Up coming Events in 2021
1. Yoga in Queens Park
Join us for a morning of Yoga in the Park run by Dr. Martin Nguyen (TCM) and Barbara Scarpino. Please bring your yoga mat and invite your friends & family to join us for a morning of positive yoga. In the event of rain, we will host the yoga at our Centre instead.
When: Sunday 10th Jan 2021 @ 10.00AM – 11.00AM
Venue: Queens Park (Sunken Gardens off Mt Alexander Rd & Kellaway Ave)
2. Positive Yoga & Sound Healing with Dr Martin Nguyen TCM
Term 1 POSITIVE YOGA – starts 25th January 2021 – 10 Week Course
Students of all levels can join our gentle & small class sizes (max of 12) & comfortably
achieve their goals , where it be to :
- Decrease stress, anxiety & lift low moods
- Develop inner peace and harmony
- Decrease tension, pain & stiffness
- Increase flexibility, balance & co ordination
- Improve sleep, energy levels & general well being
- Balance body weight, self awareness & discipline
Our school is ideal for those new, returning or seeking a more gentle mindfulness practice. New students will find themselves in a class that moves slowly and mindfully where facilitators take the time to offer detailed alignment cues and can offer modifications as needed. Slow, flowing sequences and gently held postures allow space for a powerful enrichment of connection between body, mind and breath. The focus is on finding and maintaining space within the body rather than specific strength and mobility improvement goals. Students will be encouraged to foster an enjoyment of inhabiting their own bodies. Each class will include a period of led relaxation & meditation to support students to learn techniques for managing stress in daily life.
Our courses are taught on a weekly schedule in accordance with the Victorian school term dates & we offer school holiday programs too. Each class is 60 mins duration & includes yoga equipment.
Positive Yoga & Meditation starts 25th January 2021 – 10 Week Course
** Early Bird Special: Book and make payment before 30/12/20 & get 1 x Extra class to be used for Yoga or Sound Healing & Meditation **
TERM 1 2021 – LOTUS SOUND HEALING & DEEP MEDITATION
THURS 7.15pm with Barbara Scarpino (Commencing 28th Jan 2021)
SAT 2.00PM with Dr Martin TCM (Commencing 30th Jan 2021)
10 week course = $180
Trial class = $18
We welcome you to join our sound healing and meditation classes with Dr Martin Nguyen TCM. This class is suitable for individuals who want to distress, relax and want a deep form of healing through the sound of several instruments like Tibetan bowl and didgeridoo to create vibrations around the body.
Sound healing is suitable for those suffering from;
1) Stress + Anxiety/Trauma
2) Fatigue + Insomnia
3) Pain + Tension
4) Searching for inner peace
The one hour class will start with an introduction to sound healing and a group discussion and will be followed by a second meditation which will continue for the rest of the class.
Term 1 2021 starts on Mon 25th January 2021 & is 10 weeks in duration.
Students can join us at any time in the term & will be only charged for the remaining weeks. For example if you start on week 3 of the term you will charged $144 for 8 classes.
** Multiple classes: Students can study more than once per week with us & the fee will be as below:
2 classes per week: $16.50 per class & the 10 week term fee is $330 ( $16.50 x 2 x 10)
3 classes per week: $15.50 per class & the 10 week term fee is $465 ( $15.50 x 2×10)
Please call us on 9331 1888 to book your Multiple classes
* Trial classes – $18
* 5 class pass (valid only during the term purchased) – $100
* 10 week full term booking – $180
Barbara Scarpino is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Her passion for teaching began as a young teenager when she realized the benefits of Yoga and Meditation, however it wasn’t till later in life that this practice would become her career.
Within the last eight years she has taught Yoga & Meditation , catering for a variety of groups such as corporate industries, Primary and secondary schools. Her dedication to wellness has allowed her the opportunity to share the fundamentals of Yoga and Meditation with an array of clients, from pre natal to over fifties students, who all continue to enjoy the calming, relaxation benefits of Yoga. Barbara as she endeavours to harmonise people’s lives and to teach Yoga and Meditation as a way of life. Through Barbara’s thorough and fully skilled guided teachings, everyone can enrich their life and reach their greatest potential.
