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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

YOGA 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.

JULIE BEAUMONT

JULIE BEAUMONT

YOGA TEACHER

“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.

PARAS YAZDANI

PARAS YAZDANI

YOGA TEACHER

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.”

LORINDA CHILDS

LORINDA CHILDS

YOGA TEACHER

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 FINCHER

EMILIE FINCHER

YOGA TEACHER

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.

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.

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!”

NALLY PILLAY

NALLY PILLAY

YOGA TEACHER

Yoga taught me simply how to breathe again, which was magic in itself. Through the breathwork, I discovered movement of the body. I noticed so much improvement in my mental and physical health, the benefits of which extended out to my everyday life. After trying many different types of yoga, I followed my passion to study traditional yoga right at the source it originated from in India where I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. I want to share that passion and knowledge with you. With yoga it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Inhale. Exhale.

With a focus on traditional yoga, body alignment, the breath connecting body and mind, you can expect a class that is not just a work out but a work in.

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.

JO LEONIDAS

JO LEONIDAS

YOGA TEACHER

Jo believes that Yoga has a different meaning to each individual, and it is her goal to help you connect with what it means for you. To help you connect with that part of yourself that brings you wisdom, energy, strength, healing, and peace; physically and internally.
Jo has spinal injuries herself, and whilst they aren’t ideal, they have been a great tool to helping understand what works and what doesn’t for her students injuries. Her classes are slow, and compassionate, paying attention to safe alignment, and incorperating Yogic philosophy into the intention of the class.
CARMELA RODDA

CARMELA RODDA

YOGA TEACHER

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.

BREANNA MANN

BREANNA MANN

YOGA TEACHER

In 2017 I relocated to the Sunshine Coast to study my Yoga Teacher Training. Those six months were the most transformative of my life, in large part to my consistent meditation practice – I healed pain preventing me from moving forward, I learnt how to calm my mind, I returned to play & joy and I remembered how to JUST BE. I receive an incredible amount of wisdom from the practice of yoga that enables me to transform on and off the mat, and it is this wisdom that I feel honoured to impart. I believe that if you allow it to be, your yoga & meditation practice can be a place of true self-compassion and powerful transformation beyond the mat.

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