In this 90-minute workshop, Yoga Spot Fairfield teacher Lucy Galbraith will share her expertise in western mental health and eastern yoga philosophy to explore:

–   The link between our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations

–   How to move through difficult emotions such as anxiety, stress, sadness and anger

– How to build resilience for dealing with challenge and adversity

It’s the perfect session for better understanding our current situation – dealing with restrictions and a loss of freedoms, whilst experiencing a raft of emotions daily.

This workshop will incorporate a mix of: 

  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Reflection
  • Breath work
  • Asana (yoga poses)

You’ll leave feeling more at ease with your emotions and with better tools for managing the challenges life throws at you.

THE DETAILS
When: Sunday October 18, 10am to 11.30am
Where: Online livestream, via Zoom
Investment: $15 Yoga Spot Fairfield members, $20 full



Are you ready to commit to practising yoga, meditation and mindful activity every day for 21 days, starting Monday August 17? If so, we’d love you to join our Yoga Challenge. It’s the ideal motivator to keep you moving through Melbourne’s latest round of restrictions, with the support and accountability of our wonderful community online. 

What does the 21 Day Challenge involve?

Yoga Challenges encourage you to deepen your practice, heighten your self-enquiry, and keep you moving and motivated. At Yoga Spot Fairfield, we also like to add some fun! So, every week we will ask you to complete seven practices in seven days – it’ll look something like this:

– 3 livestream yoga classes – Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Yin (option to catch up via recordings)

– 1 guided meditation, 1 guided pranayama session 

– 1 bonus movement class: think Bollywood dancing, HIIT Pilates and Myofascial Release

– On Sundays, 1 mindful activity of your choice, or bonus pre-recorded yoga class. Includes Mindful Mandala colouring workshop with Chloe from Hummingbird Ink, date TBC.

What you’ll get:

– Unlimited access to livestream yoga and movement classes for 21 days

– Unlimited access to members-only Facebook page for 21 days

– 1 x Mindful Mandala colouring workshop

– 21-day checklist for motivation and to help keep track

– Community support – we’re all in this together

Join us to discover the benefits of positive, daily practices or to establish new habits leading into Spring (and hopefully an end to hibernation!). Got questions? Shoot us an email.

THE DETAILS

When:  Monday August 17 – Sunday September 6

What: Yoga, meditation, pranayama, movement sessions and more

Investment: $79 or FREE for Livestream Weekly Members ($25 p/w)

 

NOTE: This event has been postponed until further notice, due to COVID-19 precautions. We’ll let you know as soon as a new date is scheduled.

We’re very excited the folks from Massoga® Massage Yoga are bringing their style of Yin and intuitive touch to Yoga Spot Fairfield.

What is it?

Massoga® is a unique and magical practice to help you reach a deeper level of connection, relaxation and release. It’s a fully immersive experience with essential oils, music, yoga props and intelligent sequencing designed to give you deeper awareness of your body and mind, all combined with intuitive touch.

What to expect

Your teacher will guide you through a restorative Yin Yoga practice, while yoga adjustors and massage therapists provide expert hands-on adjustment and massage. This creates the perfect setting for deep release and relaxation. There’s a 1:4 therapist/student ratio which ensures plenty of hands-on attention.

Sessions run for two hours, and bookings are essential. Bookings must close 3 days prior to the immersion – this is to ensure we book the correct number of massage adjustors for the session. So don’t wait to confirm your spot. Open to all, first-time yogis especially welcome!

THE DETAILS
When: To be advised
Where: Yoga Spot Fairfield, 70 Station St, Fairfield 3078
Investment: $79


Embodied Flow is an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatics, movement meditation, tantric philosophy and transpersonal psychology that elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action.

This workshop, lead by Yoga Spot Fairfield teacher Laura Escudero, is designed to help bring practitioners into a flow state by working with areas of the body that are proven to relate to optimal states of flow – an experience similar to athletes or musicians being ‘in the zone’.

