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.
With a background in contemporary dance, Michaela began her yoga journey after a trip to India. After always finding peace and presence in her body through movement, yoga became the perfect fit to deepen her sense of self. This led her to complete her teacher training and grew her practice with a deep interest in utilising the body as a means of awakening. She now teaches predominantly Hatha Flow and Yin and her classes are inspired by mindful embodied movement.
With a love of creative flows, the aim to nurture and empower students throughout their experience, students should expect a slower, juicier practice paired with some hypnotic flowing beats that will be sure to make them want to move.
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.
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.
Sophie has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2012 and has since gone on to train in Restorative and Seniors Yoga with Sarasvati Sally Dawson and Donna Farhi.
Sophie also has an interest in Ayurveda, Chinese meridians and working with the seasons in yoga. Sophie’s classes have a heart centred and mindful approach, they are very gentle and include a lot of breath with movement. Some of class/movements are done in a way to support healthy brain function and the classes are generally planned around students with limited mobility with a nice long juicy relaxation at the end of the class.
Jade is an RYT500+ Yoga Alliance International accredited teacher having first completed her Hatha Yoga studies in 2010 at the Sivananda Ashram in India. Since then she has continued to develop her teaching having studied in Yin, Restorative, Children’s yoga, Yoga therapeutics, Vinyassa Flow and Meditation. Jade has been teaching for 8 years and now delivers Yoga Teacher Training. Her classes are light hearted and invite students to find a deeper connection to themselves whilst learning to appreciate their physical bodies and its capabilities. She believes that a yoga practice can teach us how to live more mindfully and happily in the world around us.
Mindfulness through Yoga