Trudie – Founder
Initially drawn to Yoga for its physical essence, I later discovered the breadth of yoga and have never looked back. Power Yoga is a dynamic tool for coping with the ups and downs of life. I always feel a strong sense of well being after my practice and this is what I want to share with my students as well as helping them awaken to the potential and ability that is already within them.
Living in California gave me the opportunity to practice with many dynamic and inspirational teachers. I achieved my level one and level two teacher training through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute – USA and more recently trained in Classical Yoga through My Health Yoga – Gold Coast.
As a teacher I am no more than a diligent student. I bring to my classes everything I find in my own practice. I have found yoga to be the most useful for keeping my mind focused, calm and present as well as keeping my heart open to all around. I feel it is something that truly enhances the quality of life.
Ever intrigued by the nature of the human mind and her desire to understand why humans think, act and behave the way they do, Natasha majored in Psychology & Neuroscience at UQ. Her deep cravings for the romance of travel then found her travelling throughout Asia, Europe and North Africa for 7 years during which time she explored Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu teachings. During her nomadic existence – Yoga FOUND HER. Graduating from the Australian College of Classical yoga in Melbourne in 2005. Her original formal influences were Classical and Ashtanga Yoga and, over the years she has been inspired by many others styles, predominantly Shiva Reas’ evolutionary form of Prana Flow Yoga.Natasha has travelled and assisted with Twee Merrigan for several years and taken Teacher Training with inspiring Global Master Teachers including Shiva Rea, Sadie Nardini, Lorin Roche, Simon Park and Lesley Kaminoff.
Tash has become deeply committed to offering yoga and its transformative powers out into the world. Natasha enjoys weaving her many passions of life (especially surfing, music and dance) into her classes and aspires to expose as many people as possible to experience yoga. Her teaching style combines intense physical energy with compassionate guidance to turn deep postures into even deeper life changes
Tash is a registered High School Science and Maths teacher as well as a certified Childrens Yoga Teacher; She enthusiastically delivers fun and creative yoga classes to children of all ages.
YogaChiGungPilates was established by Dr Ben Gaffney who has over a decade of experience in each discipline and during this time completed a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in physiology, a Ph.D. on the topic of the Chinese herb ginseng, and a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Ben is a practising physiotherapist with business named Resilience Physiotherapy. His clinic is in the YogaChiGungPilates studio. Visit his other website: resiliencephysiotherapy.com.au
Yoga Nidra Facilitator
After falling in love with yoga many years ago through attending beginner courses and regular classes Danielle’s connection to the practice only continued to grow. Yoga gifted Danielle with the time and space to relax and connect in with her body, breath and self. 2016 saw Danielle embrace the next step in her yoga journey and travel to India to live in an Ashram and complete a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the Ganges River. This experience saw Danielle step into the yogic lifestyle while expanding her knowledge, skills and passion.
Danielle’s style of teaching is General Hatha making all classes accessible to everyone from beginners to those more experienced. Through Danielle’s welcoming and inclusive nature her classes will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and connected.