Immersing ourselves into moment-to-moment presence allows the full spectrum of our awareness to be harnessed. The subject and object in states of flow can merge, creating a time/space blur. Transforming meditation into movement gives us a repeatable practice to glide with more presence and ease through transitions, both on and off our yoga mat.

This workshop will use asanameditationfree movementchanting and journalling, with the intention to deliver participants into a flow state that creates an easeful, optimal dance through life.

Yogis can expect to: 

 Gain a better understanding of flow states and uncover optimal levels for productivity and creativity.

 Learn about yogic philosophy and cosmology and how to integrate these into daily life.

 Explore a range of physical practices including slow flow yoga and free movement in order to challenge and expand ideas around form and shape.

You’ll leave feeling present with an energised focus, at ease, confident and free.

THE DETAILS
When: Saturday March 7, 1.30-3.30pm
Where: Yoga Spot Fairfield, 70 Station St, Fairfield 3078
Investment: $45 full, $36 Yoga Spot Fairfield members



Our six-week prenatal course is designed to equip mamas-to-be with tools, tricks and tips to instil an inner sense of trust, calm and confidence on their journey towards motherhood

Prenatal yoga offers women a chance to bond with their developing babies and their blossoming bodies, connect to their mama-bear intuition and instincts, and provides practical tools to feel confident and trust in the magical process of creating life. Pregnancy is a time to nurture and connect, as well as to strengthen and stabilise; to tap into a woman’s innate power to become a mother – a temple of courage, compassion and fierce love

The course includes the following:

Yoga asana: modified for each stage of pregnancy to create space, strength and stamina and to prepare you physically and mentally for birth. We’ll discuss labouring positions and take in movements to encourage optimal foetal positioning. We’ll also provide you with basic do’s and don’ts of a safe physical yoga practice during pregnancy and ways to integrate these into ‘regular’ yoga classes.

Breath work: including yogic pranayama and hypno-birthing techniques to facilitate a sense of calm, focus, relaxation and presence during all stages of pregnancy and birth.

Vocal toning, affirmations and mantra: an opportunity to self-sooth, build assurance and explore self-expression through the use of voice.

Guided meditation and visualisation techniques: unwind and connect with bub and learn tools to assist in labour by stimulating release, opening and ease. Also helps increase focus and vitality and builds mental and emotional confidence and stamina.

Our prenatal course is an opportunity to embrace this exciting stage in a safe and supportive environment, and to empower yourself by learning about your changing body. It also enables you to connect with a community of other expecting mothers to share experiences and concerns.

It’s never too early or late to start, this course is ideal for all expectant mothers at any stage of pregnancy. However, we do advise:

–    If you are new to yoga, we encourage you to begin in your second trimester, as it’s not recommended to take up any new physical activity in your first trimester.

–    Ensure you are cleared by a doctor to practice physical activity prior to commencing this course.

–    If you are experiencing any conditions or complications, even if you have been cleared by a doctor/OB, please take time to chat with us prior to commencing the course so that we can offer you the best experience for you, your body and baby.

–   Lastly, we believe in mutual responsibility; your teacher has the responsibility to guide a safe practice and offer alternatives, you have the responsibility to listen to your body and only partake in what feels okay within your personal ability each day.

Note: Class will be capped at 14, with a minimum of 8 registered participants for course to run.

THE DETAILS

Dates: Saturday Mar 7 – Sat Apr 11, 11am-12pm

Investment: $120 for six-week course


Join Mohit for this six-week series and explore the foundations of Hatha yoga in a non-heated room – perfect for beginners or those returning to yoga after some time away.

Week-by-week you’ll break down elements of the practice, discuss basic yoga terms and establish an understanding of correct alignment and technique.

Small class numbers will ensure personal attention and assists, and participants will receive handouts recapping the week’s class for home use and review. 

This series is perfect if you want to:

  • Gain confidence on the mat
  • Build bodily strength and tone
  • Better manage stress and anxiety
  • Tune into your breath 

We know what it’s like to be reluctant to jump into a Hot Yoga or Vinyasa Flow class – or to attend those classes but still feel like a fish out of water. This series is the ideal preparation for our more dynamic offerings.

