Workshop and Events

Let Kickstart tailor something for your business, group or school, or attend a scheduled workshop for yourself or with friends or family.

GUEST EVENTS WITH ANG KEATES’ YOGASCENTS

Ang Keates from Seed of Life Yoga is such a scent-laden hit that she’ll be back for more Guest Events!

Bookings & Purchase of these exciting Guest Events can be found through the Events on Kickstart’s Facebook page. 

Keep the Inner Peace for PTSD

Restorative Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend Workshop

Nimble Ninjas Holiday Block

Meditation and Mindfulness Weekend Workshop

Family Yoga Weekend Workshop

Yoga Story, Snack and Savasana

Self-Defence and Empowerment Workshop

Keep the Inner Peace for PTSD

Keep the Peace, Toowoomba! The 22 Pushup Challenge sparked Kickstart's initiative

Buy a non-profit YogaJoes set locally through Kickstart to provide a free yoga class – for every purchase – through the charity The Yoga Foundation for those with PTSD in Australia. 

 

You receive 9 figures in zen yoga studio packaging with a bamboo. Figures vary from 1″-3″ high, made from ABS  (solid 3-D printed) plastic. Meet the Yoga Joes, here to keep the inner peace! Headstand, Meditation Pose, Cobra Pose, Warrior One, Warrior Two, Child’s Pose, Tree Pose, Crow Pose, and Downward-facing dog. There are 19 green sets available and 3 purple. They’re in at Kickstart now. You can even split them up to spread the peace! 

 

For your Yoga Joe set, you’ll pay $62 AUS cash upon collection from Kickstart in South Toowoomba (delivery by additional donation is also available). You’re raising $50 – funding a whole class – per purchase, while paying little more than you would waiting to have it shipped.

 

How does it raise $50 per set? When Yoga Joe maker Dan heard from Kickstart’s Miranda that it was going to support classes for those experiencing PTSD, he agreed to ship them over from the US at cost price. Dan is known for donating a portion of profits to veteran causes and providing discounts to veterans. As maker Dan said himself, the idea of funding a class per set of the little guys is ‘too cool not to do’. He’s already know for providing discounts to veterans and donating portions of profits to veteran causes. Kickstart is always looking for ways to give back. And how great that for around $50 The Yoga Foundation is able to give this kind of life-changing support from yoga teachers trained in trauma and mental health.

Nimble Ninjas Holiday Block

Nimble Ninjas

Holiday Block

Nimble Ninjas is scheduled over the holidays – see why this trademarked offering is so popular for ages 5 and up!

  • Indoors, welcoming, matted floors and lots of fun.
  • Kids learn practical and life skills from yoga and martial arts with a qualified and passionate teacher.
  • Each session focuses on a different martial art (ITF Taekwon-Do, Muay Thai and ABK Freestyle Karate), along with fitness, yoga and relaxation so that kids build confidence, focus, strength and ways to destress and relax.
  • Limited places available. Minimum 7 participants, max approx 10.

NEXT WORKSHOP:  Each School Holidays – Check out the timetable! 3 day workshops are $99, and single sessions are $15.

  • Ages 5 and up. 
  • Use /create accounts for your children to book (and pay via cc if preferred). Let Miranda know if you would like her to do it for you.
  • Forms, alternative payment details and address avail upon booking.
  • Term-time bookings also available – including taster classes in the first week!

Yoga Story, Snack and Savasana Holiday Workshop

Yoga Story Snack and Savasana

Mini-Block

NEXT WORKSHOP:   Check the timetable for ‘pop-up’ classes! 

Ready to feel revitalised, refreshed and relaxed with your tiny child/ren?

Want them to feel creative, confident, compassionate and calm?

 

  • Indoors, welcoming, matted floors and lots of fun. All props provided. Super pram friendly.
  • Ages 2 -5 years. Parents are encouraged to participate (and bubs are welcome).
  • Kids learn practical and life skills from yoga with a qualified children’s trainer and passionate yoga, English and Drama teacher.

 

  • Take 30 minutes to share and really connect with your child, their learning and your own breath. We use a children’s book to inspire our yoga practice together, including relaxation, then the kids break to the side for a byo snack while parents enjoy some of their own savasana (relaxation).
  • Byo snacks as per kindy/school guidelines – allergy friendly and health friendly. Indoors on matted floors so preferably no yoghurt
  • Early bookings are appreciated. Limited places available. Minimum 4 participants, max 10.

 

  • INVESTMENT: Adult/s and first child $15- prepaid online – simply create / use the account in your child’s name.
  • Via the account of the first child, please message the name and age of your second child and an account and booking will be created for you on the same email address. The second child is $5 to be paid following the creation of this linked account.
  • Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive forms with detailed address etc.

Restorative Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend Workshop

Restorative Yoga and Mindfulness

Weekend Workshop

NEXT WORKSHOP:   TBC November.  Saturday or Sunday 2pm (3hrs). $60 prepaid. 

