Patrons and Students in the community are very blessed to have access to Channa with his world recognised and followed YOGA and MEDITATION classes, local and international RETREATS, SPECIAL COOKING events and much more. Channa so beautifully maintains the space, blesses and heals others while being such a humble custodian of the healing centre in Northcote. Channa is currently accessible through the profound healing yoga and meditation class he currently provides 6 days a week at Dassanayaka Yoga Northcote. Please see the timetable below and events coming up to follow Channa and the amazing work he is doing in the Community.

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 able to taste one of his amazing home cooked meals, he prepares take home packs weekly so keep an eye out in the office for the fresh, healthy, gourmet  packs. (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

 Below is the current timetable, Channa will be running a Sunday Meditation workshop shortly. please subscribe at bottom of page to receive email updates with events, retreats and any important information from the Centre. Thank you for your support and understanding.


 Yoga Centre is Closed for classes from Monday 31st of October till Wednesday November 16th for the Bali Yoga Retreat

From Monday the 31stof October 2016 the yoga centre will be closed for all classes.

On Wednesday the 16th of November all classes will resume..


As the teacher is away, there will be no 7pm Yoga Class or 8pm Meditation on Tuesday 25 October.

 The Tuesday 7pm Yoga and 8pm Guided Meditation classes will recommence as normal from 22nd November.

*Any students with Memberships expiring during these times please see front desk for an extension on expire Date..


Centre Management



Dassanayaka Yoga Northcote  58 Bastings St Northcote Victoria 3070 Australia


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Beginners yoga
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Channa Class:

Channa Dassanayaka class: A suitable class for any Yoga Student or someone looking to practice Meditation (All beginners welcome). Channa’s classes incorporate a very healing Vinyasa flow with Meditation throughout the entire class. He brings us back to the breath with a mindful practice that connect us to all parts of the physical body with a new and healing experience in every class. Please arrive 5 -10mins early to secure a mat as classes are very popular.

Beginners yoga:

Gaye's 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”.

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).


Individualised private yoga, meditation and qigong classes. Specific attention is given to personal limitations and goals.

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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