Term 4 starts Monday 15 October and Led Practice

Attending weekly classes allows us to become students of yoga.  Being a student of yoga and a yoga practitioner, rather than just 'dropping into a class', is a commitment to sit with ourselves.  We take the time to come onto the mat, once, twice, three times a week, or even daily,  to observe our habits, to notice what's happening the body, breath and mind.  Alan Goode spoke about this in his weekend workshop two weeks ago.  Alan noted that a yoga practice becomes a study of consciousness, rather than just a physical activity.  A regular and consistent yoga practice gives us the opportunity to observe whats happening within ourselves without reacting.  To watch the rise and fall of emotions rather than becoming entangled within the drama of our circumstances.  

The first step on this path is to attend a class or classes.   Once you are familiar with the basic asanas, it's a great idea to join Led Practice on Saturdays 7.00am-8.30am.  Led Practice is not a class but provides the support of other students of yoga.  We come together to practice, working at our own individual capacity.  A student or teacher will lead a sequence and we all follow along.  A very simple concept.

It's also a fantastic way to start the weekend.  If you have 3 months experience of yoga, please feel free join the Led Practice group.  You can pay casually on the day, or pay on line as you enrol for your term class(es).  

One of our students gives her perspective on why we should attend Led Practice:

Why do Led practice?

Having taken some time to get my head around the idea of an early Saturday yoga practice I have become a convert. Now, like all good converts, I’m driven by a need to convince others.

But isn’t it early on a Saturday?

Yes, but you have to get up at some point and sleep is what Saturday afternoons are for. No-one ever felt worse after yoga.

I’m not good enough though…

Good enough for whom? Does it matter? Would letting going of the comparisons and competitiveness make a difference to your practice?

….and I don’t know all those hindi names!

Most of the poses you will have done before and it’s a great way to learn all the names.

If a yoga class is like going to training, then led practice is like playing the game. It’s fun, it focuses, it challenges, it reinforces, it extends, it’s non-judgemental and it gives you confidence to build on your yoga practice. 


Upcoming Workshops - 2nd edition

Whilst classes offer instruction and guidance, Workshops and Intensives offer the opportunity to immerse ourselves more deeply, to observe more acutely and to access the intelligence of the body over a sustained period of time.  Workshops are important to build a knowledge base and have a deeper experience to take into our classes and our own practice.

The Yoga Room is offering the following workshops:

Women's Series Workshops:

Saturday 10 November

10am-1.00pm - Yoga to ease through menopause and beyond 

Learn the asanas that give energy when needed or calm the nervous system and adrenals to find balance during this transition.

1.15pm-1.45pm Talk by Dr Jo Braid on hormonal health (open to participants who attend either of these workshops)

2.00pm-5.00pm - Yoga for a Woman's Cycle.

Practising asanas that support a healthy cycle before, during and after menstruation can relieve common symptoms like cramps, lower back pain, dizziness and PMS.  This workshop provides essential knowledge for all female yoga practitioners to honour their cycle and prepare for a healthy transition to menopause.

Cost:  $40 each or $70 for both workshops.

January Intensive 23-26 January 2019

After the Christmas break an Intensive is the ideal way to prepare for the term and the year ahead.  The New Year affords us a clean slate to begin with a fresh outlook.  To allow ourselves the time to observe, be patient and truly learn from the intelligence of the body gives us the opportunity to look at our patterns and habits, and to make space for change and progress.  It is a gift to ourselves.

Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 27 January

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 6.30am-8.00am and 5.45pm-7.15pm

Saturday 8.30am-10.00am and 4.00pm-5.30pm

Morning Asana will have emphasis on active practice

 Evening Asana will have emphasis on restoratives and Pranayama.

Cost for 8 sessions:  $140.

Cost for 4 sessions:  $85.

Cost for 2 sessions:  $48.




