Alpine Summer Yoga Retreat 2018

16 – 18 2018, Arrive: Friday 2pm – Leave: Sunday 3pm | Alpine Summer Yoga Retreat | 215 Mt Buffalo Retreat, Porepunkah |

BOOKINGS NOW AVAILABLE!

Join Kylie Bertuch Haynes from Ginger Ki Yoga & Emily Rose from Emily Rose Yoga for a weekend retreat in the beautiful alpine town of Porepunkah, just 9kms from Bright, Victoria.

This summer take an opportunity to harness the energy of the sun, create a positive vision for your future and become your best self by stepping outside your comfort zone. We will explore vinyasa, yin & restorative sequences, meditation practices and some optional adventure activities in neighbouring Mt Buffalo National Park (think abseiling, paddle-boarding and hiking with expert local guides) to assist you to create positive energy in your life.

This retreat is specially designed for people of all experience & ability levels.

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Our stunning private retreat location is set at the base of Mt Buffalo at the luxurious property of 215 Mt Buffalo Retreat. Surrounded in bushland, this property consists of one main house where all our meals and gatherings will mostly take place, one pool house (yes, there is a beautiful pool!) with 2 extra rooms, one on site yoga studio and one king suite where our teachers will stay.

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There are four different accommodation options across the two houses. Space is limited. First in, best dressed.

  1. Main House Twin Share with Ensuite Bathroom $800 per person Early Bird [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $890]
  2. Main House Twin Share with Shared Bathroom $750 per person Early Bird [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $840]
  3. Pool House Private King Room with Shared Bathroom $1300 Early Bird *Price is for room and could be shared by a couple. [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $1450]
  4. Pool House Twin Share (bunk and double bed) $750 per person Early Bird *Three friends could share this room – please contact us for triple share rate. [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $840]

***BOOKINGS NOW AVAILABLE ***

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

*2 nights accommodation with all bedding included
*All meals, drinks and snacks from check in until check out – home cooked nutritious whole foods (all dietary requirements can be catered for so please let us know upon booking)
*Twice daily yoga classes in the purpose built heated studio
*All mats and props for the practice (bring your own if you like though)
*Guided meditations each morning and evening
*Workshops around the theme of creating positive change
*Essential Oils workshop
*Adventure activities at Mt Buffalo (a choice of hiking or abseiling with renowned local guides Bright Adventure Company)
*Free time to enjoy the pool or walk in the nearby bush
*Some added extras that we will keep secret!

WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THE PREVIOUS ALPINE YOGA RETREAT:

Pauline“In true love and caring spirit, Kylie & Emily gave us their mind, body and soul at their Inaugural Alpine Spring Yoga Retreat, We, in turn, were beautifully stretched and nourished. There is now a renewed ‘spring’ in my step which I am enjoying immensely. I would sincerely recommend their dedicated teachings to all.”
~ Pauline

GOT QUESTIONS, ASK TODAY

 

7 Easy ways to deepen your yoga practice.

Yoga is such a personal journey that is ever evolving. I find that I have times when I love every moment on my mat feeling deeply connected to my breath, my body, my heartbeat and the moment. Other times, my mind is running the show again and again, and I must become aware of drawing myself back to my breath over and over. And so the cycle goes… The Human Experience blesses us with an incredible yet mischievous mind and yoga provides us with tools to help quiet the ‘monkey mind’ and reconnect to our inner Self. Our True Self. Our True Wisdom.

Some of the most useful ways I find myself enriching my practice and giving my monkey mind something to focus on, thus enriching my yoga practice by deepening the connection to my bod;:y, my movements, my breath and my inner voice are as follows:

