Step into Our Space to Experience Peace
Peace Yoga was established in 1999 by Doreena (Amrita). It was initially based in Daisy Hill. When Doreena moved to the Gold Coast in 1999, Peace Yoga was operating from Miami Surf Club. Now it’s located in beautiful Burleigh Heads overlooking the parklands.
Peace Yoga is a yoga centre offering a wide range of yoga classes for all levels from beginners to experienced practitioners. Whether you want to let go of stress and connect to your breath or simply strengthen your body for better health, we have a practice for you. Our vision for you is that as you step into our space, you feel like you have come home to peace.
The Peace Yoga team consists of yogis and spiritual teachers, all who bring with them their own authentic experiences with the science of yoga and are excited to share their learnings with you.
Start Your Yoga Journey at at our Sanctuary in Burleigh.
There is no need to book unless it is a specialty class, otherwise just come along. We have mats you are welcome to borrow, (you may wish to bring a towel), and also mats for sale at below retail prices.
Our evening classes are held by candlelight and lamp light. We undertake to offer a suitable class for every person, no matter what their physical situation as we feel that Yoga is a gift to be shared and the birthright of all people.
At Peace Yoga it is important to us that no person leaves our Yoga Hall feeling less than when they entered or less than another person.
Doreena Scales (Amrita)
Senior Yoga Instructor. YTAA
Reiki and Seichim Master
Registered Marriage Celebrant
My Yoga Journey began at 14 years of age when I attended my first classes with my mother and then became more serious at the age of nineteen when we again did Yoga together delighting in the discovery of the gift and magic of this glorious Science.
I am eternally grateful for my beautiful teachings from many masters and for my teaching qualifications through The Meditation Institute Teacher Training Acadamy from where I achieved my first level in 1996. I subsequently studied 2nd level in 1997 and 3rd Level teachers degree in 1998 and have not stopped studying ever since.
I have been extremely fortunate to visit India on 10 occasions and to receive tuition from many wonderful teachers. In 2005, I was initiated into Kriya Yoga by Master Paramahansa Prajnananda and was bestowed the name “Amrita” by Raman Das.
My classes were originally in Daisy Hill. I moved to the Gold Coast in 1999, Peace Yoga finding its home originally in the Miami Surf Club now having grown into the studio at Burleigh Heads.
Our classes cater for all, and our studio is a sanctuary of Peace and Wellness for all who enter.
It is like coming home to your very own Peaceful Place.
You never knew you could feel so good.
All Love and Blessings,
(better known as ‘Vege’ in the building industry)
Level 1 Yoga Teacher 2003
Level 2 Yoga Teacher 2004
Born 20/12/48 in a big hurry to get on with life, popped out 4 weeks early weighing 4lb 4 ozs. I first started doing Yoga as a young hippy surfer in the early 1970s after a close friend returned from retreat in India, the yoga Discipline wore off with a wife, kids, a mortgage, drugs, and alcohol.
At age 50, after 25 years of bricklaying and abusing my body through alcohol, I was a physical wreck. A major life change was imperative. I turned back to yoga. I was lucky enough to find a such a wonderful, caring teacher as Doreena, who turned my life around.
After a couple of years of hard work and during a retreat at Springbrook Mountain, I was gently reminded that I was capable of becoming whatever I dreamt I could be and that nothing was impossible for me. This was when I asked myself, “would I like to be a Yoga Teacher? Lots of study and lots of writing.” The answer was a definite YES.
I now teach Wednesday and Thursday nights, Saturday and Sunday mornings at Peace Yoga. In October 2005, I was initiated into Kriya Yoga by Master Paramahansa Prajnananda and we meditate on Sunday afternoons at our home with other Kriya Initiates.
Besides yoga, I have been blessed with green thumbs. I love gardening, the ocean, mountains, all of Mother Nature’s beauty. I give the local frog population a boost each summer by caring for 1000s of tadpoles. Any spare time is spent whittling walking sticks from driftwood (Dandas).
I have a wonderful wife and 5 great kids, lots of beautiful students and a supportive Yoga Family. Every moment of time is a joyous adventure.
All Blessings, Love and Peace,
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