Iyengar Yoga Classes
Yoga West Footscray Melbourne
Classes are held at the Body Voice Centre 50 Wolverhampton St, Footscray
Classes align with the school terms. There is a term payment option and a casual pass option. You can buy your class pass below. You do not need to book into every class you wish to attend. Class passes expire at the end of each term. You can use your pass for any of the classes Vanessa teaches.
Term 1 2023 starts on Thursday February 9th
9 week term
Beginner’s and Yoga for Back Pain 6-7pm
click here to do a full yoga class for back pain with Vanessa
Iyengar General Level Thursdays 7.15pm
Beginner’s 6 week Yoga Course starts Feb 9th at 6pm
Saturdays term 4 starts February 11th
Iyengar Beginner’s & General class 8am- 9.15am
Prenatal yoga and Birth Skills for all stages of Pregnancy 9.30am-10.45am
If you cannot start at the beginning of the term you can join midterm and pay for the remaining weeks of that term or attend casually.
Send an email to email@example.com to book into your first class.
Yoga class prices:
9 week term attend 1 class a week $180
9 week term attend 2 classes a week $325
6 week Beginner’s Course $120
Casual class $26
There is no refund on class passes.
Vanessa is an Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Physiotherapist and Birth Educator.
Iyengar yoga teacher Vanessa Shribman
Vanessa Shribman is an Iyengar yoga teacher of 30 years experience teaching Beginner’s yoga, Intermediate yoga and Advanced yoga in West Footscray, Melbourne. She is also a childbirth educator and teaches pregnancy yoga and birth skills. She is also a holistic physiotherapist. She came across Iyengar Yoga in 1987 in India and over the years has worked with senior teachers from all over the world including BKS Iyengar and other members of his family.
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar Yoga is an authentic, dynamic method of yoga based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar who died in 2014. It strengthens and stretches the body.
Each class is different. Classes are dynamic and exciting. There is a relaxation at the end of each class.
Your teacher will show you the correct alignment in each pose so that you are learning correctly
Poses are modified for you if you have an injury or medical condition.
Students progress methodically with strength and flexibility to master more challenging poses
Iyengar yoga is a practice accessible to all ages
Vanessa opened the Coast Yoga Centre in Glenelg, South Australia in 1994 and has directed it since. In 2019 she relocated to Melbourne to be closer to her 3 children.
She now teaches in Melbourne At the Body Voice Centre in Footscray.
Vanessa combines her physiotherapy understanding and practice with her knowledge of yoga to help students who have had long standing pain to get back into moving safely. She works gradually with hands on holistic physiotherapy techniques and yoga to bring about profound and lasting change in the body and mind. Neuroscience tells us that chronic pain, felt in the body, takes root in the connections in the brain. The main way to resolve the pain is to exercise. In order to resolve the pain we must start to move again and reprogram those connections that tell us that the body is in pain, to feel pain free. The more ways in which we move the better. Yoga is a perfect medium for this. It can be slow and cautious but it introduces movement in many different ways and can be graduated to suit the individual. Vanessa will set up an individual program for you that you can practice at home. She will revisit this with you each week or two.
You can book into classes by clicking the link above
Combining yoga and birth knowledge
Vanessa has also developed pregnancy yoga and birthing skills classes combining yoga and birth knowledge. She trained as a childbirth educator and has taught Prenatal Yoga and Couples Birth Workshops for the last 30 years. Her focus is on keeping birth as normal as possible and finding confidence in your own resources for birth. Classes focusing on natural pain techniques and confidence for birth greatly reduces intervention rates, cesareans, perineal trauma and birth trauma.
Contact Info for yoga
The Body Voice Centre, 50 Wolverhampton St, Footscray 3012
Vanessa works at Pod Clinic Rooms in West Footscray on Wednesdays and at her home clinic in West Footscray on Fridays and Saturdays. You can book an appointment with her by clicking on the link below or by calling 0423912452. Please expect 60 minutes for your first appointment and come suitably dressed. Please check the FAQs for more information about your appointment or email me.