What we do

We teach you how to lower your stress and anxiety so that you can relax your body and calm your mind.

Our yoga and meditation classes have a real mental focus as we believe yoga is so much more than a stretch, it’s a tool to calm the mind.

Who we are

We’re an independent yoga studio that opened in 2013. The name of our studio reflects what we do, we teach you how to Cultivate Calm.

Our teachers are experienced in yoga and in life and together we have over 80 years of yoga teaching experience to share with you.

Our classes are popular because they are accessible to beginners and older people, we’re really good at what we do and our members keep coming back because it works.

Why Cultivate Calm Yoga?

The yoga we teach develops awareness and presence of mind.

And it’s this quality of awareness that has the calming effect on our mind and boosts our mental well-being.

People start yoga for fitness or flexibility but get hooked because of how it makes them feel mentally.

Yoga calms the mind.

We have helped thousands of people to become more relaxed, feel better in their body and cultivate calm in their busy mind.

How to cultivate calm

Start with our introductory 5 classes for $30 to see if you like it. After that, it’s $30 per week for unlimited yoga.

To calm your mind you need to practice 3-4 times per week.

Not sure if we can help you? Give me a call 0406 476 950.

Monica Rottmann
Chief Relaxation Officer

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Absolutely. We have all shapes and sizes in our yoga classes and everyone is welcome.

Since we are a studio that attracts a lot of older people and beginners, you won’t be intimidated by how everyone looks.

In fact, you’ll probably fit right in.

It depends. Both our Yin Yoga Classes and Vinyasa Basics classes are beginner-friendly but they’re quite different.

Yin Yoga is very gentle, it’s all done lying or sitting down. You won’t work up a sweat and the focus is on relaxation and deep stretching.

Vinyasa Basics classes are quite active, you will work up a sweat while become fit, strong and flexible.

We suggest you start with the first 5 Classes for $50 and try both styles of yoga to see which you prefer. Most of our regular clients do a combination of both styles each week.

Go to the timetable page, select the class you had booked and click ‘cancel’.

We apply a late cancellation fee of $10 if you don’t provide 2hrs notice of cancellation.



It’s just weird.

There’s plenty of yoga on YouTube so you can see what it looks like.

I depends…

If you just want the occasional stretch, then once a week is fine.

If you want to lose weight, get fit, develop flexibility, improve your energy, sleep better, improve your mental and emotional health then ideally practice 3 times per week or more.

The more often you practice, the sooner you’ll get the results you’re seeking. Also, the calming and relaxing effect of yoga will wear off pretty quickly if you don’t practice several times a week.

If you’re seeking a change, you have to change your routines and that might include finding some more time for yourself to practice at home or in the studio.

It takes more than a few yoga classes here and there to make a difference to our physical and mental health.


We know that gyms and other fitness places do free trial classes but we don’t.

What we offer is quality yoga and quality isn’t free. 

You get what you pay for and our instructors are highly qualified, our studio is beautiful and well-equipped and has a huge variety of classes.


Your first month of yoga is $88.

A single class is $30

A 10  Class Pack is $240

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Free street parking is available on Stanley Street East, Withington Street and Disdbury Streets.

Please respect our neighbours and avoid blocking their driveways.


We are located upstairs from the Chinese Kung Fu at 963 Stanley Street East in East Brisbane.


We can only accept 20 people per class and popular classes book out days in advance.

Make sure you have the all clear from your healthcare practitioner.

We are able to cater to many people’s needs. If you have concerns about whether yoga will be right for you, call us or email and we can chat about your needs.

In general though if you can get up and down stairs, if you can sit on the floor and get up again, if you can kneel on all fours, if you can bend over and you have the all clear from your Dr, we should be able to help you.

If you had a regular yoga practice before getting pregnant, then you can continue that practice with modification.

If you haven’t done any yoga before, we recommend specialised Pregnancy Yoga (at Inna Bliss, Stretch Yoga or One Family Yoga).

It’s not recommended to practice yoga in the first trimester of pregnancy.

If you continue with your practice please discuss modifications with your yoga teacher.

Yes, but not for the reason you might think.

The average yoga class doesn’t burn that many calories so if you just want to burn calories, you’re better off at the gym.

The way yoga works is by lowering our stress levels which in turn lowers our stress hormones which means we don’t hold onto excess weight. When we have high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, we are prone to overeating, we crave sugar and fatty foods and we tend to gain weight around the middle. And even if you burn heaps of calories at the gym, this weight won’t shift unless you reduce your stress levels.

Yoga teaches people how to calm their nervous system and relax their body and mind. Being calm and relaxed improves digestion and sleep and we’re more likely to make healthier food choices.

People do lose weight with yoga but it’s slow and steady rather than a quick fix.

Instant results don’t last and lasting results aren’t instant.

Yes, we have lots of couples who practice yoga together.

Bear in mind though that if you force someone to come to yoga they probably won’t like it.

The better way is to convince them by role-modeling the benefits of yoga yourself.

We don’t offer children’s yoga, we aren’t insured to teach children and we don’t have Blue Cards.

If your child is over 16 they are welcome to attend a vinyasa class. Our Yin Yoga and Meditation classes are 18+.

For children’s and family yoga we recommend One Family Yoga, Stretch Yoga or Inna Bliss Yoga.

It varies, usually 10-20% of the class are men.

Women usually wear tights and a tshirt or singlet. If you wear shorts just be mindful of how much coverage they offer when your legs are open.

Men usually wear shorts and a tshirt or singlet.

Yoga is done barefoot.

Yes – due to COVID19 hygiene requirements we are unable to supply yoga mats.


  1. Go to the timetable and click on a class you want to attend
  2. Select book
  3. You will need to create an account
  4. You will be prompted to purchase a yoga pass (you can’t book without a valid pass)
  5. You will receive an email confirmation of your booking


Yes – bookings are essential.

Due to COVID19 and social distancing requirements, we can only fit 16 people in a class.

Popular classes book out a week in advance.

You can only book a class if you have a current membership, otherwise, you will need to purchase a membership.

You can book online via the timetable page.

Select the class you want to attend and click ‘book’. You will be required to log in or create an account.

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I discovered the Cultivate Calm Yoga Studio at a dark time in my life. I felt broken down physically emotionally and mentally. But after a few months of coming a few times a week I began to notice the improvements in my life. Sure, the obvious benefits of being stronger and more flexible were there, but I also began to see the other benefits, I sleep better, I’m calmer and the things that used to be a problem just don’t seem to bother me anymore. Basically it makes all of my life easier.

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The thing that I cherish most about this beautiful studio is the focus on being present and at peace with yourself every time you step on to the yoga mat. Every session is a wonderful exercise for the mind just as much as it is a workout for the body; each time a practice in remaining calm and present even in challenging circumstances. With regular practice , I’ve found in times of stress and anxiety all I need is a deep breath to return to the peace of my yoga mat so that I can focus on the things that really matter. Highly recommended for anyone; even highly competitive and analytical types like myself.
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