All of our teachers are highly qualified and passionate vinyasa teachers, come meet them and learn a little more about why they teach and love yoga.
Meet our Teachers:
Debbie had dabbled in yoga for about 15 years but found it’s benefits invaluable during a very challenging time in her life. Her decision to study to undergo yoga teacher training was to delve more deeply into the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga.
Working in a school environment, Debbie who is also a Certified Health Coach has become passionate about educating the benefits of living a healthy and holistic lifestyle to children and teens.
Debbie completed her Teacher training at BYS in December 2017 and credits it with helping her become more self-confident, resilient, grateful, physically stronger and content in her everyday life.
Stumbling across yoga in her late teens, Kim was intrigued yet unaware of how just how integral the practice would become in her daily life. A decade later, yoga had become a safe haven in times of challenge, turmoil, transformation and growth; as well as a source of great joy, playfulness, love and ease. Discovering the delights and support that yoga offers physically, mentally and spiritually was an absolute blessing, and the motivation to share this experience with others led Kim to complete the Live Your Bliss 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Inna Bliss in 2016.
Specialising in alignment-based vinyasa, Kim loves to create strong, flowing yet nurturing classes, encouraging students to test their edges of expansion whilst honoring the softer, introspective contractions. She aims to support students to feel empowered by reconnecting with their bodies and breath, to feel what it is they need to feel at any moment, and know that they are supported and safe to do so.
Katie is a passionate teacher who lives and breathes yoga! She completed her first teacher training with Yogi Nomad in Nepal in 2012. Inspired by her teachers, she completed further studies with Ayurveda College in Byron Bay and the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai in 2013. Katie has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy (Yoga Therapy Australia.
Forever grateful to the way yoga continues to enrich her life and the incredible people who cross her path Katie can’t wait to share yoga with you. Teaching a creative vinyasa flow style come to her classes to move and breathe, to open your heart and open your mind and have your own personal and unique experience.
Sarah’s yoga journey began as a teen in the 90’s and developed into a regular practice approximately 15 years ago. Yoga spoke to Sarah on such a deep level that she was inspired to teach and gained accreditation as a yoga teacher in 2015. Her devotion to and love for the environment shines through her often-playful classes as they focus on evolving a deep sense of connection to our Earth home and community. She teaches with an intention to provide a compassionate, safe and supportive environment in which student’s can navigate through their personal boundaries to develop an innate sense of belonging. In her spare time, Sarah loves to travel, bushwalk, nurture her plants, dance, sing and play with friends.
Sarah holds a 200hr IYTA accreditation in Anusara-inspired Hatha Yoga and a 50hr YIN Yoga accreditation. She continues to develop her knowledge and understanding of yoga, currently undertaking a further 350hr accreditation focussing on yoga as a therapeutic physical, mental and spiritual offering.
Sarah’s offerings extend into environmental education, yoga, meditation and Ka Huna bodywork.
Heather first stepped onto a yoga mat at university in 1981 when she was dragged to her first class and floated out the door. A qualified Mountain Guide since 1985 and Certified Fitness Professional since 1990, she has an ongoing love of the outdoors, cycling, swimming and running. She commenced her RYT 200 teacher training certification with Julie Smerdon in 2013. In 2014 she graduated from the Sianna Sherman Yoga Academy in Los Angeles with a further RYT 200 teacher training certification.
Heather’s classes are challenging and informative with an emphasis on physical alignment, whilst drawing on her love of myth, mudra and mantra to guide your practice. She believes a consistent yoga practice helps you achieve your highest level of wellbeing, both physically and emotionally, because, as Heather realised after her very first yoga class, the lessons learned on the mat are lessons for life.
Maitha has dabbled in yoga since she was a small child, when she used to watch tv in shoulder stand. She has practiced on and off for years but only became really serious about it after she had her second child. Maitha loves the union of mind, body and breath that you get from a regular yoga practice and most importantly, strives to help others achieve their yoga goals through a sense of Lila (fun) and joy, on and off the mat.
She recently graduated from 250Hour Level 1 vinyasa training at BYS.
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 10 years, I’m continuously amazed and humbled by the power of this practice both on and off the mat.
Formerly a certified Black Belt Nia teacher Anya has completed her RYT 200 teacher training certification at Shri Yoga with Julie Smerdon. She combines alignment and flow with inner awareness and world music into a blissful movement experience. Anya has been facilitating conscious movement classes and retreats in Australia and Internationally for over 15 years. Anya’s philosophy is that synergy of Breath, Music and Movement connects us to universal joy, fosters communities, and provides transformational pathways towards conscious living.
Dee is an energetic Irish yoga teacher who completed teacher training here at Brisbane Yoga Space. Having practiced yoga for the past six years Dee found a passion for yoga due to its ability to train the mind and body while nurturing the soul. Come to Dee’s classes where you will experience a combination of her gorgeous Irish wit, creative sequencing and insight into yoga philosophy.
Martin (Marty) came to yoga around fourteen years ago as a means to improve both performance and recovery as a professional ballet dancer, as well as seeking something to calm the turbulent waters of a busy mind. Yoga immediately took on a central role in Marty’s life and has influenced every facet of it ever since. Passionate about the many aspects of yoga and the great boons it bestows, Marty finds himself as much at home in the meditative and contemplative practices of yoga as he does in a strong and fluid physical practice. Completing Yoga teacher training with Being Yoga in September 2013 was the culmination of a long and rich adventure and the beginning of one even greater!
Sheila has been practicing yoga for the past seven years, but her journey really began when she moved to Brisbane five years ago and found her teacher and mentor. While she continues to study and practice several different styles, her training in Anusara influences her practice and teachings by providing a focus on the beauty and delight the world holds, and finding the highest self, the divine, in all bodies, experiences, and challenges that life has to offer. Through a combination of soft and strong practice, she uses music, words, and the breath, to help students tap into themselves. Sheila aims to challenge your mind and your body, and to inspire people to bring the freedom and fullness they feel on the mat, into their lives and the world.