Saturday, 20 December 2014

Yoga on the Mornington Peninsula in Sorrento, Mornington, Flinders, Safety Beach and Rosebud

Welcome to the 6th year of Yoga in the Park.
free range, organic yoga for all ages and stages


Sorrento  (with Baxter)
Historic Park (hotham rd behind the police station...look toward the bay as you walk in from the carpark)
We're sorry to announce there will be no classes over Easter.
The season has now finished at all venues. 

If you would like to keep in the loop, please sign up and be eligible for pre-season discounts. 

Sorrento- kids classes (5-10yrs) 9-10am 
(with Yogabean)
see you next year!

Mornington 8-9am (with Simon)

Mornington Park, bay end of schnapper point rd 
Flinders 8-9am (with Deb & Pam)
(bay end of cook st)

end of Cook St at the Flinder's memorial

Safety Beach (with Peta) 8-9am
next to Cafe del Sol van (opp 81 Marine Pde)

Rosebud Foreshore 9-10am
Free!! (this one's on the Shire) 

Opp Boneo Rd next to camping office


Class prices:
Casual $20 
weekly pass: $80
10 class pass: $150
weekend pass $30
Peninsula Hot Springs/ Sorrento YiP pass $50 (valued at $60)
(part proceeds to Samarpan foundation)

other venues (except Rosebud)
casual $15
weekly pass $70
10 class pass $135

weekend pass $20 
Peninsula Hot Springs/ Yoga pass $45

limited mats available to hire $1, otherwise bring a towel/mat  

What else to bring:
Bring a friend, bring your children, bring your grandparents, bring an open mind and a willing heart.
And... bring a sarong to place over yourself/ face at the end when we lie down for relaxation to avoid sun or flies that can disturb this peaceful pose.
You may also wish to have a bottle of water nearby. 

If you are a teacher and would like to be involved with Yoga in the Park, contact Baxter on 0423 161 503 or

Kashmir Yoga Trek 
Aug 27- Sept 6, 2015

Join us on a journey into the heart of the Himalayas- into where Yoga began...

"The trip of a lifetime"
For visual inspiration, see our photos from last year's trek.
For a full brochure email

Yoga in the Park is an organic style of Yoga
We incorporate gentle flowing movements and steady postures from a combination of traditions. There are elements of Qi Gong and Tai Chi with strong focus on breath. This is what makes our classes achievable for all ages and stages.

We teach safely and encourage you to observe both your strengths and limitations, and to work wisely within them. Your body is your responsibility, and pain is not Yoga.
We're happy to answer your questions regarding the practice.

Yoga in the Park is a seed of Palate Earth 
Baxter (the creator) also
private sessions to design your own practice

Leads Inspiring journeys and workshops. 
Volunteers with the Samarpan Foundation
Travels the world giving Yoga workshops,
school wellbeing programmes
and health and wellbeing seminars,
Develops breath apps (to be launched soon) 

CD's are available at all locations for $20, or you can order one now (+$2.60 postage).
If you already have an audio CD and would like to be reminded of the visual sequence, please contact me and we will email you a very detailed animation.

Rain Policy
Sorrento will practice despite the rain as there is a rotunda we run under. Other venues: If rain is imminent, please call your local teacher (see contact details below) to confirm the class is still running.

We would love to thank Lululemon, Peninsula Hot Springs, and The Continental Hotel for their partnerships. It's always a pleasure to work with people who share the vision.

Our Teachers:
Baxter (Sorrento)

Baxter designed a sequence that she felt could hold the mental focus of students whilst the body received the benefits. She drew on her training from various traditional sources with a strong belief that when movement combines with the breath, it can become meditation in action with all the physical and physiological benefits.
She is a senior qualified teacher (10 years, 1000 hours) and a fully qualified Yoga Therapist (600 hrs) with a post grad diploma from Yoga Therapy Australia.

Outside the park, Baxter is available for private consultations where she will design your personal practice based on a detailed assessment of your anatomy and constitution, or simply guide a private class for you. She is also available for tailored group classes.
0423 161 503

Mornington: Simon
Simon is a qualified Yoga instructor and member of Yoga Australia.
“It is great practising Yoga in the outdoors. As we pace the breath with the postures, the fresh peninsula air invigorates the body/mind while the sounds of nature calm us". This is Simon's third year with Yoga in the Park.
"As my teacher always emphasises the simple welcome of one person to another as the essential Yogic teaching, all participants will be welcomed with love and respect to enjoy the classes".
Please contact Simon on 0431 174 989 or

Flinders: Deb Malesa 
Yoga has been a part of Deb's life for more than 35 years. She is passionate about the, guidance, support and healing that Yoga can offer all individuals.  She is currently studying as a Yoga Therapist through Yoga Therapy Australia and facilitates weekly classes from the Civic Hall in Flinders, at the Silverleaf  Yoga Studio Merricks, Hummingbird Eco Resort and Crib Point Community House.

Deb can be contacted  on 0407815134 or

Flinders: Pamela Rauleder 

Dec 27 + 29; Jan 2+5th, Jan 9+12th; Jan 16 and Jan 27th

Pam is a well known teacher based in Mt Martha who is returning to teaching after 12 months maternal leave. She has a strong background in Yoga and Art therapies, and offers a nurturing, well supported class. 
You can contact Pamela on 0438 329 161 or

Kids Yoga in Sorrento: Deb Roberts
Deb Roberts has been practising yoga for 20 years and loves sharing yoga with children of all ages. When Deb isn't teaching kids in Sorrento, you can find her in the the Bayside and Yarra regions in Melbourne.
A percentage of fees from this summer’s activities will go toward Palate Earth and Yogabean community initiatives supporting the Samarpan Foundation and the Baan Tharn Namchai Orphanage in Thailand  0410606227

Safety Beach: Peta Denehey
Like many curious students, Peta experienced the subtle and profound effects of Yoga, and could not resist delving deeper into the subject. 
She took her studies at The Siva ashram and has been trained further with Yoga in the Park to deliver what will be a harmonious flowing class to the magnificent view from the water's edge.
If you're concerned about the weather or have any questions for Peta, you can contact her on   
0401 167 771

If you are a certified teacher and would like to teach with YiP, please contact Baxter on
Submissions close Sept 15, 2015, training begins in November (dates to be announced)