Throughout the year, the Beacon Yoga Centre
welcomes a wide variety of skilled yoga practitioners to share their knowledge with our community.
Marianne Miller HATHA FLOW Expect to lie down in Shavasana in preparation for asana practice. Be guided through simple techniques to settle the mind and body. Observe and consciously relax and establish a rhythmic breathing pattern that suits you. Move in a mindful flow with a mixture of passive and strength-based asanas to explore your very own power, balance and flexibility. Finishing with a deep guided relaxation.
Chinmaya SUN SALUTE & CLASSICAL HATHA In this class you will be inspired to learn the joyfulness and strength of classical Hatha Yoga. Class components of asana, pranayama, relaxation, mantra and mudras are designed to balance your life on physical, emotional and mental levels. Chinmaya will share with you her many years of experience as a yoga practitioner and teacher. She is the Manager of Sivananda Ashram Beacon Yoga Centre, Conducts Fire Ceremonies, Guided Mchanting & Ashram Kirtans.
Liz Pippet GENTLE HATHA Making yoga accessible A gentle hatha based practice with a focus on the breath and moving mindfully. You will leave this class feeling uplifted and ready for whatever comes your way. Liz trained as an Occupational Therapist and knows the benefits that yoga has brought to the community. She practices and teaches Tai Chi. Liz has completed the advanced teacher training with Donna Farhi.
Shakti (Christine) Farrell HATHA / VINYASA Yoga : A Holistic Practise Shakti’s classes include asana, pranayama, mantra, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation. Shakti offers a unique blend of classical Hatha yoga with attention to well informed alignments, vinyasa flow, core strengthening and cleansing body/mind practices. Guiding you towards your own authentic strength, flexibility and clarity.
Gail Marlow HATHA / DRU YOGA “Yoga has taught me to be patient, understand my body and its needs. It makes me feel really relaxed and grounded.” Gail holds a Diploma in Dru Yoga and Bowen Therapy and is a qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher. Gail likes her students to experience both styles and asks them to investigate their bodies on different layers. Yoga is all about you learning about your body’s needs, learning how it responds and creating balance in the mind, body & spirit.
Colleen Ryman DRU YOGA BACK CARE Dru Yoga is a particularly safe and therapeutic form of yoga, characterised by graceful movements, directed breathing and relaxation techniques that include affirmations and visualisation. Colleen is an accredited Dru Yoga & FinY Yoga Teacher. The course is designed by physiotherapists, osteopaths, yoga therapists & GPs
Tuesday 4.30pm & Friday 2pm
Sadhana GENTLE HATHA & COMMUNITY CLASS Satyananda yoga, integrating asana, pranayama, Yoga nidra/meditation. Hatha Yoga in a gentle yet stimulating form. Suitable for the unfit, the inflexible, or the complete beginner. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted, have a Doctors permission to attend yoga, and not be pregnant.
Tony Holmes STRONG HATHA Classes generally begin with an extended warmup focussing on relieving tension in the upper back, shoulders and spine. Posture work is based on stronger postures and sequences with a view to increasing functional flexibility, strength and fitness. Classes close with a traditional relaxation. At the end of this class there is an optional 15 minute session for strengthening the core & deep abdominals. This is a non-yoga based High Intensity Interval Training session.
Bonnie Farrell HATHA / VINYASA Coming into flow, strength and balance. Bonnie's morning vinyasa class is a flowing active practice. Taking you through awakening, strengthening, expressing and stabilising the body that brings you into presence for the day. Bonnie brings awareness to mindfulness of breath and body with each movement.
Jill Phillips OVER 55'S GENTLE HATHA Jill teaches to keep her students mobile, flexible, calm and obtain inner and outer strength. We breathe, we move, we rest and friendship through time spent together. Yoga for All. Balance is important as we age, physical, Mental and Emotional. A spiritual and philosophical aspect of yoga is spoken.
Wednesday 4:30pm & Sat 7am
Patricia Roux YIN/YANG & HATHA FLOW Patricia’s classes are an opportunity to learn simple keys for a healthy and balanced life. Through a clean-cut and mindful approach, you will explore postures (asanas), breath, stillness, build solid foundations, and sink into the body-mind connection - a chance to restore, energise and develop a new awareness of your movements and posture.
Nicky SOMESHA Desmarchelier RESTORATIVE YOGA gently finding strength & flexibility We assist the body to safely & efficiently find innate strength and relaxation, deepening the breath, and calming the mind. Our pranayama fosters a calm and present state of mind supporting physical release and wellbeing.
Wed 6:30pm & Thurs 4:30pm
Tessa (Bindu) Robinson THERAPEUTIC YOGA & MEDITATION Strongly influenced by the Satyananda tradition of Yoga and Transcendental Meditation Bindu has been teaching yoga for fourteen years. Her class is suitable for all levels as she encourages and guides students in adjusting the class to fit their needs -- modifying and resting as needed – creating a healing space.
Bobi Ward HATHA GENTLE Focus on breath and connectivity Bobi’s classes are gentle, mindful and focus on conscious breathing. She will guide you through gentle warm ups, creative sequences, pranayama, calm abiding meditation and yoga nidra. Through her own personal injuries, she has a deep understanding of the need to heal and rest the body and mind.
Donna Kirkland HATHA / YIN Join Donna for a gentle and effective total body stretch. Suitable for all bodies. You will also experience Yin Yoga. Postures held passively, working deeply into your fas-cia/connective tissue, learning to appreciate your unique body/bone structure. This class is for people wanting to slow down from the daily grind and learn some deep relaxation techniques. Take these tools from your yoga practice and use them in your daily life.
Irena Brnic HATHA FLOW Irena’s classes involve classical asanas (postures) that open the energy channels, including sun salutation, relaxation and pranayama (breathing exercise). Pranayama enhances concentration and mental stamina bringing balance to body and mind and connecting the student to a deeper experience of yoga.
Aileen Emery DRU YOGA Sometimes called Yoga of the Heart, a Dru Yoga class is an uplifting experience. Easy flowing activation movements awaken lungs, warm the muscles & free joints before slowing down into an Energy Block Release sequence of soft, flowing movements releasing tension in the body on all levels. Students can work at their own pace. Class finishes with a deep guided relaxation.
Nabilla Antipas HATHA & RESTORATIVE Friday night revive. Experience a grounding and strengthening asana practice followed by traditional restorative yoga postures to return the body to equilibrium for the weekend. Nabilla's classes combine intelligent sequencing, sound alignment, options for varied needs, meditation, breathwork and stillness.
Teachers Special Events
Frances Fuller THERAPEUTIC YOGA PRACTITIONER & MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST Our progressive course works with techniques based in Yoga Science and Yoga Therapy, Neuroscience, Somatic Psychology & Neurogenic Movement. We learn to listen to the language of the Nervous System and -- in a curious way -- explore the body as a storehouse of everything that has happened to us. We uncover personal strength, access deeper human connection and pursue a happier life via the intelligence of the body.
1st Thursday of each month 2pm
Heidi Woshnack "URBAN UNBURDEN" 2-hour Workshop Join Heidi on the mat to move, breathe & flow through an extra long class fused with hatha, yin and restorative yoga.
3rd Thursday of each month 2pm
Kellie Brett "GENTLY CARVING A PERSONAL PRACTICE" 2-hour Workshop