Located upstairs at 244 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, the Davey Black Yoga Studio practices Yin, Vinyasa, Hatha and Flow Yoga styles.
Specialising in Yoga for Beginners, Athletes, Kids and Pre and Postnatal. Come in and meet our amazing team of Yoga teachers and enjoy our space.
A mix of Hatha and Vinyasa at a slow pace
You will be guided through a sequence of poses designed to build your strength and flexibility in an almost meditative pace, holding postures for a few breaths and slowly moving to the next one.
These classes will help you to SLOW DOWN mindfully while working your deepest tissues and calming your mind.
A mix of Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa
These classes are designed to give your muscles a workout and improve your balance and flexibility through dynamic sequences.
You can expect sun salutations to warm up and prepare your body and sequences with specific targets (e.g.: core, legs, shoulders, etc.)
Flow & athlete recovery
Hatha is an ancient system that encompasses most postural yoga styles and includes the practice of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing).
Hatha classes are generally relaxed, gentle and slow and a great starting point for beginners. Poses are held for multiple deep breaths and your teacher guides you through each pose with postural cues to help you along the way.
YIN & MEDITATION
Slow and relaxed with long holds
These classes are a slow-paced style of Yoga with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time. Yin Yoga helps to lengthen and strengthen the connective tissue of the body, including the the tendons, fascia, and ligaments. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility.
These classes provide a more meditative approach to yoga, the goal being awareness of the inner self, and highlighting universal, interconnecting qualities.
KIDS & TEEN YOGA
Kids and Teen classes are based on child & adolescent fitness and movement protocols. They deliver age appropriate mindfulness, exercises and activities to empower them to love their body and respect the space that it moves in.
Developing better movement, balance, strength, hand-eye coordination and mobility, these sessions will give kids and teens a fun and functional session allowing them to explore the ways that their bodies can move and ways to control and awaken their minds.
Gentle slow moving, breathing and meditation
Designed for the mum to be in her 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy, you will learn amazing tools to use during pregnancy and labour. Our specialist instructors will help you maintain your health and well-being during pregnancy and help you develop skills that you can use during pregnancy and labour.
Breathing practices for relaxation & pain management. Meditation to connect with yourself and your baby. Pain management techniques. Postures for strength, endurance and flexibility. Small class sizes will help you connect with other pregnant women in your local community.
- You must sign in to each class via the Mindbody app a minimum of 2hrs before the class start time. If you do not sign in and there are no places left, you may be turned away. You may contact us via text message is you miss the sign in cut off and you will receive a reply if there is a space available.
- All classes start on time, please arrive 5 minutes before the start to sign in and set up your mat and props. If it is your first class, please arrive 10 or 15 minutes in advance to talk to your instructor.
- Phones must be turned OFF before entering the studio.
- Zen Zone. Keep your voice low & move around quietly.
- Upon arrival, please let the teacher know if you have any injuries, if you are pregnant or anything that requires specific attention. If you are pregnant, we encourage you to take a private lesson to learn modifications before joining a regular class or take a look at our prenatal course.
- Please, listen to your body and approach your personal practice from a safe perspective. Your instructor will give you options that you are invited to take, but you know your body best.
- If you hire a studio mat, please clean it before you leave.
- If you are new to the practice of Yoga, please feel free to talk to any of our instructors about your goals and ask any questions regarding the practice and the different classes.
- All our classes are safe for beginners, our instructors are qualified to help you throughout your journey. However, some classes go at a faster pace than others. We recommend that you start with the slow pace classes to get used to the nature of the instructions and practice. Soon you will be start feeling more confident to join the fast paced classes.
Start your Yoga journey
Education: Level One Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – Shantarasa School of Yoga | Pre – Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training – The Yoga Social | Cert III & IV Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
Experience: Self Employed Hatha Yoga Instructor | Yoga Teacher – Trinity Boys Grammar | Student Wellbeing Counsellor | Allied Health Assistant – Physiotherapy
My parents discovered and began to practice meditation while I was in my early teens. As my both my parents began their spiritual journeys I developed my own curiosity for understanding the world around me. I first started practicing asana at fifteen to improve the look and feel of my body. As I matured into my early twenties and gained more insight into the ancient philosophy of yoga I deepened my understanding of myself and the world around me.
