TERM 1 2019

 Our Introductory course is just the beginning…

 Are you stepping up from Intro to Level 1 membership?

Sign up by the end of week 10 for a 40% discount off your 1st months membership

We are happy to now offer a transitioning discount for students as they emerge from our Introductory course and make the move into level 1.

Our method develops very specific skills – each level has a curriculum that provides a comprehensive range of poses and content. Each level progresses throughout the term and leads towards the next level. Some students remain in the introductory level as long as needed to become stable. Most will move to level 1 either as members, course enrolees or as casual students.

Memberships cannot be purchased online. Please call up or speak to us at reception.  

 Are you re-enrolling in the Intro course?


Sign up by the end of week 10 to attend Intro classes for free in the term break

We understand that some people may require more time at the Introductory level.

You can re-enrol at this level as many times as you like. It covers all the basics and will set you in excellent stead. For people who are more mature, or working with injuries it can take a bit longer to find your feet, get steady, and feel ready to go to level 1. 

With repetition and determination any one and everyone can gain benefit. 

Please let your teacher know if you wish to enrol for next term, or enrol online.


Some images from our March weekend workshop with Pixie Lillas. Thanks to all who came with open hearts and minds. It was great to meet some new yoga practitioners from Newcastle, and see our wonderful community coming together.


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The end of 2019 draws near we have an exciting Summer schedule planned with some new Intensives, morning and evening at all levels, so there is something for everyone. Please check out the Summer schedule with dates and times for all intensives and classes now online.

Term 1 will feature a few new classes and a couple of timetable changes.


In the first few days of the New Year, we are all in recovery mode!
The meditative qualities of a led-practice is a great way to start the year.
See details below.


We are running 2 of these again this term break catering to the broad range of experience within the school.
An immersive experience.
Book for 5 Day intensive

8-classes – NEW

2 weeks. Monday to Thursday evenings
This Intensive is for keen motivated students.
Our 10 week Intro course curriculum is consolidated into these 8 sessions so you can fast track into Level 1 for first term which commences Feb 4th
Great for those New Years’ Resolutions where you actually do something, and then keep it up.
Book for Intro Intensive


Primary School age- Tuesdays 3.30-4.15pm
Teenagers – Saturdays 12.15-1.15pm
We now have 10-week courses for children and teens from the start of term 1.
For more information please check the website.
And tell your friends.
Children’s Yoga
Teens Yoga


Amanda will be running a 3-year teacher training apprenticeship program from 2019
The program will meet the minimum requirements of Iyengar Yoga Australia.
300 hours of teacher training plus 100 hours of assisting/observing. On-line materials for this course content will be provided through Alan Goode’s extensive teacher training resources at Yoga Mandir.
For more information please contact Amanda through reception by December the 7th.


This is a 5-week program for people with injuries, medical issues or disabilities. The inclusive Yoga initiative ‘Bridge to Yoga’ commenced this term and has been going well. The program has a limit of 5 students and provides a more affordable option than ongoing private classes. The aim is to equip motivated students with variations of poses from the introductory syllabus, so that injuries and disabilities do not stand as an obstacle to participation. Our aim is for these students to become independent, managing themselves within the Introductory level courses.

“I have found this course and Amanda’s approach empowering, encouraging and motivating. I feel that I am progressing, more in tune with my body and stronger. I highly recommend this course with Amanda Hood.” Rebecca

“I contacted Amanda as I wasn’t able to find another Yoga Studio that catered for people with injuries. Since starting the bridge to Yoga course I have more movement and flexibility.” Greg

Bridge To Yoga info here


– NEW – 

Thursday 6.45-8.00 am
We are offering this extra class to take advantage of the warm weather and long days, taking the number of classes available with our unlimited Introduction to Yoga course up to 8 each week, with times spread across the day and something on offer each day of the week. Level 1 and 2 classes already run at these times, so this class provides a way in for the early morning-only people.


Sunday 9.00-9.45am
This 45 minute class was tucked away before the level 3 class, but is being moved to 9.00am on Sundays from Term 1. There will be a 15-minute transition from Pranayama to the Sunday 10.00 am Level 2 class for those choosing to stay on.

– NEW –

Thursday 7.15-8.45pm
David will be running this course on Thursday evenings for those students wanting a more gradual step up into level 2. Headstand will be consolidated, full backbends, stronger twists and more variations of forward bends are methodically introduced as well as restorative poses and pranayama.


Tuesday’s 10am Level 2 classes and Thursday’s 10am level 3 classes are swapping days.

We have an exciting schedule of Yoga Intensives in January

Thanks to those who attended our end of year celebrations in Gregson Park

So nice to see everyone in their picnic attire and lipsticks! Thanks for sharing your time, well behaved pooches, and excellent company with the rest of us.

We look forward to more such relaxed social events over the years to come. 

100th Anniversary of BKS Iyengar’s Birth

December 14th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Birth of BKS Iyengar.
We are holding a small celebration and in so doing, joining with the many that are happening around Australia and the rest of the world. We have three activities planned, something for everyone.

  1. 1. All students of Hamilton Yoga are invited to attend a free Led Practice on Friday the 14th of December at 6.15-7.45 am. Leaders will demonstrate variations for the different levels, so everyone can attend.
    Please ask your teacher to explain Led practice if you are not sure what this means!
  2.  Stay or come for chai and a light vegetarian breakfast if you have time. 
    Please bring a small plate to share. We will provide the chai. 
    There will be a list at reception to register so we know how many to plan for, but there is no charge for this event.
  3. There will be a free Introduction to Yoga class on Friday at 10am. You are welcome to stay for the class, bring your Aunty, sister, best mate or dad, and help to share the gift of our method of yoga with the world.


