ASMY Community Care

ASMY COMMUNITY CARE

Yoga & Meditation For All

Our Mission

The Australian School of Meditation & Yoga (ASMY) is one of Australia's leading not for profit meditation and yoga schools. ASMY has been serving the Australian community for over 30 years.

The purpose of ASMY Community Care is to provide the benefits of a yoga lifestyle and meditation to the underserved, at-risk, and disadvantaged members of our community.

Our Programs

Toolkit For A Healthy Life

Our Toolkit for a Healthy Life program provides the knowledge, practical skills, and support for individuals to confidently begin their journey towards physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being. Each component of the program is designed to suit the needs of the group, with each of the three modules offering a key takeaway and actionable steps for making small, healthy changes.

The Toolkit for a Healthy Life program runs all year round, is simple, enjoyable, and hands on. We offer the program throughout Australia including to alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres, domestic violence shelters, local councils, aged care facilities, schools and more.

Wholistic Yoga

ASMY’s Wholistic Yoga classes incorporate simple and effective yoga postures, breathing techniques, and guided relaxation incorporating mindfulness. Meditation is included in each session, giving people a truly wholistic and nurturing yoga experience for the whole person.

Classes guide participants to deal with stress, develop resilience, move and get active, increase feelings of well being and positivity, and live a more conscious, healthy and balanced life. Classes can be adapted to suit a variety of settings and class participant needs, including aged care, schools and people of differing abilities.

Deep Peace Meditation

Our Deep PeaceTM classes offer a complete combination of breath work, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques. These classes support participants with guided relaxation, simple yoga breathing and mindfulness techniques for muscle relaxation, calming the mind and nervous system, and meditation techniques to help people experience inner peace.

Deep PeaceTM classes are suitable for small or large groups and are generally 45 minute sessions but can be adapted according to participants’ needs.

Transform Your Life With Meditation

This practical, hands-on workshop gives people the tools they need to transform their life with meditation via simple and effective techniques that can be practiced anywhere, anytime.

The three-part program helps people create a short, powerful daily practice that will help them feel buoyant, refreshed and nourished so they can thrive throughout their day. As little as 15 minutes a day can have profound, transformational effects. The course is supported by meditation mentors who guide and support participants.

Songs For The Soul ~ Community Singing

In a time where social isolation and feelings of disconnection are on the rise, singing with others helps generate a greater sense of community and belonging and is particularly effective in bonding large groups of people. And singing is not just for the select few! ASMY Community Singing groups are now harnessing the healing and harmonising benefits of music and song in a supportive way that is open to everyone.

The teachings of yoga have always used sacred sound or "mantra" in meditation practice to bring about increased inner peace, happiness, deeper connection, and spiritual well-being. The traditional practice of Kirtan, singing of sacred sound, is a joyful, inclusive form of community singing that incorporates music, melody and easy to learn Sanskrit mantras. It can be adapted to suit a variety of community settings and needs.

Meditation & The Art of Dying Fearlessly

Deep Peace Meditation can bring comfort, serenity and strength to those who are leaving this world. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years for achieving inner peace. Meditation not only helps a person come to terms with death, but allows them to experience the deepest levels of peace, comfort and fearlessness.

Our Impact

Over the past 30 years, ASMY has:

Served out over 150,000 free/by donation meals
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Run 27,000+ free/low cost community singing and meditation events
Offered over 18,000 free meditation courses

Program Outcomes:

Increased sense of connection to self and others
Enhanced quality of life through stress reduction and increased resilience
Improved physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing
Greater sense of meaning and purpose

Our Team

Our teachers are experienced, fully qualified yoga and meditation instructors who are trained to teach students with special needs. Our teachers hold senior first aid qualifications and a current Working With Children check.

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Chris

Chris is a qualified counsellor who has been practicing yoga and meditation for 22 years. A father of 2 young children, Chris’s teaching style is grounding and supportive. He believes meditation is the greatest gift in life, and posses’ a wealth of knowledge to assist his students from his 18 years of teaching.

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Kalindi

Kalindi is a passionate Hatha Yoga Teacher who has been teaching for 7 years. She discovered her love for yoga at a young age, and continues to draw strength on the teachings of yoga as a foundation for living a happy, healthy life. Kalindi is deeply inspired by seeing others grow and transform through embracing the yoga lifestyle.

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Janina

Having discovered the practice of yoga and meditation as a teenager, Janina has had an almost lifelong experience with yoga and meditation. From a young age, she offered stress management and meditation workshops throughout Australia, Canada and Asia, with the hopes of helping people tune in, de-stress and have fun with yoga.

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Andrew

Andrew teaches simple classes that offer a well-rounded balance of breathing, relaxation and meditation. Andrew has taught numerous classes at community organisations such as schools, Carers Australia, as well as 30+ yoga lifestyle classes each year for many years at the Gold Coast Council libraries.

Andrew thrives on sharing the gifts of the yoga lifestyle with the hopes of inspiring people to live a positive balanced life - physically, mentally and spiritually.

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Candace

Having taught for 10 years, Candace’s extensive experience ranges from teaching in yoga studios, corporate settings and aged-care, as well as coordinating charity events including the Yoga Aid Challenge and International Yoga day Festival.

Candace values the holistic benefits that yoga has to offer, such as strength, inner calm, compassion and tolerance.

RECEIVE OUR SERVICES

If you are involved with or caring for people who are underserved, disadvantaged or at-risk, and would like to enquire about how ASMY can serve your community, please get in touch with us via the following contact form. Our friendly staff will be in contact with you as soon as possible to discuss how we can help.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

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Mirikai

ASMY has been offering yoga and meditation at Mirikai for over 13 years. Our classes offer students a well-rounded practice of physical asanas, breathing, mindfulness and meditation. Students from the program are invited to attend our free community meditation evenings, which gives them the opportunity to foster relationships in a healthy social environment.

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Cura

At Cura we provide yoga and meditation classes to refugees and migrants to help ease the stress and trauma of relocating.

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Gold Coast City Council

ASMY provides free and low cost community yoga lifestyle workshops, yoga asana and meditation programs all year round in local libraries, community halls, and city parks.

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Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence

Since 2016, ASMY has been offering an ongoing yoga and meditation program that supports women recovering from, or suffering from, sexual violence.

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Yoga & Meditation for War Veterans and ADF

Veteran and military communities around the world are successfully using the tools of yoga and meditation to help support their health, resiliency and healing, and the physical, mental and emotional demands of military service. The practice of yoga has the additional benefit of preventing and/or reducing injury, while simultaneously helping to manage the experience of pain.