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 three levels of accreditation to become a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. Her eagerness to continue her understanding of yoga has taken her many 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.



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.


Nicole’s childhood was filled with yoga and ballet. In her early adult life she was a professional costume maker and dancer before settling into the fashion industry. Her love for yoga was ignited in 1990 when she found Iyengar Yoga which she deeply values for its clarity and direction and the way it continues to open new doors for learning. Nicole is a qualified Shiatsu practitioner.

In 2019 Nicole completed her Yoga Teacher Training with senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Vivienne O’Brien received her accreditation as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in May 2021. 


Andrea had been practising yoga for many years when she discovered Iyengar yoga in 2010. She was immediately inspired by its approach to learning which emphasises alignment and experimentation. The Iyengar method gave her the tools to develop her yoga practice in preparation for an intense two-year teacher training program with senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Vivienne O’Brien. Andrea completed her training in 2019. She appreciates and enjoys the mental and physical benefits of a regular yoga practice and advocates a ‘jump in and try’ approach at any stage of life.


Michaella discovered Iyengar yoga nearly 20 years ago and was immediately drawn to the thoughtful practice with its combined evidence and spiritual basis. Michaella has a bendy body and found other yoga practices often ended in injury, where the Iyengar method taught her how to manage flexibility and still deepen her practice. Michaella completed her yoga teacher training with Vivienne O’Brien a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher, in 2021 and was accredited as an Iyengar yoga teacher in October 2023. In her other life, Michaella runs a digital health startup and a consulting firm.

Miin Yeo

Miin started yoga about 12 years ago to manage a lower back injury. Through her healing process, she came across Iyengar Yoga and started studying and later completed teacher training under Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher, Vivienne O'Brien. Miin is drawn to the methodology of the Iyengar tradition, and appreciates the challenges that motivates her practice. She continues to learn and attends retreats to deepen her personal practice. In her professional life, Miin is a finance manager in the digital space. Miin received her certification as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2022.