Brenda teaches QiYoga, a therapeutic fusion of Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Designed to open the meridian lines within the body to allow the rivers of energy to flow freely.
Each class engages the mind/ body/ spirit in a gently flowing moving meditation and creates the sacred space for the transformational stillness of meditation.
Structural alignment and protection of the spine are key to creating an experience of profound health free of injury and stress. This allows the body of any age, size, experience or condition to enjoy the benefits of the class. Brenda is an internationally accredited QiYoga Instructor from London based QiYoga Foundation. 200+hr certification for Beginner-Advanced Yoga, Prenatal and various other Therapeutic Modalities.
Brenda discovered yoga 15 years ago and found it to be a tool for self-empowerment, and healing that she was looking for in her study of Psychology. Yoga is important to her because it revitalises the mind and body, allowing her to embrace life with both hands. Brenda is passionate about vibrant living and abundance consciousness. She loves sharing her knowledge about the healing and restorative properties of delicious food.
Brenda is the maker of fermented foods "Raw Sisterhood".
Michele teaches the Community and Senior’s classes, she is a senior herself, this you will find unbelievable upon meeting her.
Michele’s classes are slow and intentional using meditative movement with awareness; she has a strong focus on breath work.
She may include stronger practice from time to time and teaches affirmations relating to each posture.
Her aim is to help people gain a positive attitude toward life, to rejuvenate their entire being and become the person they truly are.
Michele Molnar has been practicing yoga for at least 18 years. With a Mauritian background she has a passion for Sega dance and also loves cycling, walking and skiing.
She believes keeping the body healthy improves the function of heart and mind.
Michele began her yoga journey at a time of emotional turmoil.
Her first six months began with Japanese Ryoho yoga; fortunately enough focus was on the heart.
Michele practiced Iyengar with for one year, giving her knowledge of correct posture.
For two years began the stronger practice of Ashtanga.
And for the last fifteen years has continued to practice Alchemic yoga with Natalie Almond.
On retirement from her successful business, Michele decided to take on a five-week, residential, yoga teacher training intensive of Raja yoga in America. In this style there is a strong focus on meditation and meditative movement.
Michele loves the art of yoga and experiences many classes and styles across Sydney and around the globe in her many travels. Through all of her yogic experience Michele has gained many tools for coping with life and its turmoil and holds a very positive attitude.
Michele has a strong passion towards yoga and life; she loves to travel and experience people and their way of life.
At the age of 17 Eve completed her first Vipassana Meditation course in the blue mountains,this is where she discovered spirituality, peace and stillness. Eve completed her 275 hour QiYoga Teacher Training Course June 2013. QiYoga is therapeutic fusion of Hatha Yoga and Qi Gong. Combining these techniques has a tri-fold healing affect on the body mind and soul.
Eve is a qualified international teacher for beginners-advanced, De-Stress,Back Care and
Pregnancy. Eve is also a qualified personal trainer she completed Cert IV in 2010
Eve's love for yoga began 15 years ago at Dharma Shala where she first practised to bring balance to body ,mind and soul. As an international dancer yoga is the best tool to bring the body to strength and balance.
Eve practised Bikram, Ashtanga,and Iyengar. When travelling to London she was introduced to QiYoga by her friend and QiYoga founder Fiona Kaczmarczyk. This felt right, true and aligned for Eve.
Eve is energetic and loves to help facilitate a sacred healing space, watching her students leave with a yoga glow gives her a great sense of contentment.
Kelly achieved a Bachelor of Communications before working as a dancer and choreographer in Australia and the UK. In 2004 she qualified to instruct the Pilates Method at Pilates International, and teaches repertoire in Pilates studio equipment and Pilates mat. Kelly has taught pole dancing and Barre workouts. She is trained in Thai Massage and studied at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. Kelly has worked with a range of people including pre and post natal, seniors, dancers and rehabilitation clients.
“My priorities are to maintain a safe, supportive environment for clients, while aiming for progression. I enjoy teaching the Pilates Method as it caters for the individual, and we all deserve special attention. The Pilates Method develops that secret weapon hidden within every body’s core. I love to help people discover this and make them feel super human! You will be surprised what you are capable of.”
Black Eagle Tai Ji Quan
Mark began his training at the age of 12 training in hatha yoga with his mother and aikido with his father. He continued on with various forms of martial arts as well as Zen Buddhism and even ritual magic. Eventually he discovered Tai Ji Quan, which in its complete form he felt combined the best of all these arts and principles .So after training full time and part time for the next 12 years he was awarded one of the highest possible rankings. Since then he has taught a broad spectrum of people both here and for a few years in the US.
