Monthly gong sessions

The gong at the Mornington Peninsula yoga class.Many students grow to love the gong when we use it during the long relaxation towards the end of the class. In fact, sometimes we wonder whether people come for the gong rather than the yoga.

The good news is that there are more options for you if you’re one of those who wants more. Many Kundalini Yoga teachers band together and provide regular gong ‘baths’ (think bathed by sound, like being bathed by light). The gong baths generally feature a number of different gongs of different styles.

These gong baths are held all around Melbourne, so they are not hard to find. There are even gong pujas, held all night long. Our colleagues at Kundalini House, in North Fitzroy, hold gong pujas regularly.

Here on the Mornington Peninsula, we run regular gong baths at Kundalini Rising Yoga, in Warneet, which is near Tooradin. We have several gongs, set up in a beautiful purpose-built yoga studio. After some gentle yoga, you are invited to lie down and enjoy the vibrations of multiple gongs for 45 minutes.

Because these sessions are popular and we have people coming from as far afield as Seaford, Mount Eliza, Tyabb and Mornington, to name a few, we recommend booking for these sessions.

Yoga – can anyone do it?

Yoga for beginners at Frankston, Seaford, Carrum and Mt ElizaKundalini Yoga is suitable for beginners and experienced people alike. At the beginning of a class, you will often hear the teacher say words like, “Go at your own pace; rest if you need to rest and return to the posture when you are ready”, and similar.

You might find some classes – or even some postures – easier or tougher than others, and that’s perfectly OK. Because of injury, or for other reasons, there might even be postures you can’t do at all. Again, that’s quite OK.

It’s all about your own experience. If you’ve been doing yoga for a long time and you feel the need to challenge yourself, you can always try stretching a little more, moving a bit faster or just perfecting the posture.

So whether you’re a yoga expert from Edithvale or a beginner from Baxter, these classes are for you. And remember that we can recommend individual kriyas (sessions) for you to take home. This way you can continue your home practice, at a level that suits you.

A growing yoga community on the Peninsula

Yoga community connecting on the Mornington Peninsula.One of the delights of Kundalini Yoga in Melbourne is the sense of community. That’s not to say that if you come to a yoga class in Seaford or Mt Eliza or anywhere else on the Mornington Peninsula that you are expected to suddenly join in group activities.

However, you will find that many of the teachers know each other and will support your yoga practice by referring you to a class that is closer to your home or workplace, or perhaps one that runs at a time that is more convenient for you. So if you live in Langwarrin and work in Carrum, but can’t make to our regular class, we will suggest some other options. Perhaps Jody’s class in Warneet, or Doug’s in Aspendale. Or Josephine’s yoga class in Rosebud.

We’ll give you the latest updates on whether these classes are still running, or whether the yoga class in Chelsea Heights is on hold.

Just ask – we’re community minded and want to help you find a class that suits you.