Past Events


Saturday 4th August
Tidy Temple Yoga Studio
125 Temperley Street, Nicholls, ACT, 2913



This was a morning of community and fun, learning about how we could integrate ESSENTIAL OILS into our everyday life and the many benefits of doing so, including better sleep, decreased anxiety, less cold & flu!

The morning will began with a COMPLIMENTARY YOGA FLOW class suitable for ALL LEVELS from 9:30AM-10.30AM taught by Jay, followed by MORNING TEA including some delicious edible oil recipes to go with our tea/coffee.

The PRESENTATION by the incredibly knowledgable and inspiring Toni Gavel went from 10.45AM-12PM was a perfect opportunity to taste, test and sample some of the oils and oils-based products. We also had some gift bags to give away as a thank you for attending.

Each week in our Relax & Restore class, a new doTERRA essential oil is introduced, as it is applied on our wrists and diffused in the air. We look at the emotional and practical uses of each oil and for the rest of the week this “oil of the week” is diffused and featured in our studio.


Sunday 2nd July
9.00am – 12.00pm
Tidy Temple Yoga, 125 Temperley Street, Nicholls

To tie in with a number of significant events in June, including the Winter Solstice and International Day of Yoga on Wednesday 21st June (and Midsummer Day in the northern hemisphere on Saturday 24th June) Tidy Temple Yoga held this special yoga event on our last day of Term 2 to celebrate!

To kickstart our first session (Playful Group Yoga Flow) we explored Kapalabhati pranayama (skull shining breath) to warm our bodies and energize/clear our minds, followed by an invigorating Yoga flow sequence connecting in a “human mandala” followed by a Mexican wave flow. Morning tea consisted of a selection teas, coffee, high protein yoga cookies, almond cake, good conversation & more. The second half of our event was a Restorative Yoga session using a variety of blankets & props, followed by 25 minutes meditation.

Here was our official schedule for the day:

9 – 10.15AM – Playful Group Yoga Flow session & Pranayama with Kay
10.15-10.45AM – Morning Tea
10.45-11.30AM- Restorative Yoga & more Pranayama with Kay
11.30AM – 12PM – Meditation & Mindfulness with Rob



Saturday 4th March 2017
9.00am – 4.30pm (AM & PM Tea & Light Lunch included)
Tidy Temple Yoga, 125 Temperley Street, Nicholls

On this day a group of yoga students joined Rob Ginnivan (TTY co-founder and Mindfulness/Meditation revolutionary) and Kay Ginnivan (TTY Founder/Director and senior teacher) for an insightful retreat.  Participants were invited to find out what Mindfulness is/isn’t and how to practice it in their everyday lives by exploring Mindfulness in Body Movement, Guided Meditation and Walking/Observation Sessions.

Set in our cozy, boutique studio in Nicholls, Tidy Temple Yoga participants spent the day in Peace and Tranquility to experience “Mindful Life Transformation” under Rob’s guidance, mindfulness movement with Kay and enjoyed a beautiful  Ayurvedic lunch, morning and afternoon teas prepared by Kay.

Here was our schedule for the day:

9 am – Introduction to Mindfulness
9.15am – Wheel of Awareness
10am – Morning Tea (a selection of teas and Ayurvedic Yoga Cookies)
11am – Mindful Body Movement
12pm – Ayurvedic Lunch (kitchari and flat bread with cheese and salad)
1pm – Mindfulness bushwalk in noble silence
2pm – Applying mindfulness in everyday life – Now & Now readings
2.30pm – Unlock and Lengthen Yoga with Kay
3.15pm – Afternoon Tea  (a selection of teas and Ayurvedic Yoga Cookies)
4pm – Observe a raisin
4.15pm – Group discussion, Questions & Answers
4.30pm – Finish

Here is what a few of our participants had to say:

“Thanks so much for the beautiful retreat; I really appreciated it and loved the wonderful atmosphere created during the day. It definetly gave me some new insights and I only fully realised how much I needed the retreat until after (I came home and slept for 12 hours!)”

“Just want to let you know that I thought today was very special! Thanks so much to both of you for organising this and for the beautiful lunch! See you soon!”

“Thanks so much for organising this Rob and Kay! It was was great and it definitely gave me some new insights; I didn’t realise how much I needed a retreat like this!”


On the 12th December 2016 we gathered for what was a fun night of community and celebration of a great year.

5:00PM – 6:15 PM – A 75-minute Yoga Flow class with Jay. The class wass by donation with proceeds going to charity, in the spirit of Christmas

6:15 PM onwards – Party Time!  BYO dish to share.  Drinks were on the house!


Tantra Yoga Flow: The Web of Our Reality
 Saturday, 19th November 2016, 10:30am – 12:00pm

At Tidy Temple Yoga, we are privileged to host guest teachers each year! This month we were privileged to welcome guest teacher Caridad (Cari) Guerrero who will who lead a Tantric Yoga Flow class at our studio.

With a flamboyant South American flavor, in this class, guest teacher Cari, visiting from Ecuador, will introduce modern and classical postures in a dance type yoga flow.

Tantra is an ancient form of yoga originating from a different tradition than most modern day styles of yoga. The main elements of Tantra are rooted in the religions of the Indian territories of about 5000 years ago.

