Stress & Anxiety Workshops

MollyHealth & Wellbeing, Yoga

Stress & Anxiety Workshops A workshop for children and adults to learn yoga techniques that release stress and ease anxiety In this 1-hour workshop you will learn the key yoga poses, breathing practices and relaxation techniques to tackle stress and anxiety through calming the body and mind. Children as young as 3 years old are welcome to attend the family workshops. Not … Read More

Yoga’scool in The Daily Telegraph

MollyHealth & Wellbeing, Yoga

Yoga’scool in The Daily Telegraph On Saturday 24 September The Daily Telegraph published a story about shocking new info that kids spend a lot of time sedentary and this is greatly affecting their health. I was interviewed and some of my Family Yoga students were photographed doing yoga. .  Here’s the full story that didn’t get published (newspapers often run … Read More

Kirtan – Open The Heart, Still The Mind

MollyHealing, Yoga

Open The Heart, Still The Mind At the end of every Kids & Family Yoga class I play kirtan music to relax and still the mind while invoking an opening of the heart. Often children and parents will ask me about it, as it is truly beautiful music that stays in the mind. Kirtan is a bhakti yoga practice of … Read More

Dogs, Elephants & Nature

MollyHealing, Health & Wellbeing, Laughter Wellness, Mindfulness, Yoga

Dogs, Elephants & Nature Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand was an experience to remember.   Nestled in the lush green hills of Northern Thailand, an hour’s drive from the town of Chiang Mai you’ll find elephants, dogs, buffalo and cats roaming among the grounds of Elephant Nature Park (ENP). The expansive animal rescue centre funds its work through … Read More

Health Fund Rebates

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Health fund rebates for yoga Yoga is now being accepted as part of the health-care system in Australia, so your private health fund may offer rebates for yoga classes. Each fund has different requirements, so please check and let us know when you enrol in a course at Yoga’scool. As a Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia, the following health funds … Read More

HALT! Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired?

MollyHealing, Health & Wellbeing, Laughter Wellness, Yoga

HALT! Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired? Your worrying thoughts may get the best of you if are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. This week I am training as a Mindfulness teacher for teenagers, and later on will qualify to teach primary school kids. The takeaway tidbit I have learned so far is this easy to remember acronym: HALT – Hungry, Angry, … Read More

Book review: The healing power of the breath

MollyHealing, Laughter Wellness, Yoga

Book review The healing power of the breath: Simple techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration, and balance your emotions By Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg (Shambala, 2012)   When I was on holidays in the Indian Himalayas recently, I was on a 15-day tour that included yoga and chanting (kirtan) every day. We were fed yummy … Read More

Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

MollyHealing, Laughter Wellness, Yoga

Happy Birthday, Dalai Lama! I attended the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday celebrations at the first day of the annual Kalachakra teachings for world peace on Sunday 6 July in Ladakh, India. He said: India and Tibet have had a guru-disciple relationship, with Buddhism coming originally from India, contributions by great masters. He said he has three objectives he talks about … Read More

In remembrance

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In remembrance of my teacher Mary I would like to give big heartfelt gratitude to my yoga teacher Mary Jolin, who passed on to the higher realms on 3 April, 2014. She was only in her early 60s and had fought breast cancer 3 times since 2002. She left this earth with the same grace that she walked upon it. … Read More

Great Yoga Reads

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Great yoga reads Here are some of my favourite yoga resources – these are great books for yoga students interested in developing their spiritual side or enhancing their at-home practice – or making sense of how yoga is changing your life! The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by T.K.V Desikachar (Inner Traditions International 1995) Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha … Read More

Tips For Yoga Students

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Tips for yoga students Yoga teaches mindfulness, love and respect for yourself and others, plus humility. Just give yourself to yoga and feel the beauty of life! Here are some tips to keep you loving your yoga practice: Are you worried you’re not very flexible and won’t be good enough at yoga? Physical flexibility is not necessary for a student … Read More

Yoga Nidra

MollyLaughter Wellness, Yoga

Yoga Nidra – time to relax! Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) is given at the end of 90-minute yoga classes and Laughter Yoga classes at Yoga’scool. This time spent lying down allows your body to settle after the stretching and strengthening asanas of yoga class, or the highs of laughter in Laughter Wellness. It also gives you a most wonderful, stress-relieving … Read More

How to log-on to the universe’s support system

MollyHealing, Yoga

How to log-on to the universe’s support system By Molly Furzer Instead of seeking answers from others, why don’t you tap into your own source of power? You don’t need a phone-line, and you don’t need a modem or a computer. The universe is ready and waiting to supply you with all you need, including advice to make you a … Read More

Let’s get emotional

MollyHealing, Yoga

  Let’s get emotional Emotions – everyone has them – here’s how to deal with them. By Molly Furzer Someone recently told me they tried yoga but didn’t like it because it made them angry and anxious. Yoga doesn’t make you angry – you already are! Yoga just shows you what is going on inside through a mindful practice of … Read More

Look after your chakras!

MollyHealing, Yoga

Look after your chakras! Meliae Intuitive Healer, Molly Furzer, gives the lowdown on chakras and looking after your energy body. If you’ve practised yoga for a while, you have probably become more sensitive to subtle energy, or prana, which is found in all living things. Prana comes into our subtle energy body through our breath, and the food and water … Read More

Get grounded

MollyHealing, Yoga

Get grounded Grounding is one of the best benefits of a yoga practice. Molly Furzer explains why… One of the most overlooked yet important benefits of practising the yoga asanas (poses) is grounding. The term “grounding” or “grounded” refers to a sense of connection with the earth below you; a feeling of being supported by the earth and universe; a … Read More

Believe

MollyHealing, Yoga

I believe… in me In life, there are lots of things we want to do, but often something stops us from even trying. Do you want to die with a long list of regrets? By Molly Furzer This topic is close to my heart, as it’s something I’ve been through many times. I’ve seen a lot of friends go through … Read More

A diet for happiness

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A diet for happiness If you often feel stress, anxiety, sadness, it could be partly due to your media diet. By Molly Furzer The practice of yoga asanas (postures) teaches us to be aware of our body, our breath and our mind. This is what makes physical yoga practice different to other forms of exercises – because at the same … Read More

Why do kids love yoga?

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Why do kids love yoga? Any parent of a young child will know that crawling can start with what looks like yoga’s Downward-Dog Pose. Yoga is natural to kids. Molly Furzer explains… Building body awareness is a top job for a toddler. Learning to walk, run and jump are basics achieved at home. When little ones come to a yoga … Read More