 

This is truly a workshop for everyone who is willing to allow themselves the time to rest and restore their body and mind, or to preempt the need ….. Perfect for those who can just barely get out of bed to the experienced yoga practitioner or athlete.

 

MEDITATION: During this extended session, we work with some simple practices to help the mind and body. It will included a mixture of seated meditation (use the padded floor, wall or chairs and props are provided), supine/supported practice (lying down), breath awareness practices, breath control practices and guided meditation. You will always determine what options you wish to take.

 

Meditation and mindfulness is becoming well known as an aid for stress, anxiety and depression, through its effect on the central nervous system. Regular mediation can help create changes in the brain over time and improve outcomes for health conditions and mental health.

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA: “As you relax, breathe and soften into the supportive props in each pose, it feels so blissfully passive …” Ana Davis

Most significantly, this restorative practice calms the central nervous system, taking the depleted participant from a fight or flight mode to a rest and digest focus. In doing so, and through the careful selection and sequencing of postures and breathing practices, it may help physical and mental burnout, post-operative recovery, women’s health, depression and anxiety, obesity, asthma, diabetes, and stress related conditions such as headaches, Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 

 

This workshop is adult-focused and also perfect for older teens looking to destress. This workshop caters for pre and post natal, illness, injury and disability.

Self-Defence and Empowerment

Self-Defence and Empowerment

Weekend Workshop

NEXT WORKSHOP: TBC September.  12:00pm (5hrs). $99 prepaid.

 

Today’s society exposes us to increased violence. It’s now more important than ever that people are empowered with skills in self-defence. This workshop draws on the most practical skills gained from various martial arts and hand-to-hand combat. Learn from the extensive theoretical components, a heavily practical component and final closure with empowering yoga postures, breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises manage the part the mind plays in emotionally charged situations. Physical confidence, breath control and environmental defence awareness all contribute to the resilience needed in the 21st Century.

 

Miranda conducted her first self-defence workshops for children in 2001. Having experienced confrontation in her role as a security guard, over twenty years in martial arts, most personally in travels overseas, she is more passionate than ever in sharing no-nonsense skills and expertise with young people and women.

 

This workshop is adult-focused and also perfect for older teens looking to feel more confident and capable, or younger participants attending with carers. If you are an employer whose workers are exposed to potentially risky situations, perhaps during sun-down or in isolated spaces, give them more confidence, empower them to improve their safety with greater environmental awareness and self-defence knowledge, and improve risk-management of your workplace. 

Meditation and Mindfulness Weekend Workshop

Meditation and Mindfulness

Weekend Workshop

NEXT WORKSHOP: TBC. December    Sunday 8:15am (3hrs). $60 prepaid.

 

This is truly a workshop for everyone who is willing to allow themselves the time to reset and restore their body and mind, or to pre-empt the need ….. Perfect for those who can just barely get out of bed to the experienced yoga practitioner or athlete.

 

During this extended session, we work with some simple practices to help the mind and body. It will included a mixture of seated meditation (use the padded floor, or chairs and props are provided), supine/supported practice (lying down), breath awareness practices, breath control practices and guided meditation. You will always determine what options you wish to take.

 

Meditation and mindfulness is becoming well known as an aid for stress, anxiety and depression, through its effect on the central nervous system. Regular mediation can help create changes in the brain over time and improve outcomes for health conditions and mental health.

 

This workshop is adult-focused and also perfect for older teens looking to destress. This workshop caters for pre and post natal, illness, injury and disability.

Family Yoga Weekend Workshop

Family Yoga

Weekend Workshop

NEXT WORKSHOP: Wednesday 27th September, 2017.  2:45pm (45min). Now $15 prepaid. $15 second child. $10 third child in the family, $5 fourth. 

 

Sometimes we feel like we’re scheduled to the max fitting everything into life with kids, and managing so many things – work, homework, school, sports, school productions. Family Yoga is a beautiful time to be together and bond, to use energy and to energise, to rest and strengthen the body, heart and the most important relationships in our lives. Know that you’re encouraging an active life, and instilling coping strategies to experience life with filled with joy, kindness and compassion.

 

Ideal for all ages, especially 6-12. Children under 2 are free with another paying child. Additional children pay-on-the-day. ‘Family’ may include carers, grandparents etc.