In 2012 I went to India in search of greater understanding and completed my Level One Yoga Teacher Training. Since then I have completed 50 hours of Pre-Post Natal specific training and a CERT III and IV in Physiotherapy Assistance. I have a deep interest in exercise and conditioning and am developing athlete specific classes to aid athletes in finding greater balance to improve their performance, health and longevity.
Yoga has become a through line in all aspects of my life and I am honoured to share my love and experience of yoga with those around me.
Education: Yoga Australia – Yoga Teacher membership | International Yoga Alliance – Yoga Teacher Training membership UK | Ashtanga, Meditation, Yin and Vinyasa teacher training – Sampoorna Yoga School India | Integrated Yoga Meditation & Mindfulness – Yoga Unlimited Oxfordshire UK & Moshka Yoga Melb
Experience: Yoga, Meditation Teacher and Lecturing | Wisdom Yoga Institute Ambassador | Asana Addicts YTT Workshops | Thai Yoga Massage | Yoga Teacher Mentoring | Yoga for Special Populations | Injury Clinic & Healing Intensive
A previous biomedical science graduate with 19 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, I left the UK and my fast-paced work-hard/play-hard lifestyle over 2 years ago with my partner and moved to Australia. I decided to fully commit myself full time to pursue my passion of yoga and meditation. I am well-versed in multiple yogic and meditation styles. With 22 years of international training, personal experience and dedicated self-practice, it was an easy transition into a natural mentor, coach and lecturer.
I bring enormous enthusiasm and motivation with an extremely positive, energetic and creative approach that is guaranteed to ensure my students have the best experience they can, whether beginners or experienced in all aspects of their practice and learning. I am passionate about inspiring health, fitness and wellbeing through an entirely personalised, caring and supportive style.
I take pride in tailoring my teaching and lecturing to suit individual needs and abilities so that every student can find benefit and receive a first-class experience. My holistic style and interest in yoga and meditation as therapy enables me to call upon a variety of techniques ranging from massage, aromatherapy, music, meditation, nutrition, mindfulness, health advice and breathing techniques to blissfully connect body, mind and spirit to create personal space, calmness, balance, healing and inner peace.
Education: Restorative Yoga – Australian College of Classical Yoga | Mindful Awareness Practices I for Daily Living – UCLA | Multi styles TTC – Siddhi Yoga India | Pre and Post Natal TTC – IYTA | Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga – Yoga Synergy | Kids and Families TTC – Rainbow Kids Yoga | Vinyasa TTC – Yoga Elements Thailand
Experience: Owned and operated Annand Niketan Yoga studio, New Delhi, India | Teaches Kids’ yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative and pre natal yoga at studios in Melbourne | Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India | Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
After being a regular yoga practitioner for several years in Argentina and in Thailand, I became a certified yoga instructor in 2010. Since that moment I have not stopped training and learning about yoga practice and philosophy.
I have had the chance to take workshops with some of the best teachers around the world in many countries. I have trained and mentored prospective yoga teachers from different countries while living and practicing in India.
During my classes, I integrate aspects of mindfulness as well as various styles of yoga into the teaching of vinyasa flow classes. Students will find my classes challenging and enjoyable, with a focus on learning proper technique and postural alignment via clear guidance and gentle adjustments.
When I am not upside down, I enjoy reading, catching up with friends and travelling. I have lived in five different countries and I speak four languages. I am also a qualified French and Spanish teacher.
Education: Hatha & Vinyasa YTT – Summer Healing Yoga | Yin Training – Moksha Yoga
Experience: Globe Athletic | Amrita Yoga | Live Life Get Active Melbourne | Crunch Fitness | South Pacific Health Clubs | Next Level Fitness HQ | Elevate Yoga | Hatha | Vinyasa | Slow Flow | Dynamic Flow | Meditation | Yin | Restorative
Sandra has been practicing yoga for many years and loves the way it brings her a sense of joy and peace. She has a passion for creating a calm and balanced spiritual practice, offering a comfortable and safe space for all. Yoga has brought so much happiness and truth into her life, enabling her to slow down, refocus and live more in the present moment.
Sandra is known for her authentic and non- judgement teaching style. She encourages the growth of the physical and spiritual self by travelling inwards and finding the breath. Her approach to yoga is to always listen to the body, paying attention to how you are feeling while connecting body, mind and soul. Her classes will leave you feeling nourished, refreshed and balanced.