First Birthday Open House

Inna Essence is turning one, and we are throwing open our doors!

Come and visit our studio on Saturday 14th March from midday to 4pm and experience our taster classes, discounted class packs, and go into the draw to win a $200 Rockwear voucher!

Bookings are essential for the Taster Classes; please register to secure your preferred classes.

Tasmanian Wine & Yoga Retreat with Inna Essence

Have you dreamed of going on a retreat but wish it was also like a holiday?

Where you spend time on both your mind-body and delight in a little luxury in a stunning destination?



This retreat is the perfect combination of yoga, picturesque scenery, delicious food and adventure within the rare and beautiful backdrop of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Retreat with Inna Essence


We start in Hobart and meander through two of Tasmania’s premium quality, family owned vineyards to find our way to Freycinet Lodge. Located inside the unspoiled Freycinet National Park, you’re nestled within a stunning peninsula with panoramic views encompassing rugged mountain backdrops to endless white beaches with turquoise water.


Whilst time stands still and space opens up for you to relish this primeval peace, you dive deep into an exquisite holiday that offers a unique experience.


If you have questions or wish to secure your place, please call Kimberley Gardiner on 0408 736 401


Day 1              Friday 30th October 2020

  • Fly into Hobart
  • Check in to Ibis Styles Hotel, Hobart
  • Historic walk through Salamanca, Wharf Precinct, Battery Point
  • Welcome dinner at Aloft



Day 2              Saturday  31st October 2020

  • Breakfast at Ibis Styles
  • Salamanca Markets
  • Drive to East Coast Vineyards approximately 2 hours
    • Craigie Know Vineyard – set in a beautiful rustic, family owned vineyard with a ploughman’s lunch and wine
    • Freycinet Vineyard – tasting (renowned for premium Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir and Olive Oil) Perfect opportunity to support local wine makers and purchase a bottle or two for your room at Freycinet!! Even better, get a dozen sent home!
  • Arrive at Freycinet Lodge
  • Dinner
  • Evening meditation



Day 3              Sunday 1st November 2020

  • Yoga & optional journaling
  • Breakfast
  • Bike hire and gentle ride (option to upgrade to an e-bike upon enquiry) to Wine Glass Bay walking track – walk to the Lookout
  • Return to Coles Bay for Tasmania’s best seaside fresh Fish ‘n’ Chips
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Evening meditation & yoga nidra



Day 4              Monday 2nd November 2020

  • Yoga & optional journaling

Free Day to explore, relax and enjoy Honeymoon Bay, Richardson’s Beach or stay in at the Lodge


Optional:          4 hour Wineglass Bay Cruise (with lunch & drinks)


Freycinet Marine Farm tour and lunch   

  • Dinner
  • Evening yoga nidra/restorative yoga



Day 5              Tuesday 3rd November 2020

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Hobart
  • Possible vineyard stop for on the way home (pending return flights)



Tasmanian Retreat with Inna Essence




  • Welcome dinner at Aloft in Hobart
  • Yoga
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts daily
  • Guided Walk to Wine Glass Bay Lookout/lunch pack
  • 2-course dinner at Freycinet Lodge
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Craigie Knowe Vineyard (Tasmania’s oldest east coast vineyard)
  • 3 lunches
  • Total tour cost will be between $2,300 and $2,500 (to be confirmed very soon)
  • Call Kimberley Gardiner on 0408 736 401 for all the details



  • Flights to and from Hobart
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Wineglass Bay Cruise; Sky Lounge from $220
    • Drinks, freshly shucked local oysters and a Bento box Ploughman’s lunch
    • Access to the bridge where guests are welcome to engage directly with the captain


Other Things To Do

  • Optional Wine Flight
  • Relax


Cancellation Policy

  • 25% deposit required at reservation
  • Deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled
  • Final payment made 60 days prior to start of retreat


If you have questions or wish to secure your place, please call Kimberley Gardiner on 0408 736 401

Total Barre™ Foundation Course

Have you ever wanted to become a fitness instructor?


Inna Essence is proud to be hosting Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke from DC Movement Lab who is an internationally certified Stott Pilates Instructor Trainer.


Learn choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movement, as well as how to effectively utilise the power of music to create safe and fun barre classes that focus on increasing strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. It truly is a program geared for everyone – no dance experience required!




