Building a connection between like-minded individuals is something we’re passionate about at our yoga studios. “Kula” means community in the ancient and sacred language of Sanskrit. Not only do we provide yoga classes for locals from the Hawthorn and Hampton areas, we also offer them with a community space where people can connect, share and grow. Along with our students, our teachers are the backbone of our community. They come from a range of areas, backgrounds and experiences, each keen to sweat, play, learn and help you reach your health and fitness goals.
At Kula not only do we share our love of yoga, but our passion for guiding our students towards a healthier, happier lifestyle. Each of our teachers have their own journey to yoga; we wanted to share their stories with you.
1. When was your first yoga class and why did you start practicing?
I took my first yoga class 16 years ago, it was Bikarm yoga and I remember wondering if I was going to make it through 90 minutes! I did survive and I was hooked immediately.
2. What other sports, fitness or activities to you enjoy outside of the yoga studio?
I do mat and reformer pilates and love walking outdoors in nature.
3. What do you love about teaching at Kula Yoga Hawthorn/Hampton?
I love the friendly and fun community of students and teachers.
4. Tell us about the styles of yoga that you love to teach and practice most.
At Kula I love teaching Slow Flow and Hot yoga, which I happen to enjoy practicing! When I was pregnant the Prenatal classes at Kula were amazing to calm the mind and strengthen the body.
Prenatal classes at Kula were amazing to calm the mind and strengthen the body.
5. What is your favourite yoga pose?
That changes depending on how I feel! My current favourite is extended Puppy pose as I enjoy the opening in the shoulders and lengthening through the side body. So so good!
6. What is one thing your yoga students don’t know about you?
I love Japanese food, and on our recent holiday there I discovered the sweets and went totally beserk! They are amazing!
7. When you’re not in the studio, where are your favourite hangouts in Boroondara or Bayside area?
Amanda began her yoga journey in 2002 where she began practicing Hot Yoga. She was studying at the time and soon noticed the positive effects the practice was having on her day to day life. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2016 with Troy Abraham and has since trained in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Amanda teaches both dynamic and slower paced styles of class. Her classes focus on bringing mindful awareness to the breath and the body, allowing practitioners space to have their own unique experience.
Detoxify & energise with Hot Yoga. Tone & sculpt with Power Flow. Strengthen & stretch with Basics and Slow Flow. Relax & mobilise with Yin Yoga at our beautiful studios in Hawthorn & Hampton, Melbourne. Our studios also host regular workshops, Victorian and overseas retreats to exotic places like Bali, Thailand & India, as well as a mobile yoga service for community, school and corporate groups.
Our Hampton studio has now opened our classes up to the Bayside area including surrounding suburbs such as Sandringham, Brighton, Black Rock, Highett and Beaumaris. Enjoy modern facilities, expert teachers and a range of complementary wellness services for optimal health.