Past Charity Events

  • Upcoming Event List

    • Donation of 22 Yoga Joe proceeds to The Yoga Foundation to support those with PTSD (October, 2016 until sold out)
    • Recommencement of most term-time classes – week 1 of school term ( Nimble Ninjas bonus/tasters week 1 – term from Week 2) – single passes or pass packs and mid-term entry welcome
    • Reiki Workshop with David Leon Labriola and YogaScents – Gentle Yoga and Essential Oils with Ang Keates (7 October, 2017)
    • Nimble Ninjas – (September Holidays and Dec/Jan Holidays 2017)
    • Mums n Bubs (each school holidays)
    • Family Yoga (each school holidays)
    • Self-Defence & Empowerment Workshop (late 2017)
    • Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop (late 2017)
  • Past Event List

    • Donation of Thank You Water proceeds to McGrath Foundation (2016, ongoing)
    • Donation of 22 Yoga Joe proceeds to The Yoga Foundation to support those with PTSD (October, 2016 until sold out)
    • YogaScents for Charity to support The Yoga Foundation (4 September, 21 August, 11 July, 13 June 2017
    • Yoga for Charity to support Off the Chain (7 August, 17 July, 27 June, 26 May 2017)
    • Yoga for Dignity – Share the Dignity – Charity (2 September 2017)
    • Yoga Workshop Day with Ang Keates – Introduction to Yoga and YogaScents –  Warriors and Essential Oils (1 July 2017)
    • Mums n Bubs (crawling to 2 years) – Holiday Class (23 June 2017)
    • Mother’s Day Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop (14 May 2017)
    • Mother’s Day Family Yoga Workshop (14 May 2017)
    • Yoga Story, Snack and Savasana – Weekend 3 Class Series (from 6 May 2017)
    • YogaScents – Yin Yoga and Essential Oils – with Ang Keates (5 May 2017)
    • Restorative Yoga – Weekend 3 Class Series (from 29 April 2017)
    • Yoga for the Academy of Fitness Business with the Toowoomba Grammar School Swim Squad (T4 2016, T1 2017)
    • YogaScents – Vinyasa Yoga and Essential Oils – with Ang Keates (21 April 2017)
    • Yoga Story, Snack and Savasana session (22 April 2017)
    • Harmony Day celebrations at Newtown State School with the Nimble Ninjas program (21 March 2017)
    • ParkLust at QueensPark – Market stall and Fundraising with Yoga Joes (12 March 2017)
    • YogaScents – Yin and Essential Oils – with Ang Keates (10 March 2017)
    • Kids Yoga for students of Concordia Lutheran College, Hume St and Warwick St Campus (1 March 2017)
    • Recommencement of most term-time classes – Term 1 (23 January 2017) – single passes or pass packs
    • Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop (22 January 2017)
    • Self-Defence & Empowerment Workshop (22 February 2017)
    • Yoga Story, Snack and Savasana Workshops – special classes (20 January 2017) and Term 1 classes
    • Family Yoga Workshop (postponed 12 February 2017)
    • Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop (2 February 2017)
    • MetaPWR available for PT (30 January 2017)
    • Nimble Ninjas -3 Half-Day Holiday Block (17, 18, 19 January 2017)
    • Closed for Christmas/New Year (22 Dec 2016 – 12 Jan 2016)
    • Recommencement of Personal Training and Private Clients (13 January)
    • ‘Yoga Story, Snack & Savasana’ Workshops– special classes (5, 9, 14 December 2016)
    • Metafit Holiday class (13 Dec 2016)
    • Term 4, 2016 ends (9 Dec 2016)
    • Self-Defence & Empowerment Workshop (2016)
    • Open Mat launches (2016)
    • Donation Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop for Guide Dogs Queensland (2016)
    • Self-Defence & Empowerment Workshop at The Fit Lab (2016)
    • Restorative Yoga launches (2016)
    • Donation Family Yoga Classes for The Yoga Foundation (March, July 2016)
    • Donation (Purna) Yoga and Restorative Yoga Classes for The Yoga Foundation (March, July, September 2016)
    • Donation Metafit Classes for The Cancer Council (March, July, September 2016)
    • Donation of Thank You Water proceeds to Guide Dog Queensland (2016)
    • Metafit launches (2016)
    • Punchfit and Boxing launches (2016)
    • Sponsorship of the Queensland Police Legacy – Child Safety Handbook (2016)
    • Sponsorship of Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) Twilight Christmas Markets (2015)
    • Community (Purna) Yoga Classes as part of TRC The Change Project (2015)
    • Donation (Purna) Yoga Class for Ebony’s World Challenge –funding Toowoomba teen’s trip to Sri Lanka (2015)
    • Gold Sponsorship of World Kickboxing and Karate Association (WKA) Nationals, hosted in Toowoomba (2015)
    • Silver Sponsorship of World Kickboxing and Karate Association (WKA) Qld State Championships, hosted in Toowoomba (2015)
    • Krav Maga (Self-Defence) launches (2015)
    • Self-Defence and Empowerment Workshop (2015)
    • Donation Yoga Class on World Teacher’s Day for Nepal School (2015)
    • Donation Yoga Class for Nepal Community (2015)
    • 8 Week Block of Beginner’s Yoga (2015)
    • Yoga launches (2015)
    • 8 Weeks Block of Muay Thai – journey to Yellow Singlet (2015)
    • 8 Weeks Block of Muay Thai – journey to Yellow Singlet (2014)
    • Donation Muay Thai Class (in conjunction with BJMA Toowoomba Central) for Beyond Blue (2013, 2014)