Welcome to The Queanbeyan Yoga Room 

Noticeboard -

  • QYR closed at its Cooma Road location on Friday 19 December
  • A new Queanbeyan studio is under construction. There have been unexpected delays in completing construction works and Chris has also taken the opportunity to spend time with his father on the NSW north coast. The new start date for classes at the new Queanbeyan studio is  now Tuesday 28 April 2015. Please check this web site early April 2015 for details of new studio location and class schedule

queanbeyan yoga timetable

 Chris, the principal teacher, at Queanbeyan Yoga Room, holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia, and completed his Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode, Yoga Mandir.

Iyengar Yoga

The  Iyengar Yoga method is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. The practice of Iyengar Yoga is characterised by precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and use of props. Practice builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility, which bring a sense of freedom and balance. The use of props makes Iyengar Yoga accessible to people of all ages by facilitating alignment and support in practice. With practice, awareness is developed and the mind is trained to focus on the present moment. This allows practitioners to experience quiet and stillness.

The Iyengar Teacher Certification mark (pictured below) is used under licence by certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. The mark demonstrates a committment of the teacher to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga. Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers complete years of intensive teacher training, undergo a rigorous asessment of their teaching and practice, and undertake continuing education to maintain and upgrade their certification to teach.



"Asana is a position where the practitioner works, co-ordinates and balances the organs of action, senses of perception, the muscles, ligaments, the tendons, the fibres, the sinews of the body as well as mind, ego, intellect and consciousness in unison, interweaving the gross physical body, the subtle mental body and the causal spritual body."

- BKS Iyengar, Light on Astanga Yoga



Latest News

BKS Iyengar has died


BKS Iyengar (Guruji) has died from heart related illness and his decline was realtively short. He died on the morning of Wednesday 20/08/2014. Guruji's last rites and cremation took place the same day - Wednesday afternoon in Pune.

His daughter Geetaji has posted these beautiful words: 

"Only his body has ended. One person's efforts fom inside out, changed the acceptance of yoga throughout the world. Nothing was hidden, from the time he began to practice, to his illness and death. Even last night he was telling Abhijata, "I have shown you all these things, now realise them for yourself." What he has given cannot be encompassed in words. If a disciple is more developed, then that person will understand. What can be said in words, is that he was precious to us."

 Please see attached message from the president of the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia with regard to BKS Iyengar's death on 20 August 2014 - Iyengar_DiesBKSIYAA

Also see attached obituary and article from the UK press - BKS_Iyengar_obituary - My_teacher

Getting on the Mat

Queanbeyan Yoga Room currently offers classes at four levels:

1. Intro to Yoga classes. For those new to yoga or students with individual needs. An ideal introduction to yoga prior to enrolling in one of the Foundation classes.

2.Foundation Level  for those returning to practice and students with less than 6 months experience.  New students are encouraged  to attend Intro to Yoga classes prior to enrolling in one of the Foundation Level classes.

3. Level 1.

4. Level 2.

Please refer to Timetable and Contact pages for enrollments. Also, please use the Contact form for any questions, or speak to Chris by phone or at the QYR.

Please use the Contact form to book/enrol.

What we offer

  • Intro to Yoga  and Foundation Level classes for those new to yoga
  • Level 1 and Level 2 classes for more experienced practitioners
  • Open classes suitable for all levels of experience
  • Workshops
  • All equipment, including mats, is provided. Studio equipment includes rope walls, bolsters, blocks, belts, blankets and sundry props

How do I begin?

  • For those new to yoga, enrol in one of the Intro to Yoga  or  Foundation Level classes. Refer to Timetable page for a class time that suits and enrol using the contact form
  • For more experienced yoga practitioners enrol in a  Level 1 or Level 2 class. Refer to the Classes page to determine the suitable class level and to the Timetable page for a class time that suits, and enrol using the contact form
  • Attend any of the scheduled Open classes
  • For our class fees schedule and payment options, please see  Classes page

Contact and Location

  • Queanbeyan Yoga Room can be contacted by Phone: chris - 0410 522 200
  • Queanbeyan Yoga Room can also be contacted via the contact form
  • Queanbeyan Yoga Room was previously located  at Ground Floor, 59 Cooma Street in Queanbeyan. The studio at Cooma Road was in operation for over two years.  Chris is currently constructing a new studio in Queanbeyan. The new studio is being  purpose built for the practice of Iyengar Yoga. Location and parking details will be confirmed early April 2015.