My Yoga journey started in 2010 when I attended a yoga class at an Arts, Music and Lifestyle festival.
I had never really done yoga before, but I’ve always been quite active and did gymnastics and dancing as a child, so I was drawn to the physical aspects of yoga. It was different to anything I’d ever done before, it incorporated physical exercise with meditation, self awareness, concentration and relaxation.
I felt strong yet relaxed, nurtured yet empowered. When I got home, I straight away looked for yoga classes in the area and soon found myself attending 3 or so classes a week consisting of Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, restorative and dynamic styles. I was hooked, and I began to notice myself change, I was just naturally taking better care of myself, felt calmer and more patient, I was becoming more aware of my body and more comfortable being myself.
After 2 years I was already attending up to 5 or 6 classes a week as well as having a solid at home practice, it had become a lifestyle. So after much encouragement and support from my friends, family and teachers, I decided to go to Byron Bay and complete my teacher training course so I could make it my life goal to share this gift to self with the world.
I would say my style is a combination of Hatha and vinyasa, I like to keep the body flowing and moving while still focusing on the alignment and feeling of each posture. I look forward to sharing your yoga journey with you.
Kelly began her yoga journey when she was pregnant with her first child. She quickly started to notice benefits on and off the mat. Through the practice she learnt to be able to ‘step back’ from the busyness of her mind and its seemingly never ending worries and concerns. This gave the opportunity to find quietness and space in her life. As a result, Kelly has noticed a reduction in her anxiety and an increased ability to cope with a busy family life.
Kelly trained with Byron Yoga who believe yoga is a complete practice incorporating asana, breathing, meditation and philosophy. Kelly has a keen eye for alignment and precision in the practice and a thirst for knowledge. This is reflected in her teaching where she passionately and enthusiastically supports her students to find their own connection and meaning through yoga.
After seeing the benefits of yoga in her own children (5yrs and 3yrs), Kelly has a very strong interest in kids yoga. Her enthusiastic and playful nature connects with kids (and adults alike) suppporting and encouraging them to be true to themselves and to listen to their own bodies.
Based in the south-eastern suburbs I have been practising yoga on and off for over 10 years but consistently for the past 2 years. Fitness has always been part of my life in one form or another from running to boot camps and group fitness but it was my love of yoga that made me take that on full time. Whilst I always loved doing other forms of fitness I was looking for something else that would keep me fit and active but serve my body better as I had a knee injury and running and doing boot camps kept aggravating it. When I took on yoga as my main form of exercise I was amazed that just by listening to my body I could challenge, strengthen and transform it but at the same time not injure myself. I also love the yoga philosophies and the moving meditation that is embedded in each class. It is for this reason that I decided I wanted to teach and share yoga with other people and show them how amazing their bodies are and help them reach their full potential – physically and mentally.
I have a passion for yoga and want to bring the practise of yoga to the masses and show everyone that they too can build a solid yoga practise no matter their strength, flexibility or their age (even if they are a late starter like me!). Specialising in Vinyasa, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, in my class I focus not only on the physical practise of yoga but also the mental side of yoga exploring traditional and modern yoga themes in each class. Students leave my classes feeling inspired and empowered!
Be honest and authentic, trust yourself and your intuition, laugh, have fun, be positive and hope.
Bianca has floated on and off the mat for nearly 10 years. Three years ago, she landed back on her mat and back in the studio seeking balance and wanting to reconnect with herself. This is when she developed a real appreciation of yoga.Having built her foundations for a strong personal practice, her yoga journey led her to attend overseas retreats and complete the 200-hour teacher training program in 2016.
Having built her foundations for a strong personal practice, her yoga journey led her to attend overseas retreats and complete the 200-hour teacher training program in 2016.
Bianca is passionate about expanding her knowledge of yoga, and guiding others to find their own version of balance in their lives.
She teaches a range of styles including hatha, gentle flow, vinyasa, yin and restorative, and believes everyone needs a little bit of each in their lives.
Bianca encourages her students to work with awareness and breath, express themselves in their own practice, and be in a place of less reaction and judgement, and more self-introspection.
Outside of yoga Bianca continues to work full-time in the corporate world, while running her own beauty consulting business.
Wendy first discovered Yoga in 2006 whilst living in London. Growing up Wendy played a lot of physical sports, and always enjoyed being part of a team. She approached her first Yoga class with this mentality, going to her first bikram yoga class with a bunch of girlfriends. Wendy really enjoyed the physical aspect of bikram, as well the mental challenge of overcoming the heat and self-doubt.
Back in Melbourne, Wendy found herself drawn back to Yoga, this time practising a more Iyengar/alignment based yoga. This is when she realized that Yoga was more than just physical. Yoga enriched Wendy’s life over a very difficult period. It gave her the tools to not only deal with these issue but to actually enjoy life and to be present. It gave her the space to reconnect to herself.
Wendy continued to practice yoga through her pregnancy and after her son was born, leaning on her yoga practice as she learnt to deal with IVF, being a new mum and post-natal anxiety.
Wendy recently completed her Yoga Teacher Training 200hours with Yoga Plus. She teaches a variety of styles including, Slow Flow, Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa with a focus on alignment.
Yoga is a resting place, a meditative place, a place to find and center yourself and a place to challenge and evolve. Wendy brings this approach to her teaching style. Yoga has become a way of life, a blueprint to a more harmonious and spiritually way of being.