Jun 26th

Intro Talk+Free Yoga Class
Balanced Practice 350/150hr Yoga Teacher Trainings

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A balanced practice TT June 2019 Social








Interested in becoming a yoga teacher this year? Ready for a deeper immersion into the practice and philosophy of yoga for transformation?

Whether you intend to teach yoga or complete the training for your own personal enjoyment and growth,  meet me and find out more at the

Intro Talk and Free class this Saturday 29th June at Therapy Works Newport Beach 3- 4:30 pm.

We will discuss the 350 hr Balanced Practice Yoga Teacher Training course, which is run over 6 weekends in Sydney and Bellingen ( you can attend at either or both!) with a 2 week Bali Immersion,  November 2-16. It is possible to complete the 350 hr YTT without attending the Bali component.

This Yoga Teacher Training offers you an experiential synthesis of  traditional and modern yoga, weaving yoga philosophy and modern understanding of functional anatomy +breath physiology,  pain science, trauma aware principles and language skills.

Being a physiotherapist and yoga teacher for over 20 years, I am passionate about yoga for helping people rediscover freedom and joy in their lives.

Amelia and I are proud to provide 12 months of mentoring to our Yoga Teacher Trainees, giving our trainees time to learn and practice skilful adjustments, awareness of student’s breath and teaching function over form, from an understanding of the group’s abilities and needs.

Our Balanced Practice Yoga Teacher Training 150 hour Bali Immersion is an opportunity to develop your yoga practice and understanding to the next level. To hone creativity in your sequencing and asana, and flow confidently between anatomical understanding and the spiritual aspects of yoga philosophy. We teach asana and pranayama with emphasis on function and inclusivity. We develop your adjusting and hands-on teaching skills. With combined 40 years of teaching and practice between myself and training co-director Amelia Disspain,  your reliable and highly experienced mentors, you can have an amazing retreat experience in Bali that will up level your life.

Want to read more?

Find the  350 Hour Balanced Practice Prospectus here

Find the 150 Hour Bali Immersion Prospectus here

Join me on Saturday to ask any questions you may have about our course.

Therapy Works is located at Suite 2 367 Barrenjoey Road Newport, near Rusti Fig Cafe.

Please RSVP or 0405543263.

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Apr 23rd

School Holiday Timetable- Week 2

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Happy Easter Holidays- we hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather this week and finding some time to be in nature and relax.

Our Timetable is reduced this week Easter Monday- Friday 26th April. Many of our people are taking advantage of the extra public holiday and heading for the beach!

Monday 22nd April

6pm A Balanced Practice Vinyasa Liz

Tuesday 23rd April

10am Gentle YogaDonna

Wednesday 24th April

9:30am Ageless YogaLiz
11am Ageless BeginnersY oga Liz

Friday 26th April

7am A Balanced Practice Vinyasa Liz

Please join us for the classes we have on offer this week, bring your kids.. and enjoy the opportunity to keep up your practice by the ocean.

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Apr 5th


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We have new class levels to help you find the right class. 

1. Suitable for students new to yoga postures and new to movement with breath awareness

2. Suitable for beginners as well as students familiar with yoga postures and breath awareness

3. Suitable for students familiar with yoga postures and experience at practicing yoga and experience with listening to their own needs, breath control and posture modifications within a group class.

10am Iyengar Yoga 2 with Franziska

6pm A Balanced Practice Vinyasa 1-2 with Liz

7:15pm A Balanced Practice Vinyasa 2-3 with Liz


10am Gentle Yoga 1-2 with Donna

6pm Sports Recovery Class 1-2 with Liz


6am Mysore Style Astanga 1-2 with Debbie

9:30am Ageless Yoga 1-2 with Liz

11am Beginners Ageless Yoga 1 with Liz

7:30pm Yin Yoga 1 with Leah


9:30am Mindful Hatha 1-2 with Katie


7-8am A Balanced Practice Vinyasa 1-2 with Liz


7-8am A Balanced Practice Vinyasa 1-2 with Liz (for WSLSC members only)

You can download and print a copy of this here.

