NORTH TO THE TROPICS with MICK BARNES 

May 6th-11th 2020 Noosa Hinterland

We are finally running a retreat and it is LOCAL!

Nestled on 45 acres in Noosa Hinterland we will unwind and switch off. Each day there will be 2 yoga classes and the in betweens and nights will be a mix of homecooked meals at the homestead, dining out at local restaurants, daytime trips to the beach or local markets or if you prefer just hanging out on the land, dipping in the magnesium salt pool or using the sauna. There is also a 4000sqm dam on the property, where you ca have your swims. How you spend your dowtime is entirely up to you. We will have a programme but you may choose to just be.

The property is located only 7 minutes away from the famous Eumundi Markets (open on Wed and Sat). Eumundi is a thriving small village with several cafes and restaurants offering some of the best food on the coast. And only 10 minutes drive away is a gorgeous Peregian Beach. Noosa Heads and Maroochydore Airport are just 20 minutes away.

Prices start from 1350$

Early Bird finishes on 31.01.2020

For more information (accomodation, schedule etc) and bookings contact mick(at)theyogafactory.com.au or call 0422227481

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Retreat in Ulpotha, Sri-Lanka 2020 

January 5th-19th 2020

Mick will be a guest teacher at one of the most beautiful, and dare to say the most special retreat center called Ulpotha. Authentic and beyond cool. Ulpotha is a Buddhist agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests not only world class yoga but also traditional Ayurveda healing in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as humanly possible.

"Ulpotha is talked about in revered tones as one of the most extraordinary yoga destinations in the world"- The Guardian

There are one or two week options available. And only a few spots left.

More information is available on their website and all the booking are made through Ulpotha team. 

https://www.ulpotha.com/retreats-reservations/?option=com_vikbooking&view=packagedetails&pkgid=22.

 

 

Focus Class

Saturday 8am-10am

2 hour focus class with Mick is for students who have developed and maintained a regular practice. First hour will be strict vinyasa to establish heat, intention and stillness. During the second hour we will focus on one (focus) element of the practice to explore different challenges we face. Each month for a 4 week cycle we will focus on particular component of our practice.

Beginner Course Part One & Two

Beginners Course

Our beginner course has been developed over 13 long years. Through observation over these years we have ascertained that beginners need two very important fundamentals. 1) consistent practice with increasing attendance 2) comprehensive instruction and experienced teacher. We have both. The common misconception being offered around and bought is that yoga can be taught in 4 WEEKS, I beg to differ. The 6 week, twice a week beginner course readily prepares and equips the students with everything they need to be informed and confident to be able to attend classes regularly and practice safely, competently and full of the joy that arises. The course is designed to build slowly from the ground up. The student will move from the static postures of PART ONE twice a week: onto PART 2 also twice a week where we learn vinyasa and count which will equip the student with the structure for attendance at the Open level classes. Enrolment is essential as is your time. The biggest failure I see with students is their lack of time. Please consider making time as yoga will for a small investment initially give huge returns. Health is paramount. Life is fleeting. One needs a strong body and mind to navigate this crazy world.   

 

PART 1:  The beginner course starts off with PART 1. In this FIRST PART we introduce the students to basic asana fundamentals and breath. The class is very static as we explore different ways to understand alignment and the importance of structure and perceptual accuracy. Class includes standing asana, backbends, forward bends and twists. The twice a week attendance over two weeks is to prepare the student for PART 2. 

 

PART 2:  This PART is also twice a week. We begin by linking the static postures of PART 1 into a seamless thread of movement and breath synchronicity. Each week for the remaining month we begin PART 2  where we structure a set sequence of fundamental asana. The class will include all the asana from course one plus headstand and shoulder stand, don’t worry you will be guided at all times and offered very skillful modifications if needed. ONCE COMPLETED STUDENTS WILL HAVE ALL THE COMPETENCE NEEDED TO ATTEND OPEN CLASSES.

 

 

Beginners Course Dates

Our Beginners Course books out quickly and quite in advance due to the high demand and limited number of places. If you have already booked into a Beginners Course, please see below for your course dates.

ENROLLING FOR FEBRUARY 3RD 2020