classical hatha • gentle hatha • restorative • beginners • dynamic • hatha flow • musician's evening
All classes include asana (mindful movement, flowing sequences and static poses), integrated pranayama (breathwork), bhavana (mindfulness/intention), guided relaxation and rest, meditation (dharana/dhyana). Some classes may also include some mantra and chanting. Everyone is welcome. Our classes are multi-level with adaptions given as needed. Some classes are specifically oriented to beginners. If you have any injuries, are pregnant, or simply need a helping hand, please let your teacher know. Our musician's evening is a relaxed, weekly and free community event open to all.
Haṭha yoga हठयोग - the yoga of self-mastery
Hatha Yoga classes are based on ancient, yet enduringly relevant, teachings and practices. Classes are vitalising, nourishing and empowering and infused with wisdom, warmth and devotion - the qualities of Sūrya सूर्य , the sun. Sūrya is a Sanskrit word depicting the deity associated with the Sun revered as the creator and sustainer of life on Earth, the one who warms, nourishes, promotes health and growth, the one who unconditionally shines upon all. When we practice yoga with some devotion to the sun and to nature, our yoga practice is in essence, a moving salutation (prayer) to the sun.
about our weekly classes
Classical Hatha with Robert
Empowering, vitalising, holistic classical hatha yoga infused with the wisdom of the great sages.
Saturday 8am-9.30am Our centre director and founder Robert Becker is a master teacher with decades experience. Robert's Hatha Yoga classes on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings incorporate the system of Integral Yoga as taught by Sivananda where all eight limbs of Raja Yoga of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras form part of the teaching.
Attending Robert’s classes will give you access to a comprehensive integrated yoga practice including insights into the yamas and niyamas or internal and external observances, asana (posture/movement), pranayama (breath work) and the more subtle practices of sense withdrawal, concentration and meditation.
All these together combine to integrate spiritual practice into daily life and provide techniques to better manage family and work responsibilities. Yoga is not escape from the world but learning to master it on all levels. Classes are suitable for most people and incorporate gentle therapeutic yoga with some stronger body work for those who are wanting to work towards advancing through the sequences and practices.
Following most Saturday morning classes we offer free kirtan, chanting and music for about 30 minutes for those who would like to stay and enjoy.
Gentle Hatha with Michelle
A calming, soothing, soulful class with slow, intentional flowing sequences and poses leading to stillness and rest.
Monday 9.30am-10.50am A gentle and mindful practice of Hatha Yoga including breathing techniques (pranayama), movement & poses (asana), relaxation (pratyahara) and meditation (dharana, dhyana). Through the integration of breath and movement you will be given the opportunity to move at a comfortable pace, making modifications and using props according to your individual needs.
Within the scope of this gentle and progressive sequence, you will be lead to stillness and peacefulness, coming to a place of relaxation. It is here we begin to release obstacles that may be affecting us physically, mentally and emotionally. These slow and intentional practices encourage focus and calmness and are accessible to all ages and stages of life. The class is highly accessible and suitable for beginners, seniors and anyone wanting a calming, restorative, safe and enjoyable yoga practice.
Restorative Yoga with Liz
Mindful, slow and blissful with passive, longer held poses and deep yoga nidra to restore balance to the body, mind and soul.
Monday 6.00pm-7.20pm Restorative Hatha Yoga is a deeply restful practice that draws on the limbs of yoga to transport you away from your busy life toward a state of calm and peace. Your body will feel very supported throughout so that you can sink into stillness to release tension and stress your body may be holding. You will be connected through your breath to body and mind, leading to a deep sense of wholeness and deep relaxation.
Restorative Hatha Yoga is slower than a regular class with an emphasis on mindfulness and pranayama to help calm an overactive nervous system. After a warming series of movement practices, we come to very restful, passive asanas where take some time to really just be present in our bodies in this moment in time.You'll be guided to use supportive props such as blocks and blankets to support the body in deep rest before we move slowly towards guided yoga nidra (constructive rest). The result is a feeling of letting go of deeply held tensions in the body and pure relaxation.
