Love in the Time of Covid 19
no. 12 21 May 2020
What's on at the virtual community house?
In this issue:
1. Featured Program: Yoga with Trish 2. Queers Draw This 3. Interview - Meet Trish, Yoga Teacher!
1. Program: Morning Yoga with Trish
Morning Yoga with Trish via Zoom
Friday's 10am from May 1 (30 mins)
Take some 'ME' time on a Friday morning, join Trish for a 30 minute yoga session. A great way to take a moment at the end of the week, let out some of that stress and get ready for your weekend.
Trish is a fully qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Yoga for over 16 years and has completed over 700 hours of teacher training in both the Iyengar and Hatha traditions. She is passionate about sharing the profoundly healing practice of Yoga with others. Trish focuses on safe alignment, sequencing and use of props to ensure that every body at any stage of their lives can access yoga.
The environment is safe, inclusive and non competitive and aims to teach students tools to bring more physical and mental well being into their lives. Students of all shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome.
Outside the time of Covid19 Trish runs Parents/carers Yoga at Newlands and Wednesday evening Yoga at East Coburg. For now we hope you enjoy the Zoom session.
(If you want to learn more about the teacher, read Trish's interview in this issue ⬇)
Download the term flyer to see loads of online programming and community actions during covid. 🐾🎈🏘️🧑🤝🧑🧘🧑🦽
2. Queers Draw This
Zoom classes Friday evenings with Margaret Mayhew
Join the fab queer drawing class with Margaret Mayhew
$10 per session
(non-one turned away for lack of funds) - please send message via trybooking if this applies to you.
Queers who make art or who draw or want to draw or work out what queer drawing is. This is based on queer drawing events in Narrrm/Melbourne but is now online and open to any queer any where interested in making marks.
Queers Draw This is zoom drawing sessions each Friday evening
All queers & all art materials welcome. Some guidance given.
We have life model on 8 May and 22 May
Please buy a ticket so we can pay them.
Visit Queers Draw This Facebook page HERE
What projects are you working on?
Share your passion, help your community stay connected :)
Meet Trish, Yoga Teacher!
Trish in Camel Pose
Hi Trish, What are changes the Coronavirus(Covid-19) situation has brought to you?
My usual day to day life is quite hectic. As the mother of two primary school children, I am always ferrying someone somewhere. I also work as an English teacher in addition to teaching Yoga. I would say, that I never stop. That is why Yoga has been such an essential part of keeping balanced and well.
Covid 19 has changed all that, and it has provided an opportunity to stay home and share time with my nearest and dearest. I hope that it will provide many people a chance to pause and reflect. As the new saying goes, "if you can't go outside, go inside".
Of course, my thoughts and prayers are with all those who have and will be personally affected by the virus and the health care workers on the front line.
Any tips on spending time at home?
I'm planning to set a few personal goals, and start some projects that are important to me. For example, I intend to spend plenty of time in the garden, growing food and embracing all the learning that needs to happen in order to do that. I'm hoping to share some of my skills with my children and support them to learn to cook, garden, do yoga and play music.
Any contents you'd recommend?
My local library membership has a huge range of e books. This will keep me and my kids out of trouble and reading while we are unable to go out and access the hard copies. Also, I have subscribed to some online Yoga classes and am finding these quite inspiring. I am currently looking for an online permaculture course to do. I feel very lucky to have access to the internet and can use this as a time to learn some new skills.
Your offline workshops are all cancelled. What can people do on their own?
Yoga is great because all you really don't need anything to do it. I find it helpful to have a mat, but you don't even need that. As soon as I roll out my mat, I carve out a tiny space in my life and my lounge room to nurture myself. Yoga is all about tuning into your body, your breath and you inner voice, so don't worry too much about "doing it right" just make a little routine of the poses you know, or learn some via youtube or a book and enjoy! Some excellent teachers online are Pixie Lilas and John Schumacher.
Who is Trish?
Trish Lloyd is a local Yoga teacher. Parent's or carer's yoga: I teach Yoga to parents while a team of amazing volunteers look after the children. The space is lovely and has an outside garden, so the children are usually happy and the parent's get some much needed time for themselves. It is always fun and slightly chaotic, but I love teaching this class and am always inspired by the students. Wednesday night Yoga at East Coburg: I teach in the Iyengar method, which uses props and alignment to ensure that everybody can get the most out of the practice. I do a lot of corrections and adjustments and everyone's practice looks quite different. There is a focus on honing the mind and absorbing the mind in the sensations of the body as a tool for mindfulness practice. The class is suitable for all different body types, I aim to make the practice accessible for everyone. Morning Yoga with Trish: ZOOM: https://acu.zoom.us/j/96558516911
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