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.
Term 1 of 2014 has commenced and will run for 11 weeks, with a 1 week break in week 5 of Term. Please refer to the Timetable page for dates. The QYR will be closed in week 5 of Term 1, Monday 3 March to Sunday 9 March 2014, while Chris participates in a week of full time Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training.
Queanbeyan Yoga Room currently offers three Introduction to Yoga courses each week. The courses run for 5 weeks, commencing at Week 1 and Week 6 each term. Commencing in Term 2, 2014, the Monday and Wednesday Intro to Yoga classes will become Transition to Level 1 classes. The Transition to Level 1 classes will be offered as a 10 Week course. The Thursday Intro to Yoga class will continue in Term 2. The Transition to Level 1 classes will provide a suitable opportunity for students to continue developing their practice after completing Intro to Yoga courses.
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 Autumn Intensive is open to all students attending QYR in Term 1, 2014.
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.
Please us the Contact form to book/enrol.