Yoga has been a joy of mine since my early teens, I loved how I gained a feeling of presence in my body and how my mind became more peaceful. And then in my thirties I discovered the Radiant Light style of yoga, and I felt so uplifted and nourished when practicing that I wanted to learn more.
Heather first stepped onto a yoga mat at university in 1981 when she was dragged to her first class and floated out the door. She believes a consistent yoga practice helps you achieve your highest level of wellbeing, both physically and emotionally, because, as Heather realised after her very fist yoga class, the lessons learned on the mat are lessons for life.
Kasia’s journey into yoga began in 2002. After years of working in the corporate world in Australia and Europe, Kasia took a sabbatical in South Africa where she began to practice yoga every day. She was invited to attend yoga teacher training and soon became a certified Ashtanga style instructor with a strong following.
I was first exposed to yoga as a child, and I recall sharing guided lying meditations on the lounge room floor to old cassettes, with my mum and sister. The peace, serenity and stillness experienced in these early practices are still the foundation of my practice, and these are the benefits of yoga that I most wish to share in my teaching today.
Growing up in a small island in New Zealand called Waiheke, Miriana was fortunate enough to spend the majority of my childhood with bare feet and sand and grass between her toes. By around the age of 17 the calling to be a yoga teacher was strong, it took her another 5 years to travel to India where she her Yoga Teacher Training began.
Fiona’s younger years were filled with competitive sport, travel, corporate work and parties; living life in the fast lane but knowing something was missing. Her world changed dramatically when she witnessed debilitating illnesses in close family members and a realisation of how precious ‘life’ really is.
From a young age, movement and bodywork have been a part of Nirvana’s life. As a youngster, she was exposed to dance, various sports, drama, yoga and massage. Nirvana’s practice and teaching has been immersed in a variety of styles and her classes have become a fusion of these elements.
Having experienced the profound impact of yoga on her physical, mental and emotional health, Georgina is committed to sharing her love of yoga. Focusing on slow, flowing vinyasa yoga, Georgina brings yoga to life through the exploration of postures, breathing and meditation.
James love permaculture and sees yoga as an extension of that way of being. Just as we might learn to sustainably grow our own food and have our lessons reflected from the garden, so yoga sustains the body and mind and spirit and reflects our lessons from inner sources.
I began my yoga journey in 2000 as a form of relaxation and to manage back pain. I was soon attending 3 classes per week with different teachers to learn more and more because the benefits to my life were so great. In 2005, I qualified as a yoga teacher in the Sivananda tradition to give me a balanced practice of all aspects of a yogic lifestyle.
A yoga practice has been a foundational element of Sheridan’s life and her belief is that we all come to the mat for a variety of reasons at different times in our life’s journey. Sheridan was fortunate to learn yoga at an early age with her mother, and it has been a constant ever since, providing her with balance and nourishment alongside a successful, rich and busy international career.
She is very passionate about living a balanced life, combining healthy eating and exercise whilst enjoying time with friends and the good things in life.
‘Yoga Teaching’ journey began in India through an intensive teacher training at a uniquely traditional Tantra yoga ashram. Being taught a traditional system of yoga handed down over many generations inspired Gabriel to teach and share the science of yoga.
Tanya has been teaching students yoga in Brisbane for over 10 years and she continues to find joy every day in helping people through their yoga journey. Her training comes from varied yogic traditions, which Tanya feels is a blessing as it is a reminder that we all have something valuable to share.
I was initially drawn to Ashtanga yoga 12 years ago for its physical benefits, but quickly realised the power of yoga on the mind, body and spirit. My yoga classes focus on using the breath as the unbroken thread to flow throughout the practice, adjusting the pose to the individual to create a positive experience for students of all levels.