About

corporate yoga melbourneDiane

Diane created the idea of corporate yoga from practising yoga whilst working in the corporate world in stressful positions. She realised many health benefits, and wanted all companies to offer corporate yoga and wellness programs. Yoga gave her the balance that was much needed for her busy schedule. Her journey first began over 15 years ago after experiencing lower back issues and she heard of the benefits yoga could bring to her back. Along the years Diane has practiced many styles of yoga and meditation deepening her training and experience. “When I first started yoga it was for the physical benefits, but over the years the more I practiced, I gained balance in my life and yoga has taught me to be mindful and completely myself.” Diane teaches wellness programs across Melbourne, and has expanded her offering across Australia with the sister company The Wellness Union - which offer a range of wellness programs Australia wide.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Level 3 teaching in asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, ethics 155 hours - Knoff Yoga
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga 150 hours - Yoga Synergy
  • Advanced Yoga Fundamentals 150 hours - Yoga Synergy
  • Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training 350 hours - AYA
  • Discover Meditation - Australian School of Meditation & Yoga
  • Prenatal Teacher Training - Bliss Baby Yoga
  • Core Vinyasa Teacher Training
  • BA Business Marketing
  • Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia
corporate yoga melbourneKaren

Karen travelled extensively around the world for 14 years living for extended periods of time in India, China, Tibet, Europe and the Middle East learning of different cultures, religions and philosophies. It was in 1995 in Dharamsala India that Karen’s yoga journey began. As she began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others... Upon Returning to Australia she has since completed 1 x 200 Hour Hot Yoga, 1 x 80 Hour Hot Flow, 2 x 25 Hour Yin training from Grass Roots Yoga and 150 Hour Advanced Post Graduate teacher training at Ihana Yoga . She strives to cultivate happiness and balance through mindful living, hoping to inspire her students to do the same. With that mentality she teaches her classes from her heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness. She is continually inspired by yoga’s transformative power—both internally and externally. She strives to bring a sense of fun, freedom and kindness to her classes.

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • 200 Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training
  • 50 Hour Yin Teacher Training
  • 150 Hour Post Graduate - Ihana Yoga
  • Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia

 

Corporate Yoga MelbourneAnna

Anna has had an interest in Yoga and alternative healing since a teenager and started practicing when she was 14 at the Sivananda Ashram in Perth. Anna completed her first teacher training in 2005 in Melbourne. She has been to India 8 times to study Yoga and Meditation. Her thirst for knowledge led her to the Bihar School of Yoga in India where she lived for 2 years to study and live as a Sannyasin (Yoga monk). She completed a two-year Diploma of Satyananda Teacher Training in 2014.

Anna also has a great interest in Indian natural medicine and have studied Ayurvedic Massage and Consultancy in Dharmsala India with tradition Dr (Vaidya) Sibichen George. She has completed many Vipassana, Theraveda Meditation retreats in Thailand, India and Australia.

“I have noticed a great change in my wellbeing and emotional state since integrating these therapies as a way of life. I believe that we have the power and potential to live happy and fulfilling lives when we can see ourselves clearly”.

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Diploma of Classical Yoga, Australian College of Classical Yoga, 2005
  • Samarpananda Yoga Teacher Training, Rishikesh India, Satyananda Tradition 2008
  • Iyengar Yoga intensive, Rajpur India , 2006
  • Prenatal Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield, 2009
  • Satyananda Yoga Academy Yogic Studies (Diploma) 1, 2, 3, 4 (Yoga teacher training) 2011 and 2014
  • Bihar School of Yoga, India, Sannyasa Training Course 2011-2013

Ann

Ann is a former Marketing Professional, having practiced yoga over six years, she brings her belief that yoga helps balance a stressful mind after work and improve wellness. Ann’s passion lead her to take yoga and meditation training and become a certified Yoga Alliance & Knoff Yoga instructor.

Practitioners of all levels of experience can enjoy Ann’s classes as they journey together to improve flexibility, develop a sense of calm, and bring balance to the mind. Born in Vietnam, Ann’s teaching style is deeply rooted in pure joy, unconditional love, and patience. In her spare time, Ann practices tea meditation - Vietnam’s signature culture which combines the delight of meditation while preparing and enjoying a cup of tea.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Level 3 teaching in asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, ethics 200 hours - Knoff Yoga
  • 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training - Yoga Alliance
  • Level 2 meditation practice - Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Vietnam
  • Mindfulness practice with Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Yoga for senior teachers-  Australian College of Classical Yoga
  • Restorative yoga for spinal care - Ohana Australia Yoga Center
  • Bachelor of Business Marketing

Jess

Jess has been a travelling yogini since 2004 with strong roots in the Hatha yog tradition including Ashtanga Vinyasa method, combined with a Fitness, Ayurveda, nutrition and Wellness coaching background. She shares her extensive experience & passion as a unique, inspiring light along the students individual journey inward encouraging their practice to extend beyond the mat.

Jess lives by Patanjali’s eight limb path as closely as her own path has brought her to date, cultivating a lifestyle to inspire progress not perfection, intentional living and balance in all areas of life. A lifelong student, she regularly trains with Ashtanga Yoga Master Ajay Kumar of Mysore, India and Prashant Jakhmola of Rishikesh and more recently,  Master Jani Jaatinen, (Gokulcandra) and has a disciplined, intuitively driven self practice.

Her ultimate goal is to bring the tradition of the East to the West to inspire and evolve our practices for spiritual growth, healing and cultivate a life of vitality and wellness. Jess also aims to assist in the immersion of Westerners into the East through retreats, in order to fund the education, development, and empowerment of young women in India to fulfill their dreams of visiting the West.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • University of Wisconsin. La Crosse, WI, USA B.S. Exercise and Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning, Business Administration, 2001- 2005
  • 60 days Sthalam 8, intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa training w/ Ajay Kumar, Mysore India 2016
  • 10 day YogGanga Center for Yoga Studies, Iyengar Intensive w/Rajiv & Swati Chanchani, Dehradun
  • 7 day Kaivalyadhama Health & Yoga Research Center, Intensive Yoga/Ayurveda, Lonavala `16
  • 10 day, 100hr Vipassana Meditation, Dhamma Salila, Dehradun 2016
  • 500 RYT Nepal Yoga Academy, Traditional Hatha `15 200 RYT Shiva Yoga Peeth, Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Rishikesh, India 2014
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Australia 2005
  • 1st Yoga training AAAI/ISMA Vinyasa, USA 2003/4

Demi

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • RYT 200  (Yoga Alliance) - The Yoga Social
  • Cert Iv Teaching and Assessment (TAE)  AAT Circular Quay Melbourne 2011-2013
  • Diploma Mind Body Medicine Diploma Holistic Kinesiology. Graduated with clinical excellence
  • Certificate IV Holistic Kinesiology Including First Aid Certificate. College of Complementary Medicine Hornsby