Join a short course at beautiful Kookaburra Creek to learn and experience the calming, stress-relieving and uplifting practices of Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. Combined this is a powerful and immediate remedy to life's stresses, and in the longer term helps you build mental, physical and emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Absolute Beginners Yoga
Mondays 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Intro to Meditation
Mondays 7pm - 8.15pm
Yoga, Relax, Meditate
Mondays 6pm - 8pm
About our courses
Always wanted to try yoga? Or deepen your knowledge and experience of different aspects of yoga including meditation, mindfulness and the underlying philosophy, and rationale for the practices? Kookaburra Yoga offers short courses covering every aspect of yoga - to suit all levels including absolute beginners. Kookaburra courses are a great place to learn and practice yoga - the peace, calm, self-understanding, vitality and wellbeing which comes with attending can potentially transform your life.
You'll learn the key aspects of Hatha Yoga which include: yogic exercise, breathing practices, relaxation practices, meditation and everyday mindfulness. This is an ancient, holistic system of self-care and self-realisation which positively influences and supports every aspect of yourself including your body, mind, emotions, creativity, intuition, spirituality.
You'll be supported to practice at home as well as in class with a FREE E-book for each course to deepen your knowledge with weekly readings, and clearly defined yoga, breathing and mindfulness practices to do at home and in everyday life situations.
Yoga, meditation and mindfulness are powerful traditions proven to improve your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing when practiced regularly, safely and in an organised and sequential way. When these are combined into a meaningful, intelligent and focussed system you’ll experience the benefits quickly and profoundly.
The courses have been developed and are taught by Mandy BeckerKnox who has 3 decades’ experience practicing and teaching Yoga and Meditation, and are based on the traditional yoga systems and wisdom which has benefitted millions of people across the world. The practices are safe and accessible for all. All courses run for either 4 weeks (2 hour sessions) or 5 weeks (1.5 hour sessions) with weekly lessons, come with home practices, online resources, comprehensive ebook and cost $90. There is a discount if booking Beginners Yoga and Meditation together.
For a thorough, sequential introduction to Yoga & Meditation we are offering a discounted 2 courses deal when booking the Absolute Beginners and Meditation Monday evening courses together.
absolute beginners yoga
A gentle, introductory yoga course designed for: absolute beginners with an emphasis on yogic exercise - safely stretching, strengthening and relaxing through a series of yogic movements, breathing and relaxation techniques. You'll learn about the 8 aspects of traditional yoga which include yoga exercise, breathing, relaxation, meditation and how to cultivate a peaceful, purposeful and healthy approach to everyday living. There is a specific focus on the movement and exercise aspects of yoga, exploring your body's natural movement pathways and capacities, then introducing ways to restore balance and wellbeing. 5 weekly 90 minute sessions.
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yoga, relax & meditate
Yoga provides an understanding of both the causes of stress and the solutions to solve it! This course is an introduction to the key aspects of Hatha Yoga - exercise, breathing, relaxation, meditation and everyday mindfulness which together comprise a beautiful system of self-understanding and self-care which lead us to be calm, clear, healthy and peaceful. You'll learn level 1 yoga postures, breathing, relaxation methods and meditation techniques - and how they work, particularly in relation to stress and anxiety. Each class includes detailed information, enjoyable practice sessions of mindful movement, yoga breathing, long, guided relaxation and a guided candlelit meditation to unwind completely! We take it slow, these sessions can be a little longer than Absolute Beginners Yoga. There are 5 weekly sessions which are each between 1.5 - 2 hours long. < More information >
introduction to meditation
The Introduction to Meditation Course complements and follows on from the Absolute Beginners Course to provide a complete introduction to the 8 aspects of traditional yoga with a focus on yogic breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation. You'll learn simple, straightforward methods from the yoga tradition to help you counter stress, concentrate better, replenish energy levels, cultivate inner peace and how to develop a yoga and meditation practice at home. You'll experience the profound benefits of professionally guided relaxation which helps to reset an overstimulated nervous system leaving you rested with a quiet, more spacious mind. 5 weekly 75 minute sessions.
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about our courses
Yoga is a systematic method to healing, balancing and understanding every aspect of ourselves. It was succinctly articulated in the yogic text ’The Yoga Sutras (Patanjali 200BCE). Modern yoga classes were originally based upon this philosophy and methodology. This system is known as ‘Raja Yoga’ and is comprised of eight components which are articulated and expanded upon in the course material and practices taught.