Gain the knowledge and confidence to design and teach highly evolved barre classes in any setting.

The Total Barre Foundation Course provides the groundwork for Instructors, enabling them to produce safe, effective and varied programs that address the needs and goals of every client. The Course presents 11 specially arranged and selected segments – accompanied by timed selections of music – that serve as the template for each session or class and produce a balanced and complete workout. Participants are also introduced to the Total Barre Principles.

The dynamic Total Barre™ program is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement. Instructors looking to bring music-inspired movement to their clients will love the 11 specially arranged and selected segments that serve as the template for each session or class.

Our Total Barre program provides a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.


General Course Objectives:

  • Learn creative choreography of a well-balanced Barre workout.
  • Receive a template to effectively guide participants to modify and choreograph future workouts.
  • Break down various movements and explore the stabilization and mobilization required to achieve them.
  • Learn how to cue, correct and modify effectively for all populations.
  • Experience and implement six Total Barre Foundational Principles.
  • Participants are supplied suggested beats per minute for each segment of the workout they learn with optional music playlist.


  • Cost: $685
  • Course Materials: $165
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Course Date: 29 Feb 2020



Breath Workshop – February 2020

Most of us aren’t aware of how we breathe!


Yet it affects virtually EVERY part of our body.


Whether you ‘do’ yoga or are a devout pilates participant, come along to find out how you breathe, how to improve it and a few techniques to harness this amazing tool, to use at any time you feel you need to.

Even though this is a free event – Bookings ARE ESSENTIAL!! We would love you to invite and book in a friend who is yet to experience us at Inna Essence, to help our community spread the love and calm.

Thursday 27th February from 7.15pm to 8.15pm

Special NEW YEAR Membership package!

Is your resolution for 2020 to finally look after YOU?


Join our Basic Membership in January and you will receive an exclusive merchandise package consisting of:


Deluxe Inna Essence tote bag

Pair of MoveActive grippy socks


You will have unlimited access to Mat Pilates, Barre and Yoga classes for $35/week.  Find nourishment through movement and connection at our air-conditioned sanctuary in Underwood.

Our memberships have no minimum term contracts, and you can hold your membership payments for up to six weeks each year for holidays.

Start today by calling us on 0468 446 444 or email

Pre-Teen Mat Pilates Classes – Christmas School Holidays 2019

Are you on the lookout for an activity for your kids this school holidays?


Inna Essence Yoga and Pilates studio in Underwood is offering Pre-Teen Mat Pilates classes on Friday’s during the holidays for children aged 9 to 14. Taken by our BASI-trained pilates instructor Subita, these 50 minute classes are designed to be fun and challenging, facilitating greater postural strength and confidence.


These sessions are running on Friday’s 13th, 20th, 27th December and 3rd and 10th January from 11am to 11.50am.


Our Inna Essence classes will help your child become more balanced, engaged and focused. At our studio, we pride ourselves on providing a fun environment where kids can learn skills to help them developmentally, socially and physically.

Inna Essence Yoga and Pilates Studio Underwood Kids Pilates Classes


Contact the studio today via or book a place for your child via the WellnessLiving Achieve Client app.  The cost is $5 per child per class, and you can choose to attend each Friday session, or just one or two.

Subita will be focusing on breathing, alignment, technique and having a bit of fun too.  Parents are most welcome to stay and watch the class, or you can join in too if you wish.

Suitable for all levels, for children aged 9 to 14 years.


Reach out to our team at Inna Essence

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Yoga Classes

Restorative Yoga

Many of us are familiar with the terms of yin and yang, movement and stillness, stress and relaxation or even energy and lethargy. In this fast paced world where we continue to grow and develop ourselves, our careers, our relationships and our lives, we often spend most of our days in our yang or stress state and very little taking the time to find space for yin and relaxation.

Restorative Yoga is a long, slow and deep variation to complement your daily life and yoga practice. Guided through an hour of relaxation, using props to bring you into supported bliss where you de-stress and rejuvenate. This provides a deeper opening within the physical body and the opportunity to challenge your mind to find stillness through following, noticing and observing the shifting of energy within the body.


Yin Yoga

We specialise in Yin Yoga at Inna Essence. A Yin Yoga class stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the postures stretch and exercise the bone and joints. It also helps to regulate the body’s flow of energy.

A slow, long stretching class where you get a chance to quiet that noisy mind and release tight connective tissues safely. Great for flexibility, focus and improving breathing.


