Yoga has been apart of my life since my early 20's and an invaluable aid in my recovery from a serious spinal injury. I studied with Dr Swami Gitananda and encourage and support my students to understand and value the breath as an integral part of a yoga practice. I have a passion for encouraging conscious awareness to stimulate the mind body complex for healing and wellbeing. My specialty is structural alignment and pranayama. I am a keen traveller and a lover of places of natural beauty, art, dance and music.
Carol knight loves Yoga and is interested in taking students into a uniquely personal and inspired yoga practice with the friendly support of a class situation. Her classes are a contemporary mix of balance, strength and flexibility, bringing a relaxed sense of well being to the body and mind. Carol draws from her IYTA training,study with numerous teachers, personal practice and a varied teaching career. Carol enjoys the beach and the bush,art and good food and she is passionately dedicated to sharing her yoga journey from self-conscious to self -aware.
Karen Finck has been practicing yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1997. Karen is a Level 3 certified teacher with the Australian Yoga Teachers association. Karen completed 500hr teacher training with the Yoga teachers network. Also completed training with Peter Scott one of Australia's most senior Yoga teachers.
Karen is a dedicated yoga practitioner who regularly attends workshops with leading teachers from around the world and Australia, she also teaches international workshops with her own unique style and knowledge. Karen has studied different lineages of yoga and sees all yoga as one without fragmentation. Karen believes yoga works through the heart as it is for healing, to help people to remove the blockages that harden the heart, mind and body that may eventually lead to sickness. Yoga helps the individual to embody their spirit and not to go through life fragmented. She also holds a diploma in Traditional Thai massage, the alignment and stretching involved is very complementary to Yoga. Karen is qualified in Physiotherapy Assistance Cert 4, also trained in Reiki and Spiritual Healing
I have been practicing Yoga for twenty years. As a young woman I travelled to India seeking a spiritual path, found and fell in love with Yoga. Since then I have been a devotee of the Divine Mother who has nurtured and expanded my Yoga practice through dedication, self inquiry and embodied connection to nature. I have travelled extensively, studying and teaching Yoga classes, workshops and retreats around the world.
For the last twelve years I have been blessed to receive the generous teachings and guidance of Master Yogi Clive Sheridan. I continue to be inspired and live deeply the philosophies and practices of Tantra and Advaita.
I endeavour to bring a shift in consciousness to each Yoga class, challenging students to stay alert and present with the body and breath through each posture (and the spaces in between). With attention truth is revealed, and with Grace illusion dissolves and drops away, both on and off the mat.
Yoga brought me an awareness of my body and breath which enabled me to work through pain and tension in my body. My passion is to bring this awareness to others so they can understand and work with their own limitations in a non-competitive environment. Yoga gives us an opportunity to observe our body very carefully, if we can let our body lead we can find a new strength and ease in our movement both in and out of the yoga class. I want to help bring people closer to that effortless movement most of us had as children.
I trained in Classical Hatha Yoga but Iâ€™m always looking for new ideas and research to bring to my classes.
Doerthe, a long time yoga practitioner, completed two years of full time Yogic Studies at the Academy of Yoga Science, Mangrove Mountain in 2016. She attained a Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Training. She is passionate about using gentle, rejuvenating and uplifting Hatha yoga practice, as well as the mindfulness practice of Yoga Nidra meditation to nurture the body/mind. Her special interest/ area of study is to mitigate stress related disorders.
In class and private tuition, you are invited to turn the attention inward, to let go of thinking and instead feel the sensations of the body and the breath. Each class is a step towards peace of mind. Over time, limiting old habits dissolve, and we open up to our beautiful, creative essential nature.
Matt began practicing Okido Yoga in 1991, captivated by its practicality, natural simplicity and its ability to accomodate you at the level you are at now. It is a Japanese style of Yoga (from Masahiro Oki) combining Hatha Yoga, Zen and Dao. Okido yoga uses simple corrective movements, asanas, shiatsu trigger point releases, partner stretches, qigong, breathing, diet, laughter, sound, and meditation. It changes with the seasons and the flow of energy in the meridians of your body. This helps you to create change, balance and stability in your mind, body and spirit. Matt began teaching Okido yoga in 2014 and is a professional Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist.