Meet the Staff – Yoga Teacher Jimmy

Jimmy is our new yoga teacher while our wonderful Suzzi is on maternity leave. He has lived in Byron on and off for the last 3 years. When he is not teaching at Lexis he is teaching classes at Creature Yoga. Jimmy is known for always being the happiest person in the room with the loudest, most contagious laugh. Find out more about Jimmy and his recommendations for your time in Byron bay below and make sure you come along to his free class at 2pm every Monday in Room 8

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in New Zealand, a small town at the top of the North Island.

Which languages can you speak?

I can speak only English, but can understand some of the Maori language, the indigenous language of New Zealand.

Which countries have you visited?

I have been to India, Guatemala,Nicuarigua, U.S.A, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji, Papa New Gunia, U.K, Holland, Germany and Croatia

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

Seeing people connecting not only with others but with themselves and their breath.

What is your favourite yoga tip?

Find Mula Bandha, it is known as the master key.

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Apart from being a yoga teacher, what else have you always wanted to be?

I used to be a geologist, well still am really, but now I am a yoga teacher I have done the reverse.

Where will we find you at 11pm on a Saturday night?

On most Saturdays I go to a fire ceremony where we chant mantra’s. The ritual is known as Homa, which is Sanskrit for word meaning ritual.

What about 8am on Saturday?

I will most likely be doing my personal yoga practice somewhere in the shire or in the surf.

Tell us something not to miss out in Byron Bay…

Don’t miss out on the Hinterland. Highly recommend walks in Koonyum Range and Mount Jerusalem National Park.

Which is your favourite restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay?

Byron Bay Bahn Mi.

What is your dream holiday destination?

The Shire of Byron, NSW, Australia

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Tell us something we didn’t know..

There are 3 types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

 

 

 

New Starters! June 24th

Welcome to our 3 new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Antoine is from France. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, especially basketball. He also likes video games. His favourite subjects at school are math and sport, but he is also good at science and English. Antoine hopes in the future to become an architect, an engineer, a scientist and a professional basketball player. To be successful, Antoine believes it is important to have a good understanding of the English language.

Fabiana is from Milan, Italy. In her free time Fabiana likes to go out with friends and enjoys going for runs in the parks in her city. She decided to come to Australia to improve her English because she likes the language and because it gives more opportunity to find a job.  Fabiana plans on staying in Australia until December and in this time she hopes to learn a lot.

Jihyun is from Korea. In her free time she enjoys listening to music to help her relax. She has always wanted to become a teacher since she was young. Jihyun had a friend who studied in Australia for 1 year who recommended her to do the same.  She hopes to have improved her English by the time she returns to Korea so in the future she can teach English to children.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Top Rainy Day Activities in Byron Bay

The winter weather has arrived.. but never fear.. I have made a list of fun things to keep you entertained until the sun shines again..

  • Catch a movie at the cinema

    Make sure you show your student ID at Palace Cinema to get a $13 student ticket or visit on a Monday when all tickets are only $10!

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  • Visit the Byron Bay Library

    Not only is our library a beautiful space to relax and keep warm, it also has an independent exhibition space for local artists attached. Check out The Lone Goat Gallery‘s facebook page to see what they have showing at the moment.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/lonegoatgallery/events/?ref=page_internal

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  • If you are over the age of 18  you could go on a Brewery or Gin Distillery Tour

    (Where they make gin and beer)

Stone & Wood Brewery is located in The Arts & Industrial Estate. You can catch the solar train there for only $4 and then the friendly team at the Sun Bistro are able to drop you at the Brewery. A tour is $25 and includes beer tasting. To make a booking visit their website:

https://www.stoneandwood.com.au/brewery-tours

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The Byron Bay Brewery is closer to town, located beside the Arts Factory and open from Wednesday to Sunday. The tour usually starts about 2pm. They also host a fantastic ‘Open Mic Night’ every Wednesday and many other great gigs. Come and see me at reception for a discount coupon for a beer and burger deal and keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events:

 https://www.facebook.com/ByronBayBrewery/

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Cape Byron Gin Distillery is out in Byron Bay’s beautiful hinterland and offer tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tours are $35 and bookings are essential.

https://www.capebyrondistillery.com/distillery-tours/

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  • Did you know Byron has a Circus Arts School?

