We warmly welcome new students to

Hamilton Yoga Studio, Newcastle.

Become skilled and confident learning Iyengar yoga

at the right level for you.

Hamilton Yoga New Students

 Beginners Yoga 10-week Courses

Dog pose at Hamilton Yoga in Newcastle New South Wales

Term 3 courses start from the July 18th. 

The Beginners Course is the best introduction to Yoga you will find. It is suitable for absolute beginners, anyone who is new to Iyengar Yoga, as well as those with only a little yoga experience, or recommencing yoga after a break.

Throughout the classes, your teacher will guide you with detailed attention. This considered introduction will set you up perfectly for a lifetime of practice in Iyengar Yoga.

We care about your health. Classes are conducted In accordance with NSW Gov Health regulations. Masks are no longer required during classes.


10-week Beginners Course $180
2 for the price of 1!

Enrol in any beginners course and if you wish, attend a second course at no extra cost.
That’s up to 2 classes per week at only $9 per class.

In term 1 there are 5 Beginners  Iyengar yoga classes each week


Monday 7.30pm – Amanda


Weds 1.00pm (Gentle/50+) David


Wednesday 5.30pm – Amanda


Friday 10.00am – David


Saturday 11.00am – Candace

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Hamilton Yoga New students

Make a start now if you are keen! 

We are happy to chat and answer any questions you have about starting classes or the method of Iyengar Yoga. 

Classes do fill up, and bookings are essential.

Gentle Beginners

Gentle Beginners Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm From April 27th

Suitable for those wanting to start a little more slowly, as part of the Introduction to Yoga Course. It follows the same curriculum but proceeds at a more leisurely pace. This is a good class to build confidence for more mature-aged people or those who are working with minor injuries or stiffness. Once your confidence, understanding and skill grows, you can venture into the other Introductory level classes.


Experienced, but new to Iyengar Yoga

“Nothing can be forced. Receptivity is everything”

BKS Iyengar – Light on Life

We welcome all new students who have a background in other yoga methods.

We hope that in coming to our school you approach with a sense of curiosity, and bring an open mind to learning. Iyengar Yoga is a method that connects to an ancient lineage with profound roots in philosophical enquiry. But Yoga is not an intellectual subject. It is based in action, in a practice. Experienced practitioners who enter with their eyes and ears open pick up nuance and context and can progress quickly. If you think that progress in yoga is about being flexible and doing ‘hard’ poses then you are still a beginner. We are proposing a different paradigm. 

A student in a restorative yoga pose at Hamilton Yoga in Newcastle New South Wales
Teachers at Hamilton Yoga in Newcastle New South Wales in a few of the many headstand variations

“Hard work and humility are

essential for spiritual sadhana.”

– BKS Iyengar


The best way for new students to enter the school is through the Beginners Course.

We recognise that you are not a beginner in Yoga, but you are a beginner to Iyengar Yoga. The Beginners Course prepares you for Level 1, and the rest of your life in yoga. The Beginner’s curriculum provides for all students to have a working understanding of foundation poses and the application of yogic processes. (That means, not just what you do, but how you do it) Students are introduced to the more complex and challenging asanas once these are established.

You can work your way up through the levels, perhaps more quickly, placing your existing experience into new context as you progress. Commonly old habits require some ‘unlearning’. Letting go of attachment to what we ‘know’ frees us from rigidity of perspective, enabling an experience of broader horizons…

If you are very keen, and attend regularly and consistently, you can ask your teacher about moving up a level. We can reasonably assess your suitability for the advanced classes only once we have seen you.

Amanda Hood in Urdhva Dhanurasana at Hamilton Yoga Newcastle. Article for Australian Yoga Life
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“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few” 

– Shunryu Suzuki

Coming to class

Figures sitting at Nek Chand Gardens in Chandighar, India

Before you come to class:


Allow 3 hours after a meal before coming to class.


If you are a new student please arrive 15 minutes before class start time to register.

Arriving at our studio:


    Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the starting time.


    The reception doors will open 15 mins before each class.


    Please wait outside quietly until the class inside finishes.


    Please be mindful of noise levels in relation to our neighbours in the early and late hours.


    Please remove your shoes in the reception area and place them beneath the bench-seats.


    There are pigeon holes provided for your shoes and belongings in the change room.


    A change room is provided as well as two external unisex toilets which are also available for changing.


    Please leave your drink bottles outside of the yoga room as it is not necessary to drink during the class. 

    Yoga mats for Sale at Hamilton Yoga Iyengar School in Newcastle New South Wales

    Equipment and clothing:


    Equipment is provided for Beginner students, & those new to our school, but we now strongly recommend you purchase your own mat. 


    Wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in.


    Footless tights or shorts are great. Baggy pants are not really recommended as we like to see your knees and ankles!


    Dressing in layers is great as you will warm up and cool down.


    The studio has a/c and ceiling fans.

    Personal information:


    New students will be required to fill out a form notifying teachers of pregnancy or any injuries or medical conditions that may affect your participation in class.


    It is important to let the teacher know prior to each class also of any injuries that might be affecting your practice on that day (even if you have written them down previously).


    All information is treated in confidence.


    Please feel free to discuss any condition in further detail by phoning us prior to attending class.

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