Strong Flow Yoga

A slightly faster pace (but not a race!). You synchronise your breath with movement, creating a lovely flowing practice that will leave you feeling completely refreshed and strong. Expect to progress with your practice over time.


Gentle Flow Yoga

A lovely all-rounder, great for all levels, especially if you’re wanting something gentler. A flowing practice with breath work, stretching, balancing and meditation.


Vin Yin Yoga

The best of 2 worlds!

Where we blend a little flow and then go slow, into restorative bliss. The yin and yang of yoga!

You will move for the first 30 minutes and then restore and relax for the last 30!

Barre Classes


Pilates Barre

Pilates with a touch of ballet that doesn’t require you to be (or have been) a ballerina!

A fusion of pilates and ballet inspired movements, designed to raise your heart rate, tone your body and create longer and leaner muscles.

Reformer and Mat Pilates Classes

Reformer Express

A 30 minute group class using our beautiful Pioneer Pilates Reformer; fully supervised and facilitated by our BASI and STOTT trained instructors.

Maximum of 6 clients per class ensures an intensely focused session with modifications to cater from beginner to advanced participants

Mat Pilates

Traditional pilates mat class, focusing on breathing, alignment and stability of the ribs and pelvis. Pilates is essentially about re-educating your body, undoing the damage that years of stress and immobility inflict. By repeatedly holding certain corrective positions, our musculature starts to retain a memory of how they feel, and in time will actually adopt them automatically – without us having to think about them.

Stretch & Flow Mat 

A 50 minute class focusing on flow-based movements that stretch and lengthen your muscles. Good for anyone who is not a yogi but would like to improve their flexibility.



“Return to Life Through Contrology” 

A class designed around Joseph Pilates’s original sequence of movements, placing focus on technique, alignment and foundations of pilates.

Suitable for all levels and when attended regularly provides a great measure for your personal progress and control with technique.

Why yoga can help heal your soul

If you suffer from anxiety and/or depression, you know all too well just how much it can affect your day to day wellbeing and quality of life. The mental and physical symptoms can sometimes be so debilitating it can be hard to see a way back to yourself.  Finding the right kind of yoga class in the right kind of space can help to create a bridge of connection. One that can help you re-connect with your calm and peaceful inner self and one that can also help you connect and re-connect with other kind and supportive souls.

Yoga, Yin & Restorative especially, can help to ease stress and anxiety, reduce feelings of nervousness and enhance mindfulness. The breathing techniques taught in yoga can help to calm the nervous system, the physical asanas can help to release tension and stiffness in the body and the meditation aspects can help to focus and ease the mind.

Inna Essence Yoga studio in Underwood

Finding a safe & supportive space is such an important factor for someone with anxiety and depression who is looking for a place to practice yoga. No matter how much you want to get there, just getting yourself to a studio for that first class can feel like the hardest thing in the world. But if you can just get yourself there, if you can find that kind face and a hug when you arrive and if you can surrender to the mat, you can begin your journey back to yourself.


Inna Essence specialises in Yin and Restorative Yoga, with our instructors trained at a Level 2 in Yoga Teacher Training. Mari-Anne is truly gifted in Restorative Yoga, and has completed dedicated training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.  Please reach out to our team and we can help you take that first step onto the mat.


Our Yoga Classes run throughout the week, with many different days and times available.

Reach out to our team at Inna Essence

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Magic Quiche

Underwood Yoga and Pilates Studio, Inna Essence


 3 organic free-range eggs
 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
 1 cup milk
 1/2 cup Wheat flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil or good quality cold-pressed oil
 1/2 tsp salt
 1 shallot – chopped
 Freshly ground black pepper to taste
 Freshly chopped herbs (basil, coriander, parsley, rosemary or thyme)
 1-2 tomatoes, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 180C (160C if fan-forced).
2. Combine all ingredients (except tomatoes) and mix well.
3. Pour into a glass dish and top with the tomatoes.
4. Bake for 40 minutes (30 minutes if fan-forced) or until egg is cooked and golden.
5. Serve with a lovely big green salad.
Thanks to Changing Habits for this recipe.

Member Spotlight with Claire

Why yoga and pilates?

