Yoga Classes Mona Vale

Seasonal Yoga, Classical Hatha, Pilates, Breathwork

Yoga Prices

Yoga Timetable

Our Philosophy

Seasonal Yoga is based on the theory of Yin Yang, the Five Elements and teh I Ching that together underpin and explain the way energy changes as it moves between polarities and extremes.

Yang represents high summer and the peak of the growing season, while Yin is the belly of winter and the phases of storage and rest.
As we complete the cycle of summer energy falls into autumn. As we complete the cycle of winter energy rises into Spring. Each phase is unique unto itself bringing us to work on different parts of ourselves; The body according to the meridian channels, the psychology according to the element phase and our Spiritual journey according to the movements of the cosmos and the unseen realms.

Ultimatly our work here bring us to a better understanding of the emotional and spiritual journey of our humanness. In this way Seasonal Yoga represents the complete work.

In the Autumn season, we focus on the chest, upperback, arm strength, hips and hara (belly centre) to balance and cultivate the element of Metal. Metal is the descending energy that takes all things towards winter, pared back, refined and rarefied. It is home to clear unsullied  judgement, alignment with what is meaningful and valuable in life, the wisdom to see where we stay out of obligation and the courage to let it go beacuse its time. 

Metal is how we cut away the excess and come home to the purest, wisest and most beautiful parts of ourselves. Sometimes its easy. Sometimes its necessary. Seasonal Yoga makes it bearable. 

Our Yoga Teachers (click to view)

Yolande Hyde

Yolande Hyde

Registered Level 3 Yoga teacher

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:00 am
Pranayama (Breathwork)
Saturday | 7:00 – 9:00 am
Seasonal Yoga

Rosie Caunt

Rosie Caunt

Registered Level 3 Yoga teacher

Monday | 9:30 - 10:45 am 
Stability for all ages 
Fridays | 10:30 - 11:45 am
Stability for all ages

Christina Pateras

Christina Pateras

Registered Level 3 Yoga teacher

Wednesday | 9:00 – 10:15 am
Classical Hatha

Jenny Tuck

Jenny Tuck

Registered Level 3 Yoga teacher

Tuesdays | 9:30 - 10:30 am
Seasonal Yoga/Pilates
Saturdays | 9:30 - 10:30 am
Seasonal Flow

Kirralie Dillon

Kirralie Dillon

Registered Level 3 Yoga teacher

Thursdays | 9:00 -10:15 am
Yoga/Pilates

Elke Avis Naylor

Elke Avis Naylor

Registered Level 3 Yoga teacher

Thursdays | 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teens Yoga Course | 10 weeks all levels

Tracey Chambers

Tracey Chambers

Level 2 Yoga Teacher

By appointment | Yoga Evolution | private and small group specific practices

Cristina Berrios

Cristina Berrios

Level 2 Yoga teacher

Monday | 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Yin Yoga
Fridays | 7:30 - 8:30 am
Yin Yang

Penny Lucas

Penny Lucas

Level 2 Yoga Teacher

Sundays | 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Serene Sundays - Restorative yoga and guided yoga nidra.

Maureen Jensen

Maureen Jensen

Level 1 Yoga teacher

Thursdays | 7:30 - 8:15 pm 
Breathwork for Beginners

Adelaide Wilkinson

Adelaide Wilkinson

Level 1 Yoga teacher

Mondays | 6:30 - 7:30 am
Breathwork for beginners | All levels
Tuesdays | 7:30 - 8:15 pm
Breathwork for beginners | All levels

Types Of Yoga @ YHC (click to view)

Pure Seasonal Hatha

In these yoga classes we concentrate on movements and shapes to tonify, strengthen and release the meridian channels and organ systems related to the current season.

Summer | Fire element | Chest, upper back, arms and hara.
Late Summer | Earth Element | Front of body, Belly centre
Autumn | Metal Element | Outer hips, shoulders, neck.
Winter | Water Element | Back of the body, Nervous system, lower back hara
Spring | Wood Element | Sides, shoulder blades, hips

Yoga Pilates

Yoga and Pilates are both practices that involve working towards specific postures, emphasizing correct breathing and meditative mindfulness. In these blended classes we work with seasonal energies as well as tried and true, historically proven exercises that leave you feeling like you have had a total body and breath workout.
These are awesome of the most popular classes at our school.

