Sage Yoga serves to assist each student’s unique journey; to offer support and community; safe and informed guidance, and openly share the knowledge that has been passed down through teacher to teacher from the source, in a joyful welcoming environment.
All of our teachers are committed to teaching in a manner that harnesses the healing powers of all facets of Ashtanga Yoga. Our classes are oriented toward each student developing strong foundations and understanding the safest most effective approaches to their personal practice.
Level 3 Senior Yoga Teacher
Dana Longton established Sage Ashtanga Yoga in 2012.Dana is an advanced practitioner and experienced teacher of Ashtanga yoga. She has been practicing yoga daily since 2003 and teaching since 2005 under the tutelage of Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci. She is privileged to have Graeme and Leonie Northfield as longtime mentors. Dana was a teacher (from Jan 2005 to Oct 2015) and teacher trainer (from 2012 to 2015) at 8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga.She is a Registered Level 3 Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia.View Profile
Helen brings her interest and experiences from the Ashtanga practice to her teaching, providing support and encouraging enquiry to new and established Ashtangis alike. Along with Dana, Helen is the part owner of Sage Yoga.View Profile
Senior Yoga Teacher
John is an advanced practitioner and experienced teacher of Ashtanga yoga. Johnny completed a 3 year teacher training with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci in 2006, and has been teaching since 2005. His strength and passion lies in teaching clear and solid foundations to beginners, and putting students at ease with the practice and themselves, giving them the gift of an enjoyable and knowledgeable first experience with yoga and inspiring them to continue and make yoga a steady part of their life. His classes are welcoming, humorous and inclusive; his students leave feeling uplifted and wanting to return.View Profile
Level 2 Yoga Teacher
Elizabeth is an advanced practitioner and experienced teacher of Ashtanga yoga. She is a Registered Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia and has had continuing studies at workshops with teachers such as Graeme Northfield, Mark Togni, Santina Giardina-Chard, Dena Kingsberg & Tiffany Cruikshank to name a few. Lizzy enjoy's the freedom that the structure of Ashtanga Yoga brings to her life but also the playful and therapeutic benefits from styles like Vinyasa & Yin Yoga.View Profile
Aishi completed a 2 year teacher training with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci in 2013 and began teaching thereafter. Aishi loves teaching beginners, and being able to encourage and support people through their self-doubt and see them benefit from such a transformative practice brings me so much joy...View Profile
Level 2 Yoga Teacher
Ramona is a dedicated practitioner and an experienced yoga teacher with a particular interest in sharing her knowledge of the relationship between myofascial integration and the yoga practice.View Profile
Kids Yoga Teacher
Caro is passionate about sharing the many benefits of yoga with children. Yoga is an effective way for students to connect and find their true self. It takes children and adults away from the fast pace of their lives. They can be shown techniques to help them calm down and deal with symptoms like anxiety, anger and impatience. There are asanas, ways to breathe and ways to relax and meditate. For children it can be great fun, their imagination is stretched, they are opened up to their creativity. It is a very educational, holistic gift.View Profile
At Sage Yoga we are dedicated to providing a safe sanctuary where like minded people can join together be instructed in Ashtanga Yoga in a way that celebrates their uniqueness and caters to individual needs, whilst still observing and respecting the tradition, and maintaining a strong focus on correct alignment and techniques. The energy of the Sage classes is uplifting and supportive and greatly assists the Yoga process.
Our Sage Shala is a home away from home: where the healing and self enquiry that is Yoga can be undertaken in a supportive environment; where having fun and a hearty laugh are embraced; and where every individual is respected for who they are and encouraged to maintain a perspective of kindness, non judgement, acceptance and compassion both on and off the mat, towards themselves and others.
Ashtanga Yoga is so much more than stretching the body – that it improves our flexibility and strengths and stability and overall fitness is but a welcome side effect. With over a decade of experience in teaching all aspects of Ashtanga Yoga Dana Longton, founder of Sage Yoga is able to offer students safe and well informed instruction and practice in areas of yamas and niyamas (guidelines for how to better relate to ourselves and others and the world we live in), kriya (cleansing techniques), asana (posture practice – movement and breath), pranayama (breathing instruction), pratyhara (directing senses inward) and dharana (concentration – commonly referred to as meditation). The teaching style at Sage Yoga is fun and informative, and accessible to all levels. We offer a range of yoga classes, that suitable for every Body and welcome all who are interested and curious to learn more about this sacred age old practice.