WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

INTRODUCTION TO CHA DAO WITH WU DE

Tuesday evening 19th of December 2017

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This event intends to introduce those new and old to the Way of Tea (Cha Dao). Those who have been brewing for years will get as much out of this experience as those starting out in their tea practice.

We will share a few bowls of tea in silence, and then you will discover and explore some of what it means to live a life of tea, as well as some of the methods and tools needed to incorporate tea into your own practice.

You will leave this space with a deeper understanding of the alchemy and magic of Cha Dao, carrying with you the inspiration to begin your own tea practice and begin sharing tea with others.

 

About Wu De

Author and teacher Wu De is a true chajin (tea person). He has been a practitioner of Cha Dao (The Way of Tea) for over 20 years, and he has reached over 100,000 people through his writings, classes, workshops, seminars and interviews.

Upon graduating from university with a degree in anthropology and philosophy, he moved to India, where he lived and worked in a meditation center for some years. During this time, he prepared tea daily as fuel for his intensive meditation practice, and he laid the groundwork for his later work with tea as a spiritual vehicle.

Wu De then left India to study meditation in Burma, Thailand and eventually Japan. Working closely with a Zen teacher who often used tea ceremonies as a way of conveying Zen wisdom, his insights into The Way of Tea and the ability of tea to convey deep peace were strengthened.

After being ordained in the Soto Zen tradition, he began studying gongfu tea under Master Lin Ping Xiang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. MasterLin taught Wu De about how to serve tea with more skill and focus.

For the last decade, Wu De has been teaching the ancient practice of serving tea from a Zen and tea center in Taiwan, known as Tea Sage Hut (www.teasagehut.org). In the last three years, his monthly magazine and organic tea mailing, Global Tea Hut (www.globalteahut.org), has swelled to connect hundreds of tea lovers and spiritual seekers in over 30 countries. Meanwhile, Tea Sage Hut now houses five long-term students and hosts over 200 guests per year, sharing The Way of Tea and a more connected way of living and being with each person who joins a tea session there.

In addition to running Tea Sage Hut in Taiwan, Wu De leads tea workshops and seminars around the world. His writings have appeared in The Art of Tea Magazine (of which he is the Senior Editor), The Leaf Magazine (a free, online magazine which he founded), Fresh Cup Magazine (a U.S. beverage industry publication) and elsewhere. He has also authored four books, including Tea Wisdom (Tuttle Publications, 2009), The Way of Tea (Tuttle Publications, 2010), Zen & Tea One Flavor (2013) and Tea Medicine (2014).

Interviews with Wu De have been featured on “Rich Roll Podcast”, Estonia’s Raadio 2 radio station, Malaysian TV and newspapers and elsewhere. Features on Global Tea Hut have been featured in The Huffington Post, Tea: A Magazine and in numerous tea blogs.

WHERE: Ourano Yoga & Lifestyle Studio – 113 Copperfield St, Geebung

WHEN: Tuesday evening 19th of December 2017

TIME: 6:00-9:00pm

To Book:

Please follow this link to buy your tickets and reserve your space https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-cha-dao-tickets-38377770946.

YIN YOGA WITH CRYSTALS BY CANDLELIGHT

New dates coming soon

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 Join Ourania for this specialised yin yoga practice. Yin yoga is a restorative based practiced with all poses being done on the floor (with bolsters for some) and held for 3-5 minutes each. Think deep stretches, slow breathing and meditative awareness by the warm glow of candlelight. The class will conclude with half an hour of meditation. Crystals will also be used throughout this class being placed on and around the body in each pose and in meditation to help balance the energy body. All students get to keep the crystals placed on them throughout the practice.

 This class will be suitable for all levels of practice. Ourania will guide you through the whole way and different options will be given. The main intention here is to spend some time balancing the yin energy which is the side of you that wants to stop, be still in the moment and chill out.

WHERE: Ourano Yoga & Lifestyle Studio – 113 Copperfield St, Geebung

WHEN: 

Monday evening 24th of July 2017 – BOOKED OUT

Monday evening 31st of July 2017 – BOOKED OUT

Monday evening 14th of August 2017 -BOOKED OUT

Monday evening 21st of August 2017 – TAKING BOOKINGS

TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

COST: $50.00 including crystals (cash & eftpos available)

Due to the nature of this practice spaces are limited.

* A 50% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place. Please bear that in mind before booking.

To Book:

Call 0422 655 194,

Visit us in studio or

email us at info@ouranoyoga.com with the name of the event and date as your subject heading.

HALF DAY MEDITATION RETREAT WITH OURANIA

New dates coming soon

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Join Ourania for a half day of peace, relaxation and deep connection. The day will consist of silent meditation, guided meditation, chanting, walking meditation (in the amazing forest behind the studio), yoga nidra (relaxation of the physical body ) and tea ceremony. This retreat will be spaced out over four hours and includes a break half way with light refreshments and an opportunity to do some gentle yoga with Ourania before you come back for the second half of the retreat.

There is no previous meditation experience required as the day is fully guided.

WHERE: Ourano Lifestyle Studio – 107 Copperfield St, Geebung

WHEN: Sunday 3rd of September 2017

TIME: 7:00-11.00am

COST: $70.00 per person

Due to the nature of this practice spaces are limited.

