Julie began her yoga practice in 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. She studied at the Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Studios where she practiced Power Vinyasa Yoga, a dynamic flow, which synchronizes breathing and movement. Julie also apprenticed as a teacher’s assistant at Prana Power Yoga in Boston where she learnt how to guide, nurture and help students deepen their practice. It was here that she began to appreciate and understand the connection and energy between the student and the teacher.
Julie trained as a teacher in Bali, Indonesia at Shakti Spirit Yoga with Rachel Hull. Along with a strong Ayurvedic component, the course taught a much gentler form of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, focusing on safety and touching upon yoga as a form of physical therapy. Most recently, she completed an advanced vinyasa intensive under the guidance of Edward Clark and Nikki Durrant of Tripsichore Yoga.
Julie is a Yoga Alliance Registered teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT200). Today, Julie incorporates all of her past experiences into her teaching style. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Nidra. She teaches students at all levels including those who have never practiced yoga before. She hopes that students will walk away from her classes with a sense of peace, joy and positivity.
Kathrin’s Yoga journey started several years ago with classical Hatha Yoga while living in India. At Sivananda Centres and Ashrams in Delhi and Kerala she experienced all the wonderful balancing and nurturing effects Yoga has on the body and mind.
Continuing her practice in Germany and Vietnam, she was blessed to meet and learn from inspiring teachers from other Yoga traditions, including Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga (e.g. Patricia Thielemann-Kapell, Daphne Chua). Realizing that Yoga is what she wants to share with other people, Kathrin completed her Teacher Training under Swami Mahadevananda in Thailand in 2012. She also has a teachers’ certificate in Childrens’ Yoga from Amanda Reeds’ Samadhi Family Yoga, and was trained in traditional Thai Massage at Siam Healing Centre in Thailand.
In her classes, Kathrin seeks to integrate the energizing aspects of Vinyasa Flow and the soothing effects of Yin Yoga with classical Sivananda Hatha Yoga to create a nurturing, balanced and holistic practice. She places great emphasis on proper breathing and increased flexibility of the spine: "flexible spine, flexible mind."
Luang Prabang native, Khoun, trained as a teacher in Bangkok at Yoga Elements Studio with Adrian Cox. Khoun has a love for yoga that is apparent in the genuine energy that she brings to her classes. She has practiced Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow, which she combines to create classes that are both strong and relaxing at the same time.
Khoun guides her students through their practice with dedication and precision, which means that while she is nurturing, she also focuses on proper alignment techniques. Students in Khoun's classes will be gently encouraged to find their edge and to practice steadily around this edge.
Khoun often makes use of props and wall exercises as tools for finding the correct alignment. Her classes are suitable for students of all levels, including complete beginners. She has played an active role in introducing yoga to the local community. Students will be challenged and energized, but most importantly, they will connect with the feeling of overall wellbeing and content.
Building on her 15 year practice of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin yoga, Susi completed her yoga teacher training at Sivananda Yoga Academy in Kerala, India in early 2013 and has since gone on to teach in India, Australia, Thailand and Laos.
Inspired by her meditation practice the power of the breath forms the foundation of all her classes; each session begins with a Mindfulness of Breathing exercise, set to calm the mind and build a connection with the body, and is followed by a series of flowing asanas led by the flow of breath.
Drawing on her experience with a variety of yoga styles she enjoys teaching to a varied clientele, ranging from gentle and instructive classes for beginners to more dynamic and challenging sequences for the more advanced practitioner. She can confidently lead a class where the students are of mixed levels, offering a variation on pace of movement and intensity of posture, whilst always bringing a sense of fun to the class.
With a qualification in yoga therapy Susi has taught group classes in restorative yoga and pre-natal yoga for mothers-to-be. She has also achieved certificates in ayurvedic health, Thai massage and reiki and is about to complete a diploma in nutrition.
Jenn has practiced yoga on and off for over 10 years, having first come to the practice as a competitive runner who was looking for a way to re-calibrate and balance out her body. What started as some deep stretching one day a week grew over the years as she tried out different styles in studios in both the US and overseas. After studying with a private Sivananda yoga teacher and dabbling with Ashtanga workshops in India, she decided she wanted to deepen her understanding of yoga by attending a teacher training. In early 2014 she studied in Thailand with Shy Sayar, a California-based yoga therapist, teacher and studio owner. It was here that, in addition to learning more about the spiritual and physical traditions, Jenn realized that she loved teaching and sharing that post-yoga feel-good "high" with others.
While she is still an avid runner and appreciates yoga's injury-prevention benefits, Jenn particularly enjoys the non-competitive aspect of yoga as a counterbalance to regular competitive sports. Her classes are alignment-focused and energizing, with a constant reminder to let the breath lead the body as students engage in a moving meditation. With each class she teaches, she has one simple goal: that students leave feeling great.