Yoga Teacher – Member Yoga Australia
Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) – Member – IAYT
Meditation Teacher – Member Meditation Association of Australia
Jackie has studied yoga extensively both internationally and within Australia. She travels to India regularly to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre where she gained her teacher training certificate in yoga and meditation.
Jackie is also a yoga therapist, which is the art and science of applying yogic principles to enhance wellbeing, overcome illness and as a preventative mode of healthcare.
Ayurvedic science, yogic philosophy, yoga therapy and mindfulness are all areas of passion for Jackie. Each of her weekly classes have a particular theme based around one of these areas, so students learn a little more than breath and postures.
Steve’s story with yoga began as a child climbing trees, running about playing ‘chasey’, and stealth stalking prey in some for off jungle in his imagination.
The joy of physical movement and visualisation, the places it can take you, continue to resonate with Steve via the practice of yoga.
Steve likes to teach with a balance of strength and flexibility, (Suka and Stira) in equal measure. He welcomes a curious and playful exploration through the asanas to arrive at a deeper more quiet understanding of our own unique beautiful human condition.
Lily’s background in movement comes from a career in contemporary dance after having trained at the Victorian College of the Arts through both secondary and school and university.
Yoga has been the foundation of Lily’s practice for over ten years, with her curiosity of the mind/body connection opening her up to a diverse range of practices including the study of anatomy, kinesiology, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Zend Shiatsu (Aust College of Shiatsu) contact improvisation and Middindorf Breath training.
As a teacher Lily leads a class that activates the body without force, dwelling in the creative space between strengthening and softening. Expect to be challenged in her classes while at the same time being soothed into a state of pleasure and relaxation.
Michaela’s classes are slow moving and aim to cultivate a deep sense of compassion and care within oneself. She bases her classes on the notion of building the practice from the inside out; using invitational language and offering some alignment suggestions as ways of navigating shapes and moving towards a sense of support. Her classes tend to have a focus on introspection and always include an element of grounding into the body or meditation.
She is passionate about accessibility and inclusion within yoga and educational spaces and takes a reflexive approach to her teaching practice. She has experienced firsthand the healing effects of the practice and strives to facilitate experiences that are intentional, welcoming of difference and full of care.
Michaela completed her initial 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 with the school of Embodied Flow and has since gone on to complete various trainings in yin yoga, philosophy, trauma informed yoga and one-one mentorship.
Mariko is originally from Tokyo Japan and moved to Australia 12 years ago.
She started yoga after the birth of her second child in 2008 and has found it to be a source of her energy and passion.
For Mariko, yoga has helped her become more mindful and has increased her confidence and zest for life. Her favourite type of yoga is Vinyasa as it is a mind, body and soul workout. However, she enjoys all types of yoga and attempts to differentiate classes to meet the needs of each individual.
Che’s passion for yoga began after the birth of her son to aid her recovery and ease anxiety. She has now been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Having experienced the healing benefits of yoga practices she was drawn in to yoga teaching in 2012. Che’s teaching now focuses on healing practices of pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin, Meditation and Qi Gong.
Che has worked in education programs to support mental health and wellbeing working with organisations like Beyond Blue and Smiling Mind. She travels to Bali regularly for trainings and retreats.
Che has conducted wellness workshops and cofacilitated retreats for healing.
She is currently completing studies in Art therapy and hopes to bring this in to healing yoga retreats in the future.
Mindfulness through Yoga