You do not need to have the camera on, however for new people to the online sessions I recommend that you have the camera on for at least the first few sessions so that I can offer postural support if needed via email. If using the camera you will need to setup your computer and camera so that it can show your whole body sitting on a yoga mat. A side ways angle is usually the best. Please make sure you are not too far away and that there is adequate lighting.
Each session you will need the ZOOM meeting number.
We will use the one meeting number for the 6 sessions. Please plan to login 5-10mins before each class start time so as to prepare and allow space for any technical issues that may come up.
IF NEW TO THESE CLASSES DOWNLOAD FUZE
ZOOM is the platform that we connect to for these classes which is very easy to use and is free for participants. If this is your first time participating in these classes using ZOOM, please make sure you successfully download. By clicking on the meeting link your computer should automatically download the application software for you so just follow the prompts. It should only take a few minutes to do this and then once downloaded it will stay on your computer. The ZOOM meeting link for the live classes is posted in the Course Login page.
The Course dates and times are scheduled in Australian NSW AEDT times.
Please check your own time-zone by using the time converter
I recommend that if your schedule allows for you to attend the live sessions, then you commit to this. However if you are unable, the sessions will be recorded and available up to 7 days after each live session. These will be posted within 30mins of the live class on the Course Login page.
The Gentle Breath Meditation
A very simple and highly effective tool
for daily health and well-being
When we re-connect to the natural stillness & presence within,
it is easy to observe and thus not absorb the stresses of daily life.
Meditation sessions in person or via zoom are available in various formats:
4-8 week courses
Get in touch to discuss.
A simple and practical tool for re-connection back to the presence of our body
Gentle Breath Meditation
Either sitting or laying down, support your body in its natural posture, letting go of any tensions
Slowly, deliberately close your eyes. Feel your eyelids closing over the curve of your eyeballs
Focus first on your in breath. Make the quality of each in breath gentle, feel the cool air enter at the tip of your nose (the top rim of your nostrils)
Now bring focus to your out breath. Breathe out gently, feel the warmth of the air leaving the base of your nostrils
Claim the process by making the movements in your body gentle as you breathe. The Gentle Breathe meditation is about connecting back to you
True wealth is the currency of deep settlement in your body & Joy in your heart
I have just completed Marika’s 6week yoga course and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that was presented in each session and the unfolding awareness that came thereafter. I find The Yoga of Stillness classes provide the space for me to connect to my body and be able to let go of tension and unwind. I feel the difference in my body after every class especially how rejuvenating and restored I feel.
Marika has a wonderful understanding of Yoga – she presents from her solidness, her presence and the wisdom that she lives. Each class inspires me to bring focus to certain areas in my life. Her guidance and support throughout the 6week course was really beautiful and I highly recommend her course to anyone who wants to re-connect to themselves on a deeper level.
Leah - Accounts Administrator | Mum, Gold Coast
Marika is a master of bodies; a reflection of the ease, light and strength with which she carries her own body. Marika’s touch is both gentle and firm; a perfect combination for massage which my body was very appreciative to receive.
My body felt deeply held and supported and safe to surrender to the power of its own healing throughout the session. And it was delivered with the utmost professionalism, integrity, respect and care for me as the client and for my wellbeing.
Stevie, Project Coordinator, Northern NSW
In my position as Creative Director, over the last eight years, I have been asked to write many references for students and staff. It is not often I have the opportunity of going over the top. The attitude and efficiency Marika brought to the demanding tasks and challenges she faced were exemplary.
Each project and programme she was involved in, once completed had her mark on it. By example she taught the senior staff in this organisation as much as we taught her.
She is an extraordinary young woman, loyal, dedicated, hard working, creative, gregarious, efficient, mature, and a delight to work with. I truly believe she is capable of anything she sets her mind to.
Robert Perrier, Creative Director
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