Teachers

 

Britt Salt

Teaches Pilates

Britt has been teaching Pilates Mat and Reformer since 2013. Her client appropriate sessions range from rehabilitation, to strength training and athletic performance with a particular passion for shoulder bio-mechanics and inspiring clients to move their bodies in new ways and support their everyday function.

Britt’s classes are dynamic workouts that provide her clients with all the benefits of increased core stability, endurance, strength and mobility. “Pilates caters for all levels of fitness, with each progressive exercise able to be modified to decrease or increase challenge- so everyone is welcome!

Britt has a Certificate IV in Breathe Pilates, Fitness and Allied Health Assistance.

 

 

Sidsel Henriksen

Teaches Yoga

Sidsel began yoga in 2001 in her native Denmark. She was also active in competitive sports like athletics, cross country running, gymnastics, jazz ballet, field hockey, water polo and mountain biking.   She quit her job in advertising and moved to Australia and began training as a yoga teacher. Some of the yoga styles she has explored in her training include Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa flow, Anusara, Restorative, Yin and Calligraphy Yoga. She has attended workshops with internationally recognised teachers such as Desiree Rumbaugh, Ross Rayburn, Cindi Lee, Christina Sell, Nicky Knoff, Simon Borg-Olivier and Donna Farhi. Her training includes Yoga Teacher Mentoring Program, Applied Anatomy & Asana, 40h level training with Carl Montgomery, Ihana Yoga, Melbourne, 2014 Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, 500h level training, Australian Yoga Academy, Melbourne, Calligraphy Yoga Teacher Training, 200h training with Master Zhen Hua Yang, Melbourne

 

Jasmine Johnston

Teaches Yoga

Orignally trained as a silver and goldsmith, Jasmin teaches Ghatastha Yoga, a flowing style of Yoga with strong emphasis on the breath and correct structural alignment of the body.

 

Tahlia Ware

Teaches Pilates

Tahlia is a certified teacher of the STOTT Pilates system . She  began teaching in 2012 and  is qualified to teach matwork, reformer and clinical Pilates. Born and raised in Hobart, she's an enthusiastic vegan with a big personality.
Originally trained as a ballet dancer - she has a Diploma in Dance - Performing Arts - Tahlia is still active in the dance scene in Melbourne.

 

Christy Champoise

Teaches Yoga

A local to the west coast of Canada, known for it's alternative lifestyles and outdoor enthusiasts, Christy has always been very interested in health and wellness. It was this interest which introduced her to herbal medicine and acupuncture. In 2004, while working for Bikram Yoga, she had the opportunity to practise yoga daily and participate in ongoing challenges. It was here that she realized the benefits resulting from a regular practise. It wasn't until a year later, when she began to take yoga seriously, maintaining a dedicated Ashtanga practise, that her passion to teach surfaced. Christy completed her RYT 250 at Moksana Yoga Centre in 2010 and has continued teaching since. Studying the health sciences have allowed her to appreciate yoga as both a physical therapy for a variety of ailments as well as a tool for personal growth. Christy teaches Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin classes. Her classes aim to offer ways of achieving deep release to improve mobility and performance, thus leading to better physical and mental health. When not teaching or practising yoga, you may find her lounging with friends, wandering aimlessly on a sunny day, or taking time at home to read and be crafty.

 

Aimee Schollum

Teaches Ashtanga Yoga

Aimee is an accredited RYT500 Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Born and raised in NZ, she completed her 2 year training at the Auckland Yoga Academy with Jude Hynes and Peter Nilsson (both long time students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois). Over the past 4 years Aimee has also been a professional dance instructor and performer. It is her interest in teaching, dance and understanding the mechanics of the body that prompted her to pursue her yoga training. While in training she completed a study on the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga to a dancers performance, highlighting both the physical practice and mental focus that is crucial to peak performance.

