Yoga is an ancient, holistic discipline that is increasingly sort by those who want to optimise physical, emotional and spiritual health.
At the Health Lodge, we offer some of the most qualified and experienced yoga teachers in the Byron Shire, known as an epicentre for yoga practice.
Our range of classes caters for all levels and ranges of experience and are physically challenging yet retain a focus upon awareness, with time taken for reflection of the breathe and meditation.
While keeping the classes vitalised and interesting we are seeking to align practitioners with the deeper meaning of yoga in a purposeful and meaningful way.
All classes are held in our fabulous Bamboo Yoga Temple.
We also offer a range of courses in meditation and yoga as well as regular group classes, private classes and regular workshops.
Our Yoga/Meditation/Pilates Instructors
Mark Purser BArts Media, Dip. Yogic Studies
Mark has been studying the art and practice of yoga and meditation for over 20 years with experience in most of the major yoga traditions, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram, Sivananda and Satyananda, as well as many years practicing Daoist Qigong, Buddhist Vipassana, and Tantric Meditation. Mark holds the highest level of formal qualification available for yoga and meditation teachers in Australia with over 1500 hours of formal study with the renowned Satyananda Yoga Academy.
His classes bring to his students access to the vast knowledge base of the yoga tradition in a meaningful and lighthearted way. Mark teaches a style he describes as 'Yogic Meditation' which embraces the flow from modern vinyasa style practice with woven elements of yogic meditation practices, kundalini yoga, mantra, breathing practice, vedic meditation and mindfulness.
Mark offers classes in Hatha Yoga (physical practice), Yoga Nidra and Meditation.
It is a dynamic, sophisticated and versatile style of practice that guarantees to deliver students to a profound state of self awareness and calm. Mark offers regular meditation and beginners yoga courses at The Health Lodge, as well as regular timetable of classes for beginners, intermediate and experienced students.
Pricing: Private 60 min session $100 / Private 90 min session $140 / Group Classes 90 min - $20 per person
Matt Wierzbicki Dip. Satyananda Yoga Training, Dip. Remedial Massage, Yoga Therapists, Reiki I & II
Matt is a senior yoga teacher with nearly 20 years of yoga experience and over 3000 hours of teaching experience. His desire to learn and teach yoga took him to India a number times and he completed his training in Satyananda Yoga in 2009. Matt teaches Hatha Yoga but his style includes a strong remedial and exercise science component and therefore his classes are accessible to those with injuries and illnesses.
For Matt, yoga is the glue that binds everything together and helps him to find, maintain and regain balance in this busy world. As such, he is passionate about sharing his experiential knowledge and working with people, enabling them to find harmony in their lives, whether it be to reduce stress and tension, manage injuries, gain greater mobility and energy, or treat and manage chronic illnesses and diseases.
Yoga Therapy: Yoga becomes a very potent form of treatment and healing when working one-on-one with clients because the treatment is tailored to suit the needs of the individual. Yoga Therapy comprises movement, stretching, breathing and relaxation/stillness with the overall aim to improve your health and wellbeing. It is accessible to all whether you are active or severely depleted, or if you have injuries or chronic diseases. If you are experiencing difficulty on a physical, emotional or mental level and you are looking for change then private consultation with Matt can help you