Ipswich City Council really is leading the way with accessible and inclusive classes as part of their Active Parks program.
We are proud to be part of the All Abilities program and hope more councils around Australia diversify their offerings to include classes for all. These classes are free or low cost to join and everyone welcome. Please BYO mat if you have one.

Cancer Care Class with Nichola

Free to join

Mondays 10am

Augustine Heights Community Hub

4 Christopher Street, Augustine Heights

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A diagnosis of cancer can take your breath away but yoga can give it back. This is for anyone affected by cancer, whether newly diagnosed in recovery, post treatment (or many years post diagnosis/treatment). Encouraging the movement of fascia consistently and freely, helps support and promote the overall health of our physical, emotional and mental well-being pre and post surgery. These classes can support in many ways:  greater internal calm; help deal with stress, anxiety and depression; strengthens the immune and lymphatic system; encourage health and well-being.

Teacher – Nichola Macneil

Nichola is a very qualified and experience yoga teacher and yoga therapist. A background in mental health nursing, lots of years teaching yoga and working as a yoga therapist, Nichola has the ability to confidently and safely adapt the yoga to suit the individual. In this way, she can consider the physical, mental and emotional needs of her students and offer supportive and safe options for all. Nichola is highly sought after by many groups and we are delighted to have her offering these classes.

Adaptive Yoga with Sue and Auslan Interpreter

Free to join

Thursday’s 5.30pm

Queens Park Croquet Hall, Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich

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These classes are accessible and inclusive, with lots of options for how you practice. Some options provided to adapt the yoga to a chair and practice using a combination of a mat and a chair. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Classes will be slower pace to accommodate for anyone with injuries, learning difficulties or reduced vision and the practice will be tailored to suit you.

If you have any uncertainties about going to a yoga class, this is a great class to try. A very welcoming group and teacher. If you have a body and can breathe, you can do yoga.

Auslan Interpreter once a month Thursday 18th July, Thursday 15th August, Thursday 12th September, Thursday 17th October, Thursday 21st November, Thursday 12th December

Teacher – Sue Stewart

Sue is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Ipswich local, who is passionate about promoting accessible and sustainable practices for people of all ages and abilities.

Sue recognises the physical, mental, spiritual and global benefits that a consistent, contemplative practice can offer and her interest is within helping others to find unique and sustainable practices for their own growth and development.

Moving meditation with Sue

Free to join

Mondays 9 – 9.45am

Minka Place, Ripley

Minka Place, 20 Main Street, Ripley

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This class is less about the asana (moving) part of yoga and more about the subtle practices that benefit the mind and nervous system. We live in a busy world and we spend so much of our life doing and going, this class is designed to give you time to just be. You will explore various breath and mindfulness techniques, creating a calmer and more conscious state of being.

Don’t be fooled by the images of having to sit cross legged to meditate, you do not have to sit and be silent the whole class. Come and try real life techniques.

Teacher – Sue Stewart

Sue is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Ipswich local, who is passionate about promoting accessible and sustainable practices for people of all ages and abilities.

Sue recognises the physical, mental, spiritual and global benefits that a consistent, contemplative practice can offer and her interest is within helping others to find unique and sustainable practices for their own growth and development.

General Yoga with Daniel

$10 per class – cash on the day or online here

Saturday 9 – 10am

Blackstone Bushland Centre, Mary Street, Ipswich

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This yoga class is suitable for beginners and for those with more experience. Instructions are clear, with lots of options for anyone with tight muscles or stiff backs. Please BYO yoga mat and can pay online or cash on the day to Daniel.

Daniel is a Jiu Jitsu instructor as well as a yoga teacher, so gives practical and useful ways to improve strength, function and mobility to support your physical, mental and emotional health.

Teacher – Daniel Couton

Daniel accidentally became a yoga teacher in an attempt to continue in his other past time, martial arts. Thirty years of martial arts training had taken a toll on his body and while he was keen to continue, he was spending more time manging injuries than training on the mat. Sneaking into daytime yoga classes he noticed an increase in his strength and flexibility resulting in a significant decrease in the frequency of injuries and a reduction in recovery times. Having a background in martial arts and a PhD in science Daniel has developed a practical teaching style focused on developing functional strength, flexibility and balance suitable for all levels. Daniel’s aim is to make yoga accessible to people who might not be comfortable practicing in a traditional studio environment.

Help us bring yoga to those who need it most