Kate Taylor

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 Buchanan

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.

Claire Pianta

Claire finds joy in guiding students to connect with their inner rhythms, letting the tidal breath and driving heart beat serve as DJ for a greater feeling of flow in life. Claire experiences yoga as a system for maintaining a healthy mind, body and energy. Having completed over 700 hours of teacher training and 5 years on the teaching mat Claire is a capable and experienced instructor.  Inspired by her teacher Shiva Rea to honour the roots and contribute to the evolution of vinyasa, Claire continues to study in the Prana Vinyasa Flow style. 

Cody Cianfagna

Cody originally trained in Byron Bay completing her 200 hours in Purna yoga, a holistic style encompassing Iyengar, Hatha and Restorative.  Her love of movement has taken her around the world, learning many styles, incorporating Dynamic Vinyasa, Yin/Yang and Power Yoga. She brings an energetic, soulful style to classes and offers a deep, uplifting experience for her students. 


Jaz has a passion for developing a healthy mind, body and soul within herself and her students.  With more than 10 years as a fitness based pole instructor, she also has a  degree in Sports Science and has spent the best part of those years continuing to broaden her repertoire of exercise practices with ongoing training in yoga, pilates and fitness. Her playful approach to exercise and movement, combined with her extensive knowledge of anatomy,  allows her to bring a skilful, dynamic vibrancy to all her classes.

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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. 

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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.


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 is currently studying to complete 350 hours 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.

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As a uni student, Naomi attended her first yoga class at a community event in Copenhagen, Denmark and it had an immediate positive impact! Soon after she found herself cycling almost daily across the city to take part in the daily practice. Naomi loves the deep inner awareness that can be found in yoga and encourages students to cultivate these qualities in their practices too!

Naomi has been practicing at the Vine for almost 2 years now and has completed her 200 hours teacher training at The Vine. She is due to finish her 350 hour training in early 2018.