Neal has been practicing Yoga for twelve years and teaching since 2003. He sees Yoga as a map showing us the way to return home to a place of peace and a relaxed, heart-centered openness in each moment.Having studied various styles of yoga, Adelene’s practice in the recent decade has been greatly inspired by her teachers Judith Hanson Lasater and Donna Farhi. She also had the opportunity to work with world renowned experts Elise Miller and Marcia Monroe on the application of yoga for scoliosis.Fuyuko is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and a certified iRest Meditation Yoga Nidra® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader, Supervisor, and Mentor. She specialises in private one on one, small group and corporate yoga lessons in her studio in Gold Coast, Australia. She also has been offering iRest Trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally.Mimi has been a student of yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2002. She believes yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition.Mark O'Brien has practiced Yoga for 20 years and left a successful career in advertising to follow his heart by opening Qi Health & Yoga in Sydney. He has become one of Sydney's in-demand teachers training teachers and leading retreats in Australia and overseas.Janine believes the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one, and one that should be nurtured and inspired. With that mentality she teaches her classes from her heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness.My approach to yoga is simple: ‘Listen to your body’, ‘Feel good’ and ‘Have fun’. My classes help guide you, through a process of self-inquiry, towards a compassionate understanding of your own body.I love teaching yoga because...Once you are on the path it becomes a journey, there is no end, there is only awareness and inquiry. The subtle becomes the teacher. The skill of listening becomes the lesson. YOU become yourself.Kerry's background as a massage therapist was the starting point for her Yoga journey - her fascination with functional anatomy was fueled by the beauty, strength and grace of the postures and she was thrilled to find a way to offer her clients a more comprehensive approach to long term spinal care and core stability issues.Gena Kenny has taught yoga for more than a decade and has authored the top selling 'Gift of Yoga" book and dvd. Gena discovered yoga through an injury in her previous career as a firefighter. Yoga helped her to not only overcome her physical injury but also helped her to gain life skills to make major life changes and move forward on her true path.Karla is an experienced and qualified teacher. She is inspired to share the practice of yoga to enhance awareness of breath, movement and conscious rest in every day life. Karla is dedicated to refining the art of sharing practice through mindful inquiry based language, subtle yet effective touch and integrated embodiment through self renewing effortless effort.Yvette has been practicing Yoga for 30 years and teaching Yoga since 2000. She has assisted Donna with the Advanced Teacher training in New Zealand and workshops in Sydney.Paul has been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. He has had the benefit of some great teachers in yoga, meditation, shamanism, life, the universe and everything! He has studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivanannda and Yin Yoga and more recently worked closely with Donna Farhi whose style is closest to what he is now teaching.Simon's teaching style is one of emphasis on the breath, healthy alignment, flow of movement, building strength & flexibility, whilst also giving an opportunity for deep relaxation. He aims for all of his classes/sessions to be open and friendly whilst also being focused.Montse Cob is an experienced and certified Yoga Teacher with great interest in the early developmental movement patterns. She invites students to explore their unique way of sensing, feeling and moving with a smiling approach. Her classes balance the fluidity of the movement with an anatomical approach so the body finds the way to express itself with joy and authenticity.Carol began studying Yoga in 1973 and started teaching in 1980. She has taught Yoga full time since 1990. Of all the local and internationally known Yoga teachers Carol has experienced, Donna Farhi remains her master teacher, and Donna's work is the primary influence in her teaching. She is also inspired by Vanda Scaravelli and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.Sal Flynn’s formal and informal training blends the disciplines of Yoga Therapy, psychotherapy, education and contemplative practice. Sal’s clients are often people living with or managing the affects of major life transitions, anxiety and depression, grief and trauma.Christine initially studied within the Iyengar tradition and over the years has explored various methods of Yoga as well as studying Chinese medicine, which has enhanced her understanding of the body as an energetic system.
These influences have gradually been integrated into a deeper understanding of the practice of Yoga and her exposure to the inspirational work of Donna Farhi has strengthened this process of understanding.The way I offer yoga to my students is rather explorative. The challenge is to find, sense and feel the breath and then to explore our physical body and its possibilities. The aim is not to “recreate a perfect pose as it is pictured in the book” but rather with help of basic universal principles, to find a place within the posture (including for life itself) where we feel comfortable and stable.Sandra is the Director of Essence of Yoga having commenced an informal apprenticeship with Rebecca Richards, former director of Yoga Spirit Studios in 2003; she completed formal studies with the Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia in 2004.