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 - 7:15am
Yogareal Yoga and Meditation Class
6:15am - 7:30am

6am - 7am
Beginners Vinyasa

6.15am - 7.30am
Yogareal Beginners / Intermediate Vinyasa
10:15am - 11:30am
Beginners General Yogareal Class
10:15am - 11.30am
Beginners General Yogareal Class
10:30am - 12pm
Yogareal Beginners Yoga Course
10:30am - 12pm
Yogareal Beginners / Intermediate Yoga Course
7pm - 8:15pm
Yogareal Beginners Yoga Course
7pm - 8:15pm
Yogareal Beginners / Intermediate Yoga Course
7pm - 8:15pm
Yogareal Beginners General Class
7pm - 8.15pm
Yogareal Beginners General Class
6.30pm - 7:45pm
Friday Flow Yogareal Class

**Yogareal is open 7 days a week, including Public Holidays – except Christmas / New Year Holiday**

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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 7pm 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!

What we do works – and here’s the science behind it…


Yogareal Studio News

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    Awareness is subtle, sensitive, expansive and all-encompassing.


    A person’s mind only sees what it wants to see, without seeing the subtleties of what’s actually happening on a deeper level. And then the mind wants to lock things in and not go any further. And then the mind bases everything that it believes on what it’s seen.

    Awareness happens by breathing a more relaxed breath, and then sees the subtleties and the nuances of every situation with a light and open heart – Awareness is more breathing and feeling, than thinking. Awareness doesn’t judge, or lock itself into what it sees, thereby not allowing other dimensions to unfold for itself.

    Awareness is subtle, sensitive, expansive and all-encompassing.

    Awareness is really who you are.



    In every situation of life, awareness is wanting to come through – just like Freddie 😊. To enable a person to be more light-hearted and pure-hearted.

    This is the essence of being child-like

    The ultimate Guru – Life –
    is always presenting situations where this can unfold for you. But you have to allow it to happen, and want to see it.
    This is the essence of being humble, this is also the essence of Christmas.

    It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it, and the motive from which you come (open, pure-hearted)

    This is summed up beautifully in the Ashtavakra Gita, 15.1 –

    “The pure-hearted person fulfills the supreme purpose of life through the instructions of their Guru, even though they be casually imparted. The worldly minded person studies and enquires throughout their life, yet remains unenlightened.”

    It’s fabulous so many of you joined in the game of counting the Yogies – we loved all your responses! And congratulations to eagle-eyes Carolyn, Maria and Marina – we’ll be in touch with you in the new year. It’s so wonderful to play, it’s so wonderful to be light-hearted. It’s not a matter of being right, it’s just a matter of joining in the game and enjoying yourself and allowing your child-like nature to be expressed, without being too serious.

    So once again have a fabulous Christmas with your family and loved ones, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

    Lots of Love
    Rob and the Yogareal Yogies

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    Stay a Bit Sane Among all The Festive Madness

    In the lead up to Christmas, as you all know it gets very busy and frantic, and quite adrenal, and it seems like there’s a lot to fit in before the end of the year. This is good, however it’s challenging on a personal and wellbeing level.
    To enable you all to sustain balance and harmony in yourself and in what you have to get done, we’re encouraging you to come to the studio and clear and relax and recharge.  That starts with a deep long breath.  The exhale clears all the tensions, and the inhale re-instates clarity, balance, wellbeing and strong, fresh energy.
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    Sign up For Raja Yoga Retreat

    Make 2019 the Best Year You’ve Ever Had

    Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb 2019

    Get the focus of your 2019 year clear from the start. This weekend will set the tone and direction for your whole year.

    We’re getting in early to allow you to set aside these two days – the weekend of the 9 & 10 Feb 2019 – to join us for the Raja Yoga Retreat which will create a foundation for a fabulous year for you all!

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