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Tapas refers to the burning away of impurities… Join Tamar for this winter warmer, Saturday Series workshop and focus on poses that are heating, activating and rinsing! Bookings are essential online or in studio. Head to the workshops page on the website - link in bio. #yogaworkshop #yoga #yogatogo #advancedyoga #tamarkelly #yogateacher #balance #transformation #iyengaryoga #bksiyengar #tapas #iyogaproject #sydneyyoga #yogastudio #petersham #summerhill #innerwestsydney #yogisofsydney #yogisofinstagram #awareness #mindfulness #selfdiscovery #selfdevelopment #yogaclass


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Renee, Nikki & Romina were lucky enough to attend the workshop with Manouso Manos over the weekend - can you spot their happy, smiling faces in the group shot below? Recognise anyone else? A big thanks to Tamar from @iyogaproject and Henryk from Iyengar Yoga Space for hosting Manouso and this wonderful workshop! #yogaworkshop #iyengaryoga #yoga #yogatogo #weekendworkshop #manousomanos #iyogaproject #iyogaspace #balance #transformation #yogisofinstagram #yogisofsydney #yogateacherlife #innerwestsydney #sydneyyoga


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Looks like Romina, Sarah & Renee had a blast over the weekend attending the 3-day workshop with Senior Intermediate Iyengar Yoga teacher - @carrieowerko from the US. There was lots of hamstring strengthening work, stabilising and isolating muscle groups, finding stability and containment in mobility plus loads more... Big thanks to Tamar from @iyogaproject for hosting the event and to Naomi Coo for these wonderful photos! #yoga #yogatoes #iyengaryoga #yogaworkshop #carrieowerko #iyogaproject #sydneyyoga #yogisofinstagram #balance #transformation #yogateacherlife


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SATURDAY WORKSHOP SERIES - Traction Action! Saturday March 3rd. Follow link in bio page to website for more details. #yoga #yogapose #yogaprops #yogapractice #yogasydney #yogaaustralia #iyengaryoga #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #iyogaproject


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Folding In and becoming Quiet. The physical benefits become secondary. Balance of the nervous system is primary. Being calm and stable can not be overrated. #yoga #yogapose #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #forwardbend #restore #restorativeyoga #yogaeverydamnday #kindness #yogasydney #yogastrong #yogaaustralia


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Our Saturday Series with Tamar Kelly is back - join us for a two hour Arm Balances workshop on Saturday 10 February 3pm. Suitable for Iyengar yoga practitioners Level 3 and above. Link in bio - bookings essential. #yoga #yogatogo #armbalance #yogaworkshop #advancedyoga #sydneyyoga #yogastudio #petersham #summerhill #innerwestyoga #innerwestsydney #iyengaryoga #balance #transformation #iyogaproject #tamarkelly #yogateacher


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! Just four ways to work into the groins and hip flexors, which can in turn assist the movement towards Parivritta Janu Sirsasana and Visvamitrasana, with the use of the chair. #yoga #iyengaryoga #yogaprops #iyogaproject #strenthandflexibility #balance #yogasydney #yogaaustralia #yogaeverydamnday #yogapractice


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My early attempt at Natarajasana. I think the sequin vest helps... #yoga #yogapose #kidsyoga #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject


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GUEST WORKSHOPS 2018
Carrie Owerko: March 9-11
Manouso Manos: April 13-15
Stephanie Quirk: April 22 & July 22
Bobby Clennell: October 19-21
Please see website for details #iyengaryoga #yogaworkshop #yoga #yogasydney #yogaaustralia #iyogaproject #yogainspiration


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Summer Yoga Intensives continue this week. Regular schedule resumes next week. Check website for details. Hope you’re enjoying the holidays! #yoga #newyearnewyou #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #yogapose #yogaworkshop #yogaretreat #yogasydney #yogaaustralia #yogapractice #sirsasana #mindful


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Wishing one and all a wonderful 2018. Warmest wishes from Sydney Australia. Peace, Kindness, Compassion & Consciousness. #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #newyearnewyou #yogasydney #yogasunbeams #yogaaustralia #yoga #sydneyharbour


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REACH, REVOLVE, RESOLVE, RENEW! New Years Intensives in Darlinghurst, Sydney January 2-6 & 8-13. Follow link in bio page to website for details and registration.
#yoga #yogaworkshop #yogainspiration #yogaintensive #yogaaustralia #yogaeverydamnday #yogasydney #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #newyearnewyou


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URDHVA PRASARITA PADASANA final. See previous posts for ways to work towards the final pose. In the way to effortless effort is a fair amount of effort. The practice and commitment to time for oneself is what is important. #yogaworkshop #trysomethingnew #yogaaustralia #yogasydney #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #yoga #yogapose #yogaprops #yogaeverydamnday #yogalover #yogapractice


