“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

10 week Beginners Courses

Beginners courses start:

Tuesday April 29 7.30-8.45pm- this course is now full.

Thursday May 1  6-7.15pm

Saturday May 31 10am

Easter Yoga Intensive

Please watch this space for details of our spring and summer intensives.

Couples birthing workshops and pregnancy yoga

Pregnancy yoga runs in 10 weeks cycles. Next cycle starts on Friday May 2nd 6.30-8pm. Please go to yoga for pregnancy page to register.

Next couples workshop is on Sunday 4 May 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. She has also completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. There are two certified Iyengar teachers and one teacher in training currently at Coast Yoga.

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 in her last year in a bachelor of physiotherapy. She incorporates her knowledge of body and mind in both the eastern and western systems to assist students in finding a deep connection and knowledge of body and mind.

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.