Welcome

The path of yoga invites us to use the breath, body and mind as tools and provides us with techniques for expanding ourselves, to open the physical sheaths of the body, witness thought patterns and develop our capacity to feel and successfully navigate our emotional world.

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.

YOGA THERAPY CLASSES

Students with chronic lower back, neck or joint pain, recovering from injuries and surgeries, and living with health conditions have an opportunity to try a class that is more suitable to their needs.

Complete beginners to long-time yogis are welcome to join Yoga Therapy classes, after discussing with Liz whether a group class or a private session is more suitable.

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

What we teach

At Balanced Practice, we teach the ancient art of yoga in a safe, calming and intelligent way.

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 designed to meet the needs of the students in that specific class. We can help you choose your first class, or perhaps assist you with individual sessions with one of our highly experienced teachers.

So if you’re new to our studio, get in touch.

Classes

Classes

Due to COVID-19, some classes will be available for limited in – class places ( up to 10 ) but all classes remain live via Zoom for those who prefer to join our classes from home.

Sunrise Balanced Practice Flow Class

Mondays 7:00am – 8:00am

WITH LIZ BENNETT
A Balanced Practice Yoga classes are intelligent, innovative classes that are powerful and therapeutically balanced, blending yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body with the subtle or “secret” tools of yoga . These classes offer each student an integrated , peaceful and expansive inner experience of breath, body and mind, cultivating vibrant mental and physical health.

This class is only offered via ZOOM at present.

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.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am

WITH DONNA NOLAN (nee Gianniotis)
Donna teaches a gentle style of yoga that is accessible to all. The classes encourage a deep reconnection to oneself via “the feeling sense”. The classes work at building strength and flexibility in a way that nurtures and encourages gentleness in the body. The practise works by releasing nervous tension, anxiousness and hardness in the body so you begin to experience true harmony. A joyful, restorative, meditative class that nourishes your whole being.

We are offering both ZOOM and in-person for this class.

Sports Recovery Yoga

Tuesdays 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!

This class is tailored by Ana for people who train hard and play hard in their chosen activity – whether that surfing, running, cycling, paddling or golf.

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 both ZOOM and in-person for this class.

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 only offered in studio.

Yoga Therapy Group Class

Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm

WITH LIZ BENNETT
This class is led by Physiotherapist and Yoga therapist Liz Bennett, using the tools of gentle but powerful movement sequences, mindful breathing and relaxation techniques. Benefits of this class could include improved balance, freedom of movement, pain relief, and improved feelings of strength and ease in the body in everyday life. A gentle class, suitable for people of all ages and levels of experience.

Sunset Balanced Flow class

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

WITH LIZ BENNETT
A Balanced Practice Yoga classes are intelligent, innovative classes that are powerful and therapeutically balanced, blending yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body with the subtle or “secret” tools of yoga . These classes offer each student an integrated , peaceful and expansive inner experience of breath, body and mind, cultivating vibrant mental and physical health.

We are offering both ZOOM and in-person for this class.

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 are offering both ZOOM and in-person classes.

Yoga Therapy

Thursdays 9:30am – 10:30am

WITH ROSIE CAUNT
Join Rosie Caunt on Thursday mornings at Warriewood, and develop a yoga practice that is personalised for your individual needs.

Through movements, breath and awareness, Rosie can help you to experience clarity and stability of mind,  and the freedom of physical strength and balance.

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 class

Fridays 7:00am – 8:00am

WITH LIZ BENNETT
A Balanced Practice Yoga classes are intelligent, innovative classes that are powerful and therapeutically balanced, blending yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic body with the subtle or “secret” tools of yoga . These classes offer each student an integrated , peaceful and expansive inner experience of breath, body and mind, cultivating vibrant mental and physical health.

We are offering both ZOOM and in-person for this class.

Mysore Style Astanga

Fridays 9:15am – 10:30am

WITH DEBBIE GILLIGAN
Arrive between 9:15 to 9:30am to start your practice. Practice space closes at 10.30am

With Debbie’s skilful and precise instruction, you will be individually  taught, one posture at a time in a specific sequence, empowering you to remember the postures and work at your own pace.

Your practice will build one step at a time as your body unfolds and you are ready for the next posture according to your individual requirements.

The practice emphasises movement with breath, this creates heat in the body which ignites the bodies natural ability to detoxify on a mental, physical and emotional level.
Over time, through regular practice you will experience benefits such as strength, flexibility and a sharp mind.

Your body will have fewer aches and pains as well as improved circulation/immunity and a calm nervous system, all resulting in improved quality of life.

Classes

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

Balanced Practice Yoga Teachers

Liz Bennett

Balanced Practice Yoga Teachers Donna 2

Donna Nolan (nee Gianniotis)

Balanced Practice Yoga Teachers 6

Franziska Thiele

Balanced Practice Yoga Teachers 7

Debbie Gilligan

Balanced Practice Yoga Teachers 4

Leah Sizeland

Balanced Practice Yoga Teachers 3

Ana Arruzza

Balanced Practice Website Carly

Carly Skeers

Balanced Practice Teachers Rosie Caunt 2

Rosie Caunt

Balanced Practice Teachers Jane Macnaught 2

JANE MACNAUGHT

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.