Teachers

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VIVIENNE O’BRIEN

Vivienne is the founder and director of Luna Yoga. She was introduced to yoga in 1990 on a small island in Thailand. After a week of early morning classes she intuitively knew that yoga would become a large part of her life. On returning home she discovered the Iyengar Yoga method. It offered her a complete yoga practice with vast challenges.

After completing her teacher training in 1998 she became a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Since opening the studio in 2000 she has gone on to attain a subsequent two levels of accreditation. Her eagerness to continue her understanding of yoga has taken her three times to Pune in India to study directly with the Iyengar family.

Vivienne feels that the more she practises, the more doors open to the challenge. This challenge is kept alive and exciting by working with her teacher Peter Thomson, one of Mr. Iyengar’s most senior teachers 

Vivienne is passionate to share her twenty five years of experience with her students. She values the Iyengar Yoga method of teaching for its clarity of instruction, its capacity for precision and its ongoing opportunity for exploration. She wishes to instil in her students an ‘affection for the practice’ so that over time they will enjoy the transformative nature the practice.

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GRAEME GEMMELL

Graeme comes from a back ground in martial arts in London for 12 years before fate and luck placed him on his yoga path. He has always been drawn to Eastern Philosophies and has traveled and practiced in India.

In 1996 he started practicing Iyengar Yoga, over this time he has kept a regular committed practice. He is a full time yoga teacher completing a Diploma of Health and Yoga in 2004 and has been accredited with his certification as an Iyengar Yoga teacher. Graeme has a doubtless conviction to yoga and truly believes that though its practice one can gain great benefits mentally and physically.

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RACHEL MULLIGAN

Rachel’s love of yoga started in Christchurch, New Zealand and followed her to London and then Melbourne. As a research scientist she was attracted to the “science” of Iyengar Yoga. Initially, the yoga asanas (poses) didn’t come naturally but when she started teacher training in 2004 she utilised the techniques that Mr Iyengar has given us (props, sequencing and timings) to experiment with her body.

She obtained her Iyengar Yoga certification in Oct 2009. She regularly trains with Senior Iyengar teachers in Australia and has studied with the Iyengars in Australia and at their institute in India.

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