Pop-Up Yoga


Panacea MM is excited to be hosting Pop Up Yoga with Jamie O'Loughlin.

Held in Studio 2 at The Panacea Studios - 170 Elgin Street, Carlton.
February 2nd- March 13th 2015

Weekdays 6.30am & 6.30pm
Saturdays 9.00am, Sundays 11.00am
90 min sessions, $10 a class

Run Rise Camp

Take your run to the next level with Run Rise Camp, a comprehensive weekend for runners of all levels. Whether you are running 5km or 42km, Run Rise Camp will help you reach your running goals. A weekend of running and extensive education sessions inspire and prepare you for your next event. Run by Olympian and sports scientist Brendan Cole, physiotherapist and yoga instructor, Rosie McCaughey and elite coach and running extraordinaire Camille Hudson.  All bases are covered to take the next step in your running journey. 

Accommodation and all meals (ex. dinner Sat night) 
Running sessions with experienced coaches 
Musculo-skeletal screening
Individual video running analysis with feedback 
Pool recovery session & self massage practical session 
Yoga session 
Nutrition lecture from qualified sports dietician 

Location: Blairgowrie VIC
Cost: $495
Email: runrisecamp@gmail.com
Phone: Brendan 0419 353 463

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Getting S#!t Done for Nath Update

An inspiring effort from all those involved. From those who donated and supported, to those who donned their runners and ran for Nath. 

An amazing total of over $70,000 has been raised - mind-blowing!!!

It looks like this will become an annual event so for anyone who would like to be one of the participants next year, there is plenty of training time ahead. Just saying...

Thanks to Andy for the pic!

Thanks to Andy for the pic!

Getting S#!t Done for Nath

Our Story

On 11 July 2013, our dear friend, son, brother, Dad and husband, Nathan Scarlett, passed away aged just 37 after a six year battle with bowel cancer.

Nathan was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2007. Despite an inoperable and incurable prognosis Nath dealt with this huge hurdle with a fighting spirit, positive outlook and a truly contagious zest for life.

Nath’s treatment was incredibly demanding both physically and emotionally yet he never gave up.

Nath never wanted to be defined by his illness. He wanted to make the most of the time he had, relishing every moment he was well enough to enjoy time with his family and friends.

Nath has inspired us to make the most of everyday. WE have been given the gift of good health and it’s in Nath’s honour that this year, we have decided to push our bodies to the MAX.

We’ve committed to participating in the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 12th October 2014. Whether it be 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon, we’ve each chosen a distance that will challenge us and require us to stick to a training regime.

We’ll not only be honouring Nath’s memory and improving our own health but we’ll be raising vital funds for Bowel Cancer Australia.

Are you up for the challenge? We’d love you to join us!

If you want to join our team and run with us on the day, registrations open on 24th February 2014. http://melbournemarathon.com.au/

Then set yourself up an Everyday Hero supporter page,  https://give.everydayhero.com/au/get-started

It takes less than 5 minutes of your time to sign up and be sure to join up as a member of the Getting it Done for Nath team.

Lastly, be sure to “like” our facebook page
and share it with your friends to be kept up to date with the Getting #*it Done for Nath team activities as we approach the Melbourne Marathon in October.

Pumping My Legs for Orthostatic Intolerance

My name is Julia. I was diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) back in 2009. Back then, I was fainting multiple times a day and struggling with many other symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, palpitations and exercise intolerance.

I began medications, regular exercise physiologist appointments with Panacea Movement Medicine and go course keeping up with a home exercise program.

I went from struggling to complete basic exercises lying down to now being in gaining for a 5km run!!

On July 27 this year I will be running in my second 5km Run Melbourne(though this time I hope to run the whole way!). I have chosen to raise money for POTS and Orthostatic Intolerance Research at Baker IDI so that those suffering from these or similar conditions will be able to improve like I have. 

So please join the team or donate here.

3 Big Topics on Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing demonstration of physiological adaptation. The first time being pregnant is a time of intellectual intrigue where your body is not your own! The adjustments are undoubtable widely varied between woman to woman depending on pre-pregnancy nutrition, genetic determinants and maternal women’s lifestyle behaviour. Here are three key things that are happening that can affect the way you choose …well everything.

1. Eat good food (& start before you become pregnant)

Make sure you eat wonderful nutrition, before becoming pregnant and throughout gestation assuring a good milieu for babies growth and development. Most importantly you need nutrients need to support your ever changing “basal metabolism”, for your babies developmental demands, and for extras, such as physical activity and exercise. Your body is very efficient during this time at absorbing nutrients it needs for the baby. So if intake falls below the threshold, baby growth and development is affected more than the woman’s maternal health. This might mean that you have to pay more attention to eating smart foods, with attention to particular nutrients like folic acid, iodine, vitamin d and iron! Trimester 1 and 3 have greater nutrient demands and the “value” of nutrients change.

2) Sleep, sleep, sleep

Fatigue before you are pregnant is predominantly about your choices of balancing stresses and recovery. But during pregnancy, once again, your body is not your own. At times when your baby is in large development phases you will feel the demands. You will simply have to make time for more recovery, taking it easy and good sleep, as there will be no escaping it. Trimester 1 is a common period of experiencing an inescapable fatigue. Then again in Trimester 3 this is similar but also a time to take heed and start to slow down more to build up some resilience for the birth and first few exhausting months of motherhood.

My favourite giggle time in early pregnancy was in my weekly  yoga class. At the end of the session during shavasana (pose of total relaxation) routinely women would be snoring away in seconds. I admit it was partly arrogant as I still had some level of "control" over my energy levels, aka hadn't had one of those periods of baby growing = steeling your energy! By the time I got to T3 I was amongst those women zzz'ing and looked forward to the routine as nothing got in the way of that little “nap”.

3) Move your body!

Change as your body changes – emotionally and physically you will find yourself needing to listen and remain adaptable to your ever morphing body. A basic need outside of scheduled exercise is to keep moving. Basic activity levels will help to energise you. Avoiding sitting for too long helps boost circulation to your legs and baby, stimulates glucose metabolism and your joints will thank you.  Whether you’ve exercised before or if you haven’t, seek extra professional advice. The information will be very different for each person, and throughout a healthy versus a complicated pregnancy the professionals’ advice also needs to change. You will learn with your standard scheduled medical visits and scans about your baby and pregnancy health – but not great detail on how to maintain your personal health. Allied health or adjunct therapies I found were the key to learning about caring for your individual self and your NEW body and identity.