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STEPING STONES - a path towards Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana. The Iyengar Yoga method, which is my passion, my practice and what I teach, not only gives structure and guidance to the physical body for optimal alignment, it also steadies the mind as we become absorbed in the enquiry - the what, when, how and why. When we take a pose that challenges us and begin to explore it we not only break down the physical obstacles but also the mental. #yogaworkshop #trysomethingnew #yogaaustralia #yogasydney #iyengaryoga #yoga #iyogaproject #yogainspiration #yogapose #instayoga #yogaprops #yogaeverydamnday


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Over the years I have learned to just give him his own mat....it isn’t worth the fight. My beautiful Boy Buster, my Golden Guru, demonstrating parsva Savasana. #yogaaustralia #yoga #yogamat #iyogaproject #yogasydney #dogpose #homepracticeyoga


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to develop Baddha Konasana with the assistance of the wall and bricks. The placement of the sitting bones is also important for correct alignment. Sit quietly and turn your conscious attention to the weight under the right and left sitting bones. Are they even? Notice if you hit hard into the front inner sitting bones it actually increases tension in the groins. Explore the distribution of weight and where it releases the pelvis. This will also inform other poses, including lateral standing poses. #trysomethingnew #yogaaustralia #yogaspiration #yogaworkshop #yoga #yogapose #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #yogasydney #yogaprops


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CARRIE OWERKO YOGA WORKSHOP Sydney, March 9 - 11, 2018 - Playful Practice, Variability and the Art of Resilience- for more information and how to register please visit the website - link in bio page #carrieowerko #yoga #yogaworkshop #yogasydney #yogajournal #yogaaustralia #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #infiniteiyengar #carrieowerko


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ON RETREAT. View from the yoga room and flowers on the breakfast table. The infinite beauty of small things. Small things that make us stop and literally smell the roses. Today’s inspiration was from Guruji, the importance of observation, correction and then REFLECTION. Incredibly grateful to have such a beautiful and peaceful space to do this work and guide these wonderful students. #gratitude #iyogaproject #yoga #yogaretreat #yogaaustralia #iyengaryoga #yogapractice


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REMINDER: No class tomorrow morning at the gallery because I am in the Southern Highlands teaching a retreat. This is the yoga room! It is so magical & beautiful here. #grateful #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaretreat #yogasydney #yogaaustralia #yoga


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STEPPINGSTONE’S - If a Pose seems impossible practice the poses that proceed it. Know them well. Know yourself within each pose. The journey is more important than the destination but it is always sage to have a goal - it keeps a practice fresh and vital. Seen here Utthita Trikonasana, Ardha Chandrasana, Anantasana, Vasistasana. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #yoga #yogasydney #yogaaustralia #iyengaryoga


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NOVEMBER 18 – PASCHIMA THE WEST!
This refers to the back, or posterior side of the body. This workshop will focus on activating and then stretching the posterior, to bring awareness to the side of the body that we can not see. Yoga To Go Studio: 106 – 108 Crystal Street, Petersham

Cost $40 per workshop
Time 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday series workshops are suitable for Yoga practitioners Level 3 and up with a consistent personal practice that includes Inversions. Bookings are essential. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #yogaworkshop #yogasydney #yogaaustralia


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! Standing poses are used to cultivate space and stability. Generally, when focusing on stability, we use the “hard” props like bricks, walls or a chair. Certainly for beginners this is a good option. However, once a practitioner has explored with some depth this way of working it is truly interesting to take the standings on a softer surface and observe the challenges to proprioception and balance. The poses with head support really encourage us to soften the organs of perception (janendriyas) which a primarily in the face, while keeping the organs of action (karmendriyas) active. The bolster isn’t just for lying around on! #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #yoga #iyengaryoga #infinitepossibilities #yoga #yogasydney #asana #heresfourtheresmore


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Four ways to take Vrksasana with props. The use of props make the pose accessible to students who struggle with both stability and mobility issues. They also, however, give opportunity to explore the hip rotation and pelvic opening more fully and for a sustained period of time. I find the supine variation with my feet supported on a brick particularly beneficial when held for 5 or 6 minutes either side - much longer than I could hold Utthita Vrksasana! #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogasydney #heresfourtheresmore #yogaaustralia #yoga #yogaworkshop


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INFINITE IYENGAR! A world of exploration from the body to the soul. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #yogasydney #yogaspiration #iyengaryoga #yoga #yogaaustralia


