join us for yoga teacher training this august


Yoga Nidra Workshop with Lana - Inner Peace

Join Lana for a blissful evening of Pranayama, self study, gentle stretching and guided meditation.

Yoga Nidra is an immensely powerful meditation technique and is one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. This gentle practice is accessible to beginners and experienced yogis alike and focuses on multiple levels of well being.

In this workshop we will explore the activities of the mind from a Yogic perspective, observe our own individual relationships with thoughts, and learn techniques to master control of the thinking mind.

In this 90 minute workshop we will;

✔︎ Practice Pranayama techniques to quieten the mind and balance the energetic system.
✔︎ Discuss the Yogic perspective on human psychology and examine ways to feel more peaceful within.
✔︎ Be guided through a Svadhyaya (self study) meditation to identify your own mental tendencies.
✔︎ Move through a series of gentle, passive stretches to release physical tension and prepare the body a comfortable meditation.
✔︎ Rest comfortably as you are guided through a systematic meditation, resulting in a sense of peace, wholeness and freedom

In this workshop we will use these techniques to dive beneath the layers of the physical body and thinking mind, to connect with our inner self and connect to a inner feeling of peace, contentment and calm perspective.

Yoga Nidra is said to be the most profound level of relaxation possible.
Reported benefits include; reduced anxiety and stress, reduced blood pressure, emotional healing, improved sleep quality, improved mental focus, decision making and memory, increased self awareness and a deeper feeling of inner peace and connection with all life.


Sunday September 8th // 6:15pm - 7:45pm 


$45 per person 

Due to the nature of the course we are unable to provide refunds, transfers or rain-checks - all purchases are final - please check your diary before enrolling. 

Booking in with a friend?

If you are booking into this course with a family member or friend, please make sure you register and enrol separately. Purchasing multiple tickets on the one account will only enrol the person who made the purchase. If you have any questions about this phone the studio on 4227 1997 or email 


This course is ideal for those who have never done yoga before, may need a yoga refresher, or may be recovering from an injury.


• Learn around 25 yoga postures in detail that are common to most styles of yoga
• Learn the "why" behind yoga alignment cues
• Prevent injuries by understanding your options
• Have a chance to ask questions throughout a yoga class
• Learn ways to work with tight hips + lower back issues
• Understand how to prevent shoulder injuries in yoga
• Understand what options to choose in a regular open class as a beginner

Each week you will be guided through basic yoga postures that form the foundation for our regular vinyasa classes. We start with a skeleton version of a longer sequence and each week add in around 3 new postures - so there is lots of repetition and opportunity to ask questions and build confidence.

So that you get the most out of your experience, we provide a beginners course ebook for home practice. We set the class up in a way that everyone has direct line of sight to the teacher, and for busy courses we aim to have a second teacher on hand to provide additional adjustments and individual attention.


Russ is the co-founder of Younga Yoga Studio and Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry.

He has studied yoga under a range of traditional & modern teachers and has been teaching Yoga for more than 15 years.

Russ is a part time guest teacher for the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, where he teaches Anatomy to doctors in training. He has also taught Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology & Exercise Prescription at the University of Wollongong over the past 15 years.


$150 adult / $135 full time student or concession


7:15 - 8:30pm :: Thursdays (see below for next start date)


A maximum of 2 missed class can be made up at any other regular class on the timetable within 2 weeks of the completion of the course.


If you are booking with a friend or family member please register, enrol & pay individually. Purchasing more than one ticket on a single account does not secure a place for another person. If you have any problems, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 4227 1997.

DATE: Tuesday October 8th

TIME: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Can't make Tuesdays at 4.30pm? No problem. We also have a prenatal yoga class on Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am. Alternatively you are free to attend our regular yoga classes (with prenatal options). Just give us a call on 4227 1997 to discuss the best class for you.



Join Doula, Deb Young for this engaging 6 week course in yoga, birth skills & the low down on everything from safe yoga for pregnancy, yoga to keep fit, how to address pregnancy aches and pains through to strategies for a confident birth experience. Classes are just 1 hour long and come with a complimentary online program for extra support and practice.

WEEK 1: Breathe it out, Let it go.
Whether you’re physically tired from the first trimester, struggling with energy levels in your third trimester, or just trying to keep it all together with to-do lists, running the house and maybe already looking after kids, in this lesson we look at ways to use the breath as a tool to let go of physical & emotional tension.
we’ll be using the breath as a tool to let go of physical & emotional tension during pregnancy and in labour.