Yoga and Pilates gives me a great balance in my training – mentally and physically. It’s unusual, but I first started Pilates doing Reformer classes and later branched our to mat classes – to improve my form. Doing a number of mat classes with reformer gives me the chance to constantly work on and improve my practice.

This is has been even better by doing some Yoga classes. Yoga grounds me and has given me a physical strength I hadn’t expected which has also improved my Pilates practice.

Inna Essence Yoga and Pilates Studio Underwood

How does Inna Essence make you feel?

I feel like I am part of something at Inna Essence.

I don’t feel like I am just another customer coming through the turnstiles; instead everyone knows your name, a little about you, and cares for you.

When I first started at Inna Essence I felt pretty good – mentally and physically – but in six short months – I feel stronger, more positive and confident;  and certainly more comfortable with who I am for me and for others; and that’s because the people here genuinely care for you.

If your best friend was on the fence about trying Inna Essence, what would you say to them?

1 hour a day should be for you – away from the bills, the children. the job – whatever it is that keeps you most occupied. 1 hour a day is an investment in your longevity.: time to get to class, a half hour to do the class – and time to get home … is time well spent on you. 

Find an hour at Inna Essence and you will find more than just time!

Healthy Hacks for Xmas Snacks Workshop

With so much festivity just around the corner, we want you to enjoy, indulge and share in this time – without blowing all your hard work you’ve put in at the studio.

Certified Health Coach and Inna Essence Co-Founder Kimberley Gardiner cannot wait to demonstrate and share four of her top treats to get you through the Christmas period.

Being healthy means putting love, energy and taste into quality food – that doesn’t require a weekend of work.

In this workshop, Kimberley will show you just how quick and easy these show stopping treats are to make – and ‘yes!’ you get to taste them all AND take home the recipes.

Add your name to this Event Waitlist by emailing or call us on 0468 446 444.

Thursday 12th December from 7pm to 8pm

Staff Spotlight with Mari-Anne

Brisbane Yoga Instructor

“Yoga is a lifestyle, not only what you do on your mat, but how you approach everything in life! Being authentic to yourself and to others.”

Mari-Anne has had a full life and career before she chose to study yoga in order to enhance her own practice. She then chose to share her passion for what she had learnt in the classroom and begin teaching and sharing her knowledge.


Mari-Anne is a Level 2 Yoga Teacher, and has studied the following areas of the practice:

  • Restorative Yoga
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Postnatal Yoga 
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yoga
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga Teachers
  • Asana
  • Prana, Nadis, Chakras
  • Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Alignment & Safe Adjustments – utilising props and modifications


Mari-Anne is particularly gifted at Yin and Restorative Yoga. If you feel overwhelmed with work, family and household commitments, a session with Mari-Anne will leave you feeling completely replenished.

See when you can book a session with Mari-Anne.

Staff Spotlight with Subita

Brisbane Pilates Instructor

Born and raised in Malaysia,  Subita has been passionate about all things athletic. She moved to Orange County in Southern California in 1995 after a five year career as a flight attendant with Malaysia Airlines.

She has fostered a love of hiking, running, hot yoga and wine studies; anything that allows her to be outdoors and enjoying nature.

Why Pilates?

Subita discovered pilates while rehabilitating a pinched nerve in 2005. She immediately gravitated towards it after experiencing firsthand a discipline that promotes balance and alignment as well as strength.


After falling head over heels with her pilates practice, Subita pursued formal studies in the discipline, studying under the founder of BASI Pilates, Rael Isacowitz. She was certified through the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course in 2009. 

After 20 years in the US as a citizen and leaving behind her corporate career of 15 years, Subita currently resides in Calamvale. After four years living in Australia, she was presented with the opportunity to teach pilates again in 2017.  Throughout her career in Australia, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients ranging from children to teenage athletes, dancers, new mothers, clients wishing to enhance specific sports related endeavours and the elderly population.

Subita is excited and inspired by the broad spectrum of the population that pilates and yoga relates to, and how it can be tailored to address individual needs while its principles are infallible and never changing.

Subita teaches Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates and Barre classes in Brisbane and is a Senior Instructor at Inna Essence. She is driven by the opportunity to share her love of the pilates method and the Body Arts & Science technique with clients, and loves to watch them integrate the work into their bodies and their lives. 

