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A hub for those that would like to connect, find community and consciousness in the Sutherland Shire.
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I am a beginner - where do I start?

Our classes are all levels; you’re welcome to simply join any class on the timetable. We recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and meet the teacher before the class.

If you feel unsure/intimidated by a group class, you can also book one or more private sessions with us. We’ll get you familiar with the basics of the practice, and show you how to manage any injuries or limitations. To book a private please email: info@thecollective-yoga.com.au or call 0477030666/0452023447

What do I wear?

Wear something that is going to allow you full range of movement. A t-shirt or singlet with leggings or shorts is all you need.

What do I need to bring?

The basic requirements for any yoga class are a mat, towel and water. And you, of course! Other yoga props like blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets are included in your class fee.

Mats can be borrowed from The Collective if you forget yours or don’t have one, but most prefer to bring their own mat.

We encourage you to bring your own water bottle and fill up at our hub for free.

How much is a class?

Please visit our pricing page to see our latest prices:

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Do I need to book to attend a class?

No need to book in, all scheduled classes are drop in. Just show up ten minutes before the class to sign in.

You do need to book for workshops, retreats and private classes. To book these, please phone 0477030666/0452023447 or email info@thecollective-yoga.com.au

Do you have shower facilities?

Yes, there are showers for you to use at both the Miranda Youth Centre and Port Hacking Community Centre.

I have an injury or getting over an illness or pregnant – can I still come to class?

Yes – you can definitely still attend our classes even if you are pregnant or injured, but you will need to modify certain poses.

It is very important that the teacher knows about any injuries or pregnancies before class, please come 10 minutes before to allow the instructor to give you further guidance.

Can Children/ Teens attend classes?

We offer specialised Children (5-12 years old) courses, run during school terms every Wednesday 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm.

For more info please visit www.littleyogiau.com or email ying@littleyogiau.com

Children from 13 years can attend our classes, but those who are between 13-15 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only those who are 16 years and older can attend without a parent/guardian.

Can I claim my yoga cost from my private health care?

Our classes are designed for general health and fitness. We do not offer rehabilitation classes, and our teachers are not medical specialists. However, some health cares do allow claims for health and wellness – check with your insurer. We are happy to give you a tax receipt for your claims.

What is Vinyasa?

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.  Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga

Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.

The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.

As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things.  We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave.

Put all this together and Vinyasa, is a breath-initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced approach practice where poses are held for a longer period of time in a relaxed manner, around 3 to 5 minutes.

The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body, which in turn balances the body’s internal organs and systems.

Yin yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, we use props like bolsters (Big pillows), yoga blocks, belts and blankets to help support the bones so the muscles relax completely, and the effect of the pose goes deeper into the fascia.