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Byron Yoga Centre was established in 1988 by John Ogilvie and is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia.
Byron Yoga Centre is now at home at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, the tranquil eco haven is ideal for a retreat or for a teacher training course. Affordable and authentic yoga for all levels in beautiful Byron Bay.
Our public classes are held at in town at 6 Byron Street, Byron Bay – daily general yoga classes in the Purna Yoga style.
Byron Yoga Centre maintains a strong holistic philosophy to yoga that mirrors the essence of its birthplace.
Our style and approach – Purna Yoga
Purna Yoga – Making Yoga Complete
Yoga is a lot about giving and receiving. It has been proposed that we only keep what we have by giving it away, which is one of the main motivations for teaching and training others to teach.
The yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre is called Purna, meaning integrated or complete. Purna Yoga represents a holistic approach to yoga integrating not just the physical postures but also philosophy, meditation, pranayama breath control and the yogic personal and social code of ethics. The postural instruction is alignment focused. Sequences range from gentle restorative to dynamic. Blocks, belts and bolsters are available to be used to support and modify postures safely.
We seek to integrate all 8 limbs (Ashtanga) of yoga the way it was originally taught, more than 3000 years ago in India. Yoga asanas, or postures, are just one of these limbs. The other limbs are equally important, including meditation, pranayama breath control, and the personal and social code of ethics, the yamas and niyamas.