Can’t attend every week? No problem – either make-up the class with your choice from our timetable, or re-join a session on the next available series.

THE DETAILS

Dates: Thursday Feb 20 – Thursday Mar 26, 7.30-8.30pm

Investment: $120 for six week course or $160 + 2 extra classes per week

Note: Class will be capped at 12, with a minimum of 8 registered participants for series to run. Extra classes option must be used within timeframe of Beginners Series.

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Join us on Saturday February 15 for a relaxing day amongst the vines at the beautiful Bellarine Estate on the Bellarine Peninsula. You’ll enjoy yoga, wine tasting, indulge in share platters and meet wine-loving yogis. This event is an amazing day trip from Melbourne. BYO yoga mat (or pre-book a hired mat). 

Your yoga and winery tour starts in Melbourne Docklands, where Megan will meet and greet you at the ferry departure point to the Bellarine Peninsula. Upon arrival in Portarlington, a short bus ride will take us to Bellarine Estate winery, where we’ll stay for the day.

AT THE WINERY
You will get your appetite going with a 60-min indoor or outdoor yoga class, followed by a guided wine tasting in the cellar door. During the wine tasting, indulge in a relaxed lunch with delicious shared platters including a glass of vino on the house. All this will be paired with plenty of laughter and inspiring conversations.

YOGA AND WINE TOUR ITINERARY
10.15 – Arrive at Docklands ferry departure point
10.40 – Depart Docklands with Port Phillip Ferries (ensure you arrive at least 20 min early)*
12.00 – Arrive Portarlington, transfer to shuttle bus
12.15 – Arrive at Bellarine Estate with shuttle transfer
12.30 – Vinyasa yoga class with Megan
13.40 – Guided wine tasting incl. share platters and wine served in cellar door
16.00 – Depart Bellarine Estate to Ferry
16.15 – Drop off at Portarlington Ferry
16.30 – Ferry departs to Docklands
18.00 – Arrival Docklands
* Changes to schedules and times by Port Phillip Ferries are outside of our control

INCLUSIONS
• Meet and greet at the ferry departure point
• Return ferry from Docklands to Portarlington
• Return bus from Portarlington to Bellarine Estate
• 60 min outdoor or indoor yoga (weather dependent)
• Guided seated wine tasting at Bellarine Estate
• Sharing style grazing platters during wine tasting (vegetarian options available)
• Glass of Bellarine Estate wine of choice

INVESTMENT
$117 Yoga Spot Fairfield members (direct debit or 12 months up-front)
$130 full


Join Megan Gamble and Jules Jenkinson for this special fundraising event, with all proceeds donated to bushfire relief efforts and the Cobargo Wildlife Sanctuary in NSW. 

1pm-2.30pm: Yang to Yin class with Megan and Jules (details below)

2.30-3pm: Afternoon tea donated by Kissaten, beverages by Hart & Soul

3pm-4pm: Optional vision boarding activity

Cobargo was decimated by fire on New Years Eve and this small sanctuary, run by Gary Henderson and Sara Tilling, was razored to the ground. Gary and Sara have been sleeping in the one shed that was still standing on their property and caring for injured kangaroos around the clock, without a thought to their own predicament or wellbeing. We think people like that deserve a helping hand and hence have chosen to donate everything we raise to their cause. You can read more about them here.

The fundraiser will begin with an all-levels, 90-minute Yang to Yin class. Jules will take you through a dynamic, flowing sequence to get the blood pumping and create a state of gratitude in your mind and body. Megan will then share some long, meditative Yin holds to balance your Qi (energy) and move you towards your more purposeful, compassionate self for the new year ahead.

After yoga we’ll convene for a vegetarian and vegan-friendly afternoon tea and conversation, with catering generously donated by our friends at Kissaten (538-540 Heidelberg Rd) and beverages by Sarah from Hart & Soul

We’ll also have a bunch of art supplies on-hand for those who are keen to hang around and create a vision board expressing their hopes and desires for the new year – as was our intention with the original event on this date, New Year, New Mood. 

