or blanket. 

Term Timetable

Level 1

  • This Level class will be taught by Orietta Worthington Term 1 2021
  • Mondays Live at Bulli  5.30 - 6.45pm    
  • Tuesdays Live at Bulli  10 - 11.15am  
  • Wednesdays Live at Bulli  10 - 11.15am  

Level 2

  • Mondays Live at Bulli  7 - 8.30pm  with Orietta Worthington   
  • Tuesdays Live at Bulli  11.30am -1pm  with Sue Brittain   
  • Wednesdays Live at Bulli 5.15 - 6.45pm with Sue Brittain    
  • Thursdays Live at Bulli 5.30 - 7pm with Orietta Worthington 
  • Audio Level 2 with Sue Brittain - class being emailed each week with handouts

Level 3

  • Wednesdays 7 -8.30pm Back Live by popular demand.
  • Audio Level 3 with Sue Brittain - class being emailed each week with handouts

NEW Yoga Meditation and Yoga Nidra Course 

  • Wednesdays 11.30am -12.30pm with Sue Brittain 

If you'd like to get in touch with Orietta at aspirationspsych@bigpond.com or 0425234398.

Mindfulness Meditation Course on Zoom

Mondays 6.30 -8pm  This 7 week Course inlcudes all classes, handouts and meditation recordings. See below for more details about this Course.

Mindfulness Meditation Follow Up - Staying Mindful

For those who've already completed the course with Sue. First Tuesday of each month (5th January, 2nd February & 2nd March) 6.30-7.30pm on Zoom.

Book in pay for 3 classes only $40 or $15 per class.

Book in and pay now for classes

Types of Classes Offered

  • Level 1 Basic yoga postures, breathing and relaxation. Suitable for beginners or those who require gentle physical activity.
  • Level 2  Expands on the practices taught in the Level 1 course & introduces meditation. For those who are comfortable with the practices taught in the Level 1 course.
  • Level 3  For those comfortable with the practices in the Level 2 Course and who are interested in doing a longer meditation practice. 
  • New Yoga Meditation and Yoga Nidra Course - suitable for all levels. For those interested in deepening their Yoga Nidra and Yoga meditation practice.
  • Mindfulness Meditation Course based on the Gawler Foundation Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM)  
  • Staying Mindful for those who've already completed the Mindfulness Course with Sue

Course Fees

  • All Live Classes: 8 week Term   $160 (concession $110) As places are limited payment is required to book your place
  • All Audio Classes: 8 week Term:  One Course $100 (concession $60)    Second Course in same term $60
  • Special Package Live and Audio Classes:  $180 /concession $140 (Only levels 2 &3)
  • New Yoga Meditation and Yoga Nidra Course $110
  • Mindfulness Meditation Course: 7 week Term Course on Zoom  $160 (concession $110)    
  • Staying Mindful: 3 classes for $40 or $15 per class 

Enrolments

Bookings are essential for all classes. For Term 1 2021 places are strictly limited for the live classes so make sure to book in as soon as possible for these classes.

To enrol fill out the enrolment form and then choose your payment option for classes.

Payments can be made by:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Account Name: Yoga for Everybody BSB: 062528 Account Number: 10223071 Put your name beside the payment
  • BY PAYPAL in the shop on this website 
  • Cheque or money order made out to Yoga for Everybody.
  • Cash can also be paid by arrangement with Sue, phone 0242834126 to organise this.

Venue

For Term 1 2021 Levels 1, 2 & 3  yoga classes and Yoga Meditation  & Yoga Nidra Course will be held at Bulli Community Centre. The 7 week Mindfulness Meditation Course and Staying Mindful will be offered online by Zoom. Level 2 & 3 classes will be available in Audio format that you can do safely in your own home. 

We're hoping that summer rennovations at Bulli will be completed in time for classes to start in February but if not we'll have to relocate to another venue. All live classes are held upstairs at Bulli Community Centre (formerly Bulli Library), 328 Princes Hwy Bulli. This is a unique heritage listed building. The yoga room upstairs looks out onto the escarpment and in winter the warm sun streams in and in summer a cool breeze circulates throughout. 

Parking is available behind Bulli Community Centre. Access via Dumbrell Ave, turn left into small lane about 200m from the Princes Hwy.

Coming by public transport buses run along the Princes Hwy and stop just near the Community Centre. Bulli train station is only 10 minutes walk.

Bulli Community Centre and the Yoga Room Prepared for Your Safety

The Community Centre has had a risk assessment by Wollongong City Council and has posted signage throughout the Centre for the safety of users. The Centre is taking the safety of all the users of the space seriously and is having the Centre regularly cleaned according to Health guidelines for Covid control

We’ll be taking the following steps to ensure your safe return to live yoga classes

  • Hand sanitiser provided for use before and after class
  • Bathrooms stocked with plenty of liquid soap and paper hand towels
  • All regularly used surfaces eg door handles will be cleaned after each class
  • Classes will be limited to comply with the 4 square metre space requirement per student
  • Removing any yoga props
  • All students to bring their own mats, blanket, cushion, stool etc
  • Entry only by back door of the Centre
  • Exit only by front door of the Centre
  • No gathering in the lounge or on stairwells. Wait outside or in car till 5 mins before class or previous class exits
  • Information & Advice about Yoga Classes
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Arrive at least 5 mins prior to all classes.
  • Given current restrictions you will need to bring your own mat, cushion and anything else you need for class.
  • Bring a light covering or rug to put over yourself for the relaxation. You might also like to bring your own eye pillow.
  • It is advisable not to eat for at least 2 hours before class.
  • Any missed classes for levels 2 & 3 can be made up with the Audio class for the week you miss. Contact Sue to arange this.
  • To gain maximum benefit from the course students are advised to try to attend all sessions and practise at home between classes. Discounts are available for attending more than one class per week.
  • Private tuition or classes for individuals or small groups are available on request.

More Detailed Information about the Mindfulness Meditation Courses with Sue
Based on the Gawler Foundation
Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation Course (MBSM)

The 7 week Course is structured to gently lead you into the heart and essence of meditation. Each week there will be a series of detailed teachings on how to meditate, accompanied by a sequence of meditation practice sessions. Recordings of the weekly Meditation practices will be provided with handouts to participants. This mindfulness course is well suited for both beginners and experienced meditators wishing to deepen their meditation.

Participants can expect to:
• Learn a range of effective tools for dealing with stress and anxiety
• Understand the nature of the thinking mind – its strengths and limitations promoting health and well being
• Understand how ‘excessive thinking’ leads to stress and how stress affects your health and wellbeing
• Learn to relax physically, unwind emotionally and calm a busy mind
• Acquire skills for dealing with anger and frustration, becoming less emotionally reactive and therefore more tolerant
• Develop self-esteem and compassion as you connect with your true, spiritual nature.
• Develop awareness and access your own inner wisdom
Mindfulness has a range of diverse applications including management of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and eating disorders, as well as having direct and beneficial physiological effects relevant to the management of heart disease, cancer and other chronic conditions.

Why Come to the  Mindfulness Meditation Course?
• To develop mindfulness practices to help you live a happier and more enriching life
• To learn how to nourish and nurture yourself and take those tools home to use daily
The Course is structured to progressively build on practices and theory from week to week so participation in all classes is highly recommended. For those of you who are familiar with the format of my yoga classes you will find this format quite different as it will be a more interactive process including theory, practices, discussion and feedback of your experiences of the practices. We do the class sitting on seats so you don't have to worry about sitting on the floor.