180a Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane. 4064 (Down the stairs - under Chapter IV cafe)
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NEW! Santosha Membership: $35/week (6 month contract) - Includes:
- Unlimited access to all regular classes (everything on timetable except courses, workshops & Deep Relax)
- 20% discount for Deep Relax ($20 from $25)
- Access to special Members Community events run at least every 6 months.
- Discounts on courses & workshops
- The feeling of belonging to an awesome community of authentic, interesting people!
Sign up now by pressing "Book a Class" above & select Membership in pass purchase.
Santosha is known by those who have found it, as their very special world within a world... an intimate, deeply soothing yoga studio, set in a hidden tranquil garden, & filled with the warmth of Himalayan salt lamps, plants, and authentic, caring teachers and community. A space for you to remember your gentle strength, and relax back into your Heart - the space, practice and support for you to reconnect with All You Are. A space where you will learn authentic Yoga from some of the best teachers in Brisbane.
Santosha ("San-toe-sha") means contentment in Sanskrit, the language Yoga was written down in. It is one of the first elements of the path of Yoga. It's the ongoing choice to rest in the simple, full contentment of Heart that we already are - even including the arising and passing plays of the mind. We can welcome and celebrate the sweet imperfection of this incredible existence. There is truly no need to be anything at all to explore Yoga. We simply begin. And we continue - unfolding our beliefs of complexity back into our humble, boundless, wordless simplicity of Being. Welcome Home :) Again and again and again. With big authentic love, all of us.
- Please check out the timetable on the Classes page.
May all your moments be filled with the sweetness of Santosha (contentment) of Heart.
Upcoming INTRO TO MEDITATION Course:
* Next course: Early 2018 - TBA - sign up to the newsletter above.
6 weekly classes.
Upcoming INTRO TO YOGA Course:
* Next course: Starting - Jan, Feb & March 2018 - Dates of each TBA - sign up to the newsletter above.
6 weekly classes.
More New Courses to be announced for early 2018 too - stay tuned! Newsletter button above :)
Upcoming DEEP RELAX 2 hour session:
* 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month, with Zen.
4.30pm - 6.30pm
(12 spaces only)
~ Please Book your place here
More courses, events & workshops on the Workshops page.
Santosha Yoga is a Heart-nourishing, deeply tranquil space in the middle of Paddington, created and filled with love, for you to explore the practice of Yoga and all that it has to offer.
Wander down the stairs at 180a Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, and you will find a true yoga haven. A warm, nurturing space filled with the golden light of Himalayan salt lamps, abundant plant life and open hearts. . A community of grounded, passionate, authentic teachers provide individual attention, while respecting your inner wisdom, and your space to relax into the quiet at the centre of yourself.
Santosha classes are classical Hatha Yoga, offered with huge joy and deep passion for this Life-loving practice. Classes include asana (physical postures), rejuvenating, mind-quietening pranayama (breath exploration) and meditation. The physical part of class begins gently, moving into a stronger but accessible-for-all practice, then return to a gentle state, this time more open and renewed. You are always your own best teacher, and you are offered choices within the practice as to what feels right for you each day.
Deep Relax, Yin, and Restorative classes are physically quiet, meditative practices, with most of the poses practised lying down. They are gentle, longer-held poses, often supported by props, that allow the nervous system to deeply quieten and relax. These classes are wonderful for stress, anxiety, those who are injured, and can be very helpful for those experiencing chronic pain or difficulty sleeping.
All teachers at Santosha draw on a wide depth of training, and offer the practice with a passion and skill borne of many years of experience. But they all offer a grounded, easy authenticity, and a big wide-open heart. Our focus is on providing you a deeply nourishing experience, while guiding you as your own teacher, home to your full self.
While you will find a solid consistency across all classes, each teacher offers a slightly different approach - a variety that we nurture and celebrate! All classes are well-rounded practices, engaging safe and powerfully effective alignment, as well as mindful awareness, to allow you to return to the vast space underneath the busyness of thought. Classes always finish with quietening, floor-based postures to deepen physical and mental release, and a luscious Savasana (resting relaxation) to allow the being to integrate, and for you to leave feeling incredible.
Yoga is not just about what we do on the mat - that part is simply one tool. These practices are part of a much broader approach to life, which we offer organically through classes. That being said, through the practice of postures and breath work, a physical strength and freedom is developed, and a mental resilience and flexibility arises. The practice powerfully affects the nervous system, and together these directly and powerfully affect our lived-experience on a day to day level.
Classes are kept small (16 people max, 12 for Deep Relax and most courses), so please book here to ensure your space.
Bookings are essential for:
Casual class bookings are advised, but not required.
And, yes the new studio space and garden is available for hire, outside of class times. We'd love to share it with you :)
Please send enquiries to Ally: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 564 808.
Santosha (pronounced "San-toe-sha"), is one of yoga’s central inner observances/practices - it means contentment. It's about resting in the quiet contentment of what is, even when it feels like we're overflowing with intense emotions and sensations, or the mental traffic jams of analysis and judgement. A quiet commitment to repeatedly letting go of what the mind wants to convince us should be, both externally & internally. Relaxing; opening to the unforeseen, inexplicable & boundless possibilities of the heart, to find easeful contentment, even during difficult emotions and circumstances.
"I honour the place in You in which the entire universe dwells.
I honour the place in You which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
When you are in that place in You, and I am in that place in Me, we are One."
Ally, Caroline, Di, Jaimee, Juliette, Kim, Susie, Wendy & Zen.
...Save the Dates! Kate Pell intimate public workshop 3-5th August 2018. ONLY 20 SPACES available! And only $275 ($242 concession). Stay tuned - subscribe to our email newsletter above, keep an eye on our facebook page, or watch for the booking link & more details as they unfold here.
Kate is deeply loved - she is one of Australia's favourite senior teachers, who many of us completed our initial teacher training with. She is renowned for her depth of understanding and joyful wisdom - a very special weekend not to be missed. x