Beginner’s Yoga Brisbane
Nervous about starting yoga?
You’re in the right place. We’re a yoga studio for beginners.
We know that your first yoga class can be scary, you can’t touch your toes, you don’t know the moves, you don’t have a yoga mat and you’re not sure what to wear.
Don’t let fear hold you back, we have loads of beginner-friendly yoga classes. And, there’s plenty of newbies in our classes too so you won’t be the odd one out.
If you’re older, out of shape or lack confidence in your body you won’t be intimidated by our beginner’s classes because we make them easier and slower and take the time to explain how to do the poses.
Imagine feeling stronger, more flexible and having a calm mind?
That can be you in a few month’s time.
You just need to start.
Beginner’s Yoga Course
Never done yoga before?
Nervous about starting yoga?
Learn all the basics of yoga is a small group of beginners just like you.
We know you’re busy so our Beginner’s Yoga Course runs over 3 consecutive days to take you from raw beginner to confident yogi.
You get 2 teachers, 6 hours of workshops, a free 5 classes pass, detailed course notes and small classes.
You will feel calmer, more relaxed and have the knowledge and confidence to attend any yoga class.
The next Beginner’s Yoga Courses are:
10-12 May– sold out
12-14 July taking bookings now
Which yoga class is for me?
Both the Vinyasa Basics and Yin yoga classes are beginner-friendly but there’s a big difference between them…
Do you want a gentle and relaxing class without working up a sweat? Try Yin Yoga.
Yin Yoga is done seated or lying down. We hold the stretches for several minutes which is great for flexibility and releasing tension. This class is for flexibility, managing stress and calming the mind.
Want to develop fitness, strength and flexibility? Try Vinyasa Yoga.
The Vinyasa Basics class is an active yoga class featuring traditional standing and seated poses as well as sun salutations. It’s slower and easier than a regular Vinyasa class and has more alignment cues so you can be sure you’re doing it right
Do I need to do the Beginner’s Yoga Course?
No, you can jump straight into our yoga classes.
We find there are two types of people:
- those who like personal attention, structure, small class sizes, detailed instructions and notes
- those who pick things up as they go along
If you’re the first type then our Beginner’s Yoga Course is for you. If you’re the second type, just book into a Vinyasa Basics class on the timetable and see how you go.
You can always book into the Beginner’s Yoga Course if you need more instruction.
It’s just weird.
There’s plenty of yoga on YouTube so you can see what it looks like.
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.
We want to develop a relationship with our customers and we want people who value what we do, how we look after our staff and how we contribute to the community.
And we feel that our Intro offer of 5 classes for $30 is really fair and reasonable.
Your first 5 classes are only $30 and you have 2 months to use them.
A single class is $20.
After your first 5 classes, you can get
First month for $100
$30 week direct debit
10 Class Pass for $170
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 cap our classes to 30 people for comfort.
6am classes average 15 people
10am classes average 20 people
5pm classes average 20 people
6.30pm classes average 22 people
8pm classes average 22 people
Weekends average 25-30 people.
Yin yoga classes average 25 people.
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 12 they are welcome to attend a class accompanied by an adult.
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.
No, you can borrow ours for free.
- Go to the timetable and click on a class you want to attend
- Select book
- You will need to create an account
- You will be prompted to purchase a yoga pass (you can’t book without a valid pass)
- You will receive an email confirmation of your booking
If you have trouble booking online please text your full name and the class you want to attend to 0406 476 950 with at least 12hrs notice.
We can only fit 30 people in and sometimes we get busy and have to turn people away.
It would be really annoying if you put your yoga clothes on and got to the studio only to find the class full.
We recommend booking for all yoga classes.
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 login or create an account.