Yogareal – A Supported Yoga Practice with Understanding and Heart for Your Health and Wellbeing.

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

Over the past 50 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.


7am - 8am
Foundational Yoga
7am - 8am
Restorative Yoga
10:15am - 11.30am
Beginners General
Yogareal Yoga Class

9:30am - 11am
Yogareal Yoga
General Class

9:30am - 11am
Yogareal Yoga Class
6:30pm - 8pm
Yogareal Yoga Class
6:30pm - 8pm
Yogareal Yoga Class
6pm - 7pm
Yoga Beginners Class
6:30pm - 8pm
Yogareal Yoga 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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Continually providing the Eternal Principles of Yoga and Life

and resources and community for everyone to connect with their Shakti,

feel better in themselves and uplift themselves

for a better healthier, happier life.

We welcome you to join us.

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!

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


Yogareal Studio News

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    Shiatsu Massage Now at Yogareal

    22 December 2023

    Shiatsu Massage
    Now at Yogareal

    Treat yourself to a Shiatsu Massage this Christmas / New Year at Yogareal.

    Enhance your Yoga practice and relieve pain and tension by treating yourself to a wonderful massage at Yogareal by Jack Logan who also teaches Yoga at Yogareal.

    For bookings and enquiries contact Jack


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    ✨ We Wish You Fullness of Shakti this Christmas and New Year ✨

    14 December 2023

    We’re reaching the end of another fabulous year at Yogareal…

    It’s been a year since the new teachers Jack and Jarrah – the J Bros – started teaching at Yogareal.  Everyone loves them, their teaching styles and what they bring to the studio.

    And Jarrah has brought the wonderful world of Soundbaths to the Studio which has enabled us to teach Nad Yoga – Yoga of Sound – which is very beneficial for healing.
    The Retreat was also a wonderful, social, relaxing, informative and restorative time for everyone.

    This year we have also initiated new teachings and practices of Yoga which are extremely beneficial for everyone at this time for the world we’re living in now, which has its predominant inherent challenges.Shakti is the Universal Energy which is in everything and the foundation of everything.  The whole process of yoga taught and explained properly, activates that Shakti, and brings awareness of that Shakti, and allows that Shakti to flow with more vitality and symmetry.  Then one feels uplifted and experiences the underlying Oness with one’s Self and Life.

    To experience the fullness of Shakti, it helps tremendously if people can feel in themselves the different energies and breathe more fully to stabilise and activate these energies.  This is quite simple and easy to do, but it is the essentiality of a fuller picture of postures, breathing and consciousness.

    We’ve been explaining this very simply in class so people can charge themself so they retain that upliftedness, light-heartedness, and groundedness.

    Many thanks to Angelique for for her ongoing classes which everyone loves, and for always giving such whole-hearted support wherever it’s needed at the studio.

    And many thanks also to Richard, Johnny and all the regular students for your ongoing commitment and support also.

    The foundation of Yoga and harmony is Satsang – in the Company of Oneness, Unity Consciousness and Self.  This comes about through regularity and commitment to One’s Self and the Holistic Process of Yoga.  This is very much the principles and energy that Yogareal / Svarupa Yoga emanates and provides.

    Once again Wishing You Fullness of Shakti and a wonderful, balanced, loving and harmonious Christmas and New Year for yourselves and your loved ones.

    LoveRob and Theresa

    Om Namah Shivaya Om Shakti


    Yogareal Studio will CLOSE Saturday 23 December 2023

    and REOPEN Tuesday 2 January 2024

    All current passes will be placed on hold during this time.



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    Such a Fabulous Retreat!

    3 November 2023

    It was so wonderful to have a full room of committed uplifted people join us for the Svarupa Yoga Retreat last Sunday.  Such a great day for everyone to come together, share the teachings and each others company.  Thanks very much to our committed team and especially thanks to Hugh and Elisha for coming all the way down from Currumbin Valley QLD and all working tirelessly and joyfully together to help us make it the best day possible for everyone.

    We’d like to share this beautiful message of thanks we received:

    “Thank you Rob and Theresa for the yoga retreat last Sunday. It was such a wonderful day. Everyone loved the experience, the knowledge and the community. Our lunch was delicious too. My kind of food! We are all very grateful for your hard work this kind of event takes. We are so lucky to be part of your community. So special! Thankyou Yvonne”

    The format of the Yoga Retreat is the ideal way to learn, understand and imbibe the principles and practices of yoga in a holistic realistic way and have a great time doing it with your yoga friends.

    We look forward to the next one.

    If anyone else would like to share their experience of the retreat, to inspire others to join us in future, we’d love to hear from you.

    Thanks again everyone.

    Om Namah Shivaya Om Shakti

    Rob and Theresa

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