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Access your internal sacred space with yoga. Restore balance to body, mind & spirit.

Yoga has many benefits, it’s physically invigorating, mentally clarifying and spiritually uplifting. A regular practice can help remove physical and mental stresses of modern life.

At mandala yoga you will learn traditional hatha vinyasa yoga. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. Based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the 8 limbs of yoga, we offer expert advice and alignment-based instruction with demonstrations throughout the class.

Whatever your level of experience, we encourage you to go at your own pace, encouraging you to listen to yourself and learn how to work with your own body for optimal results.

Our small friendly classes enable you to learn at your own pace, led by your instructor Anita Modok, will help you feel calm, energized, aligned and balanced.

Scientists agree that a regular yoga practice can improve general health, mental clarity, physical energy, stress levels, flexibility and focus, immunity, the central nervous system, muscle tone, core strength as well as improved posture and relaxation.

Yoga can be practiced by anyone. If you can breathe you can do yoga. Flexibility is just a state of mind.

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Teacher

Anita Modok, founder and director of Mandala Yoga, has 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and has studied yoga with some of Australia’s and the world’s leading experts including Mark Breadner, Simon Borg-Olivier, Ana Forrest, Twee Merrigan, Shiva Rea and Judith Hanson Lasater. Based on the 8 limbs of yoga, she draws influence from Hatha Vinyasa and tantra, in the traditions of Krishnamacharya and the Himalayan masters. Her yoga classes are creative, intuitive and fun. She is a level 2 member of Yoga Australia and is 500-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance USA, has current first aid, CPR and $20 million public liability insurance.

Anita’s passion for movement, music and art are infused in her teaching, where she encourages her students to restore personal balance, by integrating body, mind and spirit to open the body and clear the mind, supporting them through transformation and positive mental and physical change.

Originally trained in classical ballet (RAD Elementary), Anita discovered the transformative powers of yoga and meditation by chance after a near fatal snow skiing accident in the 80’s while writing for the ski magazine Powderhound, left her with severe nerve and tissue damage. She discovered meditation as a remedy for pain relief and once her balance was restored, she found a regular yoga practice provided her with results that western medicine could not.

Anita runs group classes in the eastern suburbs of Sydney at Rushcutters Bay, Moore Park, City of Sydney and Double Bay. She has been a regular yoga teacher at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust for 8 years. In 2009 she founded Sydney Corporate Yoga and featured in an article about corporate yoga in the Australian Financial Review in 2012.

Previously Anita has had senior roles in the arts, media and marketing. She has worked globally for The Big Backyard, NIDA, News Ltd, Screenrights, the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, has two masters degrees and is a practising photographic artist.

Group Classes

Bookings

 

absolute beginners

 

NEW BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – ENROL NOW FOR OCTOBER

Learn the essential elements of a balanced yoga practice. Beginners are taught the fundamentals of yoga including alignment, basic postures and breath control. You will be guided step-by-step with adjustments and instructions to help build strength, confidence and flexibility.

gentle hatha (Mondays)

With confidence and experience, students are encouraged to develop a regular yoga practice and are guided through new poses weekly and move more deeply into postures, learning to take their practice to a whole new level.

hatha vinyasa flow (Mondays)

Experienced practitioners can focus on advancing your practice to a new level through breath and movement. Move into deeper flowing sequences. This progressive practice creates a balance of heat and calm in the body.

yoga | pilates fusion

CLASSES START OCTOBER 2015

A toning and warming combination of pilates and yoga to build core strength, muscle and stamina.

meditation

4 WEEK MEDITATION PRACTICE RUNS MONTHLY

Meditation will help you move into a new level of practice beyond the mat and will leave you refreshed and restored.

private classes

workshops + future events

Seasonal workshops are designed to refine your current practice in a safe and healthy environment.

Classes must be booked + pre-paid

 

New students: please complete the health registration form.

Call 1300 677 925 or email for more information.

Timetable

VENUES  |  RUSHCUTTERS BAY & DOUBLE BAY

 

Drill Hall Harbourside  | Monday evenings

1C NEW BEACH ROAD RUSHCUTTERS BAY

BEGINNERS HATHA  | 6-7pm

GENTLE HATHA |  7.15-8.05pm

 

PRICE LIST

CLASSES
10 class pass $220
8 class pass $180
5 class pass $120
Casual $30

WORKSHOPS
Each workshop $55
Two workshops $100
Three workshops $150

Gift certificates available

*Some health funds offer rebates for yoga classes

Bookings

 

CLASS DAYTIMEVENUEDURATION
HathaMondays7.05pmRushcutters Bay60 mins
Gentle HathaMondays6.00pmRushcutters Bay60 mins
Yoga in the ParkTuesdays6.30amCentennial Park, The Rose Garden60 mins

BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS PLEASE COMPLETE THE HEALTH FORM

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  13. If you have an injury or health condition, please check with your healthcare practitioner that yoga is appropriate for your condition & advise the teacher of any recommendations or restrictions.
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  15. While the utmost care will be taken to guide you with safe & clear instructions, you must take responsibility for your body by:
  16. - moving slowly with awareness & respecting your body’s limitations
  17. - immediately stopping & informing the teacher if a position or movement is uncomfortable, painful, or just doesn’t feel right, or if you don’t understand the instructions
  18. As every body is different, not all poses are appropriate for every person at a given time. Instructions are to be used as a guide only. Please listen to what your body is telling you & ask for assistance if in doubt.
  19. All poses are optional & can be modified by the teacher to suit your individual needs.
  20. A light snack may be eaten 1 hour before class, but it is preferable to leave a few hours between a full meal & yoga practice. You may like to bring water to sip on.
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T: 1300 677 925 | E: info@mandalayoga.com.au

Workshops

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PRIVATE CLASSES

• New to yoga?
• Too busy to attend group classes?
• Want to re-boot your own practice?
• Recovering from illness or injury?
• Specific health issues?

