Brisbane Social Yoga
We’re looking to achieve things we love, bringing people together in social environments and getting outside and moving our bodies (for sports… and now yoga!).
We will be holding a 6 week beginner yoga course where you’ll be meet a group of amazing people new to yoga (just like you!) and develop strength and a strong foundation of yoga postures and movements, to allow you to practice confidently for years to come!
In our social yoga you will;
– Meet a group of amazing new people, you’re all in this together for 6 weeks!
– Learn all about the different styles of yoga, and feel confident to practice at home or in any yoga classes in Brisbane confidently
– Cultivate core strength, improve your flexibility and tone your body
– Be invited to monthly social events with SportUP teams and other yoga course participants from around Brisbane!
– Already playing a sport with SportUP? Great! You receive a $30 discount on your yoga course if you book while you’re playing in your current season
– Receive ongoing invitations to FREE monthly outdoor community Yoga sessions, hosted in varying locations around Brisbane
This form should take less than 30 seconds to fill out.
Welcome to the SportUP yoga page, we’re excited to begin offering yoga beginner’s courses, and general classes all around Brisbane very soon!
My name is Melodie, and below is my story about why I’m so passionate about bringing social, beginner’s yoga courses, as well as general yoga courses for all levels to SportUP!
I’ve been doing yoga on and off for about 8 years. I love yoga, it calms my crazy (anxiety) and helps me find my fun and my voice, but it always hasn’t been that way.
In my very first yoga class I was thrust into an advanced class, same as everyone else who had been doing it for years (I felt like I was in a circus how they could contort their bodies).
In the beginning I and didn’t really get any context into where yoga came from, how to sustainably progress myself, and also how to never compromise your spine, hips or joints to not get hurt.
Yoga is all about strengthening the spine and body, it’s about listening to yourself, but by being ignorant (and competitive), all I did was end up hurting my back in the early days.
What I’m passionate about is teaching others what yoga is, how to strengthen and nourish your body for years to come, and how to aviod injury.
Now for the social bit- why social yoga?
I moved from Brisbane to Melbourne for work 2 years ago, have been working hard to further my career and still doing yoga every week, and I found myself becoming cripplingly lonely.
I was in a new city, in the middle of winter, and watching the same people come in and out of my yoga studio’s every week, focused on themselves and not talking to a soul.
I’m all for self reflection for nourishing the soul, but being dead lonely and looking into yourself every week… well, it gets old quick, I’ll tell you that.
It was then that I realised that I wasn’t alone. Loneliness is the biggest epidemic affecting young and old, male and female alike in our community today, and I am keenly passionate about providing a nourishing environment for your body and soul, by looking inward and understanding yourself, but also creating a community of amazing people who you can enjoy life and depend on.
As Rumi put’s it – to find yourself, get out of yourself, get out of yourself, and be in the service of others.
If you have and further questions about the course, or just yoga in general, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Looking forward to welcoming you into the community!
Melodie, SportUP Fun and Fitness Organiser