I moved to Melbourne after a time lived in a yoga community in Thailand. I was in Bangkok at the time and I was searching online a yoga community in Melbourne, which would have been eventually supporting and compatible with the journey of self discovery I was on. At the time I was quite concerned of going back to live in a chaotic reality, such as a big city as Melbourne. The first time I walked in Urban Yoga I literally felt loved and supported as among my best friends and family. There was no need for me to be someone and no need of connecting with many words and explanation about me. That feeling of love, understanding and acceptance, it was already there, beyond anything. The saturday night talk about yoga philosophy and so many others topic regarding how to behave in our daily life, plus the vegan dinner afterward, it’s still one of my favourite appointment there. I’m really feeling blessed to be part of this community and I would definitely recommend this safe and non- judgmental environment to anyone who wants to experience deep meaningful connection within himself or herself or just deepening their own philosophical knowledge on the yoga path, regardless any personal beliefs.
Urban yoga is a center of authentic learning, and a great place to meet new people, make lasting relationships, and find inspiration and support on the spiritual path.
The Urban Yoga is a spiritual center in Melbourne CBD with a talented staff devoted to sharing the experience of self-transformation through the timeless culture and practices of Bhakti-yoga.
It’s a center of authentic learning, and a great place to meet new people, make lasting relationships, and find inspiration and support on the spiritual path.
We draw our inspiration and guidance from the life and teachings of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who first brought the culture of Bhakti to the Western world beginning on New York’s Lower East Side. He is widely regarded as the worlds pre-eminent exponent of the teachings and practices of Bhakti-yoga.
The word Bhakti refers to the devotional spiritual consciousness that sacred texts like the Bhagavad-gita refer to as the highest stage of yoga and the true nature of the soul. Bhakti-yoga refers to spiritual practices designed to bring one to devotional spiritual consciousness. It’s a way of connecting the soul with its Divine source. The Bhakti tradition refers to teachings, practices, and arts, infused with the sentiments of Bhakti that have been handed down through the generations for many centuries.
Urban Yoga’s differential equation in all our programs and classes is also defined by our sumptuous dinners served at the end of each class and program. Urban Yoga’s feasts are karma-free, vegan friendly spiritual dinners (known as prasadam). Join us for a unique package of yoga, kirtan (dance and music), philosophical insight, prasadam (food), friendship and fun.