My Asana is nestled on the border of Vaucluse, Rose Bay North and Dover Heights. Yoga classes are available to all levels – from first time beginners to experienced students. Yoga Courses for kids, tweens and teens are available during the school term. Yoga styles offered are vinyasa flow, ashtanga and yin.
After a 10 year international dance career, a broken back from a surfing accident prevented Amy from continuing on that path. Having used yoga as an outlet during her life as a dancer, it was during her “back rehab” that she realized the emotional and physical benefits that yoga added to her life. As with all things in life, when one door closes, another one opens. Amy’s journey through her yoga career has not only taught her more about her physical self, but has opened her mind to learn and understand more about her spiritual, emotional and personal self. Her classes are fun, challenging and have a clear focus on alignment and safety. Along with yoga, Amy is passionate about photography, cool stuff about the universe, her dog “Bug”, nature and family.
Vinyasa Yoga is the primary style of yoga taught at My Asana. We are also one of Sydney’s first studios to offer Forrest Yoga as part of our regular schedule.
Vinyasa focuses on breath, synchronized with movement, taking you through a flowing sequence of asanas.
Forrest focuses on longer, stronger poses, with the incorporation of deep breathing and heat.
All of our classes will strengthen your body and mind helping you become grounded both mentally and physically.
This class is designed for people who are new to yoga or people wanting to focus on alignment and basic principles. The focus is on breaking down postures and giving explanations of key alignments to ensure safety, on going health and the full benefits of yoga. The practice will flow through a sequence of postures that will be held a little longer than a traditional flow class. This allows students to become more aware of their body alignment. Options to modify postures will also be a focus in these classes, to allow for a gradual build up to more advanced poses. Align classes create endurance and build muscle, whilst teaching the foundations of traditional yoga practice.
These classes are part of a four week rolling course, and are tailored to complete beginners wanting to start their yoga journey, and to more seasoned yogis wanting to sharpen their asana alignment. Classes are led at a slow, steady pace, working on a weekly theme, in a workshop style setting. Completing the 4 weeks will provide a confidence that will allow students to practice a flow class with safety and know how.
This is a dynamic, flowing vinyasa class. They are best suited to intermediate and experienced yogis, however all are welcome. Classes are designed to make you sweat, detox your body and challenge you physically and mentally. People are encourage to listen to their own body, and rest at any point throughout the class to allow their body to revive. Each of our teachers will bring their own flare of sequencing and energy into each class. And you will walk away feeling energised, lighter and clearer of mind
Forrest Yoga, created by Ana Forrest, incorporates longer holds and the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell. Using heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences, you will learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with your body. Developed specifically to address our current day stresses and challenges, both physical and emotional, it is open to all levels of yogis and only requires that you bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. These amazing 2 hours classes are held monthly.
Upcoming class dates – 18 March, 8 April, 6 May
Our yin classes balance out the more active and fast flowing practices offered at My Asana (which are generally referred to as more of yang style). Initiating deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit, it is a great wind down after a busy day or week. With the use of bolsters and blocks, postures are held for longer periods of time allowing passive stretching to give a deep opening to the body. With fewer poses held for longer periods, you may find yourself in a meditative state throughout this class. In today’s fast paced world, this is the perfect antidote to stressful living.
prenatal 5 week group classes
During this precious time of your life, these classes offer invaluable benefits on many levels. From strengthening your body to cope with the changes your growing baby will demand, to relieving tension that is put upon specific muscle groups in your body, due to rapid changes that are occurring. Breath work will help calm your nerves, assist your digestion, sleep and immune system, whilst helping prepare you for pre labour and labor. The gentle movements and poses throughout the classes will increase blood circulation, assisting in decreased swelling that can occur during pregnancy and enhance your immunity. Therefore creating a healthy environment for your thriving baby. And just as importantly, these classes will allow you to stop and slow down from your busy days, and set yourself the intention of taking care of yourself and your baby. Plus, you will be doing all of this with a group of amazing women who will understand exactly what you are going through.
ashtanga – led class
This dynamic practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence. The class is open to all levels, from absolute beginners to more experienced students.
Our kids classes are for children aged 3-7 years. Children will learn the principles of yoga in a fun and dynamic way. The course also assists in developing strength, flexibility and coordination. It can improve children’s focus, self awareness and build self esteem. And in this busy world our children live, they will learn ways to relax through breath and movement, and also build their social and communications skills.
teen girls yoga
The teenage years are possibly the most challenging for young girls – surging hormones, sexuality, school stresses, peer pressure – just a few of the daily challenges they face. Not to mention the effects on their posture as they spend many hours hunched over their computers, phones, desks and lounging in front of the TV. These classes will explore how practicing yoga helps strengthen and tone muscles and bones to support posture, while simultaneously working with breath and mindfulness to relieve stress and anxiety. Each class will be a safe place to explore and express thoughts and emotions through mindful yoga practices and meditation.
teen boys yoga
Teenage boys put their bodies under an enormous amount of stress and pressure – playground tussles, sports fields, studying over their desk, and even just slouching in front of their ipads and the TV. A regular yoga practice offers benefits in many aspects of their day to day lives, including strength, flexibility, calming, concentration and relaxation.
Our fun-filled class are designed to introduce tweens to the principles and practice of yoga, breath work, mindfulness and meditation. We tune inward and connect with ourselves, we tune-in with our friends and connect as community. We build on strength, flexibility, co-ordination, concentration and confidence.
Yoga in the workplace adds endless benefits to an organization, including staff productivity, boosting staff morale, and an addition to staff well being programs. Having held classes for groups from 4 to 40 employees, we can tailor classes that suit your office. We offer 0ne-offs “event day” classes or regular weekly classes, and offer the classes at your work space, or in our studio. Our current and past corporate clients include Multiplex, Tan Temple, AMP and Withers SLB Lawyers.