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Santosha Yoga

Space in the body, Gentleness of mind, Openness in Heart.

Paddington, QLD

Map of 180A Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD, 4064, AustraliaMap & Directions

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  1. 6:00 amgeneral1hDiane Cousineau
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    6:00 am general for 1h with Diane Cousineau

    Start your week with a clear mind & vitalised body - happy! :) Appropriate for all levels, please see the website for details & bookings - santoshayoga.com.au

  2. 9:30 ambeginners1h 15mJaimee Shillitoe
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    9:30 am beginners for 1h 15m with Jaimee Shillitoe

    Authentic Yoga. Classes are kept small, & held in a very special space made with love . Please see the website for details and bookings - santoshayoga.com.au

  3. 6:15 pmgeneral1h 15mJasmine Rose
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    6:15 pm general for 1h 15m with Jasmine Rose

    Beginners/General Hatha class: Beginners & experienced welcome.


    Classes are small, in a special space made with love.


    Details & bookings: santoshayoga.com.au

  1. 6:00 amgeneral1hWendy Reid
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    6:00 am general for 1h with Wendy Reid

    Beginners/General class

  2. 5:00 pmrestorative1hJasmine Rose
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    5:00 pm restorative for 1h with Jasmine Rose

    Effortless & nourishing, this class releases & relaxes the body tissues, calming the nervous system & the mind, => more clarity, less anxiety & deeper sleep. :)

  3. 6:15 pmbeginners1h 15mAnnabelle Kirkpatrick
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    6:15 pm beginners for 1h 15m with Annabelle Kirkpatrick

    Incorporates physical postures, gentle breath exploration & relaxation. Appropriate for beginners & those wishing to look at central alignment or gentler class.

  1. 9:30 amseniors-yoga1h 15mCaroline Brown
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    9:30 am seniors-yoga for 1h 15m with Caroline Brown

    Class designed specifically to support your ongoing vitality & joy for life as you move past 50. To help you feel stronger, more comfortable, & more energetic.

  2. 5:00 pmbeginners1hAlly Goodwin
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    5:00 pm beginners for 1h with Ally Goodwin

    For newbies :) We've all been new! And still are.
    Classes are kept small, in a very special space made with love.
    Details and bookings - santoshayoga.com.au.

  3. 6:15 pmgeneral1h 15mAlly Goodwin
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    6:15 pm general for 1h 15m with Ally Goodwin

    General class-best for those with 3+ months yoga experience.
    Classes are small, in a special space made with love.
    Details & bookings: santoshayoga.com.au

  1. 9:30 amgeneral1h 15mKye Cole
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    9:30 am general for 1h 15m with Kye Cole

    Beginners/General level class. A focus on individual attention and alignment, for you to receive optimal benefit in mind, body & heart.

  2. 6:30 pmyin-yoga1h 15mRachel Niclair
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    6:30 pm yin-yoga for 1h 15m with Rachel Niclair

    Candlelit Slow Stretch: drop in, slow & quiet, a soulful blend of yin & restorative yoga. Appropriate for all levels - enjoy :) Bookings: santoshayoga.com.au

  1. 6:00 amgeneral1hJasmine Rose
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    6:00 am general for 1h with Jasmine Rose

    An alignment-based vinyasa class, ending with deep rest restorative. Explore the edges of your expansion & honour the softer, introspective contractions.

  2. 9:30 amgentle1h 15mEdwina Kempe
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    9:30 am gentle for 1h 15m with Edwina Kempe

    Gentle yoga - suitable for people recovering from injuries & illness, & those feeling like a gentle practice. Trauma-sensitive class: no physical adjustments.

  3. 5:30 pmbeginners1h--
    Santosha Yoga
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    5:30 pm beginners for 1h

    Community Class ~ $5 for all. Sometimes taken by a current Teacher Trainee, or a recent graduate. Everyone's welcome here, to bring in the weekend together! :)

  1. 7:00 amintermediate1h 15mDiane Cousineau
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    7:00 am intermediate for 1h 15m with Diane Cousineau

    General/Intermediate class: Those with 3+ months experience welcome. Classes are kept small for individual attention. Details & bookings: santoshayoga.com.au.

  2. 9:00 ambeginners1h 30mDiane Cousineau
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    9:00 am beginners for 1h 30m with Diane Cousineau

    Classes in this heart-nourishing space are kept small, focusing on individual attention and alignment, for you to receive optimal benefit in mind, body & heart.

  1. 8:00 ambeginners1h 30mWendy Reid
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    8:00 am beginners for 1h 30m with Wendy Reid

    Beginners/general class

  2. 4:30 pmrestorative2hRachel Niclair
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    4:30 pm restorative for 2h with Rachel Niclair

    Candlelit Deep Relax: 1st & 3rd Sundays. Restorative - very gentle, floor-based practice to soothe & nourish the nervous system through deeply restful postures

About

Through the conscious practice of physical Yoga postures, pranayama (breath work), and meditation, Santosha offers a space for you to explore the holistic journey into Yoga. You will feel supported and encouraged as you return to your natural place of space and ease - physically, mentally and emotio...

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Through the conscious practice of physical Yoga postures, pranayama (breath work), and meditation, Santosha offers a space for you to explore the holistic journey into Yoga. You will feel supported and encouraged as you return to your natural place of space and ease - physically, mentally and emotionally.

The physical Yoga asana practice allows us to explore with greater awareness the breath and body as they are in each moment, allowing the busy conscious mind to begin to relax. We can utilise this opportunity to start to see what is going on in the mind, and gently release old patterning, opening to a calmer and more joyful state of being. As the body finds space and this feeds naturally into the mind, we release into the ease and contentment already present underneath the layers of complexity we have built with such wonderful gusto over life.

The deepening presence that yoga naturally brings about in us begins to gift us our life back! We notice the little things more, and joy and gratitude expand. Even difficult external or internal conditions are open for curious exploration, and we find the choice to begin to release what no longer serves us. We can open to the quiet joy of simply being - As we are. What a relief :)

Most practices at Santosha are Hatha Yoga. Classes always include asana (physical postures); rejuvenating, mind-quietening pranayama (breath exploration); and meditation. Hatha classes (all classes besides Restorative) begin gently, moving into a stronger practice, and return again to a gentle state, this time more open and renewed. Santosha classes are well-rounded practices, drawing on the specific and subtle alignment focus of the Iyengar tradition, while incorporating some small elements of flow, and quietening, floor-based postures, to deepen physical and mental release. We often hold both seated and standing postures a little longer to allow us to work more deeply with safe and effective alignment, as well as the beautiful potentialities of the mind. We develop a physical strength and openness, which through the nervous system, directly and powerfully affects our mental and emotional space on a day to day level.

Restorative classes are spent mostly lounging around on the floor, and are physically quiet, meditative practices. They utilise more props to support the body and mind to truly relax. This deep relaxation begins to create lightness and ease in the physical, mental and emotional space. These classes are particularly helpful if you are moving past injuries, or are experiencing insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart issues, nervous tension, and to support and nurture the body-mind in physical, psychological and emotional healing processes.

In all classes, our teachers teach from the heart with respect, patience, joy and love, and encourage you to feel into, and honour, your own body and mind at each moment. You will be offered different variations of postures as appropriate, for you to choose from according to your current feeling as you move through the practice.

We believe strongly that each individual is always both student and teacher, and we're deeply grateful for the beautiful opportunities for deeper understanding we receive through sharing yoga, and the boundless wisdom we learn from in everyone who comes to class.

With love, Ally and all of us at Santosha.