Ballarat's Centre for Yoga and Pilates
Please note: We are closing over Christmas from Monday 15th December and reopening on Monday January 5th 2015.
A studio dedicated to helping you feel better
At Absolute Yoga and Pilates we believe that everyone can benefit from practicing and our most important job at the studio is to help our students feel better.
We offer classes for beginning to advanced students and our doors are open to all- there’s no one too young or old, too stiff or too flexible, too fit, unfit or too stressed to practice with us.
You don’t need to book in and you don’t need to bring anything with you. Just show up 10 minutes early and wear clothes that you can move easily in. We have eftpos, easy parking and you’re welcome to come casually or by membership.
All that’s left is for you to show up on the mat.
Tracey is the principal teacher at Absolute Yoga and Pilates, and her approach to yoga is one honed from a personal practice spanning over fifteen years. Prior to opening the studio in 2009 Tracey was able to travel and practice in Melbourne, London, Thailand and Indonesia and was exposed to a wide variety of styles and senior teachers. She has completed numerous specialized trainings in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Anatomy & Physiology. Tracey’s highest priority when teaching is injury prevention and creating a safe, non-competitive environment in which students can practice.
Candace has enjoyed the benefits of practicing both yoga and meditation for over 11 years, having resonated deeply with Zen philosophies. Professionally Candace comes from a background in nursing and has a Masters Degree in Art-Therapy. Candace started practicing at Absolute Yoga and Pilates in 2009 and enjoyed the joyful, fun way of teaching there. She deepened her commitment to daily practice before completing Yoga Teacher Training with John Ogilvie of the Byron Yoga Centre in 2012. Candace has been teaching at Absolute Yoga since then, and is passionate about sharing her love of yoga and yogic philosophy with others.
Marian has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1997, beginning with The Art of Living Foundation, and the Brahma Kumaris. Marian has since explored various other styles of yoga, including Iyengar, Kundalini and Ashtanga. In 2005, she travelled to India and studied Reiki with Aruna Babu (Bangalore). Marian moved to Ballarat in 2010 and began practicing at Absolute Yoga and Pilates, which quickly became a second home. She completed her first Teacher Training course through the Byron Yoga Centre in 2011and has since completed specialized Prenatal and Kid’s Yoga trainings. Marian is currently undertaking studies in anatomy and physiology with Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss (Yoga Synergy, Sydney), and she finds immense joy in sharing yoga with others.
Hatha Yoga is great for beginners and those seeking a restorative practice to stretch the body and calm the mind. These classes will focus on alignment and breathing and are highly recommended for anyone wanting to experience yoga.
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic style of yoga with a focus on warming up the body. Each pose flows into the next through a set sequence with a short relaxation at the end. Here you may learn more advanced asanas including backbending, inversions and arm balances. The Saturday Self Practice session is an opportunity for experienced students to come and work on their own, and although there will be a teacher present it is not an instructed class. Perfect for those ready to take their yoga to the next level.
Hot Yoga classes are done in a heated room with added humidity. The benefits include increased flexibility and detoxification, as well as reaching deep into the tissues of the body to restore physical and mental health. Great for overcoming problems in the spine, emotional issues, not to mention strengthening the immune system throughout a cold Ballarat winter!
*Please note Hot Yoga classes are not suitable for pregnant women and those aged under 16.
Our Pilates mat classes flow through the classical sequence of exercises by Joseph Pilates to build strength, balance and healthy alignment. An ideal way to tone the deep abdominal and core muscles. Hot Pilates classes are heated to 30+ degrees to get you working hard and sweating. The added challenge will melt stiffness in your joints and aid in acheiving improved fitness and wellbeing.
Casual Classes $17
10 Class Pass $150
Unlimited Monthly Yoga Or Pilates Pass $130 per month
Unlimited Monthly Yoga And Pilates Pass $140 per month
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no need to book in, but please arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure admittance to the class. Yoga mats, blankets and props are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
Please tell the teacher if you are pregnant or have any injuries or medical conditions.
Avoid eating for at least an hour before class.
We have a change room and eftpos facilities available. There is space to store your mat at the studio if you like.
A bottle of water is advised, particularly for Hot Yoga. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move easily. We practice barefoot.
Please switch mobile phones to silent before class.
Children aged over 10 are welcome to attend Hatha classes with a parent/guardian. Please note Vinyasa Flow and Hot Yoga classes are not suitable for those aged under 16.