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

The Yoga centre

On Wednesday the 18th of May 2016 the new timetable was activated and classes have resumed from the closure of the centre for the May retreat.

* Please see below for slight changes to the Timetable.

*Any students with Memberships expiring during the closed period, please see front desk for an extension on your Expiry Date.  

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Channa Class
Channa Class
Channa Class
Channa Class
Channa Class
Channa Class

Channa Class
Channa Class

Qigong & Meditation
Channa Class
Beginners yoga
Channa Class

Channa Class:

Channa Dassanayaka class: A suitable class for any Yoga and Meditation student (Beginners welcome). Channa’s classes incorporate a very healing Vinyasa flow with Meditation throughout the whole class. He brings us back to the breath with a mindful practice that connect us to all parts of the physical body. This can be attained through a very special guided Yoga and Meditation Class. Please arrive 5 -10mins early to secure a mat as classes are very popular.

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.


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 a minimum 60 minutes. Please enter through the house door. Enjoy class of filtered water 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 for your first month at the studio. For people new to Dassanayaka Yoga. (*You have one month expiry to use the 5 classes)


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