Private Sessions

This is where Subita truly shines; alongside teaching over 20 classes each week at Inna Essence, Subita can also be booked for Private or Duet classes. If you are recovering from an injury, looking to strengthen an area of weakness, improve posture or simply have the chance to focus one-on-one on your technique, these sessions with Subita are for you.

Contact us anytime for a tour of our studio, and to chat with Subita.

Balance Your Life Workshop

Do you feel like you need more balance in your life? 

This light-hearted workshop will dive into uncovering where we are out of balance in our lives and looks at a few simple principles to re-establish balance (without adding overwhelm).

Underwood Yoga Studio

Facilitated by our Inna Essence co-founder Kimberley, we will cover a few principles of Ayurveda (an ancient life science that looks at mind/body balance and well- being) to easefully bring in easy to-do steps to bring about more balance when life knocks us off our stride.

Lots of chats, interaction and even the opportunity to go home with a 3 Step Action plan to get you headed towards a balanced body and mind.

This FREE workshop will draw from Ayervedic principles to help you create more balance in your life.

Book your position now for Thursday 10th October 7pm to 8.30pm

Do you take Pilates home with you?

Do you practice Pilates in your everyday life, or just in class?

The principles of Pilates are beneficial and life-changing in all aspects of your life, not just when you are in the studio on your mat or reformer.

Have you thought about whether you are applying the techniques you have learnt in class throughout your day after you leave the studio?

Here are some simple tips to help you take your Pilates with you when you leave the studio:

Do you find yourself slumped in your seat whilst driving?

Find your neutral pelvis and spine when you are driving your car.  Every time you stop at a red light, check your posture, sit up tall with a neutral spine and get those abs switched on.

How is your posture when you are standing at the kitchen bench?

Open up those shoulders while you are preparing food. Every time you have a knife in your hand, check your posture, roll your shoulders up and slide them down your back and get those abs switched on.

Are you thinking about your bottom while you are brushing your teeth?

Make it a habit to switch on your glutes while you are in the bathroom brushing. Have a strong stance, squeeze those butt cheeks and get your abs switched on.

Do you find yourself standing in a queue with a sore back?

Instead of standing still, do some calf raises. Squeeze your legs as you rise up and down with your heels and get your abs engaged, drawing up gently on your pelvic floor.

Do you sit at a desk all day?

Don’t forget to get up and move your body at least once every hour. As well as having a little walk, incorporate your roll down into your movement breaks. Roll down into your forward fold and return to standing three times every hour and remember to get your abdominals engaged whilst you are doing it.

You may have noticed a theme throughout all of these tips! Yes, getting into the habit of switching on and engaging your abdominals is vital to creating and maintaining good posture.

The more you check in with yourself and your posture in your everyday lives, the more you will make it a lasting habit!

Do you have any habits that you incorporate into your everyday life that you would like to share? Tell us your hacks to include pilates in your daily routine.

If you would like to learn more about the principles of pilates so that you can reap the benefits in all aspects of your life; get in touch with us to book into one of our free workshops.

Principles of Pilates Workshop

Whether you are completely new to pilates, or have been practising for a number of years, immersing yourself in the basic principles of pilates will bring a new dimension to your classes.

The Five Basic Principles covered in the Principles of Pilates Workshop at Inna Essence incorporate modern theories of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation developed through STOTT PILATES.

These fundamental principles relate to body awareness and proper alignment to ensure safe and effective exercise and will be covered in detail during the workshop:

  • Breathing
  • Pelvic Placement
  • Rib Cage Placement
  • Scapular Movement and Stabilisation
  • Head and Cervical Placement

Reserve your place now in this complimentary workshop; being held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 2nd October 1pm to 2pm
  • Saturday 5th October 11am to 12pm

Member Spotlight with Belinda

How does Inna Essence make you feel?

The beautiful team at Inna Essence make you feel like family. They care about your well-being and do everything possible to help your individual needs. Even after a stressful day and being in a terrible mood I can walk through those doors and feel at peace. The feeling of welcoming and calm from this amazing space and the ladies that provide it makes any bad day disappear.

If your best friend was on the fence about trying Inna Essence, what would you say to them?

My best friend is beside me every class! We take this journey together and it has improved both of our lives. But I have discussed Inna Essence with several of my friends and I tell them if pilates and yoga is something they want to try then they won’t regret it; as it is beneficial for both body and mind. Inna Essence is the best place to go for a loving, personal and nurturing experience.

