Meditation

Yin Yoga and Sound Meditation – 18 June 2021

YIN YOGA and CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION

18 June 2021 – 6-8pm – LIVE F2f in Studio.

YIN YOGA: 55mins

Yin yoga is a gentle, slow-paced and mostly floor-based form of yoga, where yoga poses (asanas) are held for a longer period of time to stimulate the deeper layers of connective tissue, manly our fascia.
You will be invited to let go of all muscular effort and be supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets. You will feel a stretch-like sensation that varies in intensity depending on your own personal preference and physical state of being.

We will soften our breath to soften our body and calm and quiet our mind.

This is a wonderfully relaxing and flexibility increasing style of yoga.

CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION: 50mins

As we make ourselves comfortable either sitting or lying down, we continue to completely let go of all sensation, thought or worry and allow the week that was to simply be as it was.  And drift into the weekend with ease and joy.

Completely immersed in the sound and vibrations of the crystal singing bowls, we will experience deep healing and relaxation.

No yoga, or meditation experience is required.

COST: $50

DATE: Friday, 18 June 2021. 6-8pm

LOCATION: 40 Woolston Drive, Frankston South, The Art of Balance – Yoga & Massage studio

Payment of $50 reserves your place, and is due with booking. Book via email

Bettina Pfannkuch

BSB:733 059
Acct:512308

Thank you.

I look forward to facilitating deep transformation with you.

Morning Meditations – June 2021

Let the Light In

Meditation is both a gift and a lifeskill.  Most importantly, it is an experience.  Born out of the desire to allow everyone a positive meditation experience, our meditations are permissive and do not require any previous experience or knowledge.  We will explore different types of meditation in our time together. We will also practice simple breathing exercises (pranayama).  In these unusual times, selfcare is an essential part of our lives.  Support yourself and allow yourself to heal.

Aim of the Course:

  • Learn to meditate.
  • Practice simple breathing exercises (pranayama).
  • Continue to keep and cultivate a slower pace of life, a silver lining of the pandemic.
  • Release the stresses from 2020.
  • Reduce our stress levels and learn how to keep them low.
  • Experience comfort in stillness.
  • Raise our vibration to heal ourselves and the planet.
  • Start the day with intention, focus & selfcare & experience the impact on the day ahead.

Twice a week for 30mins over 3 weeks.

Monday & Thursday – 630am to 700am – on ZOOM.

 Week one – 7/6, 10/6.

Week two – 14/6, 17/6.

Week three – 21/6, 24/6.

You do not need to be physically present for the meditations.

All sessions are recorded and a copy will be emailed to you.

BOOKING:

Please send an email to bettina@theartofbalance.com.au

PAYMENT:

  • June Morning Meditation Course $39.

Bank details: BSB 733-059 ACC 512308.

ZOOM meditation link will be sent.

PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL ALWAYS USE THE SAME MEDITATION LINK. NO NEED FOR COMPLICATIONS.

PLEASE ALSO CONSIDER THIS:

Only the people with the link can view the meditation. Remember, the aim is for you to support yourself.  Meditation to get better at life, not to get better at meditation.  So you choose when you meditate.

I’m looking forward to being with you.

Past participants’ feedback:

“The impact of the morning meditations has been a better level of sanity in these somewhat insane times, and my ability to keep peaceful throughout the day.”

Jen Kus, August 2020

“My biggest take-away has been the stress and emphasis on the lack of judgement.  That what happens and what you experience is perfect for you at that time.  I can’t believe in only 3 weeks the changes have been quite remarkable.  I didn’t really know what to expect, but the course has exceeded any benefits I thought I would get from it”.

Rebecca Kenna, July 2020.

“I wasn’t sure how I would go doing a class over zoom and it was so much better than I expected.  The meditation definitely puts me in a more powerful positive headspace which helps me set the tone for our little household. I was surprised about how connected I felt to everyone whilst we were physically apart.”

Sally Plant, July 2020.

