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TEACHERS

“I truly believe that you don’t need to be flexible, young or fit to do yoga – you just need to get on your mat (or one of mine!)”

Claire

More info about Claire coming soon!

Jamie

Which styles of yoga do you teach? I teach Vinyasa, Yin/Yang and Yin. 

Do you remember your first yoga class? My first yoga class was at a gym. The teacher was brilliant and brought so much joy into the room. 

What makes you laugh the hardest? I reckon there are two things that give me proper good belly laughs. My little brother Reid and Seth Rogan films. 

Do you have a favourite yoga book? I really like Light on Life by BKS Iyengar. 

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Harry Potter all the way. I remember the moment my elementary school librarian shared the books with me when I was 11. I have reread them so many times, in fact I’m probably overdue for another read! 

Is there a movie you can quote word for word? Pride and Prejudice. The newer one. Oh man, I love every minute of it.

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.

Marjolein

Which styles of yoga do you teach? I teach Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Toddler/Kids/Teens Yoga 

What does your own yoga practice look like? Like an escape from family business! I close the door behind me and it’s just me, my yoga mat and whatever is at that moment. Sometimes I go for an active session and other times I stay very still and just breathe…

Do you remember your first yoga class? Yes! It was a Hatha yoga class in The Hague, The Netherlands. The teacher gave such a beautiful, guided meditation. I was intrigued and realised this was what I was looking for.

 What makes you laugh the hardest? Billy Connolly, Scottish and the most brilliant comedian I know. Puts me straight out of my misery if I need it. He has such a fantastic down to earth look on life and the capacity of seeing humour in any situation. 

What’s the best holiday you’ve ever taken? That has to be to the south of France in our previous camper. Good surf, waking up in beautiful nature, perfect weather, croissants, wine – it felt like it would last forever. 

Do you have a favourite yoga book? The power of now by Eckhart Tolle. I have it beside my bed at all times. He has a way of writing (and speaking) that really relates to real life

 What’s something that would surprise us about you? That I always believed I would end up working as a police officer or join the navy. Somehow life took a different route 😊.

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

Sabrina

Which styles of yoga do you teach? Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa

What does your own yoga practice look like? Anywhere between 20-40 minutes of quiet, intuitive, breath centred movement in the morning before Ella wakes up and then it’s game on! I also have a daily meditation practice which helps to calm my crazy mind.

What do you like to do on the weekends? I log off social media and spend my time present with my little fam and friends. Nature walks, beach fun or adventures in Maggie our Magic bus.

Do you have a favourite yoga book? Donna Farhi, Bringing Yoga to Life

Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Anything by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Is there a movie you can quote word for word? Wayne’s World, party on!

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.

Shylie

More info about Shylie coming soon!

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).