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 Frank ≅
If you have never done yoga before and you feel intimidated to join a class, come an meet Frank at one of his classes, he has a beautiful and gentle approach to yoga that makes you want more! You will feel welcome not only by him but by his lovely group of new yogis… and old ones that don’t seem to want to graduate!
Meet Positive Pat ≅
Pat has recently completed her teacher training at Australian College of Classical Yoga. Having a back ground 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.
I recall as a little girl looking through my older sister’s yoga book and I would sit there for hours trying to copy all the poses.
Fast forward some 30 years, after many life experiences and looking to bring some balance into my life, I found myself in a yoga class, the familiarity and comfort of the mat resonating deep within.
My love of yoga grew more and more as I discovered first-hand the multifaceted benefits of this ancient practice. Now, after almost 20 years of practice, I continue to learn on my mat as a life student and teacher of this delicate, intricate and limitless art.
Meet Peaceful Mahsa ≅
It was in 2007 when Mahsa stepped into an Ashtanga Yoga class with her beloved teacher Nobieh in Iran and ever since yoga has become the most important part of her life. She was drawn to Iyengar and Hatha classes and she has practised these styles with different teachers over the years.
In 2013 she moved to Australia and completed her yoga teacher training with the Byron Yoga Centre and has been teaching yoga ever since. Her teaching focuses on alignment as well as corrections and adjustments. She is is passionate about dance and coming from an Eastern culture her roots play an important part in her yoga path. She continuously gets inspired by Sufism and now her passion is to share those qualities through the practise of meditation and yoga.