Beginners Basics Yoga

Say hello to the better you

If you’re new to Yoga, our Beginners Basics course is the place to start.

Beginners Basics is a 4 week enrolment that prepares you for participation in our Foundation classes.

In our course you will learn:

We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

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Term 4 courses begin on:

– Saturday 14 November

– Tuesday 17 November

– Thursday 19 November

Due to Covid-19, spaces are limited as we are adhering to social distancing guidelines. Register now by selecting your preferred day below.


4 week course

Why Yoga MANDIR?

Located in Canberra, Yoga Mandir is one of Australia’s premier yoga studios. Director Alan Goode is passionately involved with the practice of yoga and its application to daily life for over 40 years. Alan conducts workshops and runs professional support and development programs including training teachers. Through his writing he unravels the themes of the yoga sutras and demonstrates their link to our daily practice. Alan has also developed an extensive resource library and engages in ongoing research work to support teacher development.

"Your body lives in the past your mind in the future. They come together in the present when you practice yoga"

The work of Yoga Mandir is represented by the icon of the Ashok chakra, a symbol dating back to Buddhism and used by Gandhi in his quest for freedom for India. It represents the wheel of life: the hub at the centre stands for practice and the 24 spokes depict time. From practice, we learn to understand ourselves ‘at a point in time’ and to let go of definitions based on past memories or thoughts of the future.



Personal Practice Kits include a mat, 2 blocks, 2 blankets and a belt.

Purchase online though the MBO (Mindbody Online)  Shop and collect when you attend your first class.

Individual items not for sale.

For a full range of yoga equipment we recommend iyoga props.

Things to know


Wear comfortable clothes. T-shirt and shorts or leggings are common. Bare feet are best to avoid slipping.


Our classes are not heated beyond normal so there’s no need to drink whilst you practice, but do drink before and after class. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach.


Our classes will require some basic equipment a mat, belt, two blocks and two blankets. Personal Practice Kits are available for purchase from our website and can be collected when you attend your first class. For all other equipment needs we recommend iYoga Props.

Online access

All classes have both STUDIO (face to face) and VIRTUAL (online) attendance. Online classes are delivered via ZOOM. When you book in for a class you will receive an email confirming your booking. Just before the class begins, you will receive another email with a link so that you can join the class. This link will be sent 15 minutes prior to the class.

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