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Jan 25th

Long Weekend Classes

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This Invasion Day weekend,
our teachers are taking a break to honour time with their families.
This weekend marks the end of the school holidays and the beginning of a new year for our children.

Let’s connect and spend time in nature, keep up our practice on and off the mat.

Classes cancelled for Monday 27th January:

6am Mysore Class with Debbie

10am Iyengar Yoga with Fran

6pm A Balanced Practice – Level 1-2 Vinyasa with Liz

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Dec 19th

Happy Xmas!
Wishing you a heartfelt, peaceful New Year.
Our Summer timetable is here.

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Our teachers and classes at Warriewood Surf Club will take a break over the Christmas and New Year period.


Summer Yoga Intensive: Reconnecting to your Inner Heart 

Donna’s Summer Yoga Intensive morning classes commence on the 2nd January running through every morning to Sunday 6th from 7-8am.      

This is a unique & annual opportunity to embody and recognise the value of connection and awareness between breath body and mind, as a way of taking care of ourselves, those close to us, and the subtle relationship with our nervous system and nature which is so important to de-stressing and wellbeing. Everyone can do Donna’s profound yet gentle classes, even beginners, so contact her on 0408783187 / if you feel this Intensive is for you. You’re welcome to attend some if not all of the 5 days, but booking is essential.

During the week of 2-6th January, we will not be holding our scheduled evening or morning classes, as we encourage all of you staying local to start the year with Donna’s Summer Morning Yoga Intensive.


January Timetable

 January 7-13th

Monday 6pm  A Balanced Practice ( 1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

Wednesday 9:30am  Ageless Yoga(  1-2) with Liz

Wednesday 11am  Beginners Ageless Yoga ( 1) with Liz

Friday 7-8am  A Balanced Practice (1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

 January 14-20th

Monday 6pm  A Balanced Practice ( 1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

Tuesday 10am   Gentle Yoga (1-2) with Donna

Wednesday 9:30am  Ageless Yoga(  1-2) with Liz

Wednesday 11am  Beginners Ageless Yoga ( 1) with Liz

Wednesday 7:30pm  Yin Yoga with Leah

Thursday 7:15pm  A Balanced Practice ( 2-3) Vinyasa with Liz

Friday 7-8am  A Balanced Practice (1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

 January 21-27th  

Monday 6am Mysore Style Astanga with Debbie

Monday 10am  Iyengar Yoga (2)  with Franziska

Monday 6pm  A Balanced Practice ( 1-2) Vinyasa with Liz

Tuesday 10am   Gentle Yoga (1-2) with Donna

Tuesday 6pm Sports Recovery Class (1-2) with Liz

Wednesday 6am Mysore Style Astanga with Debbie

Wednesday 9:30am  Ageless Yoga(  1-2) with Liz

Wednesday  11am  Beginners Ageless Yoga ( 1) with Liz

Wednesday 7:30pm  Yin Yoga with Leah

Thursday 9:30am  Seasonal Hatha with Katie

Thursday 7:15pm  A Balanced Practice ( 2-3) Vinyasa with Liz

Friday 7-8am  A Balanced Practice (1-2) Vinyasa with Liz


We have new Class Levels- to help you to find the right class for you.

1- suitable for students new to yoga postures and new to movement with breath awareness

2-suitable for beginners as well as students familiar with yoga postures and breath awareness

3- suitable for students familiar with yoga postures and experience at practising yoga and experience with listening to their own needs,  breath control and posture modifications within a group class.









