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.