Sand Cake Recipe

Basic Yellow Balinese Sauce

Minced Chicken on Skewers

Member Spotlight with Anita

Yoga 4 Dignity

Inna Essence is hosting a Yoga 4 Dignity event in August; all proceeds will be donated to the Share the Dignity charity.

Our beautiful yoga instructor Mari-Anne is donating her time to hold space for you and this special event.

Saturday 31st August at 9.40am

Share the Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. They fund funerals for victims of domestic violence and campaign for justice for women in Australia. 

We are so grateful to be able to take part in this event. It means we can make a difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence.

School Holiday Kids Yoga and Mindfulness

Special movement & mindfulness class for children aged between 5 – 12 years; incorporating movement from both Yoga & Pilates.

Games & storytelling to keep them engaged, finishing off with mindfulness & breathing exercises.

Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th July 12.30pm to 1.15pm

$10 for one child, $5 for any additional children from the same family.

6 Week Yoga Beginners Course

This course is for you if you’ve always wanted to ‘do’ yoga but don’t want to walk into a class because you feel you don’t know what you’re doing, or think you’re not flexible enough!

This six week course is $115 and also includes one Yoga class per week with us in the studio.

Commencing 11th August 2.30pm to 3.30pm for six consecutive Sundays.

This course is designed specifically to take you through the most common poses, with safe alignment for your body. It is aimed to empower you to know what is right for your body and to feel comfortable in any class, in any studio.

This course is also ideal if you already have a yoga practice and would like to brush up on your skills and deepen your practice.

Course Overview

Week 1
Yoga Etiquette, Primary Foundation, Breath & Standing Poses

Week 2
Standing Poses cont’d & Namaskars

Week 3
Forward Bends & Full Surya Namaskar

Week 4
Hip & Back Openers

Week 5
Twists & Meditation

Week 6
Summary / Recap / Practice

Don’t miss out on our Candlelight Yoga Event

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Free Community Classes

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So many exciting events at Inna Essence

Heading into our First Month!

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IE – Inquiries Newsletter – WK 13 – 25/6/19

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Inna Essence – Enquiries Newsletter – Week 11, 7/6/19

Candlelight Yoga with live Harp and Flute

When we look after ourselves, we are better able to serve those who need us. Indulge in an incredibly special combination of live music and relaxing yoga at Inna Essence.

6.30pm to 8.30pm Friday 28th June 2019

$45 per person, including yoga and refreshments after the session

Let us serve you and allow us to bathe you in the beautiful sounds of Duo Fawn as Kimberley guides you through a breathing relaxation meditation which flows seemlessly into a nourishing Yin class and short yoga nidra. As you are soothed by the practice, be absorbed by the soft healing tones of the flute and harp. This is a magically nurturing experience which ends with time to connect over a few bubbles and healthy bliss balls.

If you’ve been feeling stressed, exhausted, out of balance, perhaps pulled in all different directions and find it hard to carve out some time to recharge your inner essence, then this workshop is your portal of nourishment and a mini reset.

Cost for this special event is $45 per person

6 Week Pilates Beginners Course

Have you ever wanted to do Pilates, but have felt too intimidated or unsure how to?

This six week course is $115 and also includes one Mat Pilates class per week with us in the studio.

Our next Beginners Course dates will be announced soon.

This course at Inna Essence is the very thing to begin your journey with Pilates in a safe, nurturing space.

You will be introduced to the benefits & practices of Pilates and a little history over the course of 6 weeks. This course is for you if you’re an absolute beginner or anyone who wants to revisit the foundations and strengthen their personal practice.

The course will start with the right education & knowledge to empower you to be in control of your own movements as you progress over the 6 weeks. Each week you will then be introduced to and guided through exercises, learning correct alignment, breathing & relevant modifications. You will put together what you have learned in a mini masterclass at the end of each session.

Course Overview

Week 1

Brief overview of the history & origins of Pilates
Intro to Pilates breathing & alignment
The importance of the mind/body connection
Difference between Pilates & Yoga and how they
compliment each other
Understanding the block system

Week 2 – Intro to exercises – Warm up / Abdominals

Week 3 – Leg / Hip work

Week 4 – Stretches / Lateral Rotation

Week 5 – Arm work

Week 6 – Spinal articulation and recap of what you have learned

Inna Essence – Last Chance Foundation Membership – Members

Inna Essence – Last Chance Foundation Membership – Members

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The Ultimate Yoga Retreat

Are you ready to make healthy lifestyle changes to better your life? If so, then this retreat is definitely for you. Trishna Peacock and Kimberley Gardiner have joined forces to share their knowledge of Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and healthy living for a week of nourishment in the luxurious Villa Tanah Shanti, Bali.

