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Bunbury, Western Australia (WA) to Kingscliff, New South Wales (NSW), Australia – yoga in the outback … (Part 1)

Bunbury, Western Australia to Kingscliff, Northern New South Wales ... a 48 hour drive

Bunbury, Western Australia to Kingscliff, Northern New South Wales … a 48 hour drive

Mid September 2015 I am making a road trip (with my husband) from the west coast to the east coast of Australia, ie from Bunbury in SW Western Australia (via Perth) to Kingscliff in Northern New South Wales.

The route we have planned will take around 48 hours driving time, and we will make an overnight stop at Fraser Range (WA), Ceduna (SA), Broken Hill (NSW), Tooraweenah (NSW), and Byron Bay (NSW) before reaching our destination – Kingscliff.

I have wanted to make this coast to coast trip – which includes passing through the Nullabor National Park – for several years – now that the stars have aligned and the trip is shortly to become a reality I decided to investigate potential yoga teachers/studios en route.

IMG_2138[1]I have sent emails to possible yoga venues between Norseman and Tooraweenah… watch this space for further details. Finding yoga places in both Byron Bay and Kingscliff will be relatively easy.

On this occasion, the trip is being undertaken to deliver a vehicle from A-B, ie sadly this is not a vacation and time is not being scheduled for leisurely stopovers. Any yoga classes I can fit into the tight schedule will be a bonus. I will have my yoga mat with me, and Lara Favelle from Busselton Yoga Centre, is helping me prepare a “travel sequence”.

In the meantime, if anyone has information they would like to share about yoga teachers on the road I am shortly to take, I would be most grateful.

I am looking forward to seeing a little more of this vast and beauteous country…



Busselton Yoga Centre, Western Australia – 30 August 2015 – Introduction to Ayurveda

Carmel Ahern is giving an “Introduction to Ayurvedic Health” on Sunday 30 August 2015.

Carmel will provide useful tips on how to integrate an Ayurvedic approach into your life and yoga practice.

Date:                 Sunday 30 August 2015IMG_2101[1]

Venue:              Busselton Yoga Centre

                          Unit 5 / 115 Strelly Street,
                          Busselton, WA 6280

Cost:                $5.00 (includes morning tea)
Bookings essential:

Email: tocontactlara@gmail.com
Tel/SMS: 0422 294 687
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Hatha Yoga with Susie Ascott in Perth, Western Australia

IMG_2001[1]I spent five days in Perth, WA, last week. I took my mat with me intending to make my practice on the floor of my hotel room. Unexpectedly, I received a text from a friend inviting me to attend a 1015 Thursday morning Hatha class at the Mount Claremont Community Centre, Montgomery Avenue – the class was being taught by Susie Ascott. I jumped at the chance to go to a class with my friend, and also to attend a class with a teacher that was new to me.

The yoga space in the community centre is a large, carpeted room, with windows on two sides. There were eight of us attending class that morning. At the beginning of the class Susie suggested we set a Sankalpa of honouring our inner guru as it was soon to be Guru Purnima – this year falling on 31 July 2015.

We were lead through a variety of asana, including some partner work, culminating with savasana. I thoroughly enjoyed Susie’s teaching style – she is gentle, relaxed and caring.

IMG_2054[1] Quote from Susie’s Present Perfect website – “I believe that Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or gender… Each of my classes is designed to provide a well rounded physical mix of poses, breathing techniques and relaxation.”

Susie is not only a yoga teacher, but also a personal life coach. Please use this link to check out Susie’s website, to find out times and locations for yoga classes, and information regarding coaching.

Thank you Susie, and Jane

Love and light


There is much to say about Perth – I love this city and all that it has to offer – I was smitten from the moment I arrived. Perth city is set around the beautiful and expansive Swan River. Wonderful panoramic views are available across the city and beyond from the fabulous nearby Kings Park.

The coast has lovely beaches such as Cottesloe and Scarborough with many restaurants and cafes nearby.

Head south of Perth city to Fremantle for a selection of great cafes and restaurants, visit the Martime Museum, or the Fremantle Arts Centre. Try taking the ferry one way and the train for the return trip.

Inland from the city visit Mundaring Weir or John Forrest national park.

Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride from Perth city, Fremantle or Scarborough. Spend a day or week on the island and enjoy the lovely beaches, car free roads, and spend some time with the locals, ie Quokkas.

The above is a very small taster of what is available in Perth and surrounds.

If you have the opportunity to visit Perth, I hope you love it too.

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