Mum’s Circle ~ Sun March 21 in our yurt in Modanville

Are you looking for more time to be present with yourself and to connect with other like-minded mums? Give yourself a chance to fill up your cup and heal through sharing and listening.  We’ll do some yoga & meditation. Share how you are doing in partners and in the circle (whether it be about being a parent or anything else in your life), + learn tips  & resources from the Aware Parenting perspective. If possible make it child-free (babies are welcome).

Are you thinking of joining yoga? Here is what some new students have written about Yoga classes at the Channon Hall and Keerong Hall:

I had NEVER, ever tried Yoga (I’m 52) until I tried a class with Laura In September 2020 at our local Community Hall. I have to say; these classes are fantastic and are something I start looking forward to as soon as our weekly class ends! From the very first class I have loved Laura’s enthusiasm, patience, love of Yoga, her skills as a teacher and her joyful sense of humour. Laura makes every person in our class feel welcome, included, she makes us aware of our progression as skills improve and supports us to feel completely valued. I would recommend working with Laura to anyone looking for an amazing experience.


New to this experience, Laura’s classes were a perfect introduction to yoga for me. From day one I was made to feel very welcome & supported, & several months on the classes continue to find little variances that keep me challenged. I love that it is not just about the poses but includes some very helpful reflections & mindfulness exercises. I look forward to this peaceful hour every week.


December Yoga Classes, Summer break from Dec 17-Feb 1

Come and join for Hatha Yoga classes: a wonderfully blissful, relaxing, and rejuvinating experience, held at  *The Channon Hall* on Tuesday evenings, meditation, pranayama, asanas, chanting, relaxation. 6:15-7:15pm, $15/class or $12/conc or awesome monthly rate and *Keerong Hall* on Wednesday evenings, meditation, pranayama, asanas, chanting, relaxation. 6:30-7:30pm, $15/class or $12/conc or awesome monthly rate.

The last class of the year will be on Dec 16. Watch this space for a special dark moon yoga class and a full moon class in January. Regular weekly classes will resume at the beginning of February 2021.

Pregnancy and mums & bubs yoga classes will also be on hold over the long summer holiday period. Classes will resume at the start of Feb 2021.

I encourage everyone to develop/continue a home yoga asana (stretching) and pranayama (breathing) practice over this summer period, as well as to rest in shavasana (lying down relaxation pose) regularly.

Online yoga and Aware Parenting Workshop

Hello ❤️?,
How are you?
Are you a parent looking for more balance, energy and support?
Starting Oct. 25, I am so happy to commence a 4-week online workshop, incorporating yoga and Aware Parenting techniques to help families find more peace, compassion and understanding during these unusual times.
I would love to support you on this parenting journey.
Please join us to:
~heal, connect, receive/give empathy.
~learn why babies & children have disrupted sleep, can become aggressive or non-cooperative
~ develop techniques to help babies and children heal, sleep better and be more cooperative without punishments and rewards
❣️October 25- November 21 (4 weeks)
?$80 ~ please contact me for booking details by PM or Laura 0415533311 [email protected]
❤️4x online fb lives
❤️4x small group personalised zoom sessions
❤️written info
❤️study guides
❤️plenty of opportunity for you to share how you are, be supported and ask any & all questions.
Themes over the 4 weeks will include:
-benefits of the “crying-n’arms” approach, how tears & tantrums are both a little one’s tool for communication and a natural healing mechanism
-understanding the causes of children’s behaviour: feelings, needs and information
-suggestions for eliciting cooperation in toddlers and children + attachment play activities to strengthen attachment, help children heal and resolve discipline problems
-loving limits
-your healing: relieving stress, being heard and relaxing
This workshop will run over 4 weeks. Oct 25th is the first day with a group zoom session at 10am Sydney time. Other times of zoom sessions and fb lives will depend on when you are available… possibly continuing on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Don’t worry, though, we can work around each other’s schedule to find the best time to run these sessions.
Lots of love,


P.s. if you would like to hear a bit more about Aware parenting before the workshop begins, and if you are local, then please come and join for a sat morning talk on Saturday oct 10 at the Lismore birth house or Monday Oct 19 in Mullumbimby at the Byron Pregnancy Support group ?

Laura Shaz is a certified yoga teacher, Aware Parenting (AwP) instructor and Ayurvedic massage therapist. She holds a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. She teaches yoga locally and for mums & bubs and pregnant women at the Lismore Birth House, gives massage and holds AwP consultations, workshops and mum’s circles. She is passionate about physical and emotional healing for families and about making mothers’ and families lives more joyful.

Mums & Bubs Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga, Massage and Aware Parenting Consultations at the Lismore Birth House on Tuesdays

Ongoing Tuesday classes, massage and consultations available at the Lismore Birth House

Mums and Bubs, Toddlers and Pregnancy Yoga class:Tuesdays 10:30 am $20/class or $50 for 3 classes

Morning tea provided for after classYoga is a wonderful way to stretch, heal, get healthier, reduce tension, while also connecting deeper with yourself, little ones and other like-minded mums. Please let me know if you would like to join.

