Welcome to Ballarat's Centre for Yoga
Classes are being held in the Jim Welsh Dance Studio at 12a Armstrong St Nth (next door to the Forge).
A studio dedicated to helping you feel better
At Absolute Yoga we believe that everyone can benefit from practicing yoga 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. At Absolute Yoga we love all sorts- Men, Women, Seniors, Kids and Mamas to be.
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 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 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, 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 relaxation at the end. Great for anyone wishing to improve their overall fitness and establish a home practice.
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 those aged under 16.
Pre & Post Natal classes specifically geared towards new and soon to be mums. Gentle movements, stretches and breathing techniques can help to make your pregnancy more enjoyable and reduce the level of aches and discomfort. From the very start of pregnancy yoga can be a positive and helpful preparation for birth.
We run workshops during school holidays for children in which they will explore yoga postures, games, songs and relaxation. Kids are split into age groups 3-6 and 7-12 years old to ensure the sessions are engaging and age appropriate. Guardians accompany their children in these fun, playful classes.
Booking essential. Please see Workshops tab for details as school holidays approach.
$15 per first child, $10 siblings, adults free.
Casual Classes $17
10 Class Pass $150
Unlimited Monthly Pass $130 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.
There are currently no scheduled workshops.