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 the upper level of Raine Square on the corner of Murray st and William st, 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.

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.

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

STUDIO LOCATION

Raine Square, William st. Upper level, above Coles Supermarket, (at the top of the escalators veer left).

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

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
  7am
Kickstart

Kate
    7am
Kickstart

Phoebe
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
4.30pm
Pilates

Cailtin
5pm
General

Raechel N
4.30pm
Slow Flow/Yin

Kate
5pm
General

Claire
6pm
General

Rachael W
  6pm
General

Kate
 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

      General
General flow suitable for all levels. 45 mins

      Kickstart
Dynamic flow suitable for those wanting a stronger, more energetic practice. Not suitable for absolute beginners. 1 hour

      Beginners
Suitable for beginners or those wanting a slower class with more specific instructions breaking down elements of poses. 45 mins

      Yoga for Athletes
Specially targeted for sports people/ athletes (e.g. runners, cyclists, triathlete’s) to enhance performance. 1 hour

      Pilates
Body conditioning technique that targets core strength, flexibility and mobility throughout the whole body. 45 mins

      Slow Flow/Yin
Slower, more stretch based movements incorporating Yin postures that target the body’s fascia and connective tissue to increase flexibility and relaxation. 1 hour

CLASSES AT OTHER LOCATIONS

 

WHEN WHERE STYLE WHO
TUESDAY 5.45pm Yoga OM Vinyasa Flow Kate
THURSDAY 6am x-training Vinyasa Flow Raechel
FRIDAY 9.45am Yoga OM Vinyasa Flow Kate
SATURDAY 7.30am Yoga OM Vinyasa Flow Kate
7am x-training Vinyasa Flow Donna
SUNDAY 9am x-training Vinyasa Flow Donna
For locations please visit studio websites:
Yoga OM http://www.yogaom.com.au
x-training http://x-training.com.au/uncategorized/yoga-is-beginning/

Special Events & Workshops

TIFFANY CRUIKSHANK

IN PERTH 27-28th FEBRUARY 2015!


We are thrilled to bring internationally acclaimed Yoga teacher, author and wellness expert Tiffany Cruikshank to Perth in Feb 2015.

Tiffany travels the world leading workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, and has recently launched Yoga Medicine (www.yogamedicine.com) a thorough, anatomically based teacher training system. Tiffany has written for and graced the cover of prominent publications, media and ads including Nike, Lululemon, Yoga Journal, Liquidio and many others. Tiffany has a pre-med Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology & Nutrition and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. Tiffany’s strength lies in her ability to fuse the two worlds of eastern & western medicine together and apply it to the practice of Yoga.

Workshop details @ Cottesloe Civic Centre, 109 Broome St

Friday 27th 6.30-8.30pm

CORE ESSENCE

Saturday 28th 10.30am -12.30pm INVERSIONS
Saturday 28th 2-4pm UNWIND & RESTORE

These workshops are suitable for ALL LEVELS - beginners, intermediate, advanced and teachers- all will benefit! 

All 3 workshops

Early Bird (end 31/12/14) $225




From 1/1/15 $250




2 workshops only

Friday night & Saturday (10.30am) $175




Friday night & Saturday (2pm) $175




Saturday (10.30am + 2pm) $175




1 workshop only

Friday 27th $95




Saturday 10am $95




Saturday 2pm $95




REFUND POLICY

  1. up to 1 month before event – full refund minus 20% for admin costs 
  2. up to weeks before event – 50% refund minus 20% admin fee
  3. less than 2 weeks before event – no refund unless Doctors certificate produced 

This is an event not to be missed. Book now as will sell out fast!

Retreats

SMITHS BEACH YALLINGUP RETREAT 24th-27thApril,2015 

Join us for our annual Yallingup Yoga Retreat held at the stunning Smiths Beach Resort. Enjoy daily yoga sessions offering a chance to deepen your yoga practice through creative and dynamic vinyasa. We’ll workshop specific asanas, breaking down challenging poses to make it accessible to everyone! There will also be plenty of time to laze by the divine beaches of Yallingup, visit wineries or just chill out! RETREAT INCLUDES *3 nights luxury accommodation (SINGLE, TWIN OR QUAD SHARE) *5 x Yoga sessions *Welcome drinks and canapes *Farewell Dinner at the beautiful Lamonts Restaurant *Breakfast Smoothie, coconut water and raw treats COST QUAD  $675per person 2 Bed Ocean View Apartment TWIN     $750 per person 1 bed Apartment TWIN     $895 per person 1 bed Ocean View Apartment SINGLE $995 per person 1 bed Apartment

50% deposit due to secure your place.

To register email: info@theyogavine.com.au

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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