* YOGA and MEDITATION *
with Jennifer Hanning
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* Graduate of VIYETT ~ Advanced Diploma
* International Alliance of Holistic Therapists ~ Diploma

* Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga
Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Meditation

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NOTICEBOARD
* FREE * Meditation on Friday Mornings

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ZOOM Classes Timetable for 2021
* You don't have to be flexible to do yoga – practise yoga and become flexible *

DAY TIME CLASS STYLE DESCRIPTION
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Monday
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 9:30—10:30am 

 HATHA Yoga

Stretch, Strengthen & Tone Muscles
Optimise distribution of your
Vital Life Force Energy - Prana
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Tuesday
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 9:30—10:30am 

YIN & YANG Yoga 
Easy on the joints
 
  Fast
and Energetic = Uplifting Energy  
   Slow and Smooth = Relaxed Wellbeing  
Choose the Pace that's Right for You 

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Wednesday
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9:30—10:30am 

 HATHA Yoga

Traditional Hatha Yoga Sequences
Breath Control
Deep Muscle Relaxation
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Friday
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9:30—10:30am
 YIN Yoga
First Friday of month
includes Yoga Nidra


 Letting go of long-held tensions  
Juicier joints and a serene mind
Finishing with deep Relaxation.
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Friday
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 10:35—10:50am 

 FREE MEDITATION 
Guided Visualisations

  A 15 minute timeout
for Mind and Body 
No Charge




New Studio Address
** NB: There are no Studio Classes scheduled currently**

Accelerated Evolution Therapy Centre

Level 1, 134 Alexandra Street,
St Kilda East VIC 3183
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Cost per Class
ZOOM Classes
Casual..............$10
* $90 for 12 classes.........$7.50 per class
$80pcm... Unlimited classes for a month
* No expiry date for as long as Zoom classes keep running

STUDIO Classes (TBA)
Casual..............$20
$180 for 10 classes.........$18.00 per class
* Valid for three months.   Extensions may be granted upon PRIOR request



Procedure to Book
* Direct Transfer to the below bank account.
* Please include your name for my record keeping.

BSB: 013400
Account No: 182808683
(Overseas ZOOM participants, please email for fee-free payment method)

If this is your first class, please introduce yourself.
Email jen@jenniferhanning.com
Include any concerns you may have.


* ZOOM Participants: Once you have booked I will email the link for classes.

NB: By booking classes you are saying you agree with the following statement:
"I understand that Jennie's first priority is to keep me safe, and her intention is to
assist me in improving my health, strength, and flexibility.
Therefore, I agree to work within my own limitations, and I acknowledge that it is my
responsibility to inform Jennie of any new health conditions."


What you Need

* STUDIO: Just your own mat... blankets and bolsters are provided
* ZOOM: A mat and any props you like; e.g. blanket, strap, block, bolster, chair, etc.


Enquiries are most welcome
Email: jen@jenniferhanning.com



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Private Sessions
Yoga or Meditation,
or a combination of both - $90 per hour
Small group or family- $100 per hour
20% concession for one-on-one with a referral from a doctor
Private sessions are generally conducted in East St Kilda

!! NB: Private sessions are on hold until further notice !!
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** Description of Class Styles **

Meditation for Children and Teens
This 30 minute class may help to:

reduce anxiety
gain more confidence
clarify thought processes
alleviate respiratory problems
cope with meanness and bullying
become kinder and more considerate
improve focus to reach their full potential
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Young people
face so many difficulties in today's world including fear and insecurity, anger and frustration, shyness and nervousness, depression and anxiety, hyperactivity or lack of motivation, cruelty and unfairness, loss and grief.
These, and many more, can incur physical or mental pain and health conditions.

Meditation is backed by science and is being taught in schools more and more. Health and happiness benefits of meditation in young minds has been proven and is well documented.

Breath Techniques in class will improve and balance ALL the internal systems: mental, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, enteric, endocrine, etc., thereby improving the joy and quality of life.

Perspective of the world is very different for a child than it is for an adult. Some difficulties
become magnified to such a degree as to adversely affect all areas of their life...
school, their social interactions, home life.

Yoga Nidra is a major focus in this class because of its wonderful calming and balancing effect on children. This easy practice provides a safe physical and mental distance from troubles, reducing the size of their problems. They will emerge from this detached and deeply relaxed state able to think more clearly and rationally and deal with any problems more efficiently. Quietly confident.

The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems are part of the Central Nervous System. They are brought into balance with the practice of Yoga Nidra, enabling the practitioner to fire into action when needed, but also calm an over-stressed mind. Worry, which involves the focus being mainly on the problem, can be replaced by concern - where focus is more on the solution.

A Sankalpa is a short positive resolution to improve life or reach a goal. Once the body and conscious mind are deeply relaxed in Yoga Nidra, this intention is planted into the subconscious.
Coupled with conviction the Sankapla is very powerful, continuing to develop on a daily basis.

Examples of Sankalpa that students can bring to class are:

** I will deal with all troubles calmly
** I will be kinder to others
** I will achieve high marks in my exams
** I will let go of fear
** I will be more focused in my studies
** I will succeed in all that I do

NOTE: Scroll down for more information on Yoga Nidra and the Sankalpa.
An excerpt from my book Stepping Stones to Meditation is available on request.

