Dina M. Smirnova
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Workshops


Pranayama & Meditation Workshop
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Pranayama & Meditation Workshop

What to Expect
Join Dina in this free-form workshop, where we will have the space to creatively explore several pranayama and meditation techniques that are drawn from a range of ancient lineages. 

The cornerstones of pranic movement, stillness, and mantra (sound practices) will be referenced as a means to inquire into the Self. The evening will conclude with guided breathwork exercises and a relaxation meditation, inviting a deeper realisation and shift of psychosomative patterns held within the body. Students of all levels will benefit from this workshop - no prior pranayama or meditation experience is necessary. 

Benefits
- The techniques we will practice are designed to give you peace of mind, providing access for you to find freedom (non-attachment) from stress, anxiety, and fear.

- We will practice expanding our awareness to the subtle energy level of the body. This will give you access to tuning into your energy and shifting it.

- You will leave inspired to start or build upon a consistent home meditation practice.

- The ending guided meditation will be an opportunity for you to release any mental or emotional stress you may have been experiencing recently.

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About Dina

Dina has been a teacher of movement and energetic healing practitioner for over a decade. She is passionate about thoughtfully encouraging her students to bring awareness of their innate wisdom to the conscious level

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Additional information

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing you can sit and move in. You are also encouraged to bring a cushion if you prefer to use your own. Please refrain from ingesting alcohol, caffeine, or other substances for 24 hours prior to the workshop.

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Booking:

$45 ($40 for Remedy Yoga members)

To register, please visit the Facebook event page and follow the ticket link to Mind Body.  Please note, you do not have to be a Remedy Yoga member to sign up.  

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/141873119743715

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Activating the Chakras
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Activating the Chakras

Connecting to the 7 energy enters through asana, breath work, & meditation

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Join Dina as she guides you to tune into your seven chakras in an evening of movement, meditation, and the shifting of energy.

We will begin with pranayama that invites connection into the body, followed by a Hatha-style flow designed to open up the energy centers, and will introduce vocalisation practices intended to provide insight and realignment. The evening will end with a grounding meditation, where you will be guided to identify and release remaining blockages.

This workshop is designed to deepen your yoga practice, particularly if you are curious about expanding your practice beyond the physical postures. This will be a safe space of exploration, inspiration, and learning.

All levels are welcome. 

What participants can expect to take away from the workshop:

• A deeper awareness of imbalances that may be affecting your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual well-being
• Exposure to awareness-enhancing breathing, vocalisation, and meditation techniques that facilitate powerful shifts of energy and can be applied to a daily yoga practice
• Transformative meditations that will leave you in a relaxed state, giving you space to identify and heal blockages on an energetic and psychosomatic level

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/966330790136638/?active_tab=about
Book here: http://remedyyoga.com.au/workshops/activating-the-chakras/

Please note: you do not have to be a member of Remedy Yoga to reserve your space.  If you have any issues booking, please contact Jess, the studio manager, at connect@remedyyoga.com.au.

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The Integrated Series: Balance
Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

The Integrated Series: Balance

  • Skintopia Yoga & Wellness Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ABOUT THE INTEGRATED SERIES
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This is the first in a series of workshops designed to nurture and inspire you wherever you may be on your yogic path, co-facilitated by Christy Champoise and Dina Smirnova.

Throughout this workshop, we will focus on the three pillars of a balanced yoga practice: pranayama, meditation, and asana. You will be guided through a dynamic vinyasa yoga sequence which will include pranayama breath techniques, meditation, and personal hands-on adjustments. We will also incorporate the teaching of the yoga sutras, mantra, and mudra.

Intimacy is important to us and vital to facilitate our students’ progress. We will offer a limited capacity to ensure all students are given personal attention and adjustments in a nourishing, supportive, and uplifting space.

Mats will be provided (or BYO if preferred). Chai will be served after class.

ABOUT tarō
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Based in Melbourne, tarō is the brainchild of yoga and movement practitioners Christy Champoise and Dina M. Smirnova.

We are passionate about taking an approach to yoga that enables the deepening of one's connection to themselves in a supportive and inspired environment. By integrating equal parts pranayama, meditation, asana, and yogic philosophy into a balanced practice, we seek to provide in-depth education in the form of workshops and retreats worldwide.

