Fort Green

Northcote @fortgreenyoga
Class size
< 15 mats
15-30 mats
30+ mats
Student level
Beginner
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Heat level
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Changerooms
Matsavailable
Studiomirrors
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Towelsavailable
fortgreen.com.au/yoga/ hello@fortgreen.com.au 03 9482 1318
202 High Street (upstairs) Northcote VIC 3070
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Fort Green is committed to creating an uplifting and personal experience in each class. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and welcome all levels of experience to embrace the joy of yoga with us.

Our wonderful teachers bring a world of knowledge to guide each practice and to ultimately assist with the cultivation of movement and harmony. Each class is capped to a maximum of 25 students to ensure correct alignment is maintained in a boutique environment.

We understand that yoga can be intimidating, which is why we like to be on a first name basis with our members and are driven to create a supportive and welcoming community.

Preparing for Your Class

When You Arrive:

  • We always recommend arriving 10 minutes early if it is your first visit in order to get a feel for the space and to meet the instructor
  • Parking can be limited around High Street, so plan ahead or arrive by tram or bus

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable yoga apparel
  • Your own yoga mat is optional as we provide them

Behind the Studio: Bannie Williams

Tell us a little bit about how your yoga journey began.

I am a self-confessed “yoga changed my life” kind of girl. I started yoga for the physical benefits and to balance out my running and gym regime. However, soon enough the mental benefits started to become an integral part of my day to day life and yoga became a retreat and an outlet from the world for me. I also developed a strong connection to the studio I practiced at and the wonderful teachers who inspired me to keep showing up on my mat.

Yoga has been a constant safe space throughout many life transitions and a place I can turn to for continual growth, inspiration and progression.

What inspired you to take the leap and open up your own studio?

My partner and I were committed to creating a space that our community could fall in love with. A place where they feel eternally welcome to practice in and not intimidated by the people, the teachers or the classes. We also want our studio to become a home away from home for our members and a space that enables the mind and body to de-clutter.

Our studio is located above our whole food cafe "Fort Green" and our concept is effectively a one stop wellness destination. Practicing yoga upstairs and then feeling the body with beautiful healthy food in our cafe after practice. The Fort Green dream!

Speaking of inspiration, what words do you live by? Name your personal or professional motto.

Surrounding yourself by people who uplift and inspire you both in the professional and personal sense. Life is too precious to be brought down by negativity.

What sort of experience are you looking to cultivate when someone steps foot inside your yoga studio?

A welcoming, non-intimidating and supportive community. We embrace interaction between our teachers and members and don't take ourselves too seriously. We are committed to creating an uplifting experience for our members and a safe place to escape to.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously and welcome all levels of experience to embrace the joy of yoga with us.

Describe the kind of music your teachers play during class. What's the music vibe like?

We range our music from upbeat mellow tunes to instrumental and ambient Indian. Our teachers curate their music to best suit their classes and the theme/vibe of that practice. Some of our favourites are Massive Attack, The XX and Moderator.

While we're in the neighbourhood, what local spots should we check out before or after class?

Fort Green Cafe! Try the whole food bowls and smoothies. So nourishing and delicious!

If you could collaborate with someone on a dream project, who would it be and why?

It would probably involve collaborating to open a Fort Green in New York. Fort Green was inspired by the suburb Fort Greene in Brooklyn, so opening our concept in NYC would be a dream come true.

Lastly, what are you most proud of when it comes to your studio and/or your community?

Each day we are so grateful to see our space and community evolve. It is truly heartwarming that people choose to practice at our studio and share the joy of yoga with us.

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