“Everything is already ok.

The notion strikes us as radical, and it surely is. What it means is that in our essential nature we are already fully awake and enlightened.”

Stephen Cope

8 week Beginners Courses

Term 4 Beginners courses start:

Tuesday 14 October 7.30pm

Thursday 16 October 6.00pm

Because of the busy nature of the preXmas period you are able to make up missed classes with the Tues/Thurs course.

Courses fill quickly and bookings are essential. click on beginners page.

BACK PAIN?

The Back care course is a combination of stretching and strengthening safely, for those with back pain and stiffness, with a registered physiotherapist.

Starts on Monday October 14th at 6pm.

Please go to back care page for bookings.

Individual yoga therapy

Vanessa Shribman is a registered physiotherapist and director of Coast Yoga. she offers yoga for those with injury and chronic pain and conditions. Private yoga therapy sessions are by appointment.

Couples birthing workshops and pregnancy yoga

Pregnancy yoga runs in 10 weeks cycles on Fridays  from 6.30-8pm. You can start at any time. Please go to yoga for pregnancy page for more information and to register.

Next couples workshop is on Sunday 19 October 2014  from 10.30am-6pm. Bookings essential. Please go to ‘couples birthing workshops’ page to register.Birthing workshops are for women and their partners or support person. Women may also attend alone and same sex couples are welcome.


Coast Yoga was established in 1994 by Vanessa Shribman and is the longest established yoga centre in the bay area. Vanessa trained in the Iyengar style of yoga extensively in India and then with various senior teachers in Australia. She was accredited in the Iyengar system until 2005. The Iyengar system of yoga is named after the yoga master BKS Iyengar. She is now accredited with Yoga Australia at the highest level. She is also a registered Physiotherapist. There are 8 teachers at Coast Yoga certified or trained in the Iyengar method.

At Coast Yoga most teachers are trained in the Iyengar method which is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar who developed a methodical approach to yoga which emphasizes correct alignment in each pose and used props such as blankets and belts to achieve alignment. This approach is a profound way to develop balanced strength and flexibility and an increasing access to and understanding of the yoga system. Vanessa is formerly accredited in this method and now accredited at the highest level with the Yoga Australia. She is a Buddhist practitioner and is also a registered physiotherapist.

The Coast yoga Centre is a friendly and caring community of teachers, students. We also have various health care practitioners who practice from the clinic rooms at the Centre. The Centre aims to support a vibrant community which is guided by yogic principles such as authenticity, generosity and compassion.