Richmond - Upcoming Workshops
With Jessica Dewar
Jessica Dewar Yoga’s Beginners Yoga: 4-Week Intro Program is a dynamic, detailed and exciting course for anyone interested in beginning their journey with yoga. It is also the perfect opportunity for current yoga students to deepen and expand their practice. Drawing upon the passion, skills and expertise of our senior teachers, you will be taught to practice yoga with clarity, energy and confidence.
Students can expect individual attention, personal development, mentoring and assistance from experienced and conscientious teachers; a strong foundation in yoga asana (postures) and an introduction to yoga philosophy.
Each course runs for 4 weeks over which the basic yoga postures will be introduced and consolidated. On completion of the course students will feel confident to continue with weekly group classes. For more information about what to expect, see Beginners Yoga.
Schedule: Tuesday’s, Oct 08 - 29, 6.15pm - 7.15pm
Investment: $135 +GST for full 4-week course
Restorative Yoga Workshop
with Jessica Dewar
Nurture your body, mind, and soul with an afternoon of profound relaxation and stillness through restorative yoga
During this 2 hour session, you will be guided using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to assist in bringing your body into a state of complete relaxation. You will learn to comfortably maintain variations in asana over longer periods of time (between 5 - 15 minutes). Developed in combination with deep restorative breathing, this practice will help you to let go physically, emotionally, and mentally to replenish your energy levels.
The profound state of relaxation we enter during a restorative yoga session calms the nervous system, balances our heart rate, and regulates the functioning of our internal organs. It helps to reduce symptoms of depression, chronic fatigue and anxiety, and can improve sleep patterns.
When: Saturday, Sept 14, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Investment: $39 +GST
Jessica Dewar Yoga + Pug Rescue & Adoption Victoria
The Pug Yoga Party!
Saturday 12th October 2019
11:30am - 3:00pm
Jessica Dewar Yoga - Richmond Studio
100% of the money raised will go toward Pug Rescue & Adoption Victoria who are a not-for-profit charity - www.pugrescue.org.au
$30 Pug Yoga Class Ticket - entitles students to participate in their nominated Pug Yoga Class time, as well as pug yoga lounge before and after class!
(Limit of 20 tickets per class)
And for those that are not yogi’s but still want to join in the fun:
$20 Pug Yoga Lounge Ticket - entitles supporters to hang out in our pug yoga lounge area and hug rescue pugs!
Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance, so don't miss out!
Yoga Inversions for Beginners: Face your fears and learn how to practice Sirsasana & Sarvangasana safely
with Jessica Dewar
A yoga practice without inversions is like coffee without coffee beans — the essence is missing. Inversions set yoga apart from other physical disciplines. Inversions are fundamental to a balanced yoga practice, but often our fear stops us from trying.
Why are inversions important?
Psychologically, they teach us to see from other perspectives
Emotionally, they guide the energy of the pelvis (an energy of creation and personal power) toward the heart, igniting self-exploration and growth
Physically, they strengthen the immune and endocrine systems, nourishing the brain and stimulating organs
Sirasasana (head stand) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) are believed to be the king and queen of all asanas. In essence, Sirsasana improves our focus and promotes action, while Sarvangasana brings calm and receptivity. And these poses must be practiced together to bring balance to the body and mind.
To experience the profound benefits, and to prevent injury, it's essential to learn the correct setup and alignment for each pose.
In this workshop you will learn:
Key techniques to practice that will strengthen your core, neck and shoulders in preparation for ‘the lift’
Step by step how to mount and dismount Sirsasana and Sarvangasana safely
How to practice without the need for any props
When to include these poses into your daily practice
Common mistakes to watch out for
I practice both poses every day and recommend my students do the same. This workshop will help you to build confidence, strength and grace in both poses. And if you take the time to master them, you will reap their benefits for the rest of your life.
When: Saturday, Oct 19, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Investment: $37 +GST
Yoga for Low Back Pain
with Jessica Dewar
Welcome yogis to Yoga for Low Back Pain. It’s unfortunate you are here, as back pain is not fun, but let me assure you there is hope. Trust me, I know where you are!
As a sufferer of chronic low back pain myself, with 5 bulging discs and scoliosis, Yoga for Low Back Pain was born out of a passion to share what has worked for me. My personal experience with chronic low back pain combined with my 10 year career in Rehabilitation (working alongside some of the top specialists in the country) has certainly taught me a thing or two when it comes to managing back pain and strengthening the back
Low back pain is becoming increasingly common in today’s day and age. Living sedentary lives, sitting at computer desks for much of the day, hunched over mobile phones, and long commutes to and from work are just some examples for why low back pain is on the rise. And unfortunately, it is likely most of us have or will experience low back pain at some point in our lives. So let’s get excited about introducing some preventative and healing steps forward to better manage low back pain.
While severe back pain should always be examined by a doctor, chronic and moderate-level back pain can often be assisted with a regular yoga practice. Yoga can be extremely beneficial in naturally strengthening and lengthening your spine, stretching your muscles, and improving your back’s alignment, which can often be a root cause of persistent back pain.
During this 90 minute class you will be introduced to a carefully designed yoga sequence that will aid your recovery and alleviate symptoms of back pain. We will also touch upon basic anatomy to help you understand why, where and how the low back can get injured, and how to prevent further injury in your yoga practice and day to day activities.
All students will also receive access to an online portal containing images and descriptions of all the poses you will learn in class to make sure you can maintain a daily practice at home for long term benefit and well-being.
When: Saturday, Oct 26, 11.00am - 12.30pm
Investment: $37 +GST