Ohana Yoga offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. Check in here regularly to see what’s on.


Saturday October 6th –  11 – 1 pm , 2018

“Transitions” from lying, to sitting, to standing

The Feldenkrais Method with Megan Hopley 

Transitions; from lying to sitting to standing

An embodied exploration of ease using the Feldenkrais Method

Using The Feldenkrais Method® we will explore ways to make transitions from lying to sitting to standing easier, smoother and more enjoyable. The movements are done with guided awareness to balance your nervous system and allow embodied adjustments and refinements to occur. The ease this creates can have far reaching effects including freedom from pain or discomfort, regaining ‘lost’ abilities and opening up new possibilities.
You will learn fun, easy, simple practices to take with you and explore in your everyday life.
In reality, our self-image is never static. It changes from action to action, but these changes gradually become habits… Moshe Feldenkrais

Workshop focus

• Finding simple ways to identify excess work in your body
• Finding easier ways to transition from one position to another
• Using direction and orientation to experience transitions in new and novel ways
• Finding clear pathways through you.
• Allowing the earth to support you and give you clear ground-force to make your transitions easier
• Exploring your personal antigravity responses
• Exploring the influence on your breath
• Reconnecting with easy movement or actions
• Calming your nervous system
• Exploring the effects on your emotional, mental and spiritual states

Transitions – Lying to Sitting to Standing…
Are there times in your life where it’s really easy to get up off the floor or out of a chair? Or perhaps you remember times when this was easy & simple? What is the difference that makes the difference?
If you’ve ever noticed that as people age there is a tendency to stand up out of a chair or get out of bed or off the floor to become more and more of an effort. We generally accept this as part of the aging process. But is it really? The habits that form these movement patterns begin when we are much younger.
Dr Feldenkrais detected a process where our actions become first limited to habits and then compulsive acts in which we identified ourselves. Moshe Feldenkrais created a method that explores and expands our self-image using specific movements. He developed his work with neuroplasticiy long before it came into recent popularity.
Enjoy this process as we explore Feldenkrais’ gentle guided movements lying on comfortable mats in a lovely warm, friendly space. The movements are designed to be accessible to anyone regardless of your current abilities. You will also learn simple, fun home practices to further your journey.

Fee $50

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Your facilitator
Megan’s passion is to enhance people’s lives through the Feldenkrais Method. She is excited to share Feldenkrais at Ohana yoga. Megan feels Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach really complements and enhances Yoga and other embodied practices.

Megan completed her Feldenkrais training in the Brisbane 3 training group with educational director Julie Peck. She offers a fulltime Feldenkrais practice in several locations in Melbourne. Megan’s movement practice began forming in the mid 1990’s with studies in Martial arts; Wing Chun Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong ‘Chi gong’. She loves to share the experience and wisdom gained through her own journey of recovery from pain and injury; later cultivating more freedom and joy through the Feldenkrais Method. Megan works with people of all ages and abilities.

 “Essential Oils Workshop – Sunday October 7th  from 11am – 12pm

Are you open to discover natural solutions to reclaim your physical and emotional wellbeing?

Join us at Ohana Yoga for an essential oil sharing and information session on which you will learn about how essential oils can provide you and your family with simple yet effective health solutions.
Discover how they can empower you in taking care of your physical and emotional wellbeing with the many benefits of this precious Gifts of the Earth.

During this information session you will learn how to safely use the top 10 essential oils for having a natural cabinet at home and how you can start using them straight away to:
• Naturally boost your immunity,
• Have more energy and vitality,
• Experiencing major health improvements and reducing airborne pathogens at home, school or the workplace,
• Reducing toxic loads and providing a chemical free environment at home
• Learning how to use chemical free solutions for cleaning
• Adding calmness to your day and experiencing relaxation and restful sleep at night, and more..

✅When and where:
SUNDAY, October 7th, 2018
405 Bay St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
🕥11:00-12:00 PM

No Fee

✨✨For new members:
You will receive a complimentary 30 min Wellness Consult to address what are the best essential oils for your top 3 health and wellbeing priorities + a 5 ml Wild Orange Essential Oil (only for new WA applicants) ✨🍊


“Aging Well” – Changing your perception of aging

Saturday October 20th from 2 – 5pm

Aging as we think of it is a ‘myth’ – Thomas Hannah (somatic movement pioneer)

As we age, there is an expectation that the body will become less fluid, that we will have drier skin and brittle bones, that we will be mentally less functional, and our movement will become compromised. Is this a normal process of aging? Or, are many of these attributes we ascribe to the aging process not aging, but a disease process that the body is going through?

We all have someone in our life that fits this image of getting older and tighter and decrepit, but this is not how we have to age. The limitations that we think are due to the lack of suppleness are the result of habitually contracted muscles that lead to unbalanced movement. This in turn, leads to new limitations on muscles, which we avoid using to preclude discomfort or pain. The vicious circle leads to deformation of the skeleton, spinal discs and so on.

What if you could age with more fluidity and ease in your body? How would it feel to have free movement and suppleness in your body no matter what age you are?

When we remain connected to our fluid body, we allow the body to remain in a state of renewal. When the body is in a state of renewal rather than a state of decay, you move with more ease. All levels and layers of you benefit from a connection to your fluid body; your muscles, bones, organs, glands and your cells thrive in the fluid body state.

Come explore movement, breath and your state of mind to discover how to reclaim the fluidity of your body.

Fee $75
Book on the mind/body app or email