Modern Movement - Balgowlah


Modern Movement - Balgowlah

Sydney, Australia

The Modern Movement Story

Modern Movement, founded in 2015 in Mona Vale, Sydney, is a studio and concept built around "purposeful yoga". They encourage curiosity to inspire movement, breath, and personal potential. 

The Modern Movement experience goes beyond just a good sweat, as it incorporates ancient wisdom, tradition, and deep connection. 

With two locations in Sydney - Mona Vale and Balgowlah - the brand aims to provide a nurturing environment for students to explore the deeper aspects of yoga, while also integrating newer practices.

How Did Modern Movement Score Overall?

The full client experience at Modern Movement was good, achieving our Recommended rating.

The class experience was also notable and achieved our Recommended rating.

How was this club rated and evaluated? Find out more about our process here.

The Highlights

All members of the team were friendly and helpful, with the instructor’s positive and upbeat personality a highlight of the experience.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“Our instructor gave detailed instructions and explained the purpose behind each position. I felt like I was learning while practicing.”

“As a newbie to yoga, the coach’s attentiveness helped me feel more confident as the class went on.”

“The receptionist was friendly, checking in with me to see how I enjoyed the class.”

What to Expect From A Modern Movement Session

Modern Movement offers a range of classes that cater to yogis of all abilities. The Modern Mellow and Modern Foundation classes are perfect for newcomers to Yoga or those coming back from injury. Modern Movement’s Vinyasa and Yin classes are their signature classes, offering an “inspiring workout”. The club also offers Mat Pilates and prenatal sessions.

All classes are an hour long, except for Mat Pilates which is 45 minutes. Sessions are led by a teacher with over 200 hours of training and extensive experience in the industry.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call to the branch covered the basic information required for our upcoming session. On arrival, we were checked in efficiently and offered a detailed orientation of the studio.

After the session, the team checked in with us, asking how we enjoyed the session. When discussing the membership options, the staff were unsure about the details of their promotion.

The Class Experience

Modern Movement received our Recommended rating for the Class Experience.

After starting a few minutes late, our instructor started the class positively, explaining the aims of the session. As a beginner to yoga, they paid us extra special attention, fixing our posture and offering discreet adjustments where needed. They led the class with confidence and maintained a positive energy throughout.

The Equipment And Studio

Natural light and wooden detail fostered a calm environment throughout the studio. The mats were a little worn in places but functioned well.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Shower towels were provided free of charge, although workout towels were not. Lockers were provided with key locks. Free water refill stations were available.

The public areas of the club were very minimalistic in design, featuring exposed pipework and plants throughout. There was a single shower and three changing rooms, which were all clean and in good condition.

Digital And Technology

The website and social media pages were designed consistently with the brand’s image and provided helpful information that prepared our evaluator for their session. The booking process was simple and intuitive, but we did not receive a confirmation email after making our class booking.


If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, unlimited 3-month, 6-month and annual upfront memberships are available from $432 to $712 and $1352.

Smaller commitment packages are also available, starting at a 10-pack for $208.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

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