Yogareal – a dynamic practice with understanding and heart.

Robert Byrne – One Of The Most
Experienced Yoga Teachers In Melbourne

Over the past 40 years Robert Byrne has developed a unique and transformative style of yoga unlike anything or anyone else’s. This cuts right to the chase while maintaining lightheartedness. Simple, clear, fun and practical. You’ll go into areas in yourself where you’ve never been before and that need addressing for you to be where you’d like to be in yourself and in your life. This will take you to a position of I AM or a sense of Self-presence in yourself. This is the ultimate goal of all practices – Self-realisation or realising Self relative to everything else that you do in your life.


6:15am - 7:30am
Dynamic Vinyasa
Yogareal Class

6:15am - 7:30am
Bhakti Vinyasa
Yogareal Class

10:15am - 11:30am
Beginners General
Yogareal Class

10:15am - 11.30am
Beginners General
Yogareal Class

10:30am - 12pm
Yogareal Class
10:30am - 12pm
Yogareal Class
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Yogareal Class
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Yogareal Class
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Yogareal Class
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Friday Flow
Yogareal Class


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Yogareal Yoga


Yoga is more than just a stretch class – it’s the way you view things, the way you live your life.
Having a balanced approach. Living happily and harmoniously with yourself and others.
It all begins with a long, balanced breath…
Join countless students who have transformed their lives through practicing at Yogareal.
Here are some of their inspirational stories…



Michael Argyrou – 
Managing Director 
Hickory Group Pty Ltd
I have been attending Yogareal for nearly 13 years and can honestly say that it is the most transformative experience I have ever had. I have referred many friends to the studio and they all thank me for introducing them to this very special place.Read more


Tony Mims
I had been practising yoga at a few places before I met Rob and the Yogareal studio. Although I was enjoying the stretching, it felt like just a group exercise class. I was still stressed and anxious. I wondered if that was yoga. I spoke to a teacher who I trusted and they said if you really want to understand yoga, you have to get taught by Rob Byrne.Read more


Alysha Darcy
I have been practicing at Yoga Real for 8+ years now. Rob’s teaching is profound, but accessible to anyone at any stage of their yoga journey. Rob and Theresa have created a welcoming, calm and unpretentious environment that facilitates true transformation.Read more


Kathryn Paley
I spent a few weeks in Melbourne in April of this year. I was fortunate that Yogareal was in the neighbourhood I stayed in. I have practiced yoga for many years, but have rarely been to a studio that offered as whole a practice as Yogareal does. I would leave every class feeling lighter, more open and just “better with the world.” The classes are a lovely blend of the physical and more spiritual. The teachers are welcoming and their teaching is warm but precise. So glad I found this place and I know I will return when I next visit Melbourne.

2 June 2019


Christine Ashton
Rob is very patient and a great teacher, feel wonderful when I have been to a class, I recommend them to all.

13 August 2018


Anne Creaton
So much of life now is fast, is transient, shallow and non authentic. It can leave you feeling lost and empty. Joining this community of yoga practitioners helps restore physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.Read more


Simone Bilaver
I have been coming to classes at YogaReal for over 10 years. I had attended several yoga studios before this, ranging in style from Ashtanga, Bikram and Kundalini. While I enjoyed each of these practices, they didn’t grab me like YogaReal did.Read more


Robyn Murtagh
I was serious about yoga for more than ten years spending time in an Ashram in India and centres in Victoria. There are many variations of the practice but this studio is the real deal teaching breathing as a basis for yoga rather than pure gymnastics.Read more


Vinita Weaven
“A guru is not someone who holds the torch for you. He is the Torch” Sadhguru.

Coming from India, I had been practicing Yoga on and off for nearly a decade without really understanding the true meaning of Yoga up until a year ago. I had all the knowledge and the resources to know that Yoga is not just exercise but a lifestyle.

But to experience what I only knew by intellect, happened at YOGAREAL.
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Ian Cunningham
I’ve been going to YogaReal for 3 years now after searching in the area for a studio that had a great balance of a strong physical practice with focus on precision with depth. They have 8 week beginner courses that are suitable for all levels and give a good base for the range of postures they cover in the more intense practices. I love it here, easily the best yoga studio I have found, the teachings have depth and you just feel great walking into the studio and of course after the class!
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Yvonne Graham
I have practiced yoga for some years now & more recently moved to bayside. I was searching for my yoga home and found it here at Yogareal!

Robert is the most amazing & knowledgable yoga teacher one could ever hope for. His presence ability & 40 years of knowledge & experience in all areas of yoga is phenomenal. I am in awe of his teachings and feel incredibly grateful that I have found this studio. There is nothing that Robert can’t explain to us in simple & easy words & is reachable to all ages. His sense of humour and yet gentleness & understanding of where people are at is far & above others in this field.
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Vivian Gerand
At Yogareal yoga is taught holistically which means that it is taught both as a very well-instructed physical asana practice and as a philosophy of being available to life. I have been attending Rob’s classes for more than 15 years and can attest that they are truly life-enhancing and stay with you even when you’re not in class.