“I really enjoyed the course and found it very beneficial.  I have incorporated some new learnings into my day-to-day life. I liked the variety of meditations and overall I found myself to be more mindful, more grateful, calmer in my mind and more energetic in my body.  Also, I became more positive and less stressed.  The course exceeded my expectations and as always, your energy, Bettina, is very calming and healing to me, whether it’s yoga or meditation practice, or even just a short chat.”

Nadya Veretnova,  July 2020.

“I so enjoy listening to you and imbibing some of your strength and enthusiasm…  Hard days ahead – we all need meditation. ”

Chris R.B. July 2020.

Morning Meditations – May 2021

Let the Light In

Meditation is both a gift and a lifeskill.  Most importantly, it is an experience.  Born out of the desire to allow everyone a positive meditation experience, our meditations are permissive and do not require any previous experience or knowledge.  We will explore different types of meditation in our time together. We will also practice simple breathing exercises (pranayama).  In these unusual times, selfcare is an essential part of our lives.  Support yourself and allow yourself to heal.

Aim of the Course:

  • Learn to meditate.
  • Practice simple breathing exercises (pranayama).
  • Continue to keep and cultivate a slower pace of life, a silver lining of the pandemic.
  • Release the stresses from 2020.
  • Reduce our stress levels and learn how to keep them low.
  • Experience comfort in stillness.
  • Raise our vibration to heal ourselves and the planet.
  • Start the day with intention, focus & selfcare & experience the impact on the day ahead.

Twice a week for 30mins over 3 weeks.

Monday & Thursday – 630am to 700am – on ZOOM.

 Week one – 10/5, 13/5.

Week two – 17/5, 20/5.

Week three – 24/5, 27/5.

You do not need to be physically present for the meditations.

All sessions are recorded and a copy will be emailed to you.

BOOKING:

Please send an email to bettina@theartofbalance.com.au

PAYMENT:

  • May Morning Meditation Course $39.

Bank details: BSB 733-059 ACC 512308.

ZOOM meditation link will be sent.

PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL ALWAYS USE THE SAME MEDITATION LINK. NO NEED FOR COMPLICATIONS.

PLEASE ALSO CONSIDER THIS:

Only the people with the link can view the meditation. Remember, the aim is for you to support yourself.  Meditation to get better at life, not to get better at meditation.  So you choose when you meditate.

I’m looking forward to being with you.

Past participants’ feedback:

“The impact of the morning meditations has been a better level of sanity in these somewhat insane times, and my ability to keep peaceful throughout the day.”

Jen Kus, August 2020

“My biggest take-away has been the stress and emphasis on the lack of judgement.  That what happens and what you experience is perfect for you at that time.  I can’t believe in only 3 weeks the changes have been quite remarkable.  I didn’t really know what to expect, but the course has exceeded any benefits I thought I would get from it”.

Rebecca Kenna, July 2020.

“I wasn’t sure how I would go doing a class over zoom and it was so much better than I expected.  The meditation definitely puts me in a more powerful positive headspace which helps me set the tone for our little household. I was surprised about how connected I felt to everyone whilst we were physically apart.”

Sally Plant, July 2020.

“I really enjoyed the course and found it very beneficial.  I have incorporated some new learnings into my day-to-day life. I liked the variety of meditations and overall I found myself to be more mindful, more grateful, calmer in my mind and more energetic in my body.  Also, I became more positive and less stressed.  The course exceeded my expectations and as always, your energy, Bettina, is very calming and healing to me, whether it’s yoga or meditation practice, or even just a short chat.”

Nadya Veretnova,  July 2020.

“I so enjoy listening to you and imbibing some of your strength and enthusiasm…  Hard days ahead – we all need meditation. ”

Chris R.B. July 2020.

Yin Yoga and Sound Meditation – 14 May 2021

YIN YOGA and CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION

14 May 2021 – 6-8pm – LIVE F2f in Studio.

YIN YOGA: 55mins

Yin yoga is a gentle, slow-paced and mostly floor-based form of yoga, where yoga poses (asanas) are held for a longer period of time to stimulate the deeper layers of connective tissue, manly our fascia.
You will be invited to let go of all muscular effort and be supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets. You will feel a stretch-like sensation that varies in intensity depending on your own personal preference and physical state of being.

