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New to Yoga?

We run Level 1 and Level 2 Beginners Yoga Courses

Our 6 week Beginners Courses are to aid students in grasping the theory and practice of Yoga. An excellent course to build confidence and knowledge in how the tools of Yoga can enhance your current lifestyle. That Yoga is a practice of personal inquiry and self exploration.

Our Level 1 is designed for absolute newcomers, or new to exercise, or dealing with injuries. Level 2 is designed for beginners or anyone wanting to better understand, perfect, and dive deeper into Yoga.

We explore:

Proper Exercise (Asanas) – Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.

Proper Breathing (Pranayama) – Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.

Proper Relaxation – Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worry and fatigue.

And Positive Thinking (Vedanta) & Meditation (Dhyana) – These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.

Read more about the beginners course

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Want to learn more about Yoga?

Whether you are have just started out or been practicing for a while, Ground to Grow workshops are a series designed to help you get more out of your yoga practice. In a supportive group environment you will be guided to adapt the teachings of yoga for your own evolution. Yes that’s correct, be confident to adjust your practice to suit you, rather then force yourself to fit in.

We are creating an environment for you to get into the nitty gritty with alignment and breathing practices, talk philosophy in practical everyday language and learn how meditation can be instinctive and empowering.

Each session will include breakdowns of common and popular yoga poses (think Down Dog) and pathways to achieving trickier asana like hand balances and inversions. Each student will be encouraged to work in their own way, at their own pace. After asana practice we will come together to discuss the philosophy and psychology of yoga, and to explore how the ancient teachings can be applied to our busy modern lives.

We’ll go deeper into meditation practices than we’re able to in general classes, and explore and discuss ways of making meditation more accessible, enjoyable and sustainable for you.

Read more about the Ground to Grow Series

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New to Our Studio? – Introductory Offer

Students often ask what is the best class to start with. This is hard to suggest without asking lots of questions, so we offer this 30 Day Pass for students new to our studio to experience themselves.  Over 30 days try out the different types of Yoga Classes to feel first hand which ones are a perfect match to how you feel each day.   

30 day Introductory Pass – $55BUY NOW
Unlimited yoga for 30 days

(Intro Pass excludes courses and special events)

Available for new students only.  Pass can only be purchased once. Cannot be put on hold or transferred. 

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Which Class is suitable?

If you have done yoga before and new to our studio then we welcome you to explore.  We have a wonderful crew of fully qualified teachers who have done a variety of different training under the huge yoga umbrella.  You may choose classes according to level, re below.

If you are new to yoga then we either recommend a beginners course, or start of slowly.  Our Slow Deep Stretch or Rebalance and Refresh classes are great.  Yin Yoga and Flow to Restore are slowed down and hold postures longer.  Then progress onto the Align and Flow and Hatha Yoga classes.  Vinyasa, Kundalini and Align and Flow level 2 are strength focused.  For full class descriptions read on here.  

Class Descriptions

1o Things to Know Before You Go to Yoga Class

  1. What to bring: Bring a bottle of water and stay hydrated before and after class. If you own a yoga mat or props, bring it along, otherwise you can use one provided. Leave your phone at home or in the car so you or others in the class don’t get disturbed.
  2. Don’t take class on a full stomach: Trying to do yoga right after mealtime will hinder your practice. In order for your body to twist and hop into poses, the stomach can’t be digesting something heavy. It is recommended to eat an hour before practice, but if you aren’t able to and are starving, I suggest having a banana no less than 20 minutes before class.
  3. Avoid baggy clothes, strong perfumes or aftershave: Don’t be tempted to wear loose clothing or your first downward facing dog will see your top in your armpits. Wear something on the snug side with something loose over the top if that makes you comfortable. If you can hug your knees into your chest and feel now restriction from clothing then you’re in the right outfit.
  4. Breath is everything: You’ve probably never noticed that you take over 1,000 breaths every day. A yoga class is the perfect opportunity to slow down and be mindful of your breath. The instructor will give cues to inhale and exhale, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow along exactly – just don’t hold it all in!
  5. Release the tension: Clenching your fingers, toes, or even your jaw is very common when you’re first starting out. The more you let go and release this stress from your body, the easier every pose will feel. Keeping things loose and comfortable will allow for a better experience, and once you’ve chilled out, you’ll find that you’re able to hold poses for longer.
  6. Resting is always an option: There might be yogis of all levels practicing in class, so if there’s a pose you don’t understand or aren’t ready to try, don’t be afraid to take time to rest then jump back in. Resting is always an option if you lose your connection to your breath during class. It will help you to tune into your body’s needs.
  7. Be a beginner: In a few months, you might be ready and comfortable to take stronger postures. If you are new or feeling tired let yourself have the opportunity to be a real beginner! There are no expectations. Revered in a yoga practice, the idea of a “beginner’s mind” means heading to your mat with no preconceived notions about what you can or can’t accomplish or poses you can or can’t do. Keeping this positive outlook and leaving expectations at the door will result in the best experience possible.
  8. Embrace community: Namaste (pronounced nah-mas-tay) is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘I honour you’. It is said by the instructor at the conclusion of a class and repeated back from participants with the hands in prayer by your heart space. It’s a beautiful, warm gesture that unites your yoga community.
  9. Stay until the end: The final resting pose is called shavasana (pronounced Sha vass ahnah). This is a resting pose that completes the practise and it’s really simple – just lay on your back, shut your eyes and be still. Leaving during this part of the class will disrupt other students and will also leave your class feeling incomplete. Resting gives your nervous system time to rest and digest all the work you put into your class. Its just 5 min – 10 min, not very long to reap the full benefits of your Yoga practice, its the cherry on top.

I hope these tips will help you feel more confident, comfortable, and prepared when entering class for the first time. We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Class Descriptions

If you are completely new to yoga, please contact us to help answer any questions you may have or guide you in what to expect.

The studio has complimentary equipment (yoga mats, blocks, strap and blankets) available for use, just bring your own towel and water bottle. There is also a range of yoga mats for sale at the studio if you prefer to purchase your own.