Welcome

WELCOME TO THE YOGA VINE!

The Yoga Vine brings a passion for Yoga, health and community to the very heart of Perth.

Operating from 140 William st on the corner of Murray St Mall, The Yoga Vine offers a variety of Yoga classes taught by experienced teachers who aim to make Yoga accessible, fun and rewarding to a broad range of people- from absolute beginners through to experienced Yoga practitioners. Corporate Yoga classes delivered at your workplace, packages, and private sessions are also available.

Whether you’re a city worker, resident, or someone passing through, The Yoga Vine provides a space in the heart of Perth City where you can explore Yoga as a powerful tool to enhance your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We warmly invite you to join us at our classes.

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.
Rainer Maria Rilk

The Yoga Vine Team

CO-FOUNDERS

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KATE TAYLOR

Kate has been practicing Yoga since 1993 and teaching since 1999. She has studied a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha and Shadow, and continues to regularly attend workshops and training around the world to stay fresh and inspired as a teacher.

Kate’s classes are strongly influenced by her broad Yoga experience and her own committed, ongoing Yoga practice. Her teaching style is warm, creative and dynamic. She aims to facilitate classes that are playful and adventurous, inspiring her students to explore their practices whilst respecting and nurturing their bodies and mind.

Kate has anAdvanced Diploma in Ayurveda and a Masters in International Health, and also managesIndigenous health and curriculum initiatives at Curtin University.

DONNA BUCHANAN

Donna has been practicing Yoga for over 11 years, and after completing her teacher training in 2010, found her true calling. Coming from a background in Ashtanga, Donna’s own personal practice and teaching is strongly influenced byVinyasa, with particular affection for arm balances and movement with heart.

Donna aims to inspire, challenge and create change in her students’ practice through a steady, dedicated and playful exploration of the breath, body and mind. She loves to share what she learns within her own practice;through energetic classes that are accessible to everyone at all levels. Donna is also passionate about raw foods and travel, offering these combined interests through regular Yoga retreats both locally and internationally.

RACHAEL WEST

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Rachael has been practicing Yoga for over 18 years and also has a background in circus, including training in body awareness at the Sheffield’s Greentop circus.

After completing a University Diploma of Yogic Education at the University of Lille in the north of France, Rachael began to design specialist yoga programs, working with health professionals to merge the best of western health knowledge with the wisdom of yogic education. Rachael has created Gentle Yoga for Fibromyalgia, and runs guest lectures and yoga workshops to a wide variety of groups.

Rachael’s classes are strongly influenced by her broad exploration using the body as a tool for learning whilst being sensitive to physical conditions people may be working with on their mats. She also has a degree in civil engineering.

RAECHEL NORTON

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Originally from Adelaide, Raechelhas a strong background in Bikram Yoga and has been teaching Yoga for over 5 years. Prior to Yoga, Raechel was a dancer and also trained in martial arts. While this background gave Raechel a deep sense of body awareness, it was through Yoga that she discovered how to challenge herself without judgment.

Raechel approaches her own personal practice with flexibility in her mind. She thrives to cultivate a similar awareness in her students, inspiring them to remain open andnon-judgmental in their practice, whilstsimultaneously seeing the potential for growth and transformation.

CLAIRE PIANTA

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Claire completed her 500hr teacher training in 2011 and continues to draw inspiration from well-known international teachers such as Simon Borg Olivier, Les Leventhal, Tiffany Cruikshank, Shiva Rae and Stephan Kalhert.

Claire teaches Vinyasa style classes that have a strong focus on alignment whilst being full of joy and compassion for her students’ experience as they practice. Off the mat, Claire ‘surf’s the waves of life’ and ‘dances with wild abandon’, and this approach to her own life strongly influences her heartfelt style of teaching in her classes.

ANNA COVENTRY

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A seasoned practitioner of yoga, New Zealand born Anna began her teacher-training journey in 2010. Passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with others, she completed her second teacher training (500hr) in 2012 and said goodbye to her career in the corporate career.

Anna’s teaching is influenced by the many styles of Yoga she has herself practiced, particularly Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and Satyananda’s holistic system of yoga. Her classes are uplifting, playful and informative, combining breath awareness and flowing sequences with classical floor postures for balanced energy levels, deeper levels of self-awareness and self-appreciation.

GEOFF FORD

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Geoff started learning Yoga to improve his surfing performance, and after experiencing its effects, went on to complete his teacher training at My Health Yoga in Brisbane.

Geoff started teaching Yoga whilst working in the corporate sector, and after realising his passion lay in assisting people to lead healthier lives, he gave up his corporate career and headed back to university to study Physiotherapy.

Geoff’s classes have a strong focus on correct alignment and he weaves his knowledge of anatomy and physiology into his teaching. Geoffis also currently completing a Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University.

PHOEBE JONES

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Phoebe dove headfirst into yoga during travels in 2009, inspired by the styles of Vinyasa, Power vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. She completed her teacher training in Purna Yoga (meaning integrated or complete) in Byron Bay, and with support and encouragement from her mentors Wendy and Mal from Yogaworx, Phoebes teaching has developed into a warm and holistic style of vinyasa flow, infused by a love of music during her classes.

Phoebe is passionate about creating a space for people to explore, cultivate awareness and learn how to self heal using the power of asana practice, breathing, meditation and Yogic philosophy.

Class Timetable

NEW YOGA VINE PREMISES!!

Shop 5, 140 William st Arcade. Enter from Murray st mall, on the right side of Forever New.

