If we had a slogan at The Yoga Shack it would potentially be 'yoga for every body'. Yoga is an all inclusive practice, as long as there is some mind there, any body; shape, type, differently-abled or any other individuality, is perfectly abled to do yoga. Yoga is not exclusive, as soon as it is, it is no longer yoga. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our students modify postures to suit the needs of their own requirements. Whilst we give options for variations of posture choices, It is rare we give instruction on how to make small modification as this is your own bodies natural intelligence. If you are injured or ill however, then within the clinic space we will be extremely specific, in order for you to walk a clear road to lead yourself out of problems. If you feel shy about yoga, The Yoga Shack is a great place to start a yoga journey. We will do our very best to meet you where you are at and encourage you to take every action to your own fullest potential - nothing more and also nothing less.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Bundjalung land upon which we live and work. We pay respect to their Elders, both past and present.
The Yoga Shack is home to an immense love and passion for yoga, land and environment, we aim to maintain equal respect for all human beings as manifestations from the same source. Yoga here is a tool for healing as well as for building on existing strengths, to enable the individual to be at their fullest potential. At The Yoga Shack everyone is embraced. Each and every student valued for their own journey, personal experience, their heart, creativity, smiles and energy. The physical practice of yoga is carried on the deeply established foundation of high quality breathing and at all times students are encouraged to explore comfort and steadiness. There's a strong and respectful sense of community within The Yoga Shack sanga, this is not just about breathing, bending and stretching this about belonging; a sacred space to drop deep, to release, to receive, to transform and to be free.
WHAT WE DO
Yoga Therapy prescribes specific practices to individuals, based on present problems. It is a pro-active, complementary modality that puts health and wellbeing back in the hands of the individual by utilising the tools of yoga - body movement, breath techniques, sound and visualisations specifically tailored for each student. Yoga Therapy can be used to support any existing problem, as well as any other modality. The first session in clinic consists of a thorough one-hour consultation and the prescription of your very first practice. Yoga Therapy is a self-determined modality of wellness and progression of health, Lissie will provide the tools, you will bring yourself out of problems.
Zen Thai Shiatsu Massage
With 15-years of study and practice in bodywork: acupuncture, shiatsu, feng shui, zen thai shiatsu as well as his role as a highly studied, lauded and loved yoga teacher, Shane’s massage technique and his beautiful disposition forms a remarkable way of moving prana whilst facilitating a deep state of relaxation.
Having completed his foundational Zen Thai Shiatsu studies with the acclaimed and joyous Gwynn Williams, Shane is also a level one Zen Thai Shiatsu trainer, holding 4 day Level I trainings in the glorious setting of The Yoga Shack.
Classes - General and Private
With Shane and Lissie
General classes are available to anyone in a good state of overall health. If this applies to your current physical and physiological situation, then general classes are an excellent way to deepen your knowledge of yoga for your home practice, as well as form vital and rich connections with other people in this wonderfully supportive community. If you are currently experiencing injury or an illness, we request that you see Lissie for Cikitsa practice (yoga therapy) in order to individualise your practice, using the tools of yoga to come out of problems.
Private classes are available for individuals or for groups - having a hen’s party here in the Byron Shire? Then a class for the bride-to-be and all her hens is the most wonderful way to prepare for such an important commitment.
Atha Yoga Retreat
1st – 8th september 2019
Nusa Lembongan, Bali
Physical Movement, breath technique, meditation, workshops, philosophy, language-learning, cooking class, manta ray adventure and snorkelling on the magnificent reef of the Coral Triangle
some of our Upcoming PROGRAMS & Retreats
Yoga Shack KIDS Term 3
3:30 - 4:15pm
For ages 5 - 8, Yoga Shack Kids are a wonderful extension of our child’s joyful learning about their precious place in the world! With craft, visualisation, imagination games, yoga postures and yoga adventures, connection and support for each other, celebrating individuality and so much more, these classes are a whole-bodied explosion of wellbeing. Everyone adores our radiant Kids Yoga Teacher Amy, who takes the natural sparkle of children and turns it up to supernova level.
Winter & Spring Immersions
August 19th to 23rd
September 23rd - 29th
We are so pleased to announce not one but TWO Immersions - Winter and Spring.
To take a deep bow to the inward, necessary and reflective energy of Winter, join us for 5 consecutive mornings of gratitude practice to all we’ve witnessed during this contemplative season from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd from 6:00 - 7:00am each day.
Spring is a time of unfurling after the dormant, restful time of Winter where we restock for magnificence and greater outward expression. The time of blossoming and sharing our preciousness with the broader world. Join us to celebrate the coming out from the cave and stepping in full glory into the sun.
Parenting in the Context of Yoga
3:00 - 5:00pm
In this upcoming event we will be looking at parenting through the context of yoga. We welcome real life examples to discuss through the context of the yoga sutra - and without a doubt we will be sharing some victories and some failings of our own - in this interactive time to chat, catch up, to look deeper, share our concerns and become more enthusiastic about implementation of a better way of interacting with ourselves and our loved ones, through the context of the yoga teachings
We welcome all students of yoga, as well as teachers who wish to connect in this way with others as well as to share their own understandings of the sutras.
This is a gathering of precious people in an enriching and purposeful way.
Yoga Shack Kids: Age 5 - 8
Every Thursday until end of school term 2019
3.30 - 4:15
Offered each Thursday during the school term, these classes are a super fun introduction to the concept of yoga as a means to keep our bodies healthy, for celebration of ourselves as unique individuals and acceptance of the ever-moving stream of life-experiences. A wonderful, fun experience of kids learning the heart of yoga - joy, supporting each other, celebrating individuality and loving the awesomeness of ourselves and others
Fundamentals of Yoga
6.00am – 7.30am
The Fundamentals Program is a soft but thorough beginning into the infinite project of Yoga - physical postures, the role of the breath and it's purpose for the mind.
It is also aimed at filling some of the gaps for those with an established practice who have perhaps felt pieces of this simple but complete puzzle, are missing in their understanding or experience with yoga.
Dissolving Patterns 21-Day Program
10th to 30th October 2019
6.00AM – 7.30AM
21 days of yoga therapy to dismantle negative patterns at the three levels: physical, physiological and psychological. The program includes an initial 1.5 hour one-to-one consult, 1 hour and 15 minutes of daily practice of yoga asana (physical movement) and breath work specific to breaking negative patterns at all levels of the constitution, plus the introduction each day of a topic to begin to identify, embrace, accept and progress. Each day you receive further wisdom to your inbox to explore and are encouraged to initiate into your own daily routines. Whilst there will be a large focus at the body level to the effects of drugs, alcohol and toxic dietary patterns the program is designed to target ANY form of existing negative pattern