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Yogareal – Awakening your Inner Presence

Yogareal – Awakening your Inner Presence

2 October 2020

Hi Everyone

Hope you’re all well, remembering to breathe nice and deeply and long and symmetrically through the nose inhale exhale.  Keeping the bottom jaw soft and your face awake and relaxed.
This will keep you very present in your body, vital and uplifted, healthy and happy – attending to whatever you need to do at any given moment in your life.

For all of us it’s a time of patience as we all know.  Patience means waiting.  Waiting is a skill – the ultimate skill.  Without sinking or being overwhelmed.  Sinking means thinking!  And this will mean becoming overwhelmed.  Waiting is really meditation – by breathing, watching and staying conscious.  This is what’s required ongoing at the moment for everyone – particularly in Melbourne, Victoria.

Part of this ultimate skill is of course – not comparing.  Be aware of what’s happening everywhere and around you – but don’t compare.

This of course means you have to be breathing, otherwise you can’t do this, you’ll start thinking and compare.

All of these principles are the difference between the thinking mind running the show or awareness running the show.  Awareness of the Higher principles or Higher Self coming through in yourself.

All of the above is Yoga – proper Yoga – realistic Yoga – Yoga in life – your life – making Yoga a living thing for you.

Yoga means union – your individual self with your Higher Self,  and then allowing that Higher Self to flow out to the universe around you – this is then Universal Self.  All these three have to be working together in synchronicity – your individual self is your personality or the identity of who you think you are, your Higher Self is your guiding light or intuition coming through, and Universal Self is the world around you in a Unified Form.

All of these three themes Individual self – Higher Self and Universal Self appear to be different, however on a deeper level of course, they’re all One.

The position you need to sit in, or the posture, or the asana, is really a psychological asana or position at this stage.  It’s literally where you sit in Yourself.  This needs to carry through ongoing.

The posture, the asana as I’ve expressed is floating – floating sadhana.  Floating with the Universal Life Force or what’s happening in life, and therefore awakening the intelligence in yourself in that moment. Sadhana is a spiritual practice which Unifies.  Sadhana means process/practice/approach/mindset/lifestyle – these are all synonymous terms connecting to different layers of yourself and therefore creating harmony.

And ‘holding the fort’ at the studio is Hanuman – a perfect example – waiting contentedly, happily, for us all to return.

The key to all this approach, the essence of all this approach is when your mind merges with what you do by breathing a long and symmetrical conscious breath ongoing – meditation takes place in yourself and in life, and time dissolves and passes very quickly.

Which is of course what we’re all wanting at this time.

Take care, lots of love, and we look forward to seeing you soon,

Rob, Hanuman and Yogareal Team

Om Namah Shivaya
Thank you Baba
At the Highest Level
All is One
And all of You are One with That
Know That
Find That
Sit in That
Reside in That
and LOVE THAT!!!
Om Namah Shivaya



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Yes We’re Here! – and Yes You’re There! – Hello! 😊 ❤️ 🏡

Hi Everyone

Hope this email finds you healthy, happy and uplifted.

To maintain a strong breathing rhythm in yourself ongoing, especially under adversity, will enable the qualities above to come through naturally, normally and automatically.

This really is the foundation of Yoga and of course the foundation of Life. And especially the foundation in Stage Four Restrictions.

It’s really meditation ongoing in your life – or in other words – living meditation. In Yoga it’s known as conscious awareness of the SoHam mantra. This is your natural mantra of your natural breath rising symmetrically, ongoing in your life, while you do whatever you do. However this breath will tend to restrict itself subconsciously unbeknownst to you if you are anxious or fearful or worry or think too much.
Here in Melbourne, we’re now in Stage Four Restrictions. Which have been established by the Victorian Government to compel social distancing to take place more completely for everyone. So that problem areas which were previously going undiagnosed and unaddressed, can be rectified. Stage Four Restrictions, amongst other things include the mandatory wearing of masks, a curfew between the hours 8pm and 5am, and Melbournians must stay within a 5km radius of their home, at all times unless they have a permit to do otherwise. Largely we’re only allowed to leave home for 1 hour per day for grocery shopping (only one person allowed) or exercise (can be a walk or run with 1 other person). As a result of all these restrictions and many more, a lot of lifestyle themes, or ways of life are now, of course, compromised for everyone.