Kookaburra Yoga's Absolute Beginners Yoga Course introduces the more physical aspects of yoga: asanas (exercise), pranayama (yogic breathing), pratyahara (deep relaxation). The Introduction to Meditation Course goes deeper incorporating the more subtle practices and concepts: yogic breathing, deep relaxation, dharana (concentration), dhyana (absorption), samadhi (merging, bliss).
The practices of Yoga are taught sequentially as it is very difficult (or even impossible) to practice the subtler, meditative aspects of yoga if there is stress or tension present in the mind or body. Therefore we recommend the Absolute Beginners Course as a starting point to learn to manage stress, restore balance and wellness and increase the strength and resilience of the physical body. Relaxation becomes second nature and meditation becomes a joy!
The Yoga, Relax and Mediate Course draws on Hatha Yoga, Meditation traditions and Yogic Mindfulness to specifically addresses the causes of stress, anxiety, unhappiness, addictions, and provides the tools solutions which can be found through integrating the wisdom and methods of traditional yoga. This course complements the Absolute Beginners Yoga and Introduction to Meditation Courses, and also stands alone as an introductory level yoga course. We take a slow, steady and gentle approach in each session. The course is suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to learn and practice the yogic methods of relaxation and wellbeing.
What you receive
• more energy and vitality
• better sleep
• less stiffness, aches and pains
• Improved health and functioning of the body
• steadiness, focus, clarity and calmness of the mind and emotions
• the capacity and skills to manage anxiety and mental tension
• Increased control in everyday situations - the ability to recognise the thoughts which lead to negative emotions, and transform both the thoughts and emotions more quickly
• the capacity and skills to manage anxiety and mental tension
• less reactionary to negative people and situations, and react with more calmness and intelligence and compassion
• more control over desires and impulses particularly with food and life choices
• Regulation and tone of the nervous system, and capacity to ‘turn off’ stress response at will.
• An enduring feeling of happiness and peace for no apparent reason
These courses are for you...
If you would like to learn the yogic techniques and skills to manage your life with steadiness, calmness and clarity and ease, manage your thoughts and emotions so every aspect of yourself is in alignment and harmony then Kookaburra Yoga Courses are for you, even if you have no experience of yoga. We cater for:
• absolute beginners who'd like to be safely guided and supported in the foundations of yoga
• anyone wanting to learn the fundamental and underlying principles of yoga, meditation and mindfulness
• anyone who needs to rest deeply, particularly those with chronic stress and/or anxiety
• anyone simply wanting a gentle, relaxed yoga experience with no pressure to keep up or perform
• anyone who may have tried different 'styles' of yoga previously and didn't like or benefit from the experience
• anyone wanting affordable and accessible yoga
• anyone seeking the guidance of an experienced, dedicated teacher.
We welcome everyone to attend - even if you feel like you’re not flexible, not in perfect health - all practices can be adapted and modified to be of benefit to you, and you are welcome. Kids are also welcome and come at no charge when attending with their parent/s (please specify when booking). They must be willing to participate and follow the class protocol.
If you miss a class or can't attend in person, you can attend live from home or catch up with the recorded lesson later. Everyone who registers receives access to a private FB group for this course where videos of classes are live-streamed, and the ebook and resources are archived to support your continuing education and home practice.
Kookaburra Courses are unique...
Beautiful & serene venue
You will learn Traditional Yoga and Meditation in a beautiful yoga studio in the Perth hills. Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre is a spectacular natural wood octagonal building, located on 10 acres of natural bushland. It is an exceptionally comfortable, quiet, air-conditioned and spacious studio. Disabled and wheelchair access.
Integrated system of wellbeing
Manage stress, enhance wellbeing
The deeper relaxation and meditative practices of yoga lead us to perfect stillness and calmness of body, mind and soul. Using effective and easy-to-master techniques we bring calmness to the nervous system, steadiness to the mind and control to the flow of thoughts. It is within the silence and stillness that healing and self-realisation become possible.
- Advance booking & payment online is required to secure your place
- All courses cost $90. Courses includes weekly sessions of 75 or 90 minutes weekly.
- Pay online when booking to secure your place.
- No experience of yoga necessary
- Please arrive early on your first night to register.
- Kids attending with parent/s come free (suitable for older kids & teens who can participate & follow class protocol). Please make a note of kids attending on the NOTES field on the payment page.
- Please also list any health considerations including injuries, pregnancy etc.in the NOTES field