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OUR TEACHERS

OUR TEACHERS

RUTH FELMINGHAM

RUTH FELMINGHAM

OWNER / YOGI

Ruth discovered yoga and meditation after years of challenges with her mental health. Following a bad breakdown, she went searching for natural ways to keep herself well – changing to a plant-based vegan diet, seeing alternative healers, and moving her business to by the beach. Having a daily practice of yoga and meditation keeps her balanced, out of the head and into the body, giving the mind a rest from the continual striving and mental chatter.

Seeing the dramatic difference that these changes made to her life, Ruth was determined to share this with others, and this is how Yogaharta was created!

Ruth believes that yoga and meditation should be accessible to everyone, and that is what we are trying to provide here at Yogaharta – with affordable options for everyone, building a community where everyone feels truly at home.

CODY FELMINGHAM

CODY FELMINGHAM

OWNER / YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHER

Cody has been practising meditation since the age of 16 as a way to deal with life’s struggles, and completed his yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. He loves travelling and exploring other cultures, for the life lessons it brings.

Cody uses yoga as a way of life to increase his vitality, to stretch and heal his body, and to relax and stabilise his mind. He likes to teach through personal experience – using what has helped him and what he uses on a day to day basis, keeping the focus on the unity of mind, body and spirit through the connection of breath, movement and mental awareness.

Cody also leads our Meditation and Pranayama classes.

JESS TANHCHAREUN

JESS TANHCHAREUN

YOGA TEACHER

Awareness, acceptance, accessibility, and embodiment are the cornerstones of Jess’s approach to yoga. For over ten years, Jess has been practicing yoga and meditation to cultivate inner peace & meaning within. She began her teaching journey in Greece in 2018, before returning home to Australia to expand her offerings in Yin Yoga, Mindfulness, and soulful Tantric Yoga. Her classes weave together her studies in astrology, Ayurveda, bodywork, and sacred circles with a focus on energetics, nervous system regulation and deep rest.Join Jess as she guides you through a range of calming and energising yogic practices in movement, breathwork, and meditation, to  awaken the vitality, joy and freedom that dwell within us all.
EMILIE FINCHER

EMILIE FINCHER

YOGA TEACHER

Emilie was introduced to yoga at the age of 16 when training with the circus. Over time, she saw first-hand how a regular practice can benefit the mind and body, both on the mat and out in the world.

In 2014, Emilie completed her first 200 hour training with the Radhika Yoga Institute in Vrindavan, India. Emilie has since completed a further 250 hours with Byron Yoga Centre and the Yoga With Carson Academy.

As a qualified remedial massage therapist, Emilie has a keen interest in functional anatomy, biomechanics and logical sequencing. Emilie offers a light-hearted journey to yourself, encouraging introspection and self study through asana and movement exploration.

SARAH SHEFFIELD

SARAH SHEFFIELD

YOGA TEACHER

Yoga is a love and strength relationship within the body, the mind and the breath. Through my sequencing you’ll create length within, while really hydrating and nourishing your body. Moving through each pose slowly is how we build strength, not stress in the body. I encourage growth spiritually and physically, all in your own time.
Yoga to me is about the journey, not just getting to the peak of the pose. I encourage my students to listen to their own body making any adjustments to feel comfortable through the movements. By making your practice personal, you safely gain more strength and awareness.
CARA MACRI

CARA MACRI

YOGA TEACHER & AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER

Cara has been teaching yoga for over 9 years and enjoys incorporating awareness of the breath and the flow of energy in the body into her classes. She loves yoga’s ability to connect both herself and her clients to the space of peace and clarity within.

Through teaching yoga, Cara became interested in the philosophy of Ayurveda and decided to study ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine, along with regular yoga practice, assisted Cara in overcoming a personal health challenge many years ago and it brings her great joy to share her two great passions with others.

ALYSSA ELODIE

ALYSSA ELODIE

STUDIO MANAGER

Alyssa is a multi-talented human bringing humour, fun and her in-depth experience in Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Managing / Admin, Yoga Teaching & Massage / Bodywork.

Alyssa bows in gratitude to these ancient Eastern practices, as well as the people of the Kulin nations on whose land she lives, works and plays.