COST

   Casual class
$15

   5 Class Pass
$60 – valid 1 month

   10 Class Pass
$110 – valid 2 months

   Monthly unlimited
$170

   Introductory offer *new students only*
$20 for 10 days

  • Cash only- no eftpos
  • Bring Yoga mat if possible (NB mats are available if required

No bookings required

Timetable

NEW TIMETABLE

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
12.15pm
General

Donna
12.15pm
General

Kate
12.15pm
General

Donna
12.15pm
General

Donna
12.15pm
General

Anna
1.15pm
Beginners

Kate
1.15pm
Yoga for Athletes

Donna
1.15pm
Beginners

Donna
5pm
General

Raechel N
5pm
General

Claire
6pm
General

Rachael
6pm
General

Kate

 

Class Description

      General
General flow suitable for all levels.

      Strong
Strong flow suitable for those wanting a stronger, more dynamic practice. Not suitable for beginners.

      Beginners
Suitable for beginners or those wanting a slower class with more specific instructions breaking down elements of poses.

      Yoga for Athletes
Specially targeted for sports people/ athletes (e.g. runners, cyclists, triathlete’s) to enhance performance.

PUBLIC CLASSES AT OTHER LOCATIONS

 

WHEN WHERE STYLE WHO
TUESDAY 5.45pm Yoga OM Vinyasa Flow Kate
THURSDAY 6am Twisting Peacock Hot Yoga Donna
FRIDAY 9.45am Yoga OM Vinyasa Flow Kate
SATURDAY 7.30am Yoga OM Vinyasa Flow Kate
8 AM Twisting Peacock Power Class Donna
SUNDAY 9am Twisting Peacock Hot Yoga Donna
For locations please visit studio websites:
Yoga OM www.yogaom.com.au
Twisting Peacock www.twistingpeacockyoga.com.au Or email info@theyogavine.com.au

Special Events & Workshops

Retreats

MOROCCAN YOGA RETREAT

May 31st – June 6th 2014

Videos & Media

Yoga Pose Spotlight

YOGA POSE SPOTLIGHT: VINYASAS

At your Yoga Vine classes you will often hear your teacher often asking you to take ‘Vinyasa’ – a powerful flowing movement linking 4 poses together that develops stamina, opens major joints (hips and shoulders) and reset’s the body in between static poses.

Understanding how to do these 4 poses correctly is crucial to ensure your Vinyasa’s are safe and building strength, rather than movements that tire or create injuries. You know your body better than any Yoga teacher, and practicing Yoga asanas mindfully, honoring where how far is enough in each pose to maintain safety, is one of the most important lessons on our Yoga mats.

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POSE 1 HIGH PLANK

Inhale standing on the hands and the balls of the feet, palms underneath the armpits and feet hip distance apart. Use your core muscles to draw the belly in, supporting the lower back, positioning your body in to one straight line. Imagine your collarbone is spreading outwards from the centre of your sternum, and your shoulders are drawing back towards your hips. Press your front thighs to the ceiling, but don’t drop the tailbone, instead lengthen it towards your heels.

Arm strength and core work is the aim here- avoid crunching the neck/ shoulders. Gaze is straight down and feel your skull lengthen from your neck.

If you feel ready, keep your legs and arms straight with your knees off the floor. To moderate this pose, bend knees to the floor and work to straighten the arms.

POSE 2 LOW PLANK/ CHATURANGA DANDASANA

From high plank, exhale lowering your straight body to a parallel line. Keep your elbows in to your side ribs as you lower down, maintaining openness in the chest/ collarbone and strength in the core to avoid ‘hanging’ on the shoulders as you lower down. Keep your tailbone gently tucking towards navel, which assists the core muscles to engage. Drawing the elbows towards the heels will help to maintain openness in your chest as your arms build strength. Press the index fingers to the floor to keep the weight central.

If your arms feel strong enough, keep your knees off the floor so you make one horizontal line with your body; if your building arm strength, put your knees on the floor as you lower down.

Only go as far down as you can, keeping the chest open and collarbones wide- don’t round the shoulders. Over time, lowering too far down and rolling the shoulders will create shoulder/ upper- back tightness and possibly injuries.

POSE 3 UPWARD DOG/ URDHVA MUKHA SVANASANA

From low plank, press into your palms and roll on to the tops of your feet inhaling to lift your chest to Upward Dog. Imagine the bottom of your rib cage drawing up the front of your body to open your chest and your shoulders rolling back with the shoulder blades drawing down towards the hips. Don’t sag in the belly- keep the core muscles working to support your back. Drawing the tailbone to the pubis while lifting the pubis to the belly button will assist the core to stay engaged and support the back. Careful not to crunch your butt and over tighten! Muscles are softly engaged.

Look straight ahead or if your neck and lower back feels good, gaze up to the ceiling while lengthening the throat.

Again, if your body feels ready, arms are straight and knees are off the floor. To moderate, keep the knees on the floor and elbows bent.

POSE 4 DOWNWARD DOG/ ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA

You will do many MANY downward dogs in the life of your Yoga practice- it is one of the most beneficial poses for spine strength and length. Understanding how to do it effectively is an important milestone in your Yoga practice!

From Upward Dog, exhaling roll back over your toes lifting your hips high and draw your chest through towards your shins into Downward Dog.

In Downward Dog, the belly draws back towards the spine and the shoulders roll outwards away from the neck allowing your inner elbows to roll slightly forwards. Spread your fingers, feeling broadly into the mat under your palms, with your index finger pointed forward or slightly out. Draw the weight out of the wrists upwards.

Spread your toes, letting your feet widen on your mat. Imagine the tops of your thighs lifting your hips higher, while your lower back lengthens towards the top of your sitting bones. Keep your inner ankles lifting up the inner thighs.

If your hamstrings are ready, your legs are straight and heels are on the floor. To moderate, bend the knees as much as needed, and focus on rolling shoulders out, strengthening spine and building shoulder strength.

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