Hello to all Hamilton Yoga Students.

It has been yet again another busy term starting with the school launch and special workshop with Alan Goode, with new programs commencing and more improvements to the amenities and equipment.
Term 3 now draws to an end with term 4 about to commence on the 15th of October.
Book here if you haven’t yet enrolled for your Term 4 classes.


The launch was a beautiful event. It was great to share food and celebrate together.
We hope to organise similar get-togethers each term. 
In term 4 we have a special gathering and events for BKS Iyengar’s one-hundredth birthday anniversary on the 14th of December, as well as an early end-of-year picnic celebration planned. More details to come next month.

The workshop with Alan Goode was well appreciated and attended, and we feel encouraged to organise more such workshops, with some in the pipeline for 2019.
Stay tuned for more information as details are confirmed.


In term 4 we launch a new program called ‘Bridge to Yoga’ which is an inclusive bridging program for people with injuries, medical conditions or disabilities who are otherwise unable to participate in a yoga class. If you know of anyone who might be interested please pass on our details.
 Our 50+ class and Prenatal classes are also relatively new to the school timetable.


We are ready to go with Led Practice Leaders now for both Monday Level 1 at 6.30am and Friday Level 2 at 6.00am.
Led practice is free for Dedicated and Committed memberships, and $105 otherwise.


We ran two term-break intensives for the first time, separating them into levels, which has been well received by students. An advanced Level 2/3 was taught by Amanda and a Beginners/Level 1 taught by Candace.  Intensives are a great opportunity to delve deeper into your experience of Yoga. We will continue to do this each term break, with the next ones coming up in early January.


This is a reminder to members that your classes do continue through the term breaks except for 2 weeks over the Christmas / New Year’s period when we close. If you wish to join the intensives in term-breaks, let us know to deduct those classes from the Intensive price.


We now have a new stage which was custom built by Amanda’s neighbour Steve, so now you won’t miss any details that are being demonstrated and your teachers in turn can see all students in the room. It also serves as a versatile prop as you can see from these images below. The Iyengar family made innovative use of the stage at the Institute for general use and for people with injuries and medical conditions, and we look forward to exploring the infinite variations it can afford. 

We have installed an internal toilet behind the change-room this term break, so no more dodging raindrops and puddles on those rainy days. A new kitchenette has also been installed which will come in handy for our social functions and is part of some further improvements planned for amenities in the next year.


Coming up Monday the 15th October. Please let your friends and family know:
Unlimited Introduction to Yoga 10 week courses for only $190 or sign up with a friend for an extra $10 discount each.


We now have a mini-shop of practice basics: belts, cushions, chairs and mats. Also a few books: Light on Yoga, Yoga the Iyengar Way – an excellent practice manual for Intermediate students and How to use Yoga, which is a perfect guide for beginners.
These can be purchased through reception.


We would appreciate any reviews you might want to give us on any of the following websites.
Of course, the best promotion we could receive is your word of mouth. Thank you!

Yellow Pages

50+ YOGA

We are running 50+ class on Fridays 11.30am-12.45pm taught by David.
This class is suited to mature students who are new to yoga, who require a slower paced class with attention to an individuised approach to postures. Supports may be used where necessary to aid stability in the poses.


We are running a prenatal class on Sundays from  2-3:15pm
This class is run by Amanda and is open to women at all stages of pregnancy.
Please let any expectant family or friends know about this class.

Term 3 Term Break October 2018

If you have a membership your allocated term-break  classes may be included for the intensive. 

Term 3 Term Break October 2018

Prenatal Yoga

Sundays 2.00-3.15pm

Prenatal Yoga is an excellent way to stay fit and active safely during pregnancy. 

This class is perfect for pregnant women who are new to Yoga or experienced students wanting to spend more time exploring the variations possible in an Iyengar prenatal yoga class. 

What happens in your Prenatal Yoga classes?

The class starts with passive poses to allow for quietening and releasing muscular tension. We explore the theme of comfort and observe closely the relaxation responses.

We  then transition through some seated postures to the more active standing poses, which can be performed with support where appropriate, for developing strength and stamina. As we work intensely at times you get an opportunity to practice equanimity in the moment. There is no better way to prepare psychologically for childbirth and the demands of parenting. The class always ends with a relaxation pose so that you leave feeling refreshed and energised.

Class Cost and Booking

Attendance at Prenatal Yoga is flexible  – Pay for a single class or buy a 10-class pass. Buy at reception or online. 

Call us for more information or just come along and try a class 

50+ Yoga

Fridays 11.30 -12.45pm

Yoga is for people of all ages. Learn safely with an experienced qualified teacher. Build strength, improve balance, loosen up stiff joints and develop mental calm and poise. No special levels of fitness or abilities are required. Just bring a sense of curiosity and find out what is possible. 

This seniors yoga class is suitable for more mature students who would like to learn yoga and for people wanting to work at a more considered pace. 

Class Cost and Booking

Attendance at 50+ Yoga is flexible  – Pay for a single class or buy a10-class pass.  Buy at reception or online

Call us for more information or just come along and try a class