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about the newtown yoga room
The Newtown Yoga Room offers classes in Iyengar Yoga from Beginners Courses through intermediate to experienced, and more specialised yoga classes such as Gentle Beginners & Individual Needs (individually tailored remedial program), workshops and retreats.
The style of yoga we teach is Iyengar yoga which is a type of hatha yoga and is one of the most widely known styles in the world.
B.K.S. Iyengar was the world’s foremost exponent of Hatha Yoga and spent a lifetime in the study, practice and teaching of this traditional science and art.
One of the features of Iyengar Yoga is that emphasis is placed on alignment in postures which engages and refines the skills of observation and reflection. The mind and body move in harmony with each other, and begin to function to their full potential. When needed props are used to adapt postures to the needs of the individual student.
Iyengar Yoga is based on yoga philosophy which dates back more than 2,000 years.
newtown yoga room teachers
Principal teachers Jazz Eastman and Connie Hepworth have both been teaching for more than 2 decades and bring a wealth of experience, both in practice and teaching to their classes.
Together they have been running the Newtown Yoga Room in its current location since 1996.
Connie holds a Junior Intermediate Level 3 teaching certificate and has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 1985 and received her certification as an Iyengar teacher in 1996. Before teaching yoga Connie worked as a physiotherapist for 16 years and also has a Diploma in Homoeopathy.
She is dedicated to the practice of Yoga and continues to develop her practice and teaching with ongoing study with senior Iyengar teachers in Australia as well as at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.
Jazz has been practising yoga since 1971 and has taught over 18,000 hours since 1993.
Originally a practicing Iyengar yoga teacher, in recent years his practice and teaching have been greatly informed and evolved by his daily practice of insight meditation with its emphasis on the cultivation of ‘sati’, or mindfulness.
Sarah Bourne’s first contact with yoga was at college and she took up the practice seriously in the early nineties. Later she undertook teacher training with senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Alan Goode.
Sarah is a mother of three, runs her own Counselling practice and writes novels. Yoga gives her the balance she needs to juggle the demands and joys of a busy life. In her teaching she aims to provide students with the space not only to enhance their overall sense of physical wellbeing, but also to reflect and discover what it is that they need in order to reach their fullest potential, whatever that may be, both on and off the mat.
Contact The Newtown Yoga Room
35-39 Dickson St, NEWTOWN NSW 2042
Tel: 02-9550 1127
: : Public Transport Access : :
Bus: 422 & 370 stop in King St Opp. Dickson St
or 423, 426 & 428 stop at Newtown Station
Newtown Station – 10 minute walk
St Peters Station – 5 minute walk