Boutique Yoga

 
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About Us

 

Boutique Yoga began in Canberra in 2006 at the beginning of my pursuit into Yogic studies & lifestyle.

My background is Education, (high school teaching), specialising in physical education, dance, health, music & fitness. Always seeking insight into the deeper world around us, studying Yoga opened doorways into understanding that wisdom & peace lie within, & learning to trust in that sustains us through the most difficult times we face in our lives. I know this, but knowing is not enough. Practicing is key. Daily practice, even just a few minutes each day, is how we free ourselves from the entanglement we create in our bodies & minds.

Boutique Yoga aims to provide an experience of belonging. A place of ease in this world of dis-ease, a place to nurture a ritual of self-care & nourishment, a place of openness & safety. We want to warmly welcome people from all walks of life, ages, cultures & experiences. We aim to cultivate community in this fractured world.

Through practices that encourage freedom, strength, clarity & calm, our bodies & minds are trained to remember we already have what we need inside us. Often we need guidance to return to this place of equanimity & harmony. Regular Yoga practice affirms this wisdom & keeps us healthy & well at all levels of being. Also key to the practice is remembering how important it is to have fun, leave any competitive urges outside the door, and definitely not take ourselves too seriously!

Boutique Yoga has taken it’s own shape over the years & continues to do so. A home-based space in which to grow a dedicated Yoga community reduces the stress & financial costs of operating a commercial venue. This has always been a determined, conscious decision to ensure the management of Boutique Yoga prioritizes stress reduction. I know myself well enough to understand I cannot authentically hold space& guide others compassionately & professionally, if I am not taking care of my own mental/emotional health.

As I write this, I am occasionally looking away to gaze upon the magnificent mandala created by Scarlet Barnett, a Bundjaling woman of Palawa descent, trained Yoga teacher & visionary artist. We commissioned Scarlet to create this beautiful artwork for our new studio. We have called it Unity.  This mandala speaks to the common ground between First Nations people & the Yoga community.  It speaks to the wisdom of “one-ness”, that we belong to each other. The 8 petals of the mandala represent the 8 limbs of Yoga, while the waves & spirals symbolise our connection to the natural flow of life & ancestral lineage. This mandala has now become our logo & with that we will continue to respect & strongly encourage cultural awareness through Acknowledging Country & continuing to listen & learn going forward.

Namaste

I see the light that shines within you that recognises the light shining within me. In this place, we are one.

Merryn Lee Perez

 

Our Classes

Our new studio is now open. With Covid 19 still in our midst we are limiting  class numbers to a maximum of 10. For a limited time we will continue to offer the option to Zoom in live for most classes on the timetable.

Boutique Yoga is registered with NSW Covid Safe Program & we request that participants use our QR code upon signing in.  Masks are required to be worn on arrival, & removed once entering the studio.

Beach Yoga

HATHA

A balanced system of physical techniques designed to purify body & mind, including mindful movement, (asana), basic breath control techniques, (pranayama), relaxation & meditation.

Suitable for entry-level participants & any practitioner seeking a slower-paced complete practice

Senior Yoga Class

FLOW

This popular moderately-paced class explores a wide variety of mindful Yogic movement & includes elements from Tai-Chi, Qi Gong, Dance & Pilates. Pranayama & relaxation techniques are integrated into this “Vinyasa Flow” class style.
 

Suitable for participants with some Yoga experience, and/or a moderate level of physical fitness.

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FULL FLOW

Similar to the Flow practice, Full Flow includes a 15 minute relaxation (savasana) following a more vigorous meditational movement flow. Crystal bowl sound therapy is often used at the end of this class to promote a deeper sense of “let go” & heal.

Suitable for participants with some Yoga experience & moderate physical fitness

Yoga Class for all Ages

RESTORE

This class offers the ultimate release for anyone seeking a reprieve from the stresses of daily life, a 90 minute escape into deep peace & freedom from tight, tangled muscular aches & pains & a ‘too busy’ mind.  So many of us are suffering symptoms of chronic burnout without even knowing it. Anxiety, emotional exhaustion & overwhelm are common these days & can often lead to serious on-going serious health issues. Restore class offers a blend of meditational movement, active & passive stretching including Yin Yoga postures, Pranayama (breathwork), guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra).

Suitable for all.

 

Timetable
FEBRUARY - MAY 2022

MONDAY

9:30am Restore

5:00pm Hatha

TUESDAY

6:00am Flow

 

WEDNESDAY

9:30 Hatha

5:00pm Flow

THURSDAY

6:00am Flow

5:00pm Restore

SATURDAY

7:30am Full Flow

 

Fees

Casual Visit: $20

10 Class Pass -$180.00

20 Class Pass -$350.00

Zoom-In 10-class pass: $150  (per person)

Individual or Group Yoga Therapy available on request

Private 1:1 Yoga $100.00

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Contact Us

Merryn
0412 571 772

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