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Namaste from Port Douglas Yoga

 

Our Story

A Life of Balance & Joy

Port Douglas Yoga has continuously, since 1989, provided yoga guidance for the local community and visitors.
Classes at Port Douglas Yoga are taught from the heart in a relaxed and caring manner, by a dedicated group of professionally trained teachers who have been teaching  regular classes in the area for almost 30 years.
We provide a Shala, a yoga home, for students of Traditonal Yoga to practice, share, experience and grow in a safe and joyful environment. 
For beginner, intermediate or advance students alike, we invite you to join us in our beautiful tropical location, to practice yoga with a contemporary and holistic approach whilst having some fun along the way!

 

COVID - 19

Classes will recommence on Monday 15 June adhering to  COVID 19 health and safety regulations.  Our priority is to keep you safe.

Bookings are now essential for each class. Please text or email the teacher to book.

Shirley Lloyds 0419 773 924

Lesley Johnston 0455 035 185
Tricia Middel 0410 693 010
Mia Messinger 0407 941 696
Noeline Clarke 0429 492 930

Ruth Holliday 0476 425 035

 
 

Time Table

Monday am

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Hatha Gentle - Lesley

Monday pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hatha beginner to intermediate - Tricia

Tuesday am

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Hatha beginner to intermediate - Lesley while Noeline is on maternity leave

Tuesday pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hatha beginner to intermediate - Lesley

Wednesday am

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Energising Flow - Tricia

Wednesday pm

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Yin - Ruth

Thursday am

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Energising Flow - Tricia

Friday am

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Hatha beginner to intermediate - Lesley

 

Regional Classes

Wellness Coach
Yoga at Home

Mossman Yoga

Tuesday 9:30am

Gentle class lead by the highly repected and experienced teacher Shirley Lloyds at Buffs Hall Mossman.

Julatten Yoga

Thursday 9:15am

A general hatha class suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis. Lead by Lesley Johnston at Geraghty Park Julatten.

 

Classes We Offer

Lessons to Live By

Beginner to Intermediate

These classes are perfect for both newer students and seasoned Yogis aimed at keeping the foundations of practice solid.
Walking into a studio for the first time can be daunting, but here you will find classes to learn the practices of Hatha Yoga in a way that is accessible and also faithful to tradition. Explore the foundations of postural practice, discover simple breathing techniques and explore the world of meditation in a supportive environment, guided by experienced teachers.

Gentle

Our Gentle Yoga class is suitable for those seeking a safe, less intense, slower-paced, relaxing practice.  It provides an environment that is welcoming and accessible to all no matter their age or state or health, it can offer relief to those with chronic conditions or are recovering from injury or illness.
The session offers a range of mobility exercises and stretches as well as traditional Yoga Practices, such as Breathing exercises, Meditation and Relaxation. An individual approach to all aspects is encouraged.
The class is suitable for absolute beginners, those who are fit and well, and all who would to enjoy a peaceful, comfortable and meditative approach to their practice.

Yin

Our Yin Yoga classes are a slow-paced and calming style of yoga. Poses are held for longer periods of time with a focus on floor-based postures. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues (ligaments, tendons and fascia) to help improve flexibility and create the feeling of space and freedom in your body. You will leave feeling amazing! These classes are suitable for all levels of students.

Energising

A Yoga flow to energise you, strengthen and focus. This practice is meant to wake you up, and help you find your centre; so you finish your practice calmer than before, but also invigorated. The one hour session will also help you feel more connected to your body, as you challenge your muscles and build stamina.

Restorative

Due to the use of props and because of Covid 19 , we have decided to cancel this class until further notice.
Restorative Hatha is a calming practice designed to introduce students to the subtle-energetic aspects of traditional Hatha Yoga practice. Restorative in nature, the practice uses props that support the body in a handful of longer-held floor poses. Restorative Hatha enhance students’ experience of the subtle movements of energy in the body, while training body and mind to rest in stillness in preparation for pranayama and meditation.

Prenatal

Prenatal Yoga and Meditation, to combat pregnancy tension, support common aches and pains associated with your changing body. With focus on the hips and pelvis, building strength and resilience, and explore pregnancy breathing and relaxation techniques. 
Each class is specifically tailored to support you through your journey.
Contact your health care provider if you have any health concerns.

