I have been practicing yoga regularly for 12 years, including during and following two pregnancies. Over the last four years I have developed a consistent home practice based on Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga. I find that as a busy, multi tasking woman, yoga provides me with some time and space for me, while also having the benefit of keeping me fit, active and healthy.
I have completed Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher training with Yoga Trinity, and pre and postnatal yoga training with Bliss Baby Yoga. I have also completed Thai Yoga Massage training and I incorporate some of these techniques into my classes. I hold a full First Aid Certificate and I am a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia.
About Inner Glow Yoga
Inner Glow Yoga has been created as a space for you to take time out from your busy lives, and to prioritise your health – physical and mental. The focus is on safety and alignment for your individual body, as well as creating an environment where you can spend time simply breathing, relaxing and stretching.
Located in Harrison, Canberra, Inner Glow Yoga is a boutique studio offering Vinyasa Flow yoga classes for every body. Classes vary weekly, offering gentle and more active options. We also offer dedicated classes for new mums and their babies. Find more information on the class page.
Inner Glow Yoga caters for all levels – from the absolute beginner to the experienced student. Yoga is for everyone, and you don’t have to be flexible already to benefit from it. My favourite quote is “saying you’re too inflexible for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to shower.”
Have a look through the information and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Class Styles & Timetables
Vinyasa Flow – this practice connects breath and movement to create a continuous flow of postures, working on strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination and the ability to focus. In this feel-good flowing yoga class, you'll practice sun salutations, work on the fundamental standing and seated poses, as well as learn some backbends and inversions. Emphasis is placed on alignment and safety in all postures/asanas.
Candlelight Vinyasa Flow – Experience the meditative focus and intensity of practicing yoga in a studio illuminated by candles and firelight. Enjoy a vigorous vinyasa practice (as above) followed by a longer relaxation and meditation, coupled with some Thai Yoga massage techniques. A deeply relaxing class to help you un-wind from your day.
Gentle Vinyasa Flow – this class has a stronger focus on relaxation and moves at a slower pace than the general vinyasa classes. It is also suitable for prenatal students, with all sequences designed to be safe for pregnancy and modifications offered for each trimester.
Mums and Bubs (beginning June/July) – For new mums and their babies (up to active crawlers), focusing on yoga postures and stretches to regain strength and tone the body after childbirth, as well as self care and relaxation. Includes baby play, stretches and infant massage.
Private Classes – if you have specific poses or benefits you would like to work on, or would just prefer the experience of a one on one yoga class rather than a group class, private classes are available in both vinyasa and pre/post natal styles. These sessions can be tailored to suit you – I can work with you on mastering more advanced poses, or design a more restorative class, including Thai yoga massage techniques. Private yoga classes are perfect for those who are: looking to develop a home practice, further their practice, address specific needs or just want the confidence a one on one class offers in creating the best alignment for your body.
Please note bookings are highly recommended. Spaces are limited and booked students will be given priority. Bookings can be made via the booking form on this page or by contacting me. Payment can be made by direct deposit prior to class (bank details will be emailed on receipt of booking) or we accept cash in the studio.
If you are a new student you will need to complete an enrolment form prior to your first class. It’s a good idea to arrive 10 minutes early to your first class to return any forms or ask any questions you may have.
When you arrive at the studio please park on the street or in the driveway. Entry is via the front door and it is appreciated if you leave your shoes/socks at the door. Come in and make yourself comfortable.
If you have never been to a yoga class before that’s ok! We love beginners and anyone can benefit from yoga. Have a look at the FAQ’s below and if you have any further questions or specific health concerns please let me know.
What do I wear?
Anything that is comfortable and allows you to move freely. You may find you get quite warm during practice and cool down quickly in relaxation, so layers can be a good idea.
What should I bring?
If you have your own yoga mat please bring it along with you. If you don’t have a mat, they are available in the studio. It’s also a good idea to bring a small towel and a water bottle.
Can I eat before class?
It is best not to eat a heavy meal too close to your practice – a good guideline is not to eat for an hour beforehand, or just have a light snack if you do need to.
Do I need to stay for the relaxation (savansana)?
You are missing the best bit if you don’t! At first this part can seem like a rest but it is actually an essential part of practice where your body can incorporate all the new poses, and an opportunity to deeply relax and benefit from all your hard work.
If you do have to leave early for some reason, it is best to leave before savasana so you don’t disturb the rest of the class.
Do I need to be flexible?
Absolutely not! Yoga can be helpful if you are looking to increase your flexibility but it is not a requirement. And there are many other benefits of yoga too – increased core strength, increased balance or increased relaxation. Yoga is not a place for competition, classes are designed to help you achieve the benefits that are a priority for you.
What do Om and Namaste mean?
These are Sanskrit words. I have done a whole blog post on Om as it’s hard to explain it in one word, but it is often described as a universal sound, or the sound that emcompasses all other sounds. Namaste, roughly translated, means “the light in me honours the light in you”. Basically these words are used as terms of peace, gratitude and respect and form part of the ritual of yoga class.
Can I stop for a drink/break?
At any time in class you are welcome to rest in child’s pose or take a short break, try to join back in as soon as you are ready.
Are there facilities available?
Yes, the studio has a bathroom/toilet and somewhere you can refill your water bottle.
Don’t forget to breathe! New students in particular can find some poses challenging and focus so hard that they hold their breath.
Can I feed/change my baby?
Yes, these classes are baby friendly and there is plenty of privacy and space provided for feeding and/or changing your baby.
What other facilities are there?
There is a bathroom/toilet available as well as somewhere you can refill water bottles, heat baby bottles, and even have a cup of tea afterwards
What if my baby cries?
Again, these classes are designed for mums and their babies and we expect a level of noise. If a number of babies are becoming unsettled I will try to incorporate them into the class more, or even pick them up if that is helpful. Alternatively, you can take a short break to feed or settle your baby and rejoin the class as soon as you are both more comfortable.
$16 casual class
$120 for 10 week term pass (note, if you join after the start of term the cost is $12 x the number of weeks remaining)
$75 for private class
Payment options – bank transfer prior to class or cash in studio. Please contact me or create a booking using the below form to receive bank transfer details.