  1. Set an intention: This is a powerful and I think and a most important step in your practice. Whether you are coming to your mat for a 5 minute flow to shift some energy and wake yourself up from an afternoon slump, or you are on your mat for a few hours, setting an intention speaks to the Universe about what you would like to invite in. It might be a bigger picture goal or it might be something very simple just for that day. it might be for yourself or it might be for someone else who you  know could benefit from having some cultivated loving energy directed their way. Whatever it is, use positive language and say it/think it/feel it with your whole Self. Yoga is a powerful practice and intention setting a powerful part of manifesting the life that you would like to live. It is also a powerful way to give back, to yourself or to others.  The Lilypad_300
  2. Add essential oils: Whether you use them in a diffuser or apply them topically, essential oils can enhance your practice quite powerfully. When you use pure certified therapeutic grade oils such as doTerra, you know you are applying the highest quality oils to your skin or inhaling them into your precious lungs. Oils can help alter your mood, help change your brain chemistry, help repair damaged muscles, help improve your respiratory system, support your lymphatic system & nervous system, they can help boost your immunity, support you through emotional ups and downs and so much more. Depending on what you want the oils to do, this is a sure way to enhance the benefits of your yoga practice. For more info on what oils are good for what ailments, contact me and we can have a chat about what will suit you. balance_oil_gkyw_300
  3. Ground down your feet: Grounding your feet in a post helps deepen your connection with the Earth. Helps you build a more stable base of support. Helps you gain better balance through the pose, and helps you connect to your deep core lines, strengthening your feet, drawing energy up from the Earth to grow the pose with integrity. Grounding your feet also sets you up for a sturdy journey through your practice and thus, into the rest of your life. It helps you become sure of yourself, have confidence in your movements, to grow tall in your stride and be your best self. Tree_Pose_Silouette_Ginger_Ki_Yoga_300
  4. Connect to your deep core: Whenever you move on your mat, take the time to ensure your are connecting/moving from your core. You can do this a number of ways. Spread your toes every time you reach your foot away from your torso or plant it into your mat, or flex your toes back to wards your face in seated poses, activating your inner core lines which help switch on your deep sore muscles. These muscles help support your spine when you move, so you are moving from a far more integrated and supported place. Drawing your belly button toward your spine and up towards your heart as you move helps activate the deeper core muscles along with the more superficial core muscles to work together to provide a more stable movement. This can otherwise be known as activating uddiyana (‘flying up lock’ – in your stomach) and mula (root lock – anus/perineum) bandhas (internal energetic locks) to enrich your practice, support your physical movement and build and hold internal energy flow.eight_limbed_pose_gky_300
  5. Listen to your inner voice: Whatever your iceberg looks like that day and how ever much of the tip is showing above the surface, only you can really explore and know what is below the surface… Take time at the beginning of your practice to stop, sit or stand still, close your eyes and tune in deeply. Listen to what your body has to tell you that day. Listen to what your breath has to tell you. Then as you begin to practice,  continue to tune in. If you notice yourself getting pulled back into the multitude of thoughts that can so easily distract us, you would human and that is perfectly OK. Take a moment and stop again, tune in again, listen to your body and your breath, then start your next move from a more connected space.yoga_self_300
  6. Expand the pose in every direction: When you think about the full expression of the pose (whatever that looks like for you that day on your mat), think about how you can expand the pose in all directions. Spread your toes and ground through your feet, grow the pose from the ground up. Extending your heart forward/upward, extend your crown forward/upward helps you stay light in your torso, lengthening your spine and creating space for your lungs to expand and your spine to move more freely. Reaching your finger tips further expands the energy of the pose to the furthest point. It brings the pose to every cell of your body, not just your main body and muscles, but switches on all the muscles along the way and creates a felling of fullness. Breathe through every pour on your skin, rather than just through your nose. Feel as though your cells themselves are expanding with breath and the practice will reward you a 1000 fold.warrior3_300
  7. Be patient with yourself on the journey: This is one that we often need to remind ourselves of. Being patient is a constant practice. Yoga helps us cultivate patience, not only with ourselves on our yoga mat, but this then flows off our mat and into our lives and a greater peace is brought into the way we live. If one day you can do a pose to it’s fullest expression, then the next you find yourself falling out of a balancing pose, or fatigued and not able to find the strength you have had another time, or perhaps you have been working on a pose for a while and ‘progression’ is slow, be patient with yourself on the journey. Yoga is not a quick fix, it’s a life long practice that will continue to evolve as you do, always giving back in ways that sometimes are not as obvious as others.  Enjoy the process and be in the moment with your breath. You will enjoy the practice far more when you are not so busy raising that bar.

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Alpine Summer Yoga Retreat 2018

16 – 18 2018, Arrive: Friday 2pm – Leave: Sunday 3pm | Alpine Summer Yoga Retreat | 215 Mt Buffalo Retreat, Porepunkah |

SAVE THE DATE!