1st to 8th June 2019

Here are just some of the inclusions:

Welcome dinner, farewell dinner and ceremony,Sabatu Springs,Meditation and yoga sessions,Ayurvedic wellness workshops (so you know how to continue this divine balance back in the real world)

  • Pyramids of Chi Sound Bath (including lunch),
  • Indian head massage workshop,
  • 2 1/2 hour Chakradara treatments AND separate Cream bath treatments,
  • Market day and local cooking cuisine class,
  • Free time to relax, chill or explore the local culture
  • and more…..

Inna Essence – Member Newsletter – Week 4, 13/4/19

Inna Essence – Member Newsletter – Week 4, 13/4/19

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Inna Essence – Foundation Membership / Information (copy 01)

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Inna Essence – Foundation Membership / Non Converted

Bali Yoga Retreat – June 2019

Are you ready to make healthy lifestyle changes to better your life? If so, then this retreat is definitely for you. Trishna Peacock and Kimberley Gardiner have joined forces to share their knowledge of Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and healthy living for a week of nourishment in the luxurious Villa Tanah Shanti, Bali.

Time & Location

01 Jun., 2:30 pm – 08 Jun., 10:30 am

Villa Tanah Shanti, Jl. Tirta Tawar, Petulu, Ubud, Kutuh Kaja, Bali 80571, Indonesia

About The Event

Leave behind the daily hustle, bustle and grind to escape to a week of nurturing of yogic practices, Ayurvedic wellness workshops, cultural experiences, luxury treatments and more. The luxurious setting of Villa Tanah Shanti is the perfect backdrop to fully immerse yourself in a week to replenish and revitalise.

Here are just some of the inclusions:

  • Welcome dinner, farewell dinner and ceremony,
  • Sabatu Springs,
  • Meditation and yoga sessions,
  • Ayurvedic wellness workshops (so you know how to continue this divine balance back in the real world)
    • Pyramids of Chi Sound Bath (including lunch),
    • Indian head massage workshop,
    • 2 1/2 hour Chakradara treatments AND separate Cream bath treatments,
    • Market day and local cooking cuisine class,
    • Free time to relax, chill or explore the local culture
    • and more…..

For more details, including the daily itinerary click on this link:

Inna Essence – Foundation Membership / Information

Inna Essence – Foundation Membership / Information

Meet our Founders

Underwood Pilates and Yoga Studio owners


Return to life through movement, mindfulness and nourishment.


At Inna Essence, our yoga, pilates, barre and meditation classes give our client’s the opportunity to recharge, replenish and restore. We hold space for our members to shift from the hustle for an hour to drop inwards for that deeper sense of peace, and purposeful movement.

When our clients are centred, they feel calm and act gently with themselves – creating a nourished body and mind to help them show up fully in their lives.

The purpose of Inna Essence is to create a space which provides a calming, grounded and loving energy. Our team focuses on authentic, genuine connections with all members, visitors, family and friends who walk through the doors.

It is our deepest desire that you feel greatly cared for and receive an experience that helps you reconnect with your inner calm, cultivates a sense of peace and empowers you to feel connected and healthier in mind and body.

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Meet our Team

Brisbane Pilates Instructor


Trained STOTT Pilates Advanced Matwork & Reformer
Certificate of Reformer Teacher Training
Certificate of Transform Barre Teacher Training

Co-Founder, Pilates & Barre Instructor

Brisbane Pilates Instructor


Certified BASI Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Brisbane Yoga Instructor


Certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training
Level 1 Mindfulness Based Meditation Training
Certified Health Coach

Co-Founder, Yoga Teacher

Brisbane Yoga Instructor


Certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher

Brisbane Pilates Instructor


Trained STOTT Pilates Advanced Matwork & Reformer

Co-Founder, Pilates Instructor

Underwood pilates studio


Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork & Reformer
Certificate of Yin Yoga Teaching
Merrithew Level 1 Total Barre Course

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Yoga Teacher


Our Classes



Reach out to our team at Inna Essence

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