* New Year’s Tune Up * 2 hrs of Nourishing Yin + Cold Pressed Juice

Invite the best things into 2019!

Join us for 2 hours of deliciously nourishing yin practice and finish class with hydrating nourishing cold pressed juice by Juice Institute.      

Our New Years Tune up practice is an opportunity for you to purify from the holidays, move your body, focus your mind and create intentions for the New Year.  For many of us in the yogasphere, the New Year is just a continuation of the work we have already been doing. As yoga practitioners this is a great time to make a recommitment to our practice, let go of what no longer serves us and create a great foundation for the year ahead.

In this 2 hour all levels Yin practice we’ll focus on supporting all of our bodies systems in a nourishing cycle that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Sunday 13th January 2019, 10am – 12pm 
YOGA GARAGE, Belair Community Centre, 1 Burnell drive, Belair
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – so we can have your freshly pressed juice ready!!
Tickets including 2 hour practice and 500ml cold pressed juice $37 + booking fees.
You can purchase your Tune up Pass at the Studio too!
(some props available at the studio – let us know if you’d like us to put some aside for you)
We’re excited to be working with the Juice Institute to rehydrate and nourish after class. Juice Institute Cold Pressed Juice is pressed and poured by hand right here in Belair South Australia. Their juices are incredibly nutritious, delicious, with brilliant colour and rich aromas, always served in glass bottles and supporting local suppliers. It truly is wellness in a bottle.  100% raw plant goodness. YUM! We’re proud to be supporting a new local business you can check out Juice Institute HERE
Don’t hesitate to contact Karen if you have any questions
ph. 0403 198964 email. [email protected]
Looking forward to sharing this lovely New Years practice with you, much metta Karen 

Yummy Masoor Daal

Yummy red lentils

Nourishing Masoor Daal: Quick to make and easy to digest

Yummy red lentils
Nourishing Masoor Daal: Quick to make and easy to digest (recipe from WARMTH cookbook)

The cool Autumn weather this week has me reaching for one of my old favorite recipes! The first time I had this daal was about 10 years ago during a cooking workshop with Kester and Nadia from Mudita Insitute. It’s been a cold weather favorite ever since. I like to serve mine with a squeeze of lemon or lime and a good dollop of greek yoghurt.

Masoor Daal or red lentils are the fastest cooking of all lentils, do not need pre-soaking and are also light and easy to digest. This simple daal is very quick & easy to make and is absolutely delicious!


  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin or garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp raw sugar or jaggery
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • A handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped


Rinse the lentils in the saucepan 3 – 4 times until the water runs clear. Add 3 – 4 cups boiling water and cook over low-medium heat for 15 mins or until the lentils have lost their form. In a separate pan, heat up the ghee and then add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds are popping, add the garlic and tomato and cook until the tomatoes disintegrate. Add the turmeric and cook for another 30 seconds then add the mixture to the lentil pan. Add the salt, sugar and ground cumin / garam masala to the daal and cook for another 5 mins until looking smooth and delicious. Add a handful of fresh coriander if you wish (a squeeze of lemon/lime and spoon of yogurt is nice too). Serve with rice or flat breads.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!

Many thanks to Mudita Institute for sharing this recipe with us <3

Yoga for Seniors: Maintaining Strength, Mobility & Balance

Yoga for Healthy Aging

Movement for Healthy Aging Classes

Yoga for Healthy Aging
Maintain Strength, Mobility & Balance
This class is suitable for older adults who want to proactively manage the challenges of aging, protect themselves from injury, and feel more relaxed and confident. 
Our focus will be to build and maintain strength, mobility and balance in the body whilst calming the nervous  system and steadying the mind, leading to better sleep and improved digestion.

Ten Good Reasons to Practice Yoga

  1. Yoga is for everyone: young or old, male or female, healthy or sick. Yoga can always be adapted to your individual needs, whatever your circumstances.
  2. Even if you are facing many challenges in your life, it is easy to start doing yoga and you will experience instant benefits, such as stress relief. Furthermore, once you begin to practice regularly, yoga will help you live your life with renewed positivity and enthusiasm.
  3. Yoga is safe. When practiced properly (with an awareness of your physical limitations) it is a completely harmless form of exercise.
  4. Yoga needs no special equipment. While there are a few props that might make your practice more comfortable, the only thing you really need in order to do yoga is you.
  5. Yoga both tones the respiratory system and helps you to breathe more fully, deeply and easily (thus increasing your oxygen intake), which in turn, will improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
  6. Yoga improves the efficiency of your body systems, aiding digestion, the assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxins.
  7. Yoga improves the quality of your sleep so that, when you wake up, you feel refreshed and full of vitality.
  8. Yoga gives you energy and helps you channel your energy effectively so that you don’t waste it on tension, stress and negativity.
  9. Through practising yoga techniques, you experience a genuine sense of outward tranquillity, which eventually helps you to achieve a deep state of inner peace too.
  10. Yoga is FUN!


  • Wear loose, comfortable & stretchy clothes that enable you to move easily. Remove your watch and any jewellery.
  • Go barefoot – this gives you a sense of close contact with the ground and allows the muscles in your feet to operate freely.
  • It is best to practice on an empty stomach, leave at least 1.5hours after a meal before coming to practice. (If that’s not possible – have something light & easy to digest)
  • A yoga mat is helpful but not essential; you may like to bring a towel or a blanket.
  • Yoga is not supposed to hurt! You must be constantly observant and mindful of how you are feeling during class. If you feel unsettled or exhausted during your practice, perhaps you are pushing yourself too hard. Be a little kinder to yourself.


How to Join

Anyone is welcome to join the class.  If you have questions about your fitness to join or are worried about anything, contact Karen on 0403 198 964 or get clearance from your doctor.
When: Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm from 9th May – 6th June
​Where: Yoga Garage, Belair Community Centre, 1 Burnell Drive, Belair
Cost: 5 week course $70 (casual classes can be arranged, contact Karen)

Mothers Day Yoga

Mothers Day Yoga

We LOVE ❤ MOTHERS, after all, how could we pass up an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful women that made us!

Our MOTHERS DAY YOGA will be a fun filled class suitable for all ages and abilities

Whether you’re bringing yourself or your mum, daughter, best friend, wifey, grandma or any other woman in your life, this class is for you!

This class will include partner yoga and thai yoga massage

Stay for a cuppa and bliss balls after class!

Sunday 13th May, 10:00am – 11:00am 

YOGA GARAGE Belair Community Centre, 1 Burnell Drive, Belair


Mothers Day Yoga
Bring your mum, daughter, wife, grandma for a fun and nourishing yoga practice together