Meet the team

Amber

Amber has been practicing yoga since her early 20’s, but after falling off the mat several times has finally found her space. She completed her teacher training, and has never looked back! Amber is also about to commence her level 1 Thai Yoga massage, and is also a Primary teacher and holds a graduate certificate in Physical Education, Special Needs and Religious Education.

After initially practicing predominantly Power yoga for years, Amber is now developing some balance in her practice and enjoys more relaxing forms of yoga such as Slow Flow, Yin and Restorative. In face her best yoga memory was taking her first Long Slow Deep master class with Bryan Kest – that’s a 4 hour class! A big challenge but totally worth it for Amber.

Amber’s favourite aspect of yoga is sharing a connected space with like-minded people, and engaging in a holistic approach to supporting the mind, body and spirit; in a mindful way. Voodoo Yoga is very fortunate to have Amber teaching and sharing her knowledge with us.

Bev

Bev started her fitness career back in 1994 in her home Island, the beautiful Isle of Man, but finding yoga experiences limiting in that part of the world it wasn’t until 2007 when she moved to America that she started to study Bikram yoga. In 2011 Bev and her husband relocated to picturesque Perth where she opened up her own yoga studio. Since then Bev has travelled in India to study Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga with Paul Grilley , and then to Bali to study children’s yoga, racking up a very impressive 1,050 hours of training.

Bev has since sold her Perth studio but remains a director, mentoring the new owner.

Bev’s favourite style of yoga is Yin, in fact she is so good at it she has been accepted to further her Yin studies working into the Meridian systems of the body.

Voodoo Yoga is very fortunate to have Bev with us teaching Power and Yin yoga. Just don’t let her teach you Crow Posture. She once face planted whilst teaching it, not taking heed of her own teaching – “you go where you are looking…so head up and look ahead.”

Joy

Joy first got into yoga after the birth of her daughter 12 years ago as a way to lose weight and overcome post-natal depression. She kept at it, finding it physically and mentally challenging and it helped her stay in the present moment.

Joy has gone on to complete her power teacher training. Power is her favourite style because of its endless journey of poses, but life is all about balance and Joy also has yin as a must do in her practice.

Joy’s best yoga experience was her first ‘yoga high’, the ultimate goal of a yogi.

Katie

Katie began practising yoga in 2009. From her first class at her gym she was blown away by the impact simple movement with breath had on the body and the mind, and was immediately hooked! She never missed her class and started to go to classes outside of the gym and developed a home practice. Katie can be a nerdy person, and has read all the books she can on philosophy, alignment and yoga research.

Being a primary school teacher, Katie imagined a world where all children learn about peace and mindfulness, and promptly commenced her kids teacher training through Rainbow Kids. Since then Katie has learnt every style of yoga she could, and has trained in kids, teens, family, community, partner, acro, arm balance, vinyasa, mediation and Hatha.

The best part for Katie is the way she feels after practising yoga, the soft floaty bliss that comes from mindful movement and focus. Attending many workshops and retreats to widen her practice and experience, the highlight experience for Katie was a yoga rave! Glow sticks, yoga and electronica!

Everyone has thier own journey, and teaching yoga has taken Katie on an amazing one! Meeting people from all over the world, creating beautiful friendships, and seeing the sweet bliss on happy faces of people waking up from savasana…it is such a joy for Katie to teach and a privilege to hold space for our community.

Kylie

Kylie’s first memory of yoga was as an energetic pre-schooler in the 70’s, dancing around her lounge room watching Swami Sarasvati teach yoga on morning TV while her mum practiced with her. Her mum tells the story that Kylie tried out a few asanas back then, but Kylie did not ‘find’ yoga for herself until the next century!

Although Kylie had practiced yoga for ten years it wasn’t until a period of intense anxiety & depression that she understood what a positive force for change yoga truly can be. And that was when her desire to help others through yoga began.

Kylie is known as Mum to a radiant & cheeky pre-schooler, and has decided that yoga for kids will be part of both her journey and offering, along with alignment based slow flow & strength building vinyasa.

Kylie teaches yoga to help people connect their compassion & courage, to shine brightly.

Rocket

Rocket first got into yoga as a way to distress and push her body she started university, and she liked it so much she went and did her teacher training!

She loves yoga because it is a practice that never ends, there is always a new pose or a new sequence or a deeper sensation to find in a pose even after you’ve done it a thousand times. Her favourite styles of yoga alternates between vinyasa flow and ashtanga. Vinyasa because it’s fun to play around and adjust the flow to your mood and Ashtanga because it was the first style she learned as a student and it always feels like coming home.

Rocket has completed her 200hr power teacher training, and her best yoga memory was getting her certificate.

Jamie and Missy

The youngest members of the team, they often accompany Amy to welcome clients before class. Jamie enjoys helping our teachers put bolsters into the room, and Missy enjoys telling our clients adorable stories.

Amber
Bev
Katie
Kylie
Rocket
Jamie and Missy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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