Yoga

About Our Yoga Programmes

We offer the following classes at various locations around Australia:

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga classes increase flexibility, strengthen and tone muscles, balance hormones, cleanse and flush all the internal systems of the body, calm the mind and reduce stress. Our classes are non competitive and focus on safely progressing from easy to more challenging poses. Classes are suitable for all levels. All classes include kirtan, meditation and relaxation.

Hatha Yoga: Easy

Gentle stretching and breathing for every body. In this class you’ll gently loosen stiff joints and ease out aching muscles while soothing the nervous system and calming the mind. A wonderful class for pregnancy*, for those recovering from injury* or for those looking for a gentler, more relaxing class. Classes include kirtan, meditation and relaxation.

Hatha Yoga: Energy

Energy Yoga classes combine strength, flexibility, focus and breathing. These classes will increase your aerobic fitness, invigorate your body and deepen your asanas. This challenging class is suitable for students familiar with alignment and muscle control.

Stretch & Relax

Easy stretching for every body combined with deep relaxation, kirtan and meditation. This class is soothing and restorative, a great class for pregnancy*, those recovering from injury*, and seniors*. Free the body then calm the mind.

Community Classes

To support the health and well being of individuals in our community, we are happy to offer many free or low cost yoga, meditation and relaxation classes. More details

*It is always best to consult your health care professional before commencing any new exercise program. If you are pregnant or have health concerns or injuries, please inform your teacher before commencing the class so they may guide you on how to safely practice.

For more information on our available classes please contact us or browse our centre locations page and find a centre closest to you.

Teachers


Andrew





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Gold Coast

With his London banking background and his many years on the hockey field Andrew is living proof that you don’t need to be a contortionist or gymnast to derive the true benefits that hatha yoga offers and that yoga really is for everybody. Andrew’s classes incorporate a balance of meditation, relaxation and yoga poses that everyone can do, to quiet your mind and bring relaxation to your body. You can try Andrew’s classes on Wednesday or Friday mornings at the Mermaid Beach centre (be warned, they’re very popular) and Wednesday evenings at Nerang. He also teaches the Wednesday morning meditation course at Mermaid Beach and for many years has taught yoga at drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and many other free classes throughout the community.


Brenda





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Gold Coast

Naturally a very caring person, Brenda nurtures and really helps people to develop in their own personal practice. Brenda has a gentle style but has the strength, flexibility and knowledge to teach more challenging hatha yoga classes as well as the easier classes. Brenda is very focused on teaching people to develop their practice safely yet steadily. Brenda teaches classes Monday morning at Nerang and Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Mermaid Beach centre (the Mermaid Beach classes are followed by a soothing Deep Peace guided meditation session).


Candace





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Brisbane

Candace first took an interest in Hatha Yoga when she was experiencing severe lower back pain to the point where she couldn’t even carry a bag. Hatha yoga has helped her to develop the core strength so essential to support the back and whole torso. Candace is a lively and driven yoga teacher providing a creative blend of energy, fun and technique, with instruction suitable for all levels. Candace offers a well balanced holistic approach to practicing yoga by incorporating breathing techniques, yoga asanas, relaxation and meditation in her classes. Candace encourages her students to focus on the breath to both deepen into each pose and move fluidly between, so you’ll leave the class enlivened and peaceful.

Candace lives and breathes the yoga lifestyle and loves to share her love of meditation, yoga poses and the deeper understanding that the yoga tradition offer with others.

When she’s not teaching yoga and meditation classes at the West End and Nundah locations you’ll find her at a corporate yoga class or organizing meditation and yoga retreats and events.


Jill





Senior Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Adelaide

Jill has been practising hatha yoga for many years and her classes are friendly and varied but always incorporate joint flexibility, back therapy and strength work. Each person is encouraged to work at their own level as hatha yoga is not about a competition in flexibility and strength with other people. Each class ends with deep relaxation and very soothing sacred chanting meditation so you’ll always feel enlivened, refreshed and calmer after one of Jill’s yoga sessions.


Margaret





Senior Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Gold Coast

Margaret is the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga’s most senior yoga teacher and the backbone of all our Gold Coast hatha yoga programs. Drawing from a wealth of knowledge accumulated over many years of study, practice and teaching, Margaret teaches traditional hatha yoga, skillfully modifying asanas according to her students’ strengths and limitations. Margaret teaches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Mermaid Beach as well as the phenomenally popular Sunday hatha yoga program at Burleigh Heads (you have to be early to get a spot). She teaches easy hatha yoga and meditation Friday mornings at Nerang and free community classes at Mudgeeraba and Robina. You’ll also see Margaret organising the monthly Balanced Life retreats and the Mini Yoga retreats and sharing her knowledge through newsletter and internet articles.

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Mrna





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Gold Coast

Yoga has been a part of Mrna’s life from birth. She enjoys sharing her lifelong love of meditation, asanas and the deeper spiritual practices the yoga tradition has to offer. Mrna teaches students to focus on their breath, using the breath to gently flow between poses and keep their asanas soft, fluid and relaxed. After one of these classes you will feel energized and refreshed, yet calm and focused. Mrna teaches hatha yoga Saturday mornings at the Mermaid Beach centre and takes the Tuesday morning Energy Hatha Yoga class on the foreshore at Miami. You’ll also find her leading the Kirtan at the Sunday Spiritual Gathering at Burleigh Heads every Sunday afternoon.


Sean





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Brisbane

Hatha yoga has provided an important avenue of physical and mental health for Sean over the last 10 years. Using his background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he has a wealth of knowledge to incorporate into his classes which are always interesting and diverse. Classes are always made to suit those who participate, with certain sections of the class built around more prolonged holding of stretches (hips and hamstrings) and other sections of the class focused on dynamic standing poses. Sean teaches on Tuesday morning and night and Thursday night at the West End Australian School of Meditation and Yoga centre. Classes always finish with relaxation and meditation completing the overall picture of what yoga has to offer.

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Simon





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Brisbane

Simon has been passionate about hatha yoga since he started practicing 7 years ago. He is particularly focused on alignment which sets a good foundation for one’s hatha yoga practice and helps people to develop good habits. His style of teaching and practice are greatly influenced by using the “breath” as a guide to finding one’s own pace, allowing the release of tension and stress and at the same time being able to re-energize. Simon creates a warm and friendly atmosphere and encourages people in their hatha yoga practice. His Wednesday night class is flowing and fun, bringing about a balance in strength and flexibility. Saturday morning is refreshing and energizing, the perfect solution to a long week at work and his Sunday morning has a relaxed Sunday morning vibe. Simon teaches at the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga West End centre.


Jndah





Yoga Australia Accredited Yoga Teacher
Gold Coast

Jndah has been practicing hatha yoga for the past 6 years and has personally found it invaluable for managing physical ailments such as back pain and sciatica. Inspired by the many benefits of yoga, not just for physical health, but also for a deeper spiritual happiness, she enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with others. Jndah guides her students through a balanced and safe class, building strength, stamina and suppleness in the body. Her students enjoy a well-rounded class including a range of yoga asanas, and ending with a soothing relaxation and meditation. Jndah teaches Monday and Tuesday mornings at the Mermaid Beach centre, and also the Friday Kirra community class. Jndah can adapt her classes to people of all levels of fitness, from beginners to more experienced practitioners, everyone is encouraged to participate in their own comfort range.