The tricky part with all this, or the challenge for most people, is to not be overwhelmed by their thinking mind, when their lifestyle, which acts as a support system for them, is restricted or denied.

If you’re strong enough with your mind, at this point, you’ll be able to use your Higher Mind to see the greater good, and move away from doubts and fears when they come up. This will straight away create more space and faith in what’s unfolding, as opposed to needing to know what’s happening at every minute. If you do this you’ll be automatically breathing in a relaxed manner.

If you can observe clearly enough, you’ll be able to see in yourself, that whenever you feel good or uplifted, you’re breathing in a very relaxed manner and not thinking. Your breath will be literally breathing you. This further enhances your Higher Mind becoming your guiding light ongoing.

This is really Vipassana – the meditation technique by which Buddha attained Enlightenment. It literally means “to see things as they are”, as opposed to seeing things how your mind would like things to be, or how you imagine things to be. Vipassana’s foundation is your breathing, and you continually maintaining awareness of your breathing, and awareness of what’s happening inside and outside at the same time. And not being overwhelmed or disoriented by what comes up internally as sensation, emotion or mindset.
If you continue to breathe rhythmically and observe, the tendencies of fear and doubt that are arising, will clear themselves and you’ll feel lighter and freer.


This time is a great opportunity for everyone to practice this.

When you’re doing your home practice – and everyone should be doing something regularly at home. Try to be very mindful of your breathing as you’re going through the postures. This will be more amplified in your home environment as you won’t have the distraction of a class format and other students around you. And you’ll be more sensitive to what’s happening internally eg your breath. Make your breath an Ujjayi breath which you can hear with your internal and external ear as it moves through the back of your throat. This will keep your Higher Mind continually awake and active and guiding you.

If you’d like a video to support you, you can practice using this Video which Chris made, of Rob’s Yoga Class at Yogareal Studio:

The essence is to remember to breathe and hence have a stronger connection to one’s Higher Self. On all levels – physically, vitally, mentally and emotionally, then this will automatically connect you with Spirit.

This is really what takes place when a person does a physical practice. They physically move, and therefore they invigorate by breathing more, and deeper. They further invigorate by re-aligning. They further invigorate and gain clarity and Higher Awareness by making their breath rhythmic and longer, through a range of postures.

This of course grounds a person in their body no matter what’s happening, and allows that same energy to flow through up to the heart, so a person feels more in themself what’s happening. And then that energy flows through to the centres in the head, and then a person feels fulfillment, balance, peace and unity under adversity.
This of course doesn’t mean breathing on everyone – but keeping the breath long and balanced in yourself.

Also, by consciously and deliberately softening the facial muscles, the jaw, the eyes, the soft palate, one will be able to regulate and monitor this energy more easily and more completely.

Please remember you’re not alone. Even though we can’t come together at the studio, we’re together in spirit – always. You’ll tend to remember things from the class when you need to. Especially if you’re consciously trying to put things into practice at home and in your life that you’ve learnt in class. This will bring about imbibing the teachings and practices in yourself. And enhance your breathing tremendously into a relaxed full breath.

We appreciate and understand that some will be having a more challenging time than others – with loved ones and with work situations. If you need help ask for it. Whether you require financial assistance, physical or mental health support, there are a myriad of support systems available to you. Although you’re physically separated, stay consciously connected to your loved ones and your community. If you have the slightest concerns about anyone, ring them and touch base.

Try to always see the positive side of all things, even though initially you may be a bit disoriented or overwhelmed.

Try to always see the bigger picture with the awareness and understanding that “This too will pass.”

We’ll continue to be in contact.

Lots of Love

Rob and the Yogareal Team





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How to override automatic patterns within yourself

Hi Everyone,

Full breath is essential for our well being and energy flow, but the anxious, fearful, overwhelmed mind often overrides everything and grips your breath, making it short and shallow.

Initially you won’t even recognize this, as it will happen below the threshold of your awareness. As soon as you can bring this from subconscious into your consciousness, or in other words see it happen, then you have the opportunity to change this pattern.

