What is the weather like?

Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria and second largest city in Australia, has a temperate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne’s geographical location. This temperature differential is most pronounced in the spring and summer months and can cause strong cold fronts to form. These cold fronts can be responsible for all sorts of severe weather from gales to severe thunderstorms and hail, minor temperature drops, and heavy rain.

What to bring?

  • Passport
  • A sticky, non-slip yoga mat
  • Yoga Belt
  • Water bottle
  • Travel mug for hot drinks
  • Toiletries (feminine hygiene products) and towels (hand towel too)
  • Writing materials: lined paper, pens, etc.
  • Flashlight or headlamp (necessary)
  • Battery operated alarm clock and watch (You will need to carry a watch at all times as there are no bells)
  • Extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Layers of comfortable clothing (including WARM & COOL clothes regardless of season)
  • Comfortable clothes for daily yoga practice and meditation
  • Scarf/Wraps/shawls
  • Fleece jacket, down vest, sweaters (except the months of July or October or in Bali)
  • Long underwear, warm socks (except the months of July or October or in Bali)
  • A winter hat (toque) (except the months of July or October or in Bali)
  • Shorts, tank tops, swimsuit
  • A fun, out on the town, outfit
  • Personal comfort items i.e. supplements
  • Comfortable shoes for walking, and sandals
  • Sun hat
  • Light weight long sleeve shirt for protection from sun
  • During the last week of training each student will be presenting a one hour class. At that class you might want to have some music to play and a reading as part of the class set up. If you have some inspiring readings and music that you feel would be appropriate, please bring them. We have CD player or you can use your IPOD or MP3 player.

What kind of food is available?

Melbourne serves meat and vegetarian cuisine. It is cheaper to eat out than to buy groceries locally. Meals are low as $10 per meal.

How safe is Melbourne?

Melbourne is like any other major city, it’s not crime free, but it is relatively safe, particularly in the main tourist areas.