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.

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.

It’s the Weekend! June 21st-23rd

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WEATHER

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SURF

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HAPPY TRAVELS & BYRON BAY TOUR CO.

Saturday

DJ Longtime @ The Beach Hotel – FREE

Sunday

Nimbin Happy Coach – $55

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GIGS

Friday

 Micka Scene Band @ Railway Hotel
 Biggy P + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Seaside, Towns, Sophie Ozard @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm John Fog @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Martin Lartigau @ Targa
 7:00pm Greg Kew @ The Sun
 7:00pm Jordan McRobbie @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Ruby Tuesdays + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Madam Parker @ Beach Hotel
Saturday
 Living in the 70s @ Railway Hotel
 James Scott + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Tijuana Cartel + The Starktones @ Hotel Great Northern
 3:00pm Future Faktori’s 3rd B’day Jackknife + More @ Byron Bay Brewery
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic Night @ The Sun
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian @ Foxy Luu’s
 6:00pm The Hombres – Fundraiser for Sean’s Boots @ Byron Bay Golf Club
 7:00pm Josh Lee Hamilton @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Jack McCoy Talk Story @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm DJ Ceviche @ Beach Hotel
Sunday
 When Harry Met Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern
 Sarah Grant Trio @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Vinnie LaDuce & Jezza J @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Dos Loona @ Byron Bay Brewery
 3:00pm Love for Yeshe @ Kulcha Jam
 5:00pm John Mason @ The Sun
 6:30pm EPIC presented by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Madam Parker @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

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Saturday

Sunday

MOVIES

Palace cinema

2040 (G)

FRI 21ST JUN4:30pm8:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:30pm8:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN4:30pm7:00pm

 

Aladdin (PG)

FRI 21ST JUN10:30am1:30pm6:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:30am1:30pm6:15pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am12:45pm5:50pm

 

Avengers: End Game (M)

FRI 21ST JUN12:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN12:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:00pm

 

Child’s Play (CTC)

FRI 21ST JUN12:30pm3:45pm8:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN12:30pm3:45pm8:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:10pm2:45pm8:30pm

 

Claire Darling (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:30am1:15pm6:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:30am1:15pm6:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am12:45pm6:30pm

 

John Wick 3: Parabellum (MA15+)

FRI 21ST JUN1:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN1:15pm

 

My Big Gay Italian Wedding (M)

FRI 21ST JUN6:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN6:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN5:15pm

 

Never Look Away (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:20am2:30pm8:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:20am2:30pm8:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am2:10pm7:15pm

 

Red Joan (M)

FRI 21ST JUN4:00pm6:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:00pm6:15pm
SUN 23RD JUN4:00pm5:30pm

 

Rocketman (M)

FRI 21ST JUN1:20pm3:50pm6:20pm8:40pm
SAT 22ND JUN1:20pm3:50pm6:20pm8:40pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:50pm3:20pm5:50pm8:15pm

 

The Heiresses (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:15am
SAT 22ND JUN10:15am
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am

 

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

FRI 21ST JUN11:00am1:45pm4:15pm6:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN11:00am1:45pm4:15pm6:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:30am12:30pm3:30pm5:00pm

 

Tolkien (M)

FRI 21ST JUN11:00am
SAT 22ND JUN11:00am
SUN 23RD JUN10:30am

 

Top End Wedding (M)

FRI 21ST JUN3:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN3:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN2:50pm

 

Toy Story 4 (G)

FRI 21ST JUN11:15am1:30pm3:45pm6:00pm8:15pm8:50pm
SAT 22ND JUN11:15am1:30pm3:45pm6:00pm8:15pm8:50pm
SUN 23RD JUN11:00am1:15pm3:30pm5:45pm,7:50pm8:20pm

 

Wild Rose (M)

FRI 21ST JUN4:00pm9:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:00pm6:15pm8:50pm
SUN 23RD JUN3:30pm6:15pm8:30pm

 

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (M)

FRI 21ST JUN8:50pm
SAT 22ND JUN8:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN7:50pm

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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.