At the end of the day it is so nice to be able to relax, stroll down to the beach and bathe in the last of the suns warm rays. Maybe watch the sun set and strum a few tunes of your ukulele. The yoga txts tell us that this is a particularly conducive time to practice meditation.
If you have ever contemplated learning how to meditate YMSA (Yoga Meditation Studios Australia) are offering FREE meditation lessons via skype. So very convenient, all you have to do is set yourself up in a nice comfy chair, and take part in the meditation class. You will find it really interesting, and it's always great to learn new things, especially information that can help you grow in so many way. Studies have shown that meditation helps with physiological as well as psychosomatic disorders. It's certainly worth having a think about it.
Here are the contact numbers:
Gorunga Yoga Studio Robyn Hansen: Ph: 07 5590 7746 or Email:
You may also Text or Call Yoga Meditation
Studio Palm Beach speak to: Lalita 0468344108 ask for a booking and
The ukulele isn't a native or ancient instrument: it started with
Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii in the late 19th century. The largest
wave of Portuguese immigration lasted about 30 years, and 11,000
Portuguese immigrants would arrive in its first decade.
The ukulele is not a direct descendant of any particular instrument;
rather it is a hybrid, most likely of the machete and the five-string
rajão. These instruments are all in a family of small guitar-like
instruments dating from the 18th century. These and similar forms are
still popular throughout Latin America, Spain and Portugal. These and
other European instruments were originally imported into Hawaii by the
immigrants, and continued to be imported through the late 19th century,
even after local makers started building their own.
Manuel NunesManuel Nunes, Joao Fernandes, Augusto Dias and Jose do
Espirito Santo all arrived from Portugal in Hawaii on the Ravenscrag, in
1879, along with 400-plus other immigrants, to work the sugar cane
Fernandes allegedly surprised and delighted the dockside natives by
playing tunes on a small stringed instrument. This has been variously
identified as a Portuguese braguinha (a nickname for a Portuguese
instrument also known as the cavaquinho), or a small four-stringed
Madeiran guitar called a machete (from the Portuguese-owned Madeira
islands, sometimes called a machete de Braga after the city and district
in northern Portugal where the instrument originated), and even
described as both a rajão, a small, five-stringed Portuguese instrument.
Yoga Palm Beach offer Yoga classes, Meditation classes, Relax rejuvenate classes, Singing meditation, Yoga Meditation Retreats, go here for more details. Improve your health, take advantage of the low cost community classes. Great for body, mind, and spirit.
The begining of a new year and a new month. What a great time to start a new blog.
This is the first blog post for our brand new ukulele group.
This blog is a work in progress, we did put some thought into the ukulele road ahead and trying to formulate a clear direction for this blog. But then thought maybe we would adopt the more relaxed cruisealele approach. Get started by putting a blog together, a community facebook page and just keep ukeing along, send our blog and facebook page out there into the ukiverse and see what happens ... Lol ..! We look forward to having the company of other ukulele enthusiasts.
We are basically a new group of ukulele fans. We are starting off small but we look forward to numbers growing in there own time. There are a few ukulele clubs in our area BUT certainly no harm in starting up another, the more the merrier I think.
Above left you can see a pic of my one and only ukulele baby. It's a Lanikai saprano which I have been told recently that I paid wayyyy ... to much $ for. A quick look online confirmed that, hmmmm ... pays to shop around. Oh well, these things happen and I'm still happy with my purchase, u.b. is a cutie, sings a pretty tune and has a beautiful tone. I plan on adding to my collection real soon, hopefully by next week if all goes according to plan and my shipment arrives safe and sound.
Wait a second ... maybe I should learn how to play properly first ...! OR maybe we can do both at the same time, collect while learning :)
This baritone ukulele belongs to J.T. It's the latest and most favoured acquisition of his to date. He has a beautiful collection of approximately 7 fine looking ukulele's now.
JT is currently available to give brand new ukulele fans lessons. His beginner lessons will start on Sunday the 10th of February at 11.30am and the same lesson will be repeated on Monday 11th of February 2013 at 7pm. His lovely wife is about to have their first bubs, but not on or before the 11th we hope.
If you are interested txt or call 0468344108, 0403332882, or 0437869983
O.K. if anyone has any suggestions or words of encouragement, feel free to leave comments. Any and all feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Drop by and like our community face book page "Palm Beach Ukulele Group" stay in touch and help us grow. Mahalo