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


7.30pm - 9pm :: 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 February 5th

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 May 2019 we (Deb & Russ) will be running our first ever yoga retreat in Japan. We lived in Japan for 4 years and are keen to share our love by running this once in a lifetime yoga experience which will be the perfect blend between relaxation, sightseeing, yoga, travel + fun.

If you're curious about Japan, heading overseas for a destination yoga retreat, or would like to join us but want to know more - send us an email at info@youngayogastudio.com.au! We’ll send you some more details so you’ll know if this trip is for you!


Q. Where should I book my flights to/from?

A. The retreat will start on Saturday May 18th in Kyoto and finish on Saturday May 25th in Tokyo. Travel between the cities is an easy 2.5-3 hr trip on bullet train. So we recommend flying in and out of either Osaka (near Kyoto) or Tokyo and allowing for travel time either way. Keep an eye out on Jetstar as they often have return for free specials toward the end the year.

Q. What kind of retreat is this?

We are still putting together our itinerary, but expect this to be a combination of daily yoga, travel, food & fun! We hope to include some cultural tours, walks, downtime, opportunities to chillout & of course come together and share amazing food. Various accommodation options will be available - most of these are based on twin share or double. More details to follow on our information night.

Q. Why Japan?

A. Japan is close to our heart. Aside from living there for 4 years… it was IN Japan that the seed to create Younga Yoga Studio was planted.

We visited a tiny little studio in the heart of Tokyo back in 2003 and realised that Wollongong needed a place like that….dedicated to the practice of yoga… (at that time there were no dedicated yoga studios in Wollongong - no vinyasa yoga - mainly iyengar classes in community halls). We spent two years in Japan saving to open the studio and boot-strapped along the way (working other jobs etc) until we were able to form a community that was sustainable. So essentially - everything that is Younga Yoga…. started in Japan.

Japan is also a fantastic place to travel if South East Asia isn’t your thing. It’s clean, highly organised, very reasonably priced, and yet for all it’s sophistication, is a place that is rich in tradition, nature, culture & more.

There is just 1 hour time difference from Japan to Australia - so it’s also a great way to travel without the downside of jet-lag.

Q. What will the itinerary look like?

A. Details coming soon but think a mix of yoga, sightseeting, great food, down time,


DATES: Sat 18th May 2019 - Sat 25th May 2019

INVESTMENT + DETAILS: package rates will range from $2,500 to $2,900.

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights accommodation, welcome dinner, farewell meal, arrange of activities and daily Yoga. 

EXCLUSIONS: All transfers, travel costs and travel insurance, meals.


  • $100 deposit will secure your place on this retreat.

  • Deposits are non-refundable

  • Younga Yoga assumes no responsibility for you being unable to attend retreat due to illness, travel delays, change of work or other unforeseen events, therefore, you are strongly advised to get travel insurance to cover your costs in the unlikely event you are unable to attend the retreat.

  • There are likely to be 2 price points for this retreat - package rates will range from $2,500 to $2,900.

  • Package inclusions as per information night - 7 nights accommodation, welcome dinner, farewell meal, activities and daily Yoga. 

  • All transfers and travel costs are the responsibility of the student.


The co-founders of Younga Yoga Studio, Deb & Russ Young are thrilled to be offering 200HR Yoga Teacher Training starting August 2019.

We are currently taking expressions of interest. Applications for this training will open in July 2018.

We are currently finalising details on curriculum, pricing & the application process however as we expect this training to fill up quite quickly we encourage you to get in touch and formally register your interest so we can notify you personally when applications open in July 2018.


WHEN: Sunday November 18th :: 6 - 8pm

INVESTMENT: $10 Includes light dinner


  • Investment + payment plan options

  • Training format + modules 

  • Key dates

  • 3 day residential retreat

  • Weekend workshops

  • Bali immersion retreat 



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.  



Residential retreat on the beautiful South Coast of NSW.

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 - residential retreat dates are final - the 6 weekend workshop hours are currently being revised and are subject to minor changes.


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