in the yurt
Improve mobility & flexibility, reduce stress & tension, cultivate a calm and quiet mind
All levels of ability are welcome
June / July 2021
All Yin classes, + Yin/Yang & flow from August
Wednesday - 9.15am & 6.15pm (90mins)
Friday - 9.15am (75mins)
Saturday - 9am (90 mins)
Max 8ppl - please text to reserve a spot
0204 111 2669,
$20 drop-in or 3 class pass is $50
In the Yurt, at 250 Hawea Back Road
Sunday, July 4th
Go Slow Sunday day retreat
You will be nurtured and nourished through the practices of an extended yin yoga session, meditation, breath-work, journaling and walking in the foothills of Mt Grandview.
Home-made, home-grown light lunch, snacks and teas included.An inner journey for introspection and self awareness
"I love my Wednesday morning Yin practice with Amanda. Not only do I feel taller when I leave, the practice of 90 minutes goes so quickly. Each pose is like a mini meditation which leaves me feeling energised for my day' Sarah M
"The class we did for backs released my 20+years chronically tight right psoas" Jos M
"I haven't slept this well in years" Tom S
Yin is a functional style of yoga. The floor based postures specifically encourage mobility and flexibility and nourish into your joints, spine & the connective tissues of your whole body as well as increasing your overall sense of well-being. Enjoy long deep stretches that can release both mental and physical tension to nurture your body and mind.
Join us at Mountain Spirit, a Secluded Sanctuary. Our yoga studio is in a light-filled yurt, in a beautiful and peaceful setting, surrounded by the sounds of nature on the Hawea Back Road. All levels of ability are welcome.
With our attention mostly turned outwards in these busy modern times, the practice of Yin yoga invites you to find balance and create space by bringing your attention inwards and tuning into your body.
"My Yin session, the slower meditative yoga, is the perfect reprieve in this fast paced life we live" Rae-ann S
"Yin with Amanda is a deeply meditative and restorative process for my heart and body. Her gentle, professional guidance through the practice creates a safe space for the Yin practice and for presence to enter." Liz M
Private classes - solo
If you haven't tried yin before, a private class will introduce you to the poses, with personalised modifications and props specific to your needs or goals. In your own time at home or here in our studio. A wonderful way to deepen your practice if you are already a yinster, tailoring more challenging poses for your unique needs $70 per class or 3class pass $170
Private classes /day retreats- group
Be nurtured and nourished through the practice of yin. Your time and your space. Get in touch and we can tailor a unique experience for you. Birthday & anniversary celebrations, wedding parties, sports events, girls weekends, reunions - gather a group of friends together and we can create a yin practice or day retreat specifically for you and your needs. Fully catered options, can include sailing, hiking, yin yoga, meditation, journalling, vision boarding, sweat lodge etc.
"Presence is not something we do with our mind, it is experienced through the body" Eckhart Tolle
Amanda Richards B.Sc, Dip.Hom
Amanda Richards has trained with Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark and Joe Barnett, and has studied the teachings of Paul Grilley and Norman Blair. She has been teaching yoga since October 2017. read more...
I look forward to meeting, sharing and practicing with you in this beautiful, peaceful and nourishing space.