Byron Street Studio
6 Byron St, Byron Bay (above centrelink)
Byron Street Studio – Timetable
|mon||Danielle CLASSIC||TRAINEES - CLASSIC||Nicole YIN|
|tue||Jan - FLOW||TRAINEES - CLASSIC||Madhava CLASSIC|
|wed||Madhava CLASSIC||TRAINEES - CLASSIC||Kirsty YIN|
|thu||Wesleigh FLOW||TRAINEES - CLASSIC|
|fri||Caitlin CLASSIC||TRAINEES - CLASSIC|
|sat||Marita FLOW||TRAINEES - CLASSIC|
|sun||Jan - FLOW||Becky FLOW||Madhava RESTORATIVE|
Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins to allow time to sign in and prepare for the session.
All props are provided: Mat, block, strap, blanket.
- $18 – Casual
- $5 – Monday – Saturday 4pm Teacher Trainee Classes*
- $75 – 5 Class Pass **
- $130 – 10 Class Pass **
- $80 – 1 Month Locals Pass
* The money from these Teacher Trainee classes go to the Byron Yoga Centre charities: Food for Life, Rainforest Rescue, Amma’s charities and The Buttery.
**Terms of pass purchase – 5 and 10 Class Passes valid for 12 months from date of purchase and are non-refundable. 1 Month Locals Pass valid for 30 days from date of purchase, no holds or suspensions will apply.
Purna is alignment based hatha yoga with intelligent sequencing that John Ogilvie developed after many years of experience. Purna, meaning integrated or complete, incorporates not just the physical postures but also meditation, pranayama breath control, philosophy and the yogic personal and social code of ethics.
All our classes are suitable for every level of practitioners as options are given for beginners through to advanced students.
In Purna Classic classes the teacher focuses on correct alignment and moving safely into and out of poses. Students are encouraged to progress slowly and steadily through a sequence of poses. Teachers will sometimes workshop a key pose or spend time on modifications and options. The classes are designed to strengthen and open the body.
These classes incorporate the Purna style into a more flowing sequence. Teachers still give priority to correct alignment while also seeking to flow with the breath from one pose to another through choreographed transitions. These classes usually include vinyasa (moving with the breath through plank pose, chataranga, updog / cobra to down dog).
This is a more gentle style of Purna Yoga. Poses are held for longer and attention is placed on the breath. Teachers are likely to make use of props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks to facilitate correct alignment and to make students comfortable in the longer holds. Participants enjoy the relaxed pace of these classes, ideal for restoring energy.
Yin Yoga is fast becoming a popular antidote to the increasingly busy lifestyle many people lead. Poses are held for 3-15 minutes allowing time for them to work on many levels – physically, mentally and emotionally. Fewer props are used than for restorative yoga and students are more likely to experience sensations of stretching, opening and releasing.
Purna Trainees ($5 classes or use your membership)
These classes are taught by our advanced Certificate IV 800 hour teacher trainees who have all completed their 200 hour Level 1 training and have already embarked on their yoga teaching careers. The style of yoga will be Purna Classic and would be particularly enjoyable for students with less experience as the focus will be on the foundations of practicing poses safely. The classes are only $5 or you can use your membership. * The money from these classes go to the Byron Yoga Centre charities: Food for Life, Rainforest Rescue, Amma’s charities and The Buttery.
Read our teacher profiles or click on their names in the schedule above.
Byron Yoga Centre offers daily yoga classes all year round to help raise funds for their three supported non-profit organisations The Buttery, Rainforest Rescue and ISKCON Food for Life Program.
A percentage from community yoga classes, net of administrative costs, is distributed to these charities. This allows the Centre to offer back to the community which has given so abundantly, and enables us to put our commitment to living the philosophy of yoga into action.
You should also practice the Level 1 postures without the DVD sometimes. You can download the sequence at Level 1 sequence.
Go to sanskrit-pronunciation to practice saying the Level 1 posture names out loud.
You should also practice the Level 2 postures without the DVD sometimes. You can download the sequence at Level 2 sequence.
Go to sanskrit-pronunciation to practice saying the Level 2 posture names out loud.
These are the REQUIRED TEXTS which you can order through our online shop
1. Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar – RRP $35
2. The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I – RRP $65
3. DVD Yoga Class – Level 1 With John Ogilvie (Level 1 & Cert IV) – RRP $22
4. DVD Yoga Class – Level 2 With John Ogilvie (Level 2 & Cert IV) – RRP $22
5. Yoga Nidra CD – Byron Yoga Centre – RRP $16.50
The following is RECOMMENDED READING and also can be ordered through our online shop
1. Light on Pranayama, B.K.S. Iyengar – RRP $35
You can download the Byron Yoga Centre Student Handbook – here
Austudy Approval for Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching
Institution Code: 2P978
We take credit card or direct deposit to our bank account from Australia or overseas.
Direct Deposit Details:
Purna Yoga Pty Ltd
National Australia Bank – Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Account No: 85-960-6267
Swift code: NATAAU3303M
Please be sure to add your name
Byron Yoga Centre Teacher Training
Homework should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org – or by mail to : PO Box 721, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
All homework submitted via email should be either in PDF or WORD format
Level 1 Part C Overview
If you select the 20 day Premier Course you will complete Part C in the final 8 days of the residential course and would then receive your 200 hour certification before you leave. If you have undertaken the 12 day option you need to complete an additional 80 hours after you have completed the 12 day intensive to receive your Level 1 Yoga 200 hour teaching qualification. An example of the 80 hours could look like this (please note that you are expected to have a daily asana practice until you complete your homework):
- Attending 30 classes- up to 40 hours and record 10 each of sequences, adjustments and props used in the 30 yoga classes you attend
- Teaching 10 private sessions – up to 10 hours
- Daily practice and recording of your Pranayama, Meditation and Asana practice – 20 hours minimum
- Homework on Moodle, approx 10 hours
Level 2 Part C and Part D
If you select the 20 day Premier Course you will complete Part C in the final 8 days of the residential course and then you just need to compete Part D, approx 100 hours in your own time. If you have undertaken the 12 day option you need to complete Part C and Part D– an additional 180 hours in total (Part C = approx 80 hours, Part D = approx 100 hours) after you have completed the 12 day Intensive to receive your Level 2 Yoga 300 hour teaching qualification.
An example of Part C 80hours could look like this (please note that you are expected to have a daily asana practice until you complete your homework):
- Attending an additional 15 classes- up to a maximum of 30 hours, and recording of an additional 5 of each sequences, adjustments/corrections and props used
- Teaching an additional 10 hours of yoga classes
- Daily practice and recording of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation– a minimum of 20 hours -may also include contact sessions and workshops, reading and studying which would be entered on the asana practice journal,
- Homework on Moodle, approx 20 hours
An example of Part D 100 hours could look like this (please note that you are expected to have a daily asana practice until you complete your homework):
- Attending an additional 15 classes- up to a maximum of 30 hours, and recording of 5 of each sequences, adjustments/corrections and props used
- Teaching an additional 40 hours of yoga classes. (Students need to complete 100 hours teaching to register to RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. They can include the teaching hours during and after their Level 1 course.)
- Daily practice and recording of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation– a minimum of 20 hours -may also include reading and studying which would be entered on the asana practice journal, as well as attending workshops, immersions and retreats.
- Homework on Moodle approx 10 hours
Please keep a record of your hours using your journals. Any questions ask a teacher.
Complaint and Grievances Form – here