Yoga classes

“Your body is made up of five elements. It can be big or small, young or old; But the Self within is ageless and deathless. As you practice yoga, experience this Self.” – Swami Muktananda

Read about the Shiva Yoga approach.

Classes for every level

New course: Shivalates

Class structure

Classes begin and end with a relaxation giving students time to become present to their bodies and to integrate the benefits of the practice into every level of their being. We want you to take the experience of being “on the mat” into your world, helping you to live your life from a place of greater peace and energy.  Some classes may also include chanting, pranayama (breathing exercises), Self-inquiry and guided meditation. Most classes run for around 75 minutes.

We also offer private, specialty and small classes at a time that suits you.

Our instructors

All our instructors are highly trained and have devoted their lives to the practice of yoga and meditation. They have embraced the teachings of Swamiji. Swamiji carries a powerful spiritual energy that enlivens all of the classes and spiritual practices at the Shiva Hatha Yoga School.

Our instructors are sensitive and adaptable to the needs of their students and bring a rich variety of personal experience to their teaching.

The yoga hall

We have two beautiful spaces dedicated to yoga and meditation located on the grounds of the Shiva Ashram in Mount Eliza. The beautiful ashram environment encourages self-reflection and transformation. The atmosphere is non-competitive and offers a deeper experience than found when learning yoga at a gym.

What to bring

We provide yoga mats, blankets and props for all our beginner classes. We encourage you to purchase your own mat once you have an established practice.

Yoga is best practiced in loose comfortable clothing such as tracksuits or leggings and tee-shirts and layers that can be easily removed as your body warms up.

Class etiquette

  • Be attentive to personal hygiene especially as yoga is best practiced in bare feet
  • Refrain from eating for an hour before class as yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach
  • Turn your mobile phone off before class
  • Return equipment (folded blankets, rolled mats and props) to the storage area after class
  • Advise your instructor of any medical conditions (and arrive a little early to allow time to discuss this privately)
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before class to allow it to commence on time. Should you arrive late please wait until the end of the beginning relaxation before joining to prevent class disruptions.