Welcome

Yoga classes for all bodies and abilities. Everyone is welcome.
So close to the ocean you can almost feel the sea spray.
Take some time out for yourself.

Yoga helps you to connect more deeply with your body and breath, calms the mind and increases strength, balance and flexibility.

Meet us and book a yoga class soon.

What we teach

At Balanced Practice, we teach the ancient art of yoga in a calm, safe and inclusive space. You’ll find our classes are suitable for people of different ages, shapes and interests.

You will learn to practice yoga responsively, in harmony with how you feel from day to day, moment to moment, in compassionate, ever deepening connection with yourself and the world. Each practice is modified to meet the needs of the students in that specific class. Our teachers welcome beginners to Yoga.

We can help you choose your first class, or assist you with individual sessions with one of our highly experienced teachers.
So if you’re new to yoga, get in touch with us.

Classes

Classes

Sunrise Balanced Practice Flow Class

Mondays 7:00am – 8:00am

WITH LIZ BENNETT
Balanced Practice Flow classes offer therapeutic movement with breath expansion and mental focus, blending Liz’s physiotherapy expertise with yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body . In managing the effects of ageing and recovery from injury and pain, these classes offer each student an individualised experience of breath, body and mind, to cultivate a strong and resilient body and a deeper sense of integrated health.

This class is offered via ZOOM only.

Yoga Fundamentals

18th October- 20th December 9:30am – 10:30am

WITH LIZ BENNETT
In Yoga Fundamentals, Physiotherapist+ Yoga therapist Liz will help you to understand the principles of yoga, develop your confidence, and also experience the subtler, calming aspects of yoga. The ten Monday morning classes will include functional anatomy of yoga poses, breathing principles, meditation and subtle yogic physiology.
This course is intended for anyone interested in beginning or deepening their yoga journey; to enrich your experience and equip you with practical tools that you can apply in your own yoga practice and daily life.

Offered in studio.

Soothing Yoga

Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

WITH JANE MACNAUGHT
Soothing Yoga. An hour for peace and serenity.
Set yourself up for the week ahead.
If you feel a little stressed and overwhelmed in your life then this yoga class may be just right for you.
Maybe you want to find your way BACK to yoga. This class is for you.

You will be invited to experience a little more ease and comfort in your body. Gentle movements connected with the breath; the class will be rhythmic, easeful and calming. Make the poses stronger if you wish, we will be working at our own pace. The goal is to help you increase connection with your own body and increase a sense of inner calm.
Leave feeling more tranquil, well stretched and stronger.

Jane’s teaching style is relaxed and honest. Beginners to experienced yogis – all welcome.
This class will be offered in-studio from Monday October 25th.

Yoga + Pilates

Tuesdays 8:45am- 9:45am

WITH JENNY TUCK
Jenny’ s Tuesday classes are a fusion of Yoga and Pilates with an emphasis on core strength, stability of the spine, flexibility, balance and the union of body, mind and breath.
These classes are suitable for all ages, levels and abilities.
Offered in studio from Tuesday 12th October.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am

WITH CARLY SKEERS
Tuesday’s class immerses you in a gentle style of yoga that is accessible to all.

Carly encourages you to feel the movements within your body, fostering a deeper level of reconnection, honour and self-care within yourself. Our weekly classes offer an opportunity to build strength and flexibility in a nurturing and non-competitive environment, so that gentleness can be experienced within. In turn, nervous tension, anxiousness and hardness in the body can be released so that you can begin to experience true harmony on and off the mat.

We hope to welcome you to our class, a joyful, restorative and meditative hour that nourishes your whole being from the inside out.
We will be offering this class both via ZOOM and in studio from October 26th.

Sunset Balanced Flow class

Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

WITH LIZ BENNETT
Balanced Practice Flow classes offer therapeutic movement with breath expansion and mental focus, blending Liz’s physiotherapy expertise with yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body . In managing the effects of ageing and recovery from injury and pain, these classes offer each student an individualised experience of breath, body and mind, to cultivate a strong and resilient body and a deeper sense of integrated health.

This class is offered via ZOOM only.

Sunrise Balanced Practice Flow Class

Wednesdays 7:00am – 8:00am

WITH LIZ BENNETT
Balanced Practice Flow classes offer therapeutic movement with breath expansion and mental focus, blending Liz’s physiotherapy expertise with yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body . In managing the effects of ageing and recovery from injury and pain, these classes offer each student an individualised experience of breath, body and mind, to cultivate a strong and resilient body and a deeper sense of integrated health.

This class is offered via ZOOM only.

Balanced Flow Class

Wednesdays 9:30AM – 10:30AM

WITH CARLY SKEERS
Wednesday’s Balanced Flow class features smooth and steady sequences that aim to gently warm, stretch and strengthen your body.
Carly encourages you to maintain an on-going connection to your body and breath, so that through self-care you may have a sense of coming home to your inner-most.
Carly’s classes end with stretching postures, subtle movements and stillness,
offering you a chance to linger in the joy and harmony of being more deeply connected to you.

This class welcomes people of all ages and all levels of yoga experience.