CRISTINA CARNEVALI

CRISTINA CARNEVALI

YOGA TEACHER

A passionate yoga teacher that focuses on the practice of presence thanks to the awareness of the breath, the body posture and the body sensations.

A lot of care is devoted to thoroughly cueing the correct alignment so as to build strong foundations for a safe practice, as well as sharing the philosophical teachings by weaving them into classes for long-lasting benefits for the body and the mind, and to promote spiritual expansion.

Devoted to daily self-practice, in my experience yoga positively and constructively impacts our life at every level – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – that helps in maintaining balance, gaining awareness, staying focused and present, feeling energised and relaxed at the same time, purifying all physical and mental systems, as well as growing and transforming ourselves.

RYAN PEDLEY

RYAN PEDLEY

YOGA TEACHER

Ryan has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for the last 11 years alongside a relentless exploration of its philosophy. He has been fortunate to study in Australia, India, Thailand, Bali and online with some of Ashtanga’s most respected teachers.
His studies have also included naturopathy, mental health, massage, bodywork and various martial arts systems.
MARTINA WALCHER

MARTINA WALCHER

YOGA TEACHER

Martina’s encouraging and bubbly nature allows her to create a fun, light-hearted, compassionate, safe and nurturing environment for her students to explore their bodies and minds through asana, pranayama and meditation.

Having two parents suffering from physical disabilities, Martina’s passion lies in making yoga accessible for everybody. Her appreciation for functional anatomy and her understanding of the varying range of motion in her students enables her to work with a range of adjustments and props so everybody can enjoy the benefits of the practice.

Martina found incredible healing in Yin Yoga and meditation after suffering from a burnout a few years ago and pursued her dream of helping others through yoga by completing 170h of Yin Yoga trainings in both Germany and Australia before completing her 200h YTT in Hatha Flow and Meditation.

JESS STENGLEIN

JESS STENGLEIN

YOGA TEACHER

Jess found her love for Yoga whilst studying Acting at the Howard Fine Acting studio, where she was also introduced to the Alexander and Suzuki techniques. Through this, she learned the power of body awareness. Jess’ introduction to Yoga was through SomaChi in Fitzroy and she immediately fell in love with the way the somatic practice allowed her to feel grounded, but also fluid throughout her everyday life. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in 2017 through SomaChi. ​​​​​​​​
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In the midst of her Yoga studies, she found a passion for Mindfulness and Buddhism, which she continues to explore today. She is passionate about helping people find grounding, fluidity and presence throughout their practice.

KIRSTIE LORD

KIRSTIE LORD

YOGA TEACHER

Kirstie found Yoga whilst pregnant with her second son, and after some time practising, decided to embark on a life-changing Yoga Teacher Training and has never looked back. ​​​​​​​​
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Kirstie believes that you don’t have to be flexible or bendy to practice Yoga. Simply a willingness to be open to learn and embrace something new. ​​​​​​​​
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She guarantees that you will leave feeling relaxed and she looks forward to seeing you on the mat.​​​​​​​​

LIZZY GOULAS

LIZZY GOULAS

YOGA TEACHER

Lizzy sees yoga as an opportunity to have a conversation with your body and emotions and through dynamic, playful and nurturing classes, she holds a space for people to access whatever they may need from their practice. She encourages people to explore and appreciate themselves on the mat and take this introspection into life outside the yoga studio too.​​​​​​​​
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She hopes to guide others through classes that they can make their own practice and offer themselves the gift of yoga and self-compassion.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

TALIA BURLOVIC

TALIA BURLOVIC

YOGA TEACHER

Fascinated by life itself, Talia encourages her students to explore themselves, creating a warm and uplifting space to be present in their bodies, to experience and observe the wonders of yoga, meditation and sound healing. ​​​​​​​​
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With a keen interest in music, massage and dance combined with an enthusiastic attitude, you can expect a happy, harmonious flow in Talia’s classes and probably a bit of a giggle! ​​​​​​​​
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“Just be! Explore the magical sensations of life, be curious, laugh and love!”​​​​​​​​

Yoga Studio in Seaford, near Frankston, Carrum, Skye and Mount Eliza