AT THE HEART OF DHARMA CIRCLE IS AN ENTHUSIASM TO EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE AND SHARE THE PRECIOUS WISDOM OF BOTH BUDDHIST AND YOGIC TEACHINGS.
Dharma Circle Collective is a studio space opened to help develop and nurture a sense of place and community - dedicated to the path of awakening through deep inquiry into the nature of mind and the lived experience.
Located in the heart of the West Footscray Village, the space is available to teachers and students who share this commitment to creating and supporting an environment for growth and transformation.
Dharma Circle Collective is NOT your average yoga studio. All of the teachers that teach from Dharma Circle Collective are independent. They are not employees and teach their own classes on their own terms, while wrapped in the warm embrace of the Dharma Circle studio and tied together by a shared commitment to deepening practice. This model is designed to give teachers support without insisting upon uniformity, or stepping between the teacher and the student. In many spiritual traditions (both yogic and buddhist) finding your teacher - and developing a deep and meaningful relationship with them - is an important part of the journey. Modern studio approaches can often obscure this, and make it a little harder to do.
So, if you have ever been curious about the deeper dimensions of yoga but haven't known how to move beyond the physical practice, or even if you've not felt comfortable (or flexible enough) to even venture into a class in the first instance...then this is your place!
Meditation and related practices are the foundation of Dharma Circle and the space is imbued with a tangible sense of peace and calm that has been cultivated through years of dedicated, clear practice. There are plenty of opportunities to join the sangha (community) in silent and supported meditation, as well as introductory courses, deepening into practice sessions, retreats and Dharma teachings.
Throughout the year the studio doors will be open to a number of new and fabulous teachers form a variety of traditions and approaches (yoga, dance, music, guest speakers etc.) - head to the ‘Special Events’ page to see what’s on.
As life flows on, no doubt the shapes of Dharma Circle will continue to transform and change but that which shines from within is the changeless, ever-present heart of Dharma.
Dharma Circle Collective - 3/569 Barkly St, West Footscray
The way we think and move in the world, both reflects and shapes our hearts and the world around us. When we fully understand this, we realise the importance of the spiritual life.
The journey of awakening helps us break free from the grasp of confusion, hatred and greed. Any genuine step we take along the way requires courage and self reflection - it’s perhaps the most generous and loving act we can make in this life!
Samantha Coker-Godson (founder of Dharma Circle).