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.
Paras’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.”
“Practicing yoga has taught me to listen to my body, be mindful of my thoughts and to be kind to myself. I came to yoga, like many people, to help with stress and anxiety – and I got so much more than I bargained for. It’s been a journey of self-discovery, and I am forever learning.”
Julie’s classes provide a welcoming and supportive space to practice for all levels, including beginners. With a focus on alignment and linking breath with movement, her classes encourage students to always be connected to their bodies. Her aim is for people to come away from class feeling centered and present. She hopes to inspire people 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.
Lorinda completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and has since completed trainings in pre and post natal and children’s yoga teaching, with further training to be taken in India in January 2018.
Yoga has taken Lorinda on a journey of self enquiry and she is forever grateful for the lessons it has taught her. She strives to inspire her students to be the best versions of themselves on and off the mat.
Emilie was introduced to yoga at the age of 16 when training with the circus. She continued her own practice, seeing first-hand how a regular practice can benefit the mind and body, both on the mat and out in the world.
After traveling and learning from teachers in a range of styles of Yoga, she eventually completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher training in the holy city of Vrindavan, India with the well renowned Radhika Yoga Institute. Emilie has since completely a further Yin Yoga training with Byron Yoga Centre.
Emilie offers a light-hearted journey to yourself, whether it be through the flow of Vinyasa or the stillness of Yin.
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.
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!”
Teaching from the heart, Miroslav’s classes are highly engaging and immersive, with a presence that softly yet powerfully invites students into the intimacy of the present moment, allowing them to connect to their bodies in an effortless and fun way.
Fusing ancient wisdom and contemporary life in a fun and interactive way students walk away feeling deeply reconnected to themselves: peaceful, centred and grounded in taking action for the next step in their life.
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.
Yoga, the cessation of the mind. Creating stillness within, to have stillness without.
Cultivating awareness through a consistently conscious practice. The union of the masculine and feminine energies, the yang and yin, the inhale and exhale. These are just a few of the experiences I have had through yoga, and it is through those experiences that I now teach. Using the breath to dissolve habits, behaviours and traumas that no longer serve us – such gifts are we blessed with through the practice of yoga.
Student of the divine Aimee Bracks and beautiful Joti Gore. I invite you to come with me onto your mat, and enter into a journey to true self, to love, to the infinite bliss that is within us all.
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.
With a background in Contemporary Dance and Massage Therapy it is easy to see how Gabrielle fell in love with Yoga. After discovering Vinyasa Flow in 2010 she knew that her relationship with yoga would be a lifelong journey. Compelled to share this adventure with others, Gabrielle completed a Yoga teacher training in 2016 and has since been exploring the art of instruction in a variety of settings across Melbourne and Sri Lanka.
Gabrielle brings with her a wealth of knowledge in functional anatomy, embodiment practices, and experience supporting others on their wellness journey. She believes that the body is the vehicle for transformation and as such, aims to use insights gained through bodywork and dance to frame her instruction, guiding others into a deeper sense of embodiment and connection. Expect dynamic and holistic classes that will gently expose your edges in the spirit of self-discovery, play, and mindfulness.
QI GONG INSTRUCTOR
I have been involved in Qigong for over 25 years.
I started studying Qigong in 1992 with Grand Master Jack Lim and started teaching in 2010. In November 2011, I was given the title of Qigong Master by Jack Lim.
This journey has taken me to China on several occasions, in 1994, 2003, 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2017, where I studied and trained with several Masters and Grand Masters at some beautiful ancient Qi locations. I absorbed this beautiful Qi from Mt Tianshan, Mt Wudang and Purple Cloud Taoist Temple. Part of my study was at the Beijing Qigong hospital and Shanghai Qigong Institute.