Hamilton Yoga

Iyengar Yoga

in Newcastle NSW



Breathe. Do Yoga. Practice Kindness

Hamilton Yoga is a Welcoming Newcastle Iyengar Yoga School

Classes at all levels, 7 days a week, with experienced qualified and passionate teachers. 

Due to Covid-19 all classes are currently conducted on-line 



Term 2 Introduction to Yoga is on pause as we await stage two guidelines to reopen for face-to-face classes.

In this period of pause we are busy planning physical distancing and hygiene measures and protocols for the confident resumption of classes 

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Classes are available from early morning to late evening 7 days a week. 

Classes at all levels run early morning, mid-morning, afternoon and evening. There are now a number of weekend class options as well


Yoga is described as an ‘ocean of lore.’

Deepen your understanding of yoga and never stop learning. Integrate mind, body and breath and learn to adapt your practice to the inevitable obstacles that arise. Those obstacles become our greatest teachers in fact. Skills can continue to evolve over years and decades. 

Students from other methods are most welcome to come in and explore this multi-faceted, complex and rich method. Iyengar Yoga is a practice for life!

50+ YOGA

A gentle introduction

Become stronger, regain some lost mobility and feel more peaceful, in a process that requires kindness, effort and dedication. This senior’s yoga class in Newcastle takes a more gentle approach, following the Introductory syllabus. You can attend as part of the Introductory course or casually. 

 Wednesdays  1.00-2.15pm during the 10-week terms

“Sam is absolutely loving learning yoga…Harriet is a wonderfully patient instructor and I adore her infectiously positive personality!” Blythe S



Yoga for Kids helps foster bodily confidence, curiosity and joy, and develop strength, flexibility and balance.

Tuesdays  3.45 – 4.30pm during school terms


An inclusive program. Yoga is for everybody. Come and discover what is possible for you in a safe and supportive environment. Amanda is a senior Iyengar teacher with over twenty-five years of yoga experience teaching people of all abilities. 


Keen students can join anytime!

10 week Courses.


Up to 7 classes each week are included in the Introduction to Yoga course enrolment. Attend at least once per week, or as often as you like!

 No experience is necessary and absolute beginners are most welcome. Commitment to a course is strongly encouraged because consistent efforts offer the greatest benefits.

*Payable in advance

“Very professional, patient and knowledgeable teachers. It’s a pleasure to practice at Hamilton Yoga!” Greta


David Morley (founder of Newcastle’s first Iyengar Yoga School) and Senior Teacher Amanda Hood (co-founder of Yarraville Yoga Centre) are certified Iyengar Yoga teachers, each with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Harriet Ferguson and Candace Schreiner are fully qualified and certified Iyengar teachers also. At Hamilton Yoga we only offer mature, experienced & qualified teachers.


Equipped with everything you need, the historic “Oddfellows” building has charm, character and grace. Freshly renovated and insulated it offers natural ventilation and gorgeously restored timber flooring. Afternoon sunlight filters in through the trees of Gregson Park just across the road and the community of students here is also warm and welcoming. We are a family owned small local business that offers best-practice quality teaching and many decades of experience.


BKS Iyengar was central in bringing yoga to the West, and was an inspiring practitioner and educator in the art and science of yoga. This method is loved and practiced by many world-wide. High quality teacher training, rigorous assessment processes & ongoing professional development ensure that wherever you go in the world the same exceptional standards can be found. 

Iyengar Yoga Australia

Ramanai Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute

Social Event coming up at Hamilton Yoga. Save the Date!

Thursday April the 2nd  7.30-9.00pm

More details to come, but we are so excited to be hosts to a beautiful performance by “Charm of Finches“. 

All welcome. Please bring your family and friends. Pay by donation. 


until further notice
Pixie Lillas Workshop

The Pixie Lillas Workshop has been postponed due to concerns about community health and wellbeing.

Notification regarding the rescheduled dates will be given as soon as possible. We are hoping for mid to late August. 

We apologise for any inconvenience. All bookings will be refunded in full, unless you request us to retain as advance booking. 


What people are saying about Hamilton Yoga

“Teachers at Hamilton Yoga School bring decades of experience & knowledge to their classes. I feel very  fortunate to be reaping the benefits of their expertise in an environment that promotes progress while recognising & working with any limitations you may have. 

The new and improved studio is a very welcoming space.” – Sandra

“The depth of knowledge and experience the teachers at this school have is unsurpassed in Newcastle ( and probably most other places too). Individual adjustments provided during classes to ensure proper alignment. A very welcoming space.” Sue 

“This is a beautiful place to practice Yoga. David and Amanda are great teachers. Their gentle guidance gives an understanding of each pose. It’s challenging sometimes but will also work with my limitations. It is a pleasure to attend class and I walk out feeling absolutely wonderful.” G

Our beautiful yoga-dedicated hall has just had some major improvements. The natural timber floors have been restored and now provide a delightful surface for yoga classes. 

Here you will find an emphasis on quality yoga teaching for a lifetime of practice. We teach authentic yoga, Iyengar Yoga, as practiced by millions around the world. 

Teacher Training 

Teacher Training is conducted at Hamilton Yoga as a three year mentorship program. 

Iyengar Yoga offers the most comprehensive training and rigorous assessment procedures available.

3 years of regular studentship in the Iyengar Yoga method is required prior to commencing training.

Please contact Amanda with an expression of interest here for more information. 


Stage view

” I really love this yoga community – a warm friendly place, great instruction and good choice of session times” – Acacia