Ellen Blackman Yoga

Slow down and connect to your breath, body and spirit.


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I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians present.

Private slow hatha yoga classes and gourmet yoga retreats

In our fast paced world, slow is a luxury.

I invite you to find the still point, move mindfully and reconnect with your spirit.

My classes are influenced by my training in the Anusara style of yoga, an interest in the chakras, my meditation practice and love of poetry.

Each class has moments of stillness and meditation and is based on a theme or a poem.

My classes are suitable for all ages, all levels of fitness and flexibility and those who prefer moving slowly and with curiosity.

I realised the transformative power of yoga to heal the body and mind after I suffered from severe back pain during my University years.
I went on to develop a regular yoga and meditation practice and spent time studying Buddhism in India. Now, 20 years later, it remains a vital part of my life, and I have been lucky to share my love of yoga with students in Sao Paulo, London, France (where I hold yearly retreats) and now Melbourne.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training in Anusara with Bridget Woods Kramer while living in London and has since completed training with Lisa Sanfilippo, Adam Hocke, Elena Brower and Gena Kenny in anatomy, the chakras and the art of assisting.

Private yoga classes. Slow yoga and retreats, Tasmania & France

Weekly Classes

I teach regularly at a number of studios around Melbourne.
Check in here to keep up to date about where you can join me.
I'm looking forward to seeing you on the mat!

StudioDayTimeDurationCost
The Yoga PlaceThursdays7.15pm75 mins$25
Ashburton YMCAFridays10am75 mins$14

More information about the studios:

Ashburton YMCA

Ohana

The Yoga Place

Foodie yoga retreats Tasmania and France. Restorative yoga

Take time for yourself.

Private Classes

If you're looking to deepen your yoga practice, I can help you connect more deeply with personal one-on-one classes in the home.

Individual classes are $85 per hour in my home studio, or $95 per hour in your home.


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Retreats

Indulge your senses and nourish your spirit in beautiful surroundings.

Gourmet yoga retreats, foodie yoga retreats, Tasmania 2019

Image credit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

Gourmet Yoga Retreats are a celebration of wonderful yoga and indulgent food, hosted in beautiful locations throughout the world.

We are running two Gourmet Yoga Retreats in Tasmania in November 2019.

The dates for Gourmet Yoga Retreats at Monplaisir inFrance 2020 will be open soon.
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Some wonderful memories of past retreats

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“At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards, there the dance is….”
T.S. Eliot.

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Retreat 1

Waterfront house, Deviot

Tasmania Tamar Valley Wine Gourmet Food Yoga retreat

Details

Date: 14-17th November 2019. 

Venue: Deviot Absolute Waterfront, a unique home with amazing views of the Tamar River. 

We only have one room left on this retreat. If you're interested, please get in touch.


Retreat Schedule

Arrive at Deviot between 4 and 5pm on the first night for a welcome drink. Ede will present a three-course meal celebrating the quality of local produce, followed by a restful guided meditation session to help you drift off to sleep. 

We will begin each morning with a yoga practice that will help you connect with you breath, body and spirit through slow movement, meditation and poetry.

After a simple post-yoga breakfast we will head out to explore all that the Tamar Valley has to offer over the course of the retreat. 
Stopping for lunch at beautiful local restaurants such as Timbre, The River Cafe and vineyards like Holme Oak, exploring farmers markets and strolling through The Cataract Gorge in Launceston.

In the afternoons we'll return to our beautiful accommodation for a restorative yoga practice, meditation and a beautiful meal before settling in for a great night’s rest.

On our final morning Ede will cook us a delicious brunch before we say our goodbyes.


The Accommodation

Deviot Absolute Waterfront is a magnificent property located in the stunning Tamar Valley, home to many of Tasmania's famous vineyards.

This unique home has amazing views of the Tamar River.  Glass front & side living area opens to a large deck. Native gardens and a beach top off this amazing home.

Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar fly from Melbourne Airport to Launceston.  

For car hire Launceston airport has all major companies.

Rates:

+ Twin room (shared bathroom) AUD $790 pp - ONE REMAINING
+ Single (double bed, shared bathroom) AUD $990 - SOLD OUT
+ Master bedroom with ensuite AUD $1380 single, or AUD $1580 for a couple. - SOLD OUT

Includes:

+ 3 nights accommodation.  
+ All breakfasts and three course gourmet vegetarian dinners  
+ Yoga and meditation classes. 
+ Outings guided by Ede and Ellen


Full payment due upon confirmation of reserving your place.

Get in touch to reserve your space.

Retreat 2

Tamar Ridge, Rosevears

Tamar Ridge, where we are hosting the Gourmet Yoga retreat 2019

Details

Date: 21-24 November 2019

Venue: Tamar Ridge. Each participant gets a self contained apartment with private bathrooms and views over the valley and the river beyond.

We only have a few spots remaining for this retreat.
Please get in touch to reserve your place.


Retreat Schedule

Arrive at Tamar Ridge on the first night to settle in before sitting down together for a three course gourmet welcome meal at the Cellar Door. 

Each morning will start with a yoga practice to help you connect with you breath, body and spirit through slow movement, meditation and poetry.

After a simple breakfast supplied for you in your rooms we will head out to explore all that the Tamar Valley has to offer. 

Stopping for lunch at beautiful local restaurants such as Timbre, The River Cafe and vineyards like Elmslie; exploring farmers markets and strolling through The Cataract Gorge in Launceston.

We will then return to our beautiful accommodation for a restorative yoga practice and meditation before heading out to dinner together at a local restaurant.

After yoga on the final day, a farewell brunch at a local cafe is included.


The Accommodation

Featuring a private balcony with lovely views of the Tamar River, Tamar Ridge Apartments is 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston.

Each apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and outdoor setting to enjoy the views and surrounding nature.  There is a comfortable living area to relax after a day of yoga and exploring.

The private bathroom has free toiletries. The property shares its location with Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, a popular winery boasting award-winning wines.

Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar fly from Melbourne Airport to Launceston.  At the time of sending this email, Virgin has $89 special to Launcston available until the 4th of August.

Rates:
 
+ Private apartment AUD $1200 pp single, AUD $1000 pp for a couple.
+ Shared apartment (2 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, shared living area) AUD $1100 pp single, 1000 pp for a couple - SOLD OUT
+ Single bed apartment AUD $950 - SOLD OUT


Inclusive of: 
+ 3 nights accommodation. 
+ Welcome three-course dinner, farewell brunch, all breakfasts.
+ Airport pickup* and chauffeured daily outings 
+ Yoga and meditation classes.

Payment due upon confirmation of reserving your place.

* Airport pickup available for the Virgin flight arriving in Launceston at 14:15 and the Jetstar flight arriving at 15:30 on Thursday 21st and drop off on Sunday 24th for the 15.50 Virgin or 16.00 / 17.15 Jetstar flights to Melbourne.

Get in touch to reserve your space.

Tamar Ridge, where we are hosting the Gourmet Yoga retreat 2019