* A 50% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place. Please bear that in mind before booking.

To Book:

Call 0422 655 194,

Visit us in studio or

email us at info@ouranoyoga.com with the name of the event and date as your subject heading.

TEA CEREMONY WITH CONNOR

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

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 Join Connor in sacred tea ceremony. A ceremony that is difficult to explain with words and is something one must experience for themselves. This will be a time to sit in meditation, clear the mind, open your heart and allow your spirit to become illuminate through the gentle embrace of Tea. This ceremony is open to all and place for us to come together in connection with nature and flow as one.

WHERE: Ourano Lifestyle Studio – 107 Copperfield St, Geebung

WHEN: 

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

TIME: 7:30am-9:30am

COST: By donation. There will be a basket at the front of the studio for you to donate what you feel guided. All donations will go back into buying the tea from Global Tea Hut which will then help to continue the sharing of future tea ceremonies.

Due to the nature of this practice spaces are limited.  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!

To Book:

Call 0422 655 194,

Visit us in studio or

email us at info@ouranoyoga.com with the name of the event and date as your subject heading.

END OF YEAR PICNIC

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

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We are having an end of year celebratory morning tea on Saturday the 2nd of Dec at 10:30am at 7th Brigade park just on Murphy Road a little up from the studio near kid space. Totally casual and we just ask that everyone brings a plate of food to share and a blanket. Partners, pets and children welcome! This will be a chance for us to chat and celebrate another beautiful year together at Ourano. 

WHERE: 7th Brigade Park, entry via Murphy Road next to Kidspace. We will be set up amongst the trees and please contact Ourania on 0422 655 194 if you can’t find us. If by chance it is raining we will meet at the yoga studio.

WHEN: 

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

TIME: 10:30am

You don’t have to let us know as we will be there so we would love you to come if you can make it!

 

ASHTANGA YOGA 4 WEEK FOUNDATIONS COURSE WITH ALAN

New Intake dates coming soon!

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It’s here!!!!!!!!!! A four part weekend course designed to introduce you to the Ashtanga Yoga Method beginning the 11th of March.

For all of those who attend my (ourania) classes and are wanting to try Alan’s class but have been hesitant ( I hear it everyday) this course is for you!

For those of you who already attend Alan’s class and want to explore Ashtanga with more depth and understanding of the method, this course is for you!

For those of you who are wanting to just jump straight in to this practice and learn under an amazing and supportive teacher no matter what stage of your practice, this course is for you!

The course will explore: 

– The back ground and tradition of Ashtanga yoga.

– The fundamentals of breath combined with movement to focus the mind.

– The sun salutation sequences, introducing the concept of vinyasa (breathing with movement), creating the foundation of the practice.

– The foundational postures of ashtanga, basic seated postures, and some finishing postures.

– Fundamentals of technique, alignment, and how to establish a safe practice.

Throughout the course there will be time for Q & A’s and any other additional information that might be added along the way.  We create a safe, supportive and friendly environment to help you learn and practice in greater depth.

WHERE: Ourano Yoga & Lifestyle Studio – 113 Copperfield St, Geebung

WHEN: Meeting once a week over 4 weeks on a Saturday morning. 

11th March, 18th March. 25th March and 1st of April.

TIME: 8:00 to 9.30am 

COST: $110 per person

Due to the nature of this practice spaces are very limited.

A 50% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place. Please bear that in mind before booking.

To Book:

Call 0422 655 194,

Visit us in studio or

email us at info@ouranoyoga.com with the name of the event and date as your subject heading.

BEGINNERS YOGA 5 WEEK FOUNDATION COURSE WITH OURANIA 

New intake dates coming soon!

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This course will be great if you are completely new to yoga, just starting to establish a practice, or want to go back and reacquaint yourself with the foundations of yoga.

What we will be covering-

Week 1 (FEB 5th) – Understanding what we do and why we do it. We will be covering basic ethics of the practice, primary postures and full yogic breathing.

Week 2 (FEB 12th) – full break down of sun salutations and connecting movement with breath.

Week 3 (FEB 19th)- Learning more of the primary postures 

Week 4 (FEB 26th) – Meditation, Breathing, Mindfulness & Intention 

Week 5 (MAR 5th) – Learn how to create your own practice

Throughout the course there will be plenty of time for discussions, Q & A ’s and any other additional information that might be added along the way. We have designed this course to be done as a whole to give you a proper understanding of the practice. They can not be done as individual modules.

We  create a safe, supportive and friendly environment to help you learn and practice in greater depth and we encourage you to bring along a note pad and pen to write down the information that really resonates with you. Where necessary Ourania will provide you with additional materials.

WHERE: Ourano Yoga & Lifestyle Studio – 113 Copperfield St, Geebung

WHEN: Meeting once a week over 5 weeks on a Sunday afternoon. 

TIME: 12:30 to 2pm 

COST: $110 per person

Due to the nature of this practice spaces are limited.

* A 50% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place. Please bear that in mind before booking.

To Book:

Call 0422 655 194,

Visit us in studio or

email us at info@ouranoyoga.com with the name of the event and date as your subject heading.