Most people know what is good for them, but don’t always practice what they know. From our experience of teaching over 2,000 yoga classes, we understand that committing to a healthy lifestyle needs to incorporate all of the elements of the human system, not just the physical.
We have helped over 1,000 people including busy mums, dads, athletes and professionals. We assist them to develop a state of Optimal Living in each element of their lives through a systematic framework. This framework utilises a combination of group, one-on-one training and consultation. We partner Yoga with physical fitness and holistic health practitioners to develop freedom in body, mind and spirit.
optimal living program
The Optimal Living 40 Week Program created by our professional team addresses and upskills each of the important elements in your life. It is a holistic approach to unlocking freedom in your body, mind and spirit.
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Our teacher training is world class. We focus on developing the individual to be the most awesome version of themselves, so they can give their unique gift & insight to the world through yoga. Find out more about our partner Yoga NRG.
What is the Optimal Living Program?
Optimal Living gives you freedom in your body, so you can do the things you love with grace and ease. In our 40 week program tailored specifically to you, all aspects of the physical body will be nourished, taking into account individual needs and limitations, as well as the stage of life. According to yoga, physical health manifests in:
• NO ACHES AND PAINS
• FEELING OF LIGHTNESS
• ABILITY TO WITHSTAND CHANGE
• STABILITY AND EASE
Book your discovery session
Yoga is often defined as a ‘system for self-discovery. First, to deliver a remarkable solution for your Optimal Living we want to help you explore and understand the different elements in your life. In your Discovery Session you will receive quantifiable feedback that you can test and retest to measure the improvement in your health and wellbeing.
THE OPTIMAL LIVING PROGRAM GIVES YOU ACCESS TO:
Find freedom in your body by building muscle, increasing flexibility and perfecting your posture. You will have unlimited access to 26 regular classes per week, in our purpose built facility operating 7 days. There are classes to suite your body, and your busy lifestyle. Classes include: Beginners Yoga, Foundational Yoga, Yoga Flow, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga and Restorative Flow.
Learn to move with fluidity and grace in everything you do. Benefits include increased core strength, improved postural alignment, greater joint mobilisation, helps develop co-ordination, stability and breath.
HIIT YOGA FUSION
The power of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) combined with the breathing and mindfulness aspects of yoga keeps your heart strong and your body healthy. Catering for every fitness level, this fun 30 minute class will build strength, and work your cardiovascular system.
MYOTHERAPY & MASSAGE
Myotherapy focuses on restoring optimal activity, reducing the likelihood of injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best. Myotherapists provide treatment and for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions, for example: Back pain, Neck and shoulder pain, Headache, Sports injuries, Occupational injuries, Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations.
Your physiological functioning is affected by the flow of prana. This is the life energy that governs your biological processes, from breathing to digestion to the circulation of your blood. The balanced flow of prana is reflected in:
• ORGAN FUNCTION • SLEEP PATTERNS • STRESS MANAGEMENT • ENERGY AND VITALITY
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself to optimal levels. Naturopathic treatments boost the body's natural healing potential, restoring harmony and preventing disease. Some of the more common conditions treated include fatigue, stress related ailments, digestive problems, PMT and general aches and pains. However, you do not need to be unwell to benefit from naturopathy. Naturopathy, nutrition and supplementation aids your body to efficiently turn your food into energy for Optimal Living.
PRANAYAMA TRAINING (FORMAL BREATH CONTROL& AWARENESS)
The breath, is the source of your prana, or vital life force. Learn how to tap into yours through formal breathing lessons, workshops, yoga classes and one-on-one training. Many people are aware of the theory in modern physics that matter and energy are just different expressions of the same thing (E=MC2 or Energy = Matter). The practice of pranayama—releasing and channelling the body's stores of internal energy—has been seen to nurture a high level of bodily health and mental clarity. Both of which are crucial steps on the path to self-knowledge and Optimal Living.
The mind has a tremendous power to influence the entire system; it needs to be educated and developed to be able to:
• DIRECT AND MAINTAIN ATTENTION • MAKE EDUCATED CHOICES • ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE THE
We’re known for hosting kick-ass workshops to sold out crowds. These can often be life-changing events or simply a monthly get together with amazing people to learn something cool about yourself. Topics covered include:
• Yoga Asana (Posture) Masterclasses • Mindfulness • Developing an Empowering Mindset • Meditation Techniques • Pranayama (Breathing) • Partner-Yoga • Nutrition • Gut Health • Guided Meditations • Trigger Point Release • Mindfulness Based Restorative Yoga
When you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodelling the physical structure of your brain. Mindfulness helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses.
This encompasses all the functions of the higher mind, including conscience, will and moral choices. The sages considered the development of the intellect so important that they placed the exercises for it at the very beginning of the yoga system. Your yogic lifestyle, contemplation, and meditation lead to:
• CLARITY OF JUDGEMENT • GRATER INTUITIVE INSIGHT • INCREASED WILLPOWER • IMPROVED RELATIONSHIPS WITH SELF AND OTHERS
Far beyond the pleasant states that mental exercises can produce, purposeful, sustained mind training can create altered traits: sustained, beneficial qualities of thinking, feeling, and acting that are accompanied by lasting, supportive changes in the brain. You will learn the skill of meditation through workshops, classes and regular yoga from our experienced practitioners.
Participants in the 40 Week Optimal Living Program will receive the Optimal Living - Daily Planner. The Daily Planner has been designed to give you space for reflection and contemplation, so that you can set your day’s objectives from a place of purpose and passion. As opposed to starting your day on the back foot, ticking items on a to do list. You will receive your return on investment from this 1 tool alone.
As parents, children, lovers and leaders we know relationships need work. When they do work, relationships are the source of the greatest joy you could experience, while they can also be the source of the greatest pain and suffering. To move into flow in life you need to nourish and support your important relationships. Our experienced relationship coach will guide you through this process.
This the subtlemost element, experienced as bliss or mastery. It is how you flow through life and connect with the world around you. Ultimately, it can become a source of unconditional happiness by connecting to something greater than ourselves. When you practice selfless service, devotion or focused meditation you form higher levels of:
• OPTIMISM • RESILIENCE • SENSE OF PURPOSE • JOY FOR LIFE
This is really the ability to tie everything you learn and practice into a way of Optimal Living.
RETREATS & INTENSIVES
Our world class Yoga & Surf Retreats and intensives are known for taking people out of their comfort zones and doing things they never thought possible. In these life changing weekends, you will be living fully without holding back; breaking down barriers of self-doubt and old habits, and having a hell of a lot of fun!! Check out our Retreats webpage for details on our next upcoming retreat.
The power for personal growth, discovery, change and fun is in the Community. The Epic Yoga & Lifestyle community is made up of a dynamic group of extraordinary people dedicated to improving their lives and holding each other accountable. When you shift your peer group to one focused on contribution and living, you upskill in every aspect and start to feel the Flow in life. Join us for regular catchups, events and every day in the studio.