South Hobart Yoga & Meditation
People of all ages and levels of fitness or flexibility are welcome at SHYAM. Teachers are trained in Satyananda Yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Each class blends postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
SHYAM also offers one-to-one consultations, including yoga to help with healing from chronic stress and trauma.
Holistic Yoga at SHYAM
Yoga helps you to be strong, flexible and healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally. It gives you practical tools to manage life, enhancing positivity, overall wellbeing and potential. Yoga is concerned with the human spirit, the subtle part of each person that that is a wellspring of inspiration, positivity and resilience. The holistic yoga we teach at SHYAM provides the tools to help you accomplish these goals by integrating methods and ideas from the various branches of yoga, such as hatha, raja, jnana and kundalini.
Satyananda Yoga was founded by Swami Satyananda (1923-2009) in India in the 1960s. In his quest to "spread yoga from shore to shore and door to door", a modernised, integral yoga emerged from his profound understanding of the various classical yoga traditions, based on the spiritual culture of the Vedas and Tantras. Today thousands of teachers around the world provide this holistic form of yoga to people from all walks of life. At Bihar School of Yoga, India, the tradition continues under the guidance of Swami Satyananda’s successor, Swami Niranjan. Ahimsa and Leela have lived at Bihar School of Yoga, training directly with Swami Niranjan.
Where is SHYAM?
SHYAM students love our yoga room - it's in an historic sandstone building that has always been a place for education and community. Built in 1895 as the original South Hobart Primary School, it later became an Adult Education centre. In 2017 it re-opened as SOHO Arts, providing facilities for the arts, culture and community activities.
Conveniently situated on the corner of Weld and Macquarie Streets, with onsite parking, it has a peaceful and gracious atmosphere, perfect for yoga and meditation.