11 November 2018


Janet Miller
I’ve been doing yoga under the expert guidance of Rob and his teachers at Yogareal for 10 years. I knew from the first few classes that I would be a regular until I was incapable of going. I slept so well after each class and felt so much better in my body and mind I didn’t need any further convincing of the advantages. I have tried yoga at other studios but no one came near Rob in terms of understanding the mind, the musculo-skeletal structure of the body, the philosophy and teachings of the yoga masters or the quality of his classes. While I have always attended ‘beginners’ classes, they are constantly varied and kept interesting.

During 2018 while being treated for cancer I found other, unexpected, benefits:

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Alicia Hay
Hello Rob, I hope you are well.
I couldn’t help but respond to this email. I am currently back in India for another 3mths. This time I am spending some time at a place called Vaidyagrama – it’s an Ayurvedic Hospital. Incredible place. I attend the afternoon Satsangs daily and the Satsang yesterday was about .. Reacting and Responding in life. Then I saw this email today. Amazing.

I know I am not around the studio anymore but the studio is still with me and will forever be with me. Read more


Johnny Wood
I have been practising with Robert Byrne since 1992 – 26 years.
Yogareal is true to its name. One imbibes a feeling of the universal and this is evidenced by the distinct accord between what is happening in the studio and outside of the studio. There is a definite flow on effect that maintains the standard of living that one experiences in the studio.Read more


Claire Murphy
Yoga is something truly special and important to my physical and mental health and happiness. I’ve tried many different places and instructors but have always returned back to YogaReal with Rob and other teachers of Yoga here.Read more


Hugh Jack
Before moving up to Queensland, the fifteen years I spent practicing under the guidance of Robert Byrne and in the environment at Yogareal were and continue to be life changing!Read more


Rose Smpyrakis
People ask me why I go to yoga real.
Many years ago I asked myself a question.
What was that feeling I felt when I closed my eyes at the end of my yoga practice. There must be more I need to know so I can feel that feeling. I really didn’t know how or why.
A deeper part of me wanted to know and understand.Read more


Geraldine James
I discovered Yogareal a couple of years ago, through the recommendation of my brother who recognised that I could benefit from the holistic approach that Rob, Theresa and the team teach. I needed another way to deal with stress – and I haven’t looked back.Read more


James Bilaver
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been a student here on and off for the last six years. Even though I can’t make it as often as I like, I’m always greeted with a warm smile and an awakening class. Rob is a fantastic teacher and supported by a wonderful team.

3 September 2018


Rose Gazdowicz
I have incorporated Yogareal principles into my lifestyle. I feel fortunate to be part of the Yogareal family. Robert, Theresa and the team imbibe a complete, sensitive and holistic approach to all aspects of yoga. I can highly recommend this practice to someone that is looking for more than just postures.Read more


Joanne Billesdon
It took me awhile to find a yoga studio in Melbourne, not for the lack of them, but I wanted a place where there could be a deeper connection to the real meaning of yoga, I had been doing an Ayurveda course at the time and had been learning a lot through my study.Read more


Carolyn Lockman
I was an unwell child growing up in the ‘70’s and after no success from doctors in finding the cause of my ailment and out of sheer desperation my mother took me to a naturopath over 40 km away in Croydon. Frowned upon by many ignorant people back then, this man changed my life and helped me to overcome my “malfunctioning parathyroid glands.” He also introduced my mother to yoga. Even though I never attended the classes I watched my mother practise her breathing daily.
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flexibility ~ stamina ~ strength ~ vitality
conscious breathing ~ a quiet clear mind
free of anxiety and depression ~ sleep soundly
A happy and healthy life!

What are you waiting for?!

Frequently Asked Questions


• Wear comfy exercise clothes that you can sweat and move freely
• Towel
• Water bottle
• Yoga mat if you have one
• An open heart and mind
• Also, arrive at least 10 minutes before class, so you have enough time to meet your teacher and settle in.
• Avoid eating a large meal within 2 hours prior to class. But if you’re hungry have a light snack, like a piece of fruit.
• And turn off your mobile phone while in the studio ; )

You can practise as often as you like, but you will already see great benefits from practising 2-3 per week.

We recommend you start by attending any of our Beginners Courses.

Ensure you have your doctor’s approval before joining us.

Mon-Thurs evening classes and Sat 10:30am are the best times when we can support women through their pregnancy. While enjoying the uplifting class dynamic, you’ll have the support of one of the teachers working specifically with you in the class, offering appropriate alternatives to postures as required, for whatever stage you are in your pregnancy. All of our regular students who have become mums over the years, have loved working in this way during their pregnancy.