E: jen@jenniferhanning.com

**NB: This class is on hold until after the summer holidays.



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Yin Yoga



Yin Yoga is simple, however that does not mean it is always easy. Due to limited flexibility, some may find holding a few of the positions a little demanding at first, while others may have difficulty finding the patience necessary to relax completely. With gentle guidance, both of these challenges can be overcome relatively easily.

Yin Yoga incorporates Pranayama Breath Control, distributing vital life force energy throughout the whole body. As well as having a calming and energising effect, Pranayama is an excellent way to nourish all our cells with oxygen and nutrients, and remove toxic debris from the body. Yin Yoga is like needleless acupuncture, eliminating energy blocks from meridian pathways.

This meditative and relaxing class suits everyone. Age or lack of yoga experience is irrelevant. Scroll down for more benefits on the practice of Yin Yoga.


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Hatha Yoga



Hatha Yoga enhances well-being as we bring the body, mind, emotions, and spirit into balance. Physically and energetically, muscles are strengthened and toned, and all the internal systems become balanced and harmonised.

Breathing deeply and smoothly into your postures improves the circulatory system, ensuring the distribution of an optimal supply of oxygen to all your organs and cells. Every cell needs oxygen to survive. Long, slow exhalations improve the functionality of the vagus nerve and also stimulate the lymphatic system, aiding detoxification.

My Hatha Yoga classes are suitable for beginners and those at intermediate level, with variations given for gentler or more challenging preferences. For example, the pose in the above picture could be done lying on one's side on the floor, using a strap around the foot if required.

Relaxation in Savasana at the end of each class allows your neuromuscular system to integrate everything you did during your physical practice. In Savasana, we let go of any residual tensions, whether they be physical, mental or emotional.

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Kundalini Yoga




Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of self awareness and rejuvenation. Sequences are designed to remove toxins and awaken dormant energy as we work through the Chakras, our subtle energy centres. This practice provides a great opportunity to cleanse the lungs with Breath of Fire.

Dynamic movement combined with Breath of Fire releases endorphins, which are feel good hormones. Participants leave the class feeling strong and energised, and at the same time clear-headed and happy.

Socrates said, "If you would seek health, first look to the spine." If we did not have calendars, our age would probably be measured by the health and flexibility of the spine.

Kundalini Yoga keeps the spine strong and flexible, ensuring that we carry ourselves in a youthful and confident manner.

NB: In my Kundalini Yoga class I invite everyone to go at their own pace.
For Kundalini Awakening, which is advanced and intense, you need a qualified Kundalini Master.

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Some participants do this practice regularly because it helps them get a better night's sleep ... others because they discover they can handle life's troubles and frustrations more calmly. However there is so much more to Yoga Nidra.

Lying in stillness and covered with a blanket, you will be guided into the Theta state, which is the dividing line between being asleep and awake. The Theta state is also known as the Hypnoyogic state. The brain wave cycles are gradually slowed down so that the conscious mind settles into complete rest; i.e. there is no judging, analysing, worrying, decision-making, etc. This is a perfect time to plant the seed of your Sankalpa into your subconscious mind. A Sankalpa is a positive resolution to improve your life, or perhaps achieve a goal.

In the Theta brain-wave state, your mind is very powerful. Your deeper and higher Self will do everything to ensure your resolution comes to fruition. Of course, you must do your bit too as you continue with daily life, not just sit back to see what happens! Know the path you want to take, and you can become the Director of your life.

For more information on the benefits of Yoga Nidra and the Sankalpa - including how to choose your Sankalpa - please email your request for an excerpt from one of my books, Stepping Stones to Meditation.

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All enquiries welcome
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Email: jen@jenniferhanning.com

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More on Yin Yoga

My love of Yin Yoga came as a bit of a surprise to me as it looked like a lot of lying around doing nothing. I discovered it does indeed involve a lot of doing not much at all, however after my first class I was hooked. This is not to say others will love it quite so readily ... as a meditation teacher I was already well-practised in the art of relaxation and mindful breathing.

Learning to relax deeply for anyone who is stressed or overly busy can take a little time and dedication, however the benefits of Yin Yoga do begin on Day One, even if they are too subtle to appreciate fully. As blockages in the energy channels dissolve, you will feel lighter, more energised and yet deeply relaxed at the same time. The breathing techniques can make your practice serenely meditative.


In Yin Yoga, most postures are done at floor level and are held for several minutes. This is to give the muscles time to soften and relax totally. Our muscles (and organs) are contained in a network of connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is similar to cling wrap, but when muscles are tight, it becomes more like shrink wrap. Holding postures in certain positions gives time for the fascia to soften and become rehydrated. The muscles are then able to move more fluidly.

Once the muscles are completely relaxed in a Yin Yoga position, other connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage) begin to receive the TLC they need. They are softened into gentle traction and, as synovial fluids flow more freely, they too become rehydrated and more flexible. Joints become juicy, giving you more comfort and ease of movement in everyday life.

Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga should not be looked on as a one-or-the-other choice, rather as being complementary to each other. Yin Yoga allows time and space for synovial fluids to flow freely, rehydrating the joint mechanisms. A yang practice such as Hatha Yoga strengthens and tones. Strength is necessary to support the joint flexibility that we achieve through the more passive practice of Yin Yoga.




Enquiries: jen@jenniferhanning.com





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