Join Kylie Bertuch Haynes from Ginger Ki Yoga & Emily Rose from Emily Rose Yoga for a weekend retreat in the beautiful alpine town of Porepunkah, just 9kms from Bright, Victoria.

This summer take an opportunity to harness the energy of the sun, create a positive vision for your future and become your best self by stepping outside your comfort zone. We will explore vinyasa, yin & restorative sequences, meditation practices and some optional adventure activities in neighbouring Mt Buffalo National Park (think abseiling, paddle-boarding and hiking with expert local guides) to assist you to create positive energy in your life.

This retreat is specially designed for people of all experience & ability levels.

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Our stunning private retreat location is set at the base of Mt Buffalo at the luxurious property of 215 Mt Buffalo Retreat. Surrounded in bushland, this property consists of one main house where all our meals and gatherings will mostly take place, one pool house (yes, there is a beautiful pool!) with 2 extra rooms, one on site yoga studio and one king suite where our teachers will stay.

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There are four different accommodation options across the two houses. Space is limited. First in, best dressed.

  1. Main House Twin Share with Ensuite Bathroom $800 per person Early Bird [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $890]
  2. Main House Twin Share with Shared Bathroom $750 per person Early Bird [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $840]
  3. Pool House Private King Room with Shared Bathroom $1300 Early Bird *Price is for room and could be shared by a couple. [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $1450]
  4. Pool House Twin Share (bunk and double bed) $750 per person Early Bird *Three friends could share this room – please contact us for triple share rate. [Full price after 1 Jan 2018 $840]

***Bookings open Monday 20 November. ***

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

*2 nights accommodation with all bedding included
*All meals, drinks and snacks from check in until check out – home cooked nutritious whole foods (all dietary requirements can be catered for so please let us know upon booking)
*Twice daily yoga classes in the purpose built heated studio
*All mats and props for the practice (bring your own if you like though)
*Guided meditations each morning and evening
*Workshops around the theme of creating positive change
*Essential Oils workshop
*Adventure activities at Mt Buffalo (a choice of hiking or abseiling with renowned local guides Bright Adventure Company)
*Free time to enjoy the pool or walk in the nearby bush
*Some added extras that we will keep secret!

WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THE PREVIOUS ALPINE YOGA RETREAT:

Pauline“In true love and caring spirit, Kylie & Emily gave us their mind, body and soul at their Inaugural Alpine Spring Yoga Retreat, We, in turn, were beautifully stretched and nourished. There is now a renewed ‘spring’ in my step which I am enjoying immensely. I would sincerely recommend their dedicated teachings to all.”
~ Pauline

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY

 

Restorative Yoga

Come along Sunday afternoon Nov 19th for a relaxing, restoring practice that takes you on a journey of deeply nourishing, supported, minimal poses, long holds, moments of silences and stillness. Let yourself stop and hit the reset button. This practice leaves you feeling peacefully restored from head to toe, and nourished on every level.

We will take our time, beginning with a guided mediation, then move slowly through poses using props and and breath to take us deeper.

All levels welcome. Limited spaces available.

Sunday, 3pm – 5:30pm, Bright Bootcamp & Co, 73 Churchill Ave, Bright VICTORIA.

Cost: $40 pp. For more information contact Kylie at Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness on 0413479483 or BOOK HERE: EVENTS

What is in a doTerra HOME ESSENTIALS Kit?

So what is actually IN a HOME ESSENTIALS KIT? These are the 10 most essential oils in on super awesome kit, that ALSO comes with a diffuser so you can start using them in your home in the 3 different ways: aromatically (inhaled via diffusion or straight from the bottle), topically (either diluted and applied to the skin or applied neat – make sure you know which are safe to do so!), internally (ingesting the oils by using them as flavouring or for remedies by taking in a glass of water or in a capsule).

WHAT ARE THE OILS you ask? All come in a 10ml bottle (except for Ice Blue as it’s super potent). That’s around 200 drops in each bottle!!

