SouthSide @ the HIVEWelcome to SouthSide @ the HIVE - yoga studio in Wollongong. We are Wollongong's new urban style HOT yoga space. We make yoga fun, social, and real for every BODY! @ the HIVE we use far infrared heat to warm your body and have some of the best yoga teachers around to guide your practice.
The Yoga Hive is a small studio with two studio locations. We believe that yoga is about YOU! We teach with a personalised approach, regardless of your yoga experience. @ the HIVE we offer classes for all levels of yogi, both heated and non-heated.
We have made your studio as environmentally friendly as we could, and aim to provide you with a nurturing and supportive environment in which you can connect with others, build physical strength, increase flexibility, and feel a deeper level of inner quiet and space.
On this page you will find information about SouthSide @ the HIVE - our WOLLONGONG STUDIO teachers, classes and descriptions and a booking calendar.
SouthSide @ the HIVE team xxx
REBECCA ANDERSONBecci has taught various styles of yoga. Her foundation training was in Japanese Okido yoga, and she has also trained with Jimmy Barkan, Duncan Peak & Power Living, Bliss Baby Yoga, FireShaper Hot Yoga, Antigravity Yoga, YogaSculpt Australia, Simon Park Liquid Flow Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, and with Barre Body in mat pilates and barre.
"Since yoga became part of my life I have slowly had the chance to find the real me, and as a teacher I hope more than anything to help my students do the same. The honesty, intuition, and strength we bring to our mats eventually transpires to fill our lives, and for me there is nothing more beautiful than being true to one’s self. Yoga is my go to place, my island in a busy sea”
As a naturopath, nutritionist, and teacher and student of yoga, Becci believes in bringing her diverse skills into her classes. “I believe a well-rounded yoga practice helps to emulate a well-rounded individual….there is a yoga style for everybody! I hope to share my love and passion for yoga with everyone at The Yoga Hive, see you on your mat very soon!”
ELLY HARTElly comes from a background in classical ballet and has travelled many parts of the world as a professional dancer. After retiring from her career in dance, Elly’s passion for maintaining a healthy body and mind lead her to yoga where she went on to complete her 200hr yoga teacher training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa.
Elly is eternally grateful for the benefits she has experienced through the practice of yoga and continues to challenge herself with learning as many styles as possible. Elly brings her passion for travel, history, fitness and fun onto the mat making her classes modern and playful whilst still acknowledging the philosophy and traditional lineage behind each asana.
BEN MACKINNONI luckily became involved in yoga over 20 years ago after being diagnosed with a spinal degeneration disorder by mainstream healthcare. A close family friend reccomended yoga and this became the tonic that allowed me to live the active lifestyle I wanted and manage my bodies ups and downs.
I am a Vinyassa yoga teacher with a strong background in Hatha and Iyengar and focus on maintaining breath awareness, alignment and creating a sense of calm and clear vitality in my clients. I have a deep love of all things arm balance and inversion work along with meditation and pranayama and believe in the transformational power of yoga to empower people in an ever changing world. I have worked for over 15 years in personal training and massage and believe in modifying poses to the ages and stages of my clients lives along with their current fitness levels and health needs.
I am a keen waterman in all watersports and have been involved in competitive bodyboarding internationally and feel yoga has something of deep value to offer any athlete. So come along to one of my classes and bring a friend. I feel i have something to offer every client and am honoured to give back the gift of yoga that was given to me as a teenager!
BOSTONA proud New Yorker and converted Wollongong resident of ten years, I first came into yoga in 2007 when I took an elective course during my architectural degree. I was sure this course would be a breeze, but little did I know how it would expand my being into something I never could have imagined.
Since I first stepped foot on the mat yoga has been the foundation for my personal and even professional growth. It has helped to keep me grounded and balanced in this crazy and demanding world we live in.
In 2016 I was formally trained in Hatha yoga during a seven week immersive course at Krishna Village in northern NSW. For me, yoga is about embracing our differences, supporting each other through challenges, learning how to laugh at ourselves, and having gratitude for the gift of life around us.
SHANNON REIDIn 2013 I nervously walked up the stairs of the local gym to my first yoga class. I can still remember the music pumping from the floor below and weights crashing while I lost myself in the movement.
As the years progressed, so did my class attendance. At one point being asked if I was living at a studio because I'd practice multiple times a day. It was around this time I realised I found the lifestyle I wanted to pursue and decided to take it further, becoming a teacher to see what I could discover and evolve into.