We will soften our breath to soften our body and calm and quiet our mind.

This is a wonderfully relaxing and flexibility increasing style of yoga.

CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION: 50mins

As we make ourselves comfortable either sitting or lying down, we continue to completely let go of all sensation, thought or worry and allow the week that was to simply be as it was.  And drift into the weekend with ease and joy.

Completely immersed in the sound and vibrations of the crystal singing bowls, we will experience deep healing and relaxation.

No yoga, or meditation experience is required.

COST: $50

DATE: Friday, 14 May 2021. 6-8pm

LOCATION: 40 Woolston Drive, Frankston South, The Art of Balance – Yoga & Massage studio

Payment of $50 reserves your place, and is due with booking. Book via email

Bettina Pfannkuch

BSB:733 059
Acct:512308

Thank you.

I look forward to facilitating deep transformation with you.

Sunday Morning Meditation Workshop – 23 May 2021

Sunday, 23rd May | 10.00am – 75 mins. | $35

 

Learn to calm your mind & relax your body.

Discover what type of meditation works best for you and your lifestyle. Relax in an atmosphere of acceptance in our beautiful yoga sanctuary in Frankston South.

Be guided in a very permissive way, so you too can have a positive meditation experience. Allow yourself to have a restful and restorative 75mins.

Our monthly meditation workshops are an effective way to explore different ways of meditation, spot meditation and mindfulness. You can immediately apply what you’ve learned into your day-to-day life. No meditation nor yoga experience is necessary. Everybody is welcome.

To book, sign-up in class or send me an email bettina@theartofbalance.com.au

I look forward to connecting with you.

Morning Meditations – April 2021

Let the Light In

Meditation is both a gift and a lifeskill.  Most importantly, it is an experience.  Born out of the desire to allow everyone a positive meditation experience, our meditations are permissive and do not require any previous experience or knowledge.  We will explore different types of meditation in our time together. We will also practice simple breathing exercises (pranayama).  In these unusual times, selfcare is an essential part of our lives.  Support yourself and allow yourself to heal.

Aim of the Course:

  • Learn to meditate.
  • Practice simple breathing exercises (pranayama).
  • Continue to keep and cultivate a slower pace of life, a silver lining of the pandemic.
  • Release the stresses from 2020.
  • Reduce our stress levels and learn how to keep them low.
  • Experience comfort in stillness.
  • Raise our vibration to heal ourselves and the planet.
  • Start the day with intention, focus & selfcare & experience the impact on the day ahead.

Twice a week for 30mins over 3 weeks.

Monday & Thursday – 630am to 700am – on ZOOM.

 Week one – 12/4, 15/4.

Week two – 19/4, 22/4.

Week three – 26/4, 29/4.

You do not need to be physically present for the meditations.

All sessions are recorded and a copy will be emailed to you.

BOOKING:

Please send an email to bettina@theartofbalance.com.au

PAYMENT:

  • April Morning Meditation Course $39.

Bank details: BSB 733-059 ACC 512308.

ZOOM meditation link will be sent.

PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL ALWAYS USE THE SAME MEDITATION LINK. NO NEED FOR COMPLICATIONS.

PLEASE ALSO CONSIDER THIS:

Only the people with the link can view the meditation. Remember, the aim is for you to support yourself.  Meditation to get better at life, not to get better at meditation.  So you choose when you meditate.

I’m looking forward to being with you.

Past participants’ feedback:

“The impact of the morning meditations has been a better level of sanity in these somewhat insane times, and my ability to keep peaceful throughout the day.”

Jen Kus, August 2020

“My biggest take-away has been the stress and emphasis on the lack of judgement.  That what happens and what you experience is perfect for you at that time.  I can’t believe in only 3 weeks the changes have been quite remarkable.  I didn’t really know what to expect, but the course has exceeded any benefits I thought I would get from it”.

