How We Got Here!
Founded in September 2013 by a group of friends on Meetup that gathered weekly, Perth Yoga for Everybody emerged by its teachers being approachable, kind and relatable to people learning about yoga for the first time.
The collective was (and remains) committed to the enjoyment of sharing yoga and meeting up. As the group grew with the boom of yoga and event technology, we deployed easy online booking processes and policies to deliver consistent outdoor, group and private yoga classes all year round. We are now in a position to support anyone in our community that experiences financial hardship, by allowing you to pay a donation amount of your choice, at any of our events.
We got here because of your participation each week and have delivered over 1900 events in the parks, hills and office canteens and halls around Perth because of it, reaching as much of the wider community as possible with Yoga classes and a team of 5 teachers that give our project its value.
To improve the happiness and vitality of people in Australia, by providing affordable and accessible
Yoga events and services.
1. Consistency in Service and certainty of classes during all seasons (confidence and assurance).
2. Celebrating Diversity, individuality, being yourself (self-love), allowing all opinions to be heard.
3. Cost Champions, giving the value in our transactions back to the community.
4. Competence and Compliance with global. local and national privacy, child protection and consumer laws.
5. Community Love and Respect for others, promoting inclusion, support and kindness to others.
6. Collaboration and Creativity to solve community resource issues and cooperate and add value for all.
7. Convenience and Ease of Access to all.
These are the common values that we embody as a collective of teachers and organisers delivering yoga experiences to you, and when we conduct ourselves in the WA community. These values are at the source of our collective intentions, when acting to assist you to develop your health and wellness. To read more about our Values and how we integrate them into our services visit here.
"There is a real feel of community kindness and sense of happiness about living here in Perth, when we practice yoga together among the birds, looking out over the river and our city." Founder, William Forde.
Drop-in booking system and event team app implementation complete after 12 months testing
Completion of 2 years teaching service by Melissa Wheeler who to advance as a senior teacher
Covid safe practices implemented and the completion of a 4 year term teaching by Nicole Lamb
Introduction of Matthew Yap and Stefania Galerio as Senior Alignment-based teachers to the team
No more forms protocal solved and recentralisation of all communucations and member data
Introduction of Claremont Lake classes and Yoga at Matilda Bay for UWA students
Financial Hardship Scheme launched for donation payment options to all classes
Foundations of Yoga, beginners' class launched on a Monday
Website launched and bookings/communications systems streamlined
Acro Yoga classes showcased to the community of South Perth
Hospitals Staff Program Nov - Swan Valley Vegetarian Cafe Classes - Bankwest Staff Yoga Class - Living Well WA Expo May - WA Men's Gathering morning yoga classes - Yoga Trekking Bells Rapids -
Yoga Nidra workshops, presenting yoga to the Conscious Living Expo, Perth Convention Centre -
Free CBD Meditation in Central Park - Guinness World Record Meditation attempt at Claremont Quarter with Living Well WA (3 day event) - School Services Program launched - Yoga delivered for Kindergarden and Primary schools - First Wednesday Twilight Hatha class - Hospital Wellness month deivering weekly classes for the staff at 5 State hospitals (Joondalup to Bunbury) -
Private and public classes delivered for 3 local Retreat Centres
Expansion of team - 2nd Sunday yoga class on the South Perth Foreshore launched -
First Yoga Trekking events at Bells Rapids, Brigadoon - First classes in Rockingham and Cockburn - Yoga for various fitness studios and community groups. - First Donation Reiki in the park (1-on-1) - Yoga for Hospital staff at Fiona Stanley Cancer Wards - Privacy and Data collection and protection measures reformed
Tuart Hill Swimming Club <16s girls Olympic team (8 week program)
Canningvale Cheerleading and Dance Crew <16s girls team (6 class program)
Beaconsfield Anglican Church weekly yoga classes established
Nicole Iovine (Lamb) joined the team bringing with her Ashtanga
Beverley Charmer trained William Forde to take over Surya B Yoga (3 classes a week)
Group Incorporated values as One Race Pty Ltd, relaunching as 'Perth Yoga for Everybody'
William left to Avandavan Yoga Peeth, Kalimpong, India for Yoga Teacher training immersion
Weekly classes commenced at the Armadale Family Community Centre
First Friday Yin Yoga class at the South Perth Senior Centre
First weekly Sunday Donation Yoga class at the Foreshore
$8 Community Yoga class launched at the South Perth Senior Citizens Centre