Peace Yoga Love

Yoga Based Classes, Self Care Courses and Retreats




Peace Yoga Love is all about moving your body to get a full range of motion and build strength, balance and coordination whatever your capability, but most of all to learn self regulation skills based on yoga, meditation and mindfulness wisdom. Min prioritises making classes accessible to absolutely everyone; especially the most vulnerable in our community. Min’s teaching is friendly to beginners; people managing injury as well as experienced students. Peace Yoga Love offers friendly public yoga classes on on Sydney's Northern Beaches - with a year round schedule. Min hosts local one day and short break quarterly retreats focusing on self care and healing. Min is also available to teach corporate and private classes. There is no expectation of skill level, yoga clothes, body shape, age, fitness level or any other judgement. Regular classes are all drop in, there are no bookings, no terms and no catches. We have old people, young people, teenagers, inflexible people and bendy people, beginners and everyone in between in our classes - and that is just the way we like it. Please come and join us. Min is an experienced teacher with extensive training who works with all ages from under two to over eighty, and clients include Bear Cottage, Links to Learning, Ronald McDonald House, Karma Kids, Fitness First, Yoga by The Sea as well as teaching relaxation and chronic pain / anxiety coping skills classes two days a week for a social organisation supporting people who have experienced injury and trauma in their workplace. Min has trained in yoga based addiction recovery support and offers discounted classes for pension card holders.

Peace Yoga Love has a close relationship with Byron Yoga Centre.

Sasha now runs Freshwater as Yoga By The Sea

A life without TAPAS is like a heart without love

"A life without Tapas is like a heart without love" BKS Iyengar


Tapas: to glow and be illuminated with an inner aim and direction in life for growth. 


Yoga has a set of internal and external restraints called the Yamas and Niyamas  – the yogic restraints prescribed to live your life in a better, more fruitful way. Tapas is one of the Niyamas - ways in which you should manage your relationship with your self - the Yamas are about managing your relationship with the external world. 

The word "tapas" comes from the Sanskrit verb "tap" which means "to burn." Tapas can be described as the austerities and practices we use to make our body and spirit strong – the burn of making the right choices for our mind, body and spirit – to get out of bed for that early class, to take time to meditate, to choose healthy food, to overcome inertia. There is an element of endurance and commitment to tapas – tapas is not a quick fix. 

Within your asana or physical practice – there is a possibility that a difficult or advanced practice might be viewed as being a greater tapas – but of course the ego is attracted to difficulty too – think of tapas more long term and less self serving – a steady burning effort toward real growth and change. Its not making it into handstand, its finding time every day to make a salad to take to work instead of buying a pie – to help others - to speak well of people - it’s about good choices burning away at samskaras – habitual patterns and past impressions which hold us back.