Yoke Yoga was born out of a collective love for the practice of Yoga. Our studios offer a supportive, welcoming environment, inviting all to dive wholeheartedly into their practice and open up to deep fulfilment.
Our mantra is: tune in, listen deep, practice courage, live your value, accept what is, remember truth, and at the heart of it all...there's love.
For as long as I can remember I've been interested in 'What's this life all about?' In my teens I searched out friends and experinces that nourished this curiosity, in my twenties I started to dabble with Yoga Asana, mostly because it gave a sense of ease amidst a very turbulent anxious mind. My first Teacher Training was in 2006 in Vancouver, I had been studying environmental science and did it on a whim to help relieve the stress of studying. I think it was in week two of the training that the depth of this practice started to dawn on me and I've been hooked on it ever since.
I had been teaching in Melbourne for a few years and found that there wasn't the supportive community of teachers that I had come across in Vancouver. I felt a little isolated in my teaching and wanted to create a space where teachers could hang out, share and grow together.
"Love is the willingness to recognise that which is true." - Erich Schiffman
To feel like the are coming home. Supported to be as they are, inspired to dive deep into their practice.
We encourage our teachers to theme their classes that is authentic to them. This includes the music component. Some classes there may be no music played, others there could be music throughout depending on the teacher.
Love is the willingness to recognise that which is true. -Erich Schiffmann
Happy Place by our teacher Lola Berry, Urban Projuice for a healthy feed, there's an abundance of food and drink stalls in the South Melbourne Market - try Agathe's for their croissants.
My current teacher Richard Miller. I'd love to see the Yoga Nidra and Hatha Yoga Community learning and growing together.
Many people comment on how walking into Yoke feels like getting a hug from someone you love. I'm very grateful for the incredible team we have that create the frame work, for the teachers who all teach from the heart, and for the beautiful yogis who create the community.