around Newcastle. Our popular 10-week Introduction to Yoga Course offers excellence in teaching at great value.
The course has been refined through decades of yoga teaching experience. David and Amanda each have more than 20 years, so you can be confident you are in expert hands.
It is also perfect for keen students as a base for progress to the advanced levels
Start noticing improvements in physical skills and sense of well-being with consistent attendance and applied effort.
Whilst learning poses you will be introduced to some fundamental yoga philosophy. It is taught in a way that is practical and experiential. Authentic yoga is an ancient discipline that emerged in a period of great enquiry into the nature of existence. It evolved as a tool to help bring clarity and contentment as we navigate through life. It is a physical practice, but it is so much more…
Iyengar Yoga is a brilliant method that is infinitely adaptable to any student’s requirements. It is intelligent and inclusive, and for this reason it is loved and practiced world-wide.
1. Enrol online or by calling reception. All classes are currently streamed live. Please visit our live streaming page for the latest information.
2. Arrive 10-15 minutes before your first class to meet your teacher and fill out a registration form.
There’s no need to pre-book the classes you wish to attend, as our Yoga room is spacious and classes are not crowded.
All equipment is provided, including mats. Some students do however prefer to bring their own.
The studio opens 15 minutes before start time. Please arrive early. It’s very pleasant to have time to stroll in, set up and lie back quietly before class.
Sometimes during business hours it can be harder to find a car-park. (There are always spaces further around on Gregson Park
INTRO classes each week
Suitable for absolute beginners, those new to Iyengar Yoga, those with only a little yoga experience and those wishing to recommence yoga after a break.
*To enrol in the 10-week course, full payment of $190 is required in advance.
We welcome keen students to start any time.
Late enrolments are charged pro-rata at $19 per week remaining. Pro-Rata is not available online. Please contact reception for your discount to be applied.
Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.
Term 2 Introduction to Yoga 10-week courses start from April 27th
“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 F.
We welcome all new students who have a background in other yoga methods, and hope that in coming to our school you bring an open mind to learning and experiencing Iyengar yoga.
“Hard work and humility are essential for spiritual sadhana.” (BKS Iyengar)
Iyengar Yoga is a profound and inspiring practice. Our curriculum aims for all students to have a working understanding of foundation poses. Students can be introduced to the more complex and challenging asanas once this is established.
The best place for new students not coming from an Iyengar background is to enter the school through the Unlimited Introduction to Yoga Course. You can work your way up through the levels at Hamilton Yoga, placing your existing experience into a new context as you progress.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few” Shunryu Suzuki
Before you commence Level 1 ‘Foundation’ you need have learned and practised going into and setting up for specific poses, which are all taught at our Introductory level.
The pre-requisite for attending Level 2 ‘Developing’ is a minimum of 1 year’s regular attendance in Level 1 ‘Foundation’ classes. We take our responsibility for your wellbeing seriously, and seek to ensure that you have an understanding of the foundation poses before bringing you into an advanced level class. This also enables the students in the advanced classes to focus on the challenging work they are doing.
For advanced students, going back to beginners can be a humbling experience. We appreciate those students who come with an open mind – the challenge as always is to put down what we know, so as to experience what is before us.
The only way our teachers can make an accurate assessment of your capacity for the advanced levels is to see you in action. Styles of yoga can vary considerably
Our classes are offered over four terms each year, much like the school year. Within the four terms we run courses at all levels. In term breaks we offer an amended class schedule.
Students are encouraged to enrol in our 10-week courses, or attend regularly as members. Hamilton Yoga’s progressive curriculum has been developed to enable consistent students to progress steadily.
Students may attend most of our classes on a casual drop-in basis however, as we acknowledge that the realities of life do not always allow regular attendance.
We teach daily classes at all levels, from beginners to advanced in Newcastle NSW. Learn and develop at a steady pace from commencement as an absolute beginner through to the experienced practitioner levels. We have a progressive syllabus and run more like a school than a gym.