Led Practice - a bridge to your home yoga practice

As teachers, we are always harping on about the benefits of a home practice. There are many reasons for this which I won’t go into here. The teachers of The Yoga Room (with the help of some level 2 students) hold a Led Practice session every Saturday morning from 7.00am til 8.30am. It runs pretty much all year round, except for Christmas holidays.

Attending Led Practice is a great way to start to become independent of your teacher and work towards practicing at home on your own.

What is led practice?

A teacher or student will call a sequence of Asanas (or poses) and proceed to do them. Everyone follows along, adjusting their own timings, using equipment or maybe not even doing some of the poses. Everyone in the room is doing their own practice, using their own knowledge and working at their own pace. Nobody is going to call you out on anything, judge you on your yoga or even comment. There is usually a teacher present to help if anyone needs help but essentially we all stay on our own mats and do our own practice.

How do I start led practice?

Speak with your teacher about Led Practice if you are thinking of coming along. Your teacher will confirm all the details and answer any questions. To encourage students to come along, as from this week I am introducing a new pricing structure that can be used in conjunction with your term classes or independently.

It looks like this: Casual session – $15 5 sessions – $65 10 sessions paid with term fees – add $100 to your fees. If Led Practice runs in school holidays (which it usually does) then you can do make ups in the holidays, but only within the current term. You can take the 5 session option and use it over the whole term so there is some flexibility.

Thank you to Clair (who is one of our level 2 students) for her thoughts, set out below, on her experience of Led Practice over the past few years, set out below:

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 the confidence to build on your yoga practice.

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International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is a celebration of the practice of Yoga.  It is also a way to honour the teachers of this ancient art who have handed down the skills and knowledge to form our own practice of yoga.  Alan Goode, our teacher, is teaching a yoga class in Canberra on Sunday 24 June.   To honour our teacher, we are going to participate in the class and thought you might like to join us. The details are:


High Commission of India celebrates the 4th International Day of Yoga
Yoga class taught by Alan Goode
10am to 11.30am Sunday 24th June
At Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue
Bring a yoga mat.

The teachers will be taking a few cars and if you would like a lift, we will be leaving at 6.00am on Sunday 24 June.  If you can take your own car and have room for other students, please advise me asap.
I look forward to hearing from you.

'Switch and Ditch' Workshop Sunday 27 May 10am - switch three beauty products containing toxins for three natural products containing pure therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils

As you all know I am passionate about getting rid of chemicals in our homes to foster a healthier way of living. Carrie Gentles from Anula Healing and I are holding another workshop on Sunday 27 May 10am-12noon. We will show you how to switch three beauty products containing chemicals and other nasties, and switch them for three all natural, cost effective products containing pure Young Living Essential Oils. Everyone welcome to join us - it's a lot of fun.

Term 2 commences Monday 30 April - Enrol Now

Welcome to Term 2 which commences Monday 30  April and runs for 10 weeks.  The Introductory Course will run on Thursdays 7.00-8.15pm commencing 3 May.  If you have family or friends who would benefit from attending the course, please direct them to the website or ask them to call me.  

Full details of term dates and prices are on the timetable page.  I have adjusted some of the class prices, including a new casual rate for the Wednesday Dynamic 6.30am class and Led Practice.  Students who enrol for 2 term classes per week receive a 10% discount, and 3 term classes per week a 20% discount.  If you have not enrolled please contact me or do so via the website.

Thank you for being part of our yoga community and we look forward to seeing you all in class again this term.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Tricia Shannon

Restorative Yoga 6-7.30pm Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 April

We all need to take time out to refocus and renew our energy.  A restorative class is designed to quieten the nervous system, relax the physical body and create a space to find stillness.  

Join me tonight and Thursday night to unwind, get grounded and re-energise.  All students welcome to join.  Casual rate payable.  I look forward to seeing you on the mat.

10 Week Introductory Yoga Course 3 May-5 July

Yoga is a wonderful gift to have in your life.  If you have a friend or family member who would benefit from learning how to practice yoga, then you might like to direct them to this post.  

In term 2, The Yoga Room is running a 10 Week Introductory Course on Thursdays from 7.00-8.15pm commencing 3 May. All are welcome to join and start their yoga journey in this course. Yoga is a great way to take time out for yourself, learn to be focused and still, and to cultivate resilience and relaxation. It also brings physical strength and stamina. All students work to their capacity in a friendly and nonjudgmental environment with certified Iyengar teachers. I am taking enrolments now.  Please contact me for further information.  

Book now for the Children's Holiday Yoga Workshops

Learn the ancient art of yoga through stories, animals and the natural world.  Let your imagination go crazy as we go on an adventure with Ralphie the puppy across the ocean and meet creatures from the jungle and all around the world.

Our yoga sessions are conducted in a friendly and expressive environment where there is no judgement – just lots of fun.

  Wednesday 18 April & Thursday 19 April  

3-6yrs  9.00am-9.45am

      7-12yrs  10.00am-11.00am


Two days 1 child  $35.00 

Two days 2 children  $56.00   

Two days 3 Children  $74.00 

Two days 4 children  $85.00 

Single sessions (if available)  $20.00


  BOOK NOW 7 to 12 years WORKSHOP


 BOOK NOW 3 to 6 years WORKSHOP