 

Shirley Lloyds

Founder

India was my home for the first sixteen years of my life, and a country which my family has been associated with for many generations. So it was natural that I developed a keen interest and love for anything connected with the sub-continent. This, eventually, led me in to pursue the path of Raja Yoga, studying with a number of revered and well known Gurus and Teachers. Amongst these were Dr.Girin Mukherji, Ma Yogashakti Saraswati, Swami Yogeshwarananda, Swami Chinmayananda, Shri Vijayadev Yogendra and Verna Gilbert (IYTA).
I completed my IYTA Diploma Course in 1989. This was followed by their Refresher Course in 1996. I have been studying and teaching Yoga for 45 years in Fiji, Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong and Australia and have also taught on P&O Cruise ships, have organised several Seminars and a tours of South India and Rajasthan.
My personal journey over the years has brought me the greatest joy and satisfaction, allowing me to share the many benefits of Yoga with a great number of students from all walks of life and from many parts of the world.

 

FAQ

DO I HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE TO PRACTICE YOGA?

Don’t be discouraged if you find that you are unable to perform some of the asanas fully to begin with, Yoga is progressive, as you continue your practice you can only improve. Always remember Yoga is not competitive – the extent of flexibility achieved does not necessarily determine success. Success is measured by the degree of inward attention paid to the body and the mind whilst in the pose. Your best Yoga on any given day is the best Yoga for you.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Please follow instructions carefully and do not anticipate, even when you become familiar with the postures. Careful attention to body placement and alignment is essential if you are to gain the full benefits of the asanas; this may take some time to develop. Never try to exceed your limitations, as this will only hinder your progress. If you proceed with an awareness of your own capabilities, with patience and moderation you will be far more successful than if you attempt to do too much, too soon.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF HATHA YOGA?

Relieves physical tension, especially back pain
Lowers blood pressure
Helps with strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance
Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety
Increases metabolism and energy
Can help reduce depression, panic attacks and insomnia
Strengthens the immune system

Slows heart rate
Strengthens the spine
Increases blood circulation
Helps to detoxify system
Improves function of internal organs including digestion and elimination
Relieves physical tension
Promotes a state of relaxation and inner contentment

I HAVE HEARD THAT BREATHING CORRECTLY IS VERY IMPORTANT IN YOGA, HOW DO I BREATHE CORRECTLY?

In most postures you will be instructed to breathe deeply and slowly, without straining, so please do not hold your breath unless instructed to do so. Always breath in and out through the nose, unless otherwise instructed, as this not only filters out many impurities and germs in the air, but also helps you maintain important control over the length and smoothness of your breath.

DO I NEED TO BRING A MAT?

A thin rubber ‘sticky’ mat or a thin foam rubber mattress covered with a large towel or a folded blanket makes an ideal surface. If you do not have a mat, one can be provided for you

WHAT DO I WEAR?

Your clothing should not be restricting, in order to permit complete freedom of movement. Try not to wear belts, watches, glasses, hair ornaments and jewellery. Practice in clean, bare feet.

IS IT OK TO EAT BEFORE YOGA PRACTICE?

Yoga postures should be practised on an empty stomach – two to three hours after a main meal, and an hour or so after a light meal or snack.

CAUTIONS
READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR YOGA CLASSES

If you are in any doubt regarding the effects of the Yoga techniques upon you, if you are elderly, if you are obese or if you have a history of illness or disability, it is always advisable to check with your doctor before proceeding.

Please advise your Yoga Instructor If you have had an operation, confinement, injury or special medical care within the last six months, if you are pregnant, are currently under heavy medication or if you suffer from any of the following:

Asthma or other breathing problems
Epilepsy
Stomach Ulcers
Past or present neck or back injuries
Circulatory problems

Arthritis
High or low blood pressure
Any heart problems
Thyroid problems
Osteoporosis

 

Contact Us

Level 1, 15 Grant Street Corner of Grant and, Warner St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

0455 035 185

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please book with individual teacher
Shirley Lloyds 0419 773 924
Lesley Johnston 0455 035 185
Tricia Middel 0410 693 010
Devra King 0487 994 063
Mia Messinger 0407 941 696
Noeline Clarke 0429 492 930

 

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