All posts tagged: yoga

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – YOGA ON THE YARRA

Arbory Afloat Unites with Happy Melon Studios to Celebrate Women This International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March, be sure to set your alarm clock early and say namaste as Arbory Afloat hosts a very special Yoga on The Yarra. International Women’s Day is becoming an increasingly important date each year, with Balance for Better this year’s official worldwide theme. To celebrate, Arbory Afloat has partnered with Happy Melon Studios to support women in society, past, present and future with a free yoga event, for one and all on Friday 8 March at 7am until 8.30am. Melbourne’s longest floating restaurant and bar will transform into an open-air studio for a sixty minute morning yoga session. Whether you’re an avid yogi or just looking for an excuse to rise and shine early, Happy Melon’s senior instructor, Amy Dunstan will lead the practice providing basic tools to master that downward dog. A sea of Lululemon mats will take over the deck at Arbory Afloat, and following class, the crew on board will serve a light breakfast and fresh juice to kick start your morning. Happy Melon …

Keeping Fit Like a Melbournian

We’ve gathered together five, true-Melbourne-style ways to keep fit all year round, like a true-blue Melbournian would…. 1. Run the Tan For the uninitiated, the tan is that fabulous dirt running track which encircles the city Royal Botanical Gardens. If you are lucky, you’ll enjoy looping past the Yarra River section whilst a concert is on at the Sidney Myer Musical Bowl, if you aren’t… you’ll come a-cropper on Heartbreak Hill like most of us end up doing. The tan is an easy stroll or short tram ride from the city, is around 3.85km for one loop, and the quickest lap ever was 10 minutes and 12 seconds, run by Craig Mottram in 2004. At 7.30am on the first Saturday of every month, the Victorian Road Runners offers 4 km and 8 km time-trials around the Tan Track.   2. Try something different – like Silent Disco Yoga Yep, how cool does that sound? On 21 March, Melbournian yogi’s can hit up an After Dark Silent Yoga Disco, 90 minutes of Vinyasa style yoga hosted …

Get your body moving at a Silent Yoga Disco

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be struggling to find the motivation to exercise in this colder weather. The old boring routine at the gym doesn’t seem to be as fun in winter, especially when you could be sitting in front of the TV or drinking vinos next to a fireplace. Enter Flow After Dark Silent Yoga Disco! After a massive sold-out Sydney event, the next chapter is coming to Melbourne this May The Disco session will be 90 minutes of all-level Vinyasa Yoga led by Flow Athletic co-founder, Kate Kendall, to the fluid beats of Sydney DJ, James Mack. Partnering with Silent Sounds, Style Runner is bringing fun back to winter exercise. When: 7pm – 9pm, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 Where: Melbourne Town Hall Visit the Flow After Dark website.

Yoga for a Good Cause

Yoga classes are often priced at $20 or more, but this Thursday I joined a wonderful yoga class, for little more than a couple of gold coins. After finishing work and jumping in a lift to the 15th floor of The Swanston Hotel, I hopped into position on a mat, looking out over the city of Melbourne while the sun was just beginning to set – what a view!  Our teacher, Lucienne lead us through a series of (sometimes challenging) postures, breathing, stretches and meditation. I left feeling some soreness in my muscles but totally rejuvenated and knew I would be sure to sleep well that night. It was the absolute perfect way to end the workday and my gold coins went to Mission Australia and I even received a little gift bag filled with herbal teas, bath & body products and a free class pass at the nearby Kaya Health Club, in return for my donation. To find out more about events and news at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, sign up to their …