It’s like in postures, when things get hard and you stop breathing, things start to collapse. Breathing and pushing the breath through, opens different areas of the brain and literally changes the patterns that have been there forever. Patterns that are like a groove that is continuously imprinted into the consciousness, a habit, a pattern, a pathway in the brain, that happens automatically and the person just follows that.

The whole of yoga is to clear the old pathways, open things up, change the old tendencies that the person picked up in the very early stages of their life. But you have to be very conscious to be able to do that. Once you are aware, you have a tremendous ability to change things when you are under load or under pressure.

Observe, make the breath stronger and don’t get overwhelmed, don’t go into the groove, and just continue with what you are doing. Start to create a new landscape in your consciousness, in your brain. Develop new approaches in your life – uplifting approaches. Approaches that bring freedom and happiness, instead of feeling and being bound, limited and overwhelmed.

Come and practice with us!

With love,
Rob and everyone at Yogareal

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We’re so very cosy at the studio – more so than ever before! Which is perfect and a beautiful energy for the Raja Yoga Workshop – celebrating International Yoga Day. The fire element automatically nurtures, supports, uplifts and transforms. Simply by seeing the fire and feeling the warmth, different areas of the brain come into play, which straight away create a sense of harmony balance and fulfillment. This will allow you to go deeper and further in everything you do.

You can now book for all or part of the workshop.

ALL OF IT – all 3 sessions – $150

MOST OF IT – 2 of 3 sessions – $100

SOME OF IT – 1 of 3 sessions $50

Approximate session times below:

7am to 10am – Morning Session (includes breakfast)

12:30pm to 3pm – Afternoon session

5pm to 8:30pm – Evening session (includes dinner)

Concise Yoga Practices
Inversion Machines
Insightful Teachings
Inspiring Videos
Personal time for rest and reflection between sessions.
Beautiful vegetarian meals
Wonderful uplifted social time

Where: Yogareal Studio – Level One, 45 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

When: Saturday 22 June 2019

See you there!

Love Rob


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Raja Yoga Workshop – 1 &1/2 Weeks to go!

Hi Everyone

Beautiful day here in Melbourne. The Bay’s buzzing!

Less than two weeks to go for the Raja Yoga Workshop – a continuation of the Retreat we held in February, which was fabulous, a wonderful group of people and everyone was inspired, uplifted and energised.

The theme of this Workshop –


Listen to life talk to you with every cell of your being.

Breathe, feel, observe, listen.

Listen on all levels

Then respond.

The workshop will be complete in itself, allowing you to change/open out areas in yourself that you’d like to open out and change, in an insightful lighthearted way. Areas that have been holding you back, which you can’t seem to get a handle on and move through yourself. Then this will allow you to respond to life in all circumstances, in a joyful uplifting way, instead of just reacting and being intense.

Approximate session times below:

7am to 10am – Morning Session (includes breakfast)

12:30pm to 3pm – Afternoon session

5pm to 8:30pm – Evening session (includes dinner)

Concise Yoga Practices
Insightful Teachings
Inspiring Videos
Personal time for rest and reflection between sessions.
Beautiful vegetarian meals
Wonderful uplifted social time

Where: Yogareal Studio – Level One, 45 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

When: Saturday 22 June 2019

Cost: $150

See you there!

Love Rob


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You are perfect

Hello Everyone,

We had a full room for the Raja Yoga Retreat – such a fabulous group of people!  Everyone was so inspired, expanded and elevated during and after the Raja Yoga Retreat.  We’re continuing to extend these teachings very simply into our classes. The ability to breathe a little deeper and fuller brings about more sensitivity and groundedness and vitality in day-to-day life – which is really yoga.

This happens automatically as your inner Shakti breath /energy in yourself permeates your chakras and enables them to bloom more fully ongoing. Each Chakra represents and expresses different aspects or qualities in yourself.

This is really the female aspect of yourself opening in every way. Then of course the consciousness – the male aspect – that follows is then far more expanded, lighter and harmonious with everything.

Robert Byrne Yogareal


Week One of courses starts this Monday 11 March – YES! We’re open on Labour Day!

We have a new class starting this Wednesday morning 13 March for the earlybirds 6am-7am, Mid-Week Breather, with Alex Jack. So wonderful to have Alex teaching a regular time slot with us again!