LEARN MORE
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f: tarō
i: @taroyogapractice
e: taroyogapractice@gmail.com

BOOKING
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$40 / $35 Concession (for students & yoga teachers)

Please email taroyogapractice@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
 

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Chakra Balancing Workshop
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Chakra Balancing Workshop

Join Dina for a two-hour workshop to restore balance in your energetic and physical bodies by working with the seven chakra centres. Dina has been a teacher of movement for over a decade, and is also a certified Reiki practitioner. 

The evening will start with a short meditation and breath work, followed by an extended chakra balancing. The chakra balancing portion will consist of restorative yoga postures, sound therapy, aromatherapy, and visualized regression work for each chakra.

You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as knowledge of how to restore and achieve balance on your own. We will be doing light, restorative movement. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook and pen if you wish to write down any thoughts. Bolsters will be provided however you may like to bring your own eye pillow for comfort as we will be laying on our backs for the majority of the session.

INVESTMENT
Remedy members $35
Non-members $40

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Book Here.

Note: To book, please follow the link the Remedy timetable, find the workshop listed under 31/3/17 and follow the links from there.  If you are not a member, you will need to create an account.  Alternately, you can call the studio at (03) 9681 9570 or e-mail connect@remedyyoga.com.au to reserve your space.

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Two-Day Chakra Balancing Immersion
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Two-Day Chakra Balancing Immersion

Friday 24th March (Part-One)    
Saturday 25th March (Part-Two)

In our special two-part chakra balancing immersion, you can book a spot in both sessions, or just one.

Part 1) An Experiential Guided Chakra Meditation

Join Dina in a two-part exploration of the chakras to find balance in your energetic and physical bodies through working with the seven chakra centres. Dina has been a teacher of movement for over a decade, and is also a certified Reiki practitioner.

The first evening on March 24th will start with a short meditation and breath work, followed by an extended chakra balancing. The chakra balancing portion will consist of restorative yoga postures, sound therapy, aromatherapy, and visualized regression work for each chakra. You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as knowledge of how to restore and achieve balance on your own.

Part 2) Chakra Balancing Soundscape

The second evening on March 25th will be a unique experiment of movement and sound, guided through the yogic teachings of Dina and set to the live electro-acoustic sound world created by Melbourne-based musician, Nat Grant.

Expect to go on an ethereal journey as we move through postures that bring deeper connections to the seven chakra centers, where we will explore the power of directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork and sound meditation techniques in a Vinyasa yoga style.

A portion of the class will be dedicated to directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork, chanting, and sound meditation techniques specifically designed to stimulate the energy in the chakra points. There will be a short discussion at the end of the practice to integrate both experiences and address questions.

About Nat: Nat Grant is a Melbourne-based renown percussionist, composer & sound designer. Her work explores intersections between improvisation, chance & intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Her live performances integrate electronic processing & sampling with acoustic percussion instruments & found objects.

  • When: Two evenings – Friday March 24th (7.30-9.30pm) and Saturday March 25th (6.30pm-9pm)
  • Where: Mitcham studio
  • With: Dina Smirnova
  • Cost: $95 for the two workshops OR $55 for one workshop (20% off for unlimited members.

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Yoga at Babylon Festival - Victoria
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga at Babylon Festival - Victoria

Join me for yoga at The Sanctuary inside of Babylon Festival.  The Wildwood and Gypsy & The Nomads camps have set up a healing tent, which will provide daily yoga, meditations, ecstatic dance classes, sound healings, live art, and live music. 

I will be teaching a yoga flow with guided meditation on Saturday 10 - 11:30 am and co-teaching a chill yoga flow class with Christy Champoise on Sunday 10 - 11:30 am. 

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New Year Goal Setting & Yoga Immersion
Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

New Year Goal Setting & Yoga Immersion

Start your year fresh by coming to The A Life's first workshop of 2017.

In this intimate, 90-minute workshop you will learn our heart-centered approach to creating and living a life you love. This is an excellent opportunity to release anything that has limited you, as well as an opportunity to create an intention for yourself and your life that inspires joy, commitment, and action for the upcoming year.

We will start off with an energising yoga flow to lighten the body and spirit, take you through our step-by-step process of intention and goal-setting, and will finish with a juicy meditation. You will leave feeling energised, with tools to practice goal-setting visualisations and exercises on your own so you can experience your most abundant year yet!

