Cammeray Yoga

Breath-centred yoga for every body

Welcome back to Cammeray Yoga! 

Our local community yoga studio in the heart of Cammeray village is run by a collective of independent, registered yoga teachers.

Book/enquire through the clickable links on the timetable, direct with each teacher. 

Our approach is breath-centred and meets you where you’re at on the day. Our teachers work with the group, to make sure everyone is catered to regardless of experience, fitness or age. 

Bookings are essential:  Our published timetable is representative of studio classes; but please note last minute changes or cancellations may not be reflected in the timetable, so please do enquire and book in with your teacher. 

 

Meet Our Teachers

We are a collaboration of experienced Yoga Teachers offering community group classes, short yoga courses, private yoga sessions and special events. We celebrate the diversity of our community and welcome everyone to our Yoga space.

At Cammeray Yoga we are passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom of Yoga in context to our modern and diverse needs. Ultimately one's Yoga practice is about bringing balance for a healthy and harmonious life.

By clicking on your preferred class on the Timetable, you will be put in touch with the relevant teacher to book your spot.  Please enquire with the respective teachers about pricing (including casual pass and multi-class passes, as well as concession and pensioner discounts), as prices may vary slightly from teacher to teacher.  

 

Lisa Grauaug

LisaLisa’s experience in Yoga began in 1995. Immediately she was excited by the extent of what Yoga offered her personally, and to others. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya.

Ute Koehler

UteUte’s passion for Yoga started 10 years ago. She soon developed a love for this ancient practice. Ute’s understanding of Yoga and her personal practice have since been strongly influenced by the classical Yoga teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya.

 

Email: utekoehler@gmx.com

Denise Sorrell

Denise fell in love with yoga & meditation over 20 years ago.   As a Teacher, she is known as caring and supportive; guiding and encouraging her students to truly listen to their bodies; physically, emotionally and spiritually.  To explore the endless possibilities of their dreams and purpose in life, to find their authentic true happiness. 

Anna-Jane (A-J) Peterson

A-J combines 25 years of physio experience with yoga teaching. She has found yoga an incredible tool for those recovering from injury to regain confidence in their body and so much more. AJ gives clear instructions for safe movement through poses, making adjustments for those in need.

Kaye Oakley

Kaye Oakley is a 500-hour trained yoga teacher and holistic wellness coach with over 10 of years’ experience working in the wellness industry, and is qualified as a wellness coach, counsellor, women’s circle facilitator, reiki master and transpersonal crystal healer. With a background in mind-body-spirit wellness and a passion for supporting people in connecting with what matters, Kaye wants to help her clients remember who they truly are, and live in alignment with their dreams.

http://www.amethystyogaandhealing.com.au/

Email: kaye@amethystyogaandhealing.com.au

Heleen Fourie

Trained in theatre and journalism, and a lover of dance. Heleen has always loved the power of stories and movement to provide deeper insights into what gives us joy and can help us evolve.

Over the past thirty years she has studied and practiced different modalities to discover and explore ways to help others find their own maps to navigate self-care.

As a facilitator and practitioner of Biodanza for nearly three decades, she loves the connection, joy and music that is so integral to this system and moves people to grow from their healthy parts.

Yoga has been part of her life since her teenage years and she has been teaching it for the last six. The discipline and gentleness embedded in the poses and movement sequences - as well as the wisdom behind it - form a wonderful mental framework for modern times.

Heleen is currently finishing her studies in Transpersonal Art Therapy, a modality that enables self-awareness and better choices through creative processes.

The three modalities she works with bring the joy of being present in the moment, a framework for thinking and greater self-awareness.

