Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas

The scene
Thanks to my wonderful Yogi's who finished the Spring Into Yoga Course.

It was great to see you all each week, rain or shine! Hmmm, there was a bit more rain than shine but that didn't stop you from springing into some fun Yoga poses.

I hope that everyone enjoys the break and spends some time self centering (quite different to being self centered, or selfish), enjoying time with family and friends and hopefully some chill axing!

Until the New Year, Namaste!


Monday, November 14, 2011


Yoga teaches us to stop, breathe, and use the tool of introspection, thus helping us avoid the slippery slope of hurtful words and actions.

Sadie Nardini

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Spring into Yoga
Yoga at my place

Hi there, 

I'd love you join my 4 week specialised Yoga course called "Spring into Yoga". 

In a small class environment with a beautiful outdoor setting we will cover: 

Physical Postures (Asanas) 
Breath Awareness

Here are the details: 

10am to 11am 

Thursday 10th November 
Thursday 17th November
Thursday 24th November 
Thursday 1st December 

106 Carawa Road, Cromer 

0407 264 996 

$55 for 4 weeks (cash, cheque or Internet Banking)

What you will need: 
Bring a mat if you like (otherwise I have some) 
Bring a smile and be prepared to work your body, relax, and enjoy yourself. 

I have a wonderful outdoor area, which is perfect for Summer Yoga. Take a look at the photos in the header and imagine yourself relaxing and enjoying a good hour of Yoga. Just incase, we have heaters, outdoor blinds and a fan. 

As I have limited space and would like to keep the class small for individualised attention, please let me know if you would like to reserve a spot by email or phone. 

Have a great week. 

Sara Spitzer
Yoga Teacher 350 Hours 
First Aid 

ps. You dont need to "be" any of the following to do Yoga: a gymnast, part of a circus, flexible, or 15!! You'll be surprised what you can do.  

pps. On Wednesday nights I teach at Genesis Fitness Centre at St Leonards if you feel like a night time class and your in the area! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I read a great blog this week discussing walkasana at

For months I have seen the entrance to what I imagined to be a beautiful walk. So, today with no plans I decided to take myself off for some walkasana.

I parked my car and I walked the most beautiful path from the corner of South Creek Road & Rose Avenue to the beginning of Narrabeen Lake. It was beautiful, relaxing, quiet and still.  To begin with my mind was racing, then moments of quiet, and eventually less racing and more quiet. I saw cyclists, walkers, runners & cute little birds.

For some reason, I don't go for walks much anymore.

Well today changed that. It was literally "a breath of fresh air".

Do you walk much?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Distinguishing Heart from Mind

".... This common dynamic between the heart and the mind is why our contemplative practices like meditation and journal writing are essential for our progress on the path. We must become intimately acquainted with our mind's voices and learn to distinguish them from our heart's voices. We must recognise the "part" of ourselves who is eating the meal, the part who is still pondering the menu, and the part who won't even sit down at the table".

Page 41 of My Body is a Temple, Yoga as a Path to Wholeness. Christina Sell

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Satyananda Ashram, Mangrove Mountain
One of the (many) things I love about Yoga is summed up in this quote from; My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a path to wholeness by Christina Sell:

We are trained to try to make ourselves better rather than to see ourselves as good and then act accordingly. 

I don't know about you, but that sums a lot of things up for me. You have a built in goodness, glowing inside you.

If we make time for a little quiet time, a small time to be still, we could start to access that goodness and see the things that get in our way, making our life harder than necessary.

Christina writes Sitting still and quiet in meditation is an act of great love in a culture of stress, rushing and distraction. 

Each day I try to practice my Yoga... on and off the mat. Its hard, but its worth it.

Do you create stillness in your day?


Thursday, September 1, 2011


My cute kids & me

Wow, teaching Yoga is full of changes.

I have finished up with Djazzex and thank the lovely Lisa for a wonderful opportunity to teach Yoga in her dance school. Its been 7 months and during that time I have taught all sorts of people. I love hearing from students the wonderful effects Yoga has had on their lives:

- OMG I slept so well after Yoga last week
- I just didn't want to get up from Savasana
- I never knew I could do THAT
- I feel so relaxed after Yoga
- My back doesn't ache so much anymore

Yummy juicy feedback. Why is Yoga so good, because it works!

Next week I start with Genesis Gym in St Leonards. A different environment with lots of wonderful opportunities for my yoga teaching practice.