Yoga and Qigong (Chi Gong) are practices that engage the mind, body and breath to create relaxation, with the potential for mindfulness or meditation to arise and thereby release the body’s capacity for self-healing

UPDATES

Qigong Classes on Saturday mornings

  • Saturday 4th May 8-9.00am QIGONG AT SOUTH BEACH - Four Seasons and Elements (now located on the left side of the Cafe near the playground where there is more shelter)

  • Saturday 4th May 9.30-10.30am QIGONG AT STUDIO- Calligraphy Health and Elements

    Coming soon...Befriending your body an 8 week course for survivors of trauma with Kalyanni.
    In this 8 week course you will be provided with  opportunities to safely explore and notice  'having a body'. You will be invited to choose what you are doing with your body through, breathing, movements, stretching and resting. More details here

    Befriending your Body.....Two new workshops
    Coming soon!  Details here 

Befriending your body with Anxiety 
A 2 hour workshop, combining therapeutic and yoga processes specifically helpful for  anxiety.
Coming soon!

Befriending your body with Depression
A 2 hour workshop, combining therapeutic and yoga processes specifically helpful for depression.

Gentle Flow with Izzy Three Sundays of the Month : A flexible yoga class combining the flowing and strength building nature of Vinyasa with the deep restorative effects of Restorative Yoga.  4pm Sundays except on Restorative Sundays. Updates here

Deep Rest and Restoration, First Sunday of each Month (except this May!)
Restorative postures, pranayama and yoga nidra
4:15pm -5:30pm Sunday 12th May Details here


One Studio

One Studio was created by yoga and qigong teacher, and practicing osteopath Dr Ilona McGavock in Perth, Western Australia.  She is offering qigong and yoga therapy for supporting wellness in chronic illness and in health.  Although yoga and qigong are ancient practices, the research with regard to their efficacy is an emerging field, and as time goes on we hope to be able to offer you links to resources that support the use of these modalities in the modern era. If you would like any additional information or would like to get in touch please contact Dr Ilona McGavock (Osteopath) here

 

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Qi Gong

Qigong

QI GONG or CHI GONG harnesses the power of body, breath and mind to create a moving meditation. Sometimes called “Chinese yoga”, qigong developed alongside acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, and over three thousand years, has flowered into myriad forms. Like Tai Chi to which it is related, the movements are graceful and fluid, with the focus of connecting with feeling and the present moment. Daily practise of 15 -20 minutes of these simple, gentle movements may improve well-being and create deep relaxation and calmness of mind.

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Yoga Therapy

YOGA is an ancient wisdom from Northern India that continues to inspire and be relevant in modern life. Through the practice of yoga we may aspire for strength and mobility in the body, balance of our lifestyle and emotions and peacefulness of the mind. Where calmness of mind is elusive we can develop self compassion and acceptance. While there are many styles of yoga to draw upon, the fundamental aspect of yoga is the mindfulness that arises from the focus of mind, body and breath. Yoga therapy is an individualised approach that creates an accessible practice embracing all ages and capacities

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Research

A place to find resources and research about the Art of Qi Gong, Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and relevant information to inform and inspire you. Currently under development.

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Dr Ilona McGavock
Osteopath, Qigong and Yoga therapist

Ilona is a successful osteopath, well established and practising in Fremantle since 2000. She has been teaching qigong and yoga in the area since 2014.

Ilona has always been fascinated with health and well-being, commencing the practice of yoga at the age of twenty one. She completed teacher training with Iyengar-trained, Martyn Jackson in 1984 and vinyasa style with Tamara Graham in 2015.  She is currently undertaking further Iyengar teacher training with John Leebold.  She has completed 350 hours of training as a yoga therapist, and continues to develop in this field. 

Keen to gain a thorough grounding in the western medical sciences, Ilona graduated with a Bachelor (1996) and Masters Degree in Osteopathy in 1998 from Victoria University,  and has been a registered, practising osteopath since.

For many years, Ilona worked alongside a team of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners, osmotically absorbing the theories of TCM and discovering qigong through guest teacher Dr Bisong Guo. She has practised qigong since 2005, completed 400 hours of training with Master Zhenhua Yang and continues to study in this field.

Osteopathy is governed by the principles of holism and self-regulation and has been shown to improve nerve and blood supply to the tissues of the body. As a practitioner and teacher, Ilona aims to create a unique environment for each person to enhance their self-healing potential.

If you would like to contact Dr Ilona McGavock (Osteopath) please click here.

 
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Kalyanni Hefferon

Counsellor, Yoga teacher and therapist

At the age 16, Kalyanni found her way to a yoga class and was profoundly moved by what she experienced... that memory sat with her for many years.  Now, decades on, she still loves that experience of coming home within the yoga practices. Given the name Kalyanni, having been initiated by an Indian spiritual group in her early 20s, meaning-working towards spiritual, physical and emotional enlightenment, Kalyanni began her life journey to work on all these levels.

Drawing on her 350 hour yoga training grounded in ISHTA principles and her many years experience of working as a clinical social worker, trained in trauma, anxiety and depression, Kalyanni invites you to access and find a deeper connection within yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Kalyanni is currently in the process of completing 300 hours Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training and looking forward to sharing this with you soon.

In her classes Kalyanni invites you to connect with yourself through the deeply relaxing poses of restorative yoga. You will be taken through a series of postures, while being supported with bolsters, blankets and blocks.....A time to unwind, let go, breathe, listen to the healing sounds of music and just be.

IN A NUTSHELL

Regular Weekly classes in yoga and qigong at the studio and in the community.

TUESDAY MORNINGS

Women’s Yoga

Early morning yoga with Ilona details here

Qigong at Solaris (Cottesloe)

TUESDAY EVENINGS

Yoga

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

Qigong in Baker’s Square

Wednesday mornings from 7.30am to 8.45am, enjoy the energy of outdoors and community.

THURSDAY MORNINGS

Beginner’s Yoga

THURSDAY EVENINGS

Yoga

SATURDAY MORNING

Qigong at South Beach - Two classes details here

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Gentle Flow with Izzy details here

FIRST SUNDAY IN THE MONTH
Self-Care, the importance of giving back to yourself

An ongoing monthly restorative class with Kalyanni on Sundays. Details here.

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