Yoga for Beginners

Course Overview

Are you interested in trying yoga? Try our Yoga for Beginners course where you will be introduced to the foundational aspects of yoga, including postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Whether you’re a complete novice or have minimal experience, this course provides a welcoming environment for individuals of all fitness levels.

We will explore the many benefits that yoga offers for both the body and mind. From enhancing flexibility and strength to fostering a sense of inner calm and mental clarity, each session is thoughtfully designed to introduce you to the transformative power of yoga. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a series of gentle practices, ensuring a safe and accessible experience for everyone.

Join us to improve your physical and mental wellness through the practice of yoga!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

What is Yoga?

  • Yoga is a scientific fitness system that uses gentle yet dynamic postures and various breathing and relaxation techniques to achieve balance in the body. It is probably the most widely recognised Hatha yoga technique in the world.
  • BKS iyengar is responsible for much of the modern understanding of hatha yoga as well as the development and use of yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, belts and blocks as an aid and support for students.
  • This method of teaching pays particularly close attention to placement and alignment of the body and the props can assist precision and extension in the postures.
Topics include:
  • Outline of yoga postures and relaxation techniques
  • Principles of Iyengar style of yoga
  • Health benefits

Course outcome

  • Students will become familiar with a series of yoga poses and relaxation techniques to assist with relief from pain, discomfort, stress and anxiety in the body.
  • Students will experience the unique experience of the Iyengar style of yoga.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge. It will also suit students with some basic experience.

What you need to provide

  • A yoga mat, blanket and cool drink
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Class details

Start Date29 July 2024
End Date16 September 2024
Time7:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorBernie Petersen


Class details

Start Date01 August 2024
End Date19 September 2024
Time7:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorBernie Petersen


Class details

Start Date03 August 2024
End Date21 September 2024
Time11:00am - 12:00pm
TutorBernie Petersen


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.