Self-Compassion: smart yoga for sensible people

Saturday 28th Mar 2020

causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time. (Cambridge English Dictionary)

Want to enoy yoga more?
If you’ve ever pulled a muscle in a yoga class or felt a twinge you’ve regretted later…this workshop is for you.
In an age where Modern Postural Yoga is often about extreme stretching learn how anyone can make their practice safe, effective and enjoyable.

You’ll learn a smart yoga practice to create spirit in action in simple ways both on and off the yoga mat.

We’ll explore truly sustainable yoga practices to suit YOU and the life direction you are taking now.
It’s suitable for anyone regardless of yoga experience, injury or other “limits” often placed on practicing Yoga. 

  • Expect a combination of postures and practice to develop the “Self-Care” we so often forget (despite our best intentions)
  • Expect to reframe why and how you “do” Yoga to make it truly enjoyable at a soul level. 
  • Learn about “effortless yoga” which will make you want to do more
  • Experience the natural joy and good vibes of a sensible practice
  • Enjoy time to reflect and connect inwards

It just might save your body and the world.

Open to all ages and abilites…there’s no requirement for experience or skill.
(Sometimes the less you know means the less you have to “unlearn”)


Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to event date is possible subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Less than 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is only possible if we can fill your place from a wait-list.


Meet Mark O’Brien
“27 years’ experience of yoga practice has taught me that my Yoga should sustain me, my body, my relationships and my mind. But the practice was not meant to hurt me, impress my guru or get me more likes on Insta! Over-stretching or “advanced poses” should never be confused with “spiritual opening”. They are just misplaced ambition.

If I’m honest I refused to recognize this for a long time for which I often paid the physical price…This was the opposite of “sustainable” for me and my body.
But thanks to patient and wise teachers my yoga now serves me effortlessly and seems to sustain me pretty well!”

Mark is the founder of Qi Health & Yoga and has practiced Yoga for 27 years with well over 11,000 teaching hours under his belt. He is renowned for inventive, deceptively simple but inspiring classes that offer hidden depths to students of all levels.

He holds Senior/Level 3 membership of YogaAustralia and continues to advocate for lifting teaching skills and standards for the benefit of all teachers and students.
He has trained in depth with Donna Farhi over 20 years, and many other legendary teachers and inspirations including TKV Desikachar, Mark Whitwell, Mark Breadner, Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Karen Schaeffer and J.Brown.

Saturday 28th Mar 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Qi Freshwater Studio



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