Thy began practicing yoga over 15 years ago as a way to find calm and peace from the stresses of University, and everyday life. After her first yoga class (ashtanga), she felt amazing. Breathing, sweating, and fully living in the moment, she had never felt more connected to life.
Thy believes that the best part of teaching is learning; learning more about the postures, about people and their bodies, and more about herself. Her classes are fun and dynamic, with a sense of lightness. Her hope is that students carry their positive energy from practice, off their mats and into their daily lives.
Carmen has always loved movement as a form of self expression. Dancing and performing as a child, she studied theatre at university, and discovered yoga 14 years ago.
For Carmen yoga is about exploration, a never ending journey. Her playful nature comes through in her teaching. She creates a safe space for all yogis to come and explore their bodies, minds and hearts. Building confidence and strength. She loves teaching dynamic flows, with fun transitions and tunes. She’s not afraid to hold a pose with you, turn you upside down, and get you giggling. She might even tell you a tale before melting you into your mat and sometimes even serenade you in savasana.
Having begun practicing yoga in her teen years, Miya became a certified yoga teacher in 2011 and now also holds a Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy.
Miya’s teaching style is playful, challenging, peaceful, simple and everything in between. As a big believer in mindfulness and yoga as therapy, she strives to make yoga accessible to every being so that yogic philosophy can be applied to the twenty-first century lifestyle.
Initially introduced to yoga in 2012, Tam has been practicing on a regular basis and enjoys the self-awareness that yoga helps him cultivate both on and off the mat. For him, yoga is a transformational journey that occurs on a daily basis.
Tam loves to teach a strong, fluid and well balanced class that is also dynamic, and playful that includes purposeful sequences. His favourite sequences are ones that prepare students for handstands, inversions, & arm balances, and that are safely integrated into classes to build strength & confidence – ‘Emphasis is on the journey, rather the outcome’.
Joanna first fell in love with yoga at age 16. Ten years later, her dedication to the practise began to grow and evolve. It started to become clear that this was her life path. She embarked on her teaching journey in 2018.
Earlier this year, Joanna taught at a social enterprise for women’s empowerment in Cambodia. This experience challenged her in many ways, and expanded her view of yoga as a unifying practice across cultures. It also developed her creativity as a teacher.
In addition to teaching yoga, Joanna is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner, and a KaHuna Bodywork Therapist. These energetic practises inform her approach to yoga as a tool for healing in and of itself.
Ella first discovered yoga in her twenties while studying to be an actor. Working with movement and human energetics in her capacity as a performer and acting tutor for over a decade, yoga was an integral part of her arts practice.
Ella’s classes encourage mindful movement that release tension, build awareness and strength and will leave you feeling grounded and renewed.
Cindy was lured many years ago by a friend to go to a hot yoga class. She was completely unprepared for the intrusive sweaty Bikram class she landed up in. It was tough and the instructor was shouty, but there was just something about yoga that had her hooked.
Now after years of practise and teacher trainings, Cindy’s practice and philosophy are clear: to focus on the breath, be kind to oneself and connect to one’s body.
Cindy encourages her students to focus on these points and find the joy in their practice. Yoga is super fun and super challenging, and for her, it has always been a journey of self discovery.