Jackie Allen Yoga

Jackie Allen

Yoga Teacher – Member Yoga Australia | Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) – Member – IAYT

 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.  She is currently studying to be an Ayurvedic therapist. 

 Ayurvedic science, yogic philosophy, yoga therapy and mindfulness are all areas of passion for Jackie and are weaved into her weekly classes. 

 

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Melanie Moore

Mel first came to the yoga mat as a new Mum seeking physical healing and from that very first class she felt the profound potential.

Her practice has removed physical ailments, but the bigger impact has been the mental health benefits and the plethora of healthy and nourishing skills that Yoga provide. Through her exploration of Yoga she has become a healthier and happier person, more resilient to the ebbs and flows of the world.

This is what Mel hopes to share and explore through all the chapters of her Yoga journey. 

 

 

Steve Sedgewick

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 Paskas

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 McCraw

 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 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.      

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 Erin Wicks

 Erin has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. I remember my first practice,  I absolutely fell in love it instantly. Initially drawn to the incredible physical benefits, Erin soon realised the amazing mental and emotional benefits and just wanted to learn more about all the aspects of Yoga! 

In 2017 she completed an Adavanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching at The Australian Yoga Academy. She has since completed many post graduate trainings such as: Yin Yoga, Hot Yoga, Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Kids/Teens Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, many styles of Breathwork and Yoga Nidra. 

With all of her knowledge from research, self study and consistent practice this enables Erin’s classes to be well balanced and can be modified to suit most people. 

 

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 Che Vincent

 Che’s passion for yoga began to aid her recovery from injury and ease anxiety and she has now been practicing yoga for over 25 years.

Having experienced the powerful healing benefits of yoga practices she was drawn into yoga teaching in 2012.

Che’s teaching now focuses on slowing down and grounding with healing practices including pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin, Meditation and Qi Gong.

Che has worked in arts and education programs to support mental health and wellbeing working with organisations like Beyond Blue and Smiling Mind.

Che’s wish is to support students to connect to their inner wisdom and cultivate wellbeing through yoga and art.

 

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 Sally Warren

Sally began the practice of yoga in Ballarat, stepping on the mat for the first time in 2014. With a background in pilates she was struck by the confrontation that asana and meditation presented to her. These incredible aspects of yoga challenged Sally, and had her coming back for more.

Sally continued to be inspired by local teachers and booked to complete yoga teacher training with Yoke Yoga in 2019. Teachers Chris Wilson, Ryan Mannix and Kate Henry lead the 200hr teacher training and brought out in Sally an ability to teach yoga from the heart.

Since completing YTT, Sally teaches classes throughout Ballarat in fitness studios and gyms. Off the mat, Sally enjoys middle distance running and has a passion to support people to move well, feel good and uncover the best parts of themselves through wellbeing. 

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 Sara Esposito

Sara arrived at yoga from a traditional fitness background. After a couple of life altering events, she reached a point in her life where she craved quiet, both physically and mentally.

Her quest to harmonise her body and mind led her to train first as a meditation teacher in 2015 and naturally on to yoga teacher training with Byron Yoga in 2016.

Sara is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered thinking. She weaves personal experiences and philosophy throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdoms to our contemporary western world in an easy and understandable way. 

When not at the studio, Sara is a very busy Mum to five children, loves RuPaul’s Drag Race and is eagerly waiting to return to Japan to teach yoga in Kyoto.

 

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