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to explore Vrksasana, tree pose. I regularly teach these three “steps” to Vrksasana, seen on the right panel. I have students hold the first one for a period of time or repeat several times so as to be well practiced at balancing on one leg, externally rotating the aerial leg hip and compacting the hips, stabilising the pelvis and lifting the chest. We then begin experimenting with the flexion of the knee and ankle to bring the foot up higher on the standing leg. The foot is “just touching” and not pushing on the inner knee. Finally we take the foot up to complete the pose but if balance or uprightness is lost we redo the steps. It is a helpful process to ensure fundamental actions are experienced and understood. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #iyogaproject #heresfourtheresmore #iyengaryoga #yogasydney #yogainspiration #yogaworkshop #yogaaustralia #yoga #dogpose


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HERE’s FOUR, THERE IS MORE. Four ways to take Tadasanana, Mountain Pose, with assistance/enhancement of a prop. The bricks in between the legs help to align the upper with the lower and also right with left. The green strap around the wrist was being push out into - this action met with resistance encourages a fullness and lift of the chest. The calf and achilles stretch speaks for itself. Supta Tadasana, named by Geeta Iyengar so that students wouldn’t confuse it with Savasana, is a way to observe the back body via the feedback of the uniform and stable floor. This apparently simple pose has profound lessons to teach us. #iyogaproject #yogapose #yogaprops #iyengaryoga #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogasydney #tadasana


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HERE’s FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Here are just four (the last two are the same just different angles) ways to take Tadadana, Mountain Pose. While this pose appears pretty simple, the actions required in order to have correct alignment are fundamental to so many poses that come later in practice, including Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) and Sirsasana (headstand). The arm variation help to cultivate an openness and extension within the body. Seen here; Tadasana, Urdhva Hastasana, Urdhva Namaskarasana, Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana. These arm variations can also be taken while sitting. This is an excellent way to relieve tension in neck and shoulders when sitting for extended periods at a desk. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #heresfourtheresmore #yogasydney #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yoga


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HERE’s FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to take restorative poses with a chair. I really enjoy these four at the end of a back bending practice. Seen here; Pavana Muktasana, Savasana with neck traction, a variation on Prone Savasana and Savasana with elevated legs - excellent for promoting a spreading of the muscles of the lower back, especially if we can stay for a period of time, say ten minutes. Restorative poses and practices are essential for balancing the nervous system. Take a moment to sit and observe your energy and breath after taking these poses. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #yogasydney #yogainspiration #heresfourtheresmore #iyengaryoga #yoga #infinitepossibilities


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HERE’S FOUR, THERE’S MORE. Just four ways to take inversions with the chair. Seen here are Salamba Sirsasana, Ardha Halasana, Salamba Sarvangasana and Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. It is inversions and restorative week at the gallery this week. For classes, workshops and retreat information please check out the link to the website in the bio. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #yoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogainspiration #yogasydney


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When you are trying to work and the dog pulls focus. He always needs to be in my eye line. #iyogaproject #gooddog #dogpose


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! Just four ways to take back bends with the chair. My intention with sharing these poses is that it will facilitate an exploratory, fresh and engaged self practice, a hallmark of the Iyengar Yoga method. If you are new to yoga, or new to these poses, it is always sage to first seek guidance from an experienced teacher. Did you know that almost every country in the world has an Iyengar Yoga Association which lists the contact information of all certified teachers? This is a great place to start if looking for a well trained teacher in your local area. Pictured here is; Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Viparita Dandasana, Paryankasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana. I hope it leads to practice with an open heart and lifted energy. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #heresfourtheresmore #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #iyengaryoga #yogasydney #yogainspiration


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We love this post! #repost
What a great use of props !😙 @Regranned from @iyogaproject - HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Twisting poses with a chair. The chair offers the opportunity to remain "lifted" in the pose, which in turn gives us access to the spine and the ability to extend as we revolve. Seen here; Marichyasana III, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Pasasana, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana. I hope these poses will facilitate a practice centred on exploration. Try the pose without the prop, then with the prop, and again without and see what happens - physically, mentally and energetically. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogasydney #yoga #heresfourtheresmore - #regrann


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Twisting poses with a chair. The chair offers the opportunity to remain "lifted" in the pose, which in turn gives us access to the spine and the ability to extend as we revolve. Seen here; Marichyasana III, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Pasasana, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana. I hope these poses will facilitate a practice centred on exploration. Try the pose without the prop, then with the prop, and again without and see what happens - physically, mentally and energetically. #yogaeverydamnday #yogapose #yogaprops #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogasydney #yoga #heresfourtheresmore


