GABRIELLA WOODWARD

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Gabriella teaches a dynamic and fluid Vinyasa, Yin & Hatha style where students will explore a lightness in class, feeling balanced yet challenged in body and mind. Her love of teaching shines through; as she believes sharing what you love is contagious and hopes others experience this effect both in class and their everyday life.

After being a practitioner for 9 years, Gabriella travelled to Sri Lanka to complete intensive training with 'Yoga Arts' after feeling a need to grow her yoga journey. She is a certified and registered Hatha Yoga Teacher and her inspirational teachers Louisa Sear, Rose Baudin and Lucy Roberts helped her delve deep into her heart space where she experienced the affects of meditation & pranayama on her body, mind and spirit.

Whilst bringing her experience to her own practice as a student of yoga, when teaching, Gabriella also encourages her students to connect with their breath, listen to their own bodies and feel grounded on their mat as yoga is the relationship with yourself.

 
 

 

ABBIE LAMBERT

 
 
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Abbie has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 4. She attended her first yoga class in high school as a sport option and was immediately hooked. 

She has trained in Purna yoga with Byron Yoga Centre completing her Level 1, Level 2 and Certificate IV in yoga teaching. Purna yoga is a holistic approach to yoga integrating not only the asanas (postures) but also pranayama (breathing), meditation and the yoga philosophy. She has since completed the Rest and Renew Restorative yoga teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater and continues to attend workshops and events to further her knowledge.

Abbie's teaching techniques have a strong focus on safety and alignment and she believes that yoga should be practiced joyfully, bringing this lighthearted approach to her classes. She also believes that yoga teaches us to learn to listen to our bodies and brings with that the desire to treat it with love and respect. Her intention is for her students to develop this positive, nurturing communication within and for them to leave her classes feeling better physically and emotionally than when they arrived.

 
 

 
 

MARY MCFARLANE

 
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Mary McFarlane, (Midwife, Yoga teacher & Doula) encourages women to move with lightness and fluidity through gentle postures to open the body while also tapping into some strength work for birth preparation.

Mary is a practicing Midwife within the private and public sectors and yoga teacher (training under both Yoga Alliance and British Wheel of Yoga). Classes offer the perfect blend of movement, breath-work and relaxation, so come along and take some time for you and your baby.

 
 

 
 

LIZ DENE

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Liz Dene, BHMS, is an international presenter with over 17 years experience, a master trainer for Network Pilates, teacher trainer for Byron Bay Yoga and a senior presenter for the Australian Institute of Fitness.

She has worked with organisations such as the Australian Rugby Union 'Wallabies;, ChiBall International, Byron Yoga and Australian Fitness Network. With a degree in human movement, Liz is currently studying a Masters in Human Nutrition and she merges traditional fitness practices with a holistic approach to wellbeing.

 
 

 
 

TARU TUOHINIEMI

 
 
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Taru Taru teaches yin and hatha with a twist, guiding you through seasons and changes. 

Taru started practicing yoga in 2007 in Tanzania, and continued on the same path in India, where she lived for two years and graduated as a yoga teacher in 2013 in the Himalayas under Trimurti Yoga International. After moving to Sydney Taru has trained with globally respected teachers Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar in 2015, Shiva Rea in 2016. In 2017 she deepened her knowledge by completing 100 hrs of yin teacher training with Mysan Sibdo.

Taru believes yoga’s benefits stretch (pun intended) from mat to all aspects of life. “Connecting breath with movement meditation is when we feel the flow and can sense glimpses of that ultimate freedom many of us are searching for.” Taru is inspired by yoga’s ancient background, nature, dance, passionate people and the unlimited possibilities of the mind.

During her classes Taru encourages lightness, playfulness and connecting with your own self.  You never come to the same class twice. She always incorporates something new into her classes, tapping into the infinite range of what yoga has to offer. She enjoys empowering people and feels grateful to be able to share yoga’s benefits with her students.

 
 

 
 

BOBBI BAMFORD

 
 
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Bobbi is a Hatha Yoga instructor providing classes for all ages from beginners to intermediate students.  She graduated with John Ogilvie at Byron Yoga Centre in Byron Bay, March 2008 and has taught for 8 years in Sydney, NSW Southern Highlands, Port Douglas, and Koh Pha-ngan and Koh Samui on the gulf of Thailand. 

Bobbi’s classes are influenced by her teaches in the traditions of Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, yin yoga and Buddhist mindfulness techniques.  She also draws on her own spiritual awakening while on pilgrimage in the Himalayas and South East Asia, dedicated to sitting with His holiness Dalai Lama, Goenka Vipassana and Osho sannyasan.

Bobbi guides us on a journey of inner transformation and gently encourages internal reflection while being lead through an integrated practice of movement and breath, with awareness.  She draws from her own authentic practice and has a safe and supportive approach to opening the body.   Her classes are flowing and layered with sequences of interwoven asana that allow students to experience an organic evolutionary unfolding.  Postures are progressive and structured with a foundation of postural alignment to develop strength and flexibility.  She brings variety and new challenges with yoga sequences that are a balance of warming dynamic asana to energize and purify, together with gentle restorative postures to calm and harmonize the physical and energetic body systems.  Classes also include pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, and visualization.  Classes are targeted to experience a deep sense of inner peace while grounding, centering and energizing.

 
 

BROOKE HARRISON

 
 
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Brooke has been practising yoga for eight years and was influenced to teach after travelling through India in 2013. It was there her passion and love for yoga flourished and she decided she wanted to share with others the benefits yoga has on the quality of life and general well-being

Ensuring the integrity of the practice is maintained, Brooke's classes encompass the fundamental principles of traditional hatha yoga, while flowing through a vinyasa sequence. Each practice incorporates meditation, pranayama (breathing), standing and seated postures as well as inversions, and is dynamic, yet considerate of age, ability and class size. Her intent is to bring about inner peace to her students as they challenge themselves mentally and physically both on and off the mat. 

Brooke completed her teacher training with Mathew Bergan of Dancing Warrior (Yoga Alliance Australia registered yoga school) in Sydney in 2016 and seeks to continue her education in yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology and meditation with advanced training in 2017.