This class is offered in studio.

Sports Recovery Yoga

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

WITH ANA ARRUZZA
This class is ideal for anyone who thinks they are too tight, or not flexible enough for yoga!
Tailored by Ana for people who train and play in their chosen activity – whether that surfing, running, cycling, paddling or golf – to improve performance and recovery.

Make this class part of your weekly training schedule for increased flexibility and range of motion, healthier joints, an improvement in balance and joint stability, increased focus and calmness of mind.

We are offering this class in-studio from October 27th.

Yin Yoga by Candlelight

Wednesdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm

WITH LEAH SIZELAND
Leah’s Yin Yoga classes are 90 mins of pure healing nourishment.

Lay out your mat and let time slow down. Leah guides you deeply into your physical body with long held mild poses, allowing your body and breath to let go of tension. Long held stretches are particular good for sports people and those with joint tightness or inflammation.

Each class is mindfully sequenced around the Chinese Medicine meridian lines. For those who don’t “sit”, Yin yoga is a great gateway into meditation too.

We will be offering this class in studio from the 27th October.

Yoga + Pilates

Thursdays 9:00am – 10:00am

WITH KIRRALIE DILLON
Find a renewed sense of confidence in your body, with a practice that is gentle yet presents a enjoyable level of challenge, giving you tools for transforming your relationship with yourself. Kirralie’s classes will commence on 28th October in studio.

Sunrise Balanced Flow class

Fridays 7:00am – 8:00am

WITH LIZ BENNETT
Balanced Practice Flow classes balance therapeutic movement with breath expansion and mental focus, blending Liz’s physiotherapy expertise with yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body . In managing the effects of ageing and recovery from injury and pain, these classes offer each student an individualised experience of breath, body and mind, to cultivate a strong and resilient body and a deeper sense of integrated health.
This class is offered via Zoom and in studio from October 15th.
Classes
Liz Bennett Physio

LIZ BENNETT

A physiotherapist for over 20 years, Senior Yoga Teacher and qualified Yoga Therapist, Liz’s classes bring people together to practice a peaceful and expansive inner experience of breath, body and mind, cultivating vibrant mental and physical health.

Liz’s approach reflects many years of studying with teachers in the lineage of Sri TKV Krishnamacharya, Simon Borg Oliver and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy, Michael De Manincor of Yoga Institute Sydney, Ganesh Mohan of Svastha Yoga, Leslie Kaminoff, and Saraswasthi Vasudhevan. Expect to learn more about the subtlety of your body and to move and feel better.

As a physiotherapist, Liz explores functional movement, Pilates and therapeutics for inspiration. Liz’s classes take into account the needs that arise from our modern lives, and the imbalances that our habits can cause in our musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

“The innate capacity to reach a deeper sense of connection to ourselves is within every human being.”

BALANCED FLOW YOGA CLASSES

Balanced Practice Yoga are open level classes which give students the tools to evolve not only their asana practice but to cultivate insight into the heart of the yoga tradition.

Rather than a set system, Balanced Practice is an interweaving of ancient and modern perspectives which helps to keep the body and mind fluid and adaptable to change.

Balanced Practice Yoga classes are intelligent, innovative classes that are powerful and therapeutic, blending yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body with sequences that help you gain mobility and functional strength.

You’ll move and feel better and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself.

INDIVIDUAL/PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES

Yoga students wishing to advance their yoga practice and deepen their understanding of their body and working with physical asanas ( poses) and breath ( pranayama ) can benefit from training with a teacher who has been practising for over 20 years and teaching yoga anatomy for over a decade.

You can develop a progressive personal practice with Liz’s guidance and support.

Liz can create a sequence for you that is physiotherapy informed, therapeutic and goal oriented, varying your postures so that you can practice and progress safely and regain functional, pain-free movement.

Some of the conditions that can be assisted through therapeutic yoga

Lower back pain
Neck pain
Headaches
Sciatica
Joint surgeries
Hyper-mobility related pain and injuries
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis
Sports related injuries and stiffness

Liz is available at TherapyWorks Newport on Monday and Thursday afternoons, Saturday mornings and home visits by appointment.

BOOK LIZ FOR PHYSIO OR YOGA THERAPY HERE

Liz Bennett Physio

Yoga Teacher Training

With Liz Bennett and Amelia Disspain, you can develop the skills to become a yoga teacher.

Learn to share lessons from traditional practices and modern science, with an excellent foundation in yoga anatomy, intelligent sequencing, subtle teachings and more.

You’ll develop the foundations for a lifetime practice, helping you take deeper care of yourself and the people around you.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR COURSES

Teachers

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Leah Sizeland

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Donna Nolan (nee Gianniotis)

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Ana Arruzza

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Carly Skeers

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Jenny Tuck

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JANE MACNAUGHT

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Yolande Hyde

Our Location

We look forward to welcoming you to our live yoga classes with beautiful views over Warriewood Beach.

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Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club
Narrabeen Park Parade
Warriewood, NSW 2102

Phone
0405 543 263

Get Connected

We welcome you to contact us for more information about any of our yoga classes, retreats or teacher training.