Yin Yoga, Sound & Heart Meditation

Sunday 5th July | 10am – 12.30pm
Kookaburra Yoga, Bedfordale

After the intensity of the past few months are you looking for a space where you can rest, be with nature, remember the beauty of your own heart and soul, and connect with like hearted community? Come join Lani & Eugene as we dive back into the magic of Yin Yoga at Kookaburra. This is a sweet soulful Sunday morning – 2.5 hours of Yin Yoga with a gentle dose of meditation accessible for all levels.

Letting tired muscles of the body and mind release we use long slow yoga, breath and mindfulness practices to help our nervous system reset and restore.

Share in the beautiful space of Kookaburra Yoga, completely immersed amongst the trees you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a magical fairyland. Nourish body, mind & heart with a lovely long yin practice and meditation.

Sunday morning slowness at it’s best, you can expect:
☼ A brief introduction to Yin Yoga
☼ Postures to support your Kidney energy as we enter the depths of Winter.
☼ Periods of stillness, movement, silent contemplation and group reflections.
☼ Heart centred meditation to bring greater coherence to your system and align with the intuitive guidance of the heart
☼ Gentle music and soundscape provided by local hang and handpan specialist Eugene McGrath

Due to current restrictions under covid-19 please bring with you everything you will need to create your ‘Yin Nest’. Recommended:
– Yoga mat
– Cushion(s)
– Yoga bolster (or extra pillows/cushions if you don’t have a bolster)
– Blanket

Yoga studies from a medical perspective have for many years found that breath-related yoga practices can calm the autonomic nervous system, naturally reducing stress hormones in the body and helping to bring greater focus and clarity of the mind. Something very special also happens when we bring this practice into a group setting, cultivating an attitude of compassion and gratitude we increase harmony, connectedness, stability and a sense of inner resilience.

The sound of the Hang has been described as being both ancient and futuristic in equal measure. The beauty of this instrument is in the harmonics which gives it a kind of mystical quality that most listeners find hard to resist.

Come join Lani & Eugene for this special Sunday morning offering. Bookings required using link above or for more information contact Lani on 0434 748 758.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that sometimes the unexpected happens, for cancellations received within 7 days of the event a full refund is available. For cancellations with 3 days notice a 30 day credit for a future heART of Rest event will be offered. Please email lani@heartofrest.com.au for refunds or credits.

Who Are Your Facilitators?

Lani Noble Lani’s heart, soul and spirit rests in a love for rest and nervous system repair. She is a qualified yoga and meditation instructor and has studied Grief, Loss and Trauma counselling, Women’s embodiment practices, Yoga for Trauma, Psoas release and Nervous System Regulation. After travelling the world for 7 years diving deep into heart centred practices and self enquiry she now supports others in opening their hearts and connecting with their deepest truth and passion.

Drawing from her own direct experience she guides you on a journey through the body into the heart. Holding a deeply nurturing and supportive space Lani’s loving presence invites you to explore your inner landscape to embrace every part of yourself and receive life in it’s fullness.

Eugene Mcgrath Eugene studied piano for a few years in his early teen years, but his interest in music began more seriously in 1995 when he was inspired by a friend to start learning to play the African Djembe. So began a period of intensive informal study of  traditional African  drumming from various cultures including Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast,  Mali and  Zimbabwe.

He was a forming member of the West Australian Music industry (W.A.M.I) nominated drumming group  Deredjeff  Dubar, and also played in the Village Vibes Marimba band for several years. Through the years Eugene developed an interest in all the different world drumming / rhythm cultures, and has spent time studying the drumming traditions from Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  In 1998 he began teaching drumming to individuals and groups enjoying the process of sharing what he had learnt and helping to inspire others to embark on their own journey into the joys of rhythm.

In 2001 Eugene moved to Melbourne to study Audio Engineering at JMC Acadamy, and returned to Perth in 2003 setting up a home recording studio, and has been involved in producing a number of C.D’s for local musicians since this time.

In 2006, Eugene was a forming member of the world music trio ElectricKoraland, which created 2 C.D’s of original ambient and groove based tracks that led to consecutive W.A.M.I nomination’s in 2008/09  and a subsequent successful tour of European festivals.

Whilst in Switzerland during this tour, Eugene was lucky to be in a position to meet the makers of the Hang drum and subsequently purchase one of their instruments. Since then he has enjoyed learning and playing this endlessly enchanting instrument, and exposing its exotic sounds to new audiences. 

Since this time Eugene has focused on the Hang drum and more recently, other similar steel  instruments which are now known collectively as Handpans,  and has developed his own repertoire of original music which he enjoys playing in a variety of settings , ranging  from sound healing sessions to performing solo and with other musicians.