Partners are welcome to come along for a stretch too! Practising together as a couple creates a great foundation for family life.

After giving birth, return to the studio when you’re ready, to re-energise and nurture yourself, be strong and grounded, and cruise into your new role in parenthood.

Call Theresa on 0419 504 831 to make arrangements.

Yes, in all classes our teachers have the ability to suggest variations to suit your abilities. Remember to speak to the teacher about your injuries and check with your doctor before joining.

Yoga is suitable for everyone at all fitness levels.

Before a person undertakes yoga in it’s complete presentation, all factors of ones life are mixed up together. Because of this a person then wonders why they are continually ‘dropping the ball’.

Yogareal will enable you to juggle all aspects of your life. You will feel uplifted, balanced and complete. You’ll have enough fire to undertake transformation on all levels – physical, psychological and spiritual. Your body will feel vital, strong and grounded. Your breath will become long and symmetrical. Your mind will become quiet, relaxed and sharp. You’ll feel the best you’ve ever felt.

Over the past 40 years Robert has developed a unique and transformative style of yoga unlike anything or anyone else’s. This cuts right to the chase while maintaining lightheartedness. Simple, clear, fun and practical.

You’ll go into areas in yourself where you’ve never been before and that need addressing for you to be where you’d like to be in yourself and in your life. This will take you to a position of I AM or a sense of Self-presence in yourself. This is the ultimate goal of all practices – Self-realisation or realising Self relative to everything else that you do in your life.

Come and experience this for yourself!

Yogareal Studio News

Join us for a Real Yoga Class…

‘Which in Yogareal it’s working with not just the postures, but with the postures so that you can release the breath, lengthen the breath, and get the breath to flow, rise and fall naturally and smoothly, and then automatically the consciousness, the awareness starts to open out, and patterns in the mind that restrict, that hold, that limit a person, start to just dissipate, disappear.’ – Robert Byrne


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    Friday 12 February 2021

    Hi Everyone

    Beautiful day.  Due to Government Restrictions Yogareal Studio will be closed until we re-open for the Thursday Night Class at 6:30pm Thurs 18 Feb 2021.

    At times like this, the references of everyone’s lives are different to the way their lives are normally.  When this is the case, people in themselves are disoriented, and therefore that tendency of disorientation comes out in their personalities, approaches and communications with other people and their world around them.

    It’s more important than ever for each person to consciously breathe deeper more continually ongoing.  And therefore enable themselves to retain a balanced approach to everything and everyone.  Try and allow this time to be enjoyable and a time to make a stronger connection with your Self and your approach to life and people.  And that will then be experienced by everyone and everything you come in contact with.

    This appears to be a very small thing, but it’s a massive thing.  It’s really the essence of everything.  Because it’s an opportunity to change tendencies and approaches that are deep in one’s own unconscious mind that really perpetuate habits of continually thinking, worrying, feeling and projecting these feelings onto other people, oneself and life in general.

    Over the last few weeks at Yogareal Studio, we’ve been working intensively on lengthening, strengthening and stretching the inner breath, so for each person, there’s ample breath or Prana internally to activate the whole brain simultaneously.  This creates harmony and upliftment under all life’s situations. And the external breath is minimal, so really no energy is lost or expelled. And one’s own immune system is strengthened and invigorated.

    Everyone has been doing extremely well and tuning into this process wonderfully in themselves.  With the result of each person being relaxed, conscious, and awakening the whole of their brain which understands and perceives more the bigger picture of life and what’s happening in themselves and in life.

    So take care.  Breathe longer and deeper continually ongoing…

    Look forward to seeing you all very soon.

    Lots of Love

    And we’ll see you back in class next Thursday evening onwards…

    Rob and the Yogareal Team



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    20 January 2021

    Hi Everyone

    We’re up and running with 2021!  🤸🏾‍♀️

    It’s all in the video – determination, clarity, light-heartedness, setting the compass on the right direction, to achieve positive, uplifting, fulfilling results, in yourself, for yourself, for everyone else and the planet.

    It all takes place by tuning into your different koshas, or layers or frequencies or sheathes in yourself.

    Annamaya Kosha – Physical Sheath

    Pranamaya Kosha – Breath / Energy Sheath

    Manomaya Kosha – Thinking / Worrying / Doubting Mind Sheath

    Vijnanamaya Kosha – Intellect Sheath ~ Higher / Intuitive Mind Sheath

    Anandamaya Kosha – Bliss Sheath from within

    Accessing your different sheaths consciously in yourself is initiated by breathing a little deeper and continually, working with your Ujjayi breathing, and consciously getting your alignment and lightness in yourself and in your body.