Her approach is to be respectful of each discipline as they stand. She believes that in life these different disciplines work in synergy to support us in our journey.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never done yoga, what’s the best way to get started?
  • A general class is the best way to start, this way you will receive guidance through the foundation poses and basic breathing techniques. Alternatively a one-on-one private session if you have a injury/ specific health condition. This way you can get a practise that is personalised to meet your needs.
I’m not flexible, I can’t touch my toes, can I do yoga?
  • No problem!  Yoga is not about bending like a pretzel. We are all different and yoga practices honours each body, with all of its inherent limitations and/or injuries. Our teachers will happily modify postures so they are appropriate for you. Also practising yoga regularly will improve your flexibility, so you may well notice your toes getting closer and closer over time….
What should I wear to a yoga class?
  • Wear some comfortable loose fitting clothes, perhaps a t-shirt or singlet top that allows movement and pants such as dance tights, tracksuit pants or shorts.
Do I need a mat? Where can I get one from?
  • In the interest of health and safety we are not currently providing yoga mats. If you don't already have a mat, you can buy one online. We recommend LovEarth: www.lovearth.com.au.
Should I do anything special to prepare before a class?
  • As yoga is best practised on an empty stomach, please refrain from eating for at least an hour and a half before the class.
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starts. 

    If it's your first time here, your teacher will show you where you can leave shoes and other belongings, where our bathrooms and other facilities are, and will guide you through any new student forms. 
How will I know what to do in the class?
  • Our trained teachers will lead you through the practice, carefully explaining and guiding you through each pose. Also we encourage you to listen to your body. If a posture does not feel right or hurts, please let the teacher know so it can be modified to best suit you.  
Why should I practice Yoga?
  • Yoga can help to calm the mind, strengthen and bring balance to your body, increase your self awareness and an overall sense of wellbeing.
How much do classes cost?

Each of our teachers hire the Cammeray Yoga studio, so class prices may vary slightly from teacher to teacher.   Our Timetable includes clickable links which will connect you to our teachers' websites or emails.   You can ask about the prices of
 - a casual class
 - a multi-class pass (eg: 10 classes) 
 - pensioner and student concessions
 - private classes 

If I buy a multi-class pass, can I try different classes?

Our yoga teachers hire the Cammeray Yoga studio, and each may have slightly different pricing.   You are welcome to try different classes on a casual basis, and you may find in time you lean towards a certain timeframe or teacher, and you can explore a multi-class pass with them specifically.   

Do I need to pre-book a class?

Yes, since the start of the pandemic, yoga teachers do need to be able to anticipate how many people are coming along to a class, so we can adapt to the regulations in place at any given time and keep everyone safe.    

Your teacher will guide and inform you about payment, however.  In some cases, it is possible to pay upon arrival, as long as you have booked a spot in class.  

What is yoga studio etiquette?
  • Yoga is a space to find sanctuary from a fast (and often overstimulated)  world and allow your mind to be focussed and calm.   We ask that people observe some simple guidelines when they come to yoga (and these will become second-nature in a very short amount of time): 

    Please be mindful of our treatment room next door to the studio.  The small room next to the studio regularly has private yoga therapy appointments, mentoring, and other clinical treatments such as acupuncture.  Please be mindful of volume levels in the common spaces.  

    Please remove footwear (socks are fine) before entering the studio. This not only helps keep the studio clean, but is an acknowledgment of the special space that is any yoga studio. 

    No electronic devices are permitted in the studio, especially mobile phones.  Your teacher may being their own audio equipment or an electronic timer or some such, but we ask students to please leave all their belongings in the lounge area.   This is a mark of respect for the yoga space and your fellow yoga students, but also gives you a chance to be free from distraction while you practice yoga. 

    You may take a water bottle into the studio with you if it has a secure top on it, so if it gets knocked over, it is spill-proof!  

    No food is permitted in the yoga studio. Please enjoy our lounge area and kitchen.  

    Current custom worldwide is that people practising yoga please bring their own yoga mats.  Your teacher can guide you as to which studio equipment such as blocks, bolsters and cushions you are welcome to use, in accordance with covid-safety regulations in place at any given time.   Any studio equipment used must be cleaned afterwards - cleaning supplies are provided in the studio.  

    Some people may like to remain lying down for a little while after class, or sit in meditation a little longer.  There is never a need to rush departure from class, we want you to savour a relaxed feeling. Your teacher can let you know if there is also available time afterwards to relax a little longer.  

Contact Us

You can contact the Cammeray Yoga teachers directly by clicking through to their enquiries and bookings on the timetable

1/498 Miller St
Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia


The Yoga Institute acknowledges the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre is based. We also acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, on which our community live, learn and practice. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

 

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