Although I have practiced yoga for over 10 years, it was when I cleared out from my corporate lifestyle and made time for daily practice that I started to see life with more colour. Yoga has been a key, enabling me to unlock and unfurl the deeper layers, the truth that runs beneath the surface of my ideas and muscle fibres - the essence of who I really am. I am passionate about sharing this experience with anyone who also wants to run a little deeper or seeks respite from their urban life.
As I continue to delve within, I move closer to an authentic life - one where I make the rules, where I follow the song of my soul. This led me to Costa Rica where I undertook my first teacher training and took me around the world, teaching and practicing yoga from California to Barcelona. Practicing every yoga style in every language has given me a deep well of inspiration to draw from. With a few stops along the way, this adventure within has now led me here to this unique and beautiful studio space that I am fortunate to be the principal of. I believe that yoga is for EVERYbody, and am passionate about finding ways to create time out of their busy schedules to help people to stop, breathe, connect, step closer to their true self and uncover their limitless potential. I invite you to come and share this space with me and my gifted colleagues.
Claire anchored herself in yoga while adrift during five years of travel and global adventures. She welcomed setting a bearing to self-acceptance, compassion and good old fashioned forgiveness through the philosophy of yoga. Initially enjoying the physical benefits of a bikram and yin yoga practice, the broader benefits of embracing pranayama, meditation, mudra and mantra soon became clear.
In 2011 equipped with 500 hours of teacher training from Byron Yoga Centre and a healthy appetite for life Claire set sail guiding students inward. Core to her teaching is a call to heed to the shifting seasons of life, to “live in flow”. Her vinyasa classes move with a slow and steady pulse supporting deep alignment in the physical body. Claire believes yoga provides a complete system of restoring health by shifting away from the stress rhythms of an outward focused modern life, embracing a connection to the body’s inner rhythms. As Claire guides you through breath awareness and moving meditation you will be challenged and empowered to captain your own ship and be guided home.
Dedicated to her own practice and evolution on the teaching mat Claire continues to nurture self-development through ongoing teacher training.
Press your mind-body-soul rest button in one of Claire’s classes soon.
As soon as i was introduced to yoga, a passionate love affair ensued and quickly it became an essential part of daily life, a framework through which to inquire and navigate the world. I have traveled to India many times, the traditional source of yoga, to deepen my personal practice and intensively study various forms of yoga and meditation with senior teachers. I have been blessed with great teachers, in India, America and locally in Perth and I am currently studying under Shiva Rea in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Prana Flow.
Since completion of my first Hatha-Vinyasa teacher training in 2009 with The Yoga Space, I have been fortunate enough to share my love of yoga with a broad scope of students, from beginners to experienced yogis, grandmas, athletes, teens and pregnant mummies. Creating a designated sacred space for students to practice, grow, explore, experiment and evolve in studio settings, global retreat spaces and with Flow Festival is a joy and a real privilege.
Claudia is passionate about assisting others to live their life to best expression through the art of yoga. Having been a student to the practice for over 15 years, she has healed herself from the chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and overcome self-limiting beliefs that arise from major life changes.
Claudia is trained in Hatha, Vinyasa & Yin yoga styles and has been guiding yoga classes since 2012 for both women and men and delivers a teaching style that is down to earth, playful and informative as she creates a safe space for others to explore their own full potential.
Corina is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with everybody and loves connecting people to their mind, body and breath. Corina’s journey took her to Bali for a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Awakened Life School of Yoga. She trained as a yoga teacher to empower families and has since taught yoga by the beach, at a women’s refuge, at a recreation centre, and at gyms. Her style varies from an energetic flow to restorative.
Corina’s vision to empower families led her to Greece to train as a children’s yoga teacher with Awakened Life School of Yoga. The children’s classes Corina offers are fun, playful and designed to have every child engaged in making yoga shapes, going on yoga adventures, playing games and learning the basic principles of yoga.
While in Greece, Corina also became a prenatal yoga teacher. She is excited to have the opportunity to empowering women through their pregnancy.
Styles: Vinyasa, Restorative, Children’s Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.
Training and Influences: Joe Miller, Sarah Trelease, Sage Caprice Abowitt, Clare Ryan, Marie DiBona-Herzog and Lynn Morris.
Jen first discovered yoga as a means to heal herself after a car crash. She was initially drawn to the physical aspects to regain mobility. As Jen continued to explore different styles and teachings, yoga grew into much more than a healing physical practice.
As the significance of yoga continued to unfold throughout her life; emotionally, physically and energetically. Jen knew it was time to deepen her understandings and practice through teacher training, studying the roots of Classical Hatha Yoga.
Jen now specialises in yoga informed trauma. This coming from a background of experience and studies in PTSD and Yoga for Trauma. Being able to share a practice with others who have come from a traumatised background allows new levels of growth and supported healing and recovery.
Creating a caring environment for people to go within and having the practice as a personal enquiry of ones self. Mindful movements and thinking to quieten the mind and find peace both physically, mentally and spiritually while on the mat and after in your everyday life.
PARA ISIDRO was born in Manila, Philippines, and is one of the country's most sought after and successful dance artists and choreographers. Para moved to Perth in 2008. She is the Director of PARADANCE based in Perth, Western Australia, whose mission is to provide high-quality training in dance and movement to amateur and professional singers, stage and film actors and prepare them for alife as a professional entertainer.
Para performs and teaches all styles of dance from ballet to hip-hop, contemporary, Latin, jazz, Broadway, musical theatre and showdance. She has danced as principal dancer for the Philippines' premiere jazz/contemporary dance company, Douglas Nierras' Powerdance. She has choreographed and performed with world class and premiere artists from Asia, Broadway and London's West End. Her works as a performer, dance teacher. movement coach and choreographer include "Miss Saigon","Rent", "Once on this Island", "Chess", "Fantasticks" and MTV.
Para was also the dance and movement director at the Film and Television Institute in Perth for its Screen Acting Program. In 2010, she was the featured artist in a concert entitled "Valentine in November" held in New York. She was guest teacher in musical theatre dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and also at the 3 Arts Music Institute. Para also been lecturing in movement and dance to the students of contemporary music department at the prestigious WA Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.
Para is a highly regarded teacher at various studios around Perth, and a much admired performer whenever she appears on stage.
Para produces her yearly dance concert "ENCORE" for her dance students and special guests and friends. Watch out for our next production in October and November 2017.
Para is the proud mother to Perth's young dancer/choreographer Una Genuino of the National Champion dance crewcalledThe Society. Para is also a certified Lagree Fitnessaddict and Megaformer trainer.
After years of participation in highly competitive and results driven sports, Tess' active and healthy lifestyle eventually led her to explore the ancient practice of Yoga. Since first embracing the principals of Yoga in 2008, Tess’ desire has been to explore and deepen her understanding of the holistic philosophies of Yoga including; the therapeutic effect yoga has on the body physically, mentally and spiritually.
Tess graduated from the Hatha/Vinyasa teacher training course at The Yoga Space under the guidance of Dr.Jean Byrne. Tess has also completed the Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindful Based Stress Reduction Program, and more recently has completed a Surfing Australia Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructor Course.
Tess believes Yoga is for everyone and has designed her classes to be fun and creative while providing her students with a safe space to discover their own strength and flexibility on the mat. She guides her students through an infusion of meditation, relaxation, asana and pranayama, a practice which she believes will flow off your mat into your daily life.
Yoga is an essential part of Tess’ life. She is passionate about cultivating positive energy in all aspects of life and through Yoga, believes she can inspire others to experience the same. Not only embracing Yoga as a physical practice but as a complete state of being.