Melbourne’s most laid-back seafront suburb gains a new yoga retreat

Interior view of the reception area at Studio Warrior One featuring white walls, grey floors, wooden shelving, a white sectional desk, seating with bolster cushions, dried plants and a geometric light fixture
Warrior One yoga studio in Melbourne, designed by Golden
(Image credit: Golden)

Living in Mordi, one of Melbourne’s most laid-back seafront suburbs, has just got even more zen for local yogis. Studio Warrior One has opened its second shala (after Brighton, Melbourne) offering a wide range of yoga classes and training sessions.

Design practice Golden used the studio’s nearest neighbour, the ocean, as inspiration to achieve a real Vedic environment, suitable for both the rigorous as well as meditative aspects of yoga. One practice room is inspired by Indra's royal masculine energy of the Heavens, and the other is inspired by Durga, the feminine protective, who nourishes creative force. Both choices achieve a balance of contrasts between the physical world and the dream one, through textural exploration.

View of a wooden storage area with steps and white walls at Studio Warrior One. The storage unit is filled with grey bolster cushions

(Image credit: Golden)

On entering the studio, expectations are quickly undone with soft sisal fabric covering the ceiling, and a dark polished concrete floor contrasting the bleached, puristic form of the bespoke reception desk by Melbourne stonemason and artist Den Holm. Materials get even more varied with fluted-glass sliding doors diffusing the daylight into the studios, architectural hardwood beams creating a rhythmic ‘sky’, and hand-textured walls. In the bathrooms, luxurious pink marble is paired with the rawness of brushed bronze and earthy warmth of wood, whereas in the changing rooms walnut veneer creates a uniform surface to house personal belongings.

There are custom-made day beds and a choice of features like tensile fabric lights, plants, and the odd detail like a wooden surfboard to encourage post-practice daydreaming; so you float away on an ocean of calm.

Alternative interior view of the reception area at Studio Warrior One featuring white walls, grey floors, wooden shelving, a white sectional desk, a brown chair and white pendant lights

(Image credit: Golden)

Partial view of a yoga studio through an open white and semi-transparent sliding door at Studio Warrior One. The studio features white walls, light wood ceiling beams, a wall light and multiple black yoga mats laid out on the floor. The word 'INDRA' can be seen on the wall outside the studio

(Image credit: Golden)

Interior view of a yoga studio at Studio Warrior One featuring white walls, light wood ceiling beams, white folding doors, wall lights and multiple black yoga mats laid out on the floor

(Image credit: Golden)

View of a pink marble wall and round backlit wall-mounted light in a changing room at Studio Warrior One

(Image credit: Golden)

Interior view of a space at Studio Warrior One featuring white walls, grey floors, white pendant lights, a brown chair, a green plant in a woven pot and a wooden, black and white surfboard leaning against the wall

(Image credit: Golden)

INFORMATION

For more information, visit the Studio Warrior One website (opens in new tab)