    Literally awakening areas in yourself that have been dormant forever and enabling those areas to expand to full potential in yourself and in life.  This happens through breathing, tuning the alignment a bit more and being able to spread your awareness.

    All this is what’s required this year for every person and the universe.

    It’s all pretty straight-forward, especially since the universal situation has set up requirements for everyone, eg not travelling so much, social distancing and really living with a far more balanced awareness of everything and everyone, including the planet and the environment.

    The media has reported that the number one priority for everyone this year is mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing and a balanced life. This is what people are consciously wanting and requiring.

    True wellbeing, total wellbeing can only happen, if a person breathes a bit deeper, and therefore awakens their higher mind and then of course acts on that, while breathing rhythmically.

    This is what happens in the cartoon when the “2” tunes into the fact of what it’s got to do and then calls in the “1” to act in a conscious manner to change the overall dynamic of the situation.  That insight comes from within, through breathing a little deeper, tuning into the higher mind, insight or the Self within.  Instead of being overwhelmed, and continually thinking and being stuck in the situation and not being able to act and then becoming depressed.  And then having to suffer the consequences of that situation.

    It’s only possible to change any situation by breathing a bit deeper and then acting in a more light-hearted, clear, uplifted manner.  This is one’s Higher mind.

    For everyone on the planet, this is what needs to happen in their life for mental wellbeing and integration of challenging situations.

    We’ve been practicing these techniques and working with these themes already this year and everyone’s been experiencing tremendous benefits and we’ll be continuing this work into this year with everyone.

    We’re fulfilling Covid cleaning processes and practices, keeping everyone safe and the studio is sparkling!  We’re maintaining social distancing.  Masks are not required, but are optional.

    Look forward to seeing you soon.



    Rob and The Yogareal Team

    PS Special thanks to Raktaka in Boston for sharing the video with us, so we could share it with you!



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    We’re Up and Dancing at Yogareal


    6 December 2020

    Hi Everyone

    As from today, we can breathe and move more easily and freely at Yogareal.

    The Dance of Life, symbolised in the Murti or Statue of Nataraj (pictured above) – is the first One you meet as you enter Yogareal Studio.  And as such nothing really has to be said.  Nataraj conveys it all.  The Dance of Life works on a very intuitive, deep sub-conscious level, but also on a subtle conscious level in terms of your vision and your senses.  Encapsulating the status of Yoga and the status you’re seeking to attain in yourself at Yoga and through Yoga.  Movement, rhythm, lightheartedness, freedom, are conveyed by Nataraj, and of course balancing on one leg, arms and legs outstretched, and surrounded by tongues of fire indicating that life’s not going to be straightforward – it’s challenging and and there’s heat involved, fire – on all levels physically, breath wise, psychologically and emotionally.  However, it’s also a transformative experience.  The Circle indicates the Cycles of Life, and moving in rhythm with those Cycles of Life.

    The Ultimate Dancer in Life is Your Self.  Moving more freely in life, breathing in rhythm with the synchronicity of your SoHam mantra – which is your natural rise and fall of your natural breath, under the adversity of life’s experience.

    And for quite a while now we’ve had to wear a mask to protect that Life Force in yourself and therefore everyone’s Life Force in themselves.

    As from tomorrow the masks are no longer mandatory for students in class, but you’re welcome to use them if you prefer.

    So from now on everything should become more enjoyable, more joyous and more lighthearted, and most importantly, communication with others in terms of face and eyes and tuning into subtle expressions.  The heart is indicated by the face and if you can’t see the person’s face it’s very hard to tune into the deeper levels of that person and what they’re actually conveying and feeling.


    Time for smooth sailing… consciously….

    We’re allowed to have more people in each class, so you can now attend as frequently as you like.  We’ll all need to keep conscious of social distancing so everything flows smoothly, and we continue to look after each other.

    Online Bookings are Essential to Attend Classes at Yogareal.

    Over the break we’ve connected with a new, simple booking system called Punchpass.

    You will need to:

    1. Create an Account
    2. Purchase a Class Pass (if you don’t already have a valid pass or credit remaining from our old payment system)
    3. Reserve your space for each class you’d like to attend
    4. You can cancel your reservation/s if you need to (please do so 24 hrs in advance to avoid being charged for the class).
    5. If you have a busy schedule, and you’re likely to need to cancel at the last minute, better to book on the same day of the class you’d like to attend (at least 1 hour before class starts).

    You can access Punchpass on our website via the following links:

    Purchase a Yogareal Class Pass
    View Yogareal Schedule and Reserve your Space in class

    Call us if you have any questions on 0419504831.


    And then Santa comes 🎅🏼🎄🌟

    As per the sign above, we’ll be open for a lot longer than normal over the Christmas / New Year Festive Season this year because we’ve missed you all so much!

    See you soon

    Lots of Love

    Rob and The Yogareal Team

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