Rebecca Kenna, July 2020.

“I wasn’t sure how I would go doing a class over zoom and it was so much better than I expected.  The meditation definitely puts me in a more powerful positive headspace which helps me set the tone for our little household. I was surprised about how connected I felt to everyone whilst we were physically apart.”

Sally Plant, July 2020.

“I really enjoyed the course and found it very beneficial.  I have incorporated some new learnings into my day-to-day life. I liked the variety of meditations and overall I found myself to be more mindful, more grateful, calmer in my mind and more energetic in my body.  Also, I became more positive and less stressed.  The course exceeded my expectations and as always, your energy, Bettina, is very calming and healing to me, whether it’s yoga or meditation practice, or even just a short chat.”

Nadya Veretnova,  July 2020.

“I so enjoy listening to you and imbibing some of your strength and enthusiasm…  Hard days ahead – we all need meditation. ”

Chris R.B. July 2020.

T I M E

Turning an ACROSTIC POEM into A BEAUTIFUL MORNING RITUAL

Improve the outlook on your day and cultivate a sense of joy in your life, in a short period of time.

I’m often asked if I have any suggestions as to how to stay so upbeat, positive and energetic.  Now, whilst I feel honoured by such comments and questions, I do respect that everyone is different.  We all have different lifestyles and requirements.  The way I do things and what works for me may not work for you.  And that is ok.  Or maybe it will.  I’m here to share.  Share my wisdom.  So you can benefit.  I think I have this idea of using an Acrostic Poem from Jay Shetty.

T        Thankfulness

The moment you wake up, mention to yourself something you are thankful for.  Do this straight away, before you turn off the alarm.  Say it out loud, or think and feel it in your internal voice.  You could be thankful to be awake.  To be alive.  That’s what I do.  You can be thankful for a good night’s sleep.  Thankful that you slept through the night.  That neither partner, kids, nor neighbour’s dog etc woke you.  Or thankful for a person, an item, an experience etc.  You get the idea.

I        Inspiration

The second thing to invite in is Inspiration. Think of or read an inspirational quote.  Or if time permits, read some inspirational text.  This could simply be a short paragraph from an inspirational book.  Anything that resonates with you.  Bhagavad Gita, Eckart Tolle, etc.  Or have an inspirational quote or paragraph written on a post-it note the night before.  And read it the moment you open your eyes.

M       Meditation

Next up, meditation.  You can still be in bed.  Simply check in with yourself.  Connect to your breath.  Notice how your physical body is feeling.  Say an affirmation for the day.  Set an intention.  Or sit up in bed and practice a seated guided meditation, or any meditation practice you may already have.  You could simply count your natural breath.  So many options that do not require a lot of time nor skill.  Simply the willingness to practice and be present.  Happy to help out if you’re stuck.  Or join any of our meditation classes on offer.  Pranayama is a good idea here too.  Square breathing.  Viloma.  Nadi Shodana.  All valid.  All useful.  Do it.

E        Exercise

Any movement will be beneficial.  If you’re still in bed, move your legs and cycle.  That’s what my mum does every morning, she’s 81!  Or any favourite yoga posture in bed.  Or get up onto your already prepared mat and stretch and jump and sun salute.  Or of course leave the house for a run, the gym.  Or put your prepared ear plugs in, play your favourite tune and move your body.  No need to call it dancing.  If that scares you.  Have some fun with all you do.  Happy to have you on the yoga mat.  Check timetable. 😊

Happy Practicing. All that can be done in under 3 minutes.  Notice how your energy level, your vitality and your outlook on life changes.  Let me know.

Yin Yoga and Sound Meditation – 16 April 2021

YIN YOGA and CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION

16 April 2021 – 6-8pm – LIVE F2f in Studio.

YIN YOGA: 55mins

Yin yoga is a gentle, slow-paced and mostly floor-based form of yoga, where yoga poses (asanas) are held for a longer period of time to stimulate the deeper layers of connective tissue, manly our fascia.
You will be invited to let go of all muscular effort and be supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets. You will feel a stretch-like sensation that varies in intensity depending on your own personal preference and physical state of being.

