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.
Ben completed a B.Sc. with Honours at Griffith University and a Ph.D. at RMIT University where he researched the effects of Ginseng on the stress response in Athletes. During this time he attended Iyengar Yoga classes, but, despite the obvious benefits, had to heavily modify due to pain. He didn’t give up, but looked for insight from teachers and from extensive reading. As part of this search he changed his career by studying Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. He studied and wrote on the foundations of Clinical Pilates and taught the discipline for eight years. He eventually tried Qigong and Tai chi and learned as much as he could from Chinese teachers and from an extensive body of literature. The techniques he learned afforded him the relief from pain he was looking for and are the foundations of his classes. For more see resiliencephysiotherapy.com.au
Michelle believes yoga is a vehicle for transformation, everybody, shape and age. Her teaching encourages inward connection, breathwork, asana, mindfulness and meditation.
Each class is unique and facilitates students to unlock their potential, inner knowing, stength, flexibility and an inner smile.
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.
Fiona blends Meditation and Yoga into her daily life to help keep her Onan even keel -Grounded,centred and functional mobile. Fiona experiences significant and ongoing discomfort, pain and fatigue from the auto-immune disorder -Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as Fibromyalgia.
( for bookings and details on Fionas class please contact 0406037805)
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