Yoga classes for all bodies and abilities. Everyone is welcome.
So close to the ocean you can almost feel the sea spray.
Connect more deeply with your body and breath, calm your mind and increase your strength, balance and flexibility.

Take some time out for yourself. 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.



Lifelong Yoga

9:00 – 10:00am

This class with Physiotherapist+ Yoga therapist Liz Bennett is a perfect way to start your week. Take care of your joints, improve balance and confidence, and also experience the peaceful aspects of yoga by the ocean.
Classes will include yoga poses, taught so that you can adapt to how you feel and develop your unique relationship with your body, breathing techniques for calming and centering the mind, meditation and subtle yogic physiology.
For anyone interested in beginning or deepening their yoga journey and finding a renewed sense of connection and a calmer mind at any age.

Offered in studio (Zoom available on request)

Calm Yoga

Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Calm Yoga combines gentle movement and generous relaxation to settle your nervous systems and set you up for a calmer week ahead.
Beginners to experienced yogis – all welcome.

Yoga + Pilates

Tuesdays 9:00am- 10:00am

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.

Sunset Balanced Flow

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

This Sunset Flow class is a vibrant, re-energising mid-week practice emphasising breath, strength, core, balance and flexibility. We strengthen what is weak and release what is stuck.
The benefits can translate into your daily life and activities helping you to prevent and recover from injury, improve joint and overall health, increase focus and calmness of mind and endurance. You’ll also become more compassionately connected to your body.

We finish with a delicious sound healing and meditation.

The class is suitable for all-even if you think you are too inflexible for yoga!
Options are given to suit every body in the room.

This class is offered in – studio.

Yoga + Pilates

Thursdays 9:00am – 10:00am

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.

Sunrise Balanced Flow

Fridays 7:00am – 8:00am

Release your week away as the sun rises over Warriewood Beach. Balanced Practice Flow classes balance therapeutic movement with the subtlety of breath and moving meditation, blending Liz’s physiotherapy know-how and the tools of yoga. Each student is offered an individualised experience of breath, body and mind, to cultivate a calm mind, resilient body and a deeper sense of integrated health. Liz’s group classes can be helpful in recovery from injury and pain.
This class is offered via Zoom and in studio.

Serene Sundays

Sundays 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Penny’s monthly Serene Sunday class creates the perfect bookend to your weekend to set you up for a calm and connected week.
The aim is restoration as Penny guides you slowly & mindfully towards a long blissful relaxation.
Nowhere to go and nothing to do except to be in the moment with your body and breath.
Penny’ s next classes will be held on October 29th and November 19th.
Liz Bennett Physio


Physiotherapist for over 20 years, Senior Yoga Teacher and qualified Yoga Therapist, Liz Bennett
is founder and owner of Balanced Practice Yoga.
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 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.


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
Joint surgeries
Hyper-mobility related pain and injuries
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.


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.



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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

0405 543 263

Latest News

03 Dec 2023

Balanced Practice Christmas Gathering – Saturday 9th December 2023

Join the teachers and students of Balanced Practice Yoga anytime between 4:00 - 6:00pm this coming Saturday afternoon for our Christmas Gathering at the Sunrise Cafe. The Sunrise Cafe is now open weekend evenings for drinks at tapas at our beloved location of Warriewood Beach, so I thought it would be a perfect place for our yoga community to gather during the festive season. I have created a booking link so that I can book tables for those intending to drop around for a drink, snack and perhaps a refreshing swim as the sun is setting. Please RSVP here https://balancedpracticeyoga.as.me/XmasGathering

06 Oct 2023


Spring is here! The weather is warmer and we are heading towards summer when our bodies will feel flexible, light and more liberated. How can we clear the heaviness and thickness of winter without extreme actions like diets and exercise regimes that stress our systems? Ayurveda suggests ways that we can reduce excess pitta dosha - the "heat" that can be trapped in our bodies after winter- by reducing our consumption of greasy and spicy foods, by increasing the proportion of fruits and vegetables that are high in water and antioxidants - think cucumber, broccoli, watermelon,  zucchini, asparagus, berries, pears citrus to name a few. Eat your dinners earlier - this means with daylight savings, eating a light dinner before the sun goes down ideally. Shift heavier cooked dinners to lighter ones, warm salads, light soups,  steamed veggies with sprouts, nuts and seeds and good oils. Reduce your milky coffee…

Get Connected

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