Located in the Arts and Industrial Estate. Have a look at the different classes they have for adults, they even have a climbing wall that you can check out

https://circusarts.com.au/byron-bay/

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  • The Byron Bay Community Center

Situated in the middle of town. They have a range of amazing shows, workshops, movies and free events. Check out the time table for all the info:

 https://byroncentre.com.au/whats-on/

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  • Visit a Day Spa

Buddha Gardens Day Spa is close to town (by the Arts Factory and Byron Bay Brewery) and has an outdoor garden area with heated plunge pool and sauna. It costs $35 for 1 hour or free with a massage or facial. It is recommended to call and book in advance.

https://buddhagardensdayspa.com.au/

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Kiva Spa is another relaxing destination, it is slightly further away in Mullumbimby, but it is worth the journey. Kiva has a lush garden setting with sauna’s, steam rooms and hot pools to relax in. 1 hour costs $25.

https://thekivaspa.com/

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  • How about a dance class?

Dance Dynamic in the Arts & Industrial Estate have a great range of Adults classes:

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Or something a little more spicy?

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  • Surf?

Sometimes when it’s raining its the perfect chance to catch a wave without the usual crowds. Just make sure you check the conditions before you paddle out.

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There are so many other fantastic things going on in Byron all year round! I will post all workshops and events I see on on our Lexis Byron Bay Facebook page. So keep an eye out or come and speak with me at reception if you want more information 😀

Keep warm and have fun ❤

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Graduation! June 21st

Congratulations and farewell to our students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay!

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Jesse, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful having you as a student, you have been a great character to get to know. We will all miss your sense of humor. I think I may even miss you sneaking into the office just to ring the bell and run away 😀 All the best with your future plans and please keep in touch.

Agustin from Chile, graduates from Josie’s Pre-Intermediate class. You have been a great student and your English has really improved since you first started at Lexis. Enjoy the rest of your time in Byron Bay, I hope the waves are good for you 🙂

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Marcella in the middle on her first day

Marcella, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have worked hard in all of your classes and always asked intelligent questions.  As a result, you have improved in all areas of English. You should be very proud. We have all enjoyed your great sense of humour and enthusiasm. You have a bright future ahead and we wish you well in all future endeavors ❤

Nathalia, from Brazil, graduates from Mel’s Elementary class. You have been a hard working student and your dedication is shown in how much you have improved. Congratulations. You will be missed by your class mates and teachers. Enjoy the rest of your travels, we wish you all the very best 🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Day out with Kangaroos

So Nami and Hinako won a trip down south to a National Park local to the Aussie kangaroos. The girls got to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment.

 

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Ha ha the kangaroo in the front is totally posing for the camera…. Oh ….did I mention that this awesome National Park is by the beach ??

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Check this cool dude below, using his tail for balance.

It’s not often that you get to see these awesome mammals by the ocean.

A massive thank you to Mark, from Byron Bay Touring Company for taking the girls down to see the kangaroos. Mark has been taking people down to see the kangaroos for many years and he can not wait to start our well loved ‘KANGAROO CAMPOUT’ in August.

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Thanks Nami and Hinako for coming along and making it an awesome day….

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And congratulations on being runners up in the photo competition.

A massive thank you to Alisha who organised the competition and the awesome prizes.

Hand Made Gift Cards! June 21st

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Friday afternoon’s craft activity was Gift Card Making in Room 1!

Some of us made our special personalised cards for our host families and others made cards to give to a special someone with a birthday coming up next week…..

It was a lovely relaxing afternoon getting crafty. I hope whoever you decide to gift your card to is very happy to receive it. ❤

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Soccer Match Against BBELS! June 19th

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Congratulations Lexis!! I’m sorry I missed the game on Wednesday, but I heard we played amazing! So proud of you guys!

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Thank you to Enrique for helping out getting the team organised! You are a champion!

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Keep an eye on the noticeboard to sign up for the next game against BBELS in another couple of weeks!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.