– Lavender: Pain relief, de-stress, sleep support, calm your kids,
– Peppermint: Tummy friend, anti-nausea, freshen breath, uplift mood, reduce headaches.
– Frankincense: reduce headaches, bring in focus, centre yourself, grounding oil, great for skin, great for sleep.
– Oregano: Immune boosting, food flavour enhancing, anti-septic, antibacterial
– Tea Tree: antibacterial, antiseptic, purifier, anti itch, great for pimples/blemishes, perfect in your facial toner, kills odours.
– Lemon: immune boosting, antibacterial, anti-fever, antiseptic, natural air purifier, glass cleaner, degreaser.
– On Guard: Immune support for the whole family! Awesome support for the snot season and makes your house smell amazing!
– Easy Air: respiratory support for the whole family! Great support for the snot & hay fever seasons.
– Ice Blue (5ml): Aches & pains support for muscles and joints.
– Digest Zen: stomach and digestion support for the whole family! Helps with upset tummy.

Yes, all of these and so much more! Every one of these oils can do so much to support your family’s health naturally.

It’s $330. An investment that will change your life for the better!. It includes your wholesale membership with doTERRA PLUS points that you can spend later on buying more oils! That’s a win, win, WIN!

THIS IS THE KIT to start with! If you want, you can order a larger kit that has more amazingness in it if you like, and you just get more bonuses, but this is a great place to start!

AND if you sign up before the end of June (yes, 2 days left), you get an extra $200 worth of FREEBIES included!!! (See previous post).

CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS! I am here to help.

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS: https://gingerkiyoga.com.au/doterra/

Kylie x

Chakras – What are they and how do they affect us?

Have you ever heard the word “Chakra” and wondered what the heck they are and what do they have to do with you? Have you heard the word and thought “Gee, that’s nice but chakras are not really my thing”. Actually it is the mystery behind the chakras that I felt made them “inaccessible” or “not my thing” to me when I first heard the word. I didn’t know what they where or really how I could understand them so instantly thought “they weren’t for me”. It wasn’t until I read Caroline Myss’s “Anatomy of the Spirit” as part of my level one teacher training & through the practice of yoga that the mystery started to dissolve and they became accessible for me to understand.
Us humans are remarkable creatures and are made up of far more than what meets they eye, such as our physical bodies. In a nut shell, chakras are spinning “wheels of light” (as the Sanskrit word translated suggests). Essentially, there are 7 main chakras in the body which interact with our endocrine and lymphatic systems to feed in good energy to nourish and support us, and discard of unwanted energy that no longer serves us. When the chakras become blocked, this can affect our physical, mental and emotional state and can even bring about “disease” in the body.

Below is a brief outline of the Chakras:

1. ROOT (Muladhara) – located at the base of the spine

Colour: Red
Seed sound: Lam
Element: Earth
Relates to: Physical family, security, tribal power, all is one, loyalty, justice, honour.

Yoga poses: virabhadrasana 1 (warrior one), trikonasana (triangle pose),  garudasana (eagle pose).

2. SACRAL (Svadhisthana) – located at the pelvic area, hips, genital region

Colour: Orange
Seed sound: Yam
Element: Water
Relates to: Creativity, relationships, money, sex, ethics, honour one another.

Yoga poses: parivrtta trikonasana (twisted triangle pose), utthita parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose), natarajasana (dancer pose).

3. SOLAR PLEXUS (Manipura) – located at the core, 3 fingers below your belly, at your centre

Colour: Yellow
Seed sound: Ram
Element: Fire
Relates to: Self esteem, personal power centre, responsibility of making decisions, honour ones self.

Yoga poses: gomukasana (cow face pose), ardha matsyendrasana (seated twist), ustrasana (camel pose).

4. HEART (Anahata) – located at your heart

Colour: Green
Seed sound: Yam
Element: Air
Relates to: Love is divine power, open heartedness, to love & be loved, forgiveness & compassion, hope & trust.

Yoga poses: bhujangasana (cobra pose), urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog),  janusirsasana (head-to-knee forward bend), matsyasana (fish pose).

5. THROAT (Vishuddha) – located at the throat

Colour: Blue
Seed sound: Ham
Element: Ether
Relates to: Self expression, power of will, communication, ability to speak one’s truth, using personal power to create.

Yoga poses: dhanurasana (bow pose), simhasana (lion pose), paschimottanasana (sitting forward bend).

6. THIRD EYE (Ajna) – Located at the third eye, between the eye brows

Colour: Purple/Indigo
Seed sound: Om
Element: Light
Relates to: Power of mind, open mindedness, seek only truth, emotional intelligence, symbolic sight, intuition.

Yoga poses: halasana (plough pose), adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog),  padmasana (lotus pose) with mudra (interlaced hands behind back) and forehead (third eye) to floor.

