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KAHL HOPPER

Kahl started yoga as a kid in a small country town under the instruction of his dads home-brand raw food, hot yoga, kombutcha and fasting. As a teen he developed a love of yoga props through an Iyengar home practice. Fast forward to 2011, when he discovered the joy of aerial yoga and the benefits of swinging, inverting & strengthening - all in the air! Kahl blends music, movement and monkey-nature into his classes.

Follow his music online ~ @xangabanga

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IZZY PEARCE

Izzy is trained in the traditional roots of Hatha ~ a gentle and deep practice that uses the breath to nourish the body and still the mind. Her classes are refreshing and free-spirited, and suitable for everyone. Laughter is welcomed! Izzy believes in the healing potential of art, nature, movement, music, meditation and asana. Her goal is to guide others to find their own sense of wellbeing through creativity and connection.

Follow Izzy via Fresh Sprouts ~ @freshsprouts

KAREN GUNTER

Karen focuses upon linking breath and movement through vinyasa to allow calming of the nervous system. This powerful approach with its meditative quality quietens and steadies the mind and is central to both her practice and teaching. She is committed to teaching yoga that caters to the individual, respecting that everyone is unique. Karen is the Director & principal yoga teacher at Yoga Garage.

Follow Karen online ~ @yogagarage

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KELLY MITTAL

Kelly first came into contact with yoga in Tokyo in 2006. After experiencing various styles and traditions in Thailand, India and Argentina, she returned to Adelaide and undertook her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 ~ Kelly’s teachings reflect the knowledge shared by her mentors. Kelly is dedicated and passionate about sharing the essence of yoga and making it accessible to everyone. Kelly specialises in pre & post natal and offers a variety of classes for new mummas and mothers-to-be.

 

DEANNE KONG

Deanne started yoga 20 years ago to help ease niggling aches and pains from running. She was particularly drawn to ashtanga yoga for the strength and progressive quality, and being a science nerd, loves to deconstruct the postures to make them accessible for her beginner students.  Deanne is a qualified massage therapist and you’ll get to enjoy therapy ball work in many of her classes. Deanne is a full time pharmacist - when she’s not on the mat you might find her in Bali drinking green smoothies and having cheap massages.

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ALICIA HOLLOWAY

Alicia has been practicing yoga for the last decade; while building her business, she turned to yoga to still her mind, and as a reminder to breathe! Always looking for new challenges, Alicia tried an aerial yoga class in 2013, and discovered that it was not only great fun, but also an extension of her floor practice. She has been ‘hanging around’ ever since, and has recently turned this passion for all things aerial into teaching. Her love of yoga and movement has resulted in regular trips to the Yoga Barn in Bali, and she is an active member of the Adelaide & Australian Acro Yoga community.

Follow Alicia via instagram @adventuresofayogi

KATE O'LEARY

With a background in the arts, Kate began her teacher training with Wendy Samek in 2012 to deepen her practice and gain more knowledge on her lifelong yoga journey. Kate has a special interest in yoga for young people and yoga for women’s health after recognising the important role yoga played in her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter. She has attended many workshops about yoga and ayurveda but believes the most valuable and introspective learning occurs on the mat. Kate lives with her husband, two sweet daughters, a cat and some spoilt chooks.

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NICOLAS MOUAT

Iyengar Yogi Nicolas offers Remedial Massage, Chinese Cupping, Myofascial Release and Cranioscral therapy from The Yoga Centre practitioner rooms. Nicolas has a particular interest in empowering students and clients to learn self-care techniques to enhance and maintain ongoing good health. He draws from his personal Iyengar practice and Yoga Teacher Training passing along the many benefits that Yoga has to offer.

CIARA COSTY

Ciara (B.Ed, YTI Diploma, MBSR training) is a yoga therapist and primary school teacher. Ciara has been practising yoga since the age of 14. Since then, she completed 500 hour Yoga Therapy Ireland qualification, which involved intense study of anatomy, physiology and meditation. Ciara has been blessed to attend retreats in Spirit Rock (California), Plum Village (France), Sivananda ashram (India), The Sanctuary (Dublin) and Kalyana Retreat (Central Dingle). Ciara is passionate about the healing transformative power of yoga to help one to de-stress, strengthen the body and contribute to good health and wellbeing.

