TEACHERS

Meet Fauna Yoga's amazing team!

SASHA – COMMUNITY MANAGER

Community Manager Sasha lives and breathes yoga. Having discovered yoga through her fitness journey, Sasha fell in love with the practice as she realised the benefits yoga had on her mind and body. Sasha wanted to share the benefits of yoga with others and went on to complete a yoga teacher training in Bali. Always smiling, you will find Sasha outside studio hours and is more than happy to assist with any questions or inquiries you may have.

PETRA

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.

ERIKA

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.

LOUISE

Louise, originally a Registered Nurse from Ireland, is committed to improving maternal health care through Yoga and Mindfulness. She has been focused on Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga for the past three years and is currently studying to become a Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Doula. Her extensive knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth will be a wonderful guide for you on your pregnancy journey, as will her warm and compassionate energy.

ERRIN

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.

MICHELE

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.

NOUR

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.

MIE

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.

KATIE

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

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.

STEPH

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.

SARA

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.

CELINE

Celine has been into yoga and fitness for the past 7 years. As she became pregnant, she wanted to develop Yoga suited to future and new mothers . She certified as a Pre & Post Natal yoga teacher as she believes any extra care and support can help future and new mums embrace their motherhood journey.

SOPHIE

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.

FREYA

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.

HOLLY

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.

ATIKA

Atika found yoga in 2002 and welcomed a reconnection between her mind, body and spirit. With a background working in corporate communications and marketing environments, yoga restored balance and alignment, which had been lacking due to a hectic lifestyle. Atika­­ teaches Vinyasa, Aerial, and Mindful Pregnancy Yoga, as well as Meditation. Bringing mindful movement, connection to breath, yoga philosophy and structural alignment to her classes, Atika invites students to delve deeper inwards through the practice and learn to accept whatever arises. Expect to be challenged, nourished and supported by Atika’s calm nature and genuine interest in students’ transformational journey.

AMANDA

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.