The immersion will be led by our resident yoga instructor and meditation goddess, Dina Smirnova and founder of The A Life, Dr. Angela Baklis.

BOOKLETS, PENS & YOGA MATS PROVIDED

Tickets:
FREE.
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED

Register here.

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Synthesis: Sound + Yoga
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Synthesis: Sound + Yoga

Two unique sessions of yoga and live sound for Melbourne Music Week.

Expect to go on an ethereal journey as we move through postures that bring deeper connections to our hearts and minds. Each class will also explore the power of directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork and sound meditation techniques in a Vinyasa yoga style. Nat Grant creates a live soundscape for this yoga class making this a holistic experience where one experiences the sound within the body.

The first hour of the practice will be dedicated to grounding ourselves into our bodies through breathwork, followed by postures that enhance the connection to the breath, and will end with restorative postures that will allow you to fully immerse yourself with the vibration of the sound. By attending either unique class, you will ultimately experience the powerful effects of live sound as it relates to transforming the energy of the body. You will leave the class feeling profoundly connected to yourself and completely integrated between the mind, heart, and body. In addition, upon leaving the class trendsetting tea artisans Storm in a Teacup have curated a flight of complimentary teas catered to the heart or mind.

This is an inclusive environment, although some prior yoga experience is recommended. This event is supported and part of Melbourne Music Week of Self Made presented by JBL.

Event information:

Venue: Chunky Move Studios 111 Sturt Street

Time: 14 November 2016

Class 1 (6:30 - 8 pm): Heart
Class 2 (8:30 - 10 pm): Mind

Tickets: $25.00

Ticket Link: http://mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/com_program/synthesis-sound-yoga/

About the artists:

Nat Grant is a renown percussionist, composer & sound designer. Her work explores intersections between improvisation, chance & intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Her live performances integrate electronic processing & sampling with acoustic percussion instruments & found objects.

Dina Smirnova is a Reiki practitioner, yoga teacher & performing artist who has recently relocated to Melbourne from New York City. Dina brings a unique, creative edge to her classes & is passionate about providing the space for her students to connect to themselves through movement & sound. She was behind the sold out events YogaDrake as part of City of Maribrynong in 2015 and Deep House Yoga as part of Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

This event is not wheelchair accessible.

Press Contact: Jonathan Homsey, jonathan@jonathanhomsey.com

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Chakra Balancing Workshop
Aug
13
4:30 PM16:30

Chakra Balancing Workshop

Join Dina Smirnova, newly relocated to Melbourne from New York City, in a two hour workshop to find balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra centres. Dina has been a teacher of movement for over a decade, and is also a certified Reiki practitioner.

The session will start with a short meditation and breath work, followed by an extended chakra balancing.  The chakra balancing portion will consist of restorative yoga postures, sound therapy, aromatherapy, and visualized regression work for each chakra.  You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as different techniques to restore and achieve balance on your own.

We will be doing light, restorative movement.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook and pen if you wish to write down any thoughts. Bringing a pillow and eye pillow is highly recommended for comfort as we will be laying on our backs for the majority of the session. Mats, blankets, tea and treats after the session will be provided.

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Chakra Balancing Workshop
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Chakra Balancing Workshop

Join Dina Smirnova for a 2 hour introduction to the seven main energy centres in the body, known as chakras. Restore balance in your emotional being and physical body through guided meditation, Pranayama, restorative yoga and energy-work techniques associated with the seven chakra points. Each chakra correlates to specific body ailments and physical dysfunctions; these energy centres also house our mental and emotional strengths. This workshop will explore common identifiers of imbalances in each chakra and will end with a group chakra balancing to reinstate energetic equilibrium. Dina will offer an energy healing that involves elements of nada yoga (bringing sound through the chakras) and aromatherapy. You will leave with a greater understanding of the psycho-somatic connection in your body, as well as different techniques to restore and achieve balance.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

BOOK: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=220279

Photo credit: Heather Lighton Photography for Good Vibes Yoga @heather_lighton_photography

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GSPF Vinyasa Yoga with Live Sound & Projections
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

GSPF Vinyasa Yoga with Live Sound & Projections

Join Dina Smirnova, a yoga teacher fresh from New York City, for an audiovisual collaboration of Vinyasa yoga with live sound and projections. Dina will guide students through a sixty minute yoga class, set to the deep house sounds of Melbourne-based DJ DEAMS and live projections by VJ Krystal Schultheiss. This event is sponsored by The Gertrude Street Projection Festival (www.gspf.com.au).

