Our vision for the Garden of Yoga studio is an inner city oasis of calm, colour and creativity.
It is a nurturing and inspiring light filled space - vibrant with art, plants, music and good vibes!
We teach Antigravity aerial yoga classes, meditation, Yoga and studio pilates sessions including reformer. We believe that movement and exercise can and should be fun and that meditation and mindfulness can be simple and accessible aspect of everyday life.
We are an inclusive, supportive and Body Positive Space we believe that uniqueness and individuality are something to be celebrated, and specialise in adapting all our classes to best suit individual needs.
We also host meet ups, workshops and special events and are the home base for The Flow Artists Podcast!
Where is Garden of Yoga?
We are located at the rear of 10 Separation St Northcote, just across the road from Northcote Plaza (which is the easiest place to park). The studio entry is via a walk way beside 10 Separation St, you will see some signs and a gate.
How do I book?
Please book via our timetable.
Please be aware that I schedule a 15 minute gap between classes and that if you arrive more than 15 minutes early you might disrupt the previous group.
Is Aerial Yoga Hard?
No! Antigravity Aerial Yoga is easy and accessible for nearly everyone, but if you want an extra challenge there are lots of fun core and upper body strengthening moves including handstands and flips!
Is Aerial Yoga a Good Workout?
Absolutely! You can tone, stretch and nurture your entire body!
What should I Wear for Aerial Yoga?
For AntiGravity Aerial Yoga, wear workout wear that covers armpits (sleeve) and legs. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). Wear something you can move easily in, that will not be too loose or floppy, remember, you will be upside down!
Leggings, tracksuit or yoga pants are great- jeans or rough stiff fabric will be uncomfortable. No socks (unless they are grip socks). PLEASE NO ZIPPERS, JEWELRY, MAKE UP OR FAKE TAN- this will damage the hammocks.
Watch out for little zippered pockets in your yoga pants or tops - these little zippers can tear the hammock fabric.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move easily in for yoga and pilates classes.
When should I eat before an Aerial Yoga Class?
Don’t have a heavy meal before class, but a light snack can be helpful especially if you are prone to dizziness or motion sickness.
What are the benefits of Aerial Yoga?
Zero Compression Inversions that allow circulatory and lymphatic systems to refresh while stimulating the release of neurotransmitters in the brain
Decompression of the spine through gentle traction and hydration of vertebral discs
Muscular tension release through self massage techniques
Increased kinesthetic awareness; fine-tuning balance and increasing proprioceptor response for greater agility
Low impact cardiovascular conditioning
Self-esteem enhancement through process of conquering basic fears
A creative and artistic mind-body experience
Are there any Contraindications for Aerial Yoga?
Pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist), heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, motion sickness, osteoporosis / bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatal hernia, disc herniation or acute
discogenic disease, recent stroke, artificial hips, radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine), severe muscle spasms, botox injections (within 6 hours). If any of this issues affect you, we may need to check with your doctor before commencing or leave certain exercises out of your program. Always let Jo know of any medical conditions/concerns before each session begins!
Is Aerial Yoga Safe?
Yes! Aerial Yoga is very safe, and adaptable for all levels of fitness and flexibility. Some contraindications do apply though, as we have listed above. As with all physical activities, it is important to listen to your body and ask the teacher for assistance or different options if you need them.
Is Aerial Yoga Safe for Pregnancy?
There are some contraindications that apply for pregnancy, and inversions are generally not recommended. There are still some safe and beneficial moves that you can do with the fabric. Get in touch with Jo to find out your options!
Is there a Weight Limit?
Antigravity Aerial yoga is very adaptable and suitable for all body shapes and sizes. The hammocks and rigging are strong enough to hold 500 kgs per hammock, and the support of the fabric means that your wrist, knee and ankle joints carry less load than they would in a floor based yoga practice. Our goal is that people of all sizes feel safe, supported and have fun at Garden of Yoga, and are specialise in catering for injuries and special needs, so feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
How do I find the studio?
Please be aware that the entry to our studio is via a narrow walk way with several steps. If this is an issue, we do have another entry you can use (just let us know). We do not have a disabled access toilet sorry.
Garden of Yoga
10 Separation Street