Join us in Support of the Victims of the Australian Bushfires
There is but one word that resonates literally, afferently, and connectively…
It is our country and our home. They are our animals, and this is our land – no matter how distant or how close, whether it is our families, friends, associates, or simply just strangers, we are as a community innately connected by heart to these people, these animals, and this land.
In response, we are seeing our community come together in strength to offer support where they can. And while relief shall be ongoing in the months and years to come, we would like to join together now to offer what we can to some of the organisations designated to assist the victims.
A Yoga and Meditation for
Connection and Gratitude
was held on
Saturday 18 January 2020
10 am to 12 pm
166 Pacey Road, Upper Brookfield
We have all seen the horrific images of the Australian bushfires from people watching their homes reduced to ashes to koalas with their paws in water to heal their burns. And we may also have family and friends who have been impacted by the extreme fires.
It is heartbreaking and we can feel distressed and helpless, but we can also find consolation in all the positive things happening – communities coming together and people helping each other and wildlife survive these events.
At BIYOME, we invite you to view some of the images from this special workshop on Yoga and Meditation for Connection & Gratitude in support of the bushfire victims. We welcomed beginners as well as experienced practitioners of yoga and meditation – it was a day that was enjoyed by all.
We had 13 guests in total and have raised $845 which was donated directly to help fight the bushfires and restore the lives of both human and animal victims via Red Cross Australia and Animals Australia.
If you wish to donate extra outside the workshop, you may do so direct through the organisations. Thank you. We are extraordinarily grateful for your donations.
A snap shot of the day
A little about the teachers that presented
Marian fell in love with yoga more than twenty years ago in Denmark where she is from. Arriving in Australia four years ago, Marian realised she wanted to include daily meditation in her life for grounding and wellbeing and that later led her to study at BIYOME.
Marian is very passionate about bringing the benefits of meditation out to as many people as possible – in an easy and accessible way. As a meditation teacher, she uses her sensitivity to connect with each student in a gentle and calm way, sharing her knowledge and personal experience.
Jane is a Certified Level 1 Yoga Teacher, Certified Meditation Teacher and Kids & Family trained Yoga teacher. Jane is also a Reiki practitioner. She is also currently upgrading to level 2 Yoga Teacher studying with The Biomedical institute for Yoga and Meditation, having completed focused courses in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapy for Gut Brain Health.
As a Yoga Teacher Jane’s yoga sequences focus on deep relaxation and stretching, through to a more dynamic vinyasa flow, connecting mind and body, linking breath with movement. Her classes combine a mix of beginner and intermediate poses with a healthy balance of prana and mindfulness. Her aim is to have people feel fully alive, with moments of stillness, connection and peace, feeling more able to cope with the ups and downs of everyday life.
Sophie Kent & Beau Stegert
Beau and Sophie are gardeners, yogis and lovers of nature. They are experienced musicians who enjoy sharing the practice of chanting mantras as meditation.