We are located at 129 Queens Pde in Clifton Hill. We are on tram route 86, which travels up Bourke St from Spencer St Station, and we are tram stop #24. Our phone number is 03 9486 8044.
Clifton Hill Yoga Studio was established in 1995 by Frank Jesse and is one of the preeminent yoga schools in Melbourne. We teach our classes in the traditional Iyengar Yoga method, a style of yoga that is focused on correct alignment and postural awareness.
We run a variety of yoga classes throughout the week in our three studios, from 8-week courses to casual and speciality yoga classes including pre-natal. We have a General class at 10am every single day of the year, so come along and try a class.
Our courses are developed by our senior teacher Marina Jung, pictured below, one of Melbourne’s most senior Iyengar yoga teachers with 25 years teaching experience. All our teachers are dedicated practitioners of Iyengar Yoga and are fully certified by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia. We’re committed to the future of Iyengar Yoga and run a teacher training course that passes on the tradition to new teachers, and in-turn to the wider community.
We are conveniently located on Queens Parade in Clifton Hill, in the main shopping precinct, and within easy reach of Melbourne’s city centre. Our studio is light and airy. CHYS is a great place to escape the chaos of day-to-day life and spend time doing something good for yourself.
Many of our students visit the studio when travelling between the city and Clifton Hill, as well as our neighbouring suburbs which include: Northcote, Ivanhoe, Fairfield, North Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Brunswick.
“Yoga is the union of the individual Self with the universal Self.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga is union. The practice of yoga uncovers the connection between body and mind, while profoundly transforming both. Practice of the yoga postures (known as asanas) tones and regulates the body and teaches clarity and stability of mind. Iyengar Yoga is a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern living and promote total physical and emotional well being.
An innovative and inspired practice of yoga, the Iyengar method has been developed by the living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar throughout a long career. Firmly based in the ancient Indian tradition of classical Ashtanga yoga as defined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Iyengar Yoga teaches strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation.
In Iyengar Yoga, the search for a developed consciousness begins with physical awareness. In each posture, every part of the body is acted upon with intent and precision. Hence Iyengar Yoga is often referred to as meditation in action. It is a dynamic, structured and experiential approach to learning yoga.
Yet Iyengar Yoga goes beyond the physical being to embrace emotional and spiritual growth. As students learn to extend awareness to each part of their body, they begin to explore the limitless potential of the mind and the soul. The two quests of the physical and the spiritual are not separate but parts of a complementary approach to self-realization and enlightenment.
Iyengar Yoga is the most widely practiced form of Hatha Yoga. BKS Iyengar, who at the age of 93 still practices yoga daily, has influenced thousands of teachers from his base in the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. His children, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, also are leading teachers in their own right at RIMYI. Iyengar teachers from all over the planet travel to Pune each year to hone their skills under the watchful eyes of these great yoga masters.
Iyengar yoga focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas that aim to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well being.