Our Teachers at Yoga for Life
Meet Julia ≅
I have been teaching yoga and meditation for many years, I have to thank my guru, Swami Shantanada (Mataji) for teaching me the deeper meaning of yoga, which has now become not only an important part of my life, but my lifestyle. I recently completed my power yoga teacher training under Duncan Peak, and now I have included in my menu of classes Power and Hot Yoga, I am loving them as I believe they have challenged my body to become more flexible and stronger.
I have an established meditation practise that has helped me understand the thread of not just my mind but of minds in general and now I feel compelled to share my experience with other people, people like you who have no idea where to start and how to go about it.
Meet Alanna ≅
Meet Emily ≅
Emily is a practicing nurse and a Mum of four children. She discovered yoga in 2001 and immediately loved the connection between the body, the breath and the mind. She loves that yoga has the ability to bring calm, balance and clarity to our otherwise hectic lives. She believes yoga gives us an opportunity to step away from our roles and responsibilities and to connect with our inner voice and to nourish our body, mind and soul.
After more then 15 years of practice she completed her 200 YTT which has allowed her to deepen her understanding of all aspects of yoga finding physical fitness, stillness and peace.
Her classes are a blend of vinyasa flow and alignment focused Hatha yoga. She believes that anyone can practice yoga and strives to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable in her classes, making it a place for everyone to discover and focus on what their own body is seeking.
Meet Rina ≅
After many years of practicing yoga myself, I went on to complete my Diploma of Classical yoga.
I have a strong passion to share more than just the physical postures but also the many other streams of yoga, incorporating in particular meditation and a connection to oneself.
I would like to empower individuals to incorporate yoga practices in to their everyday life with ease, enjoyment and ultimately self fulfilment.
Meet Emma ≅
Emma first discovered yoga in her early 20’s out in the Yarra Valley region where she grew up.
Without any background of knowledge of the origins of yoga - she instantly made a deep connection with the practice, and what it could offer.
Emma has a bursting passion to share yoga with everyone around her. She believes a yogic way of life is accessible for everyone, no matter your age, gender, profession, or personal beliefs. She wishes to make yoga more accessible to a vars range of people.
Emma, is warm, friendly with an outgoing personality, that shines through in her classes.
Meet Pat ≅
Pat has completed her teacher training at Australian College of Classical Yoga. Having a background in performance she has dipped her toes into yoga many times over her life but it was in coming into her 50s that she discovered that Yoga offered a reconnection with her body and a clearer understanding of how the mind works.
She was compelled to look at Teacher training initially to investigate the deeper meaning of yoga. She believes everyone has a right to a joyful and connected life and that yoga offers a pathway to this. Pat is fascinated by the changes it can have on the way life is lived.