We will soften our breath to soften our body and calm and quiet our mind.

This is a wonderfully relaxing and flexibility increasing style of yoga.

CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION: 50mins

As we make ourselves comfortable either sitting or lying down, we continue to completely let go of all sensation, thought or worry and allow the week that was to simply be as it was.  And drift into the weekend with ease and joy.

Completely immersed in the sound and vibrations of the crystal singing bowls, we will experience deep healing and relaxation.

No yoga, or meditation experience is required.

COST: $50

DATE: Friday, 16 April 2021. 6-8pm

LOCATION: 40 Woolston Drive, Frankston South, The Art of Balance – Yoga & Massage studio

Payment of $50 reserves your place, and is due with booking. Book via email

Bettina Pfannkuch

BSB:733 059
Acct:512308

Thank you.

I look forward to facilitating deep transformation with you.

SA TA NA MA Meditation

“Truth is our identity”

The SA TA NA MA Meditation has its origin in the Kundalini Tradition.  It uses these 4 syllables, the mantras, and the finger movement as a way to stay present and to elicit healing.  Change in our inner world, to activate change in our outer world.  This meditation is no better than any other.  All traditions and meditations are here to help and support us.  My reason for practicing and sharing this one is that it is very accessible and it can be practiced anywhere and only takes a short amount of time to complete.  As always, the best practice is the one you actually do!

Practice:

Come to a seated position with an upright spine, ideally.  Take the practice seated or standing if you choose to.  Bring your inner focal point to your third eye, the area between your eyebrows.

Chant Sa Ta Na Ma and while you do this, alternately press your thumb and four finger tips together.  Press hard enough so you stay awake and present.  Keep a rhythm of the chant alive and the hand / finger movement happening throughout the whole meditation.

Allow each sound to come through the top of your head and out through your third eye.  If this is accessible to you.  Remember, it is a practice, not a performance.

SA – Birth – press the thumb and the first finger together.  

This is the Jupiter finger and brings expansion, release and knowledge.

TA – Life – press the thumb and the middle finger together. 

This is the Saturn finger and brings wisdom, purity and patience.

NA – Death – press the thumb and the ring finger together. 

This is the Sun finger and brings aliveness and vitality.

MA – Rebirth – press the thumb and the little finger together. 

This is the Mercury finger and brings clear communication.

First round, up to 3-5minutes, the meditation is chanted out loud, in your human voice.

Second round, up to 3-5minutes, the meditation is chanted in a whisper, the lovers voice.

Third round, up to 3-5minutes, the meditation, is chanted silently, the divine voice.

Throughout the practice, allow yourself to experience all the emotions, physical sensations, images and thoughts.  Aim not to judge or alter it.  Simply be with it.  This is part of the healing, the meditation.  As always, we practice with curiosity and self-compassion.

You can repeat the cycle again, depending on how you feel and time permitting.  To finish, simply sit in silence and allow the experience to resonate.

Enjoy.  And let me know how it goes for you.

Sunday Morning Meditation Workshop – 28th March 2021

Sunday, 28th March | 10.00am – 75 mins. | $35

 

Learn to calm your mind & relax your body.

Discover what type of meditation works best for you and your lifestyle. Relax in an atmosphere of acceptance in our beautiful yoga sanctuary in Frankston South.

Be guided in a very permissive way, so you too can have a positive meditation experience. Allow yourself to have a restful and restorative 75mins.

Our monthly meditation workshops are an effective way to explore different ways of meditation, spot meditation and mindfulness. You can immediately apply what you’ve learned into your day-to-day life. No meditation nor yoga experience is necessary. Everybody is welcome.

To book, sign-up in class or send me an email bettina@theartofbalance.com.au

I look forward to connecting with you.