All the teachers at Yogatime are mindful and very skilled, bringing their personalities to the practice and making each class a unique experience that will leave you feeling empowered and strong.
Wiebke’s classes are focused on the energy body, and the felt experience. She takes you on a journey to the deeper levels and layers of yoga, through breath and fluid flow. As she weaves in her wisdom of understanding the human spirit, mind and body, with her deep connection to the elements of the earth, Wiebke’s classes are designed to cultivate balance, stability and calmness in every level of your being. Drawing on her passion for Acu-energetics and Reiki, she blends in those healing modalities into her teachings as well.
Expect to move and breathe deeply as Wiebke guides you through your practice back to your authentic Self.
Izabela discovered yoga at 13 when she found herself in possession of an introductory yoga book and unknowingly found herself doing salutes to the sun. Already an avid meditator and Buddhist, it made sense. She kept the practice up at irregular intervals and in Australia got hooked on the heat and intensity of Bikram Yoga. It wasn’t until Izabela became a mum that she started to appreciate the philosophy, steadiness and strength of Hatha Yoga. With an MBA in marketing management and international business law mindset, it took Izabela a very long time to finally admit she wanted to ‘go rouge’ (to quote her mum) and follow her heart..
Izabela’s yoga training was at Prana Space in Rose Bay where she acquired skills in Yoga Therapy, Prenatal, Postnatal and Kids Yoga. Her qualifications include: Hatha Yoga (Prana Space 2013), Prenatal and Postnatal (Ana Davis Baby Bliss 2014), Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy (Elightened Events, 2016), Kids Yoga Teacher (Prana Space 2015) and Naturopath (2017), movement therapist and myotherapist
‘I love to read and I love to move, I do not like folding socks and emptying dishwasher. I love to enquire and explore, to find the edge and see if I can expand my capacity to exhale into whatever experience arises. I’m a student of life that likes to test the resilience a bit, I offer a nurturing space and facilitate the journey of discovery’.
Mark first discovered yoga in the 90s with his mum at a Body Balance gym class and liked how it calmed the mind and stretched the body. Mark’s practice has ebbed and flowed into a way of ‘being’ since then.
From trainings in Sydney at Samadhi and Sukha Mukha 200hr to ashrams in India at Sivananda Trivandrum and Osho Pune and intensive retreats with much-loved guru Clive Sheridan where the adventure toward consciousness has been transforming.
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” Hermes Trismegistus
Mark has also been studying astrology for almost two decades, holding lunar astrology workshops, and interweaves the cycles of the planets and seasons into his teachings. Mindfulness, acceptance, kindness, joy and the art of ‘sitting with’ are what he wishes to bring to his practice.
Holding kirtans in Sydney for the past 2 years has also been a personal and rewarding sadhana as a means to uplift the heart through this beautiful bhakti practice. Mindfulness, acceptance, kindness, joy and the art of ‘sitting with’ are what he wishes to bring to his practices he shares. He runs community Kirtan nights at Yogatime once a month so make sure you come along and check it out.
Dafna’s background in dance and performance initially led to her interest in yoga 12 years ago. Her decision to teach emerged as a natural progression from her dedication to meditation practice and resonance with the yogic teachings. She completed her initial training in the traditional Sivananda Hatha Yoga style in India and later undertook her Yin certification in her home-country of Australia. Apart from her regular application and teaching of yoga, Dafna is also a trained psychotherapist and facilitator of mindfulness and meditation practice. She has a broad range of experience running classes and workshops both locally and on international retreats, within corporate and educational settings, community agencies and in private practice.
As a practitioner, Dafna brings a holistic approach to her work with the goal of facilitating a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages deeper self-reflection, resilience and wisdom using mind-body practices that cultivate vital energy and physical capacity. She is a warm, personable and down-to-earth practitioner that delights in witnessing the positive effects that yoga has on her students’ lives both on and off the mat.
I found yoga in a time where I probably couldn’t run any faster, from one day into the other, trying to squeeze and fix as many things in my days as possible. Soon I began to realize that we are gifted with our highly intelligent bodies, our capacities and our ability to feel all these amazing things when we take time to pause and listen carefully. The more I practiced, the more I started to see and feel the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signals, shifts and changes in my body and I started to learn (and love) how to take care of myself. I now have a deeply rooted passion for sharing what I’ve learned with others, inspire others to practice self-enquiry and to live a conscious life. I’m always eager to keep developing and learn more, to inspire myself and others, to be self-aware and to nurture their physical and mental state of being.
Guiding a groups of students through a flow is one of the things I love the most, getting them to feel and drop into their bodies and to be curious to what’s happening internally. The intention is to create a good blend of slowed down movements, relaxation and challenging and strengthening poses to add some fun and boost focus and confidence!
Over the last 3 years I’ve trained with Johan Noorloos (Amsterdam), Nichole Walsh and Rod Galbraith (Sydney) and Truth Robinson (Sydney).
As a teacher, being able to share her knowledge, experiences and spirit with others is a gift that Tory is always grateful for. She wants her clients to feel supported and free to explore their body and mind in a space that is free from judgement and stress. A class with her might be strong or gentle or somewhere in between – she will challenge you to go deeper and she will offer modifications and plenty of support, where it’s required. Yoga should be accessible to all.
With a cheeky sense of humour bubbling below the surface, Tory teaches from her heart and lets the ebbs & flows of her own life & practice guide the practise she’s offering her students. If she’s unaware & blocked in her own body & life, how can she guide you to be more aware & open in yours?
With a penchant for many of life’s pleasures and the ability to burn the candle at both ends, yoga is her trusty equilibrium. Yoga encourages her to honour herself wholeheartedly, which is what keeps her connected to it.
After ten years practising and three teaching, Jo left her corporate career to teach full time and share the amazing benefits of yoga with others. She has trained in Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga and most recently Strala yoga with teachers including Nicole Walsh, Kathryn Budig and Tara Stiles. Yoga has enabled Jo to not only heal but understand herself better, which is something she is passionate about sharing on the mat.
Her classes are a fluid flow of breath and movement; playful and uplifting, with an undercurrent of strength for the mind and body.
Lis is an experienced and personable yoga and meditation teacher, facilitating regular workshops, courses and retreats locally and around the globe. She is fluent at making these ancient practices relatable to modern living and believes they’re invaluable life skills to access our most peaceful, innovative and loving self.
Her discovery of these techniques began over a decade ago as a way to manage stress and mental illness in the family. The resilience and calm she experienced from her regular practice naturally motivated her to delve into the knowledge and science of meditation. In 2007 she completed her Vedic Meditation Training with Thom Knoles in India and the USA.
After graduating as a Meditation teacher she moved to London and continued to study her other passion: Yoga. Influenced by the heat of Ashtanga, the alignment of Iyengar and the stillness of Yin, she completed a 240-hours Yoga Teacher Training.
Her popular yoga classes are creative and intelligently sequenced to progress practitioners in finding suppleness and strength through movement. Her teaching style integrates her love of biomechanics, consciousness and Ayurvedic medicine to inspire a holistic approach to wellness.
Since returning to her hometown of Bondi, she has also been involved in facilitating corporate leadership programs. Providing practical tools for stress management and emotional intelligence to enhance productivity and creativity in the workplace.