Dassanayaka Yoga is the perfect place to come when you need to stop and take a moment
from the demands of your daily routine. This tranquil, friendly and unique studio is based in a
converted local milk bar, just moments away from bustling High Street, Northcote.

Our Studio

This is one of the more interesting yoga studios around. There is a strong base of dedicated members of all ages from the local community, but many travel from other neighbourhoods to take part in our regular classes, or to attend meditation and yoga workshop intensives. The warmly decorated studio offers a place to relax and focus on your yoga practice, unwinding to the trickle of the fountain, amongst Eastern statues and icons.

You can experience a candlelit night-time class to wind down for the evening, or an energy-generating morning class to boost your day. Take time in our spacious garden to admire the new growth and leave with a handful of homegrown veggies. You may even be rewarded with a gorgeous meal cooked by Channa (he's actually a master of Sri Lankan cuisine, who has dedicated his life to teaching yoga).

Our practice

Dassanayaka Yoga suits people of all ages and fitness levels.

For those familiar with yoga posture styles, Dassanayaka Yoga typically adopts a blend of Vinyasa flow sequences and Hatha techniques of yoga. Bhakti methods are also incorporated. Other sessions focus on Yin Yoga and Qigong.

For those who are unfamiliar with yoga styles, our classes include both strength and flexibility postures with staged levels of advancement, where the breath and clarity of mind is always the focus.

Members can select from the casual yoga classes listed on our timetable to practise at their own pace in a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere.


Transcend your limitations and attain ultimate health for the body, mind and spirit.
– Channa Dassanayaka

Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday








6:30am
Integral yoga

6:30am
Integral yoga








8:00am
Integral yoga






9:30am
Integral yoga
9:30am
Integral yoga
10:00am
Beginners yoga
10:00am
Beginners yoga
10:00am
Beginners yoga
10:00am
Beginners yoga
10:00am
Beginners yoga








11:00am
Integral yoga



4:00pm
Kids Yoga









5:30pm
Qigong & Meditation



6:00pm
Prenatal



7:00pm
Integral yoga
7:00pm
Beginners yoga
7:00pm
Vinyasa flow yoga
7:00pm
Integral yoga



No Classes Christmas eve, Christmas day, Boxing day, and New years eve 7pm class 2015:

No classes will be running Thursday 24th Dec (Christmas eve), Friday Dec 25th (Christmas day) Saturday Dec 26th (Boxing day) and the 7pm Thursday 31st Dec class (New years eve) will not be running. Teachers and centre management are taking a short break so the centre will be closed during these selected days and classes. Thank you for your understanding.

Please Note: The 10am Class on Friday 1st of January 2016 will be taken by Channa. Blessings of pure peace and awareness for the true self will be given as we welcome the new year of 2016.

Beginners yoga:

An introductory class for people who are new to yoga and/or meditation and who may not be flexible.

Integral yoga:

Yoga/Meditation classes are a step up from beginners. However these classes are beginners friendly.

Vinyasa flow yoga:

Vinyasa is called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together. The breath becomes an important component because you will be instructed to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning “connection”.

Qigong & Meditation:

A traditional gentle exercise involving controlled breathing, moving one’s limbs, massage, and concentration. Includes 20 minutes guided meditation.

Yin Yoga:

Yin Yoga is the balancing practice for yang style of yoga It is not intended for the muscles. Yin practice is trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, and spine).

Kids Yoga:

Childrens Rainbow Peace Warrior Course: A six week program that equips children between the ages of 5 and 12 with basic yoga and meditation tools. Session includes light refreshments. Please contact the centre to book your place.

Prenatal:

Offering pregnant women the opportunity to spend time nurturing the physical body in preparation for child birth. Encouraging and teaching the old cliché saying of “letting go!”

Offering a special time in a peaceful environment for them to stop and connect to their unborn fetus during this very special time of both their lives. The 1st nine months in the belly of the mother is so very important and we teach how to fully appreciate and use this time.

All classes are 60 minutes. Please enter through the house door. Enjoy a cup of herbal tea or take a mat to unwind before the class. PARKING When parking close to the intersection on Andrew Street, please be aware that parking along the white line road markings is not legal.

Pricing Schedule

Full Concession
Casual Rate $25 per class $18 per class
Pass: 4 classes/month* $75 per month $65 per month
Pass: 8 classes/month* $135 per month $115 per month
Pass: 12 classes/month* $175 per month $145 per month
Pass: Unlimited access to classes for the month* $200 per month $160 per month

* These memberships are paid each month. Otherwise casual rate applies
** Concessions apply to people on benefits and full time students

$50 Starter Package

*Access to 5 classes for $50.00. For people new to Dassanayaka Yoga. (expire date is one month after application form is filled out)

 

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