Having completed studies in Hypnotherapy, and Pranic healing, these techniques used in conjunction with Yoga and Meditation, provides the best possible therapies for anyone wanting to become the best version of themselves..
Dr. Martin Nguyen (TCM)
Qualified Vivekananda Yoga Teacher 2003
Primordial Sound Healing Meditation, Chopra Centre 2001
Lotus Sound Healing & Meditation Teacher
How does it work?
You simply pick the most suitable class, day and time for you. Once selected, enrol by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button and follow the prompts. Your selected class becomes your weekly class for the duration of the term.
Booking, Transfer & Refund policy
Yoga courses are to be paid upon booking to secure your class time, day and room. We cannot transfer paid fees to the following term, unless you provide a medical certificate from your doctor indicating that you can no longer attend our classes. In the case of term transfer, the centre will allow students to do so for a maximum of 6 months for the day of transfer request. Students are able to nominate another person to complete the course if they are not able to attend. A refund can be organised for any reason, however a booking fee of $50 will be withheld, minus the classes that have been attend as the position has been reserved for you. To avoid losing the $50 booking fee, students can ask to have it credited to them, which can be used for purchasing of any products, Remedial Massages or Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Please note these policies are to ensure fairness for all students.
How long are yoga classes?
All classes run for 60 mins, but sometimes tend to run overtime by up to 10 mins.
How much does it cost and are rebates available?
Classes are $18 per session, paid per term upfront. Health Rebates are certainly available with some private health insurance companies. It is best to check with your insurer if yoga is covered and how much you get back, as they all vary.
What if I miss a class?
You are entitled to catch up 2 missed classes per term, within the term enrolled. They cannot be carried over into another term.
Can I do 2 classes per week?
Of course! With the 2nd course, you will receive one free class to be used within the term.
What do I wear?
Comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, such as tights, singlet, shorts, t-shirt. All classes are done in bare feet, so good personal hygiene is essential
What do I bring?
All equipment and mats are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything. If you have your own mat and/or eye pillow you are welcome to it bring along. A water fountain is available here at the centre.
How many students are there in a class?
We have a maximum of 14 students per class. This ensures quality tuition.
What if I have an injury?
Injured students are very welcome, provided that your doctor has agreed yoga will be beneficial. Please notify your teacher before the class.
What if I am really inflexible?
Perfect! That’s the most ideal reason to start your yoga journey. Yoga will help supple up the body. We start slow and progress the body from there. If you feel uncomfortable in any pose your teacher can vary it and give your other options.
What If I fall pregnant mid-term?
If you are already a yoga student, and just discover that you are expecting, we ask that you continue your yoga home practice, & that you put your classes on hold until 12 weeks gestation. This is because many women suffer nausea around 8 – 12 weeks. After 12 weeks gestation you then transfer to a specific Prenatal Class.
How long can I practice prenatal yoga?
Most women begin around 12 weeks & go right through to 39/40 weeks of pregnancy. The general rule is that if it still feels good to practice, then there is no reason to stop. Yoga releases all those wonderful, “feel good” hormones called endorphins. They help keep you relaxed, supple & deeply connected to your baby & body.
What happens when the term finishes?
Once the term has finished then it is advisable that you continue onto the next term.
Can I attend casually?
As we have limited spaces in each class, unfortunately we cannot accommodate casual attendance. We also follow class plans and work with a curriculum each term, so we prefer to take students on a learning journey. By seeing the same students weekly it allows us to monitor injuries and progression. Being a yoga practitioner requires diligent, consistent practice (abhyasa). This ensures you gain the maximum benefits of yoga at the mind, body and soul levels.
The only exception is that prenatal yoga students can “pay as you go”!
Click here to find out if your Private Health Fund can rebate your yoga classes.