Come for yoga, come for afternoon tea, or come for vision boarding. The choice is yours.

Minimum suggested donation: $15 – to be paid upon arrival (cash or card)

If you can’t make it on the day but still want to contribute, we’ll be accepting donations throughout the week at reception. We’re also putting out the call for towels and blankets for several wildlife shelters, including Wildhaven Wildlife Shelter (St Andrews, Vic). Second-hand is ok. You can donate these at reception.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED – PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE AS YOU WOULD FOR A NORMAL CLASS, OR IN-STUDIO


This November we’re bringing together three of our all-time favourite things: yoga, food and wine, in another delicious and social collaboration with our friends from Retreat Here.

Join us on Saturday November 23 for an all-levels Vinyasa Flow class, before we re-group around the corner at 15 Pounds for a nourishing vegetarian lunch and glass of wine.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow yogis, to share in conversations about how much you enjoy your practice, and discover more about the interesting lives you lead away from the mat.

Yoga and wine gatherings such as these have become a specialty offering for Retreat Here, so we are very excited to bring our two communities together. If nothing else, the afternoon is a great way to get a yoga class in, meet some new people, and unwind with a vino.

Bookings essential, spaces are limited. Open to all levels – everyone welcome.

WHEN? Saturday November 23. Doors open 12pm, Vinyasa class 12.15pm – 1.15pm, Lunch, wine and socialising 1.30pm onwards
HOW MUCH? $60 ($48 for Yoga Spot Fairfield members). Price includes yoga class, shared lunch and a glass of wine.
WHERE? Yoga Spot Fairfield, 70 Station St & 15 Pounds Cafe, 21-23 Railway Place, Fairfield


What is Prana? What is Pranayama and why do we do it? What techniques are good to start with?

The breath, the body and the mind are all intrinsically linked. But we tend to neglect or take for granted our inherent life force (Prana) – ultimately to the detriment of our own health and peace-of-mind. 

Join us for our October workshop, where special guest teacher Tamblyn Lord will introduce a basic understanding of Prana and why the regular practice of breathing techniques (Pranayama) and your connection to the breath are instrumental in improving mindfulness and sense of wellbeing. 

Some of the techniques we’ll explore on the day:

Ujjayi (Psychic or Victorious breath) • Full Yogic Breath • Kapalabhati (Shining Skull breath) • Nadi Shodhana (Alternate nostril breath)

In addition to Tamblyn’s inspirational teachings, this workshop will encourage you to further explore the vital relationship that exists between the breath and the mind. It may also help enhance and deepen your current asana practice.

Bookings essential, spaces are limited. Open to all levels – everyone welcome. Some movement involved.

WHEN? Saturday October 19, 12.30-2.30pm
HOW MUCH? $45 ($36 for Yoga Spot Fairfield members)
WHERE? Yoga Spot Fairfield, 70 Station St, Fairfield


About your teacher: Tamblyn Lord has been teaching yoga since 2003 and has a Level 3 Senior registration with Yoga Australia (the highest level available), making him one of the most experienced Hot Yoga and Vinyasa practitioners in Melbourne.

Tamblyn is a founding member of Yoga Flame (Moonee Ponds’) Teacher Training staff and he spends the majority of his time at that studio, guiding students in weekly classes and supporting teacher trainees. It was at Yoga Flame that Tamblyn and Megan, director of Yoga Spot Fairfield, crossed paths.

Tamblyn’s vast theatrical resume as an actor allows him to share a deep knowledge of voice and presence in being heard as a yoga teacher. His studies in physiotherapy also give him an acute anatomical understanding of the physical practice. His Vedanta training in Kerala, India in 2005 supports his passion and respect for the philosophy and traditions across all streams of yoga. Tamblyn is also a children’s yoga teacher trainer, a Thai-massage therapist, an avid hiker and the voice behind the Smiling Mind meditation app.