PD Yoga therapy for everyone
ESTABLISHED in 1989 within the teachings of the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association), Port Douglas Yoga has continuously provided yoga guidance for the local community and visitors, nurturing body, mind and spirit in a safe and joyful environment.
For the past 28 years, creator of Port Douglas Yoga Shirley Lloyds has taught Hatha Yoga from the early days of classes held at the Mirage Country Club. Classes are now being taught from Mossman, to Julatten, Wonga Beach, Port Douglas and Whyanbeel Valley. As well as Hatha Yoga, the professionally trained teachers are able to offer a vast range of class options, such as Stretch Therapy, Vinsaya Flow, Yin, Energising Flow and, most recently introduced, Pilates.
Class levels range from Gentle, which is most suitable for those looking for a gentle, traditional Hatha Yoga, or for those recovering from illness or injury, to Beginner - Intermediate. The Beginner – Intermediate level is the traditional Hatha Yoga practice of combining postures, breath exercises and relaxation practices. This level is designed for students with no experience as well as the seasoned practitioner, and offers modifications to allow you to customise the class to fit your own individual needs and capabilities.
The Energising Flow / Dynamic Vinsaya Yoga practice incorporates movement and breath to keep your heart pumping, relive stress, fire up your core and increase strength, balance and flexibility.
Stretch Therapy (not Yoga), is a popular, safe and effective way to learn how to stretch properly, strengthening and relaxing the whole body. Whatever your fitness goals, stretch therapy will greatly improve your enjoyment in both work and play.
Pilates is an extremely flexible exercise system as modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty from beginner to advanced.
As many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing, Pilates is so safe that it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
By following a regular practice it is a given that you will gain inner strength, flexibility and improved posture, so come and try this fun, dynamic, mind and body exercise movement.
We also hold an annual retreat, and beginning a six-week introductory ‘Yoga for Men’ class, starting on Sunday, February 26.
So whether you are seeking to become physically fit, alleviate a health problem, find relief from stress or seeking more balance in your life, we have classes to suit everyone at any level.
For beginners and advanced students alike, we invite you to join us in our beautiful tropical environment, to practice yoga with a contemporary and holistic approach while having some fun along the way!