Natja

Natja started practicing Yoga in 2004 with a classical Ashtanga class on a regular basis. After moving to Australia in 2007 she realised that Yoga is so much more. Natja graduated in July 2010 with an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching from the Australian Yoga Academy. She loves exploring different styles which influence her practice and teaching. Her classes are holistic including breathwork, chanting, warm-ups, Vinyasa (flowing postures), body awareness in asana (postures), relaxation, meditation and smiling. She teaches regular classes for all age groups, beginner to advanced in Yoga studios, gym, corporate and private. In 2011 she completed the Foundation and Advanced Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Zenergy and added their Yoga Therapy for Children in early 2012. She studied Yoga Therapy and Breast Cancer with Annette Loudon. She attended workshops with Sadie Nardini and was so inspired by her combination of functional movement and yoga that she completed a teacher training for Core Strength Vinyasa. Natja follows the path of Yoga with great passion and teaches the whole student to nourish the mind body connection.

Eva

Eva yoga teacher: 4 years Practicing Yogi: 7 Years Passion: Life Satisfaction: To bring joy to others Life purpose: To spread love and create a ripple effect upon this planet Eva is a creative, vibrant free spirited soul who was put on this earth to experience life to the very brim and to remind others to do the same. She is passionate, energetic and enthusiastic and thrives most when she is pushing through boundaries and obstacles for a richer human experience. Eva comes from a gymnastic background and recognises the importance of movement and of being fully present in our bodies for a richer human experience. She was born to move and express herself through her body and she does this regularly through various styles of yoga, creative dance, running and hiking and has recently taken up hooping dance. Yoga has had a profound impact on Eva’s life and she feels so blessed for all of the lessons and teachers who have shown up for her. We are honoured to welcome Eva into our community of teachers where she will weave her knowledge and experiences into a beautiful flow of movement, sound and mindfulness.

Rachel

Rachel have  a 200 hour qualified teacher training in hatha/vinyasa, 50 hours of restorative/nidra training with Cathy McGill.

I have recently started teaching yoga to teen and kids which had been an interesting addition.
After a long journey with a back injury I was introduced to the more gentle and restorative side of yoga which is now my passion. I truly appreciate and am amazed by the wonderful effects all styles of yoga have on the mind, body and soul.

Chelsea

Chelsea had a passionate relationship with movement as an expression of joy, life force and connection from a very young age. As a child she felt she most truely understood the world through her body, dance being her most frequently chosen form of expression. Although, perhaps to explain it as a choice is less than accurate, it felt as necessary and natural to Chelsea as filling her lungs with breath and as nurturing as a loving, kind mother.

Chelsea’s first experiences with Yogastarted in 2003; trying to exercise and self nourish with a toddler underfoot. She had no idea how deeply and enduringly this profound and ancient practice would resonate.

In 2008 Chelsea completed her first 200 hr Yoga teacher training with a heavily Iyengar influenced studio (Body Yoga), where she developed a deep understanding of yoga structural & core support in asana.

Chelsea soon after felt there was a deeper more holistic understanding to be gained & began her journey into a richer yogic connection with mind, body, soul and breath as a seamless, effortless process, through the teachings of the Krishnamacharya lineage.

Chelsea then completed a second Yogateacher training in 2013 with internationally renowned Heart of Yoga teacher Mark Whitwell, who was a direct student of Krishnamacharya, DKV Desikachar & U G Krishnamurti. 

Mark’s teachings cultivated in Chelsea a significant respect for the role of the breath as the guide in Yoga practice, and movement with that breath as the aligning force with source rhythm and reality. An enveloping guide acting as tuning folk into an effortless, connected state of being.

Chelsea has most recently studied somatic movement with teacher Kerry McGregor and has explored it’s stunningly beautiful, symbiotic applications to yoga.

Chelsea draws on all of her training and offers a unique fusion of her journey through Yoga and lifelong fascination & relationship with movement in her teachings

Alechia

Alechia brings to the mat over 30 years of dance and martial arts training. Teaching dance and dancing professionally as well as teaching other movement classes for over 15 years. Her passion for movement is strong, the place where her mind is most still.
Yoga became her focus after experiencing the many benefits practice had on her body and mind. 
Her classes encompass all of her past experience and training. Building internal awareness, focus, strength, challenge, and fluidity. All coming back to the most important thing in practice ‘your breath’ in this present moment.
Alechia trained at The Australian Yoga Academy 350hr Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching and Vinyassa certificate and continues to immerse herself in workshops and training to enhance her understanding of the bodies’ mechanics and movement.
She is passionate about embracing and promoting a healthy body/mind both on and off the mat. Off the mat you will find her hiking and exploring the mountains with her best mate Daisy (dog). And pursuing her other love and profession; design, photography and creating. Seeking ‘Sitham Sukam Asanam' - a balance of effort and ease in practice and in life.

Shiri

Shiri started her yoga journey after a trip to India where she discovered her love for yoga, later on after having her first son she decided to deepen her practice, wanting to learn more about yoga and eventually become a yoga teacher.  She has been teaching yoga since 2012 after completing Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching at  The Australian Yoga Academy.

Shiri also completed 500 hr Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nardini ,200hr Rainbow kids yoga teacher training,and 30hr Yin yoga teacher training .

 

Shiri's classes focus on fun creativity and a comfortable approach to the yoga practice.  She draws inspiration from Iyengar and vinyasa flow incorporating a mix of traditional and modern styles while maintaining her own unique approach to each class.

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