Queanbeyan Yoga Room is a fully equipped yoga studio located at 59 Cooma Street in Queanbeyan. The studio is dedicated to the teaching and practice of yoga in the local Queanbeyan community. Chris, the principal teacher, at Queanbeyan Yoga Room, holds an Introductory Level 1 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia, and is completing his Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode, Yoga Mandir. The practise of Yoga, as taught at QYR, is characterised by precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props. Practice builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility, which brings a sense of freedom and wellbeing. The use of props makes 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.
"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
The QYR operates on a 4 term structure. The dates for the 4 terms, for 2014, are listed on the timetable page.
Queanbeyan Yoga Room currently offers courses at three levels:
1.Foundation level for those new to yoga, those returning to practice and students with less than 6 months experience. Three Foundation courses run each week. The Foundation courses run for 10 weeks. However, students new to the Queanbeyan Yoga Room may enrol for 5 weeks commencing at Week 1 and Week 6 each term. The Foundation courses run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
2. Level 1courses which run for 10 weeks. The two Level 1 courses run Monday and Wednesday.
3. Level 2 Course which runs for 10 weeks. There is currently one Level 2 course, which runs Tuesday.
Queanbeyan Yoga Room also runs two Open classes, which are suitable for all levels. The Open classes run Friday morning and Sunday afternoon.
The full Term 2 Timetable is now confirmed and enrollments can be processed. 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.
Autumn Intensive - Tuesday April 22 to Thursday April 24, 2014 - Developing passion for the subject of Yoga - Tapas
In the one week break between Terms 1 and 2, Queanbeyan Yoga Room offers a 3 day Yoga Intensive. The intensive will comprise a morning and evening class on 3 consecutive days. Students may enrol and attend the full 6 classes at a cost of $90.00. Students may enrol and attend any 3 of the 6 classes at a cost of $50.00. Individual classes may be attended at a cost of $20.00 per class.
The Intensive is a great way to get a kickstart in developing a regular practice. The Intensive also provides the opportunity to experience the effects of daily practice. All levels of practitioner are accommodated, with alternative poses offered, as required.
Day 1 of the Intensive, Tuesday 22 April - morning and evening classes will comprise poses from the Foundation syllabus.
Days 2 and 3 of the Intensive, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 April - morning and evening classes will comprises poses from the Foundation and Level 1 syllabus.
Please us the Contact form to book/enrol.