Ali originally studied Exercise Science, then nutritional medicine and has over 15 years’ experience in the Health and Fitness industry.
She has worked with individuals from the novice to the elite – including work with Australian professional cyclists for the season leading to the Tour de France, featuring on 2UE as nutrition expert and writing articles for Ride Media and Cyclist Magazine. A horrible cycling accident led Ali to start practising yoga…. which led to her new passion…everything happens for a reason, right?
Ali’s classes are creative and challenging, and she believes that cultivating your practice in the good times will get you through the hard times.
I first discovered Yoga while reading surfing magazines and I noticed that more pro surfers were taking on yoga as part of their training routine. Their comments were always positive and they highlighted the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga for both their professional and personal lives.
Yoga is important to me because it keeps me connected to my true essence. It is a sacred tool that raises my self awareness helping me to act accordingly to my personal goals. Throughout the last 15 years of curious investigation I constantly discovered that no matter what style of yoga I practice, one of the most important elements is emotional control. Yoga teaches me how to stay calm in stressful situations, to breath slowly when moments of anxiety arise, and also how to shift my perspective (by hanging upside down in a headstand position).
My first Yoga teacher training was in Brazil back in 2005 when I completed the Aruna Power Yoga course. I then attended a second Yoga teacher training in 2006 that was focused on Vipasana Meditation. In Australia I studied with Simon Borg-Olivier from 2009 til 2013, the same year that I immerse myself into the Satyananda Yoga Ashram in the Mangrove Mountains to live and breath yoga. An experience that I recommend to anyone who feels they'd like to deepen their spiritual practice.
In 2000 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science and a Diploma in Dance Teaching, Mouna progressed to yoga.
From 2000-2007 whilst completing her Graduate Diploma of Education Mouna began a apprenticeship/mentoring relationship with the Principals at Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance. With continued guidance in 2005 began teaching yoga and creative dance classes for children and teens. Mouna has also taught and lectured in Dance, Drama and Health subjects at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions.
In 2012-2013 Mouna completed a Diploma of Yoga Teaching with the International Yoga Teacher's Association with Natalie Almond and Michael de Manincor as her mentors. After studying Pranayam from Swami Kriyatma Mouna experienced the science of yoga as taught by Swami Niranjananda and in 2013 Mouna was initiated by him.
Having practised yoga when doing full time dance, while morning sick, heavily pregnant and through injuries Mouna's classes cater for a range of abilities. Mouna aims to create an opportunity for change in the yoga class.
MULTI-DISCIPLINED TEACHER AND ARTIST
Well-travelled teacher, performer, photographer and adventurer who teaches from
the heart as well as the body and mind, in a style that moves between traditional and
Ari has been teaching physical disciplines for over 16 years in the form of aerial acrobatics,gymnastics, stretching and circus skills.
With a long history of yoga practice starting over 20 years ago, to now teaching yoga full time and practicing various traditions. Some favourites being Jivamukti, Dharma, Ashtanga, Rocket and Forrest yoga. He has taught at various studios in England and Australia in Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Hatha, and many alignment and dynamic flow based classes.
Ari completed his Yoga Alliance accredited 500+ hours teacher training in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, with teacher Bharath Shetty at Aananda Yoga in Mysore, India. A life changing experience which opened physical and spiritual awareness and rewarded him with a wealth of knowledge which he is happy to share with his students.
His practice and teaching style is continually evolving through the inspiration of his students, teachers and notably by B.K.S Iyengar, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Dharma Mittra, Sharon Gannon and David Life.
From a Les Mills Body Balance class in the late '90's to ashrams in India to intensive retreats with a much loved guru Clive Sheridan, Mark's practice has ebbed, flowed and developed into a way of 'being'. Mindfulness, acceptance, kindness, joy and the art of 'sitting with' are what he wishes to bring to his practice he shares.
Since 2000, Natalie has taught Yoga and Meditation across a broad range of settings, including Yoga studios, private homes, gyms, high schools, corporate and mental health settings. She has also facilitated Yoga, Shiatsu and Meditation workshops and taught on Yoga retreats around Australia. Her philosophy is to keep it simple, believing that we can grow and learn together.
Her initial teacher training was done in the Japanese tradition of Oki-Do Yoga, the foundations of which are Hatha Yoga, Zen Buddhism, mind-heart connection, Hara and the Five Phase Theory (Meridian system). Since her initial training she has studied extensively in more traditional Indian Yoga and has a deep passion for the process that Yoga offers.