You will be guided to move into and hold poses according to your capacity. With the guidance of your teacher, there is scope in this class to adapt and personalise the practices to suit your unique needs. All bodies are welcome.
Hatha Yoga with Michelle
Uplifting, calming, holistic hatha yoga with both dynamic and restorative poses and practices, with a short seated meditation.
Tuesday 6.30pm-7.50pm Our Our Hatha Yoga includes classical and beautiful practices such as breathing techniques (pranayama), movement & poses (asana), relaxation (pratyahara) and meditation (dharana, dhyana).
Through the integration of breath and movement we move slowly, mindfully and comfortably through a progressive sequence of asanas well-preparing the body and mind for the peak vinayasa krama (series of movements) which is the most challenging part of the class. Then we come to our restful and restorative poses to ensure we are completely revitalised and relaxed through all the layers of self. You will be guided through a peaceful and integrative relaxation before we end with a short seated guided meditation to bring clarity, focus and calmness to the mind.
This is a multi-level class and we welcome beginners. We offer the guidance needed for the class to be balancing, uplifting, safe, enjoyable and beneficial throughout.
Yoga for All with Liz
Absolute beginner friendly - we keep this class at a foundations level with safe, gentle practices and detailed guidance.
Wednesday 9.30am-10.50am This gentle accessible class is suitable for all, even if you are new to yoga, have mobility issues or injuries, or are simply looking for a gentle, nurturing and safe class. The class is holistic and balancing - we include pranayama (yoga breathing) to bring calmness and build lung capacity, somatic movement practices which include yoga asanas and gentle movement done very slowly and mindfully to build strength, flexibility and range. There is also some guided meditation and a beautiful nurturing relaxation to end the class.
This is a very relaxed class - everything can be modified to suit you and you receive personalised attention and help as required to ensure this class is enjoyable and beneficial throughout. The class is highly accessible and suitable for beginners, seniors and anyone wanting a calming, restorative, safe and enjoyable yoga practice. We utilise various props such as chairs, bolsters and blankets as needed, so if you are not able to sit or lie down on the floor there are always options for you.
Beginners Evening Yoga with Caitlin
Yoga for everyone! This beginners level Hatha Yoga class includes gentle practices to stretch and relax. Accessible and nurturing.
Thursday 6.30pm-7.50pm This is a slow, gentle and light hearted class which incorporates sequences of poses which are harmonised and linked with the breath. There is emphasis on deepening and slowing down the breath to bring in calmness, clarity, focus to the mind, and vitality, ease of movement and steadiness to the body. The emphasis is less about staying in poses for too long, and more about breath-focussed movement. There is a balance of quiet restful poses to ease the body into a relaxed posture for relaxation. The level of the class is accessible and gentle. Everyone is welcome to this calming relaxation focussed class to bring some peace to your evening and your life.
Everyone is welcome to our Beginners Evening Yoga class to move, breathe, flow, let go of tension, and connect with an inner experience of calm vitality.
Musician's Evening with Robert
A free community event every Friday - kirtan (devotional singing), multi-instrument sound journey, and facilitated improvisation.
Friday 6.00pm-8.00pm Every Friday, Rovert hosts our MUSICIAN'S EVENING which includes kirtan (devotional signing), bhajans (spiritual songs), and an instrumental sound journey. Bring your harmonium, play along with familiar chants. Come and celebrate your voice. Followed by a guided relaxation and meditation based on Nada Yoga.
The evening program includes:
6.00pm to 7.00pm Kirtan and Bhajan - guests may appear.
7.00pm to 7.30pm Solo Sound Journey - multi instrumental .
7.30 to 8.00pm Tea and informal jam (not the on toast kind)
This is a free community event, or by donation, should anyone wish to give. Everyone is welcome (whether a musician or not). Join in with an instrument, voice or just enjoy being present. We hope you can join these community evenings.
We are blessed to have a faculty of wonderful, dedicated and knowledgeable teachers, all trained in the Hatha Yoga Method, and committed to sharing and teaching the wisdom and beauty of traditional yoga, making it relevant and accessible for all.