Yoga & Beyond - a new world of wellbeing

             Meditation Classes with Irene
Irene has nearly 30yrs experience in mindfulness and meditation and is also a qualified psychologist. She has been running many courses each year at Yoga & Beyond and the feedback has been excellent.
With stress, anxiety and depression being the major cause of illness and unhappiness in the 21st Century , knowing how to meditate is a tool everyone must have.
Irene is also available for private sessions by appointment. 

                 2016 Meditation COURSES
  Learn and Practise a variety of meditation techniques with professional supervision.

In a comfortable small group setting you will have the
opportunity to understand
better the workings of your mind and how to
regulate your thinking and attention. 
Through learning, and practising, scientifically
 proven meditation techniques you will be able to  control your own mind
better so that you can :- focus, remember, worry less and be calmer.

3 week General level Course
Course Cost:  $55 
      Times: Wednesdays 7:30- 8:45pm   

DATES:                 OCTOBER 2016 :    11th , 18th and 25th Octber

           These  3 week beginner course is perfect for those who want to learn about meditation for those who want to extend their current meditation skills.

Irene will teach you many techniques so you can find one that is perfect for you. She  will be able to answer all you questions and will be able to help you understand the many things that often arise  when you start meditating. Bookings essential
3 week INTERMEDIATE (Level 1) Courses
Courses Cost:  $55 
      Times: Wednesdays 7:30- 8:45pm   

DATES:                 TBA

           These  3 week INTERMEDIATE courses are intended for people who have done a meditation course before and want to extend their skills or hone them to suite their own particular needs.
Once the skill of medititating is learnt it can used in many ways to calm the mind, improve focus, deal with unresolved issues, make decisions  and more .Let Irene teach you how.

 Bookings essential

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  5 week  Level 2 Meditation CoursesCourses Cost: $90 for 5 sessions        Times: Tuesdays 7pm-8:15pm
 Dates:       TBA
These 5 week Level 2 meditation courses are perfect for you if you have been meditating regularly or have done a few meditation courses before. They will teach you to take your meditation DEEPER.Regular DEEP meditation creates permanent changes in the structure of the brain.When you strengthen your ability to train the mind the changes are life changing.  You will become more resilient and more in control. You will be amazed AT HOW WELL YOU FOCUS AND HOW QUICKLY YOU CAN CALM DOWN.

Meditation for Chronic Pain
Courses Cost:  $75 
      Times: Saturdays 1:30- 3:30pm

DATES:   Part A:  July 9th  and
              Part B : July 16th           ( * 2 sessions)

           This course runs over two sessions.
It is for ANYONE who is sick and tired of being in chronic pain.
Meditation is a powerful tool for
breaking the cycle of chronic pain.
You will learn to create chemical changes in the brain and rewire you pain receptor habit.

 Bookings essential


Meditation for Stress & Anxiety Course
                         5 week Course Cost:  $90 

                         Times: Tuesdays  7 - 8:15pm    
DATES:    To be advised          
This   5 week  course  will teach you how to use meditation as your medicine AND your preventative for :- stress, anxiety and worry.                Irene will also use  psychology techniques to help you reduce , manage or even eliminate the stress and anxiety you are experiencing. Happiness begins in he mind -therefore being aware of your unhelpful thinking and being able to do something about it is a very powerful !
Bookings essential 
Meditation for Relaxing
 4 week Course Cost:  $75 
       Times: Tuesdays  7 - 8:15pm     
DATES:     To be Advised
This   4 week  course  is great for people who experience frequent problems with tension or have many responsibilities and find it hard to turn off and relax. This tension can cause neck problems, muscle tightness  , headaches, migranes, jaw tension,  digestive disorders and difficulty sleeping. Irene will teach you how to use meditation to relax .   Your body can learn to relax again and your mind can learn to turn off and stop racing. Learn the techniques to do this yourself. You will leave each session feeling VERY relaxed :)
Bookings essential 

 plus DINNER

A magical night of sound and music ( +food)
Sound Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound
 to help reduce stress, alter consciousness
 and create a deep sense of peace, well being
 and better health.
This is will be the 4th time Dan and his team  has been to our studio and the energy or his voice and instruments is amazing.

Check out these YouTubes to get a taste of what to expect....

Sound Healing YouTube 1                 "Flow" Youtube

Date:   TBA
Time : 6:45 - 7:15 for Dinner  then 7:15 - 9pm for the show
COST:   Dinner & Sound healing  $40
            Sound Healing only        $29

Book and Pay in Full by 1st August.
Only 20 spots available
call: 9610 4566 to pay by card, Cash or card at the Studio

Spiritual Meditation Nights  with Gigi


Using the bible and biblical principles Gigi will be sharing a variety of meditation styles which help us to be still and peaceful- we look both inward and upward seeking a closer connection with God.
Everyone is Welcome

Date:          Wednesday TBA
Time:          7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:           Optional Donation to Dalit Children

Call 9610 4566  to Book or email us.

More about meditation............
    Maybe meditation isn't so mysterious after all. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex - brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. There is also less activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear. ( from Psychology Today).
    What researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered is that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ''disease-fighting genes'' were active, compared to those who practised no form of relaxation.
    In particular, they found genes that protect from disorders such as pain, infertility, high blood pressure and even rheumatoid arthritis were switched on. The changes, say the researchers, were induced by what they call ''the relaxation effect'', a phenomenon that could be just as powerful as any medical drug but without the side effects.
    ''We found a range of disease-fighting genes were active in the relaxation practitioners that were not active in the control group,'' Dr Herbert Benson, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who led the research, says.

    About Our Meditation Teacher.
    Irene Kufos is a trained psychologist and a very experienced meditator.
    Previous participants have found her to be extremely helpful in teaching the skills of meditation  so that they can continue to practise at home and reap the many health benefits.