Yoga Teachers


Our yoga teachers are qualified with at least 200 hours of Yoga Australia recognised training in addition to regular ongoing training. With a combined teachcing experience of over 25 years, you will get the quality attention and instruction needed to either learn yoga poses if you are a beginner or deepen your practise for those that are more advanced.

SIMON

Simon started practicing hatha yoga while studying at university. Yoga proved to be helpful in both his recovery times with sport but also with handling the stress of university exams.  After 7 years in the corporate environment as a computer programmer, with the yoga practice continuing, he began yoga teacher training with the aim of bringing a better balance to his life.
Simon completed his Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching at Nature Care College St Leonards in 2007.  While he initially practised an alignment focused hatha yoga style, his classes have moved towards a more flowing practice with an intent towards generating internal feeling of postures following the influences of Donna Farhi, Simon Borg-Olivier, Bianca Machliss and Twee Merrigan. Simon has taught adults and kids classes privately and in groups in studios, at schools and corporaate settings.
Simon continues to evolve his classes seeking a balance between physical alignment, flowing movement and presence of breath and mind for yoga students of all ages. He believes in the value of related and complementary modalities and practices Tai Chi and indoor climbing. He is also a qualified Craniosacral, Western Remedial and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupressure Massage Therapist. Simon’s latest explorations that are expanding his understanding of Yoga have lead him to undertake training as an Alexander Technique Teacher.

PAUL

Paul studied Yoga in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar with the Yoga Institute under the guidance of Michael de Manincor in 2014. With his discovery of Yoga a little later in life, Paul’s interests include mindful aspects of Yoga including meditation.

Paul has also completed short training courses in Yoga Psychology and Teaching Yoga for Cancer. He is interested in exploring Yoga with its benefits to the aging population in which gentle movement can lead to greater strength and balance, and meditation for inner peace. Paul also volunteers as a Yoga teacher to parents and carers at The Children’s Hospital. Outside Yoga, Paul has a passion for running and swimming. Paul is a registered teacher with Yoga Australia.

Paul believes that Yoga is available for everyone, and emphasises the importance of the breath in the practice of Yoga.

ROSIE

Rosie is a yoga instructor, green food junkie, weight loss expert and health coach. Rosie comes from a background of Holistic Nutrition having completed her Diploma in 2003 and Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine in 2016. However, it was during a trip to Bali that Rosie discovered her love for yoga. The discovery inspired her to explore all styles of yoga and all that yoga has to offer. She completed her yoga training at Power Living in 2015 under the guidance of Duncan Peak and his team of facilitators and in 2016 went on to complete Yin Yoga training with Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga. Rosie loves the fun and challenging sequences that Vinyasa Yoga has to offer and how Yin Yoga helps one to adapt to the ups and downs of life and to manage change with grace. As a reflection of her training, Rosie’s sequences for Vinyasa Flow tend to be in a Yang Yin style.  She encourages her students to remain curious, to explore all lineages and facets of yoga and to follow the path of self-enquiry. Rosie has an interest in mental health and aims to cultivate positivity on and off the mat. She often brings breathing practices into her sequences, coaching students to stay grounded in the moment by breathing more fully, deeply and consciously.

Through her anatomy studies both at Nature Care College and Power Living, Rosie has a great understanding of how the body works. She empowers her students to challenge their limitations and to use the practice as a tool to discover innate joy and possibilities. Rosie loves how nutrition and yoga complement one another by honouring the body and believes that a regular yoga practice, a balanced diet, and specific nutritional supplements can radically change one’s state of health in a matter of months.  Her students are the inspiration that ground her to this path of service.

ANITA

Anita did her 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Santosha Yoga and her 50 Hr Yin Yoga training with Bodhi Yoga. She hasn’t looked back since! As a life-long student, she continuously integrates her new passions and knowledge from her personal practice into her classes.

Her classes and personal practice revolve around finding balance and contentment in the challenge. She encourages her students to learn to let go of complexities and come back to what is simple and joyfully nourishing. She emphasizes kindness and gentle self-care as the key factors to developing a healthy and long term yoga practice for all of her diverse clients and hopes to help you do the same.

Her favourite pose is Savasana as it presents itself as the perfect opportunity to surrender the mind, body and breath to its natural transformative and healing state.

JEL

Jel discovered yoga while at university as a way to combat stress and anxiety. The sense of newfound breath and release of tension made her want more. After exploring other styles of yoga, her practice evolved into a fusion of hatha, vinyasa flow, and meditation. Coming from a background of psychology and working in preschool centres, Jel began her yoga career by completing the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Lei Sadakari in Urban Ashram Manila, and since then she has been regularly teaching kids yoga since 2014. Jel has also conducted short yoga sessions for small start-up organisations enroled in psychosocial health programs. Working with expressive art therapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors led her to developing a passion for helping others find space to breathe and have time for self-care. She then went on to complete her 200hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Balance Yoga Sydney, where her practice deepened under the guidance of Kylie Hennessy and her team.

Jel loves sharing the experience of yoga in a fun and welcoming environment. Her hope is to spread the love of yoga and for her students to find a sense of balance and clarity wherever they may be in their yoga journey.