The Fuzz Speech (why movement makes us feel so good)

What is fascia? and why does yoga makes us feel so good?

Gil Hedley posted a video on YouTube about fascia (watch it below) in 2005, way before we started talking about things like deep fascia or myofascial release.

In my first yoga teacher training, although we had a wonderful anatomy teacher, our learning focussed on muscles and joints….. but what about fascia?

Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fibre and muscle in place. This tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up.

Although fascia looks like one sheet of tissue, it’s actually made up of multiple layers with liquid in between. In fact it’s like a super highway for hydration in the body. It’s designed to stretch as you move. But there are certain things that cause fascia to thicken and become sticky. When it dries up and tightens around muscles, it can limit mobility and cause painful knots to develop.

In his video, Hedley talks about fuzz or fascia. He explains that lack of movement in our body leads to the solidifying of our tissues or less mobility around our muscles, which some people wrongly refer to as “aging”. On the other hand, stretching and moving our bodies hydrates and keeps that fascia loose, therefore “healthy”.

The Fuzz Speech answers questions like: “Why do I wake up in the morning feeling so stiff?” “Why does stretching feel so good?” Above all, it is a call to action. A call to movement.

Stretching our fuzz is what keeps us mobile and feeling good. We can deal with it through yoga or any type of exercise that allows us to use our full range of motion.

So, the moral of this story??? KEEP MOVING!

New Years Tune Up

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New Years Tune Up Banner

Invite the best things into 2020!

Join us for 2 hours of delicious 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.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – so we can have your freshly pressed juice ready!!

We’re excited to be working with the Juice Institute to rehydrate and nourish after class!

Juice Institute cold pressed juice is crafted in Belair using true cold pressed technology.

We use a 200kg hydrolic press and take fresh whole foods, supporting local suppliers and press our produce to create beautifully detailed, clean juice. Our process allows for all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes of our plants to be captured in each juice jar we create.

Our juice is fresh, raw and untreated, served in glass and made to order. We specialise in juice cleansing and also love sharing daily juices to replenish micronutrient levels. Quite simply, our juice gives busy people an easy way to recharge, re-energies and find balance.

With 3 partnered collection locations around Adelaide and local delivery, true cold pressed juice has never been so easy, tasty and convenient.

www.juiceinstitute.com.au

@juiceinstitute

We’re proud to be supporting a new local business! 

YOGA GARAGE
Belair Community Centre
1 Burnell drive, Belair

Sunday 12th January 2020
10am – 12pm

Tickets including 2 hour practice and 467ml cold pressed juice (RRP $9.50)

$38 + booking fees.

You can purchase your Tune up Pass at the Studio too!

PLEASE BRING YOUR MAT, BOLSTER, BLANKET AND BLOCK (some props available at the studio – let us know if you’d like us to put some aside for you)

Kirbanu – Candlelit Yin & Live Music

Drop into a Deep Calm this December with a delicious 2 hr Yin Yoga event by Karen Gunter and International Musician and Yogi Kirbanu

Friday 20 December 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Press Pause from the busyness of the holiday period

A beautiful collaboration between Yoga Garage creator, Karen Gunter and musician and yogini, Kirbanu will include a combination of soothing live music, meditation and Yin Yoga, inviting you to leave the world behind for a while and focus completely on yourself.

You will be invited to let go of doing and immerse in being.

Each asana gives you the time and space to relax, to give yourself up to the moment and let your breath flow freely. This allows you to come to inner peace and release yourself from all the tensions you hold on to.

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.

BREATHE… 

You cannot breathe deeply and worry at the same time. 

Breathe. 

Let worry go. 

Breathe. 

Allow the love and intuition in.

YOGA GARAGE
Belair Community Centre,
1 Burnell Drive, Belair

Friday 20 December 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm

What I need to bring:

  • Mat
  • Block
  • Bolster
  • Blanket

Please let us know when you book in if you need to borrow props or would like to purchase one of the following:

  • cork block ($25)
  • organic cotton bolster ($90) 
  • Second Earth Eco Mat ($130)

Doors open at 6:30pm.
Please give yourself time to arrive, book in and set up your landing pad ready to begin at 7 pm

Kirbanu plays guitar

Kirbanu

Kirbanu is an Adelaide born, internationally based yogic voice coach, musician & yogini who fuses vocal science with mindfulness techniques to teach people how to use their voices holistically and in empowering ways. She has performed over 500 concerts in the last 5 years across Europe and Australasia. Her deep passion is to use sound and the voice as tools for meaningful connection and personal transformation, and she loves guiding others to experience the freedom and joy that a holistic connection with their own voices and body brings.