 

Elynn Dang

Teaches Pilates

Elynn began Pilates during her ballet training and later did her teacher training with Polestar Pilates. She danced and taught both Pilates and ballet in Singapore before moving here to Melbourne with her husband.
To have movement; the ability to move freely and have people experience the strength and grace they acquire from Pilates inspires her to teach.
Apart from exploring the human movements, she enjoys a walk in the Australian bush, a swim in the cold ocean waters and a cup  of fine Melbourne coffee

 

Jodie Murray

Teaches Yoga

Brisbane born Jodie moved away from a career in event management to study yoga teaching. In 2011 after 11 years of personal practice, she completed 200 RYT in Melbourne, with her primary training in Vinyasa.  Additionally she has completed courses withDavid Swenson, Donna Farhi, Nicky Knoff, Paul Wooden, Anahata Giri, Duncan Ewing, Simon Park and Cameron Shayne. She has also trained in Yoga of Birth with Anahata Giri and recently completed 200 RYT in Yin Yoga with Jo Phee and Joe Barnett. In addition to her yoga practice, she is a student of Qigong.

 

Satoko Tasaki

Teaches Pilates

Nagasaki-born Satoko discovered Pilates after suffering crippling back pain while working at a hospital in Japan.  Not only did the Pilates solve her pain, but she trained in the Polestar system of Pilates.   In 2010 she moved to Melbourne with her physiotherapist husband.  She teaches her clients with enthusiasm and her depth of knowledge and generous teaching methods ensures all who take her class leave feeling calm, stronger, and energised.

 

Jane Vasey

Teaches Yoga

Jane teaches hatha/vinyasa style classes with a focus on alignment and strong, stable sequencing to provides a platform for growth in strength and mental release. She provides personal adjustments to students during class. Her style has evolving from a process of exploration in a wide range of styles in her personal practice. Her own practice is Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of Santina Giadina-Chard. Jane is also a practicing lawyer and is studying psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Arianna Pienaar

Teaches Vital Rhythms

South African born Arianna began her dance career aged 3. She studied Ballet and Contemporary Dance at the University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa and achieved elite level as an amateur latin american dancer.   She is a member of Yoga Alliance, completing the RYT 200 certification. 
Additionallly she has a certificate 3 fitness teaching certification and is a qualified dance teacher. Her Vital Rhythms classes are strongly inspired by Pilates, Yoga and dance.

 

 

Ashlee Barton

Teaches Pilates

Sydney born Ashlee, completed a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and received her Honours in Dance at WAAPA in Perth. She is trained in the STOTT system of Pilates and upgraded her certifications to a Cert IV Fitness & Cert IV in Allied Health She combines her knowledge of dance, Pilates, biomechanics, and fitness into all of her classes. Outside of teaching, Ashlee  performs as an independent contemporary dancer, working on various projects both here in Melbourne, and throughout Australia.

Masha Gorodilova

Teaches Yoga

Masha's background in sport and dance started when she was 4 years old training in ballet and contemporary dance in Russia. She was also a champion 200m track runner. She started practicing yoga when she was 13 and gradually moved into discovering, studying and teaching yoga in Australia and around the world. She took her teachers training in Byron Bay and has been teaching yoga since 2006. Constantly studying and travelling around the world allowed Masha to develop her own unique style of PowerVinyasa classes including strength, breath and meditation in her classes. Teaching, living and studying overseas (Europe, Thailand and Indonesia) has given her an opportunity to be open to different styles of yoga combining the knowledge of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyenger, Jivamukti and Que yoga. Masha’s classes are strong and fun.

 

Katie De Araujo

Teaches Yoga

Katie trained in the Ghatastha style of yoga and teaches a flowing style that is also informed by her practice of tai chi and chi kung. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University and an Advanced Diploma in Yoga. She enjoys the lifestyle of full-time yoga teaching and the time it allows her to be with her family.

 

Rosalyn Lim

Teaches Yoga

Rosalyn Lim first used yoga as a tool to manage her chronic back pain. Not only did it help with her back, but it transformed her life. She completed her teacher training at the AYA and manages to fit her own yoga practice, teaching and a full time job into her busy day. Rosalyn's morning begins with her own Ashtanga Yoga practice (now on the second series).  During the week she works full time as a business analyst. Ros' Vinyasa Flow classes have a strong emphasis on alignment and stability.

 

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