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AMBIKA CHADWICK

Director of The Yoga Social ~ recently relocated back to Adelaide ~ Ambika is a yoga student, teacher and teacher trainer. She writes and develops the courses for Teacher Trainings at The Yoga Social. Ambika lives and breathes yoga; she has been a yoga teacher since the mid 90’s! What to expect in classes and trainings? No judgement, lots of support, no fancy moves and heaps of passion and laughter Ambika’s philosophy: Yoga is a philosophy and a way of life which offers various methods (like asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation) to bring people closer to themselves. To open up to this, explore possibilities and let go of judgment and ego, then anything is possible.

ZOE ZEPHYR

From a young age Zoe lived amongst Tibetan Buddhism, and has been fortunate to receive direct transmission and teachings from some of the most senior teachers of several lineages, something that has remained with her personally and that she takes directly into her own teaching.  In 2011 Zoe completed the inaugural Australian teacher training in AntiGravity® Fitness with its inventor, Christopher Harrison.  Zoe is a founder of The Yoga Centre, she lives in a treehouse with her family and several wayward animals.

Follow Zoe online ~ @zephyryoga

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NATALIE CAREY

Natalie discovered Asthanga yoga in 2010 which led her to go to Mysore India to deepen her practice and teachings at the Asthanga Mysore Institute. In 2012 she came across aerial yoga which she found to be fun, playful, therapeutic and very complimentary to her dynamic mat practice. In her classes Natalie seeks to create a soulful class class inspired by her love of yoga, music and creating a moving meditation for her students. Natalie encourages her students through a practice that embraces breath as the link between body, mind and spirit. 

JANE DOYLE

Jane started a journey into yoga 30 years ago at the London Hatha School of Yoga. A certified International Bag Lady, Jane travelled around England, Europe, then India, attending classes with BKS Iyengar but he hit a friend with a stick - Jane didn’t like that. Against Dogma of any kind she is a true rebel at heart. The yoga teachers in California were much more forgiving, Eric Schiffman, Kira Ryder, Jennifer Prugh, Anna Forrest, Paul Grilley. Jane currently lectures AIP and Polestar Pilates. A qualified AntiGravity Instructor and Stretch Therapy Certified, her teaching is an eclectic blend of all the modalities she has studied.

Follow Jane online ~ @movementmaker

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BEC SANDFORD

Lawyer by day, yogi at heart, Bec's teaching reflects her approach to life - it's all about seeking balance. Bec loves the joy, strength and peace that yoga brings her, and enjoys experiencing yoga in new and exciting ways. Bec brings a fun energy and calming presence to her classes, which are a safe and welcoming space for beginners and more experienced students alike.

Follow Bec online ~ @bec.sandford

CLARA KIWA CHAN

Clara is a certified RYT-500 Yoga Instructor: Hatha Vinyasa training in Hong Kong with Master Dickson Lau, and Ashtanga Vinyasa (Primary series) training in the Philippines with Jovan Nikolic. Being a flight attendant for a decade and a keen runner for all her life, Clara finds Yoga the perfect "innercise" to balance out a rather hectic life. Clara completed in 2017 The Philosophy of Yoga [course] (Oxford University, Centre for Hindu Studies). Clara is also a certified Barre Fitness Instructor (Aleenta Barre, Adelaide).

Follow Clara online: @clarakiwa

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PAULA NAVAEZ

For Paula, life is about compassion and relationships. Relationships with nature and with our mind, body and spirit. Her Fruit of Yoga classes plant the seeds of connections between mindfulness, breathing and physical movement in which students can  practice awareness and bring it into our daily life (yoga off the mat). Apart from being passionate about Yoga, she also enjoys walking around nature and trying new things like playing erhu (Chinese violin) or painting.

Follow Paula online ~ @fruitofyoga

ANN-MAREE BARNES 

Ann-Maree is an Antigravity Aerial Yoga instructor with an enthusiastic and fun style of teaching. She was introduced to the modality whilst completing her specialist medical training as an Anaesthetist. Ann-Maree provides accessible and safe classes, as she applies her knowledge of anatomy and physiology to her teaching. Ann-Maree's aim is to get as many people to experience aerial yoga as possible. She loves seeing the students transform in her class and leave uplifted and joyful.

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NATALIE ERMER JENSEN