Phoebe dove headfirst into yoga during travels in 2009, inspired by the styles of vinyasa, power vinyasa and hatha taught by incredible teachers in BC, Canada. Settling in at home in 2011 and discovering Yogaworx, a strong practice of intuitive power vinyasa yoga became this beautiful thread weaved into a life with a whole lot more clarity and direction.
Trained in Purna Yoga in Byron Bay, meaning integrated or complete, and with support and encouragement from the beginning by mentors Wendy and Mal from Yogaworx, a warm, friendly, holistic style of vinyasa flow developed.
Using the importance of the asana practice, the breathing, meditation, philosophy and a love of music within her classes Phoebe has a passion for creating a space for people to explore themselves, cultivate awareness and learn how to heal themselves using their body, mind and breath
From New York City, Suzi has been practicing yoga for ten years and teaching yoga for the past two years. While introduced to yoga through competitive soccer training, Suzi’s passion for yoga grew while living and working at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York as she was introduced to phenomenal teachers from around the world. Suzi then spent time studying and practicing at ISHTA Yoga in New York City, and most recently attended workshops and retreats throughout Southeast Asia deepening her knowledge of Hatha, Pranayama, and Meditation techniques. Suzi brings knowledge of Ayurveda and Tantra into her Vinyasa style practice to create a well-rounded practice where others can create space in body and mind for compassion, respect, and joy.
Mesmerized by the power and intuitive nature of yoga and the multiple benefits that come from maintaining a personal practice, Suzi is passionate about sharing yoga with all. Suzi has her Masters Degree in Social Work and previously incorporated yoga and meditation into her work counseling youth and young adults. Suzi works to assist others in finding inspiration, purpose, and a passion for all that life has to offer integrating holistic principles and having fun in the process!
Rachael did her first yoga class eighteen years ago. Her foray into teaching was actually a few years earlier when she led her year nine English class through a guided relaxation to help them learn about stress.
The body as a tool for learning inspired Rachael to begin teaching yoga (officially). It also took her to circus school. With a strong focus on body awareness, Rachael draws creative inspiration from her training with Sheffield’s Greentop circus, challenging students to find effortlessness in strength and to transfer what we learn on the yoga mat to the flow of everyday life.
After completing a University Diploma of Yogic Education at the University of Lille in the north of France, Rachael began to design specialist yoga programmes, working with health professionals to merge the best of western health knowledge with the wisdom of yogic education. Rachael created Gentle Yoga for Fibromyalgia, has run guest lectures and yoga workshops for groups like the Neurological Council’s Like-Minded Group, and taught yoga at the Nijmegen Acrobatics Festival. She also has a degree in civil engineering.
Raechel first discovered yoga when she didn’t get into a graphic design course! Before yoga, Raechel had ten years of dancing, and two years of martial arts (with a very strict sensai!). On starting Yoga, Raechel felt it was far more then an exercise regime; instead it was the first thing that gave her a deep sense of quiet, and a challenge without judgment.
Raechel has a strong background in Bikram yoga, and has been teaching for 5 years. She is now enjoying exploring, sharing and practicing the yoga she is teaching at the Yoga Vine. She loves the continued growth in her practice and thrives on watching the growth in her students. She seeks to be as flexible as she can in her practice and her life.
Importantly, Raechel doesnt like bad coffee and she wont drink bad wine!
Checking out a few yoga classes became Claire’s favourite way to scope out each new town while traveling and living in North America in her early 20′s. Yoga unearthed an inner sense of peace and calm, and her ‘off the beaten track adventures’ on the high seas and to remote island locations where access to yoga teachers wasn’t always possible, lead Claire to develop a strong self practice.
Claire completed a Certificate IV Yoga Teacher Training (500hr) at Byron Yoga Centre in the Purna Yoga style in 2011. She continues to further her knowledge with Anatomy and Physiology studies through the Yoga Synergy system with Simon Borg-Olivier.
Claire loves to weave pranayama or yogic breathing techniques, through creative sequences designed to increase blood flow and circulate the movement of energy. Claire’s own personal journey with injuries enhances her ability to guide others with injuries or physical limitations to practice yoga safely.
Diver, freediver, sailor, surfer and a foray as a submersible pilot, Claire also considers herself an ‘Ocean Steward’, with a passion to create awareness and protect the blue heart of the planet
Anna first experienced yoga as a teenager and never forgot the deep sense of inner calm she felt after that first class. Many years later when she was travelling thru California, Yoga found her again at a time she really needed it and she knew right away that she wanted to share the gift of yoga with others.
After a couple of years of steady practice Anna embarked on her teacher training journey in 2010 when she completed her 200 hour certification. In 2012, after leaving her job in the corporate sector she returned to NZ and completed her second teacher training (500hr). Passionate about the transformative and restorative powers of yoga, she continues to attend workshops and courses to deepen her understanding of this beautiful life science.
Anna’s style of yoga is influenced by the many she has herself practiced, particularly Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and Satyananda’s holistic system of yoga. Her classes are uplifting, playful and informative, combining breath awareness and flowing sequences with classical floor postures to bring a sense of balance and calm to the entire mind/body complex. She likes to teach in an informative way that empowers people as they deepen their awareness of how they breathe, move and think so they can take their yoga off the mat and into their daily lives.
Anna is inspired by the Balinese approach to life which essentially prioritises happiness and balance. As much as she loves yoga and exercise, she also has a soft spot for coffee and champagne and is totally addicted to toasted muesli and olives.