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Free Community Yoga at Three Outdoor Locations

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published February 8th 2021
Find your inner zen out in nature
Healthy Sunshine Coast is once again rolling out across the Sunshine Coast from the first week of February, with a return of the 'Choose to Move' campaign, offering free and affordable activities in local parks and community venues.

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Find your inner zen! Image: Alexas_Fotos > Pixabay License


The 'Choose to Move' free community yoga provides an awesome no-cost activity and is an ideal introduction for anyone who is keen to practice yoga.

Firstly, yoga is not all about being able to bend your body every which way but up (including looking like a pretzel), nor is it even about standing on your head for prolonged periods of time! In actual fact, long before social media and gym gear became trendy, 'doing yoga' didn't involve the body at all. The heart of yoga has always been about the practice of understanding the mind and yoga poses are just one way of achieving this.

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Relax and unwind ... Image: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


The philosophy of yoga is based on eight limbs with only one of them, asana, being about the poses. The rest - yama, niyama, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi are really the moral and ethical codes for one to live one's life by. These codes are intended to help people live meaningful and purposeful lives; to have compassion and not to be controlled by one's sense of self-worth (ego) and trivial thoughts that might seek to dominate one's thought processes, if permitted.

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Participate in tranquil surrounds - Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB


For many of us yoga devotees, yoga is more about the physical benefits, improving strength and balance as well as attaining greater flexibility, making everyday activities easier on the body.

While the community yoga classes are free to attend, yogis will still need to JOIN the program before attending the first class. Booking ahead also reduces the time it takes to sign in.

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
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1. Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha
Every Thursday and Saturday outdoors in the Contemplation Garden
Best access/location for parking - to the left of main entrance
Head over the bridge to the open lawns


Relax and unwind on Thursdays and/or Saturdays in a fabulously tranquil setting, surrounded by nature at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.

🧘🏽‍♂️ Thursdays with Yoga NRG
Time: 7.30am to 8.30am
Cost: FREE
Bookings: online/registration booking here or register/sign-up on the day
Connect: Yoga NRG
For support: 'Phone 0439 418 571 or email: support@yoga-nrg.com

🧘🏽‍♂️ Saturdays with Eleisha
Time: 7.30am to 8.30am
Cost: FREE
Bookings: preferred
Connect: Eleisha Gleeson at Adosa Yoga
Email: adosayogaandmassagetherapy@gmail.com or go to Adosa Yoga's facebook page here

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Meet at the stage at Buderim Amphitheatre on a Tuesday afternoon - Image: www.dailynurture.com.au


2. Buderim Village Park
Main Road, Buderim - opposite the War Memorial Community Hall
Every Tuesday on the grass, meet at the stage


In the heart of Buderim Village, with sensational views towards the coast, the Buderim Village Park provides the perfect location for an afternoon of yoga with Laura from Daily Nurture.

🧘🏽‍♂️ Tuesdays
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Cost: FREE
Bookings: preferred via Daily Nurture website here
Connect: Laura Springer at Daily Nurture
Email: dailynurtureconnect@gmail.com

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Mountain Movement at Bankfoot House - Image: www.heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


3. Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House
Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains
Look for the Mary Grigor Centre en route to the Glass House Mountains lookout
Every Tuesday


Discover a unique outdoor class combination of yoga, balance and meditation, set beneath the craggy and rugged Mount Tibrogargan, in the stunning grounds of state heritage-listed Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct.

🧘🏽‍♂️ Tuesdays
Time: 7.30am to 8.30am
Cost: FREE
Bookings: preferred
Connect: Theresa Walker-Langley at Bijam of Yoga
Phone: 0414 221 966


Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Spectacular choice of location in the Glass House Mountains - Image: Bijam of Yoga FB


There are five simple steps to take to participate -
Join - you must 'join Healthy Sunshine Coast' before your first class
Browse - once you have 'joined', browse the classes and then select the classes you wish to attend
Connect - follow instructions to make contact with each service provider to book your spot and complete any health check forms that may be required
Attend
Enjoy and repeat

For FAQ please follow this link.
Having trouble completing the online form? Please email healthysc@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Free Community Yoga, three outdoor locations, Healthy Sunshine Coast, choose to move, local parks, community venues, no-cost activity, introduction to yoga, physical benefits, improve strength, balance, greater flexibility, join the program, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Contemplation Garden, Thursdays with Yoga NRG, Saturdays with Eleisha, Adosa Yoga, Buderim Village Park, Daily Nurture, Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House, Mount Tibrogargan, Bijam of Yoga, own mat, own towel, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, find your inner zen, council-managed locations
Improve strength, balance and flexibility with free yoga - Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB


Please remember to bring your own mat and towel, water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.
Start the year with health and wellbeing and find your inner zen with FREE community yoga at three very special, council-managed locations.
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Why? To improve strength and balance as well as attaining greater flexibility
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays | Please see article for locations and times at respective locations
Phone: For email assistance please contact: healthysc@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Where: Tanawha, Buderim and Glass House Mountains
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Peaceful activities in a peaceful location Elaine. The mysteries of Yoga well explained.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|1659) 20 days ago
Nice article Elaine and useful information
by Barry (score: 3|2045) 19 days ago
What a great initiative for fun and fitness and the backdrop couldnt be better for peace and relaxation. Great story Elaine
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2022) 14 days ago
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