OWNER / YOGIRuth 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.
OWNER / YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHERCody 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.
YOGA TEACHER / STUDIO MANAGER
Julie came to yoga, like so many others, to help with stress and anxiety, but got a whole lot more than she bargained for. It’s led her on an endless journey of self-discovery and with a yearning to help others make a difference in their own lives, too.
She believes that we can all be a little more mindful and compassionate towards ourselves both in our practice, and in our daily lives.
Julie’s classes provide a light-hearted, welcoming and supportive space for everybody. She will help you find the right alignment for your body and encourage you to move with the guidance of your breath. Her aim is to inspire you to be more mindful both on and off the mat, and to come to yoga with an open mind – prepared to discover more than just a physical practice!
YOGA TEACHERParas’s classes are inspiring and gentle, fun, energising and uplifting. She works with slower movements, focusing more on the expansion of flexibility through working with the connective tissues.
Her focus of yoga is to bring balance and harmony of the body, mind and soul, allowing peacefulness, happiness, vitality and positive mental and physical health to become a regular part of our every day lives.
“Yoga for me is Self Love – a time for ourselves to give to ourselves ~ filling our cup and allowing us to share that more with others.”
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.
Lorinda has been teaching yoga since 2014 and is also qualified in Pre & Post Natal Yoga teaching. In her classes you can expect asana & pranayama interweaved with mantra & yogic philosophy. Her goal as a teacher is to encourage her students to be the best versions of themselves on and off the mat.
With a keen interest in health, Lorinda is also studying to become an Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant and will be fully qualified in 2021.
YOGA TEACHERFascinated 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.
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!
“Just be! Explore the magical sensations of life, be curious, laugh and love!”
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.
Inspired by the soul seekers and masters of the east, Carmela began her formal Yoga and Meditation studies in Rishikesh, India, the “Birthplace of Yoga”. Here Carmela discovered she has a strong passion for assisting others transform their life through yoga as a lifestyle and life philosophy.
She combines her love and passion for dance and embodiment practices with traditional Indian Yogic philosophy and ritual, extending a warm and compassion heart to those who journey along side her.
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.