PORT DOUGLAS YOGA STUDIO
Focused on Wellness
WELCOME TO PORT DOUGLAS YOGA
Level 2, Saltwater Building, Macrossan Street
Have you ever thought about trying a Yoga class?
Would you like to strengthen your body and calm your mind?
……then Port Douglas Yoga is a great place to start
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.
So whether you are seeking to become physically fit, alleviate a health problem, find relief from stress or seeking more balance in your life, we have classes to suit everyone at any level.
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!
Payment by cash only
Just turn up and we will provide a mat for you. Pplease try to call to advise teacher if you have any medical conditions including pregnacy.
10 Class Pass
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5 Class Pass
Buy 5 classes in advance and save. Make the most of your time in paradise by turing your holiday into a yoga retreat. Valid for all classes.
CLASSES WE OFFER
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This popular class is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned together. All of the classes at Port Douglas Yoga Studio attempt to coordinate breathing and physical movement, improve focus and concentration, and help participants regain control of their body and mind.
Our Slow Flow classes are light and creative, slower paced and gentle. The transitions between poses are a little slower and so the more gentle nature of this class is great for beginners, but is also wonderful for intermediate and advanced students who feel like slowing it down and sinking deeper into their practice.
A Yoga flow to energize you, strengthen and focus. This practice is meant to wake you up, and help you find your center; 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.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR YOGA CLASSES
Your clothing should be completely unrestricting 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 practiced on an empty stomach – two to three hours after a main meal, and an hour or so after a light meal or snack.
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
Past or present neck or back injuries
High or low blood pressure
Any heart problems
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.
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 practise.
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.
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.
We run term based Kids Yoga programs at our studio for ages between 5-14 years old. Through sun salutations, visualisation, yoga poses, partner work, & fun games, our classes uncover many tools & techniques to achieve focus, empowerment, resilience, body awareness, & self-confidence. Kids will learn how to discover calm, energy, balance & strength, & learn to love themselves and better connect
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
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.