In Yoga philosophy, the internal flame that motivates us is called Tapas - it is the discipline and determination that fires us up about our goals and dreams.

Over this 10 Day Intensive, we will navigate where you'd like to focus your energy for the year ahead and create a physical & emotional mind map to show you how to get there.

Deb Young (Senior Teacher & Co-Founder of Younga Yoga Studio) would like to invite you to begin the New Year working with Tapas. There is no better time to connect with ways to do this - than at the beginning of year - particularly in Australia - when the weather is warm and the calendar encourages us to re-focus, practice & achieve.

Ever wondered why some people seem to cruise through life achieving great things, living in line with their life's purpose while others get stuck in patterns of paralysis, unhappiness or despair? Even the ancient yogis recognised that to achieve greatness, we must work hard, with sustained effort & focus, for change does not come easily and requires effort, practice & consistency.

Over 10 days of practice we'll guide you through goal setting the yogi way, discovery & discussion of the rich history of yoga philosophy and the tools it has to offer to help you lead a full and purposeful life, as well as examine your physical practice to achieve personal goals & reset your body for optimal vitality for the year ahead. This 10 Day Intensive offers you a chance to practice with senior teacher Deb Young. To unpack what some of the yogic texts have to offer with regard to practice, focus & achieving our goals & to cultivate a daily practice of asana, pranayama & meditation that you can carry with you after the intensive.

* Repeat Students: We will be following the same epic process with new content 


✔︎ 10 x 90min yoga sessions with us at the studio
✔︎ Daily themes relating to goal setting, yoga & yoga philosophy.
✔︎ Deb's personal goal setting insights from 12+ years as a business owner & mum
✔︎ Outside beach practice on the last day looking over beautiful North Beach
✔︎ Worksheets to help you get clear on your goals
✔︎ Opportunity to create your own action plan for the new 90 days
✔︎ Support from fellow yogis working through the same program as you
✔︎ Yoga Philosophy + daily reading & application for life
✔︎ A mix of dynamic & restorative yoga sequences to support your personal goals for practice & life off the yoga mat.
✔︎ Pranayama (breathing) techniques to improve mental focus, clarity & relaxation.
We encourage you to make a 10 day commitment in line with the philosophy of the intensive.

2nd January - 11th January // 6.00am - 7.30am

* Please note our last practice on the 11th January will be held at North Wollongong Beach (weather permitting). 

Price: $199 

Make up Classes: A maximum of 1 make up class is permitted within 7 days of the course completion and contingent on space permitting.

Terms & Conditions:
- Due to the nature of the course, we are unable to provide refunds, transfers or credits. Please check your diary before enrolling. If you feel unwell during the intensive we encourage you to attend anyway and we can give you restorative options throughout the practice. Course enrolments are non-transferable.
- enrolling with a friend or partner? Please be sure to register and enrol into the workshop separately


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.


$135 full time student or concession / $150 adult


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.



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! 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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