I’m so looking forward to sharing this sacred time with you.I am also so happy to offer massage and aware parenting consultations.

Yoga for mothers with babies and young children aids in connection, relaxation, stress-release and health through gentle stretches, relaxation exercises, breathing techniques and strengthening postures.

Aware Parenting teaches techniques to enhance your child’s development, solve typical behaviour challenges for your children, help your kids be more relaxed & calm, and in turn sleep better, gain the ability to concentrate for longer, cooperate more, etc. AwP encourages big emotions to be released through crying with connection/tantrums or play/laughter, (rather than suppression or aggression). When little ones (and adults) have released emotions and been heard/supported, they will return to their natural state of love and gentleness. Especially during this pandemic time, big feelings for adults and children will come and will have huge benefits from being expressed and heard.

much love,



Laura’s massage was the best one I’ve ever had and doing yoga with her was the best decision I have made for myself and my baby during my pregnancy. It definitely contributed to my healing labour after a difficult one the first time around.-Shantele

Pregnancy Yoga in Nimbin

Namaste to Mums-to-be ?
Calling all pregnant women who are looking for some quieting down, healing and connection.
I’m so happy that a few Nimbin mums have already expressed interest initiating and asking me to lead a pregnancy yoga class. 🙂 Usually I teach at the Birth House. Since classes have not yet returned there, I will offer a pregnancy yoga class next week on Thursday July 16 at 4pm in Nimbin at Birth & Beyond.
Class will be a soothing and nourishing hour of yoga, which includes stretching (asanas), relaxation, mantras and breathing techniques (pranayama) to help you feel awesome and to ease birthing and the birth of your baby.
Any other pregnant woman who wants to join, is more than welcome to!
The benefits of yoga during pregnancy include:
Improve sleep.
Reduce stress and anxiety.
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth.
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, and headaches.
After class, we will sit for a cuppa and treat that I will provide.
Cost: $15.
If enough interested and committed, I would love to continue for a few more weeks at the same time and place.
Please let me know if you will join. Laura 0415533311. Feel free to invite friends. xo
I also offer pregnancy & postpartum massage, as well as Aware Parenting workshops & consultations.
lots of love!

Aware Parenting: would you like one-on-one support?

Dear Families who have joined (and who are watching later on in the online fb Aware parenting workshop),

What a joy it has been to share the principles of AwP!!! Thank you for taking the time to join (or for those who are watching later, enjoy)! No matter in what way that you were a part of this, your lives and your families lives will benefit! If you are not a part of the online workshop, please let me know and I will send you the details. It will be up forever.

Aware Parenting (AwP) is a paradigm shift from the generations of the behaviourist paradigm. Instead of looking at the child’s behaviour that is challenging, AwP looks at the emotions that are causing the behaviour. It isn’t always something that is easy to grasp. In history and even today in mainstream society, strong emotions are not seen as good. Society wants people to be controlled. AwP raises children who express emotions and heal from that expression, along side the connection of a supportive carer.

As parents, we have the power to raise children who are healed, aware of emotions, able to connect with themselves and others and who release big emotions. We can support our children to release in a healthy way by crying and/or laughing, rather than suppression or aggression. What a gift! AwP children grow up to be non-violent, able to communicate with their family and friends, aware of big emotions and have the ability to release them through connection, along with crying, talking or laughing. They are connected with their heart’s callings, calm, gentle, able to concentrate for long periods, and furthermore able to give back to society by achieving their full potential and being filled with joy in realising their purpose on earth.

As parents who raise their children through the AwP philosophy, we can change old, learned patterns from unconscious imprints that have been left in our bodies and spirits. For example, if we grew up fearing our older sibling who was harsh with us, we can work through unresolved emotions. If we were raised by a parent who yelled at us, we can change that engrained habitual pattern and develop a way to not repeat the yelling on our offspring. We can raise a generation that has a strong, healthy communication with their family & friends, a relationship based on understanding and compassion, a relationship embedded in healing through the release of emotions, which allows the body and soul to return to the natural state of peace and balance.

I am hear to support you:
-during those trigger moments,
-those questions of how to parent in the way that you have always dreamed of,
-empathy for strong feelings that are coming out in your children and in yourselves.
As we open Pandora’s box toward a non-violent world where our soul’s are following their hearts’ callings, free from suppression and aggression, I support you on this journey.

I am offering group Skype calls, one-on-one support consultations and mum’s circles and workshops (online or in our yurt temple). If you would like to join please send me an email: [email protected] or give me a ring/message 0415533311.

