Nervous about starting yoga?
There’s no need to be nervous starting yoga with us. We’re experts in teaching yoga to beginners.
We know that your first yoga class can be scary, that you’re not sure what to expect, that you don’t know if you’re good enough or even what to wear.
Don’t worry, we have yoga classes and courses that will build your confidence, strength and flexibility.
You don’t have to be fit or flexible to do yoga.
You don’t need fancy clothes and you don’t even need a yoga mat – you can use ours.
You just need to start.
Beginner’s Yoga Course
Never done yoga before?
Learn the basics of yoga in a supportive and friendly environment.
We know you’re busy so our Beginner’s Yoga Course is run over 3 consecutive days and will take you from raw beginner to confident yogi.
This is the most comprehensive Beginner’s Yoga Course in Brisbane. You get 2 teachers, 6 hours of workshops, a free 5 class pass, detailed course notes and small class sizes.
The next courses are:
Which yoga class is for me?
Both the Vinyasa Basics and Yin yoga classes are suitable for beginners but there’s a big difference between the two. If you’re looking for something really gentle and relaxing without working up a sweat then the Yin class is for you. This is perfect for those looking to develop their flexibility, calm their mind, manage stress and rehabilitate from injury as it focuses on deep, passive stretches.
The Vinyasa Basics class is an active yoga class featuring traditional standing and seated poses as well as sun salutations. It’s a bit easier than a regular Vinyasa class and features 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 don’t have to do the Beginner’s Yoga Course to start yoga with us. Just book into one of our Vinyasa Basics classes.
We find there 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
We’re only a small business with really small margins. We try to pay our teachers a decent wage so that they don’t have to work 7 days a week 6am-9pm to scrape by.
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 12 people
10am classes average 20 people
5pm classes average 20 people
6.30pm classes average 22 people
8pm classes average 18 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
We recommend booking for our busy classes – Sundays, Public Holidays and Yin yoga classes. Otherwise turn up 20 minutes early.
Sometimes we get busy and have to turn people away