Breathwork

Breathwork or Pranayama is a series of guided and sequenced breath techniques to elicit a state of deep calm, inner peace and self-confidence. Breathwork can be practised as a precursor to meditation or as a stand-alone technique. These techniques have the backing of thousands of years of anecdotal evidence supported by a collection of peer-reviewed studies that have been undertaken since the 1960s.

Yin

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that incorporates the principles of the Five Element Theory, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles.
Yin Yoga works the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fasciae, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga building inner silence, and bringing a feeling of our connectivity to all aspects of ourselves and the world we live in.

Stability Yoga

This particular style of yoga has much in common with therapeutic yoga approaches and is wonderful for those with anybody limitation including age and injury. We work to create strength and improve our range of motion through specific and expertly guided yoga poses. This class uses chairs, walls and yoga props to augment and polish the work.

Prenatal Yoga

A specialist style of yoga in itself, prenatal yoga assists the mother's attention to wind itself slowly into her centre where she touches the connection that exists between her and her child. From this space of wholeness, she begins her true preparations for labour.
The physical body, sometimes strengthened, sometimes softened, is offering its familiarity and its own sense of home as the mother undertakes the journey of birth - sometimes gritty, sometimes primal but always beautiful and deeply healing. The skills she will learn for breath control and physical ease of placement of her body will be of great comfort and joy on the day she will need them most.

Postnatal Yoga

Mother and Baby Yoga is an opportunity for you as a mother to reconnect with yourself, to enjoy some time out with your baby, to strengthen those areas of your physical body that may have become weaker in pregnancy and birth, and to rest the nervous system and body in nourishing restorative poses that include strengthening, stabilizing, releasing and restorative poses, breathing techniques for relaxation and calm, toning and Understanding of the Pelvic Floor and understanding postnatal challenges such as breastfeeding, diastasis recti, prolapse, incontinence, scar pain and recovery from episiotomy. Each session includes baby massage and a supportive women’s Circle with Tea.

Teens Yoga

As the pace and expectations gain momentum for this next generation, we as parents are at odds to help our teenagers to thrive. Teens yoga is one way that we can attempt to balance our hi-tech environment with the simple, basic and fundamental values of self-examination and stillness.
Some children will have a natural tendency toward one or the other, but at the end of the day, both are vital in order for an individual to grow to be a balanced and contributing member of the changing times our young people have found themselves in.

Yoga Nidra

Our Serene Sunday series has been running for many years bringing forth the best of our decompressed, centred and spacious selves. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation practice done tucked in and lying down. Its specific aim is to reorientate the individual to a deeper and higher state of consciousness that infuses the week with clarity and understanding.

Private Therapeutic Yoga

These are one on one sessions undertaken with our senior teachers and Yoga Therapists. In these sessions, the student is looking to the benefits of yoga for something very personal and specific to their needs. This may be repair and recovery after illness or accident, life change or support during difficult times. Sessions such as these often include all the components of yoga including movement, breathwork, meditation and spiritual practices.

Yoga FAQ (click to view)

Where is YHC?

We are diagonally opposite the front doors of Aldi on Waratah Street Mona Vale. Look for a 1970s arcade with a fountain on the lower level. We are upstairs on the LHS.

Where can I park?

There are plenty of parking options.
1) Street parking is available most of the time with 2 and 3-hour bays in Bungan Lane.
2) In the Mona Vale council car park near Salvos and Bing Lee you will find 8,3 and 1-hour options and always lots of space.
3) Aldi has underground and rooftop parking with a 3-hour limit.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes.
You can book online via the online timetable page or via our app.

Who do I contact if I have any problems with my booking?

1) Call us at reception on 0410 538 960 Monday to Saturday.
2) Outside these hours you can contact us via text on 0410 538 960
3) Jump onto the messenger icon on this site to contact us via Facebook.

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