found: in melbourne | light space yoga
posted: April 9, 2014
Sunrise yoga anyone? There are few places around this city where you can practice yoga while watching the sunrise all in the comfort of a yoga studio. Think large east facing windows, natural lighting, a decor that makes you want to rearrange your own living room and some amazing yoga teachers to boot.
found: in Balwyn
studio found: Light Space Yoga
class found: Vinyasa Flow
instructor found: Clare Monahan
the studio: Teachers Susan and Clare are a mother daughter duo with a love for sharing yoga with the community that has lead them to opening their second studio Light Space Yoga. Their sister studio, White Space Yoga, is a smaller, homier feel (it actually is in a home!) in Camberwell. Seeing an opportunity to share their practice with the broader community, the duo created Light Space. A studio that soaks in natural sunlight overlooking sprawling greenery, the space is open and welcoming from the moment you step through the door. Built on the second floor of its building, the studio has an uncompromising view of its surroundings from within the studio room and chill out area.
the class: Clare’s classes are uplifting and dynamic. She focuses on emphasising alignment and a safe practice, and really caters to every body type and ability. Her attention to breath, tuning into the physical and mental aspects of the practice along with her philosophical narrative throughout the class makes for a fulfilling hour.
the finer things: Post-yoga pick me ups include complimentary fruit, along with the freedom to sit and enjoy the view from their lounge area aka mini-sanctuary. The studio holds three types of classes: Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, and a Basics Program for beginners. On top of this they also offer a range of workshops and events throughout the year. Luxurious eye pillows and blankets are offered for your savasana, and the prettiest bolsters I’ve ever seen line the walls for your Yin yoga pleasure.#omfinder and @lululemonausnz on Twitter and Instagram.
Photo credit Chris Bagot.