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just four ways to take seated poses with the assistance of the chair. Seen here; Upavista Konasana, Dandasana, Mulabandhasana and Urdhva Mukha Badha Konasana. Once you try these see how the other seated poses can be taken in similar ways. #iyogaproject #infiniteiyengar #yoga #yogasydney #yogaprops #yogapose #iyengaryoga #heresfourtheresmore #yogaeverydamnday #infinitepossibilities


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE! We commence Forward Bending week tomorrow at the gallery. To get you in the mood, for a deep and peaceful Sunday practice, here are four forward bends with a chair. Featuring Janu Sirsasana, Ardha Badha Padma Paschimottanasana, Kurmasana and Malaysians. The practice is limitless with countless ways to explore the physical self and journey towards knowing our inner being better. Stay and breathe and listen. #iyogaproject #infiniteiyengar #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogasydney #yogainspiration #iyengaryoga #yogaprops #yogapose #heresfourtheresmore


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HERE's FOUR, THERE ARE MORE. Just some of the many forward extensions that can be assisted or enhanced with the use of the chair. I have not included any other props, in order to give you a clean picture of the workings of the chair, but you could choose to pad the chair with a mat or blanket where needed. I call the first one a "Standing Dog", because my legs are fairly upright and my heels down. This gives opportunity to expand the calf muscle and Achilles' tendon. You can also take it with your heels up on bricks that are firmly pushed to a wall and the legs at a 45 degree angle. In the Adho Mukha Svanasana (dog pose) and the Parsvottanasana (the pose below it) the chair primarily teaches the drawing back of the top thigh or femur. Guruji also instructed this action in rope traction , like "dog pose in the x-ropes". So if you don't have wall ropes at home, here's your chance to enjoy that extension using the chair instead! #iyogaproject #yoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #iyengaryoga #yogapose #yogaprops #yogasydney


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Further to yesterday's post, I had a student model for this pose because, as you can see, the chair was too short for me to do this pose properly. The leg and arms should be the same height, parallel from the floor. To do that I would have had to bring my leg down and my hips and spine would be hunched to the ceiling. What I ended up with was something between Eka Prasarita Padasana and Virabhadrasana III. It actually felt like a fantastic extension, so worthy trying, but also a reminder that the props need to work for us, not we working for the props. #iyogaproject #yoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yogaprops #yogapose #iyengaryoga #yogaeverydamnday


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HERE'S FOUR, THERE'S MORE. Standing Poses with a Chair.....and a dog who refused to get out of the photo. #iyogaproject #yoga #infiniteiyengar #iyengaryoga #yogaprops #yogapose #heresfourtheresmore #yogaeverydamnday #homepractice #trysomethingnew


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Southern Highlands Retreat, November 11 & 12. One place left! Check website for details. #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogaretreat #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #tamarkellyyoga #mossvale #southerhighlands


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After Urdhva Dhanurasana - Saturday Workshop Series with Tamar Kelly - September 2, 3:00-5:30pm. Please see website for details. #yoga #yogaworkshop #backbends #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #iyengaryogaspace #infiniteiyengar #yogasydney


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SAVE THE DATE!
Southern Highlands Weekend Yoga Retreat with Tamar Kelly - November 11 & 12. Details to follow. #springintospring #iyogaproject #iyengaryoga #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities #yoga #yogaretreats #southernhighlands


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EKA PADA's - SATURDAY WORKSHOP SERIES with Tamar Kelly
At Yoga To Go, 106-108 Crystal Street, Petersham.
Saturday August 5
3:00-5:30pm
Please register via email - tamar@iyogaproject.com #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #sydney #sydneyyoga #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #iyengaryogaspace #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities


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New Beginners Yoga class starts July 22nd at Edgecliff Physiotherapy. Saturdays 10:30 - 11:45am. Check website for details. #infiniteiyengar #beginnersyoga #yogasydney #iyengaryoga #yogaeverydamnday #iyengaryogaspace #iyogaproject #trikonasana #functionalmovement #alignment


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Some environments are just more conducive to deep relaxation.
Retreat starts today. I am very much looking forward to welcoming the group. #yogasydney #yogaubud #iyengaryoga #iyogaproject #yogaretreats #iyengaryogaspace #yogaeverydamnday #infiniteiyengar #infinitepossibilities


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It is always astonishing how I can feel okay and then start practicing and realise I am NOT okay. All the physical, mental and emotional stresses come to the surface. I have learned, through my own practice and the inspirational and long life practice of my teacher B.K.S. Iyengar, and teachers of his method, is that we can not ignore these stresses and impacts. Practice is an opportunity to dive in and do something! I am very grateful for this mornings practice, so peaceful and productive in beautiful Ubud. #infiniteiyengar #yogainspiration #yogasydney #iyogaproject #yogaeverydamnday #iyengaryoga #yogabali


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