So much love to you,


Hello Families,
How are yoU doing? I am a pre-natal and post-natal yoga teacher, massage therapist and Aware Parenting Instructor. I am passionate about helping mother’s and families improve their physical and emotional health.
Usually you can find me at the Birth House on Tuesdays. These days I am working out of my home yurt clinic at the moment or online, and I have space on Tuesdays, some Fridays, and some evenings and weekends to support yoU, whether through yoga, massage (pre&post natal) or Aware Parenting consulations.
During this challenging time, the parents that I am working with have been benefitting massively with the Aware Parenting (AwP) techniques. The healing power of crying, laughter and Attachment Play has had such a positive impact on my family and I am so happy to share with you.
Would you like to learn more about the Aware Parenting approach?… such as finding ways to have more peaceful nights’ sleep with your bub or more cooperation with your toddler?
Discover the reasons for challenging behaviours in your child and regretful parenting in yourself.
Learn about acting out, repression and release in yourself and your child.
Use loving limits to transform acting out behaviours such as hitting and biting.
Find out how to stop yourself parenting in ways that you would otherwise regret.
June SPECIAL: contact me this month for a free individualised meditation session to help you align with your highest love with every AwP consult or massage that you book in.
This pandemic period has allowed families that I work with to truly understand the importance of connecting with their children with play and allowing them to express their big emotions, whether as babies crying in arms (after all needs have been met) or children having a full-blown tantrums and a parent closeby. AwP has the power to change people’s lives and improve them so much!
I offer workshops and 1-on-1 AwP consultation, massage and yoga sessions.
Please let me know if you have any questions, if you would like more info or to book in.
My website is
Laura 0415533311
I’m sending you so much love during this big period!
Laura Shaz

Online Aware Parenting Workshop for FREE starting sun may 3

Hello community!

How are you doing as we sink into this slowing down time? What are you enjoying? What has been tough and challenging?

It’s been a time with big changes, big adjustments and big feelings. I’m sure that u and ur close ones have been feeling big feelings, and I send you all so much love and support. I’d love to offer more support in a way that has helped me so much with my children over the years. So, starting next week I will start a FREE online aware parenting workshop through fb to share the philosophy of Aware Parenting (AwP), help you communicate better with your family, understand how to help your children release big emotions through tears or laughter (rather than aggression or suppression) and in turn to help you all feel calmer, more cooperative, gentler and sleep better.

The workshop will be broken down into 4 sections, and will go for 4 weeks: on sundays at 10am I’ll have fb lives on the online workshop page. Starting Sunday May 3. It’ll be a chance for you to be heard, ask questions and learn more about AwP.

Would you like to join? If yes, please email me for the fb page for the online workshop. [email protected]

Here’s what it’ll cover:
Unit #1: listening with Empathy and Connection
Connection & listening, feelings & needs: if all needs have been met (i.e. Not hungry) then our children may be needing our support to release big feelings. When they’re acting in a behavior that is challenging, or doing something that we don’t want them to do, they may have big feelings that need to be released and listened to. When we connect with our children through laughter or listen with empathy to tears or tantrums, we help them come back to their calm, cooperative and gentle selves. Children, as are all humans, are pure love in their natural state, so helpful and kind.

Unit #2: Play & Laughter
Let’s learn about the 9 types of attachment play that Aletha Solter has outlined in her books. These methods help our children process in their language of play, connect with their parents and release big emotions.

Unit #3: Crying, Tears and Tantrums
When big emotions come up, children will naturally release them in a healthy way through crying/tantrums (or laughing). Adults and older children may release through crying, laughter and talking. Alternately humans suppress their emotions or become aggressive or agitated. Helping our children release through tears and laughter is a natural bodily function that releases stress.

Unit #4: Healing- how are you feeling?
In this section we will explore your feelings and needs. It’s not possible to listen to our children feelings if we have not had a chance to express ours or if we have not given ourselves self-care or responded to our needs. Self-care for mothers is essential to be able to give back to family and community. Some moments are tiring, especially could be more so these days . All we need is to soak our feet in a warm bath and drink a herbal tea. Listening to our bodies and hearts is what AwP is all about! It’s as much about listening to our children as listening to ourselves.
Also, have you found that certain moments with your kids triggers you? We can explore what you are needing and feeling. Also, we can look at your childhood and send love to little you and hurts. Tapping into wounds from your childhood can open up space to change patterns and create new possibilities.

I find so much joy in sharing AwP, as it helped me so much in all aspects of my life to communicate better and understand feelings and needs. It’s also helped me to connect more with my children and find more ease and understanding in parenting. I’ve been wanting to create this online workshop for some time, so I’m very excited that it’s here and to share it with the world.

If you would like deeper support on a personal level, I also offer one-on-one Skype sessions (or in person at the birth house in a Lismore when we can meet face-to-face again) for $60/hr.

Would you like to join? If yes, please email me for the online workshop fb page or comment below. Also, please feel free to invite friends.

email: [email protected]

P.s. replays are always available on the workshop fb page, so even if u can’t make it on the particular time for the live, that the replay will always be up.

So much love to u! I hope to see u there ❤️❤️