Our philosophy is based on ensuring a mindful, strengthening and holistic yoga practice. We encourage the experience of yoga to be a complete system, both on and off the mat.
At Good Vibes we honour our asana practice as moving meditation that creates a strong, clear, connected body and mind.
We focus on the integrity and fluidity of movement through unification with the breath. These movements are initiated by the inhale, allowing us to lift, expand and open, and with every exhalation we move deeper into the experience of being.
Our approach is grounded in the traditional lineages of yoga. We acknowledge all eight limbs of yoga: Yama (ethical disciplines), Niyama (self observation), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dhrana (concentration) Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (a blissful state of joy and peace).
Our vibe is laid-back, open, friendly and positive. Our goal is to foster an empowered, healthy and mindful community.
We welcome beginners, right through to the most experienced yogi.
Good Vibes offers classes across two unique yoga studios in Melbourne. Our Northcote studio opened in 2015 and our new Collingwood space launched in July this year.
Your health and the sustainability of our Earth are of the utmost importance and this is reflected in all areas of the studios.
In Northcote we keep our classes small, around 30 students maximum. Our white floor is hypo-allergenic cork, which is hygienic, environmentally sustainable, warm in winter, cool in summer, and best of all - soft on your joints.
Our Collingwood space offers two purpose built yoga studios and provides plenty of space to move and is flooded with fresh air and natural light.
Good Vibes is a climate-controlled environment of 23°C. We primarily use hydronic heating which does not cause dehydration. Hydronic heating is the healthiest choice for your body (and for the environment), as it allows heat to be built internally and safely.
Latex free Manduka mats are provided for complimentary use at the studios. These mats are closed cell, which means they are hygienic and won’t absorb sweat.
Other amenities include male and female changing facilities and showers. We provide all natural hair and body products. Towel hire is available.
This is the perfect environment to learn, discover and expand your heart, mind and body.
Dynamic. Energetic. Strengthening.
Vinyasa Flow is a medium to high intensity class.
This class combines the flowing style of Vinyasa ('movement with breath') with a series of strong and powerful postures. Each Vinyasa Flow class targets physical strength and flexibility throughout the entire body.
While maintaining a clear focus on alignment and awareness of breath, these classes build internal heat and aid to detoxify the body. Energising and nourishing, Vinyasa Flow will increase physical and mental discipline.
Expect to get your heart rate up in this uplifting class. Vinyasa Flow is most suited to those with some yoga experience.
KEEP IT MELLOW
Mindful. Cathartic. Fluid.
Keep It Mellow is a 'slow flow' yoga class. It's ideal for those days when you want to cultivate awareness of movement and breath at a steady pace. These sessions are centred around not only conditioning the body, but to improving temperament, discipline and mental focus.
Taken at a slower pace than our Vinyasa Flow class, this style is still strong and physically dynamic. The slower transitions between poses encourage mindfulness, resilience and self-compassion.
This class is most suited to those with some yoga experience. Keep It Mellow is a good option for newer students ready to explore their practice beyond our Beginners classes.
Simple. Spacious. Supportive.
Find your feet in Beginners Flow before jumping into our Vinyasa Flow classes. This foundational Vinyasa (‘movement with breath’) class is designed with our newer students in mind. Students will be guided through a 75 min flow that builds on breath awareness, safe alignment and the simple principles of yoga. Each class targets physical strength and flexibility throughout the entire body.
Progressive. Strengthening. Intelligent.
Less flow more focus! Our Vinyasa Focus class is an opportunity to get down to the details of your asana practice. Super fun and highly educational come ready to learn, progress and build a stronger practice.
Unlike other classes music isn’t played throughout, allowing you to increase your concentration and listen to your body.
Suitable for those new to yoga as well as students with an advanced practice.
Relaxing. Passive. Nurturing.
A restorative class to unwind and de-stress. Yin Yoga is an ancient practice that is designed to stretch the body and work into connective fascial tissue, a balance to the more dynamic Yang practices.
In a Yin class, floor poses are held for 4-6 minutes, each targeting joint and ligament stress and enabling muscles to soften. In holding poses for longer periods of time, Yin Yoga cultivates a sense of surrender.
A powerfully therapeutic class, Yin is ideal for highly active people – runners, cyclists, regular yoga practitioners - as well as anyone wanting to release tightness in their body. You will leave feeling lighter, more flexible, and with a more open body, mind and heart.
Perfect for all levels of experience, even beginners.
CORE & RELEASE
Target. Strengthen. Stretch.
Core & Release is a 75 minute class divided into two parts. The first part of this class is tailored to create a strong physical foundation through muscle conditioning work. Drawing from both yoga and pilates, our teachers deliver a powerful system of exercise focusing on core and pelvic floor strength, torso stability and spinal alignment.
The second half of this class targets myofascial meridian lines and works on releasing the major muscle groups in the body. Balls are used to soften tightness in the fascia. This roll and release technique has extremely powerful therapeutic massage-type benefits.
Core & Release provides an excellent complement to your yoga practice by building anatomical stability in your body. This class is open level and perfect for anyone who experiences tightness in their body. It is especially good for runners, cyclists and sports people.
We care about your health and wellbeing. We believe wholeheartedly in the importance of a healthy interior space with a low environmental impact to practice in. For this reason we are committed to the following initiatives;
- Low chemical studios
- Timber sourced from 100% sustainable QLD plantation forest
- Renewable cork flooring
- Natural, biodegradable Marmoleum bathroom floors
- Non-toxic VOC free paints
- Natural oil finishes on timber
- Energy efficient, hypo-allergenic hydronic heating
- Energy efficient lighting
- Access to filtered drinking water
- Natural linen bolsters and blankets
- Recycled Merino wool blankets
- Renewable cork yoga blocks
- A paperless booking system
- Certified organic Beeswax candles
- Pure, natural hair and body products