“I felt profoundly grateful, honored to be asked to submit an article on such an auspicious pose – Padmasana” (Tim).
In recognition of Tim’s expertise, Australian Yoga Life magazine asked him to contribute a feature article in their latest issue (September 2017 #56). The article offers an in depth and detailed explanation of one of the most significant of all yoga poses – Padmasana or ‘Lotus Pose’.
Once their next issue is published (December 2017) an online link to the whole article will be available. Until then the magazine can be purchased in leading newsagents or at the school for $8.00.
The Deepening Practice Program (DPP) will consist of a series of regular Sunday sessions for committed yoga practitioners/students/teachers interested in the deepening of their yoga experience. The program will be coordinated by Tim Oddie and sessions conducted with his guidance but others will also be encouraged to contribute and take increasing ‘ownership’ of this evolving program.
The transformative yogic journey to wholeness truly begins with the development of a personal practice. Though this is ultimately the most personnel of journeys it is of immense benefit to have the support of others with whom you can regularly share your learning’s, difficulties and other experiences.
This program will provide the information, the support and encouragement you need to develop your understanding and to deepen your experience of a sustained yoga practice.
For those wishing to undertake teacher training in the future this program will provide a valuable preparation. However acceptance into this program is by no means restricted to those wishing to teach but only to those wishing to evolve
You won’t look back!
When: The 1st SUNDAY of every month 1.30 – 4.30pm (starting Sunday May 7th). DPP for 2017 will consist of 7sessions (no August session due to Bali Retreats)
Format: The sessions will consist of a 1.5hour practice session followed by 1.5hours of Q&A/discussion (and Chai!). The week prior to each session Tim will welcome any emailed questions/suggestions for consideration. On some Sundays these sessions may also coincide with a late afternoon Kirtan or other music event open to the broader community or maybe a shared meal downstairs at Shiraaz Indian Restaurant.
Cost for all 7 sessions $490
Casually per session $90 *
(* numbers are limited and priority will be given to those committed to all 7 sessions. Sessional attendance may not be available or subject to a waitlist.)
Requirements: Prerequisite to this program will be regular attendance at GCY level 2 or 3 classes or a regular practice at home or elsewhere of similar level.
(If unsure please feel free to discuss with Tim.) Finally and most importantly you will require the curiosity and commitment to undergo your own transformation and the compassion to assist others in theirs.
To Apply: Contact Tim directly on 0419 313677.
If you work or indeed live in the CBD take advantage of our new lunchtime class options.
We have ‘Lunchtime’ classes 5 days per week!
- Highly qualified and experienced yoga teachers.
- No yoga experience needed.
- Classes in the heart of Geelong’s CBD.
- Casual passes available – no need to book
In fact all kinds of men do yoga!
Do you, your husband, your son, your father, your mate need to start looking after themselves?
An extract from Australian Yoga LIFE magazine:
“Tim Oddie – a Certified Iyengar teacher of 15 years – sees yoga as a powerful mechanism for investigating men’s health and identity. And he’s in a position to preach: for over 20 years he has commonly been the only male student in class; he has taught many men one-on-one; has instructed large private groups of men (including the Geelong AFL team for the past eight years); and he has consulted and encouraged yoga teachers and yoga studios on men-only yoga.
As is often the way, what started out as an exercise in commercial viability (i.e. how to get the other 50% of the population on a yoga mat) has moved to heart level and he cares deeply and passionately about fully and personally meeting the needs of his men.”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE – MensYogaArticle – Australian Yoga LIFE magazine
The full article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine www.ayl.com.au