Kate has been practicing Yoga since 1993 and teaching since 1999. She has taught around Australia and studied a variety of styles, and continues to regularly attend workshops and training to stay fresh and inspired as a teacher.
Kate’s classes are creative, explorative and dynamic. She aims to inspire and challenge students to explore their potential whilst maintaining structural and anatomical stability and a respectful approach to their bodies and minds. Kate uses music in her classes as a tool to facilitate and enhance emotive and kinaesthetic body/mind experiences for students.
Along with Donna, Kate established and directs The Yoga Vine.
Donna discovered yoga at a small light filled studio in inner city Sydney over 20 years ago and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 2003. In 2010, Donna completed her teaching training, and since then, has continued to broaden her knowledge expanding into contemporary yoga from around the world. She is currently training with Yoga Medicine focussing on anatomy and myofascial techniques.
Donnas’ playful and creative sequencing aims to support people to explore and change safely through their yoga practice. She's a big fan of arm balances, they'll always make an appearance in her Vinyasa classes.
Along with Kate, Donna established and directs The Yoga Vine.
Katie completed her 200 hour vinyasa teacher training through Yoga Medicine, with an emphasis on anatomy and alignment and her 100 hour yin yang training through Jo Phee, with an emphasis on skeletal variations. Katie has a background in massage, reiki, aromatherapy and personal training carrying elements of these to her yoga classes. Katie hopes to encourage her students to find stillness, peace, awareness and most importantly leave you feeling better than when you first arrived.
With a 20 year career in physiotherapy, Jo brings an expert eye to her specialised REMEDY YOGA classes at The Vine. She feels the missing link for a lot of people with mobility issues is Yoga. With those magic ingredients of strength, stability, focus, flexibility, mindfulness and breath awareness, Jo feels the whole body can then move in a safe and functional environment. Jo believes yoga can be adapted for any person of any age or stage in life and can be part of the current 'Exercise is Medicine' approach to health. Her love of dance, especially as a classically trained ballerina contribute to her love of yoga.
Noelle began her yoga journey 18 years ago to help ward off injuries from martial arts competitive sports and soon became hooked, committing to a daily yoga practice. She had found a wonderful sense of peace and wellbeing and so continued her studies, completing over 750hours of training with Greenwood Yoga Academy and The Yoga Vine.
She has practiced many different styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Power Vinyasa to Yin, and loves to teach a strong dynamic class with a focus on anatomy as much as she loves delving into the quietness of a yin class.
Heal yourself and you heal the world, as the philosophy goes… Tash believes one of the most profound, positive consequences of teaching yoga is the self-reflection. Her mantra is, when we reflect on what’s going on in our own lives, in our own yoga practice and are able to share this with a class—that’s when the healing takes place. And not only for ourselves, but for others too!
Tash loves a strong flow but equally enjoys the passive unraveling. Outside the hustle of corporate life, Tash practices yoga to strengthen her foundation. But its in her teaching that she finds her own freedom, her alchemy. Tash is a graduate of the 200hr Teacher Training at The Vine and continues her studies in Advanced Yoga and Anatomy.
With a background in health and wellness and 10 years spent as a Personal Trainer, it was only natural that Ida felt drawn to yoga. Practicing yoga for the past 3 years and intrigued by the anatomy of the body, Ida is currently furthering her studies with The Yoga Vine’s Advanced Teacher Training.
She muses that she feels on top of the world after a yoga practice. As a busy mother of two, she knows how important it is to look after her body mind and spirit and she believes yoga is the key to achieve this. Ida wants to teach her students to find a deeper sense of self-awareness, to let go of the clutter and embrace the things that encourage love and fulfilment.
Meesha discovered yoga in 2010 with Ashtanga and since then, she has explored many different styles including yin, hot yoga and power yoga before becoming drawn to the creative and playful vinyasa yoga style. In 2017 she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with The Yoga Vine and not long after, achieved her 350 hours accreditation under the tutelage of Donna Buchanan and Kate Taylor. Meesha takes great pleasure in sharing her passion for yoga and firmly believes it can be for everyone. Meesha brings mindfulness and heart into her yoga classes creating a calm, accessible and elevating experience for students to help them find their own individual expression on the yoga mat.
Like many students on the precipice of adulthood Jules found herself staring a new chapter of her life at university: stressed, anxious, unmotivated and lacking confidence in herself. This was when yoga found her. Yoga became an escape to channel her effervescent, overflowing energy and focus her racing mind in her bustling lifestyle. Seven years, a degree later and yoga still plays a vital role in her daily routine.
Jules’ completed her 350 hours of Vinyasa Teacher Training under the guidance of Donna Buchanan and Kate Taylor at The Yoga Vine and hopes to continue to study in the vastness of this ancient practice.
Chloe was introduced to yoga about 15 years ago, experimenting at first with a few classes, before completing an Ashtanga course a few years later and it soon became apparent that yoga was something she couldn’t live without! She believes yoga and its benefits can be for everyone and extend beyond the mat into our daily lives.
After completing her Teacher Training with The Yoga Vine in 2018, Chloe has embraced teaching with gusto, teaching in Fremantle and now in the city. She teaches with heart and her classes are relatable and honest, promoting her students to bring their authentic selves. She encourages exploration, giving her students the opportunity to discover and develop a deeper practice, while feeling comfortable along the way.