While Bondi and Coogee tend to get all of the attention (and tourists), we would argue that the eastern suburbs Sydney beach of Maroubra could give them a run for their money. Not only is it the largest beach in the eastern suburbs, stretching more than a kilometre, but there’s a growing number of cool cafes and fitness studios in the area.
The latest addition putting the ‘Bra on the map is the ridiculously luxe Yogala studio. Following a rebrand, the architecturally-designed boutique just reopened in the heart of Maroubra. The natural light and plant-filled space in the Pacific Square complex is double the size of the previous space. As well as two studio rooms, there is an all timber treatment ‘snug’ – a space for personal meditation, solace and private therapies.
Yogala Director Tamara Ogilvie said that her vision for the new Yogala space was to create a sanctuary in which clients feel ‘held.’ “‘Yogala’ is a name of Finnish origin, meaning ‘space for life’,” she says. “My idea of yoga is one that applies age-old traditions to modern, everyday lives. The studio is designed to be as grounding and balancing as possible.”
The studio will offer a mix of yin, vinyasa and flow, as well as yoga for children at teens. There are loads of exciting things happening to celebrate the relaunch. Those new to the studio will be able to enjoy their first class at Yogala for free during the month of March. They also have a range of speciality classes and workshops happening in March:
Back yourself in life, for life
Join Vashti Harper from I Coach for Life to learn how to be your own powerful support system and how you can truly back yourself in life, for life. Learn how to:
Hear the quiet inner voice that tells you everything you need to know
Get clear on what you REALLY want and WHY
Unpick stories that hold you back
Use setbacks and upsets as your greatest teachers
Create supportive self-talk to carry you forward
Sunday 11th March 2018
3.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: $45 early bird til 3rd March / $55
The forces that make ideas happen
In yoga, sankapla or intention is the starting point – with the spark of an idea, a magic seed sown in the mind’s eye. But then what? What forces actually make an initial intention or idea happen? Presented by Yogala’s Director, Tamara Ogilvie, explore what comes after intention in order to successfully realise your goals. The workshop will cover:
Sankalpa or intention setting done right
The triggers that derail you
Lasting the distance
Saturday 24th March 2018
10.00am – 12.00pm,
Cost: $45 early bird til 17rd March / $55
Make your start in yoga.
Yogala’s 4-week beginners course + 4 weeks of unlimited classes. Held across 4 consecutive Monday evenings this course is specifically for beginners, or those who’ve had a long break and need to re-learn the basics. Follow up your 4 dedicated beginners’ sessions with a 4-week unlimited class pass to get you practising in Yogala’s open classes – you choose which classes, and how many per week you attend.
Monday 5th March – 26th March
6.30pm – 7.45pm
Cost: $180, includes a 4-week unlimited class pass For more information or to book classes, workshops and events, visit yogala.com.au Is yoga your thing? Check out 5 more of our fave new yoga studios in Sydney.