Welcome to Yoga-dendrum

charlie-kirkMy name is Charlie Kirk and I teach yoga classes in the Star Hall, Valencia Street, Mayfield in Newcastle.

Each class will provide you with tools and information to develop and add to your own unique yoga practice.  The classes are designed to work with both beginners and experienced students – and there are now separate chair yoga classes for people with challenges that make conventional classes difficult.

Yoga-dendrum takes its name from one of my favourite flowering plants – the Epidendrum (Crucifix) Orchid. Give these plants just a little bit of regular attention and watch them grow and develop into beautiful plants – which is much the same as our yoga practice.


There will be no class Thursday 21/4. All other classes are back at the Star.  

Tuesday morning class now starts at 9.30 am.

Wednesday evening chair classes are now back at the hall (as well as online via zoom).

Zoom classes are now $10 per class.

Masks and check-in are still recommended.  However, until further notice you must be vaccinated in order to attend classes.  Please do not attend if you are unwell.

Timetable: (unless noted you may join from home via zoom)

Monday chair 4.30 – 5.30 pm

Monday floor 6 – 7.30 pm

Tuesday floor 10 – 11.30 am No zoom option

Tuesday floor 12.30 – 1.30 (NOT AT THE HALL – A ZOOM ONLY CLASS)

Wednesday chair with Karen 5.30 – 6.30 pm

Thursday floor 6 – 7.30 pm

Friday chair 9 – 10 am 

If attending via zoom, please advise in advance of the class.

With the reduced capacity (back to 4 square metres) we still have capacity in all classes.  However if you are new to Yoga-dendrum or returning after a longer break, please contact me prior to attending.  

Yoga-dendrum is registered as a COVID-safe business.

You will need to bring your own mat to class.   BYO blanket for the yoga nidra would be a good idea.     There will be no need for any props in the classes, however if you previously used cushions for support, you will have to bring your own. 

Wednesday evening chair class will be taught by Karen.  All other classes by me.

Payment can be by cash or EFT direct deposit if you’d prefer to avoid handling money.

Please contact me if you’ve any questions.  

Regards, Charlie


 The following practices are now available on YouTube.  You can also find them using the Video tab on this site.

Guided meditation / pranayama:  Natural Breath Awareness; Rhythmic Yogic Breath; Yoga Nidra (20 min) 

Chair yoga sequences: Spinal Movement sequence; Preparing for seated Salute to the Sun; Standing sequence.  Note these chair sequences work well if you’re used to more traditional classes – feel free to try them out!

My original 20 minute yoga nidra meditation  is still here (click the link) if you needed a bit of quiet / recharge time.