As a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia, Jo has been a devoted student of yoga for over 20 years. She completed her Yoga Chi Gung Training with Grant Woolven at the Creative Health Institute in Brisbane in 1997, then explored Iyengar with Shri in Redcliffe. In 2003 Jo completed Training with Radiant Light Yoga in Cooloolabin and attained certification from the Michael King Pilates institute that year. More recently Jo completed training in Foundations of Svaroopa yoga, Bliss Baby prenatal yoga, and 100 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training. In 2018 Jo completed Anatomy Fundamentals, and Anatomy Principles in 2019, both courses hosted by Lesley Kaminoff, Jo also completed Soul Space’s Emotional Anatomy course in 2019.
Ever a student, Jo feels honoured and blessed to share the knowledge of her teachers and mentors. Swami Satyadharma awakened in her a love of Philosophy which she passionately shares with students on The Yoga Rhythms and Yogabodyworks Newcastle Teacher Training Courses.
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In 2015 Laura completed a 12 month certificate 4 in Ayurveda, in 2014 a Yin and Power yoga teacher training and in 2012, a 12 month training in Hatha yoga teacher training. Inheriting her mother’s passion for learning Laura has spent the last 4 years undertaking intensive trainings in energetics and meditation, working closely with her teacher in Byron Bay.
Laura strongly believes that balance needs to be achieved in all aspects of life, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – to enable peaceful living. Her teachings aim to share her knowledge in a practical way, giving you a strong structured class on the mat and tools to use in your day to day living.
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From an early age personal transformation and finding answers to addictive behaviors were a life and death situation for him, and the beginning of a long road to personal power and freedom. As the years passed, he found meditation the key ingredient to maintaining purpose and health, yet it wasn’t until he attended his first yoga class that the final piece came into play. Yoga became a way out of the stresses and strains of life, not only had he found a way to cleanse his mind, but his physical body as well, the yoga union was now a reality.
In 2007 he completed 360 hours Teacher Training with his great friend Jo Moore, he is a 700 hour accredited YAAI instructor. In 2014 he trained in Thailand with Yin Master Paul Grilley (YYTT Level 1: Anatomy & Theory) and USA (YYTT Level 2: Chakras & Meridians). Karl’s classes consist of Flow to Yin, followed by Chakra Meditations, something he now terms Spine Spice.
He returned to Newcastle from QLD in 2010 to introduce its people to Hot Power Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yin/Yang yoga teacher training, he is also accredited with providing its community with highly professional and successful prenatal and mum’s and bubs yoga classes, he is a visionary with the sole purpose of helping create positive change in our society and the collective consciousness.
Discovering yoga to support long hours working within the hospitality industry in her mid-20’s, yoga became Shelley’s GO-TO for a quick fix in both body and mind. Over the years the quick fix has transformed into a more therapeutic offering for students, supporting and promoting personal growth and healing. Shelley has seen first-hand the benefits of yoga, physically, emotionally and mentally through her own personal journey of grief and loss.
“Yoga is not about the physical, there is so much more when you let go of achieving and performing a pose, Yoga is about connecting to the internal environment – it is here where growth and magic happen.”
Certified with Level 1 and 2 from Radiant Light Yoga, Shelley also trained with Judith Hanson Lasater, Relax And Renew Restorative Training (2010), Yin Yoga Training (2015), Bliss Baby Prenatal Training (2006), and Trauma Release.
Shelley has been providing remedial and therapeutic massage since 1999 and has an in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of the human anatomy from a physiological perspective with focus on the muscular and endocrine systems.
Shelley is a Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant.
A special interest in Seniors yoga, Louise has recently undertaken Levels 1 and 2 – Yoga for Healthy Aging courses with Pine Rivers Yoga School. She also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (QUT 1986).
Lou has taught a range of physical modalities since 1982, working in dance studios, gyms, health clubs, and high schools. A long term meditator, she loves the breadth and depth yoga and meditation
bring to her life and the lives of her students.