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TEACHERS

Jamie

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Vinyasa, Yin, Yin/Yang (Yin/Yang is totes my favourite to teach!)

Do you have a favourite yoga book? I have two that I absolutely love. Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Harry Potter all the way baby! I’ve reread the series upwards of 10 times. In fact, I’m midway through Order of the Phoenix as I write this.

What makes you laugh the hardest? Gotta be honest, Seth Rogan films get me pretty good!

What’s something that would surprise us about you? I’m an introvert. I definitely recharge my batteries at home by myself or with my partner and the dogs.

Sarah

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Vinyasa Flow, Pre/Postnatal and Core Yoga which is Pilates and infused. My classes are always a Vinyasa vibe with plenty of core awareness.

What does your own yoga practice look like? Usually 20 to 30 mins of quiet time, rarely standing and really listening to my bodies needs at the time.

Do you remember your first yoga class? I remember that I walked out feeling like I was floating like the sensation after just receiving a massage. I knew immediately I had found something special.

Do you have a favourite yoga book? I refer to a book “Yoga for Women” by Shakta Kaur Khalsa as it has advice on all stages of our life and cycles.

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? “Super Attractor” by Gabby Bernstein

What’s something that would surprise us about you? I’m extremely quiet and private when I’m not teaching. I rarely put on the TV or music in my home and socialising is something I need to really push myself to do.

Ruby

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Hatha, vinyasa & yin

What does your own yoga practice look like? My yoga practice is about finding inner consistent over external consistency. Some days are sitting, breathing & stretching my body from a gentle place & other days I move in a free flow ideally in the sun with some groovy tunes.

Do you remember your first yoga class? My first practice was with my mum, she did and still does practice regularly. I would have been a young teen and remember the look of her face upside down, mine would have looked just as hilarious! This continued on & off for years, practicing next to my mum was one of the loveliest experiences growing up.

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Veronica Decides to Die ~ Paulo Coelho (sounds grim, but it’s a gorgeous tale) Aaand! A Spark in the Machine ~ Dr Daniel Keown (a wicked book on Chinese medicine & life itself) 

Rosy

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Vinyasa Flow, Core Yoga, Yin, Yin/Yang, Chair, slower moving Subtle Yoga, and Trauma Sensitive yoga.

What does your own yoga practice look like? Varies from meditation, yin, gentle yoga, or strong vinyasa.

Do you remember your first yoga class? In a community hall at Dimboola.  I loved the grounding inward focus, the opposite to judgement based performance.

What do you like to do on the weekends? Catch up with the kids, coffee, markets, walking, painting, garden.

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Drawing on the right side of the brain (Betty Edwards)

What’s something that would surprise us about you? I lived on a kibbutz for 7 months

Lisa

Do you have a favourite yoga book? Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff. (Ooh yes and it’s a signed copy too!)

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra. Not strictly a yoga book but quite yoga-ish.

Is there a movie you can quote word for word? The Fifth Element.

What makes you laugh the hardest? Sharing funny memories with family, each member taking their turn to be the butt of the joke. In fact I’m laughing to myself as I write, picturing my hubby falling up some steps in a hotel in Spain, with me and the three kids bent over crying behind him, trying to check he was ok without him realising we were giggling!

What’s something that would surprise us about you? I started out my teaching career as a Pole Fitness teacher.

Yaisa

Which styles of yoga do you teach? I started out as a Vinyasa teacher but at the moment I’m really into Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. I’m also liking traditional Hatha better and better as it incorporates more pranayama and meditation.

What does your own yoga practice look like? Consistently erratic. I go from periods of full immersion (daily practices of two hours a day) to hardly being able to drag myself onto the mat for weeks.

Do you remember your first yoga class? I will never forget! It was at a big gym in Singapore, where I’d been a member for a while before trying the Wednesday evening yoga class. I don’t remember much of the class itself, but I do remember waking up the next morning aching everywhere. I was sold.

Do you have a favourite yoga book? So many good ones, but can I name two? The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele (which you can read from cover to cover) and Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil (which is more a very useful reference book with insights that go beyond classic anatomy).

Vicky

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Aerial, Yin/Yang. I love a combination of flowing movements and stillness.

What does your own yoga practice look like? It varies day to day and week to week. There is a daily something, which might look like a strong flow, hanging upside down, yin, or pranayama.

Do you have a favourite yoga book? Many! The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche is a definite favourite.

What’s something that would surprise us about you? I’m a total nerd! (Maybe that isn’t so surprising). Before I was completely consumed by this yoga life I spent a number of years at university studying chemistry, archaeology, and heritage management. I’m actually a qualified archaeologist and worked in Guatemala for a time.

 

Chloe

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Hatha Flow, Yin/Yang
 
Do you have a favourite yoga book? I LOVE “Yoga for Emotional Balance” by Bo Forbes 
 
Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Anything by Liane Moriarty, I just love her writing! But another favourite is “Anxious People” by Fredrick Backman, heart-warming, funny and uplifting.
 
What makes you laugh the hardest? I love any comedy TV shows, at the moment my partner and I are working our way through The Office – so cringey, so good. 
 
What’s something that would surprise us about you? I used to be an eyelash extension technician while I studied History and Politics at Uni…it’s actually what got me into yoga! I used to get a sore back from hunching over for hours at a time, so in a way, it was the beginning of my yoga journey!