Please make sure to arrive a few minutes early and bring your yoga mat, as limited mats will be available at the door. All levels are welcome!

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BOOK HERE (This is a very intimate event and will likely sell out):
https://trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=213336

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
DINA (YOGA): www.dinasmirnova.com
DEAMS (SOUND): www.soundcloud.com/vividdeams
KRYSTAL (PROJECTIONS): https://vimeo.com/64795962

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Vinyasa Flow with Live Sound
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Vinyasa Flow with Live Sound

Welcome the winter season in this unique experiment of movement and sound guided through the yogic teachings of Dina and set to the live electro-acoustic sound world created by Nat.

Expect to go on an ethereal journey as we move through one hour of movement that stimulates the base and throat chakras, followed by a half hour of restorative postures bathed in sound.  This class will also explore the power of directing sound into various areas of the body through guided breathwork and sound meditation techniques.

This is an inclusive environment, although some prior yoga experience is recommended.  Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and bring a mat and water (mats and water will not be available at the venue for purchase).

DINA is a Reiki practitioner, yoga teacher & performing artist who has recently relocated to Melbourne from New York City.  Dina brings a unique, creative edge to her classes & is passionate about providing the space for her students to realise themselves through movement & sound.

NAT is a percussionist, composer, & sound designer.  Her work explores intersections between improvisation, chance and intention in the development of sound as a sculptural medium. Her live performances integrate electronic processing and sampling with acoustic percussion instruments and found objects.

Please follow the link provided to book your space: http://ticketebo.com.au/yogasoundscape

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Vessel
Nov
18
to Nov 22

Vessel

  • Bluestone Church Arts Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're in the Melbourne area, come experience Vessel, a 5 day performance art piece based on the chakra system.  I'll be focusing my experience on opening the root and sacral chakras.

The show will feature choreographer Jonathan Homsey, visual artist Katherine Gailer, Composer Nat Grant, lighting designer Janine Parker, and movement collaborators Lucy Doherty and Courtney Hale.

Please visit www.jonathanhomsey.com for more information.

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Chakra Balancing Series III
Feb
7
1:30 PM13:30

Chakra Balancing Series III

The intention of the three-part chakra balancing series is to introduce you to the techniques and benefits of energy work. You will gain access to finding balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra points.  The focal point of this particular day will be the third eye and crown chakras.

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Chakra Balancing Series II
Jan
10
1:30 PM13:30

Chakra Balancing Series II

The intention of the three-part chakra balancing series is to introduce you to the techniques and benefits of energy work. You will gain access to finding balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra points.  The focal point of this particular day will be the solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras.

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Chakra Balancing Series I
Dec
6
1:30 PM13:30

Chakra Balancing Series I

The intention of the three-part chakra balancing series is to introduce you to the techniques and benefits of energy work. You will gain access to finding balance in your energetic and physical body through working with the seven chakra points.  The focal point of this particular day will be the root and sacral chakras.

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Ultimate Relaxation: A Pre-holiday Retreat
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Ultimate Relaxation: A Pre-holiday Retreat

Imagine two and a half hours without a care in the world, relaxing in your favorite restorative yoga posture, fully supported, cozy...then you begin to get an amazing relaxation massage treatment coupled with a mini-Reiki energy healing session to send you right into the most blissful yoga experience ever!

Join me as I provide Reiki energy healing, Megan Doolen as she does massage work, and Liza Bertini who will be leading the yoga class and providing reflexology.  We will send you off into the holiday season relaxed, rejuvenated and reconnected. Give yourself this gift of ultimate relaxation; you deserve it!

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Introduction to Energy
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Introduction to Energy

This one-hour workshop is perfect for those who are curious about energy work and have not experienced a healing session. Included is an overview on what you can expect during a session with me, the benefits of energy work, and an opportunity to have questions addressed. The second half of the workshop will include breathing and awareness-building exercises, a walk-through of the chakras, and a meditation.

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