Meet Fauna Yoga's amazing team!


Community Manager Marie hails from the great land of Germany.  As a teenager, she began attending yoga classes with her parents to help balance her school, sporting and social life.  A blend of yin and hatha yoga inspired Marie to attend and complete her teacher training in Mysore, India.  Marie believes yoga connects her with her inner-self and the person she strives to be. You will find Marie at Fauna Yoga quite often outside of class hours and occasionally as a cover and she is always willing to take your questions and enquiries.


Petra’s yoga journey began in 2012 and has spanned several continents and practices. Bubbly, energetic, and active, she brings her individual personality into all of her classes. Petra focuses on breathing, alignment, strength and a graceful flow. For the intermediate and advanced yogi’s, or even for the beginner, be sure to catch one of her classes- Petra will make you feel right at home.


Katrina lives for yoga, travelling, fostering connections with people and the world, healthy and conscious living, and sharing her enthusiasm for life. For 11 years yoga has been a transformative vehicle of change on her beautiful and imperfect journey towards physical and mental wellbeing. Kat is formally trained in Vinyasa, with an emphasis on safety and alignment, and teaches from the Patanjali’s holistic view of yoga as lifestyle through the lens of Bhakti, the yoga of love.


Erika’s passion for yoga began several years ago and has changed her life. Specialising in yin, hatha and slow flow, Erika has completed yoga training in several areas focusing on mood management, anxiety and depression alleviation and recuperation. You will feel safe and comfortable with Erika and walk out of each class with a profound sense of accomplishment.


Errin has been an avid yoga practitioner for many years & endeavours to convey her passion through her classes. She is constantly developing her fluid, dynamic and creative style that has been influenced by many types of asana practice. Errin's approach to teaching is lighthearted; she aims to empower students of all abilities and does so by encouraging them to explore and push their boundaries, whilst simultaneously reconnecting with their breath, mind, body and soul.


Nour’s journey in yoga commenced after attending a few hip hop yoga classes. Ditching the music, but not the mat, Nour was soon hooked and utilised the practice to create more balance in her own life. Nour believes both body and mind are strengthened by yoga and her classes are characterised by a strong, flowing sequence and the flexibility to adjust and modify exercises to suit the individual. Her classes are accessible for all levels.


Michele’s mother introduced her to yoga as a teenager in Sydney, under the well-respected Iyengar teacher, Martin Jackson. Yoga has been part of her life ever since and Michele brings the yogic principles to whatever activities she may be involved in. As well as several styles of dance, she has competed at state, national and international levels for gymnastics, swimming and karate respectively.


It was Mie's love of contemporary dance and movement that introduced her to the world of yoga. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, the discipline of yoga, meditation and Pranayama played a huge part in the healing process. The practices had incredible benefits for Mie, both physically and emotionally. She hopes to bestow her wisdom, experiences and strengths onto others. Mie's classes have a strong focus on body awareness and synchronization of breath and movement. Mie loves to teach Hatha, Vinyasa and will also be taking our post-natal classes.


In a former life, Katie had a storied career in the financial sector in London, yet, she always found time to volunteer at various charitable organisations including several animal shelters and rescue clinics. After completing over 1000 hours across several yoga practices, Katie is a great teacher for those new to yoga, or those looking for some relaxation. Be sure to attend one of her yin or essentials classes.


Alessia came in contact with the practice of Yoga in 2006 while travelling to India as a University student. Alessia's teaching combines her passion for Yoga & Martial Arts (she is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt); she provides challenging yet accessible yoga classes where Asanas and Pranayama are explored as tools to practice mindfulness.


Hailing from a martial arts background, Sara found a new tranquility and purpose through yoga. Sara loves teaching through creative sequences to continually motivate her students, beginner or intermediate. She revels in the movement connected with the power of breath and stillness of the mind, especially in each challenge. Always positive and self-connected, Sara finds her flow is always orientated to "groundness" and pure unconditional love. Mindfulness is her mantra.


Kristy hails from Sydney, loves the ocean and the surf, and uses her yoga practice to keep her sane in a busy, fast-paced world. The breath is what guides each of her classes, whether a flowing vinyasa-based practice or a chilled-out restorative class with guided meditation. The recurring theme in all Kristy's teachings is to nurture her students, help them to find balance and ultimately become more connected with themselves and this planet.


Curious by nature, Sophie has had an eclectic professional journey, which led her to yoga. From the moment she discovered its discipline and philosophy, it supported her in her personal growth and became a journey around the globe. She has since immigrated from Canada and continues to develop her passion for yoga. Sophie believes that we are spiritual beings living a human experience, therefore, enjoys weaving philosophy through a fun physical practice.


Stephanie has practiced yoga for over fifteen years and can personally attest to the profound effects that yoga has on both the mind and body. She believes yoga has the ability to uplift and revitalise us, allowing us to develop a deeper connection with ourselves and surroundings. Stephanie enjoys providing her students with a challenging and hands on practice, whilst also cultivating a supportive and encouraging environment in her classes.


Freya likes to run, scratch that, Freya loves to run! A regular competitor in marathons and ultra-marathons, Freya began her yoga journey as a means of limbering up stiff and sore limbs, injury prevention, and of course, a practice to unwind from her busy life. The release she experienced set her on a more authentic path that involves volunteering at several institutions locally and oversea. Freya loves when her clients challenge themselves, but do not be afraid, you will leave feeling accomplished and revitalised.


Another passionate dancer, Holly started teaching dancing as a teenager. After completing her yoga training in Byron Bay, and attaining several more certifications, Holly brings a touch of movement, somatic and mindfulness to each class. With a background in social work, Holly recognizes and understands the individual needs of her students and will help everybody improve along their own yogic journey.


Chris’s yoga journey started several years ago after suffering a serious knee injury sustained from Mixed Martial Arts. Soon thereafter he realised all the benefits which come from a consistent yoga practice both physical and spiritual. He strives to assist people experience the same benefits with movement and breath. Chris loves practicing Vinyasa & Power style yoga. Chris believes a class should be structured to suit all levels.


At the age of 19, Amanda attended her first yoga class, and it became a regular part of her life since. Now, a little older, wiser and stronger, Amanda's yoga helped guide her through her pregnancy and beyond. It cented her when she most needed it. As a practice of self-awareness and conscience action towards others, yoga was always a natural extension of her career as a maternity Social Worker. Allowing her to give back to those who need it most, Amanda is dedicated to offering a nurturing, safe, and informative prenatal practice to mothers and their babies to be.