WEEK 2: Better than Panadol
Tired and achey hips are a total pain in pregnancy! On one hand - everything is loosening up (which is great right!), but on the other hand your body often tries to compensate by trying to keep it all together - so hip and glute tension can be a real issue. In this lesson we look at how to protect the S.I.Joint from pregnancy discomfort, release the lower back muscles that might also be suffering, and use poses to both strengthen and release the glutes. Seriously better than panadol for tired and achey hips.

WEEK 3: Mind Over Mantra: Good Pain Healthy Pain
If you love a strong physical practice - than today will be a little shot of pregnancy espresso for you! We’re gonna work with postures that encourage you to focus your mind, and tap into the awesome strong feminine power that you have within you to birth with confidence. There are two ways to cope with pain of labour - on one hand you can train your mind to be strong and your body to have stamina (that’s today’s lesson), and on the other hand you can practice ways to surrender and let go (we cover that in other weeks).

WEEK 4: Move Sway. Go with the Flow.
It’s easy to say ‘Go with the flow’, but a little more challenging to practise. This week we learn ways to confidently invite all the new experiences and sensations to wash over you. Replace struggle and resistance with relaxation and surrender. Whether it’s allowing the ‘no so helpful advice’ to wash over you without taking it on, or allowing the sensations of birth to get build without resistance, in the this practice we’ll explore physical ways to connect with the rhythms of labour as well as mindset techniques to just go with the flow.

WEEK 5: Open, Trusting & Aware
It’s a quest that many women want to know - how do I get my baby in a good position for birth? In this lesson we will practice a sequence to help move your baby down into the pelvis. If your baby is breech we will show you ways to help give your baby room to turn instead of bring them further down. As well as showing you the things you CAN do to help - we’ll also tap into ways that you can visualise your body being more open, trusting and aware.

WEEK 6: Yoga Mamma Sanctuary: Taking Time Out & Honouring this Pregnancy
Today is all about honouring your pregnancy & taking time out for yourself. If you feel rushed, tired, or at all stressed - you will LOVE this practice.
We start with some delicious sitting postures to help you connect your body & breath and awaken the side body to create space. Then move into a wonderful restorative practice to help you connect with ultimate rest - this is great practice for tired mummas who feel like energising without doing too much!



In 2006, we started Wollongong's first yoga studio and the beginnings of a thriving yoga community. We discovered a way to bring our passions together for a fulfilling career and help others live a happier, healthier more balanced life.

We still teach around 350+ students each week, run international yoga retreats, and work with students one on one in a rehab context.

Along the way we built an online yoga program for pregnancy, had two gorgeous kids of our own and put the theory of yoga to the test to live a balanced family life.

With our expertise in Yoga, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Prenatal Yoga + consistent personal practice - this is a teacher training that is grounded in decades of professional and personal experience. 

Let us share that experience with you. 

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This teacher training will be a combination of 3 PARTS all of which are compulsory.

PART 1: Will be a 3 day residential immersion style retreat (fri/sat/sun) on the beautiful NSW South Coast.

PART 2: Will be 6 weekends (sat/sun) held at Younga Yoga Studio followed by a weekend free.

PART 3: Will consolidate your training and experience on an immersion style training with 8 nights in Ubud, Bali at a purpose built yoga retreat space.

Having completed numerous teacher trainings as students ourselves and been guest faculty on other trainings, we believe that this strikes a beautiful balance between being able to go deep in an immersion style setting without day to day distractions, whilst also offering the flexibility & ability to maintain a 'regular' job by completing most of the training on weekends.  


All meals included / 2 nights accommodation / 3 days of training

Friday August 9th - Sunday August 11th


Weekend #1 Saturday August 17th - Sunday August 18th

Weekend #2 Saturday August 24th - Sunday August 25th

Weekend #3 Saturday August 31st - Sunday September 1st

Weekend #4 Saturday September 7th - Sunday September 8th

Weekend #5 Saturday September 14th - Sunday September 15th

Weekend #6 Saturday September 21st - Sunday September 22nd

You will then have the next weekend/week off training to spend time with family in school holidays / rest / prepare for our final residential retreat 12 days later.


Residential Immersion Style Retreat in Ubud, Bali.

Friday October 4th - Saturday October 12th [Week 2 of NSW School Holidays]


Please note that all dates are final.