“Kirbanu touched me deeply with her voice and energy during a beautiful yoga class at LuluLemon Adelaide. It was a joy to experience.”
– Nadine Namam (Freelance Yoga Teacher, Adelaide AUS)

www.kirbanu.com

Listen to her new Mantra

Live Yin Yoga + Music Video 

More Info:
i-Tunes, Apple Music @kirbanu

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY

If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

* Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.

* Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).

* No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

The ESSENCE of BEING (Yin Yoga and Live Music)

Banner image two people with 'let it be' sign between them

This YIN Yoga, Yoga Nidra and live sound journey has been masterfully crafted by Irene Ais and Josh Blau to reveal the nectar of our true essence from within.

Friday 15th November
7pm – 9pm

Release tension long held in the body and mind through postural habits and old stories to return to your simplest expression of being. Join us for an experience of deep softening, awakening and bliss.

OM PEOPLE YOGA

Josh Blau and Irene Ais created OM People Yoga to share the transformational power of traditional Hatha Yoga. With over 30 years combined experience in Yoga and Meditation they are now nomads who travel around the world sharing deep practices for body, breath, mind and how these practices are designed to awaken our lives. They are both passionate about offering a complete practice involving sound, asana, pranayama and meditation supported by their many years immersing in the traditional Tantric and Vedic philosophy. Discover for yourself what it means to be an OM Person living a conscious and empowered life.

IRENE AIS

Irene Ais has spent the last decade helping people thrive. After almost 20 years studying Yoga and Meditation she takes her students on a journey to discover the power it has to transform and empower our lives.

Irene’s mantra is founded on awareness, she believes our relationship with life transforms when we begin the journey of self discovery.

Her extensive experience working with the mind/body connection through Hatha Yoga, Physiotherapy and Mental Health adds a unique holistic dimension to her teachings.

Irene is known for crafting rich and masterfully layered experiences which reveal her knowledge of western science and eastern wisdom.

She has worked with thousands of students and teachers around the world to explore how we move, breathe, think and feel down to the subtest parts of who we are.

She is the cofounder of @ompeopleyoga, @stillspacecommunity and the creator of the Therapeutic Yoga for Health professionals teacher training.

Find her somewhere across the globe through @irene_ais.

JOSH BLAU

Josh BlauOne of Australia’s leading Yoga and Meditation teachers, Josh is known for his energetic, transformative and inspiring classes. Deeply respectful of the origins of yoga and acutely aware of modern day needs, Josh brings everyday balance and flow to his teachings.

Forever a student, Josh spent time training in L.A at the acclaimed Black Dog Yoga and global training hub Dharma Yoga Centre in New York City with Yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra at. He frequently spends time in India to connect with the sages and origins of this ancient practice.

Now having studied under Yoga Rupa Rod Stryker he blends his previous Vinyasa experience with the Sri Vidya Tantric Hatha Yoga System.

One of his talents lies in supporting and facilitating teachers and students of all levels to embrace their fears through focusing on alignment, technique and gaining a deeper understanding of the purpose and place of each asana and Yoga in its essence. Josh’s commitment to a daily practice and his own desire to deepen his own knowledge makes him an inspiring teacher.

Josh’s passion is to guide people to a place where they can feel more connected to themselves. In this quest to facilitate a higher state of consciousness in his students, he brings pranayama, meditation and mantra to his classes.

Josh’s personal mission is fostering a deep connection to self as he believes when this occurs, we can begin to live life in a state of balance and flow.

Follow his journey through @josh_blau

YOGA GARAGE
Belair Community Centre,
1 Burnell Drive, Belair

Fri, 15 November 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 What I need to bring:

  • Mat
  • Block
  • Bolster
  • Blanket

* YOGA GARAGE has Second Earth Eco Yoga Mats, Stretch Now organic cotton bolsters and Cork Blocks available to purchase, let us know if you’d like us to put some props aside for you!

Any inquiries please email Karen at [email protected]

Pricing: $50