Restorative Yoga Class Thursday 11 October 6pm

Dear students,

A reminder that I will teach a restorative class tomorrow night at 6.oopm.  Restorative classes are ideal to recharge the batteries for the term ahead, which is always a busy and crazy one leading up to Christmas. All students welcome.

10 Week Introductory Course commencing Thursday 18 October 7.00-8.15pm

The ideal way to start your yoga journey is the 10 Week Introductory Course which lays a strong foundation and works through the basic asanas in a methodical and measured way.  If you know any friends or family who are interested in yoga, ask them to contact me to chat about the course.  All ages and abilities welcome.

Weekend Workshop with Alan Goode

Thank you to all students who attended our weekend workshop with Alan Goode from Canberra. Alan teaches with 40 years of yoga experience and with a clarity and accessibility that all students benefitted from. It was a really special weekend and I am glad that so many of you could be there to receive Alan's wisdom to take it into your own practice. Special thanks to Alan and his family for coming to Orange, to Aisleen (one of our beginner students) for the beautiful photos and to the students who assisted with packing up after the workshop.

Restorative Yoga tonight at 6.00pm - suitable for all levels

It is important to take some time for yourself to slow down, simply observe and be in the present.  Please join me tonight to reset and re-energise for the holiday.  If you don't have time off in the school holidays then this class will allow you some time out of your busy week.  Doors open at 5.45pm.  All welcome.


Holiday Timetable and Thank You!

To our wonderful students,

Thank you for another great term and for your perseverance through the winter months to attend class each week to learn more about this amazing practice of yoga.  The discipline to turn up each week no matter what the weather, no matter what is happening in your life, gives rewards in the long term.

There are a few restorative classes in the holidays.  Join me to reset and recharge for Term 4 and the crazy Christmas season, which seems to get longer and longer as I get older!  It is important to take time out for yourself, fill your cup to the top, and be ready to power on with energy and enthusiasm.  Yoga is a great replenisher and I look forward to seeing you in the break.  All students of all levels welcome.

Enjoy your break,


Free Talk and Class Book Online

Dear students, if you wish to attend the free class and talk, please book online to reserve your place:  https://orangeyogaroom.com.au/collections/all/products/free-class-talk-what-is-iyengar-yoga.

If you are only attending the talk, there is no need to book.

Free Talk and Class with Alan Goode, Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Friday 28 Sept

The Yoga Room extends an invitation to all our Introductory and Beginner level students as well as the general public to attend a free talk and class with our teacher, Alan Goode, from Canberra. The talk will take place at the CWA Hall in Robertson Park at 6.00pm and the class will follow at 6.30pm.  Some of our students attended his workshop last year as part of our 20th Birthday celebration and gained valuable knowledge and enjoyed Alan's teaching.

The free class is aimed at newcomers and beginners so feel free to bring friends and family to this class. No experience is necessary.

To our Level 1 and Level 2 students, please join us for the talk at 6pm. If there are places left after 21 September it would be fantastic if you would join the class. The class is aimed at beginners so I am giving them the first option to attend.

Booking essential - in class, or

Book now! 

Weekend Workshop with Alan Goode 28, 29 and 30 September

The Yoga Room is honoured to welcome back Alan Goode from Yoga Mandir in Canberra to teach a weekend workshop.  Some students attended Alan's workshop last May for our 20th Birthday Celebrations and I am excited to offer all our students that same opportunity.  

All students of all class levels and experience are welcome and I would urge everyone to come along to deepen their understanding of the subject of yoga.  This is a unique opportunity to work with a Senior Teacher in our usual friendly and supportive class environment.  

There is also an opportunity on Friday night for newcomers and beginners alike to attend a free talk on 'What is Iyengar Yoga' followed by a free class.  Feel free to bring your friends and family and take advantage of this generous offer from Alan.  The talk  is open to everyone but due to restriction on numbers for the class, priority will be given to newcomers and beginners for the class.  Any places unfilled in the Friday night free class will then be opened up to all levels.

Reserve your place now.  To book your place, put your name on the enrolment list at The Yoga Room or contact me direct.