Tantra Yoga is a powerful practice that includes asana (postures), mantra (ancient language), chakra (energy center), and pranayama (breathing practices) in a system to build strength, clarity, and balance in daily life.

The aim of Tantra is to expand awareness in all states of consciousness, whether waking state, dream state or sleeping state. Through this practice we can experience the expansion of consciousness, integrating a constant flow into life, dancing in harmony with our body, mind and soul, being present and relaxed at the same time.


This was an insightful, powerful and fun two-day weekend where we explored the three main practices of Yoga – Asana (Physical), Dhyana (Meditation), Svadhyaya (Self-Inquiry).

SATURDAY 5th November & SUNDAY 6th November 2016

The Balance Strength Transformation weekend workshop was full of new insights, foundation building for yoga practice and both mental and physical breakthroughs in participants.

Together, we learned life tools that will help us be our healthiest, most vital self that can be used in everyday life. Upon completion of this workshop, participants had built a solid understanding of safe physical alignment in yoga practice and the foundational skills for building a meditation and self-inquiry practice. Lead in an accessible and malleable way, the workshop helped ‘demystify’ yoga practice for participants and was delivered in a way that is easily understood and empowering for ANYONE via the Baptiste methodology.


Friday 26th August 2016, National Library – Ferguson Room
Start time 12:00pm. Accompanied by Raju Karia on guitar and David Pereira on cello.

This was a FREE event held as part of the Canberra Writers Festival 2016. An insightful opportunity to understand the true meaning of ‘present moment living’ in a mindful way. To the soothing sound of the author’s voice, accompanied by live classical guitar and cello instruments, attendees listened to passages being read from “Now & Now: Transformational Diaries of Present Moment Living” as well as a deep relaxing guided mindfulness meditation narrative. The world’s first published collection of everyday present moment experiences/mindfulness suggestions was available for purchase along with a complimentary copy of the author’s guided meditation CD – Renew U.

Charity Yoga & Meditation Marathon, 25th June 2016
Saturday 25th June, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Tidy Temple Yoga (Nicholls Studio)

A YOGA & MEDITATION MARATHON was held at Tidy Temple Yoga Nicholls where participants were able to strengthen, rejuvenate and ease their bodies for a good cause with all proceedings going towards charity.  Our chosen charities for this event were:

Barnardos – Helping children that are suffering or have suffered abuse

Soldier On – Supporting our wounded warriors that have returned from war and their families and others who suffer from trauma/PTSD

The event was a perfect opportunity to learn more about the practice of Yoga and Meditation and how to implement it into your own life. It also gave participants a great chance to connect and share with others (including mingling, light snacks & tea).

World Yoga Day, 19th June & 21st June 2016
Sunday 19th June (Bondi Beach) & Tuesday 21st June (Sydney Opera House)

At this years United Nations World Yoga Day in Sydney on June 19, Rob Ginnivan launched his newly published book – ‘Now & Now’ and lead a meditation class at 11:00am.

At this years United Nations World Yoga Day in Sydney on June 19, TTY Co-founder Rob Ginnivan launched his newly published book – ‘Now & Now’ and lead a meditation class at 11:00am . Now & Now (Transformational Diaries of Present Moment Living) is the authors and others’ naked authentic collection of journals being described and experienced second by second in everyday living. Whether eating, working, exercising, laughing, loving, giving and more, the book shares real life experiences that make a shift from mindlessness to mindfulness. Real awakening gems are buried in each chapter that once discovered are sure to transform your own life.

Click here to order a copy of ‘Now & Now’

Click here for more details about World Yoga Day


Tidy Temple Yoga Relaunch Party, 30th April 2016

Saturday 30th April, 3.00pm-6.00pm

  • PARTY (Open to all – no need to book) 3.00pm-6.00pm
  • FREE YOGA CLASS (Bookings Essential) 3.00pm-4.15pm

Tidy Temple Yoga Nicholls, 125 Temperley Street, Nicholls, Gungahlin

Click here to view some Images from the party.


Summer’s End Yoga Festival, 5-6 March 2016

Saturday 5 March, 7am-8.30pm & Sunday 6 March, 7am-8.30pm
Greenhills Centre, Murrumbidgee River, Stromlo, ACT

Click here to view some Images from the weekend.

Click here to view the Festival Magazine.

John Ogilvie PicCollage (2)


Purna Yoga Immersion with John Ogilvie & TTY, 16-17 May 2015

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May, 8am-3.30pm
Soldier On Headquarters, 44 Bellenden St, Crace ACT 2911
(Access off Barton Highway)
Led by legendary Yoga teacher John Ogilvie of Byron Yoga and Rob & Kristin Ginnivan of Tidy Temple Yoga
Here are some images from our weekend

Dan Fanthorpe - PicCollage


Ashtanga Yoga Workshops with Dan Fanthorpe, 20-21 June 2015   

The workshop comprised 2 days x 4 sessions over one weekend facilitated by Dan Fanthorpe, Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle and was open to all levels.  It was held on Sat 20th June & Sun 21st June @ TTY Nicholls, 125 Temperley Street, Nicholls

Click HERE to view some images from our weekend!



Canberra Yoga Conference –

Post Conference Update  Saturday 14 March 2015

7.00am – 5.00pmConference Centre at Exhibition Park (EPIC),
Corner of Flemington Rd and Northbourne Ave

Click here to view the Conference Magazine