If Perth yoga had a power couple, Yogaworx’s Wendy Muir and Mal Yates would be it. Not that the term is something the pair would use themselves. They’d be equally reluctant to admit that, over the course of more than a decade, they have cultivated the go-to spot for yoga in Perth’s western corridor.
Now the business that Muir calls “just a hobby that evolved from a surf trip to Gnaraloo” is going city-side and taking up residence in the State Buildings.
“When we were approached I laughed it off and we nearly turned down the offer,” says Muir. “Mal and I are beach yogis. But the space is so beautiful. It is truly a sanctuary in the city. The pull was magnetic and we suddenly realised, ‘this is it’.”
Muir and Yates are excited to bring their high-quality, low-drama brand of yoga to the heart of the city, in particular, “in the middle of the legal and financial hub where people are most likely overstimulated and stressed”. Muir says she is thrilled with the decision, and describes the new studio as “a place to stop”.
While nothing will change at the Cottesloe and Shenton Park venues, daily yin and restorative classes are offered in the city, as well as 90-minute weekend classes. Two months of unlimited classes for $99 is currently available, and memberships and class passes purchased at Cottesloe are transferrable.
Yogaworx plans to host teacher training classes in its new CBD space. Among the guest instructors will be high-profile yoga couple Patrick Beach and Carling Harps, who have taught around the world and worked with international clothing brand H&M.
State Buildings, Como the Treasury, St Georges Terrace, Perth
Daily classes from 7am, including lunch and evening classes
Sat class at 8.30am
Sun class at 9am