I love all expressions of creativity (dabbling in music, art, design and building) and find ways to incorporate this into my classes. Rethinking the everyday and giving it a twist.
DAWN TRATTDawn Tratt: Yoga teacher, skydiver, martial artist and journalist.
Dawn started yoga to heal torn ligaments in her knee training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Yoga keeps her centered and reinforces her core belief that the greatest gift to each of us is ourselves. When Dawn isn’t teaching yoga, she works as a skydive camerawoman, grapples with her mates at Gracie Barra Shellharbour, and does media and promotions for stuff she loves.
Dawn’s classes integrate her training with Noelle Connolly (Body Mind Life) and Sarah Powers (Insight Yoga), her studies in Psychology, Religious Studies and Journalism, and her experiences of Vipassana mediation, ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru and the dizzying ecstasy of music.
NATTY DIPOLDNatty began her personal practise of yoga over decade ago. She found through her teacher & going on retreat that this was the lifestyle she wanted to follow. Yoga connected her back to nature, self & the flow of change which is why she followed the teachings of Shiva Rea & Yoga Synergy. With many experienced teachers guiding her in different realms, Natty found a passion for fascia.
She shares these understandings through her classes, her self massage workshops and natural healing techniques.
A lover of love & living wholesomely, natty makes use of her time practising yoga disciplines, taking photos, writing poetry, being in nature and enjoying a simple life. Working with the teenager inside all ages ... Natty uses her waggish humour & light hearted attitude to share her philosophy of living fully through her classes.
CLASS DECRIPTIONS & TIMETABLE
BOOK YOUR CLASS @ SouthSide
WHAT TO BRING
Bring your yoga mat and drink bottle, and for hot classes a mat towel and hand towel. Wear clothes that breathe and allow you to move easily, and for hot classes active wear that absorbs moisture can be very handy!
It is best not to wear makeup or spray strong perfumes, but please use deodorant!
We have mats to hire at the studio, and supply all the yoga props you will need. Please bring your own towels.
We have a single change room and full bathroom with shower and all your body and hair care needs.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Please arrive 15mins early to class, doors open 15 mins prior to class. Let the teacher know it is your first class and fill in your registration form. Please advise the teacher if you are nursing an injury or if you are pregnant. Please note pregnant ladies, for both you and your baby’s protection we will ask you to only participate in the non-heated classes.
We suggest you book online to save disappointment on class being full, we hold a maximum of 20 yogis in the studio.
Southside @ THE HIVE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
BIKRAM BEATS The classic 26 postures, 2 breathing exercises with some variety, and funky dance beats. The hottest class at SouthSide at about 40dgs. Bring your towel and drink. Beginners welcome
FLOW A fluid moving flow class. Longer held asana mean you can focus on alignment, deepen your stretch and slow your breath. An all levels class. Just a little warm to keep you cosy.
POWER A hot stronger style vinyasa practice. Focus is on building strength, stamina and flexibility. Incorporates core strengthening. Better suited to yogis with some experience…Temp +30°C
YIN Stretch and release, relax and restore. Just a little warm to keep you cosy. A practice for all levels and the perfect class to unwind, focus on breathing and improve your flexibility.
SCULPT YOGA A fun dynamic class using hand weights to tone and strengthen. Move through a vinyasa flow with weights and target specific body areas to feel and look fantastic. A great class to feel alive in and have some fun. Incorporates core strengthening. A class for strong yogis with some experience.
INFERNO HOT PILATES A low impact high intensity Pilates inspired hot class to get your heart rate going and core active. This is a fun, energetic mat based class for all levels. the perfect partner to your yoga practice. Temp +35
PRICINGAt The Yoga Hive you can visit on a casual basis or join on a weekly membership. We sell casual classes and packs on 10 and 20 classes. If you buy a class pass it can be shared with someone else of your choice. All passes have expiry dates, so please look at these before you purchase. Passes are non refundable. You are able to pay on line through the MindBody website or app, or you can purchase in the studio. All classes are on a prepay basis... you must purchase a class before you can book.
Casual pass $24 (use in either studio)
10 class pass $190 (use in either studio)
20 class pass $320 (use in either studio)
Intro 4 week unlimited $49 (single studio use)
4 week unlimited upfront $160 (single studio use)
Student* 10 pass $110 (use in either studio)
Student* 4 week unlimited (single studio use)
Weekly direct debit $40 (single studio use)
Weekly direct debit $59 (combined studio use)
Couples weekly membership unlimited $30pp (single studio use)
(*full time students only, please show ID)