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Your body.
Your story.
Our community.

We are an ashtanga yoga and yoga therapy studio offering small group classes, private sessions, retreats, immersions and yoga teacher certification.

Welcome to
Live and Breathe Yoga!

Where we take our yoga seriously, but never ourselves. Located in the heart of Townsville, we have 4 terms per year based on the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air and have a variety of classes 7 days a week.

More than a yoga studio.

Live and Breathe Yoga was founded in 2010 by Allison Dearling, a former accountant whose life was profoundly changed by yoga in her 20s. Following devastating injuries, Allison embarked on a journey of rehabilitation through yoga, a path that eventually led her to travel to India to deepen her practice in Ashtanga yoga.

Everybody has a story. Everybody is unique.

Yoga is not a one size fits all practice. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, a retiree seeking to stay active, a busy mum in need of ‘me’ time, or a stressed executive looking for balance, we cater to all stories. We have a broad range of yoga styles on offer, beginners courses, meditation, ashtanga yoga, restorative yoga and more. Join us on retreat, or take your practise (far) deeper with private yoga therapy, our yoga immersion program, or yoga teacher certification.

Wellness that welcomes.

With world-class teachers, an inviting atmosphere, high ceilings and fantastic wooden floors, we are more than a studio, we’re a community. From in-studio and online memberships to personalised one-to-one yoga therapy and training, we invite you to experience the warmth, support, and connection that make our community special.

Come share your story with us at Live and Breathe Yoga.

Here's how you can join us:

“I loved the element based terms. I loved the holistic approach, not only did I see an invigorating change in my physical practice, I also loved exploring internal and spiritual elements of my practice and incorporating them into my daily life.” – Karren H

 

“One of the most fabulous and mindful and friendly yoga schools I’ve ever attended.” – Leonie K

“Live and Breathe Yoga offers traditional yoga practice for our modern lifestyles without losing the essence of what Yoga offers, while creating a loving and friendly space for all bodies.” – Cheryl P

We are Welcoming

We are Inclusive

We are Wholehearted

Take your yoga deeper.

“I have a softer, more intelligent way of thinking of myself, my loved ones and the world. I have new tools to help myself. I came to this course for a combination of challenging myself, for strength and resilience, and a yearning for clarity. Now that the year is over, it feels like a new beginning, with hope for what my future holds.” – Allison L

“Allison shares her passion and knowledge in a way that is accessible to all and her team of instructors are all amazing at what they do, fostering a supportive and encouraging environment. The course is structured in a way that makes the time and financial commitment manageable, with payments able to be made in installments and blocks of study delivered in monthly intervals. Do yourself a favour and immerse yourself in what this course has to offer!” – Amy B

“This was one of the most wholesome and nourishing retreats I have ever been on! There was something special about practicing pranayama and guided Ashtanga yoga with the same wonderful people every morning. I have now deepened my love for Ashtanga yoga and the community of people at Live and Breathe. I will definitely sign up again for a yoga retreat with L&B in the future, and highly recommend it to anyone considering!” – Lucy M

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Lesley Alford
Lesley Alford
2023-11-27
Live and Breathe Yoga will energise and balance your body and mind in a professional, peaceful and welcoming space. Thanks to a great team of teachers.
Lucy Mullins
Lucy Mullins
2023-11-24
Arguably the best yoga studio in Townsville and probably all of QLD! I knew that this was the yoga studio for me once I'd read Allison's blogs. I felt a sense of connection and community with the yoga studio before I'd even begun my first class. Coffee every Saturday makes it more than just a yoga studio but a place where you below and connect with like-minded people. Definitely recommend!
Allison Lambert
Allison Lambert
2023-11-17
Very fortunate to have Live and Breathe Yoga here in Townsville, specialising in Ashtanga Yoga. I recommend connecting with Allison and her team on your yoga path.
Bent Family
Bent Family
2023-11-15
We are so fortunate to have a world-class Yoga studio right here in Townsville. Allison and the Live and Breathe team foster a welcoming space where attendees can select from a range of classes. Whether you are a beginner, an experienced yogi, or somewhere in between, there’s a place for you at LBY!
Carrie Smith
Carrie Smith
2023-11-12
Step into the Live and Breathe Yoga studio, and you'll find more than just a space for yoga; it's a sanctuary that embodies the essence of a supportive community. From the moment you walk through the doors, the atmosphere exudes warmth and positive energy. The Ashtanga yoga tradition is expertly embraced at Live and Breathe, thanks to the knowledgeable and supportive teachers who guide with precision and care. For those seeking a yoga community that goes beyond the physical practice, Live and Breathe is a gem, offering a fun and encouraging haven.
Pauline thomas
Pauline thomas
2023-11-10
I met the Live and Breathe Yoga family just this year in my recovery from breast cancer. Allison and our team of coaches are amazing. They are gifted and super experienced and also kind and inclusive. I have not done this before and my inexperience and clumsiness is welcomed. They truly shower you in love and light and provide brilliant expertise and unwavering support to believe in your ability. The biggest bonus for me is being part of a true community of non-judgemental women and men while I get to fulfil my dream of practising yoga for the first time in my life, building strength and wellness for life, getting complete relief from physical and spiritual pain and knowing that there are no limits to the feeling of peace and centredness you gain from Yoga. All this amongst friends while having a giggle. You need to join us!
Nicole Dewing
Nicole Dewing
2023-11-09
Such a fabulous space to practice yoga with teachers who genuinely care and take the time to watch and listen to students.. thank you I love practicing here 🥰
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
2023-11-09
THE BEST yoga studio. Haven’t found anywhere like it after moving away from Townsville so I continue virtual membership with Live and Breathe. I love the flexibility of online classes despite missing the studio a lot, and I love the range of classes. Allison is a fantastic teacher. I am really enjoying Andi’s Pilates classes too.
Alice G
Alice G
2023-11-09
What a fabulous yogi studio! I love how the studio combines wellbeing, challenge and fun, the feel-good vibe, the sense of community, the quality of teachers and the peacefulness and nourishment from being in this studio space.. You'll feel great and feel welcomed! Highly recommend. 5 stars easy!!!!! 😍
monica smith
monica smith
2023-08-18
I heard about Live and Breath yoga while at a breathwork class, I decided to complete the immersion class which has changed my life. People are just beautiful, Allison is a wonderful teacher her guidance and knowledge is phenomenal. Im jumping into the teacher training soon cant wait to see the results.