Emma’s yoga and meditation journey started during a particularly challenging period in 2000, when all that made sense was to commit to a regular practice. It served as her salvation and a way to feel more connected, aware, and empowered. So here began an exploration and love affair for her with growth and healing, and a quest to understand how we can break through our own limitations to reach our true potential, on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Emma draws from her yoga trainings in Bikram, Power Vinyasa, Five Elements and Anahata Yoga, as well as her studies in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Reiki, Meditation and Hahnemann Healing. Emma complements these philosophies with her own life experiences in her classes. She believes that the yoga mat is an opportunity for students to recognise their own light, and trusts that it supports us to become more of who we truly are. In turn, we then remember the importance of sharing that light, inspiring courage in others do the same, so we can all live a life with more openness, presence, and love. Emma’s classes are an opportunity to explore more of who you are, finding strength in your softness as you learn when to challenge and when to nurture yourself in postures, whilst receiving the power of touch through thoughtful adjustments .
With a background in gymnastics, Rachael shifted her focus to yoga many years ago now. After connecting so strongly with the asana practice, Rach finally decided to head over to India to complete her teacher training with some of the most spiritual masters of Rishikesh. Rach has found her style through teaching all over Asia and now the peninsula. Her classes combine a mixture of strength, creative flows and mindfulness, feeling solely connected, powerful and zenned at the end of each class .
Bridgette is a Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Instructor who completed her 200hr YTT in Rishikesh India in 2017, studying Hatha-Ashtanga Yoga. Bridgette's classes bring together her knowledge of the mind-body connection, functional strength and the power of the breath in movement. Joining her classes will help you to develop strength, flexibility and connection with your body. Brigette's positive and energetic guidance will support you throughout your practice, and continue to carry you throughout your day.
Starting her yoga journey over 20 years, Tracey’s practice and journey have woven through the Applied Diploma of Yoga Teaching at AYA, Santosha Yoga Institute, 50hr Yin Yoga Training, and Pranayama retreat with Sri O.P. Tiwari Moving from a dedicated Ashtanga Mysore practice to Vinyasa Flow style, Tracey has drawn from all the teachings and practice over the years and continues her journey. Sharing the mind+body+spirit wellness benefits of a dedicated yoga practice has become a passion. With strong emphasis on the importance of breath development, Tracey's Vinyasa classes are designed to develop strength and flexibility for body and mind. Believing that yoga is for everyone, and that time spent on the mat helps us learn about ourselves by teaching us to adjust, accept, adapt and ultimately find space for the reintegration of body+mind+spirit.
Ayla was officially introduced to Iyengar yoga as a thirteen year old by her mum who dragged her to a class at the local gym. It took a number of years dabbling in and out of classes until she found heated vinyasa flow and a regular meditation practice, until she knew that she had 'found her people.' She recently completed her 200 hr YTT with Power Living Australia in Melbourne and Bali under the guidance of Duncan Peak and Keenan Crisp. Dedicated to the practice of yoga as a forever student, she hopes to continuously grow as a teacher for her students and for the feeling of wholeheartedness that it brings to her own life. Ayla believes teaching yoga is about being with people exactly where they are (and who they are) on the mat and holding space for them to do their own work; to bring the yoga off the mat and into the practice of life. Born and raised on the Peninsula she is extremely excited to be a part of such a beautiful space and share the love of Yoga!
200 Hr RYT & Certified Kids Yoga Teacher Christina found yoga on the opposite side of the globe in New York City in 2002. It didn't take long to notice the magical effects of yoga, both on and off the mat. She continues to develop her own practice, mixing it up in various styles of yoga including Vinyasa/ Power Flow, Hatha and Yin. Sharing what she loves - yoga, meditation and music, her classes blend a traditional flow and a calming restorative element.
Theta Healer & Meditation
Jess’ journey into Theta Healing began long before she even knew it. Growing up with a mother who had studied Theta Healing & Reiki, she was exposed to a different way of thinking from a very young age. At the age of 20 she began to dive deeper into herself and in turn, deeper into the how and why of the universe, the human brain and quantum physics. All of her personal studies and research led her to complete her Theta Healing training, which she now practices on a one-on-one basis, but has also formulated a Theta Meditation class for group healing's which involves releasing of negative emotions, past traumas and anything blocking you from living the life you desire!
Sonja is a local Pen girl, a certified 200 Hr RYS yoga instructor + Lululemon Ambassador for the Sorrento store. A past jazz ballet dancer, Sonja's been a yoga teacher for over 4 years and has been a devoted yogi for 18 years. Sonja has done her yoga training with Himalaya Yoga Valley in Ireland directly under Yogachara Lolit, and has spent some time living in a meditation community in the hills of Northern Italy. Sonja is certified to teach children's yoga and is renowed for her kids yoga classes taking her inspiration for such classes from Edna Reinhardt. She has a mad love for 1970 yoga textbooks, Osho philosophies, Alan Watts' lectures, Thich Nhat Than's teachings and is inspired and has a mad crush on Meghan Currie (yoga teacher). Sonja's classes are vinyasa flow and are said to be sweet, strong and dreamy with a dash of playfulness.
My name is Nicola Poole and as a Wellness Coach and Yin Yoga Practitioner, I am committed to helping you to live your most authentic life. I am committed to providing you the very best possible care in order to achieve true wellness. The practices of physical movement and stretching are so important in the continued wellness of our body anatomy. Yoga is a practice that not only helps with physicality, but also is just as great for our minds. Mindfulness plays such a vital role in optimising our mental health, alleviating stress and allowing more you time. Yin yoga is a form of yoga which holds poses for 3 to 5 minutes in order to work deep into your fascia, your connective tissue protecting your muscles and organs. Yin yoga enables rejuvenation of your joints and muscles, whereby tension and emotions may be released in order to restore balance back into your life. I look forward to hopefully seeing you on the mat! Namaste x
Jane, who studied Ashtanga-Vinyasa in India and Yin in Australia, is passionate about honouring yoga's spiritual and philosophical aspects. Her classes are a playground in which to explore poses of the mind as well as the body, and she enjoys helping people at all stages of their yoga journey to better inhabit themselves.
Jessica fell in love with the wise practices of Hatha and Kundalini yoga from an early age, lucky enough to be introduced by her mother. With a belief that yoga has a unique ability to shape and transform our emotional, mental and physical states, Jessica guides her practices through a variety of asana, meditation, mantra and pranayama practices. Giving yogis the tools to connect with their truest selves and initiate healing on a deep level. Jessica is passionate to share her talents with others in the hopes of helping them along their journey.
Shandelle is a fully qualified Hatha yoga instructor, Pilates Instructor and kid’s yoga instructor. She is forever grateful to share her passion with individuals that she crosses paths with. If you don’t see her practicing yoga you’ll be sure to hear her talking about nutrition and mindfulness. Within our yoga practice as individuals we all enjoy different aspects of yoga. Yoga is the relationship built between the mind and the breath. I am passionate that we move to our own breath, each movement is guided by mindfulness breathing, which allows us to sink deep into each asana. I like to meditate my way through yoga, closing down the eyes and being present each time I come to my mat. Becoming present on the mat allows me to close down my mind and create stillness. Yoga is a sense of freedom and release, which allows us to move our bodies freely and comfortably through everyday life.