Yoga Classes

Stretch, Strength, Stillness

We now have Yoga Classes at Freedom Chinese Medicine. Every Thursday morning at 9.30am – 10.45am.

Brought to you by Carolyn McDonald from Iyogarama

Essential Info

Beginners Class Thursday mornings at 9.30am – 10.45am

Upstairs at 261 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe (Cnr Banksia St)

All mats, props and equipment provided.

Essential – wear comfortable clothes that allow movement.

Classes $20 casual or $18 for 5 class pass

To book or enquire contact Carolyn on 0405385037 or

you can also book via her Facebook Page – Iyogarama


Carolyn doing Yoga

About the Instructor

I have been fully certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 2008. I have been dedicated to practicing yoga for well over 10 years having also completed a Diploma of Health – Yoga at CAE in 2004.

I am also a registered nurse currently working in mental health and health promotion. I have always had an interest in health and wellness, training as a Fitness Instructor and teaching classes in the 90s, I discovered Yoga as the ‘whole package’.

I believe yoga gives everyone who comes to practice regularly an opportunity to develop physical strength and flexibility. It also provides a space to practice being present and mindful essential to good mental health. The depth of practice allows one to discover and become the best version of oneself.

I hope to create a space that is nurturing, inclusive and focused on learning.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

The Iyengar approach to yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga expounded by Patanjali in his classic treatise, The Yoga Sutras, written over 2,500 years go. It is a disciplined and deeply research system developed over 75 years by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar who practiced daily during his 96 years – exploring, studying, writing and teaching about yoga.

 “Yoga means union. The union of the individual soul with the Universal Spirit is yoga. But this is too abstract a notion to be easily understood, so for our level of understanding I say that yoga is the union of body with the mind and of mind with the soul”. – BKS Iyengar, Tree of Yoga.

What is unique about Iyengar Yoga? It is characterised in the practice of asana and pranayama with the innovative approach emphasising precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props. This approach has allowed people of varying ages, levels of health and fitness to enjoy the benefits, which a sustained practice can bring – the ability to face the physical, mental and emotional challenges of contemporary life with strength, vitality, mobility, thoughtfulness and equanimity.

To book or enquire contact Carolyn on 0405385037 or

you can also book via her Facebook Page – Iyogarama

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