Creative Behaviours Studio, 49/91 Moreland Street, Footscray
0405 010 994
Yam (pronounced yum) is the yogic mantra of the heart chakra – a fitting name for Footscray’s Yum Yoga, as it’s all about heart.
Owner and teacher, Tania Morgan, began her yoga journey at the age of 15. Starting off with night classes at the local hall, she soon headed to Nepal, committing to regular practice and attaining a teaching qualification.
It’s been a life-long love affair, and Tania’s passion for teaching yoga triggered her to start spreading the love to others, teaching in local parks. Three years later in 2015, the perfect opportunity arose to partner up with Creative Behaviours Studio, an airy, loft style space that attracted Tania with its relaxed and creative atmosphere.
Tania’s approach blends Hatha, Iyengar and Yin techniques to help students build confidence, strength, flexibility and stamina. The Yum Yoga teachers aim to take the fear out of yoga, to find a balance between the physical and spiritual that doesn’t alienate with mysticism or reduce the practice to simply exercise. Classes are kept small to cultivate a supportive and nurturing environment.
Whether you’re completely new or a seasoned yogi, the studio offers something for every ability level. If it’s your first time on the mat, join a Newbie Yogi class to learn foundational breathing and alignment that will set you up for progressing your practice.
For those with more experience, get your asanas flowing in the Slow Flow class (appropriately named Yogi You Got This), incorporating elements of Yoga Nidra, Yin, Iyengar and Hatha for a challenging but calming practice. The physical postures are always complemented by pranayama and meditation so your mind feels as refreshed as your body.
Commit to the 10-week Sunday restorative course to end your week on a great note – limber, rested and feeling good.
Tania has also used her decade of experience in Human Resources to design a program specifically for workplaces. The customised classes are light, fun and inclusive, so that employees can feel the benefits of improved focus, mindfulness and relaxed muscles and joints. Keeping employees happy is beneficial for employers too; they can experience reduced sick leave and higher productivity. Hour-long sessions can be booked for before or after work as well as lunchtimes, and if you’re not keen on the spiritual elements of the practice, Yum Yoga can keep the yoga vernacular to a minimum to encourage diversity and broad participation.
Tania brings passion and heart to the studio to assist in developing your personal practice. If you’re a complete beginner looking for a friendly studio to ease you into your first downward dog, or if you’re a veteran yogi wanting individualised attention to take your yoga flow to the next level, Yum Yoga is here to help you on your way.