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Sep 3rd

New Mysore Style Sunrise Classes

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Sunrise Yoga with Debbie Gilligan
Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30am
This is an Ashtanga style class.
Arrive between 6 and 6.30am to start your practice, practice space closes at 7.30am.
No prior knowledge of yoga is required.
 You will be instructed individually and taught 1 posture at a time in a specific sequence, empowering you to remember the postures and work at your own pace.
 Your practice will build one step at a time as your body unfolds and you are ready for the next posture according to your individual requirements.
 The practice emphasises movement with breath, this creates heat in the body which ignites the bodies natural ability to detoxify on a mental, physical and emotional level.
 Over time, through regular practice you will experience benefits such as strength, flexibility and a sharp mind.
Your body will have fewer aches an pains as well as improved circulation/immunity and a calm nervous system, all resulting in improved quality of life.
‘Do your practice and all is coming – Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji)’
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Aug 5th

Spring Backbends and Seasonal Ayurveda Workshop

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A Spring Backbend Workshop delivered with Ayurvedic seasonal wisdom

10-1pm Sunday November 11th at Therapy Works

Join Liz Bennett as we awaken our bodies into the joyful expression of Spring.

We’ll explore the anatomical safety  and technique pointers to really help you bring deeper strength and purpose to your back-bending postures, for all levels of experience.

Our daily life, the  cold of winter, too long sitting at a desk.. shake it all off and open your shoulders, spine and your heart with us!

A juicy 1.5 hour practice to lift and open- backbends are our favourites!

We’ll serve a delicious Ayurvedic snack and gather after our practice to discuss Ayurvedic elements and constitutional assessment, share Spring Ayurvedic lifestyle principles for each body type/constitution and provide you with some recipes and shopping lists to take home for your new, more balanced relationship to nourishment in awareness of nature.

$90 per person.Bookings essential:  or call 0405543263

Workshop held at Therapy Works, 367 Barrenjoey Road Newport Beach.



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Jun 8th

Winter Workshop: Ayurveda and Arm Balances

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Enjoy a fun, nurturing and strengthening Winter yoga event with us.


Learn techniques and variation of arm balance and discover how these poses benefit body and mind.
Practical anatomy learnings to progress safely.


1.5 hour Yoga class
Ayurvedic afternoon tea.
Liz and Debbie share seasonal Ayurvedic wisdom and nutritional science for strong digestion and healthy body tissues.
Enhance your energy this winter from your home, your kitchen and your mat.


$95/ bookings essential 0405543263


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Jun 7th

Long Weekend Classes

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Our yoga classes will be running as usual this Monday.

Iyengar Yoga at the special time of 9:15am with Franziska.

Physio Flow 6pm with Liz

Wishing you all a lovely, deeply restful long weekend.


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May 16th

Seasonal Asana Ayurveda and Anatomy Workshops 2018

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Introducing  short continuing education courses for yoga teachers and practitioners,  bringing together asana, relevant functional anatomy and Ayurveda to help up level your year-round health and deepen your practice.

Ayurvedic techniques and rituals are often surprisingly simple yet profound.

Understand the principles behind them and a deeper awareness of nature is tapped into. 

Adhering to suitable practices around nutrition lifestyle and yoga can really make a huge difference to your vitality and smooth out the road bumps of life.

What’s more, Ayurveda can be woven into our yoga practice and yoga teaching to enhance the benefits of the practice and awaken shifts in awareness, triggering positive changes in our lifestyle  habits and relationship with ourselves.


Workshop 1


May 19th 1:30-5pm 

with Liz Bennett and Valli Simpson


Workshop 2 

Winter:Arm Balances 

June 23rd 1:30-5pm

with Debbie Gilligan and Liz Bennett


Workshop 3 

Summer:Living from your Heart- Backbends and Heart Openers

November 11th 10am – 1pm

with  Liz Bennett


Workshop 4  

Spring:Healthy Hips, Strong Core and Legs

with Katie Dutton and Liz Bennett


$90 each. Book 2 of these workshops for $160.

Or email 0405543263


What to expect

Introduction and Embodied Anatomy Class

Techniques, benefits and physiology of seasonal asana for health and wellbeing. Anatomy learnings for deepening your practice/ teaching safely and effectively.
1.5 hour Yoga class

Ayurveda and Yogic Living Talk

Discussion with Ayurvedic afternoon tea- Ayurvedic wisdom, rituals and recipes for the season.
Ways to enhance life from your home, your kitchen and your mat.

Namaste and Metta

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