A reminder that Alysha Darcy in now taking the Monday 6:15am-7:15am, Monday Yoga and Meditation class, which has also been wonderful.

And Thursday nights 7pm-8:15pm with Rob, is now a Beginners General Class. All are welcome.

And Happy International Women’s Day! A wonderful opportunity for the world to address more sensitive qualities in everyone and allow that to come through for the world in general.

Look forward to seeing you all soon!

Come and see us. Have your life blossom and flower as it should. Let your potential become a reality for you.

Lots of Love

Rob and the Yogareal Team

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Raja Yoga Retreat – ONE WEEK TO GO!!

Hi Everyone

It’s time to get YOUR FIVE ELEMENTS together!!

Raja Yoga Retreat runs next week
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February 2019
at Yogareal Studio

Commencing 7am on both mornings
Saturday night ends at around 8:30pm
Sunday Afternoon ends around 3pm
With breaks in between
Delicious vegetarian meals provided

Friday, 8 Feb, 6:30pm – Friday Flow
Saturday, 9 Feb, 10:30am – Beginners Yoga
Sunday, 10 Feb, 10:30am – Beginners / Intermediate

For those of you who have already booked, we’ll forward more details to you in the days leading up to the retreat.

For those of you who are yet to book, please do so asap so all the necessary arrangements can be made.
There are limited spaces available for this very special event!


Experience and understand more about

Yoga, Your Self, and Your Life

than you’ve ever

experienced and understood before.



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We’re Back Tomorrow – Sat 5 Jan 2019 !!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I’m SOOOO excited about being back at Yogareal studio tomorrow, I didn’t want to waste a second, so I thought I’d drive straight onto the mat and get it happening!!!

HALLELUJIA!! We’ve survived the Christmas and New Years Eve chaos… Now – forget the tennis, forget the cricket, forget the beach – it’s time for YOU!! OOOOMMMM…. INHALE… EXHALE… AAhhh that’s better, I remember, back to normal.

If you’d like to BRING YOUR FRIENDS,
we have a New Years Resolution offer
for NEW students for a limited time:
$50 for their first month at Yogareal
– unlimited access
to all classes / courses.


Get your year off to a flying start with our
Freedom Flyer Direct Debit Pass
Unlimited access to all Classes / Courses at Yogareal
for just $40 per week!


Look Forward to seeing you all there!

First class tomorrow
Saturday 5 January

Lots of Love

Rob and the Yogareal Team

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Awareness is subtle, sensitive, expansive and all-encompassing.


A person’s mind only sees what it wants to see, without seeing the subtleties of what’s actually happening on a deeper level. And then the mind wants to lock things in and not go any further. And then the mind bases everything that it believes on what it’s seen.

Awareness happens by breathing a more relaxed breath, and then sees the subtleties and the nuances of every situation with a light and open heart – Awareness is more breathing and feeling, than thinking. Awareness doesn’t judge, or lock itself into what it sees, thereby not allowing other dimensions to unfold for itself.

Awareness is subtle, sensitive, expansive and all-encompassing.

Awareness is really who you are.



In every situation of life, awareness is wanting to come through – just like Freddie 😊. To enable a person to be more light-hearted and pure-hearted.

This is the essence of being child-like

The ultimate Guru – Life –
is always presenting situations where this can unfold for you. But you have to allow it to happen, and want to see it.
This is the essence of being humble, this is also the essence of Christmas.

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it, and the motive from which you come (open, pure-hearted)

This is summed up beautifully in the Ashtavakra Gita, 15.1 –

“The pure-hearted person fulfills the supreme purpose of life through the instructions of their Guru, even though they be casually imparted. The worldly minded person studies and enquires throughout their life, yet remains unenlightened.”

It’s fabulous so many of you joined in the game of counting the Yogies – we loved all your responses! And congratulations to eagle-eyes Carolyn, Maria and Marina – we’ll be in touch with you in the new year. It’s so wonderful to play, it’s so wonderful to be light-hearted. It’s not a matter of being right, it’s just a matter of joining in the game and enjoying yourself and allowing your child-like nature to be expressed, without being too serious.

So once again have a fabulous Christmas with your family and loved ones, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Lots of Love
Rob and the Yogareal Yogies

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