7. CROWN (Sahasrara) – located at the crown of your head

Colour: Violet or white
Seed sound: Om
Element: Universal energy
Relates to: Our spiritual connector, live in the moment, ability to see the larger pattern, faith & inspiration, connection to Spirit.

Yoga poses: salamba sirsasana (headstand), bakasana (crow pose) to sirsasana (headstand), sarvangasana (shoulder stand).

Vinyasa Yoga in the Vines at Ringer Reef – 2017 Series

Vinyasa Yoga in the vines at Ringer Reef returns this summer with 6 dates in total.

 

The first 2 where both wonderful evenings, seeing a return of some previous years students and some new faces joining us to enjoy the incredible views, great Ringer Reef wines and of course, soul nourishing yoga! I love this event because not only do we get to breath and flow together for an awesome 1.5 hour yoga session, we then get to sit down and engage with each other, share a common space, enjoy the post yoga buzz while in the surrounds of the stunning mountainous skyline of the majestic Mt Buffalo and surrounds.

The wine is delicious! The food is delicious! The people are fascinating and the views are memorable.
4 dates left:
Jan 8th – SOLD OUT
Jan 23rd – SOLD OUT
Feb 26th
Mar 12th
Mar 26th
Apr 2nd
Follow this link to book your ticket. Space is limited for those who are quick.

She is here!

Hello there! It has been a while since I wrote a newsletter. We have had a very exciting spring indeed. I hope you have had a wonderful season of yoga, breath, connection and fulfillment. Spring is such a rich time of new beginnings, cleansing out the old energy and inviting in the new. Allowing the new cycle to emerge and unfold. This is certainly the case for us. My husband and I welcomed the arrival of our gorgeous little girl Mia Grace, born October 24th.
Those of you following on social media will have noticed Mia is the the focus of our daily lives right now. I could not have asked for a better birth, everything went very well. For those of you who would like to read Mia’s birth story, you can find it here on Indigo Gentle Beginnings Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2gaDfWy. We are so grateful to Emma Mathews for our Hypnobirthing guidance and support during and leading up to Mia’s birth. I highly recommend this to any couple who are pregnant and want to support themselves and their baby with a positive birth journey.
On the yoga front, I am hoping to return to regular teaching early next year. However I will start with my annual Vinyasa in the Vines events at Ringer Reef winery on Jan 8th. Tickets are available here. My regular classes will hopefully recommence shortly after. Keep your eyes and ears pealed for information.

I would like send a BIG thank you Gianna who has been looking after the yogi’s in Harrietville for the past 4 months while I have been away. A new teacher to the valley will take over in the next few weeks. Emily Rose has moved from Melbourne to Wandiligong and will fill in while Gianna takes a holiday away with her family. Also starting her own yoga classes in Wandi, Emily comes with a wealth of experience and I personally am very excited to welcome her to the Alpine Valley community.

Summer is a very full time of year in the valley with events happening every other weekend. Christmas and New Year celebrations often mean our regular routines and practices fall by the way side and wait to to be picked up when the “the dust settles” in the new year. Although this is a busy time, this is a great time to celebrate the year that has been and let go of anything that has not served you to the fullest. The new year brings an opportunity to set new goals and intentions and manifest the next chapter of our lives, whatever that might be for you. A very powerful practice is to take some time to sit down quietly and review the year that was. Look at what worked and what didn’t. Celebrate the successes and learn from the challenges. Writing it down gives us the opportunity to “get it out” of our heads and our bodies, creating space for new goals, intentions and opportunities to plant their seeds. The next step is to water them and watch them grow. Be sure to bring these new intentions into your practice on your mat and let them soak into your cells as you breath and move.

A tool I find incredibly useful is a “workbook” by Leoni Dawson. Check out the information here. These workbooks prompt me in so many wonderful ways to help get my goals on paper and keep track of them. They are full of wonderfully positive prompts and practices that help enrich and nourish your journey into the new year. They make it fun and enjoyable to dream big and provide tools for you to make those big dreams come true!

So for now, I wish you a love filled Christmas and New Year! May summer be a time of joy, filled with time for relaxing, playing, enjoying, manifesting, creating, being in the moment, and inviting in an absolutely sensational 2017.

Much love, light & laughter,
Kylie. x