Restorative Yoga

Kundalini House, Fitzroy North, now offers Restorative Yoga, a practice dedicated to constructive rest. It emphasises being rather than doing to provide an experience of the benefits of mindfully resting the body. Restorative practice makes extensive use of yoga props to create a fully supported practice that allows students to rest deeply into the restorative postures, without physical or mental stress. Classes include passive poses, supported inversions & mindful relaxation.

Care & attention is given to individual needs to ensure that the practice meets & supports your body & nourishes your energy. Students are also guided to engage in self-inquiry & to develop self-care. These classes are informed by Body Mind Centering; a bodywork practice that includes experiential anatomy & developmental movement patterns. In BMC, learning to rest mindfully becomes the basis for evolving gradually into sustainable action.


Restorative Yoga is an essential part of any yoga practice & it can be particularly beneficial to those with busy or stressful lives to dedicate regular time to the practice of stillness & rest. 

Restorative practice is also the foundation of yoga practice for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is designed to be accessible to people at any phase of illness. If you can lay down, you can do Restorative Yoga!

Meet your teachers:

Jaye Hayes
Tuesdays 5pm-6:15pm - 6 Week Course Book Online
Jaye is an artist/dancer/writer/teacher living with CFS. She has been a practitioner of Iyengar Yoga for 18 years & is an experienced yoga teacher of 6 years practice. She trained in Contemporary Dance at Deakin University (2002) & worked for several years as a dance-maker & new media artist. She completed an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training course with Alan Goode & taught at Resonate Yoga before returning to teacher training with Peter & Sue Scott at Yoga Jivana. When chronic illness changed her direction in life she went on to study Dance Movement Therapy at IDTIA. She has been practicing Body-Mind Centering for 6 years & participates in ongoing training with Alice Cummins. Jaye has used her skills in contemporary dance, movement therapies, meditation, Iyengar yoga & BMC to navigate a path to living well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Reconfiguring her yoga practice to support her health needs has been essential to her recovery process & she is enthusiastic about sharing her experience & knowledge with others living with CFS.

Rachel Hanrahan

Mondays 4:30pm-5:45am - Casual Restorative Class Book Online

Rachel Hanrahan - Hatha YogaRachel Hanrahan has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. From discovering the magic of her first sun salutation at 8 years old as part of her gymnastic practice her yogic journey and study has evolved beyond the physical practice of asana. Rachel spent many years travelling through Asia exploring meditation practices from Buddhist, Tantric and Taoist traditions.

Rachel’s teaching brings a blend of humour, passion and a wealth of knowledge of Indian yogic traditions and Taoist and Buddhist traditions. Her teaching embodies awakening your own authentic spiritual practice through the exploration and refinement of movement principles and an awareness of the stillness within.

A yoga class with Rachel has an emphasis on the practical uses and benefits of a yogic practice to enhance your everyday life. Experience your authentic self through the exploration of asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation!

Rachel is a level 2 Yoga Australia member and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists IAYT. She holds an advanced diploma in yoga teaching. She has been teaching for 8 years.





For more information please contact us at 

Kundalini House
1/391 St Georges Rd
North Fitzroy

03 9482 4325    

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