Private classes are the solution to fast track your progress in the comfort of your own home or office.

A private yoga session IS NOT a yoga class for one student. It is a completely different entity with its own structure and rules.

Anita will design a program specifically for you, helping you renovate and energise yourself by finding your natural flow of energy through yoga.

Private one to one lessons allow you to benefit from individual attention, providing you with the tools to establish your own personal practice.

Bookings

T: 1300 677 925 | E: info@mandalayoga.com.au

YOGA COACH

YOGA COACH: A STEP FURTHER

Imagine someone who looks after you holistically, helping you develop a specific wellness program for your specific needs across all areas of your life; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually using the wider science of yoga.

A complete program integrating health and well being with a yoga practice.

Anita is a trained yoga coach. In consultation with you, Anita can help design the life that you desire physically, mentally and spiritually.

A minimum 4 week is required and includes 4 face to face consultations, with online updates.

Bookings

CORPORATE YOGA

Our on-site corporate yoga classes help you find an essential balance between work and wellbeing.

Our corporate yoga classes enable employees to stretch and destress in the convenience of the office.

For more information please visit our dedicated website: Sydney Corporate Yoga

Sydney Corporate Yoga are Sydney’s experts in providing yoga solutions for the workplace, including yoga, stress management, meditation and wellbeing packages.

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TESTIMONIALS

Yoga with Anita is the highlight of my week- where she encourages us to listen to and align with our bodies and energy. She guides us through the different poses and corrects our alignment. I always leave class feeling balanced and grounded. Thank you Anita.
Jacquie

One year of yoga with Anita has been blissful. I enjoy her lessons as much as I enjoy her as a person. Many thanks
Sally

Working with Anita as a yogacoach was a wonderful experience. Her assessment was thorough and her approach to gaining a better understanding of my health and lifestyle was highly professional and insightful. Not only did I gain an enormous amount from her advice and exercises, but I enjoyed our time spent together. Anita has a very warm heart and her caring nature makes the process of developing a trusting relationship with your yoga coach very easy.
Kim Dresner
Artistic Director, The Jazz Factory

I had a guy stop me after you left who said you were fantastic and he really loved your class!
Clio Plioplis
Gym Supervisor, Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust

I particularly enjoyed our single one-on-one lesson where I now finally ‘get’ where I breathe in and out.
Grant

FAQ

Do I need my own mat?
We encourage you to bring your own mat, however we supply a few in each class. Mats are available for purchase on request.

What should I wear?
Comfortable, flexible sports wear that is relatively body hugging to see your body alignment.

How do I attend classes?
Class attendance can be on a term or on casual basis. Your will be enrolling to a specific class when you are enrolled for the term unless otherwise notified. Casual classes are more expensive than signing up for a term.

How do I enroll in class?
Please fill in the online registration form. We will email you with payment details. Please note: your spot in the class will be confirmed upon payment.

Do you have student or unemployed discounts?
Yes, based on current certification being sighted.

Are casual spots available in all classes?
Class spaces are limited. We will have a couple of mats available for casual places, available on a first come basis. Pre-booking is recommended.

How long are the classes?
Please check the timetable or call/text to confirm.

Do I have to be flexible?
Not at all! Flexibility will come with a regular yoga practice.

I don’t think I have the right body type for yoga.
Yoga is not about your body shape or youth. If you can breathe you can do yoga.

Do I need to have done yoga before?
Not for our beginners classes.

What type of yoga do you teach?
Our Hatha and Hatha Vinyasa yoga classes are designed to meet the needs of students in integrating the practice into their daily lives. Anita has been extensively trained and is committed to continuing education for personal and teaching development.

What is the structure of your class?
Classes start with a 5-10 minutes settling in and warm up, where students are guided to bring themselves into the present moment through the observation of one’s breath. The practice continues with asana (physical postures) and by inviting the breath as a guide and a means of moving oneself inward. Each class is planned for a well-rounded practice with asana (physical Postures) and pranayama (breathing practice). The end of each class is devoted to savasana (relaxation pose) to bring a deep sense of relaxation and inward peace. Savasana or ‘corpse’ pose is the final resting posture in a yoga session.

What is vinyasa?
Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement” where you move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become dance-like.

Can I eat before class?
A light meal (fruits/veggies) is okay ½ – 1 hour prior to class. No heavy meals for 2-3 hours prior to class. Heavy food reduces energy levels, affects your strength, stamina and your ability to concentrate. Stay well hydrated.

Are there any age restrictions for yoga?
No, however a few health factors can affect how you practice. Modifications are offered for poses to suit all ages, fitness abilities and any specific physical needs.

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